Food for Thought

July 13, 2014

What we eat can often say a lot about us. But why do we consider certain foods more appealing than others? In this hour, we look a the trends and tastemakers who shape our feelings about food.

  1. The Buzz Behind Food Trends

    How do foods become trendy seemingly overnight? Journalist David Sax tracked the origins of a variety of food fads for his book, "The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy For Cupcakes But Fed Up With Fondue."

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  2. Sonic Sidebar: Food Preferences

    When it comes to food, everyone seems to have an opinion. Producer Rehman Tungekar set out to gather some thoughts on what makes a good meal during a recent visit to Chicago’s Windy City Ribfest.

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  3. Julia Child and the Love of Cooking

    Legendary Knopf editor Judith Jones reflects on Julia Child and her influence on cooking in the U.S. She writes about their friendship In her own memoir, "The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food.”

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  4. Food Anxieties

    Why do certain foods fall out of favor? Aaron Bobrow-Strain tracked the rise and fall of white bread for a book on the subject. He believes our anxieties about food often reflect larger social questions.

     

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  5. BookMark: Mishy Harman

    Mishy Harman recommends "A Tale of Love and Darkness" by Amos Oz.

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  6. On Our Minds: Jerusalem

    With tensions flaring up in the Middle East this week, we're thinking about the city of Jerusalem and the role it plays in inspiring religious fervor and conflict. Boston Globe Columnist James Carroll writes about it in his book, "Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World."

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