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Why We Eat What We Eat

Why We Eat What We Eat

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Most Americans now have more choices when it comes to food than any other group of people in the history of the world. We are so, so lucky to live in a time and place when we get to choose between feasting on fresh vegetables from the farmer’s market… and ordering a meat lover’s pizza delivered right to our door.

With such a ridiculous abundance of options, how do we actually decide what’s for dinner?

On Why We Eat What We Eat, host Cathy Erway investigates the unseen forces that shape our eating habits. We’ll tackle a kale conspiracy, how to get your kids to quit being so picky, visiting the epicenter of the potluck scene, and more.

Brought to you by Blue Apron and Gimlet Creative.
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Breaking Bread
The stats say that mealtimes are becoming a smaller and smaller part of Americans’ lives. The average American eats one out of every five meals in their car. Americans eat alone nearly half the time. And, when we eat alone, we tend to eat less healthy foods. But sometimes we actually pause and take a moment to cook for someone else. Today’s episode is about what can happen during those moments. For our sixth and final episode of the season, we sent producers around the country to record people getting together over food. We’re bringing you five scenes of people cooking for others over the course of just one weekend — from a Brooklyn apartment where new parents are having their first post-baby dinner party to the heart of Cajun country where people are keeping traditional cajun cooking alive to the desert of Utah and a meal with a legend. Because sometimes we eat what we eat because of who we’re with.This episode features: Debbie Kim Michaelson, Managing Director at DeSantis Breindel; Erik Michielsen, founder and CEO of Capture Your Flag; Carl Landry, owner of Black Pot Bus Catering; Mara Lazer, audio producer; Meg McWilliams, digital media producer & host of The Green Divas Radio Show; Ranjan Dey, chef and owner of New Delhi Restaurant; Alyssa Jeong Perry, audio journalist; Cat Jaffe, radio producer and founder of House of Pod; Jim Donini, record-setting mountain climber and alpinist.

Breaking Bread

2017-11-2200:25:4665

The Climate Change Diet
When you think about the climate change, you might think about how it’ll affect where you’ll live, or get around. But one of the most intimate effects of climate change will be on what we eat. Sea level rise, more frequent droughts, extreme weather and more will reshape our diets. On this episode of Why We Eat What We Eat, we develop a diet of the future -- the “Climate Change Diet” -- for two brave volunteers.View artist Allie Wist’s “Flooded” project here.Rachel’s recipe for “Climate Change Cake”- 3 cups apples, chopped (from 4-5 “ugly” apples) - 3 tsp cinnamon - 3 Tbsp sunflower oil - ⅓ cup plain yogurt  - 1/2 cup date molasses - 3 eggs from a non-industrial farm - 1 tsp bourbon - 1 1/2 cups buckwheat flour - 1 1/2 tsp baking powder - 1/2 tsp kosher saltPreheat the oven to 350ºF, and slick a round baking pan with sunflower oil.Mix your apples, cinnamon, yogurt, eggs, oil, date molasses, and bourbon together in a large bowl.In a medium bowl, stir the buckwheat flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold together. Scrape them into the baking pan and even the top out with a spatula.Bake for an hour, until a toothpick or tester comes out clean. Cool it in the pan for a few minutes before turning it out onto a rack.It spoils quickly, so eat it fast.This episode features: CC Buckley - herbalist and food stylist; Nate Cleveland - dieter; Max Elder - futurist at the Institute for the Future; Rachel Ward - dieter; Allie Wist - Brooklyn-based artist 

The Climate Change Diet

2017-11-0800:22:153

Comments (12)

Ansley Sluss

are they going to have another season?

Mar 10th
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Joel Baker

ya thats whats up the good life

Feb 7th
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Teresa Sixberry

Nice information.

Feb 7th
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Ohenewaa-Healing Life Coach

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Feb 7th
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Jacquelyn Evans

that was awesome

Feb 6th
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Jaggu Kang

good

Feb 6th
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Jakub Rojek

Minimalism

Jan 18th
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Donomee Ipromissu

best podcast ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😃😃

Dec 19th
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Ashley Gunz Fayle

keto diet?

Dec 4th
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Jarod Rollins

Potluck is an LDS (Mormon) thing too. We call the potato dish with cheese and cream of chicken "Funeral Potatoes" because it is served at almost every funeral lunch-in

Oct 26th
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AASHIK NARAYAN

this podcast is very informative and cool

Oct 12th
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Anand Dubey

what do for dieabtes

Oct 11th
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