Top 5: Food Podcasts
The Splendid Table
The Splendid Table is This American Life for foodies. Each week, chef-turned-cookbook author Lynne Rossetto Kasper talks to some of the best chefs, bloggers, celebrities, and taste makers in the culinary world about various topics. She also answers listeners’ questions about what to do with the leftover ingredients in their fridge. Each week, I look forward to this show popping up on my podcast queue.
Food is the New Rock
Hosted by Zach Brooks, the mastermind behind the Midtown Lunch blog, along with KCRW DJ Chuck P, this podcast coined the term: “Where chefs talk about music and musicians talk about food.” Every week, the duo sits down with some of the biggest names in both the food and the music world, including Marcus Samuelsson, Henry Rollins, Susan Feniger, My Morning Jacket , Michael Voltaggio, DJ Dieselboy, and more. God’s honest truth—I didn’t know about Food is the New Rock until after I started KitchenMixtape.com. Since learning about the podcast, I’ve spent hours listening to the back catalog, my favorite being the interview with Henry Rollins.
The Food Seen
The Food Seen is hosted by aspiring chef-turned-photographer Michael Harlan Turkell, who spends an hour each week talking with chefs, food stylists, photographers, and even the occasional food blogger.
A hipster music and foodie show at its finest! Hosts and twin bothers Greg and Darin Bresnitz split their live 45 minute podcast between interviews with food personalities and visiting bands. The brothers have been producing the podcast for more than two years—recording nearly 150 episodes.
Funnyman Dan Pashman hosts this biweekly podcast, which sports the tagline “It’s not for foodies, it’s for eaters.” Unlike most food-related podcasts, The Sporkful chooses a food topic for each episode and discusses the history behind it and how the dish came about. I highly recommend the fried chicken episode.
Heritage Radio Network
Both The Food Scene and Snacky Tunes are part of the Heritage Radio Network, a live internet radio talk station broadcasting from Roberta’s pizza in Williamsburg, New York. With more than 30 shows a week, this station has a show for just about any kind of foodie.