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Episode 126: Cannabis with Vanessa Lavorato

The very strict and expensive rules about cannabis dosing; cold water hash and caramel; and tips for visiting See’s Candies with Bong Appetit's Vanessa Lavorato. Plus actual audio of Alice B. Toklas describing her “hash brownie," and recommendations for strains, or as we’re calling them now, varietals. (Listen here.)

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Music: Sugar Magnolia, The Grateful Dead

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California Magazine

Open Culture

Episode 125: Mofongo with Miles Gray

Eating fufu in Ghana and mofongo in New York; Eric Adjepong from Top Chef; tips for ordering late-night bbq and ... the phenomenon of taking “fun” photos at Holocaust memorials. And we try to figure out reparations, no big deal. Things get light and dark in this episode with Daily Zeitgeist's Miles Gray. (Listen here.)

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Music: Le Kwa Ukwu, Iyanya

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African Ethnobotany in the Americas

A Taste of Puerto Rico

Eating Puerto Rico: A History of Food, Culture and Identity

University of Florida

Washington Post

GhanaWeb

Essence

Washington Post

Episode 120: Tourist Towns with Ken Layne

Desert mythologies, like Desert Sasquatch and Yucca Man (they’re different). The desert economy, and opening restaurants in a tourist town - if you're a resident, you might not eat at them. But still, if you're visiting Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, Ken’s got some recommendations. (Listen here.)

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Music: It’s My Life, The Animals

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Desert Sun

KQED

Desert Sun

Park Record

Desert Sun

Eater

Park City Chamber of Commerce (PDF)

Episode 118: Fried Chicken with Josh Zad

First-, second- and third-wave coffee, Melrose Place, and how to order chicken in Farsi. Josh Zad loves fried chicken and is the best Beverly Hills tour guide I've ever met. Plus some notes on the topic from Mike Harris, Manager of Culinary Innovation at McDonalds. (Listen here.)

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Music: Do the Funky Chicken, Rufus Thomas

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Fried Chicken: An American Story

Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food and Power

First We Feast

Bitter Southerner

Bonus Episode! Live from Scoopfest: Mai Tais with Allan Katz

Extreme rum nerdery from Scoopfest 2018! Mai tais and tiki were the topics with Allan Katz of Jammyland in Las Vegas. Dram shop laws, Howard Hughes’ germophobia, and rum as rite of passage. (Listen here.)

Tiki spots mentioned in the show: Here’s Looking At You, Frankie’s, Tiki Ti, and Jammyland.

Huge thanks to our drink sponsors: Gruppo Campari for Appleton and Grand Marnier, and Rhum Clément.

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Music: Voodoo Dreams, Les Baxter

Episode 107: Salad with April Wolfe

A deep hatred of Craisins, lessons learned at the Steak ‘n Shake, and rank and provocative excresences with film critic April Wolfe. Plus, Jell-O salad vs Jell-O shots, the cooked-down hooves that become gelatin. The social implications of Perfection Salad - after all, “hygiene” is a classist concept. (Listen here.)

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Music: Stir It Up, Patti Labelle

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Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallats

FiveThirtyEight

Perfection Salad

A Book of Salads

Bettina's Best Salads and What to Serve With Them

Fancy Salads of the Big Hotels

Serious Eats

Episode 105: American Chinese Food with Edgar Momplaisir

“Blue zones” (it’s not political), Adventists vs heavy drinkers, cheap meat, and tomfoolery at the New York Times with Edgar Momplaisir. I propose that American Chinese is just one region of Chinese food, and we talk about the HBO show Deadwood a surprising amount. (Listen here.)

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Music: Dance, Dance, Fall Out Boy

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Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States

The Search for General Tso

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food