Nov 29, 2022 • 39M

Jane Goodall: Chimps have a food culture, too. Plus José's fave holiday dessert.

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Longer Tables with José Andrés explores all the ways that food shapes our world and makes us who we are. In each episode, José talks to friends from the worlds of culinary and creative arts, politics, and media: Stacey Abrams, Ron Howard, Yo-Yo Ma, Eric Ripert, and Liev Schreiber, and more. He also takes listeners into his home kitchen to learn his favorite recipes, and answers their burning culinary questions.
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I cannot believe who we have on the show today…a woman who needs no introduction. The great—the only and the one—Jane Goodall.

Jane’s work changed the way we see the natural world. She was the first to realize, after observing animals in the wild at age 26, that chimpanzees use tools—something that previously had been considered only a human practice. But did you know that she also discovered that chimps, like humans, have a food culture? It’s true. They share food traditions and even the use of medicinal plants from generation to generation and those traditions change, just like ours, from place to place.

You’re going to want to hear all about it, plus Jane’s views on food as memory and food in conservation. Plus…a special chimpanzee greeting from the animal kingdom.

And of course, I’ll be passing some of my own food culture on to you: a recipe for a great holiday dessert, oranges in red wine sauce.

Join me…and send me feedback, too at!