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Burt Wolf: What We Eat Previous Broadcasts

Connecting The Dots: An Overview of the Consuming Passions Ignited by Columbus (Episode #113)

KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

When Christopher Columbus left Spain he thought he would reach China or Japan. When he got to the Caribbean he had no idea of where he was and when he got home to Spain he had no idea of where he had been. And yet he has ended up as one of the most celebrated explorers in the world-a constant reminder that you can become famous and not have a clue. But Chris' lack of insight does not detract from the enormous impact his voyages had on the history of the world. This program looks at the forces that led to the voyages of Columbus and their continuing effect on our world.

The Hand That Stirred The Pot: African Foods In America (Episode #110)

KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Over 10 million slaves were brought from Africa to the Americas and they brought with them many of their traditional foods and the knowledge of how to grow and cook them - peanuts, bananas, watermelon, rice, yams and okra are just part of our African culinary heritage. This program takes a look at the origins of these foods and the roles they played and continue to play in western cooking and culture.

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