The Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery has launched a series of podcasts, called OxTales. It’s via a free subscription through iTunes or Stitcher. The first podcast is up now: Laura Shapiro, ‘Magic Marshmallow Crescent Puff” April 18, 2018. Teaser: What do the Pillsbury Bake Off and molecular gastronomy have in common? Culinary historian and food writer Laura Shapiro unwraps the significance of gender to the prestige afforded to different arenas of innovation-driven cuisine by examining the history of the USA’s oldest cooking competition.


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