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Eating the Past: Fried seafood from Florida

Fish frying in oil.

On this week's episode, host Jamie Sanders returns to his home state, Florida, to discuss its cuisine and food history. From fried chicken to boiled peanuts, Florida has a rich culture around food. But one thing stands out: fried seafood.

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.