Imagine Mexico without tacos or tamales. Imagine Mexican intellectuals trying to eliminate corn from the country where it was born. History professor Jeffrey Pilcher, author ofQue Vivan Los Tamales: Food and the Making of Mexican Identity, joins us this week for a look at the debate that could be called a national identity crisis.
The Sterns are in Tiverton, Rhode Island where they're tucking into a weird-but-delicious chow mein sandwich at Evelyn's Drive-In.
Gourmet's John Willoughby claims the meat palaces of Argentina are the best places in the world for a protein high. He joins us with a report based on his article that appeared in the May 2006 issue of the magazine.
When famed restaurateur Mario Batali took his chefs to Italy for five days of non-stop eating and research, dining morphed into hard work. Bob Sloan reads an excerpt from the article "Mario's Excellent Adventure: 5 Days in Bologna, 62 Courses" which appeared in the April 2006 issue of Gourmet.