Episode 249: A History of Candy

September 4, 2004
Listen: A History of Candy

This week it's all about sweets. We'll take a look at the great candy civilizations—ancient India and Persia—and their contribution to our modern day sweet tooth. Our guest is Tim Richardson, author of Sweets: A History of Candy.

The Sterns are in Charlevoix, Michigan where Jane says she ate the pancake of her life at Juilleret's.

Cook and author Sally Schneider was inspired by Alice B. Toklas and the honey bee to create a luscious Nougat Ice Cream. Then screenwriter Bix Skahill brings us his unique take on sugar and family dysfunction.

Food critic David Rosengarten returns with his picks of hard ciders, and Lynne talks with Arnold Carbone, head of what they call "Bizarre and D" and Ben & Jerry's.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • September 6, 2003 (originally aired)

  • September 4, 2004 (rebroadcast)