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The all too real life of King David; our food obsession

October 5th, 2015

Episode 270 of 534 episodes

Listening to her nine year-old son playing the harp drove Pulitzer prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks to investigate the life of King David. This week she releases The Secret Chord which tells the story of the King of Israel. Our Western obsession with food, means that we’re wealthy enough to see food as conceptual, rather than an essential part of every day life. But an estimated 24,000 cookbooks are published annually; could it be that we're now sacralizing food? Sandra Gilbert, poet, critic and memoirist, explores our relationship with food through literature, art and popular culture.

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