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Food of Love

From a baby’s first cry to the funeral feast: food as the language of love. This week, the Food Chain examines the link between our food and our feelings.

From a baby’s first cry to the funeral feast: food as the language of love. This week, the Food Chain examines the link between our food and our feelings. Why, in times of high emotion do we tend to give and receive food? And why is the compulsion to care for others through preparing and sharing food a part of all cultures? We look at the science behind craving childhood comfort foods and hear your personal stories. Plus can all that generosity pose a physical risk to our well-being?

Featured voices:
Elisabeth Mahoney: Baker
Jeni Barnett: Broadcaster
Hewete Haileselassie: BBC Africa
Lizzie Mabbot: author of China Town Kitchen
Peymane Adab: Professor of Public Health at the University of Birmingham
Carol Landau: Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Brown University.
John S. Allen: author of The Omnivorous Mind
Colm O'Regan: Comedian

(Photo: Heart-shaped strawberry. Credit: Thinkstock)

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27 minutes

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Sun 16 Aug 2015 22:32GMT

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  • Sat 15 Aug 2015 07:32GMT
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