Forbidden Food

03.30.2008
(was 04.08.2007)

Every day you pick up the paper and there's another report about something you either should be eating or shouldn't. Omega 3-fatty acids, soy milk, broccoli - good. Trans fats, soda, fast food - bad. What if instead we just ate what made us happy? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, the things people eat for pleasure -- from quintuple espresso cheesecake brownies to putrefied shark meat.

  1. Andrew Zimmern on "Bizarre Foods"

    Andrew Zimmern, former chef and food writer, hosts "Bizarre Foods" on the Travel Channel.

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  2. Barry Glassner on "The Gospel of Food"

    Barry Glassner tells Steve Paulson that Americans seem to think the value of a meal lies principally in what it lacks - no sugar, fat, carbs, calories, etc. He explores the myths that make us the food police.

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  3. Christa Weil "Fierce Food"

    Christa Weil talks about eating national dishes like putrefied shark meat and her curious experience eating blow fish in Japan.

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  4. Mort Rosenblum on "Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light"

    Mort Rosenblum talks about his search for the perfect chocolate.

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  5. Dorie Greenspan on "Baking: From My Home to Yours"

    Dorie Greenspan tells Anne Strainchamps what's hot in haute baking circles, and what she cranks out for her neighbors and the elevator operators in her building in New York.

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