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Hungry for some food podcast recommendations?

I have been a longtime fan of The Splendid Table podcast but, until recently, have not listened to many other culinary or food-related podcasts. If you have been interested in the food genre of podcasts, allow me to share a list of the shows that have made their way into my playlist.

The Splendid Table

For more than 20 years, The Splendid Table has connected people through the universal language of food and eating. Francis Lam has hosted since 2017 and is very warm and engaging, and episodes have a mix of interviews, conversations with contributors as well as focusing on the place of food in our culture. As an added bonus, the show includes plenty of amazing recipes. 

Food 360 with Marc Murphy

Restaurateur and Food Network Chopped judge Marc Murphy started his Food 360 podcast in 2019. Murphy packs each episode with conversations with many highly successful chefs, restaurateurs, and culinary personalities. Listeners enjoy a blend of information and history, as well as interesting behind the scenes details of restaurants. I look forward to the new season to begin this spring/summer. 

Spilled Milk

During each episode of Spilled Milk, writers/comedians Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton riff about a food-related topic. Each episode spotlights a single food, snack, or beverage. While you might learn something along the way, this show’s really designed to deliver laughs. As billed, the two hosts “run with it as far as they can go—and, regrettably, sometimes further.”

Savor

With over 300 episodes, there is a lot to catch up on with Savor. From How Stuff Works, FoodStuff podcast was rebranded/renamed in 2018. 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. I find I tend to like the information episodes more than the interviews, and sometimes need to get past the hosts’ giggles.

Starving For Attention

I have been a fan of Richard Blais since he competed in Top Chef. Blais and his co-host, wife Jazmin, interview chefs, and restaurateurs and discuss the business of food, trends, and where food and entertainment intersect. The vibe feels a lot like Blais hanging out with his friends – many of whom happen to be Food Network chefs or Top Chef alums. I will admit, I do tend to hunt and peck through the episodes for my favorite people or topics. A standout for me was the episode with Gail Simmons – I find her journey through the culinary and food editorial/entertainment fascinating. I will always check out episodes with Carla Hall and the ever lovely Aarti Sequeira. Overall, definitely worth a listen and tons of episodes to catch up on. 

I’d also like to add my picks for honorable mention: The Jealous Vegan, which features insightful, informative, and exciting conversations about plant-based eating with zero shaming. The relaxed conversational style and supportive tone makes for relatable and delightful listening. Last is a new podcast launched this year, Rebel Eaters Club, hosted by Virgie Tovar. Virgie and guests discuss food and body image amongst a weight-based and diet culture. I realize these two seem diametrically opposite from one another. However, both are women-led podcasts who honestly and relatably discuss how their relationship with food impacts their lives. Isn’t that the beauty of podcasts?! 

I have been a longtime fan of The Splendid Table podcast but, until recently, have not listened to many other culinary or food-related podcasts. If you have been interested in the food genre of podcasts, allow me to share a list of the shows that have made their way into my playlist.

The Splendid Table

For more than 20 years, The Splendid Table has connected people through the universal language of food and eating. Francis Lam has hosted since 2017 and is very warm and engaging, and episodes have a mix of interviews, conversations with contributors as well as focusing on the place of food in our culture. As an added bonus, the show includes plenty of amazing recipes. 

Food 360 with Marc Murphy

Restaurateur and Food Network Chopped judge Marc Murphy started his Food 360 podcast in 2019. Murphy packs each episode with conversations with many highly successful chefs, restaurateurs, and culinary personalities. Listeners enjoy a blend of information and history, as well as interesting behind the scenes details of restaurants. I look forward to the new season to begin this spring/summer. 

Spilled Milk

During each episode of Spilled Milk, writers/comedians Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton riff about a food-related topic. Each episode spotlights a single food, snack, or beverage. While you might learn something along the way, this show’s really designed to deliver laughs. As billed, the two hosts “run with it as far as they can go—and, regrettably, sometimes further.”

Savor

With over 300 episodes, there is a lot to catch up on with Savor. From How Stuff Works, FoodStuff podcast was rebranded/renamed in 2018. 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. I find I tend to like the information episodes more than the interviews, and sometimes need to get past the hosts’ giggles.

Starving For Attention

I have been a fan of Richard Blais since he competed in Top Chef. Blais and his co-host, wife Jazmin, interview chefs, and restaurateurs and discuss the business of food, trends, and where food and entertainment intersect. The vibe feels a lot like Blais hanging out with his friends – many of whom happen to be Food Network chefs or Top Chef alums. I will admit, I do tend to hunt and peck through the episodes for my favorite people or topics. A standout for me was the episode with Gail Simmons – I find her journey through the culinary and food editorial/entertainment fascinating. I will always check out episodes with Carla Hall and the ever lovely Aarti Sequeira. Overall, definitely worth a listen and tons of episodes to catch up on. 

I’d also like to add my picks for honorable mention: The Jealous Vegan, which features insightful, informative, and exciting conversations about plant-based eating with zero shaming. The relaxed conversational style and supportive tone makes for relatable and delightful listening. Last is a new podcast launched this year, Rebel Eaters Club, hosted by Virgie Tovar. Virgie and guests discuss food and body image amongst a weight-based and diet culture. I realize these two seem diametrically opposite from one another. However, both are women-led podcasts who honestly and relatably discuss how their relationship with food impacts their lives. Isn’t that the beauty of podcasts?! 

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