A veritable feast!
What’s better than binging on podcasts? Binging on podcasts about food! There are many hilarious, inspiring and insightful food podcasts to chose from – and here we have a selection. These are not about cooking, but rather the history and origins of food, our favourite foods, our obsession with food and our, sometimes complex, relationships with food.
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Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell’s journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
This episode is entitled McDonald’s Broke My Heart. McDonald’s used to make the best fast food french fries in the world — until they changed their recipe in 1990. Revisionist History travels to the top food R&D lab in the country to discover what was lost, and why for the past generation we’ve been eating french fries that taste like cardboard.Play
This podcast tells the weird and surprising and funny backstories around food and drink. This is not a recipe show. And this is not a show about celebrity chefs or what they like to eat. Proof goes beyond recipes and cooking to investigate the foods we love and don’t love; ask the big questions; and uncover the hidden backstories that feed your food-obsessed brain. Hosted by Bridget Lancaster
This episode entitled: The Reconstruction of A Royal Cake tells the story of how, when the replica of Queen Elizabeth’s wedding cake was destroyed by anarchists in 2015, hundreds of people would come together to make yet another replica of the replica royal wedding cake: For the Queen, for craft, and for Bermondsey.
One of the world’s top food critics lunches big names in a restaurant of his choosing. Crackling anecdotes and blistering chat, lubricated by killer cooking.
In this episode : Stanley Tucci and Jay are out to eat at Giorgio Locatelli’s Michelin Starred Locanda Locatelli in Marylebone, London. They talk about cooking with Meryl Streep, turning down The Usual Suspects, and living after losing a spouse.Play
Comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite special guests into their magical restaurant to each choose their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. Ever wanted to eat your dream meal? It’s time to order Off Menu.
Richard Osman – of ‘Pointless’, ‘House of Games’ and ‘Taskmaster’ fame – this episode’s guest, bringing with him fascinating food thoughts and memories. Plus, he picks on Ed and picks holes in the format.Play
In Our Time is a live BBC radio discussion series exploring a wide variety of historical topics, presented by Melvyn Bragg, since 15 October 1998.
In this episode, Bragg and guests discuss the history of coffee, from its origins in Ethiopia, to its part in the slave trade and its social impact as caffeinated customers stayed awake for longer and were more animated and this helped to spread ideas and influence culture.Play
Lara Prendergast and Olivia Potts interview notable guests about their life, through the food and drink that has come to define it. Lara is the Food and Drink Editor of Spectator Life and Olivia is Spectator Life’s Vintage Chef
Here they talk tp John Williams, the ebullient Executive Chef at the Ritz. He talks to Lara and Livvy about breaking into the London fine dining scene as a boy from Tyneside, how the Ritz is as far from rustic as you can get, and his friendship with Margaret Thatcher, when she lived at the hotel in her last years.
Chartered Psychologist, Kimberley Wilson hosts the Stronger Minds Podcast and brings you everything you need to know about how to build a healthier brain and a stronger mind, including food and nutrition.
Crime and Nourishment is a four part series within this podcast highlighting the link between poor nutrition, hunger and crime. The evidence of improved behaviour and academic outcomes for children with access to breakfast clubs, of reduced violence with improved nutrition in prison populations, as well as other research from around the world on nutrition, brain and behaviour, is well-established. But we’re still no closer to answering on key question. Why aren’t we doing anything with this information?
This is Episode 1 entitled: The Kids Aren’t Alright and examines the evidence that shows the beneficial effect of nutrition on childhood behavioural disorders and the the surprising and worrying link between hunger and school exclusions.Play
Hosted by chef and food writer Margie Nomura, the concept of Desert Island Dishes is one that you really, really wish you thought of first. It’s like Desert Island Discs, but for food. How great is that?! The podcast sees Margie sit down with a wide variety of people to talk about the seven dishes that have most shaped their life. And of course we will also discover what their last dish would be before being cast off to the desert island.
In this episode she talks to Felicity Cloake: Author of the Guardian’s “How to Cook The Perfect….” column, New Statesman Columnist and cookbook author.Play
Food Non-Fiction tells the incredible true stories behind food. They take you on a wild food journey – through history, and around the world – a heady mix of food historians, food scientists, and food journalists.
In this episode, When Impossible Burgers Became Possible and they talk about the early history of meat alternatives and then talk to the Impossible Foods team to understand how this modern meat alternative was created.