From Rotten Seal to Root Beer: The Disgusting Food Museum
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1002 , Segment 4
Episode: Sliding or Deciding, Goat Silk, Saving Asian Elephants
- Feb 7, 2019 11:00 pm
- 22:23 mins
(Originally aired October 24, 2018) Guest: Samuel West, psychologist, Curator of the Disgusting Food Museum There’s a Latin phrase my father often quoted: “De gustibus non est disputandum.” It means, roughly, “matters of taste cannot be disputed.” Dad, for example, liked to eat his spaghetti noodles and sauce in separate bowls. The idea of making a sweet pie out of a squash –pumpkin in this case –caused my French friends to shudder in disgust when I lived there years ago. Food is the ultimate “matter of taste.” It’s both incredibly individual and culturally specific.