A psychologist looks at the distinct cultural divide between rice and wheat farmers. Plus, we look at the role psychology plays in the success of "Toilet to Tap," and a pastry chef describes the painstaking process behind Canelé de Bordeaux.
Rice Theory, Canelé de Bordeaux, the Psychology of Toilet to Tap
From this Episode:
The Philosophical Rift between Rice and Wheat Farmers
Thomas Talhelm is a social psychologist at the University of Virginia. He studies how rice and wheat agriculture have given way to two distinct cultures and philosophies....
Toilet to Tap is Here, but Will People Drink It?
Paul Rozin is a professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania where he has pioneered modern research on disgust. He believes it's up to psychologists, not...
This Is What You Just Put in Your Mouth?
Patrick Di Justo wrote the popular Wired magazine column, What's Inside? . His new book is a collection of his research. It's titled, This Is What You Just Put in Your...
Jonathan Gold reviews Gjusta
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Gjusta , the latest concept from the Gjelina restaurant group in Venice. He...
How to Perfect the Canelé de Bordeaux
Kriss Harvey is the executive pastry chef for the SLS Hotel . He shares the history of the canelé de Bordeaux and explains why it took him 15 years to perfect his...
The Fisherman's Dilemma
In his article The Fisherman's Dilemma, Paul Greenberg describes California's radical experiment to close hundreds of miles of coast to fishing. The story, which appeared...