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Arts & Culture

The $12 Potato Chip -- And Other Horrors

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In 2016, a Swedish brewery offered for sale artisanally-prepared potato chips. $59 for five chips in what looks like a jeweler's box. They sold out. Crazy, right?

But be honest: Have you gone to more than one place looking for just the right coffee bean or golden beet or ...something? Meanwhile, behind all this posturing, what do Americans really cook and eat?

The audio at the top of this page is the radio version of this show. The full-length, unedited, from-start-to-finish, fully-40-minutes-too-long-to-air-on-the-radio version of Colin's Freshly Squeezed at Watkinson School is below.


  • Alison Draper - Toxicologist; director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Science at Trinity College
  • Chris Prosperi - Chef/owner, Metro Bis in Simsbury, Conn.
  • Marlene Schwartz - Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity; professor of human development and family studies at UConn

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Colin McEnroe is a radio host, newspaper columnist, magazine writer, author, playwright, lecturer, moderator, college instructor and occasional singer. Colin can be reached at colin@ctpublic.org.
Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident. Jonathan can be reached at jmcnicol@ctpublic.org.

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