Food podcasts have become one of my favorite ways to keep my cooking fresh, and to stay entertained in the kitchen during some of those mindless tasks. Looking at you, peeled potatoes.
I’m so glad that the options just keep expanding. You can find pretty much whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s recipe inspiration, food history, advice on intuitive eating, help with feeding kids, and so much more. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started.
Top Image: The Sporkful podcast
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Best food podcasts: Proof
Food nerds, this one’s for you. Proof delves into the history, culture, and controversies of the culinary world, from the decline of Jewish delis to the history of eating meat in Japan. Like everything produced by America’s Test Kitchen, it’s smart, well-researched food storytelling for everyone who wants to take a deeper look at what they eat and where it comes from.
Best food podcasts: Home Cooking
I know I’m not the only one who fell in love with Samin Nosrat on her Netflix show, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. Who wouldn’t love a woman who cries tears of joy when she eats good parmesan cheese? In this delightful podcast, she’s joined by musician and podcaster Hrishikesh Hirway. The show features listener questions, interviews, and lots and lots of Samin laughter peels.
Best food podcasts: Food Heaven
I know so many of us are on a journey to un-learn some of the toxic messages we learned around food and dieting. So I was happy to discover a whole podcast devoted to just that. Food Heaven is hosted by registered dietitian nutritionists Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones, and helps listeners learn to eat intuitively while challenging the diet mindset that’s still so prevalent today. With an occasional episode about other non-food topics—dating and doulas—thrown in.
Best food podcasts: Tech Bites
We’re new fans of Tech Bites, a 50-minute podcast that features fascinating interviews and conversations about new tech and food, including start-ups, apps, websites, and more. We love the smart conversations and discovering something new, which makes us feel smarter. Ha!
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Best food podcasts: The Sporkful
In each quick, 20-minute episode, host Dan Pashman covers one topic, like couples who disagree about whether green beans are a finger food, what constitutes school lunches these days, and much more. He’s a fabulous interviewer, whether talking to a celebrity chef about food or a listener who’s come to him with a food conundrum. This podcast definitely lives up to its tagline, “It’s not for foodies, it’s for eaters,” which we think is a good thing.
Best food podcast: Didn’t I Just Feed You
Feeding kids day after day can be a slog. So I’m grateful to have hosts Meghan and Stacie bringing their expertise (and humor!) to bear on the subject in this helpful podcast. Plus, Stacie is the former editor of Cool Mom Eats, so you know she’s awesome. I love that their website lets you look for exactly what you want to hear about, from kitchen tips to school lunch and “food joy.” Because we could all use more of that.
Best food podcasts: Burnt Toast
We love Food52, so it’s no surprise that we’re subscribers of their Burnt Toast podcast, hosted by Kenzi Wilbur. While it can get a little hardcore foodie (like the in-depth look at the James Beard awards), there’s plenty of content with takeaways for parents on most shows, from cooking with kids to what does “healthy” food actually mean.