This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell talks to Hasia Diner, Author and Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History at NYU , about the foodways of Irish, Italian, and Jewish immigrants. This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Today's music provided by Obey City.

"While there certainly are elements in every culture that want to police the boundaries of their food system, one might say the fact that human beings can look into each others pots and say "That smells good, I'd like to try it" is in some ways one of the more positive interactions and that it paves the way for cooperation between people." [24:50]

--Hasia Diner on Taste Matters