Massimo Montanari discusses "Let the Meatball Rest" on the Leonard Lopate Show

Late last week, Massimo Montanari, most recently the author of Let the Meatballs Rest: And Other Stories About Food and Culture appeared on the Leonard Lopate show to discuss his new book and how humans have cooked over time, the gastronomy of famine, the science of flavors, the customs of the table, and the ever-evolving identity of food.

He also discussed some of the larger themes that have shaped his work, including the phenomenon of food culture, food lore, cooking methods, and eating habits throughout history.

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