English food writer Bee Wilson traces the genealogy of kitchen utensils and how they shape our lives-- from vegetable peelers to paleo lithic knives, chopsticks and even the mortar and pestle. She begs the question: why shouldn’t we consider kitchen tools to be just as important as military or industrial technology?
"We think technology means cannons or, I don't know, guns-- and we forget it could be a pot or a pan or even a wooden spoon."
Ox Tales is produced by Anna Sigrithur, edited by Naomi Duguid and Fiona Sinclair and mixed by Thomas Krause.
Music in this episode was by Ava Glendinning, Uuriter, Abing, and the Advent Chamber Orchestra.
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