5 Podcasts Every Foodie Should Subscribe To

I discovered podcasts last year and immediately got hooked. I think about it now and kick myself when I think about how many more podcasts I could be up to date on if I had started earlier.

Whether I’m stuck commuting to work or wandering the grocery store, I love having my earphones in and losing myself in a good food podcast. Not on the food podcast train yet? Here are my top 5 favorite that you should be adding to your feed!

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Radio Cherry Bombe

The brilliant minds behind the beautiful indie quarterly food publication Cherry Bombe host this podcast to talk about all things women and food. Each week they interview women from different part of the foodie realm to hear about their journey, talk about their new restaurant/cookbook/exhibit and and dish about food/travel/life. As a women in the food industry, I love hearing from all the interesting ladies they have on the show. I also love their ads! One might think I’m less susceptible to ads because I work in marketing but no, when I get targeted for something that’s relevant to me I eat it up. I discovered Ecole Chocolat through the Cherry Bombe podcast and the chocolatier class I took this spring has forever changed my personal food journey.

  • Hosts: Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu
  • Hometown: Bushwick, NY
  • Typical length: An Hour
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Burnt Toast

Burnt Toast is the Food52 podcast, an extension of the website of sorts that allows for discussions of food culture ranging from Food52 website topics to general food trends and more. As a fan of the website, I love that the podcast will mirror some of the content and give listeners a behind the scenes view into things like the Piglet Cookbook Tournament and popular columns like Genius Recipes.  

  • Host: Kenzi Wilbur
  • Hometown: New York City, NY
  • Typical length: 10-30 minutes
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Spilled Milk

Friends Molly and Matthew get together to eat a certain food on air each episode and talk about it. Oh and you can’t have any. They’ll eat everything from cough drops to kale to Taiwanese junk food. Their banter makes listeners feel like they might be at the table with them while their memories of eating these foods growing up sends listeners on their own personal journey down food memory lane.

  • Hosts: Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton
  • Hometown: Seattle, WA
  • Typical length: Just under 30 minutes
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Bon Appetit

The Bon Appetit podcast stands apart from other food podcast with their quality chef interviews. The extension of Bon Appetit magazine, the podcast doesn’t exclusively interview chefs but those episodes are my favorite because they paint an interesting picture of the trajectory into the restaurant scene that famous chefs (and less famous ones as well) have taken to get to where they are today.

  • Host: Adam Rapoport
  • Hometown: New York City, New York
  • Typical length: Just under 30 minutes
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The Feed Podcast

These guys will talk about just about everything food related but my favorite episodes are the ingredient challenges. These episodes can best be described as the podcast version of cooking shows. The central piece of the ingredient challenge podcast is quite literally a challenge. Participants are given a primary ingredient, the option to add 5 more ingredients and 15 minutes to prepare a weeknight meal. As an avid lover of cooking shows, I love that even though I can't see what people are cooking, I can hear enough that my brain fills in the blanks, never missing a beat.

  • Hosts: Rick Bayless and Steve Dolinsky
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Typical length: Just under 30 minutes

Think I missed something? Tell me what’s in your podcast feed!