7 Podcasts to Listen to if Food Is Always On Your Mind

7 Podcasts to Listen to if Food Is Always On Your Mind
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Obsessed with food? Check out these culinary podcasts to understand all aspects of food, drinks and restaurants

Roshni Subramanian
August 17 , 2021
04 Min Read

Who doesn’t like a good podcast? Double it with the love for food and you’ve got yourself the perfect combo. With the podcasting scene booming like never before, food podcasts are just a click away. Well, we aren’t surprised. It’s the common love for food and drinks that brings people from all walks of life together. From shows revolving around history of food to those centered around the food culture of different countries, these podcasts are definitely becoming a legit thing. We don’t know about you, but they have sure made our daily commute a lot more bearable. Dive into the world of these culinary podcasts for the latests updates in the food industry

The Splendid Table


Hosted by award-winning food journalist Francis Lam, The Splendid Table is a platform for fresh voices to initiate a conversation on food, people and culture. A culinary and lifestyle program, the show has been on air for over two decades now. Earlier hosted by Lynee Rossetto Kasper Lam took over the show in 2018. The podcast covers a wide range of themes from personal stories to a weekly snapshot of the food world. The Splendid Table often collaborates with America’s Test Kitchen to discuss recipes, ingredients, techniques and kitchen equipments.

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Go Fork Yourself

Chef, author and host of Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods," Andrew Zimmern chats with fellow food fanatic and traveler Molly Mogren. They'll discuss what is going on in the food world, give their recommendations for travel and talk about whatever else pops into their heads. From personal stories about Andrew’s adventures at the Canadian airport to Molly’s road trip to vermont, the podcast covers everything and anything under the sun. 

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Exploring food through the lens of science and history. Every other week, hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley dig up the hidden history and surprising science behind different topics, from aquaculture to poultry farming and even ancient feasts. They interview experts, visit labs and discover new ways to understand the world of food through archaeological digs and experiments.

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The Sporkful

As the tagline goes, it’s not for foodies, it’s for eaters. Taking his obsession with food a notch higher, host Dan Pashman, holds a thoughtful discussion about race and culture and body image on one side but at the same time the podcast is known for its funny, witty and absurd conversations with comics about what they like to eat and how they like it and why they like it. The Sporkful has won the title of Best Food Podcast several times at the James Beard Awards, Webby Awards and the Saveur Awards.

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Spilled Milk

Name a better duo than food and comedy. Writer & comics, Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Wamster-Burton, usually start the podcast by talking about random food related topics, ranging from apples to winter squash and sometimes take it way too far. Started in 2010, Spilled Milk Podcast has 418 episodes to its credit. Fellow podcasters, Dan Pashman and Francis Lam have often been featured in the show as guests.

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Not Just Dhansak

Jovial, full of life and crazy funny, parsis are an absolute delight to be around. But be careful. You don’t want to mess with a parsi especially when it comes to their food. Exploring different aspects of the parsi culture, the podcast Not Just Dhansak aims to showcase the that there is a lot more to Parsi food other than Dhansak. Hosted by Perzen Patel, also known as Bawi Bride, the show talks about all things bhonu. Featuring home chefs, entrepreneurs and other guests, it documents the evolution of Parsi food. Tune in and be part of the Bawa family!

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No Sugar Coat

Got a sweet tooth? Well, Pooja Dhingra of Le 15 Patisserie fame is making all our dessert dreams come true. Host of the No Sugar Coat podcast, she brings forth stories of what goes behind the kitchen doors. Each episode is approximately 40 minutes long and features conversations with guests like chef Thomas Zacharias from The Bombay Canteen or Matt Chitharanjan, founder of Blue Tokai Coffee Roaster. The podcast is not just limited to food but also delves into the creative and brutal commercial side of the business. Discussing their passion for food  and trials and tribulations of getting into the hospitality industry, host Pooja Dhingra holds a no-bar conversation with her guests.

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