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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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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 3,162 ratings
The perfect podcast
Simply my favorite podcast out there (and I listen to a lot of podcasts). I’ve listened to every episode and look forward to every 2nd Tuesday. The hosts provide interesting and exciting reporting and all the cool facts about the food topics they cover. Huge fan and highly highly highly...Read full review »
Jr1029384 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/20
Smart, fun, well-done!
Sophisticated, well researched and always thorough. Nicola & Cynthia make a great team and their voices are awesome! Best in podcasts!
Healthy Oiler via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/20
It is awesome but their voices are annoying
ccnmgg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/20
Recent Episodes
Fried, roasted, mashed, steamed: it's hard to imagine life without the crispy, fluffy comfort blanket of potatoes. But until the late 1500s, no one outside the Americas had ever encountered this terrific tuber, and initially Europeans, particularly peasant farmers, didn't trust it at all. Or did...
Published 09/29/20
Saddle up, folks: Today’s episode involves the cowboys' lullabies and meat riots that helped make beef an American birthright. With the help of Joshua Specht, author of Red Meat Republic, we tell the story of how and why the 30 million bison that roamed the Plains were replaced with 30 million...
Published 09/15/20
Consider the lobster roll: tender chunks of lobster bathed in butter or mayo, sandwiched between two slices of a squishy bread roll… Have we caught your attention yet? Lobster is a summertime staple in New England, a fixture on casino and cruise ship buffets, and a steady partner for steak in the...
Published 08/31/20
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