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)
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