Food is central to the daily existence of Americans, whether we are growing it; shopping for it; preparing it; consuming it; or even just hungry for it. Joseph Ewoodzie, Jr. of Davidson College argues that for many, food intersects with race and class to help form our identity as individuals
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 19 seconds
Episode Number: 901
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