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First Aired - 08/18/2011 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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What do beat, bean, and leek all have in common with each other? Find out on this week's episode A Taste of The Past where Linda goes into the history of food and culinary etymology with Ina Lipkowitz teacher of English literature and Biblical Studies at MIT and author of Words to Eat By. Discover the semantic shift in the word meat, the influence of the ancient Romans on plant breeds, and how much religious symbolism is based off food. Listen and become aware about how much food words have an impact on us. This episode is sponsored by The Hearst Ranch.

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First Aired - 02/01/2012 11:00AM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell Davis sits down and chats with Ashley Kosiak, Amy Rosenthal and Nathaniel Coburn, three Masters Candidates in Food Studies at NYU. They talk about what brought them to the academic side of food and what they expect to get out of the program. Learn what makes New York a unique place to study food and how a holistic understanding of our food system trumps all other approaches. Whether you're about to graduate or considering applying, everybody can learn something from this episode. This program was sponsored by White Oak Pastures.

"I went in wanting to study food and culture..a lot people go in and change their interests. It can be difficult. There's a lot of really interesting stuff out there."

"Saying "buy local" is not a feasible goal for the long term."

"New York is a great place to study the food systems issue. There are all these people on an island that manage to eat every day. It's a great laboratory to study [food system] models."

--Amy Rosenthal on Taste Matters

"My goal would be uniting culture and sustainability."

--Ashley Kosiak on Taste Matters

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First Aired - 06/22/2010 03:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Food Seen Michael spoke to Charlotte Druckman, freelance journalist and contributor to the NYTimes's T Magazine. The duo spoke on everything from art history to boutique NYC ice cream, and talked about the relationship between nationalism

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