Best Foodie Podcasts
We love podcasts! They’re a great way to learn new things, stay up to date with current affairs and engage with like-minded people — albeit virtually. There’s a world of foodie podcasts waiting for you to tuck into and the great news is that there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to learn more about the history of foods or want to hear about people’s epic kitchen fails, someone is having a chat about it in the podcast world. Here are some of our favourite foodie podcasts.
A Taste of the Past
In this podcast, food historian, Linda Pelacio, takes a look at the history of food in different cultures around the world and how these have shaped what and how we eat today. Have a look at the history of American cuisine, Jewish dishes and the roots of barbecue.
Our favourite episode… Comfort Food.
Comfort Eating with Grace Dent
Grace Dent, restaurant critic for The Guardian, sheds light on the lesser celebrated foods we eat when we’re in need of a bit of a pick-me-up. Comfort Eating is a podcast about the foods we choose when no one is watching, and the ones we wouldn’t necessarily share on our Instagram feeds. Each week, she asks guest celebrities to spill the beans on their favourite comfort foods and when they most enjoy (and need) them.
Our favourite episode… S1E4 Mae Martin.
Desert Island Dishes
Chef and host, Margie Nomura, invites guest chefs, TV personalities, restaurant critics and food writers to talk about all things food. We love that chef Nomura asks each guest which dish they would pick if they were hypothetically stranded on a ‘desert island’ hence the name of the show. In between anecdotes and banter, guests share which meal has influenced their perception of food and what their fondest memory is.
Our favourite episode… Giles Coren: Restaurant Critic, Food Writer and TV Presenter.
Gastropod looks at food culture through the lens of history and science. Be prepared to learn some really interesting things about food and global food culture. There are episodes exploring what exactly smoke is in food and how it affects flavour, as well as an entire episode dedicated to garlic! If you’re looking for something interesting and relevant to everyday life, Gastropod is a must for your podcast library.
Our favourite episode… Where There’s Smoke There’s… Whiskey, Fish, and Barbecue!
Green Eggs and Dan
If you love fun food factoids and have a keen sense of humour, Green Eggs and Dan, is worth tuning in to. Comedian, Dan Ahdoot, invites some of his favourite people to join the conversation — topics include ‘why brunch is over-rated’, ‘culinary appropriation’ and giving random foods like kumquat a chance. We especially love the History Bites segment where host Dan informs listeners about the origins and how certain foods have changed throughout history.
Our favourite episode… History Bites War.
Home Cooking is a mini-series that was produced during hard lockdown as a way to help people figure out what to cook while in quarantine. Hosts Hrishikesh Hirway and Samin Nosrat — author of Salt Fat Acid Heat — helped provide some inspiration to get people out of the slump and into the kitchen. Even though lockdown is no more, Home Cooking remains a staple podcast series and a great listen if you’re in need of daily cooking inspiration.
Our favourite episode… Old Bay Leaves, New Bae Arrives.
Radio Cherry Bombe
Cherry Bomb Magazine editor in-chief and founder, Kerry Diamond, invites celebrated women in the world of food and drink to chat on her podcast. From gaining perspective about the food and media industry to reminiscing on some of the greats like Julia Child and Anthony Bourdain, they cover it all. Kerry Diamond’s soothing voice makes for an easy listen and each guest makes you feel as if you’re a part of the conversation.
Our favourite episode… Gabi Melian Says Keep Cooking, Be Happy.
From the mind of genius, David Chang, Recipe Club is a podcast that explores the best ways to cook popular dishes. Hosts, David Chang and Chris Ying, are joined by guest chefs each week who prepare, eat and judge three renditions of the same dish. Think brownies, chickpeas, turkey, mashed potatoes and even instant ramen — they cover every type of popular recipe and explore the many interesting ways you can cook and enjoy them. It’s hilarious, unpretentious and we adore it.
Our favourite episode… Canned Tuna
The Splendid Table
The Splendid Table is a weekly podcast creating conversations at the intersection of food, culture and people. If food is involved, they are talking about it. Tune in every week to listen to the musings of award-winning journalist, Francis Lam, speaking about everything from why more people should be eating sea urchins to how social media affects the way we eat.
Our favourite episode… The Importance of Eating Sea Urchins
The Sporkful, hosted by Dan Pashman, is a podcast for eaters, not foodies. Exploring food through the lens of race, culture, history and science, this podcast covers how food and eating shape the way we live our lives.
Our favourite episode… How Prison Ramen Saved my Life
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