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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December 4, 2019 42 min

This stir-fried noodle dish is famous not just because it’s delicious – it’s also the product of an intense marketing campaign from Thailand’s government. Anney and Lauren dig in to the slippery history of pad Thai. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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This North American winter staple has sprouted crazes, battles, and bitter scares. In this classic episode, Anney and Lauren linger just a little on the cranberry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 27, 2019 40 min

We’ve talked a lot about the food and drinks around Oahu, but what’s it really like being part of the food & beverage industry there? We close out our Hawaii miniseries and say so long, Oahu, and thanks for all the fish. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 22, 2019 36 min

This divine fruit salad(/soup?) comes in near-infinite varieties these days, but they all stem back to a simple layering of orange slices, shredded coconut, and sugar. Anney and Lauren explore the semi-gelled history of ambrosia salad. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 20, 2019 42 min

Sustainability is a buzzword, but we should all be taking it seriously – and Hawaii has even more reasons to than most. We talk through the history of the movement towards greater environmental and social responsibility, using chocolate as an example. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 15, 2019 39 min

Humans have been cooking and eating snails as sustenance for at least 30,000 years, but it’s often considered a delicacy today. Anney and Lauren explore the history and slimy science of escargot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 14, 2019 52 min

The system by which fish get from the water to your plate is... complex. (Like, we’re-gonna-need-a-bigger-episode complex.) We untangle the trials and triumphs of the fishing industry with special guest Brooks Takenaka of the Honolulu Fish Auction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 8, 2019 41 min

However you eat them and whatever you call them, these sweet & spiced pastries warm hearts the world over. Anney and Lauren attempt to untangle the swirling history of the cinnamon roll. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 7, 2019 76 min

Globally, we humans consume around 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day. Anney and Lauren explore the turbulent history of coffee, plus what it takes to bring each bean from a farm to your cup, with special guest Shawn Steiman – aka Dr. Coffee. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 2, 2019 49 min

We’re passionate about understanding the origins of what we eat and drink -- so we leapt at the chance to chat with Stephen Satterfield, host of the new food podcast Point of Origin, about our own origin stories, orange wine, and the politics of food. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 31, 2019 53 min

The cocktail scene in Honolulu has a reputation for pandering to tourism's lowest common denominator, but bartenders there are doing beautiful things with the local ingredients and influences. We dip into the cocktail culture of Oahu. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 28, 2019 39 min

Agricole-style rum (spelled ‘rhum’ in French) is made from fresh sugarcane juice, which lends it grassy flavors. We learn how it’s made with Hawaii’s Kō Hana Distillers and some of the bartenders who use it around Oahu. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 25, 2019 48 min

This winter squash and its pie spice blend have a rep for being basic, but in our classic episode, Anney and Lauren go behind the gourd to explore pumpkin's history as food, decor, and phenomenon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 18, 2019 45 min

Both unfiltered apple juice and the bubbly alcoholic beverage made from it are fall favorites in places that grow apples. Anney and Lauren explore the history and science of cider. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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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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