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Faith in Food

Chris Kissane of the London School of Economics explores the ways in which food both unites and divides members of various religions, reinforcing identity but also signifying difference.

He draws a line from the Spanish Inquisition to the battle over school dinner menus in contemporary France to show how ordinary foodstuffs have always been a matter of life and death.


One of the New Generation Thinkers 2017. New Generation Thinkers is an annual competition run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to select researchers at the start of their careers who can turn their fascinating research into stimulating television and radio programmes.

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6 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Christopher Kissane
Camera Operator Michael Pappas
Director Emily Codling