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Meant to be Eaten looks at cross-cultural exchange in food and contemporary media. What determines “authenticity”? What, if anything, gets lost in translation when cooking foods from another’s culture? First-generation Chinese host, Coral Lee, looks at how American culture figures forth in less-than mainstream ways, in less-than expected places.

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Meant to be Eaten looks at cross-cultural exchange in food and contemporary media. What determines “authenticity”? What, if anything, gets lost in translation when cooking foods from another’s culture? First-generation Chinese host, Coral Lee, looks at how American culture figures forth in less-than mainstream ways, in less-than expected places.

    The Food and COVID-19 NYC Archive: Mapping the Pandemic’s Effect on Food in Real Time

    The Food and COVID-19 NYC Archive: Mapping the Pandemic’s Effect on Food in Real Time

    This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies, guest hosted by Gastronomica editorial collective member Jaclyn Rohel. 

    Amy Bentley and Stephanie Borkowsky discuss The Food and COVID-19 NYC Archive, which documents the ongoing changes to New York City's food system during the pandemic. Their article, which appears in the current issue’s special section on COVID Dispatches from around the world, explores the origins and evolution of the project and includes excerpts and photos from the archive. Visit the collection at: https://wp.nyu.edu/foodandcovid19/ 
     
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    • 34 min
    Taste as Governor: Soy Sauce in Late Chosŏn and Colonial Korea

    Taste as Governor: Soy Sauce in Late Chosŏn and Colonial Korea

    This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies , guest hosted by Gastronomica editorial collective member Krishnendu Ray.

    Kyoungjin Bae, as part of a Gastronomica round table on Taste and Technology in East Asia, explores the production and consumption of soy sauce in Korea from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Although the transformation of Korean soy sauce's identity in the 20th century is usually attributed to industrialization, Bae discovered a shift in the way ordinary people interacted with soy sauce. Soy sauce, in the early modern period, was home brewed. In colonial times (1910-1945), due to an influx of Japanese commodities in Korean market, consumers increasingly relied on their tastes to evaluate soy sauce and guide their choices among industrialized products. This, in turn, transformed conceptions of the taste of soy sauce and its identity.

    • 33 min
    Mexicans in Chicago

    Mexicans in Chicago

    This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica. This episode offers new understandings of the food desert. In  the case of Mexican Chicago, the imageries of food desert is inadequate. Drawing on unique ethnographic work — interviews with ordinary Chicago residents of Mexican origin —  residents highlight access stores that cater to a wide variety of eaters. Guest host and Gastronomica editorial collective member Dan Bender discusses with Coline Ferrant new ways of studying food access and acquisition among Mexican first- and second-generation immigrants in Chicago. For 30% off a single-print issue, use promo code GASTROAUG2020 at checkout.

    • 28 min
    Lockdown Destitution: Delhi, March 2020

    Lockdown Destitution: Delhi, March 2020

    This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica, whose recent issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months.Saumya Gupta reads from her essay, Lockdown Desitution: Delhi, March 2020, and joins guest host and issue editor Bob Valgenti to discuss the enormous challenges faced by millions of working class people in response to India's national lockdown in March this year, many of whom were forced to flee their cities - places of informal employment (much of it related to selling food, but no longer deemed "essential" under lockdown).For 30% off a single-print issue, use promo code GASTROAUG2020 at checkout.

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    • 37 min
    A Grocery Store Employee's Experience on the COVID Front Lines

    A Grocery Store Employee's Experience on the COVID Front Lines

    This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica, whose recent issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months.

    Ashley Young reads from her essay, Dispatches from the Northeast - One Grocery Store Employee's Experience on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and joins guest host and issue editor Bob Valgenti to discuss the challenges faced by employees of the retail sector.

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    • 42 min
    The Stockpile and the Letdown

    The Stockpile and the Letdown

    This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica, whose forthcoming issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months.

    Jessica Carbone reads from her essay, The Stockpile and the Letdown, and joins guest host Daniel Bender to discuss stockpiling and motherhood amid a global pandemic.

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    • 30 min

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