Episode 33: Food and identity
You know the whole "You are what you eat" thing? Well, who we are can become very entwined with what we eat.
"If there ever was a food that most people think of as an emblem of the South, it is fried chicken." — Host Tina Antolini, on Gravy
From fried chicken to Aunt Jemima, we learn about the economic empowerment and also the racial stereotypes that emerge from Southern cuisine.
Also, hear Matt Galloway's interview with Tina Antolini.
Food is the New Rock
"My guilty pleasure, actually, it's shameful, I am obsessed with Wetzels Pretzels." — singer-songwriter Kelis, on Food is the New Rock
Pop star, Kelis, lets her guard down to talk about food and her other career as chef and her training at Le Cordon Bleu.
State of the Human
"Now imagine this. Every time you and your boyfriend or girlfriend go out to eat, you have to eat Italian food because your boyfriend or girlfriend is afraid of food. That could get very annoying." — Host Charlie Mintz, on State of the Human
Nick DiBella reveals how his entire life is setback by one condition, 'cibophobia' -- a fear of food.
Slowly Becoming Canadian
"They put money into researching it, to see if actually, it was originated in Halifax. The Canadian form of donair." — guest Heather Pothier, on Slowly Becoming Canadian
French host Souhaël Bouallagui samples Halifax's official food.
"When I was younger, that sense of embarrassment was sometimes stronger than the sense of pride or pure joy that I had in being Chinese." — Carlina Duan, on Feminist Fork
Guest Carlina Duan describes her upbringing as a Chinese-American and her complex relationship with Chinese food in the midwest.