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Whetstone Radio Collective
Bad Table Manners
Bad Table Manners pushes the boundaries of food storytelling in South Asia. Despite a universal love of delicious food, South Asian communities’ narratives and food practices maintain social hierarchies, caste inequalities, and racial and gender discrimination. In spanning both “high” and “low” food cultures, this podcast deconstructs monolithic notions of South Asian or “Indian” food by diving into micro contexts of households, restaurants, neighborhoods, streets and communities. It also reveals how hyper-regional and local culinary expressions are shaped by global gastronomic histories...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 68 ratings
Much needed
This podcast is so well researched and thought out - it’s a culinary journey that makes us realize what it is to eat what we do in a diverse country like India - my go to listening on a drive or a flight or just otherwise….
rohan gupta 86 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/22
Unique podcast. A rich collection of fascinating topics that unfurl gently with deeply personal narratives sensitively presented. Meher’s deep, rich voice provides ethnographic context and keeps steadily focused on issues of social justice. Thoroughly enjoyable. Leaves me hankering for more!
Also Bored Stiff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/22
Fascinating!
Worth the time and space on my pod shelf.
Cnctennis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/22
Recent Episodes
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