Right Now in Savor

Cheese Curls: What the Puff?!

Cheetos and other cheesy puffed-corn snacks are miracles of modern science and marketing. Anney and Lauren dig into the fortuitously fab history (and making of) cheese puffs.

Pepperoni: Live Free and Pie Hard

Pepperoni is a sausage that's difficult to divorce from its primary partner, American pizza. Anney & Lauren explore the history of this Italian-American invention, plus explain how the sausage is made.

Maraschinos: The Cherry on Top

The neon-red cherries of our childhood bear little resemblance to the original maraschino cherries. Anney and Lauren take a pitiless look at the science and history, including how the classic type is making a comeback.

Fictional Foods: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Should you find yourself in an unfamiliar star system without your copy of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', this episode will help fill you in on the local fare, from perfectly normal beast sandwiches to pan galactic gargle blasters. 

Tea: A Real Brouhaha

After water, tea is the second most popular drink in the world -- and every cup is steeped in history. Anney and Lauren explore the health, production, and origins of tea.

FoodStuff Side Dish: Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo may seem like an Americanized dish, but it was created by a real Italian chef -- it even bears his name. Christopher Hassiotis joins us for this bonus episode about the origins of Alfredo.

The Pea Pod(cast)

The seemingly humble garden pea has soil superpowers, caused a medieval craze, and drove Orson Welles to distraction. Come along with Anney and Lauren as they give world peas a chance.

Oh Ship: The Cruise Food Episode

Cruise ships are something between floating hotels and luxury battleships, but the food served on them doesn't have the best reputation. Anney and Lauren go overboard exploring how cruise food works and how cruise lines are working to change that rep.

Oh Snap: The Gingerbread Episode

Why do we shape gingerbread cookies into people and houses? Why is it generally considered a winter treat? Anney and Lauren tackle gingerbread (in all its formats) head first.

The Almighty Cod

For a simple fish, the cod played a huge role in Europe's colonization of North America. Anney & Lauren dive into the story of the fish that changed the course of history in this episode of FoodStuff.

Dispensing the Facts on Vending Machines

From their holy beginnings to massive modern success, we explore the twisting history of vending machines -- plus how they can tell real money from counterfeit (and why they're so darn stubborn sometimes).

Tea Time: Pinkies Out with Julia Skinner

Though it's a fairly recent invention, tea time is a meal with very specific etiquette and traditions. Historian Dr. Julia Skinner joins us to discuss how this came about, how it’s changed over the years, and why you should keep your pinkie in.

Phonominal Pho

This Vietnamese soup-and-noodle dish can (and does!) take on infinite forms and formats, but at its core, it's a hearty comfort food. Anney and Lauren dig into the rich history of phở.

FoodStuff Fairy Tales: 'Goblin Market'

Because food is so often featured in fairy tales and fantasy stories, Anney & Lauren offer up a dramatic reading of Christina Rossetti's 'Goblin Market', along with commentary and special guests Robert Lamb & Joe McCormick. Come buy, y'all, come buy. 

A Bountiful Look at the Breadfruit

Sometimes called the tropical potato, is breadfruit the greatest thing since sliced bread? What's mutiny got to do with it? Join Anney and Lauren as they get a loaf of breadfruit. 

Cocktail Hour: The Daiquiri

From a simple rum punch to a frozen neon monstrosity to a call for mindfulness, the daiquiri is a cocktail with as many definitions as it has drinkers. Anney and Lauren dive into the winding history of the daiquiri.

Introducing Committed

Lauren and Anney would like to introduce you to Committed. Join host Jo Piazza as she delves into the hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring stories of couples of all kinds who’ve soldiered through unimaginable circumstances, and after the longest of days, still want to wake up next to one another in the morning.

FoodStuff's Spin on Cotton Candy

Dentists originally created this fairground favorite, and the science behind it is fascinating. Anney and Lauren explore the history, chemistry, and physics of cotton candy.

FoodStuff Gets Frank About Hot Dogs

For better or wurst, the hot dog is an icon of American eating. Anney and Lauren dig into this sausage sandwich's history, explain how they're made, and discuss the many styles of hot doggery.

Basil: Herb Your Enthusiasm

One of the most popular and ancient herbs around, basil is associated with a strange range of myths and legends. From scorpions and basilisks to star-crossed lovers, join us as we explore the many stories of basil.