Podcasts are great entertainment plus informative, whether you’re on the road, in the airplane, or at the gym. You can select from news, sports, gossip, self-improvement, and our favorite– food. Here’s a roundup of our favorite food podcasts for 2017. Each show averages 45-50 minutes with new ones available every week.
The Splendid Table
One of the longest-running and most beloved radio shows about food and lifestyle, The Splendid Table is “for people who love to eat.” In February 2017, Francis Lam became the new host after Lynne Rossetto-Kasper retired after twenty-one years. Francis discusses with leaders of the food industry on a range topics from food myths and fine dining to the best cooking methods and trendy ingredients. You can call in and have your cooking questions answered on the podcast and the radio (American Public Media).
Milk Street Radio
If you want to learn how to cook, listen to one that makes the list by CNN of “5 of the best food podcasts of 2016.” Christopher Kimball, founder of Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio, envisions his television and radio shows as teaching “bold, simple recipes and techniques” adapted for home cooking. Inspirations come from around the world with staff sent onsite to conduct field work. There are interviews, new recipes, caller-in sessions, and food culture. Have a cooking question? Call 855-4-BOWTIE and you may have your question answered live by Christopher Kimball, who introduces himself as “You know me—I’m the guy with the bowtie,” and Sara Moulton, culinary expert and tv cooking show host on Food Network.
Radio Cherry Bombe
This podcast Radio Cherry Bombe features interviews of the most celebrated women in the world of food, including chefs, bakers, cookbook writers, farmers, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs. Host Kerry Diamond, co-founder and editorial director of the biannual indie magazine, Cherry Bombe, encourages you to listen to get “All Fired Up,” the radio theme song. (Heritage Radio Network)
Bon Appetit Foodcast
Listen to the pages of Bon Appetit, American food and entertaining magazine, come alive on the Bon Appetit Foodcast. Learn about food trends, cooking, and entertaining tips, as magazine editor Adam Rapoport interviews top chefs, restaurateurs, and cookbook authors. Magazine staff also contributes with discussions on culture and cooking, such as interviews of people who travel the world for snacks, the staff’s personal ‘healthy-ish’ eating strategies for feeding their kids during the summer, to Mario Batali’s vegetarian meatballs and Gwyneth Paltrow’s insider tips to curb 4pm hunger pains.
TED Talks- playlist for foodies
TED Talks, originally founded in 1984 as a conference, posts well-respected talks online for free distribution. Both videos and audio versions are available and range in topics from science to culture to art and design. Each talk is a maximum of 18 minutes, so you get to the main idea quickly. You can customize your own list or listen to one curated for you, such as the TED: Talks for Foodies playlist with 9 talks from a range of food experts including chefs (e.g. Dan Barber), bread artisans (Peter Reinhart), cookbook writers (Jennifer Lee), food scientists (Nathan Myhrvold) and food entrepreneurs (Sam Kass).
America’s Test Kitchen
Known for its zealous and scientific testing of recipes, America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) extends its brand of cooking shows, magazines, and websites to the America’s Test Kitchen Podcast. Characteristic of the brand, the podcast features kitchen gadget reviews, recipe testing, question and answer sessions, and interviews with food experts. The original founder and director Christopher Kimball was the main host of the podcast along with Bridget Lancaster who was a key figure on the caller-in sessions. After five years, ATK stopped producing new episodes in 2017 and instead, ATK’s culinary experts contribute to The Splendid Table. The archive of 535 episodes, each just under an hour, is still available and engaging. Much of its content is evergreen, such as the best way to deglaze a pan, how to season cast iron skillets, and the myth about waiting to salt dried beans.