Traveling Through Taste, From U.S. Vending Machines To Albania : Rough Translation You can zoom around the world through sight and sound, but you can't taste at a distance, right? Stories about what happens when we try.

Tasting At A Distance

Tasting At A Distance

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How do you travel the world without leaving home, or reconnect with a family's legacy through a dish you've never tasted?

In the first of two stories in this episode, Folu Akinkuotu sets out on a quest to experience international snacks for her Unsnackable newsletter. She ends up finding the joy of tasting from a distance.

In the other, an Albanian writer finds what she's been missing in trahana, a national dish that holds the powerful history of her country and her own family.

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