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Introduction: Food as a Total Social Fact


What is food history? Listen to a podcast from the selection below to explore some of the many things that can constitute food history.


Please come to the seminar having listened to ONE PODCAST from the list below. Please be prepared to discuss your episode.

BBC Radio 4 'The Food Programme'. These podcasts cover a wide range of topics, including many with a focus on food history. It will last about 25 minutes. Select the programme of your choice from the archive of nearly 500 episodes: food programme archive.


'Gastropod: Food Through the Lens of Science and History'. These podcasts focus more explicitly on history, and many cover topics we will discuss in the module. They last about 45 minutes. Select from their many episodes here.