Savor

Savor

Savor digs into how people live and how they eat – and why. Hosts Anney Reese and Lauren Vogelbaum interview the culinary creators and consumers of the world, exploring the science, history, and culture of food and drink, all with a key question in mind: Why do we like what we like, and how can we find more of those things?... Show More

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October 17, 2019 27 min

This Hawaiian staple starch made from pounded, fermented taro root is delicious, nutritious, and sometimes misunderstood. We dip into the history and science of poi, along with a restauranteur and a cultural practitioner who both grew up with it on Oahu. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 14, 2019 46 min

This root vegetable and its greens have been both reviled and celebrated for their bitter, pungent flavors. Anney and Lauren explore the storied history and spicy science of the turnip. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 9, 2019 26 min

Lilikoi, aka passion fruit, didn’t originate in Hawaii – but its bright flowers and tangy flavor have found a home there. We explore the storied history and tasty science of lilikoi. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 4, 2019 38 min

These lightly sweetened cookies played off the popularity of turn-of-the-20th-century traveling circuses – but as circuses have changed, so have animal crackers. Anney and Lauren unpack the history of animal crackers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 2, 2019 31 min

Poke is a Hawaiian dish of chopped and seasoned fish – but culturally, it’s a lot more than that (and pop-culturally, it’s been a lot of other things). We delve into the long history and modern explosion of poke. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 28, 2019 33 min

Macadamia nuts are often associated with Hawaii, but they didn’t originate there. Anney and Lauren delve into the genetic and cultural history of the trees that produce this sweet, buttery seed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 26, 2019 61 min

Hawaii is a small, remote chain of islands, but its culinary culture has a lot of influence – and a lot of influences. To kick off this travel miniseries, we explore Hawaii’s history & foodways with people who helped shape what the food scene is today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 20, 2019 31 min

This grain-based staple is the basis of both sweet and savory dishes throughout Northern Africa and the cultures they've touched around the world. Anney and Lauren explore the many uses and conflicting histories of couscous. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 18, 2019 36 min

These peppers are a staple fresh, pickled, dried, and fried -- and their heat can sneak up on you. Anney and Lauren dig in to the history and spicy science of jalapeños and chipotles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 13, 2019 26 min

This simple Brazilian cocktail – just lime, sugar, cachaça (a sugarcane juice liquor), and ice – has a complex history. Anney and Lauren dip into the stories behind the caipirinha. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 11, 2019 33 min

The rich inks that squid and cuttlefish produce for self-defense make striking food colorings and flavorings. Anney and Lauren dive into the deep, slightly obscured history and science of cephalopod ink. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 7, 2019 51 min

Food waste is a global problem, but most of it happens locally — in our homes. Anney and Lauren chat with food historian Dr. Julia Skinner about fun and tasty ways to prevent waste and preserve abundance. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 4, 2019 22 min

This leafy green has a peppery bite – that ‘hot’ nature is likely responsible for its long history of being regarded as an aphrodisiac. Anney and Lauren explore the history and science of arugula (also known as rocket). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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August 30, 2019 43 min

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (or now, in a kitchen or theme park near you) the foods and drinks portrayed in Star Wars help bring the story to life. Anney and Lauren explore the sustenance of Star Wars. May the foods be with you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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August 28, 2019 36 min

Although it’s now considered one of the national dishes of the U.K., fish and chips as we know it is less than two centuries old. Anney and Lauren dive into how fried fish and fried potatoes became such good companions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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August 23, 2019 46 min

A new class of burgers is aiming to save the planet by converting beef eaters to plant-based alternatives that look, feel, and even bleed like meat. Anney and Lauren explore the history and science behind Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, and other brands. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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August 22, 2019 27 min

This powerfully aromatic herb has been a medicinal staple for millennia and graces sweet and savory dishes alike today. Anney and Lauren delve into the long history and calming science of lavender. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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August 19, 2019 58 min

Regional cuisine is trendy, but it’s been the focus of New Orleans' restaurants for decades. We talk with restauranteur Richard 'Dickie' Brennan about growing up in Prudhomme and Emeril’s kitchens, how education empowers, and how New Orleanians live life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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August 15, 2019 48 min

Sour beers are the new big thing, but humanity‘s first brews had tart, funky flavors. In this classic episode, Anney and Lauren explore the long history and microbial science behind sour beers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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August 9, 2019 29 min

This versatile category of Korean pickled vegetables is gaining a global presence. Anney and Lauren dive into the long history and delicious fermentation science behind kimchi. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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