For those who love stories about food but rarely have time to read the news, feed your hunger for entertainment with this list of popular food podcasts.
Story by Abby Moore
Produced by Kenzi Wilbur and hosted by Food52’s cofounders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, Burnt Toast invites guests to join in on conversations about all things food. Their first podcast focuses on weird foods, while their most recent podcast investigates the rotisserie machine and its ability to make the juiciest chicken around. The curious conversations that take place in Burnt Toast provide a consistent form of entertainment. Listen to Burnt Toast here.
Go Fork Yourself
Go Fork Yourself is a podcast created by Andrew Zimmerman, host of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods. He joins Molly Mogren, a fellow food and travel expert, to give restaurant recommendations around the world and discuss popular food trends. This is the perfect podcast for those with a sense of adventure, both in food and in travel. Listen to Go Fork Yourself here.
The Dinner Party
This off-the-wall podcast hosted by self-proclaimed party planners Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam is “an hour-long celebration of culture, food and conversation,” according to its website. With star-studded guests including Kristen Bell, Nick Offerman, Anna Kendrick among others, each episode brings an element of intrigue. The hilarious banter will leave you with topics of conversation to prevent your future dinner parties from ever becoming dull. Listen to the Dinner Party here.
Radio Cherry Bombe
Cherry Bombe began as a bi-annual magazine to celebrate women in the food industry. Their mission statement, according to their site, is to talk “about sustenance and style and things that nourish the mind, the eye and, of course, the stomach.” Witty cofounders Wu and Kerry Diamond decided to bring the magazine to life through their weekly podcasts. The hosts chat with fascinating women in the food world to bring their audience enlightening content about food and feminism. Listen to Cherry Bombe here.
America’s Test Kitchen
America’s Test Kitchen is the at-home chef’s ultimate podcast. The title of their show alludes to the literal test kitchen in which their studio is set up. The hosts of the show make and remake recipes, sometimes upwards of 50 times, until they achieve the perfect technique and use the right and ingredients. Each episode is about one hour long and combines scientific and personal judgements to instruct cooks and food lovers in a compelling way. Listen to America's Test Kitchen here.