Food + Podcasts
Podcasts have been around for awhile, but I am just now jumping on the train. If I'm honest, I like listening to podcasts because they make me feel a little smarter and a little more engaged with the world - especially the ones about food. But I have learned the hard way that not all are created equally. So, for you, my friends, I have pulled together my three favorite food-focused podcasts, and a favorite episode of each. It's an amuse-bouche, if you will. to get you started on your own podcast journey.
HRN hosts over 40 different podcasts, all covering different aspects of the food world - from food history to gritty counter culture, and everything in between. It can be hard to choose where to start, so I suggest giving Eating Matters and A Taste of the Past a try.
Eating Matters hosted by Jenna Liu
Tackling food policy issues might seem dry, but Liu is an engaging host who interviews industry experts and leaders with a fun, natural ease.
Pair with: A douple IPA from your local craft brewery.
A Taste of the Past hosted by Linda Pelaccio
Learn how Taco Bell used to be considered the leader of authentic Mexican cuisine, and the Italian peasant class protected the country's food culture. The love affair between food and history is alive and well.
Pair with: A bottle of grand cru Burgundy. Preferably red.
What can't ATK do? Similar to their television show, the podcast explores, tests, and questions all aspects of food and its preparation. No rock is left unturned by the bow-tied Christopher Kimball and his co-host Bridget Lancaster.
America's Test Kitchen Radio hosted by Chris Kimball and Bridget Lancaster
Listeners call in for cooking tips, kitchen tools are reviewed, and chefs and food leaders are interviewed. The dynamic format makes this hour-long podcast fun and fast-paced, and will definitely make you hungry.
Pair with: Three chocolate cakes, each made with a different recipe.