We also had a jovial conversation about the Shaker Gatorade known as switchel, and stumped Kojo with our pop quiz on which state could be called the Horseradish Capital of America (go ahead….peek….you know you want to.)
Listeners also poked our imaginations. Chris from Hamilton, Va., called to say she considers potato salad a highly regional dish, and that she found New England potato salad bland. She prefers the variety in her native DelMarVa (Delaware-Maryland-Virginia, for those of you outside the area.) But she never told us what goes into it (insert sad-face emoticon here). If any of you have opinions on this, we’d love to hear from you.
If you had something more important to do that day (which, we know, is impossible) take a few minutes now to hear American Food Roots on the Kojo Nnamdi Show.