Jan 12 2009

FOOD NEWS: Kitchen Literacy

Published by at 6:31 pm under Food News

PART 1—A conversation with author, Ann Vileisis about Kitchen Literacy, what we know about our food, and how we came to know it. For Ann, her book Kitchen Literacy came about because she was struck by how much she didn’t know about the common foods she encountered in the supermarket. In the research for her book, she was surprised to learn how much people expected to know about their food in pre-industrial times. For example, meats, they would find out the sex and age of the animal, the farm it came from, and even the animal’s background. Certainly a far cry from our expectations today!

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