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Episode 101: Borscht with Olivia Smoliga

An Olympic gold medalist! But .. what is her job, exactly? Swimmer Olivia Smoliga explains that, plus McDonald’s vs Starbucks for breakfast, fermented hogweed, and a Polish moonshine recipe. Anyone know who invented vodka? (Listen here.)

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Music: Saturday In The Park, Chicago

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A Taste Of Russia: A Cookbook Of Russian Hospitality

The Guardian

The New Yorker

Indiana University

The New Yorker

Moment

Episode 100: Bolognese with Shirley Chung

The "Top Chef" alum on spending a month in Italy and getting snobby about the food in Bologna, a big Ryanair gaffe, and her love of anything dough. Plus, the Chinese-Italian connection and her collaborations with Silvia Barban. (And listen to that pronunciation in the outro!) (Listen here.)

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Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well

The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia-Romagna

The Guardian

Culinaria Italia

The Guardian

The Local

Episode 86: Chicken & Waffles with Carl Tart

High-speed chases, his boss and my ex, the religious history of waffle irons, European KFC, and different varieties of tacos (and taa-kos)with TV writer and comedian Carl Tart. Plus, can multiple people claim credit for inventing fried chicken? Listen here!

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Music: Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Gladys Knights & The Pips

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Life and Reminiscences from Birth to Manhood

Table Matters

Episode 85: Gumbo with Maggie Maye

Comedian Maggie Maye is here to talk about gumbo. But also: the objectively best style of French fries, garbage queso, the joy of filling out customer comment cards, Official State Meals, and witches’ brews.

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Music: Hey Good Lookin’, Buckwheat Zydeco

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Religion, Food, and Eating in North America

New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their Histories

Southern Foodways

Journal of the American Dietetic Association

The Atlantic

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