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1. Curator of The National Mustard Museum

3. Playwright of "No One Goes To Hell For The Food"

      Barry Levenson - Weird Food Laws
      *Bonus* - The Magnificence of Mustard

Barry Levenson, AKA Capt. Mustard, is a Wisconsin lawyer who became enthralled with U.S. food laws.  So much so, that he tried a case in front of the Supreme Court with a jar of mustard in his pocket (he won 5-4).  From the famous Stella Liebeck ‘Hot Coffee’ case, to the legal definition of ketchup, he covers it all in his book Habeas Codfish.  We discuss those topics, as well as The Great Cookie War of 1984, pork bung as calamari, the extravagance of last meals, and his play ‘No One Goes to Hell For The Food’.

*BONUS* – The Magnificence of Mustard

While Barry may be a food law aficionado, his true passion will always be mustard.  In 1986, after a devastating World Series, Barry was looking for a purpose, and he found it during a routine shopping trip.  How did a wrong turn down the condiment aisle turn into The National Mustard Museum?  How did the humble mustard seed become the most elegant condiment in the world?  How many Shakespeare plays mention Mustard?  Listen and find out!

While Barry may be a food law aficionado, his true passion will always be mustard.  In 1986, after a devastating world series, Barry was looking for a purpose, and he found it during a routine shopping trip.  How did a wrong turn down the condiment aisle turn into The National Mustard Museum?  How did the humble mustard seed become the most elegant condiment in the world?  How many Shakespeare plays mention Mustard?  Listen and find out!

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