Gastropod: What America *Could* Taste Like

And we’re back!

It’s time for your fortnightly dose of Gastropod. This is our first sound “bite”—a mini-programme to tide you over between our monthly in-depth episodes. In it, my co-host, Cynthia Graber, and I discuss two of the most interesting food history and science stories we’ve come across recently.

This week is all about the ignored, overlooked, and (maybe) future foods and flavors of America.

We’ll introduce you to the scientists using DNA sequencing to help them perform the very ancient human activity of crop domestication, and to a writer fighting to save Alaska’s most abundant and sustainable fishery.

By the end of our conversation, we expect you’ll want to swap that all-American burger and fries for some wild salmon and mashed potato beans. (Don’t worry, you can still have a chocolate-chip cookie for dessert—in fact, it will be the ur-chocolate-chip cookie.)

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  1. Posted October 26, 2014 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    Wonderful podcast! Thanks!

  2. Posted October 2, 2014 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Thank you! This is just a short interlude/update thing, but I hope you enjoy it too.

  3. Posted October 2, 2014 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    NICE! I loved the first episode, am excited to listen to this one while I draw today.

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