Okay, we know that listening to other people talk about food isn’t nearly as fun as actually eating it, but what better way to get your palate salivating before a meal than listening to an eloquent podcast personality describe melted cheese in graphic detail? Who knows, you may even learn a thing or two. Here are some of our favorite food podcasts:
Love Southern food so much you want to learn more about it? Then Gravy is for you. Follow the Southern Food Alliance on a half-hour journey to explore the nuances of food culture in the south.
2. The Eater Upsell
Greg Morabito and Helen Rosner host one of the hottest food Podcasts around. The Eater Upsell boasts an hour of “smart talk and shameless gossip with the food world’s most interesting people.” Even if you aren’t a self-proclaimed foodie, you’ll still love this show.
3. Cherry Bombe Radio
Women? Good. Food? Good. Podcasts that cover both? Gooood. Each week, Kerry Diamond, co-founder and editorial director of the bi-annual indie magazine Cherry Bombe conversates with the coolest chefs and bakers in the biz.
4. Burnt Toast
We love Food52’s recipes and often fall down a rabbit hole perusing through their merchandise as well. So when we found out they also have a podcast, we were stoked. The show covers a variety of quirky topics like the worst food in White House history. The tempo of each episode is upheld by an interesting guest, like a food writer, artisanal craftsman and more.
Chefs, food celebrities and restaurateurs chat about the events that shaped their career and industry outlook in this upbeat podcast.
6. Spilled Milk
Writers and comedians Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton ruminate on a specific food in each episode of Spilled Milk. From chocolate bars to chips, the two will have you ROFL with their hilarious banter about your favorite grub.
7. The Sporkful
Dan Pashman’s podcast “isn’t for foodies — it’s for eaters.” Food novices and meal mavens alike will love Pashamn’s podcast as he tackles fun topics like food emojis that anyone can relate to.
8. A Taste of the Past
Culinary Historian, Linda Pelaccio, takes you on a fascinating journey in each episode of A Taste of the Past. This podcast delves into the history and evolution of a variety of foods. Get lost in her tales about Roman food culture, industrial farming, and everything in between.
Looking for a podcast that covers more than a meal? Bite has a bit of everything for everyone. Pop culture, science, politics and more are tied back to food in each episode. Blogger Tom Philpott and Mother Jones editors Kiera Butler and Maddie Oatman gab with writers, farmers, scientists, and chefs on topics that range from stress-eating to immigration policy.
10. The Splendid Table
The Splendid Table is the longest running food podcast on our list – and for good reason. Host Francis Lam covers all aspects of the food industry – from eating, food myths, ingredients and chefs. Lam is an expert, and his spell bounding podcast will turn you form food rookie to expert in no time.
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