Food Media: Podcasts
I know what you’re thinking. Podcasts? About food? Yes, they exist, and yes, they are good and useful. The benefit of this platform in food media is that it’s a good way to discuss the frills. The scientific bits of food no one wants to talk about in a recipe. The social issues surrounding sustainability of seafood. Interviews with juggernaut food personalities and other professionals in the job.
They’re a good time waster if you’re looking to absorb more information about the whole ‘food scene’. There are few that I listen to that focus on only one part of this big world. I tend to turn them on when I’m cooking dinner.
Here are two I can recommend to you so far.
Bon Appetit Foodcast
This has quickly become a staple among my podcast subscriptions. It comes from the magazine juggernaut of the same name, and I will say this for them: they are doing a great job embracing nontraditional media. They update every Wednesday, and I listen on spotify. You can find them on a variety of podcast platforms. Expect varied content. Recipe discussions, interviews, all kinds of things.
The foodcast is hosted by their Editor-In-Cheif Adam Rapoport. He’s a fantastic personality with a penchant for hosting a variety of guests. He clearly researches the topics they discuss in order to ask the good questions.
On their June 6th edition, they were discussion our cookbook of the month, Six Seasons. What a coincidence! It appears to be well received in the community, so I’m glad I picked it up. This episode, of course, was focusing on vegetables.
Sporkful recently won the James Beard Award for Best Food Podcast, and after binge listening through a few episodes, I can tell you it was well deserved. Dan Pashman is a wonderful host, and he gets guests such as Nigella Lawson. This show updates on Monday, and the topics are great fun. Their last episode I listened to had a segment about supermarket etiquette. I had a good laugh.
They keep things both informative and entertaining. This can sometimes be a challenge for podcasts, but not for Dan Pashman. I listen to them on spotify as well. It’s my preferred platform for all podcasts.
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