So far, our series on global trade has focused on ingredients that are either sweet or spicy, and that shaped international trade routes. As our stories make clear, there are ups and downs when talking about the globalization of our foodways. So this week, we go from sugar and spice to bites! We’re going to talk about the role that animals have played in the history of the food trade. Then, we have two stories about bite-sized foods with global footprints.

Note: This series started with episode 100, From the Silk Road to a Globalized World: An Introduction to Trade, and we recommend starting there if you’re just tuning in!

Further Reading:

Marilyn Noble’s Roundtable on Coronavirus and Meat Consumption for The Counter

The Economic Impact of Black Death


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