Since the end of World War II, Japan has been a democratic, pacifist nation, whose main tool for exerting influence across the globe has been soft power. Constrained by a U.S.-imposed war-renouncing constitution, one of...KEEP READING
Gastrodiplomacy: From Japanese Whisky to Italian Coffee
Food expert Mary Beth Albright has one very interesting job. In the series Food Ambassadors by The Washington Post, Albright talks with embassy food representatives from around the world to find out what makes their cuisine special.
Listen to her discussion with Japanese Whisky Ambassador Gardner Dunn, as well as with Emanuele Manzitti, Counsellor at the Embassy of Italy, who teaches the proper way to drink Italian coffee. The series illuminates the field of gastrodiplomacy and is sure to leave you hungry for more episodes.