Burt Wolf: What We Eat
Burt travels through the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the US to uncover how the migrations of people, plants and animals that started 1492-1502 continues to impact the culture, economics and the diet of the world today.
Burt Wolf: What We Eat Previous Broadcasts
Domesticated Bliss: The Story of Livestock In America (Episode #104)
KQED Life: Sat, May 3, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
When Christopher Columbus sailed into the Americas there were no chickens, no pigs, no horses, no cattle - no large animals to ride or help with the farming. When the domesticated animals of Europe arrived they changed the way people ate, how they lived and traveled, and even the surface of the land itself. We'll find out how the piggy became a symbol of bankable security, how Spanish ranchers, British Highlanders and West Africa slaves developed virtually every name and task we associate with western cattle ranching from cowboy and bronco to lasso and rodeo. We'll discover the origin of the barbecue, visit the site of the earliest ranches in North America, find out why we love beef, and see how the horse turned Native Americans from subsistence farmers into great buffalo hunters.