Two Terrific New Food Podcasts
Most likely you already have Good Food, The Splendid Table, and America’s Test Kitchen Radio lined up in your podcast subscriptions. And maybe you even take it to the next level with Spilled Milk, Joy the Baker/Homefries, and The Sporkful. But if you’re looking for even more food-related podcasts, these two new offerings are worth checking out:
- Talking With My Mouth Full is the brand new podcast from our friends at Leite’s Culinaria. Just barely a week old, this podcast only has one episode but I’m already hooked. Hosted by LC’s founder David Leite and editor-in-chief Renee Schettler Rossi, the show is funny and informative, living up to its promise to be unexpected and irreverent.
With in the first 10 minutes, I learned something I didn’t know: when making a cookie recipe, you should not bring butter to room temperature before incorporating it with sugar, which is contrary to most recipes. The reason for this, explained David’s guests Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein, is that colder butter incorporates more air into the batter and which will help prevent flat cookies. This, of course, works best when you use your stand mixer.
- Slate’s Table to Farm is an eight-podcast series hosted by Slate’s food editor Laura Anderson and The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman. They just released their last episode last week and I’m hoping they will continue it at some point because it was a fun, informative look at our various food systems. Dan and Laura are very different, but equally passionate, people. Laura is quieter and a vegetarian where as Dan comes off as more gregarious and represents the meat eater with much enthusiasm.
Each episode takes on a different aspect of our food system. Beginning with fish, Laura and Dan go on to explore eggs, beef, apples, soft drinks, pork, bread, and milk and cheese. Each episode has a guest expert or two, and ends with a recipe, which is also printed up on the show page.
(Image: Leite’s Culinaria)