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5 must-listen food podcasts to deepen your culinary insight

You are what you listen to, so if you want to be a food guru, in this case, these food-focused podcasts will be the gateway to that.

Now in the current world where actually book reading becomes more like a lost art, the online-obsessed culture we are a part of generated other creative learning and entertaining systems directed over the internet – think YouTube and online classes like Skillshare, coursera and podcasts.

Whatever your interests are, podcasts offers a repertoire of audio files covering almost all fields and topics concerned by all walks of life – one of those being food subjects. Many reliable food experts, chefs, cookbook authors, and all sorts of culinary-related roles come together to dive deep into every culinary trend, norm, and traditions. And if you’re currently in search for an in-depth food program podcast to listen to, here is a list of the ones we are actually listening to both night and day.

When talking about a recipe bible, nothing tops bon appétit magazine. They are all about those tried-and-perfected recipes that never disappoint a diehard food geek. And if you think their site digs deep into almost every cuisine and cooking insight existing on earth, their ‘foodcast’ goes even deeper into every little detail of each and every classic and craze-driven dish your food-minded self could ever think of. There’s everything from a solid 40-min talk on carrot cake, to a natural wine discussion to rice 101 and a taco debate.

For a podcast that truly captures and celebrates the power of female independence and talents in food, look no further than Cherry Bombe. The woman-centric magazine hosts wow-worthy podcast content, featuring female food icons and their inspiring stories that will spark ideas and inspire, as well as remove the image of women as underachievers in the world of cooking.

If you’re someone who has burning questions on how to master the art of home cooking, this program will be your audio guidebook. Hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway along with the famed Netflix’s host of Salt Fat Acid Heat Samin Nosrat, Home Cooking will get you out of the lockdown cooking chaos and teach you the secrets to turning simple ingredients into a masterpiece. Originated to help home cooks during the quarantine sesh, the two hosts also welcome audiences to fully participate by writing in and asking and sharing anxiety about cooking. And even if you don’t cook, their episodes like ‘Bean There, Done That’ are just a joy to listen to. 

A play on the Thai word for prisoner, Khon Tid Cook is a lighthearted, laugh-inducing podcast, covering topics of food histories and rather random culinary tips and tricks essential in the kitchen. The ‘Zero Food Waste’ is our favourite episode, so be sure to check that out to learn more about how you can eat and cook to save the planet.

A Taste of the Past in all its 346 episodes (and growing) is like a portable history book that covers almost all cuisines – think Italian, Sichuan, Irish, and more. A scroll through their menu of episodes will lure you into learning something new and unearth culinary wisdom that may have never really been spoken of or acknowledged by many.

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.