Food History

In honor of the Thanksgiving season, join us for a limited Community Spotlight series on Oral Food History Projects, produced by students from the University of Arkansas' Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness.

Today Pete talks with student Talon Cook about the kind of foods that his grandfather ate growing up on their family farm in Oklahoma.  Talon's grandfather describes changes in consumption practices and the different types of foods that are available today due to mass production and globalization. 

In honor of the Thanksgiving season, join us for a limited Community Spotlight series on Oral Food History Projects, produced by students from the University of Arkansas' Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness.

Today Pete talks with student Marcela Marqueda about her grandmother's experience growing up in the isolated backwoods of Northwest Arkansas during the 1950s.  Marcela describes what is lost, as well as what is gained, from the evolution of agricultural and consumption practices that we experience today. 

In honor of the Thanksgiving season, join us for a limited Community Spotlight series on Oral Food History Projects, produced by students from the University of Arkansas' Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness.

Today Pete talks with student Conner Lunsford about an interview with his grandmother. Conner describes what poultry farming looked like in the 1950s and 1960s, and how American consumption practices have changed over the decades. 

Stay tuned for more installations of the Oral Food History series.