Best Culinary History podcasts we could find (Updated September 2019)
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Proof
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We tell the weird and surprising and funny backstories around food and drink. The tales we haven’t all heard yet, the ones that have been lost, the under-told. This is not a recipe show. And this is not a show about celebrity chefs or what they like to eat. Proof goes beyond recipes and cooking to investigate the foods we love (tiki drinks) and don't love (the grain bowl); ask the big questions (where do food cravings come from?); and uncover the hidden backstories that feed your food-obsess ...
 
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This is a show about early American history. Awarded Best History Podcast by the Academy of Podcasters in 2017, it’s for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Each episode features conversations with professional historians who help shed light on important people and events in early American history. It is produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
 
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A Taste of the Past
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Linda Pelaccio, a culinary historian, takes a weekly journey through the history of food on A Taste of the Past. Tune in for interviews with authors, scholars and culinary chroniclers who discuss food culture from ancient Mesopotamia and Rome to the grazing tables and deli counters of today. Each week Linda explores the lively link between food cultures of the present and past.
 
Wine, spirits, and beer have always been a part of life and culture. Yolanda Shoshana, culinary historian & edutainer, shares insights about wine, spirits, and lifestyle. Whether you want to step up your wine/spirit game, want some booze history, or the latest food 411 this podcast is for you! C'est si bon!
 
Created by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, Inside Julia’s Kitchen is your window into the Foundation’s world. Through our podcast, you’ll meet the bright lights of today’s food world, from the organizations the Foundation supports and works with to further Julia’s legacy to individuals at the forefront of cooking, culinary history, and food writing. We’ll be talking to those who are shaping the way we eat, cook and think about food, just as Julia did by invit ...
 
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Japan Eats!
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What is Japanese food? Sushi? Ramen? Kaiseki? What about Izakaya? What exactly are they? Akiko Katayama, a Japanese native, New York-based food writer and director of the New York Japanese Culinary Academy, will tell you all about the real Japanese food and food culture. Her guests will range from a sake producer whose family has centuries of sake-making history, to a great American chef who pushes the envelope of Japanese cuisine. Japanese cuisine is demystified here!
 
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Savor
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Savor digs into how people live and how they eat – and why. Hosts Anney Reese and Lauren Vogelbaum interview the culinary creators and consumers of the world, exploring the science, history, and culture of food and drink, all with a key question in mind: Why do we like what we like, and how can we find more of those things?
 
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The Feast
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The Feast presents delectable stories from the dining tables of history. Every two weeks, we immerse you in the sights, sounds, & tastes of a meal from the past. Make bread with medieval monks; share a martini with Churchill. Find out what wars were won & which kingdoms were lost, all for the sake of a good meal. Email suggestions for shows to thefeast@thefeastpodcast.org
 
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TASTE Daily
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If you're a fan of home cooking, deep dives into culinary history, and emerging topics in today’s quickly moving food culture, TASTE Daily is a must-listen. Home to the popular series TASTE Food Questions, as well as essays, travel features, interviews, and deeply reported narrative non-fiction published on TASTE. Produced by Max Falkowitz, Anna Hezel, and Matt Rodbard.
 
A food history and cooking comedy podcast. John presents Rebecca one culinary item per show while giving it's history and crazy facts (Rebecca doesn't know the topic beforehand). It's funny, instructional and sometimes (most of the time) gross. Based out of Baltimore MD.
 
A food history and cooking comedy podcast. John presents Rebecca one culinary item per show while giving it's history and trivia (Rebecca doesn't know the topic beforehand). It's funny, instructional and sometimes (most of the time) gross. Based in Baltimore MD.
 
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As It Was
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Colorful vignettes dedicated to the regional history of Southern Oregon and Northern California. As It Was is an all volunteer effort -- produced by Raymond Scully and narrated by Shirley Patton in partnership with writers from the Southern Oregon Historical Society . I f you have a writing background and would like to submit an As It Was essay for consideration, email your written piece to mrkrt@ashlandhome.net. A collection of As It Was essays is available in a high-quality paperback book ...
 
Tom Wilmer’s Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast, recorded live on-location across America and around the world- showcases the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine and spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts. We cover nouns and verbs—people, places, things, and action—everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls, and interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic. His feature, recorded live at Harland & Wolfe Shipyards in Belfast Northern Ireland, celebrat ...
 
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Plated Earth
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Food, Wellness & Fitness
 
OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur's. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur's and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM.
 
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Gola
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Gola is a podcast from food journalist Katie Parla and culinary historian Dr. Danielle Callegari about Italian food and how it connects to history, culture and society. Listen as Katie and Danielle break down the finer points of Italian food, culture, and Italian food culture. They'll take you along for the ride as they talk about buffalo mozzarella, 'nduja, nucillo (a.k.a. nocino) and more! Don't be scared if the subject of medieval witchcraft comes up. Go with it! Contact Katie and Daniell ...
 
Since 1930, Reading's landmark, the Abraham Lincoln, has hosted the area's finest upscale galas, banquets and wedding celebrations in the area's grandest structure. Today, Abe's carries on this iconic tradition blending historic charm, specialty culinary offerings, with the finest reception venues for corporate, professional, or family events.
 
Hello Hungry Hordes! Welcome to Something About Food? Diverse guests join culinary nerd Chef Chris Clarke to discuss their personal relationship with food and the tasty, memorable and outright ridiculous things they’ve eaten. Everyone is invited to the table!
 
For California Foodways, reporter Lisa Morehouse spends a lot of time in her car. She’s on a kind of mission: to travel to every county in the state, finding stories about food, agriculture, and -- most importantly -- the people that make both possible.
 
Hungry Squared is a free and clean weekly audio podcast about the nerdy side of food. We're talking about food history, food design, and food science. Plus, we're solving your relationship problems as they relate to food in our segment called Food Fight. Let's taco 'bout it!
 
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Right Trac Detroit
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Maybe you left Detroit and want to know how its doing or your curious if the rumors are true. Either way this is what the people are saying about Detroit. Each week we have interesting and inspiring conversations with Detroiter's getting to know the city from the people that live there. Monday's or RTDMM (Right Trac Detroit Muisc Monday's) We speak with local musicians about their journey and check out 2 of their songs. Thursday's we write verbal history by speaking with the people in Detroi ...
 
Menu Stories is a multimedia collection of stories about the people and restaurants behind the food we love. Starting with the San Francisco restaurant community, Rebecca Goberstein gets the rare opportunity to interview the chefs, restaurateurs, deli shop owners, and food makers to learn more about who they are, their inspirations, and their motivations. Visit Menu Stories (http://menustories.com) to uncover the stories behind these culinary artists and small business owners who feed and nu ...
 
A narrowly focused window into a town with a questionable history, amazing food, and a cult-church that might take your head off. This is an audio postcard delivered on the 15 of every month. Introducing Steve and Lucy, the two newest residents of the Boulder CO area's up and coming-est revitalized towns with a unique, and possibly ominous background. Sit back and enjoy as our protagonists regale you with reviews of unique restaurants, reports of anomalous geological shifts, and tales of sec ...
 
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Tempest Tossed
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Conversations on immigration and refugees that go beyond the predictable soundbites. Join Alex Aleinikoff and guests for in-depth discussions on what's happening on the ground and how to understand current policy debates.
 
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Feast Meets West
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Feast Meets West is a celebration of Asian culture through the lens of food. We are a platform for socializing the diversity of the Asian experience, sharing the history of iconic dishes to the underrepresented foods, and amplifying the voices of the passionate people in the world of Asian food. To learn more, visit www.feastmeetswest.com.
 
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Veer Queer
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Veer Queer is an all inclusive LGBTQ+ podcast based out of Houston, TX about local and national issues affecting our community, hosted by Endesha Haynes and Julien Gomez and moderated by Mai Ha.
 
A Brief History of Food is a collection of essays, stories, and recipes of America’s culinary classics, written and told by Karen Miller.
 
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1910LIFESTYLE
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Steve Hogwood from Tucker Down Under explores the history of food in this little country on the bottom of the world, called Australia. Here we we travel back through time and meet the original Australian's, the first settlers, squatters, diggers, swaggies, farmers, the politics of food and the unsung heroes of the bush, oh, and have a few laughs on the way...
 
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The Gastro Nerd
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Julianne Feder, food nerd extraordinaire, gives you detailed backgrounds on everyday and exotic ingredients, along with unique stories about each one. Listen for simple recipes, consumer tips, interviews with some of the world's most notable chefs, and learn why each ingredient is a culinary treasure.
 
Pass the Chipotle is a podcast produced and presented by Rocio Carvajal food history writer, cook and author, this show will take you to discover the edible treasures of Mexico’s gastronomic traditions with stories and interviews with cooks, authors and entrepreneurs. It will change the way you think about Mexican food, cooking and eating guaranteed! Rocio uses great storytelling to build bridges of dialogue and understanding across cultures, which is why the show has something to offer to a ...
 
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Coarse Ground
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New Orleans own media icon Wild Wayne explores culture, cuisine and lifestyle in NOLA and beyond with co-pilot Shawn Royal
 
Created by LA Weekly food editor Katherine Spiers, this food anthropology podcast uncovers the history of the world's best culinary creations. Every episode, hosted by Spiers and Erin Mosbaugh, will focus on one particular dish: Katherine explains how, when, and why it was created, and Erin tells you where to get the best versions of it now.
 
American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons, was the first known cookbook written by an American, published in 1796. Until this time, the cookbooks printed and used in what became the United States were British cookbooks, so the importance of this book is obvious to American culinary history, and more generally, to the history of America. The full title of this book was: American Cookery, or the art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables, and the best modes of making pastes, puffs, pies, ...
 
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The Actor's Diet
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The Actor's Diet podcast is an audio extension of actor/filmmaker Lynn Chen's award-winning food blog. In each episode, Lynn chats with people in her community - artists and foodies - about their history with eating, body image, and current culinary obsessions.
 
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Virginia Conversations is our live weekly program broadcasting from the mountains of Southwestern Virginia to the shores of Tidewater. The issues-oriented one-hour program is produced by Virginia Public Radio and focuses on timely topics of statewide interest. The program features interviews with studio guests and take calls from listeners.
 
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The Dark Side of Peach HistoryPresented by Chef Belinda Smith-Sullivan, Author, Just PeachyWho among us does not like peaches? In fact, most will proclaim that they “love” the stone fruit. Peaches are the most cherished fruit of the South; and the third most popular fruit in our country.Join us as Chef Belinda takes us along on her journey to w ...…
 
Rocket scientist AND Pitmaster, Dr. Howard Conyers talks culinary history, grilling whole cows and value of education We kick off season 2 of the Wild WayneUnchained podcast AND recently ranked #3 in the WORLD! We salute all the people that have listened, downloaded, liked, commented, and spread the word about our pod! Our latest episode featur ...…
 
Is it really possible to turn a legendary smoked whole hog into a recipe that home cooks—not just experienced pitmasters—can make at home?
 
There’s nothing better than a beer carnival honoring the king’s marriage to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
 
This simple Brazilian cocktail – just lime, sugar, cachaça (a sugarcane juice liquor), and ice – has a complex history. Anney and Lauren dip into the stories behind the caipirinha. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio.
 
Whether it’s slices of apples and pears left out for you after classes, wedges of oranges fed to you when you’re feeling under the weather, or just a bowl of painstakingly peeled grapes left on your desk as you’re cramming for an exam, it’s all love.
 
Limestone mined from the side of Marble Mountain in Wilderville, Ore., kept a Gold Hill cement factory supplied with some 3.6 million tons of ore between 1917 and 1967.By John Ahlstrom.
 
This week John covers one of his favorite topics: cookbooks. After some food news John gets into the history of cookbooks, the types of cookbooks and then wraps it up with a list of his favorite cookbooks from his own personal collection. Thanks for listening!By Learn about food and cooking with John Houser III & Rebecca Madariaga.
 
This week John covers one of his favorite topics: cookbooks. After some food news John gets into the history of cookbooks, the types of cookbooks and then wraps it up with a list of his favorite cookbooks from his own personal collection. Thanks for listening!
 
Life was an adventure for Charlotte Rose Henry as a child in Cottonwood, Calif. Her parents, Leland and Gladys Cunningham Rose, both born in 1898, were hardworking, but never stopped having fun.By Gail Fiorini-Jenner.
 
On Sept. 9, 1942, Japanese pilot Nobuo Fujita dropped incendiary bombs near the town of Brookings, Ore.By Laurel Gerkman.
 
On the latest episode of Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin speaks with Roger Berkowitz, President and CEO of Legal Sea Foods. Todd and Roger take a deep-sea dive into sustainable seafood and the secrets to success in building a storied restaurant brand. Plus, Roger shares his Julia Moment. Inside Julia's Kitchen is powered by Simplecast.…
 
Why Europe goes crazy for the sun-deprived veal of the vegetable world
 
Agriculture is one of Louisiana's major industries. But while we know a lot about the rice, sugar cane and cattle farms around the state, there are other types of farms and aspects of farming you may not be so familiar with. For example, bees and crickets!David Fluker is a second gerneration cricket farmer. David owns and operates Fluker Farms, ...…
 
In these bonus episodes, we try to answer your weird food questions. This week: What are the weirdest things US presidents ate?
 
The rich inks that squid and cuttlefish produce for self-defense make striking food colorings and flavorings. Anney and Lauren dive into the deep, slightly obscured history and science of cephalopod ink. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio.
 
When it comes to salad greens, a kiss of heat can be a good thing.
 
Hungry for more food podcasts while the Feast is on season break? Try Green Eggs & Dan, a new podcast from The Podglomerate. Taking a new look at “you are what you eat,” comedian Dan Ahdoot brings listeners in on conversations about food, life, and more, with some of his most entertaining friends. Not your typical, holier-than-thou food show, G ...…
 
Hungry for more food podcasts while the Feast is on season break? Try Green Eggs & Dan, a new podcast from The Podglomerate. Taking a new look at “you are what you eat,” comedian Dan Ahdoot brings listeners in on conversations about food, life, and more, with some of his most entertaining friends. Not your typical, holier-than-thou food show, G ...…
 
Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Nashville, Tennessee, where he visits with the Governor’s Commissioner for Tourist Development Mark Ezell . His primary mission is to empower 16 of Tennessee’s rural, distressed communities through development of private enterprise tourism attractions and events. Ezell says the former Brushy Mountain State ...…
 
Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Nashville, Tennessee, where he visits with the Governor’s Commissioner for Tourist Development Mark Ezell . His primary mission is to empower 16 of Tennessee’s rural, distressed communities through development of private enterprise tourism attractions and events. Ezell says the former Brushy Mountain State ...…
 
Chef Diana Dávila is the Executive Chef and Owner of Mi Tocaya Antojería in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. The witchcraft that Chef Diana Dávila works with her recipes and food is her way of honoring the women who came before her. She talks me about how she learned from her Mexican ancestors, the strength it takes to run a successful kitc ...…
 
You never forget the sweet taste of your first surprise duck egg inside.
 
Cannery fish wars came to a head in August 1916 with a fight in the middle of the Rogue River.By Lynda Demsher.
 
Bread Guru’s Never-Ending Quest for the Perfect PizzaPresented byPeter ReinhartChef, Author, TeacherPeter Reinhart has been writing, blogging, and video chronicling his ongoing search for pizza excellence for many years. His quest reveals more than just pizza tips and tricks but also valuable life lessons that this former monk continually share ...…
 
Who gets to be a citizen of the United States? How does the United States define who belongs to the nation? Early Americans asked and grappled with these questions during the earliest days of the early republic. Martha S. Jones is a Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and a former public interest litigator. Using details from her b ...…
 
Our guest is Sylvain Huet who is one of the few Japanese sake experts in France. He is also the first French Sake Samurai, which is appointed by The Japan Sake Brewers Association Junior Council. Sylvain is also the organizer of on of the biggest sake events in the world Salon du Sake held annually in Paris. In this episode, we will discuss Syl ...…
 
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All hail the pizza world’s latest obsession. It’s giving Americans permission to celebrate the puffy, crispy, abundantly cheesy pies some of us have loved all along.
 
The Rogue Valley population more than doubled between 1942 and 1945, mainly due to construction and opening of the Camp White army training base east of Medford, Ore. The valley experienced an acute shortage of workers.By Alice Mullaly.
 
How cooking convenience became a product of accidental necessity.
 
Food waste is a global problem, but most of it happens locally — in our homes. Anney and Lauren chat with food historian Dr. Julia Skinner about fun and tasty ways to prevent waste and preserve abundance. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio.
 
Queen Elizabeth’s favorite dessert is so easy, it doesn’t even involve baking.
 
The incidental origins of a Québécois classic: stuff that tastes good with other stuff.
 
Here’s how to make a batch of the bagel’s best friend.
 
This week Katie and Danielle answer handle questions from their dedicated golosi--that's right, it's a mailbag episode! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gola/support
 
The combination of heavy snow in the mountains followed by warm rains sporadically brings serious flooding to Southern Oregon and Northern California valleys.By Kernan Turner.
 
John and Rebecca get slippery this week about cooking oil. The focus this week is more on plant-based oils. We cover the different types of plant oils, what smoke points are, how peanut oil became popular in america and the ways oils are extracted from plant material. We also cover some weird stories up top in our food news section. Thanks for ...…
 
John and Rebecca get slippery this week about cooking oil. The focus this week is more on plant-based oils. We cover the different types of plant oils, what smoke points are, how peanut oil became popular in america and the ways oils are extracted from plant material. We also cover some weird stories up top in our food news section. Thanks for ...…
 
Correspondent Tom Wilmer and Craig Trost, Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s communications director, explore distinctive destinations and activities around the state, such as the Great River Road along the Mississippi, Milwaukee’s Harley Davidson Museum , Madison’s Children’s Museum and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail .…
 
Correspondent Tom Wilmer and Craig Trost, Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s communications director, explore distinctive destinations and activities around the state, such as the Great River Road along the Mississippi, Milwaukee’s Harley Davidson Museum , Madison’s Children’s Museum and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail .…
 
Aaron Franklin has shifted his passion for barbecue to steak, and he has some strong opinions to share in a new cookbook.
 
A missionary, the Rev. Moses Allen Williams, came to the gold-mining town of Jacksonville, Ore., in 1857 to establish the first Jackson County Presbyterian Church. He also served as the Jackson County school superintendent from 1862 to 1866.By Alice Mullaly.
 
In politics there are the kings, and then there are the king makers political consultants who are the power behind the power. In business, it s not that different. There are the companies, and then there are the consultants, experts and industry associations who lobby on their behalf, help them shape their image, and guide them through crises w ...…
 
In these bonus episodes, we try to answer your weird food questions. This week: If you flung a cookie dough ball into space, how long until it bakes into a cookie?
 
There are countless dishes that you should be adding miso to beyond the omnipresent soup! Maiko Kyogoku and Emily Yuen, the dynamic duo behind Bessou, join us in the studio to tell us about all the different miso varietals and how to use them so you can add more umami magic to your life. Feast Meets West is powered by Simplecast.…
 
This leafy green has a peppery bite – that ‘hot’ nature is likely responsible for its long history of being regarded as an aphrodisiac. Anney and Lauren explore the history and science of arugula (also known as rocket). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio.
 
Janesville is situated in southcentral Wisconsin, not too far from the Illinois border. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for an exploration of things to do and see in the region. Visits include the MacFarlane Pheasant farm and the circa-1857 Lincoln-Tallman House perched on a hilltop in downtown Janesville. The Milton House Museum, about ten miles ...…
 
Janesville is situated in southcentral Wisconsin, not too far from the Illinois border. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for an exploration of things to do and see in the region. Visits include the MacFarlane Pheasant farm and the circa-1857 Lincoln-Tallman House perched on a hilltop in downtown Janesville. The Milton House Museum, about ten miles ...…
 
People said Dale Ross could run like a deer.By Valerie Ing.
 
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