Word of Mouth
1:39 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Word Of Mouth 3.29.14

Prepare your palate, because we're bringing you a smorgasbord of stories; today's Word of Mouth is all about food! But taste with caution... these aren't the kinds of stories you're likely to hear on The Delicious Dish. Grab a snack and take a listen: you'll never think of food the same way again.

The Three-Course Meal

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Course #1: The Meat Racket

A conversation with Christopher Leonard, author of The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business. In it he profiles the rise of Tyson, and the other mega-food companies that have quietly gained unprecedented control of the America’s meat market, and reshaped its rural economies.

Course #2: Salt, Sugar, Fat

According to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Moss, once you pop that Pringles can, you REALLY can’t stop. In his book, Salt Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, he goes deep inside the 1 trillion dollar processed food industry – and why it’s engineered to make us eat like a nation of impulsive teenagers.

Course #3: Sweet, Sweet Maple Syrup

Douglas Whynott​ is the author of the new book The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest. He followed the Bascom family-one of the largest producers of pure maple syrup in New England-for a year to gain a better understanding of the maple syrup industry.

There's more information about each segment from our Saturday show, including any links we mentioned during the broadcast, under the heading 'Related Content'.  Just scan the available selections to find what you're looking for, or email us at wordofmouth@nhpr.org if you have any questions!

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