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Connections: Summer of Food - The value of understanding local food culture

Our Summer of Food series continues with a discussion on how understanding food culture impacts anthropological research. Scientists at the University of Rochester say a key factor in conducting research in remote communities is gaining the trust of the people there. They say one of the best ways to do that is to share food.

This hour, we discuss how understanding and eating local foods with different cultural groups helps open the door to better relationships and research. In studio:

  • Dr. Tim Dye, associate chair of research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Lorne Farovitch, Ph.D. candidate in translational biomedical science at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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