Favorite food podcasts?
- amkirkland Dec 4, 2006 04:40 PM
I get a few food podcasts (which, oddly, I listen to while jogging... sort of a yin yang thing), but am looking for some other good ones. I really like KCRW's and The Splendid Table and would like to find something as informative as these. I also really enjoy NPR food, some of the Culinary Podcast Network shows and the Hidden Kitchens series. Anyone know of some gems I should add?
I too listen to podcasts while jogging - and NPR food is among them. I look forward to seeing what others suggest.
Bon Appetit and Gourmet both have podcasts but I haven't tried them myself yet.
On a non-food note I've found NPR's Wait,Wait Don't Tell me to be a great listen while jogging - as long as you don't mind people looking at you funny when you bust out laughing!
I was really disappointed by the Gourmet podcasts-- not substantive. I'll have to try the ones your recommend. There was also a hilarious Times Talks session (nytimes.com) with Rachel Ray and a couple of other FN stars (not a big Ray fan, but it was still interesting). Also not food-related, but my favorite show to listen to on Podcast is This American Life (the approx. 15 min. "acts" are great for workouts).
I enjoy listening to "The Restaurant Guys", who, although based in NJ have a non-local appeal too. (I'm not in their area) They very often have interviews with famous chefs, wine people, and people in the know regarding current food trends, etc.. It is also just interesting to learn about the restaurant industry but their podcast is in no way limited to that. You can get it on iTunes. I also like the above mentioned podcasts. If you're into wine, "The Cellar Rat" is kind of interesting, too. He's in Healdsburg, CA and if you listen from the start, was just a novice who quit his job in the midwest and went to work in a vineyard.
I usually enjoy The Restaurant Guys from WCTC in New Jersey. It is a repackaging of their daily talk show. The have a lot of interesting guests from the biz.
I'll second the vote for Good Food from KCRW but listening to the Market Report segment makes me green with envy.
Off the Broiler from one of the founders of eGullet can be good to but it only comes out occasionally and the sound quality can leave a lot to be desired.
Eat Feed is awesome -- "The food podcast network that takes you back in time, across the country, around the world, and back to your own table."
I've been listening to it since it first began (It got Podcast of the Year in 2005)
And you can use the Culinary Podcast Network to find more tasty podcasts...http://www.gildedfork.com/culinarypod...
This is a recurring thread on this board but FWIW, my must listens are Good Food (Evan rocks!); Eat Feed (Anne Bramley); NPR Food and about 3 weeks ago Splendid Table became available (not just the Q&A but the entire show. That should feed any chowhound's craving for content for a week!
Off the broiler is a decent podcast from Jason Perlow (founder of eGullet). He interviews various chefs and foodies in the NY/NJ area. He has a website as well.......offthebroiler.wordpress.com
I enjoy Off The Broiler too.... I just wish Jason would work on the production values of the show. It sounds like the conversation is going on in a subterranean bathroom. Hsiao-Ching Chou does a good job in a similar setting with her show On Food.
Which reminds me.... I also like On Food with Hsiao-Ching Chou. She has conversations with local and national food people, often over a meal. It's kind of like Dinner for Five on IFC but all about the food.
I find On Food to be excellent content but find that it's edited funnily and makes her sound like she's not a good interviewer it just irratated me too much; same as with Grace Ann Walden's SF Chronicle Podcasts. It had low production and listening to people chomp their food was too much!
I agree that the Splendid Table is amazing. I also love The Dinner Party, which is part culture commentary, part food podcast. They always have really good guests and stick to a "dinner party" format where the discussion changes based on the stage during the dinner. So "ice-breakers" are news/current events, etc. the recent podcast with Jon Hamm, was deeeeelicious http://bit.ly/IhLonV
another food podcast I'm still making my way thru with a good deal of fun is from the Edible Communities group.
I'm head over heels in love with this company which continues to expand and promote such glorious food, wine, travel stories/guides via free magazine, podcast, app skins and national conferences. Our local group here in NJ have a passion for what they do in the edible Jersey mag issue after issue.
If you like comedy -- especially the so-called "alternative comedy movement -- you should check out "Dining with Doug and Karen" on the Nerdist Network (available on iTunes as well)
Comedian Doug Benson and TV comedy writer Karen Anderson invite a comedian friend to sit down and enjoy a meal served to them by a Los Angeles chef. During the podcast they discuss comedy, film (Doug Benson also hosts "Doug Loves Movies") and of course food.
Guest chefs range from a variety of food truck operators to noted LA chefs such as Ludo Lefebvre and "Masterchef" finalist Becky Reams.
I listen to food podcasts all the time. My list;
Go Fork yourself (Andrew Zimmern)
Salt & Fat
Mouth of wonder
Mystery meet find dining
Nutrition diva quick and dirty tips
Americas test kitchen radio
Joy the baker