Maria Balinska

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A bagel maven from New Jersey and the author of The Bagel: A Cultural History: The Surprising History of a Modest BreadMaria Balinska is also a journalist and radio documentary maker. She is the Editor of World Current Affairs Radio (the department which produces Crossing Continents, From Our Own Correspondent, A Point of View, Profile and the Reith Lectures among other programmes)at the BBC in London.

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