Podcasts

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).

New Orleans: The Sandwiching

The po’boy and muffuletta are integral stops on any New Orleans food tour, and their histories help tell the story of the city. Anney and Lauren explore the origins of these iconic sandwiches.

You Want Fries With That?

Fried potatoes in their many forms are one of the world’s most popular side dishes. (Or main dishes, we’re not judging.) Anney and Lauren explore the uncertain history and intense science of French fries.

Cocktail Hour: New Orleans

This city invented (or, at least, popularized) a legion of cocktails. Anney and Lauren dip into the history that made New Orleans’ drinking culture possible, and explore the Sazerac, the Ramos gin fizz, and the French 75 in particular.

Kit Kats: Give Us a Break

This iconic, sharable British candy bar is consumed at a rate of billions per year in hundreds of flavors around the world. Anney and Lauren chat about Kit Kat’s history, psychology, and structural science.