Everyone deserves a little entertainment while cooking. Hopefully, something that doesn’t accidentally make you chop off your fingers. Cooking shows have been more than helpful in the past but recently, podcasts have been all the rage. They have been a good source of inspiration, and come a long way when it comes to finding a pass time. There are a variety of genres when it comes to podcasts including comedy and true crime. Luckily for the kitchen connoisseurs, food podcasts are also on the rise, especially with the pandemic keeping everyone inside. Many of them discuss the history behind food, the surprisingly large impact of food on identity and culture and so much more.
Here are 6 of some of our favourite food podcasts!
This podcast has probably the best for those cooking out of their own kitchen. It covers a majority of recipes that are easy to make and follow with simple ingredients. Not only does it share recipes, but it also covers topics like anxiety which is something many people are feeling at this time. Stories and letters are encouraged to be submitted during tune-ins to be read and commented on.
Without a doubt, cooking classes are being missed. Facing the chef and learning step by step to make mistakes but come out with magic is something everybody loved about the experience. Kitchen Counter’s host, Roger, goes through thorough instructions with recipes. It’s like having the same practical experience in the comfort of your own home. If you’re worried about falling behind, he has a corresponding blog with pictures and key points so you don’t miss anything.
The Splendid Table seems to be the perfect podcast for absolutely everyone. From history, interviews and short stories, food writer/personality Francis Lam covers everything food-related. Audience questions are highly encouraged. The series covers some of the trendiest food-related topics you can usually find in the newspaper.
James Beard Award winner Dan Pashman covers everything regarding food politics and history. Some of their more popular topics include “eating your emotions” and the culinary story behind dishes. This is a great podcast to listen to for those who are looking to learn about more than recipes. As their motto states, these episodes are “not for foodies, it’s for eaters”.
With hosts Michelle Jobin and Jasmine Baker, Breaking Bread offers a platform where rich conversations of all foods and beverages are talked about. Some of the most influential guests, such as Labora’s chef and owner, Rob Braganolo, have been interviewed to talk about their journies and offer personal intakes to the food industry. Each episode is like a familial dinner table conversation and definitely worth listening to.
The only acceptable complimentary drink to a good dish is a good wine. I’ll Drink to That by New York City’s Levi Dalton creates a comfortable environment where enticing stories are shared. The type of stories you can only get with a good glass of wine. Guests include legendary winemakers and talent individuals so grab a glass yourself and join in on the fun.