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Interdisciplinary, History

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Culinary History Interview with Tom Dunne on Newstalk 1 October 2012.


Dr. Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire radio interview with Tom Dunne on Newstalk 106 about Irish food history and how the famine has shaped our limited knowledge of our food heritage. The interview discusses how spices dominated medieval cookery in Europe among the rich and how that changed with the discovery of the New World, when spices became more affordable, the elite no longer valued them. The history of Dublin restaurants is discussed as it the healthy state of affairs when two new Michelin stars were awarded to Lock's in Dublin and Aniar in Galway.