Just as it sounds, Taste of the Past, an online radio program hosted by Linda Pelaccio, offers readers a taste of history each week—just my kind of thing! Some recent topics have included grains, milk, even sake, as well as Julia Child’s upcoming birthday. Julia would be turning 100 August 15th, if she were still here. More on that to come later, I’m sure!

Linda was a wonderful interviewer, and here’s what we discussed.