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Exchange of culinary knowledge and ingredients is a theme connecting our coverage this week - from Sichuan pepper products, to the African American roots of barbecue, to the banana's global supply chain.
Speaking Broadly celebrated its 150th episode this week with a conversation about food defying borders with Yasmin Khan, a long-time human rights activist and author of Ripe Figs.
Cooking in Mexican from A to Z also explores crossing culinary borders in an interview with historian Víctor Macías-González – focused on exchange between Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas.
Meant to be Eaten covers Japanese immigrants' culinary experiences in Brazil in collaboration with Gastronomica.
Find more stories about the interchange of food and culture today and throughout history, below.
Barbecue has long been recognized as the heart of southern cooking, but African American culture has been largely ignored as the origin of this iconic cuisine. Adrian Miller brings this and much more to light in his new book. Listen here.
50 Hertz Sichuan Pepper
Buenlimón Radio follows the banana along the global supply chain, from plantations in Central America to U.S. supermarkets, examining its intersection with colonialism, monoculture, and consumption. Listen here (in Spanish).