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Quinoa, kale and bacon? What makes a food trendy?


Guest: David Sax

[From the Radio Times archive] Have you added quinoa, kale, chia seeds and gluten-free products to your diet over the past few years? How about bacon, cupcakes and sriracha? If your answer is yes, consider yourself trendy when it comes to the foods you eat. In his new book, The Tastemakers, author DAVID SAX explores the factors that make a food popular at a particular moment in time. He interviewed food producers and buyers, chefs and entrepreneurs to get the answers. Marty spoke with him this summer.

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