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Episode 4: Columbus, Turkey, & Christmas KFC

Join Meredith and Emily as they discuss branding and exoticism in the food marketing — with topics ranging from Christopher Columbus to Hawaiian pizza, including the spice trade and the popularity of KFC in China and Japan.

Links and Additional Content:

The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites by Libby O’Connell (This book has chapters on Columbus and peppers, as well as the introduction of the turkey to Europe)
ISBN-10: 1492609862
ISBN-13: 978-1492609865

Why Japan is Obsessed with Kentucky Fried Chicken on Christmas via Smithsonian Magazine
Meet the 81-Year-Old Greek-Canadian Inventor of the Hawaiian Pizza via Atlas Obscura