Podcasts

The Knotty Pretzel Episode

Pretzels have morphed from a religious symbol to a bar snack to a metaphor for principles of quantum physics. Anney and Lauren explore the twists of pretzel history, culture, and science.

The Bloomin’ Story of the Onion

This vegetable hibernates for the winter and has tear-inducing defense mechanisms. Anney and Lauren peel back layers of the long history and smelly science of onions.

Food TV: For Your Consumption

Food and cooking television shows have changed the way we approach food – both at home and in the restaurant industry. Anney and Lauren surf the history of food TV, from its radio roots through YouTube.

Farewell, New Orleans

To finish out our miniseries on New Orleans, we share a few more stories from our guests about what it’s really like to live there – of course the food scene, but also the music, the tourists, the unexpected inspirations – and the ghosts.

The Extra-Saucy Louisiana-Style Hot Sauce Episode

This wide category of hot sauces spices up dishes all over the South – and beyond. Anney and Lauren explore the history and culture of these cayenne- and tabasco-based condiments.

Law and Order: Food and Water Unit

Fresh food and clean water are necessary for human health and productivity, but many people lack access due to systemic problems with infrastructure, education, and opportunity. We skim the surface of food and water policy in New Orleans and beyond.

Bonus Interview: Raekwon The Chef

Rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon got his nickname from the flavor he brings to his music, but it could just as easily refer to his passion for food. In this bonus interview, listen in as the Savor team catches up with Raekwon at A3C 2018.

Savor the Gator

Alligator seems like an unlikely food source, but it’s been enjoyed for millennia. Anney and Lauren play investigators (not sorry) into the history, habits, and amazing (U.S.) ecological recovery of alligators.

King (Cake) for a Day

Variations on this festive Mardi Gras cake are served during Carnival season around the world, so how did the New Orleans version come to be? Anney and Lauren dig into the history and traditions surrounding king cake and Mardi Gras.

This Episode Is Anything But Medi-Okra

Okra is both prized and demonized for its goo – the vegetable thickens stews beautifully, but some find it slimy. Learn the history and slime science behind okra (including how to cut back on the goo when you cook it).