Meat and Three
Masked: Fakes, Fees, and Feasts
We explore what is masked and hidden in the food world. From culinary imitation and unseen nutritional compounds, to anonymous Mukbang feasts, we pull back the veil. We explore hidden aspects of food production, food composition, and food enjoyment.
From the imitation meat story, read more about Dr. Steven Van Vliet and his research on the nutritional differences between plant-based meat and grass-fed meat.
Learn about oxalate content and food alternatives for stoneformers through this Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health resource. Also see this story’s guest Dr. Ross Holmes , and his research on dietary calcium oxalates and stoneforming.
To read more about the DoorDash & Grubhub lawsuits, check out this McKinsey study that was referenced in the story. Also read the City of Chicago’s press release for the lawsuit, as well as DoorDash’s response to the allegations.
For a brief overview of mukbang in American culture versus Korean culture, read here. Also, read here for more about the rise of single-person households and emotional well-being. The mukbang sounds in this episode are excerpts from Youtube videos by 문복희 Eat with Boki, Stephanie Soo, and Eat with Que.