This week on Eat Your Words, host Cathy Erway is joined by Shane Mitchell, a Saveur contributing editor and author of Far Afield: Rare Food Encounters from Around the World, a culinary travel book featuring profiles of people who are keeping some of the world’s oldest food traditions alive, such as taro farmers in Hawaii who have never left the islands, Maasai warriors in Kenya, and Icelandic shepherds who still use the techniques of their Viking ancestors.

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“Food is a gateway to understanding places in the world.” – Shane Mitchell