Culture and the Kitchen

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On today’s show: Former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castañeda discusses what he sees as the major problems in his country. Then, filmmaker Marshall Curry tells about his new documentary on the rise and fall of an anarchist environmental group. Cookbook editor Molly Birnbaum recounts how she lost her sense of smell in an accident, and the impact it had on her life and her relationship to food. Plus, Jessica B. Harris looks at the history of African American cuisine.