I’ve been listening to podcasts for years. They are an excellent source of entertainment, education and many times inspiration. Over time I’ve compiled a pretty decent list of subscriptions.
The following list is certainly not complete. I’ve culled some of the inactive podcasts and added a few new ones. There are also a lot of regional culinary podcasts that I’ve left off. If you know of any that should be on this list, please let me know! Here they are, complete with recent shows:
Your weekly treat from Evan Kleiman. By tuning in to Good Food, you can discover great restaurants that you’ve never heard of, the politics of consumption, explorations of cultures through their food customs and some of the most interesting people who devote their lives to various elements of the food supply.
Lynne Rossetto Kasper has won numerous awards as host of “The Splendid Table,” including two James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, three Clarion Awards (2007, 2008, 2009) from Women in Communication and a Gracie Allen Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show.
Here at Spilled Milk headquarters, we combine food and comedy in a bowl and stir it up until it explodes. Join your jovial (possibly too jovial) hosts, Molly and Matthew, for recipes, cooking tips, winning lotto numbers, and catfights. Spilled Milk has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to treat any disease, but just between you and me, it probably cures chlamydia.
Provenance and pleasure, history and health – Radio 4’s weekly look at food. Making sense of food, from the kitchen and canteen, to the farm and factory. We place food in its historical and cultural context; call to account policy makers and industry decision makers; and celebrate the sheer pleasure of good food.
Earth Eats is a weekly podcast, public radio program and blog bringing you the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture.
TV Host and Foodist Alton Brown reviews recent food news, chats with celebrities about their culinary passions, takes calls from listeners, and basically does whatever he flippin’ wants for 45 minutes.
Nutrition Diva host Monica Reinagel is a board-certified Licensed Nutritionist and a professionally-trained chef. She has authored four books on health and nutrition and her advice is regularly featured on television, radio, on the web, and in the nation’s leading newspapers and magazines.
The Stella Culinary School Podcast is our flagship audio series that started it all. Originally known as “The Free Culinary School Podcast,” this ongoing series starts with the most basic skills, with each episode building on the next as your knowledge grows. Hosted by Jacob Burton, Executive Chef of The Cedar House Sport Hotel and Stella Restaurant, this podcast strives to replicate the same lectures that a student would receive at top culinary schools around the world.
Vegetarian (it’s vegan!) Food for Thought is a “life-changing” podcast that leaves listeners feeling supported, motivated, and inspired. Celebrating a way of life that encompasses compassion for everyone, this podcast addresses all every issue related to being vegan, including food, cooking, nutrition, animal rights, family dynamics, food politics, and social psychology – and debunks the myths surrounding these issues.
On The Sporkful we discuss, debate, and obsess over the most ridiculous food-related minutiae, always seeking ways to Eat More Better. This James Beard Award-nominated podcast is hosted by former NPR producer Dan Pashman, who’s joined by a wide range of guests and callers. The Sporkful’s not for foodies, it’s for eaters. New episodes are posted every two weeks.
Michael Harlan Turkell captures the inner workings of kitchens and documents the lives of chefs in their restaurant world. On The Food Seen, he’ll further explore the amalgamation of food and art by talking to artists from a multitude of media. Guest will range from photographers, food stylists, interior architects for restaurants, industrial designers — all the players that make you want to eat with your eyes.
Explore endless menu possibilities with videos from the Chefs from the Culinary Institute of America.
Leite’s Culinaria’s podcast “Talking With My Mouth Full” takes an unexpected–and often irreverent–look at the ways food and drink intersect our lives. In each episode, hosts David Leite and Renee Schettler Rossi and their guests question, laugh, and quibble their way through all manner of culinary conundrums, obsessions, fads, and fancies.
Proof is a new podcast from America’s Test Kitchen, hosted by Bridget Lancaster. It goes beyond recipes and cooking to investigate the foods we love (such as deep-fried oreos and tiki drinks) and don’t love (like once-in-vogue celery and the meteoric rise of the grain bowl). We ask the big questions (where do food cravings come from?) and uncover the hidden backstories that feed your food-obsessed brain. Proof solves food mysteries, one story at a time.
Dave Arnold, chef and inventor, answers listener questions on the latest innovative techniques, equipment, and ingredients in the food world.
Eat Your Words is the weekly radio dispatch from Cathy Erway, founder of the blog Not Eating Out In New York. Every week, Cathy is joined by authors of books that you just want to eat up — from colorful cookbooks to food memoirs to exposes on the food industry, it’s all meaty topic for discussion.
If there is one thing Anne Saxelby knows, its cheese. Cutting the Curd, heard every Monday on HRN, finds Anne disseminating that dairy know-how to the listening public. Every episode also includes guests from the world of dairy, ranging from historians to farmers, chefs to cheese mongers, all engaging in dairy discourse so that you might gain a better understanding (and a better block) of this thing we call cheese.
The Sam Livecast is a cross between a radio talk show and a TV cooking show…if they were politically incorrect and irreverent. With new episodes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to tune in. Everyone will be able to watch or listen to all our past episodes a number of different ways-each one suited to fit your unique and busy life.
Chef Keith Snow is the founding Chef and CEO of Harvest Eating, and multi platform brand that helps inspire people to cook with local foods using seasonal methods.
The Kitchen Sisters Present… Stories from the b-side of history. Lost recordings, hidden worlds, people possessed by a sound, a vision, a mission. The episodes tell deeply layered stories, lush with interviews, field recordings and music. From powerhouse producers The Kitchen Sisters (Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, Fugitive Waves and coming soon… The Keepers). “The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast” —Ira Glass. The Kitchen Sisters Present is produced in collaboration with Nathan Dalton and Brandi Howell and mixed by Jim McKee.
Gastropod looks at food through the lens of science and history. Co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode every two weeks.
Let’s stop doing things in the kitchen that made sense in the 19th century but not in the 21st. Milk Street travels the world to bring you the very best ideas and techniques with no lists of hard-to-find ingredients, strange cookware, or all-day methods to slow you down.
Linda Pelaccio, a culinary historian, takes a weekly journey through the history of food on A Taste of the Past. Tune in for interviews with authors, scholars and culinary chroniclers who discuss food culture from ancient Mesopotamia and Rome to the grazing tables and deli counters of today. Each week Linda explores the lively link between food cultures of the present and past.
Savor digs into how people live and how they eat – and why. Hosts Anney Reese and Lauren Vogelbaum interview the culinary creators and consumers of the world, exploring the science, history, and culture of food and drink, all with a key question in mind: Why do we like what we like, and how can we find more of those things?
Gravy is our journal and podcast duo of original narratives that are fresh, unexpected, and thought-provoking.
Featuring interviews with chefs, writers, and, well, anyone who has something cool to say about food.
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits that might change the way we think about food, cooking and eating. An expert panel answers audience questions.
Smart Mouth is a podcast that cares mostly about food. We talk to the most interesting people we know, working in all kinds of industries, about their favorite dishes. It’s a way of finding out what makes them tick.
Food intersects with our lives in more ways than we think. Food52’s Burnt Toast podcast chases those stories to give listeners the perfect pieces of snackable dinner-party fodder—all inside of a commute’s time. In each episode, host Michael Harlan Turkell explores a different aspect of food culture and community, highlighting the often-surprising past informing what we eat every day, and meeting some of the people shaping food’s present and future.
Radio Cherry Bombe features interviews with the coolest, most creative women in the world of food. Each week, host Kerry Diamond, co-founder and editorial director of the indie magazine Cherry Bombe, talks to the chefs, bakers, pastry chefs, stylists, writers, cookbook authors, and others making it happen.
The Food Chain examines the business, science and cultural significance of food, and what it takes to put food on your plate.
Welcome to Special Sauce, a James Beard–nominated podcast hosted by Serious Eats founder Ed Levine. Join us each week for intimate conversations about food and life between Ed and well-known food lovers like Calvin Trillin, Ruth Reichl, and Chris Kimball.
Join top food writer Chris Nuttall-Smith for an obsessive, fascinating journey through the hidden stories of the things we eat. Each episode chows down on one food phenomenon, revealing the unexpected cultural ingredients. Part science, part business, part psychology — always fresh and delicious.
The Racist Sandwich podcast serves up a perspective that you don’t hear often: that both food and the ways we consume, create, and interpret it can be political. From discussions about racism in food photography to interviews with chefs of color about their experiences in the restaurant world, hosts Soleil Ho and Zahir Janmohamed hash out a diverse range of topics with humor, grace, and very little pretension.
Bite is a podcast for people who think hard about their food. Join acclaimed food and farming blogger Tom Philpott, Mother Jones editors Kiera Butler and Maddie Oatman, and a tantalizing guest list of writers, farmers, scientists, and chefs as they uncover the surprising stories behind what ends up on your plate. We’ll help you digest the food news du jour, explore the politics and science of what you eat and why—and deliver plenty of tasty tidbits along the way.
Los Angeles native, Neil Saavedra, is host and producer of The Fork Report, KFI-AM640’s favorite program for foodies featuring chef interviews, recipes, cooking tips and tricks, must eat recommendations and more!
The Feed Podcast is a collaboration between Chicago Chef/Restaurateur Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco, Leña Brava) and 13-time James Beard Award winning food journalist Steve Dolinsky. Each show tackles a different subject: wine, spirits, food trends or audio postcards from foreign cities, but some also tackle issues like seafood sustainability and the ability of some diners to “buy” reservations at restaurants.
The Dinner Party Download is a fast and funny hour of culture, food, and conversation. Think of it as public radio’s arts & leisure section.
Listen to Jason Shepard of cuttingedgemeals.com rant about food, talk food news, and answer your questions.
Each week on the Eater Upsell, hosts Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen dive into meaty food world topics of the day, interview important industry figures, and debate and explore topics as serious as unfair labor practices and sexual harassment and as light as instagram museums and the best at home pint of ice cream. It’s a must listen for any food world obsessive or Eater fan.
The chart topping podcast for the UK’s best food magazine, delicious. magazine, featuring stories and hot topics from the world of food. From small producers to the best chefs in the world, from delightful dishes to the big issues in health, food waste and sustainability, from high-profile interviews to words of wisdom from the country’s most thoughtful food writers, the delicious. podcast explores just about everything that’s on the plate in 21st century Britain.
Join chef and founder of Momofuku Dave Chang as he shares his thoughts on the culinary world and much more.
Interviews with chefs, restaurant owners and operators, and great industry leaders.
Modernist Cuisine founder Nathan Myhrvold and head chef Francisco Migoya are back with host Jordan Werner Barry and executive producer Michael Harlan Turkell for season two of Modernist BreadCrumbs, a special series taking a new look at one of the oldest staples of the human diet: bread. This season builds on where we “startered” last year, looking at the discoveries and techniques from Modernist Bread and interviewing the bakers, scientists, chefs, authors, millers, and Bread Heads who are shaping the future of bread. We’ll take deep dives into the microbial world, heritage grains, flatbreads, and breads with holes, but we’ll also step back and look at how bread intersects with culture, fermentation, immigration, art, and tradition.
What is Japanese food? Sushi? Ramen? Kaiseki? What about Izakaya? What exactly are they? Akiko Katayama, a Japanese native, New York-based food writer and director of the New York Japanese Culinary Academy, will tell you all about the real Japanese food and food culture. Her guests will range from a sake producer whose family has centuries of sake-making history, to a great American chef who pushes the envelope of Japanese cuisine.
The Brothers Green have made national television appearances on the Rachael Ray show and Food Networks “Chopped” and host their own cooking show on their “Brothers Green Eats” Youtube Channel. While other cooking shows are trying to impress the high class foodie with exotic flavors and exclusive restaurants, the brothers have decided to focus on the common cook. The brothers cook for all ages, shapes and flavors and spend everyday working passionately to inspire those in need to get out there and connect to their ingredients, to connect to their friends and connect most importantly to themselves using food as the vehicle for exploring all of this
Each episode, join Eli Sussman as he hosts a one-on-one conversation with a chef or restaurateur about his/her childhood, first jobs in food, and the path they chose that led them to become the chef or restaurateur they are today. From how it all began, to where they are now and everything in between.
Author Andrew Friedman, one of the nation’s chief chroniclers of professional kitchen life, interviews a diverse cross-section of the best and biggest names in the business, bringing his personal relationships and industry knowledge to bear in coaxing personal and professional revelations from his guests.
Created by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, Inside Julia’s Kitchen is your window into the Foundation’s world. Through our podcast, you’ll meet the bright lights of today’s food world, from the organizations the Foundation supports and works with to further Julia’s legacy to individuals at the forefront of cooking, culinary history, and food writing. We’ll be talking to those who are shaping the way we eat, cook and think about food, just as Julia did by inviting the country’s top talent into her kitchen. So, grab a seat at the Foundation’s table and listen in.
Meet the innovators at the intersection of technology and food. Tech Bites investigates the profound ways the rapidly evolving digital world is transforming how we discover, produce, and share food in the real world. Are the food revolution and the start-up generation in sync or in conflict? Host Jennifer Leuzzi explores how technology impacts our culinary lives.