Podcasts can be a great accompaniment to many a household task: vacuuming, dusting, doing the dishes, and cooking! We love these podcasts to turn on while we whip up dinner, or for a morning walk to inspire the upcoming week’s meals. Some are snack-sized and some more meal-worthy, but whatever the case these are our favorite food-related podcasts.
Taglined “it’s not for foodies, it’s for eaters,” The Sporkful is a show about pretty much anything you might have put in your mouth. The show broaches a variety of topics via a mix of celebrity interviews, multipart episodes that focus on a specific place, item, or culinary technique, and lots of questions. Our favorite episodes have got to be where host Dan Pashman takes call-in questions from listeners about food-related marital disputes!
This fantastic foodie podcast is full of food history, stories, conspiracy theories and trends in the food industry. It’s brought to you buy one of our long time favorite meal kit delivery services, Blue Apron. There’s only one season and each tells a unique food story, so this can be a quick binge or you can listen to one-offs whenever hunger strikes. If you want to listen to just one episode, we recommend the first one all about Kale and how it blew up as a food trend.
If you are a chocolate enthusiast, add this to your podcast repertoire asap! Currently on hiatus, the show has a small (but bingeable!) back catalog that will have you drooling in no time. Covering “the continuum of chocolate,” episodes cover where your favorite treat comes from, how it’s made, who’s doing the making, and why it is those bitter seeds taste oh-so-good to us!
As comedians, hosts Molly and Matthew, start each episode of Spilled Milk with a food-related topic (such as how to choose the perfect pasta width, what constitutes junk food in Iceland, and way more than you ever wanted to know about leeks) and then it often devolves into a “show that is sort of about nothing” (their words, not mine!) leaving listeners both informed and humored.
This podcast is kind of like a science/history podcast in stealth mode as a foodie podcast and we just love it. The latest episode talks all about time as an ingredient and how time is a huge part of cooking. They interview Jenny Linford about her book The Missing Ingredient: The Curious Role of Time in Food and Flavor (which we can’t wait to read!) and talk to Bryan Davis who created Lost Spirits Distillery which is one of our favorite Los Angeles tours (for locals and tourists alike!).
Do you have any food, dining, or eating podcasts you listen to and recommend?? Let us know in the comments!