Dopamine addiction, Dessert recipes

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Christmas cards and costumes are displayed in the window at Mid Central Printing & Mailing store in Wilmette, Ill., Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Isolated by the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are sending more Christmas and holiday cards to stay in touch this year. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo

We talk to the author of a book that looks at where we get dopamine from and whether we’re balancing it properly. Then, this week’s edition of Food Friday focuses on simple dessert recipes.

Featured in this Show

  • Book explores our collective addiction to dopamine

    Humans evolved to survive scarcity. So what happens when we live in a world of abundance? A psychiatrist argues that the contemporary world’s excesses don’t interact well with the human proclivity for dopamine and make us all more vulnerable to addiction.

  • Food Friday: Simple desserts

    A food writer and chef joins us to talk about her new cookbook featuring a wide array of desserts. From easy stovetop recipes to working with meringue, she talks with us about her tips and tricks for baking desserts.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Anna Lembke Guest
  • Claire Saffitz Guest

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