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November 27, 2020

Turkey in a Face Mask

For Thanksgiving weekend, stories about food, and people who set out on very particular missions with food. 

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Prologue

Vertamae Grosvenor, shows Ira how to tell a chicken is done simply by listening to the sound of the grease. (5 minutes)

Dead Ringer

A while ago, a farmer walked through a pork processing plant in Oklahoma with a friend who managed it. He came across boxes stacked on the floor with labels that said "artificial calamari." Ben investigates the physical resemblance between two very different types of food. (24 minutes)

Still Life With Chicken

Food writer Jonathan Gold tells what it's like to pan-fry a chicken—with a live chicken watching you the entire time. (14 minutes)

Song:

“Eat that Chicken” by Charles Mingus