Podcasts

The Sublime Lime Episode

These zesty citrus fruits are integral to cuisines all over the world – juice, skin, and leaves included. Anney and Lauren explore the genetic roots and long history of limes.

Pavlova Whisks Us Off Our Feet

This fluffy meringue dessert often comes with whipped cream, cut fruit, and contention. Anney and Lauren explore where pavlova really comes from and why meringue is so persnickety, scientifically speaking.

Cocktail Hour: The Grasshopper

This creamy mint-chocolate cocktail is a classic dessert drink that’s making a comeback – and, in some places, never went away. Anney and Lauren offer a fresh look at the history and culture of the grasshopper.

The Cool Mint Episode

This wide category of herbs shares a cooling effect that’s made it prized in cuisine and medicine alike around the world. Anney and Lauren explore the refreshing history and freshest science behind mint.

The Hardboiled Deviled Eggs Episode

People have been stuffing hardboiled eggs with mixtures of their own yolks plus various flavorings for millennia. Anney and Lauren explore the long history and exacting science behind deviled eggs.

A Peppering of Paprika

This spice, made from ground red peppers and ranging in flavor from sweet to pungent to spicy, is the stuff of culinary, legal, and puppet legend. Yes. Anney and Lauren explore the rich, colorful history of paprika.

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.