On this week’s episode of Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis chats with Fabio Parasecoli, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Food Studies at The New School. They discuss the role that food plays in pop culture and the media landscape of the 21st century. Hear how the celebrity chef and buzz word culture has changed the way we think about food and collective health. Why has food become so cool? How has globalization affected the way we eat? Join in on the conversation and learn more about food systems, identity and generational shifts on Taste Matters. This program was sponsored by White Oak Pastures.


“Looking at pop culture allows us to get a pulse of what people are collectively thinking.”

“This element of coolness [surrounding food] can be used as a factor of distinction. So what happens to the people who are not cool enough to have access?”

“I think what’s happening here [in the United States] is that people are realizing that there’s potential to create a sense of community around food and a sense of local identity.”

–Fabio Parasecoli, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Food Studies at The New School on Taste Matters