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Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley
Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. We interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world through food. Find us online at, follow us on Twitter @gastropodcast, and like...
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4.8 stars from 3,366 ratings
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Summit Frank via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/21
Woke Smoke
I’m very torn because the food history is very interesting but the hosts are politically left and leak their beliefs into the content. Apparently white people are now to blame for black people not being represented in BBQ? I’ve lived all over the south and black people are probably 1/2-2/3 of the...Read full review »
AnonnieMau5 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/21
I’ve enjoyed the podcast for years. They do a remarkable job with their research and production. I’ve learned a lot. However, they have increasingly become obsessed virtue signaling about perceived social injustices so that they can’t get through a single podcast without going off the rails.
Greg in Mphs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/02/21
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