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Eating the Past: The cafés of Pittsburgh

A plate of homemade fried pierogies with a green garnish.
Three Points Kitchen

On this episode, host Jamie Sanders dives into Pennsylvania, with a particular focus on Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is full of neighborhoods that were settled by immigrants from different countries, with their own bars or "cafés." It was in one of these cafés that Jamie discovered pierogies.

Jamie Sanders is a historian of Latin America at Utah State and his family’s cook. He grew up in the rural South and loves its regional cuisine, but a study abroad trip to the Yucatán when he was a teenager really awakened him to international food culture.