4 - 7 September
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Monday 4 September - Upper Crust?
Flour, water, and salt - over thousands of years the basic recipe for bread has changed very little. But often there's been a dollop of judgement thrown in too. From Plato to modern-day Cairo, this edition of the Food Chain talks about the ever-changing relationship between bread and social class. How have certain types of loaf come to have different moral and social meanings? And, can bread divide a society? (BBC)
Tuesday 5 September - Abdi in America
A young Somali refugee struggles to live the American dream in the USA's whitest state, during the rise of Donald Trump.Is the dream still possible? (BBC)
Thursday 7 September - The Art of Fermentation
For 20 years Sandor Katz has been fascinated by fermentation - the breaking down of food and drink by microbes. Through his books and workshops he has helped thousands of people begin to experiment with flavours, fruits, vegetables, spices... and microorganisms. Dan Saladino travels to Sandor's forest home in rural Tennessee to meet Sandor, hear his story, and discover for himself the transformative potential of this culinary process. (BBC)