Every day you pick up the paper and there's another report
about something you either should be eating or shouldn't. Omega 3-fatty
acids, soy milk, broccoli - good. Trans fats, soda, fast food - bad. What
if instead we just ate what made us happy? In this hour of To the Best
of Our Knowledge, the things people eat for pleasure -- from quintuple
espresso cheesecake brownies to putrefied shark meat.
Zimmern, former chef and food writer, hosts "Bizarre Foods"
on the Travel Channel. We hear clips from his show, and he tells Anne
Strainchamps about some of the weird foods he's eaten and why he does
it. Also, Barry Glassner is the author of "The Gospel of
Food." He tells Steve Paulson that Americans seem to think the
value of a meal lies principally in what it lacks - no sugar, fat, carbs,
calories, etc. He explores the myths that make us the food police.
Christa Weil is the author of "Fierce Food: The Intrepid
Diner's Guide to the Unusual, Exotic, and Downright Bizarre." She
tells Jim Fleming about eating national dishes like putrefied shark
meat and her curious experience eating blow fish in Japan.
Rosenblum has been a war correspondent and chief international correspondent
for AP. He's also a chocolate fanatic and the author of "Chocolate:
A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light." He tells Jim Fleming about
his search for the perfect chocolate. Also, Dorie Greenspan loves
to bake. Her new book is called "From My Home to Yours." She
tells Anne Strainchamps what's hot in haute baking circles, and what
she cranks out for her neighbors and the elevator operators in her building
in New York.
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|Barry Glassner, The Gospel
of Food (HarperCollins)
|Dorie Greenspan, Baking: From
My Home to Yours (Houghton Mifflin)
|Christa Weil, Fierce Food
- "Food". The Turtles, on "The Turtles
Present The Battle of the Bands."
- "Great Green Greasy Gopher Guts" found on-line:
- "Butter", Megon McDonough, on the album
"One Meatball: Christine Lavin presents
- "Hallucinations," Ellis Marsalis, on "Piano
in E". (Rounder)
- "Root Beer for Breakfast," Vance Gilbert,
on the album "One Meatball."
- "Green Onions," Booker T. and the MG's,
on the album "Rock Instrumental Classics, vol.4: Soul" (Rhino)
- "Fudge," Robin Hopper, on the album "One
- "Yummy, Yummy," 1910 Fruitgum Company on
"The Best of the 1910 Fruitgum Company: Simon Says"
- Music montage: "Pie," Debbi Smith
and Doc Watson; "Tomato Puddin'", Jeff Daniels; "Fudge",
Robin Hopper; "Orange Cocoa Cake," "Food," the Turtles;
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer; -- with the exception of the Turtles tune,
all of these are on the wonderful "One Meatball" album, which
even comes with a cook booklet.
week of 03/30/2008 - hour 2
week of 04/08/2007 - hour 2
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