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Mediterranean cuisine, olive oil, and food writing are the topics of the day on A Taste of the Past! Linda Pelaccio is joined in the studio by food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins. Nancy has written for The New York Times, and is the author of books such as The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, The Essential Mediterranean, and an upcoming untitled book about olive oil. Hear how Mediterranean food changes from region to region, and learn why authenticity in food and food writing is so nebulous. Listen in to hear about Nancy's upcoming olive oil excursion, and how to determine olive oil quality. What food cultures excite Nancy? Visit Nancy's website, and find out on this week's installment of A Taste of the Past! This episode has been sponsored by 360 Cookware.

"What I resent more than anything else are people who go to a place and spend three weeks, and grab a bunch of recipes, and go home to write about it or set themselves up as an expert. [20:00]

"One of the worst things that has happened in the world of food media has been the entrance of the blogger." [22:00]

-- Nancy Harmon Jenkins on A Taste of the Past


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On a special off-site edition of WORD OF MOUTH, host Leiti Hsu chats with Michael Tusk, Executive chef and owner of Quince and Cotogna restaurants in San Francisco. Michael shares his culinary story - form childhood to current day - as he recalls apprenticeships, early eating memories and the changes he's seen in the food world over the course of his illustrious career. Michael is known for his refined and modern approach to both Italian and French regional cuisine and he shares some of the influences that inspire him in the kitchen. Tune in and get a closer look at one of the best chefs working on the West Coast! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

"In order to be a chef, you really need to love food." [28:00]

"I've always respected raw products, materia prima - where things are from." [41:00]

--Michael Tusk on WORD OF MOUTH


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From food culture in 800BCE to the present day, this week's episode of A Taste of the Past will take you there. With the help of New School professor of food studies, Fabio Parasecoli, host Linda Pelaccio takes you on a world tour of food globalization throughout major world time periods. Parasecoli, who has also edited an encyclopedic 6-volume tome on the subject-- A Cultural History of Food-- discusses the rise of food scholarship in major learning institutes around the world as well how food, not just eating, is taking an ever-expanding presence in every aspect of daily life. This episode is sponsored by Fairway Market

"Food has become very important in social and political debates. So my question is were those debates already there at the Roman times, what happened in the middle ages? For example, is the family meal really an institution or did we create it 100 years ago and we just pretend its been there forever?"

--Fabio Parasecoli on A Taste of the Past


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