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First Aired - 03/19/2014 11:00AM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell talks to Hasia Diner, Author and Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History at NYU , about the foodways of Irish, Italian, and Jewish immigrants. This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Today's music provided by Obey City.

"While there certainly are elements in every culture that want to police the boundaries of their food system, one might say the fact that human beings can look into each others pots and say "That smells good, I'd like to try it" is in some ways one of the more positive interactions and that it paves the way for cooperation between people." [24:50]

--Hasia Diner on Taste Matters


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First Aired - 04/16/2014 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning public television host, a best‐selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Lidia has married her two passions in life – her family and food, to create multiple culinary endeavors alongside her two children, Joseph and Tanya. Lidia’s cookbooks include Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes, Lidia’s Italy in America, Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy, and Lidia’s Italy—all companion books to the three‐time Emmy‐nominated television series Lidia’s Kitchen, Lidia’s Italy in America and Lidia’s Italy. Lidia is the chef/owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants ‐ Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto, as well as Lidia’s Pittsburgh and Lidia’s Kansas City. She is also founder and president of Tavola Productions, an entertainment company that produces high‐quality broadcast productions. Along with her son, Joe Bastianich, Mario Batali, and Oscar Farinetti, the team opened Eataly, the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in New York City. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market

"Cooking is a science - the actual act of throwing things over the fire is a chemical reaction." [09:00]

"Prepare yourself - be prepared. Practice, work as hard as you can, then go out there and do the best that you can." [20:00]

--Lidia Bastianich on Chef's Story


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First Aired - 02/09/2014 03:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Morning After, Sari invites Brendan Spiro, project lead at Play at the Museum of Sex, to discuss how he created the restaurant's drink menu. After the break, Sari speaks with Jennifer Berg from the Food Studies masters program at NYU, about what food studies is, as well as how the program has developed. This program has been sponsored by Roberta's. Thanks to SLEEPiES for today's music.

"When processed food came in it was like a panacea, it was really exciting." [22:40]

"Now it's very hip to recreate anything ethnic." [42:15]

Jennifer Berg on The Morning After


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