It’s no secret.  I’m wild about podcasts – anywhere, all the time (my kids think I’m nuts).  It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I feel the same way about good food and wine.  So naturally, I have combined all my loves and created a playlist of some fabulously entertaining and educational podcasts exploring and celebrating the world of gastronomy.  Besides,  it’s a great way to pass the time when traveling, when exercising, when cooking, when cleaning, when doing just about anything.  Like I said…I have a serious obsession!

 

Below are some of the best Food & Wine Podcasts I am enjoying right now.  Your own recommendations are welcome in the comments section. I’m always looking for a new one to check out.

Food & Wine Podcasts you should be listening to NOW!

 

First up, FOOD

Bon Appetit Foodcast by Bon Appetit

The Bon Appetit Foodcast

The Bon Appetit Foodcast

I’m a regular Wednesday listener.  The foodcast features interviews with chefs, writers, critics, and just about anyone that has something interesting and cool to say about food.

Great starter episode-  episode 125: The Best New Restaurants in America

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Burnt Toast by Food52

Burnt Toast by Food 52

Burnt Toast by Food 52

I’m a big fan of Food52: great website, amazing instagram, and highly entertaining podcast.  Host Michael Harlan Turkell dives into different aspects of the food culture and community while meeting many of the people shaping food’s current path. 

Great episode to start-  episode 72: A Good Morning to You!

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Gastropod by Cynthia graber and Nicola Twilley

Gastropod Podcast

Gastropod

If you are interested in the science and history of food, this one’s for you.  Each episode explores the often hidden history and science behind food, cooking, and/or farming.

Great episode – April 9th: Who Faked My Cheese?

 

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Gravy by Southern Foodways Alliance

Gravy Podcast

Gravy Podcast

Gravy shares stories of the South through a prism of the foods we eat.  

Iconic episode – episode 51: The Southern Story of Coca Cola

 

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Special Sauce with Ed Levine by Serious Eats

Serious Eats with Ed Levine

Special Sauce- Serious Eats with Ed Levine

Listen in to host Ed Levine’s conversations about food, life, and lots of in-between with his famous friends both in and out of the food world.

Favorite Episodes – May 1st and 9th with Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman (I LOVE Deb’s blog, too)

 

 

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The Splendid Table by American Public Media

The Splendid Table Podcast

The Splendid Table Podcast

Awarding winning host Francis Lam takes listeners on a culinary journey weaving culture and lifestyle with stories from a variety of “eaters’ eager to share their passion for food.

Great Episode to begin – episode 633 (the latest): The Unexpected South featuring John T. Edge, host of the Gravy podcast.

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The Sporkful by Dan Pashman and Stitcher

The Sporkful Podcast

The Sporkful Podcast

“The Sporkful isn’t for foodies, it’s for eaters.”  Pretty much sums it up. Dan Pashman is always entertaining even if the subject might not be your fave.

Favorite episode – February 25th’s How to Be A Good Ice Cream Citizen

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Now onto the Wine

 

I’ll Drink to That! Talking Wine with Levi Dalton

I'll Drink to That Podcast

I’ll Drink to That Podcast

Levi Dalton, a former sommelier, interviews incredibly knowledgeable (and sometimes famous) wine mavens in his tiny apartment.

Episode for tasting – episode 400: Favorite Episodes (E)

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The Taste with Doug Shafer

The Taste with Doug Shafer

The Taste with Doug Shafer

As if he wasn’t buy enough making wine, Doug Shafer just launched a podcast featuring  the people behind the food and wine you love (especially in Napa).

Episode to start – episode 1:  Cindy Pawlcyn, James Beard Award winner and Chef/owner of long-time Napa staple, Mustards.

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Wine for Normal People

Wine for Normal People Podcast

Wine for Normal People Podcast

Created for normal people who like to drink wine without all the stuffiness and attitude.

Recommended episode – episode 185: Laura Maniec, Master Sommelier and Owner of CorkBuzz  And/Or episode 213: Easy, Inexpensive Wine Gifts

 

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So there you have my list of favorites to check out, but I would love to hear about your favorites (shows and episodes) too.  Add to the conversation in the comments section below.

Happy Listening!