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First Aired - 01/16/2014 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on A Taste of the Past, Linda Pelaccio welcomes guest Gustavo Arellano to discus the history of the taco. Gustavo is the author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, an editor at OC weekly, and a contributing editor to the LA Times. Linda and Gustavo discuss the evolution of the meal we now know as the taco, and how the taco differs around the U.S. This show has been sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. Thanks to Pamela Royal.

"There's a time for every taco and a season for every torta." [12:35]

Gustavo Arellano on A Taste of the Past


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First Aired - 03/15/2012 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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How do you indigenize a food? What are the hummus wars? Tune in to a food identity themed episode of A Taste of the Past as Linda Pelaccio chats with Ari Ariel, Assistant Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU. Tune in to learn how cuisine is shared and sometimes protected in different countries and cultures. Learn what makes a dish "authentic" and how hummus has caused such a fuss between nations. This program was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

"Migration provokes changes in foodways."

"I think in America we all understand that nothing is truly authentic."

"The word hummus is just the Arab word for chick pea, it has nothing to do with preparation."

--Ari Ariel, Assistant Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU on A Taste of the Past


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First Aired - 06/12/2011 02:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Mike & Judy Show, Mike Edision & Judy McGuire continue their conversation about ghostwriting with authors Keith Eliot Greenberg and Valerie Frankel. Tune in to hear stories about Joan Rivers and her plastic surgeries, and why James Frey is so despicable. This episode was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.


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