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?

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July 6, 2022 47 min

This popular American condiment descended from fermented fish sauce and had a hand in creating the FDA. In this classic episode, Anney and Lauren dip into the non-Newtonian science and fancy history of ketchup.

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This simple, sweet-and-tart beverage has inspired a few legends – but its true history may be stranger than fiction. Anney and Lauren dip into the science and stories behind lemonade.

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June 30, 2022 22 min

Though often used in manufacturing and medicine, this lemony spice is a brilliant way to make dishes pop. Anney and Lauren dig into the science and history of sumac.

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June 27, 2022 42 min

These small, oily fish are an important part of the food chain – and local cuisine – wherever they live. Anney and Lauren dip into the biology and history of sardines.

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These cooktops work by heating not the element under a pan, but rather the pan itself. Anney and Lauren explore the electromagnetic science and history of induction cooking.

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This sweetener is rare in the United States today, but it’s seen us through any number of times when granulated sugar was scarce. Anney and Lauren dip into the history and science of sweet sorghum.

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June 16, 2022 36 min

This category of fluffy, creamy dishes can consist of almost anything – but all include air as a main component. Anney and Lauren explore the science and history of mousse.

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June 13, 2022 32 min

This category of beverages is often brewed like any other beer, then treated to remove the alcohol while preserving the flavor. Anney and Lauren explore the science and history behind low- and no-alcohol beers.

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June 8, 2022 43 min

These bean pods are widely eaten as a vegetable before their beans develop – but how they’re cooked differs just as widely. Anney and Lauren dig into the science and history of green beans.

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Holly Frey, host of Stuff You Missed in History Class, sits down with Kris McDaniel and Andi Gordon, two winners of the Seneca Women to Hear: Search for the Next Great Female Podcasters.

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June 4, 2022 38 min

This Japanese snacking staple can go in lots of directions, but it all starts with seasoned rice. Anney and Lauren fill in the history and culture of onigiri.

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June 3, 2022 36 min

This brand of frozen, breakfast-oriented foods was the first to make waffles a no-cook convenience. In this classic episode, Anney and Lauren dig into the history and stranger things about Eggo waffles.

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We turn once again to stories from you, excellent listeners! Spoon collections, Chocobo questions, and celebrations of various kinds feature large in this one – plus, how mispronunciations bring us together.

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May 28, 2022 42 min

This form of coffee is highly extracted thanks to the specialized, pressurized-steam process of making it. Anney and Lauren pull out the history and science behind espresso.

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Set in a dystopian future, this media franchise deals deeply with how hunger can be weaponized – and how food brings us together. Anney and Lauren explore the semi-fictional food of The Hunger Games books and films.

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May 20, 2022 45 min

Cookware made with this material is tough but sensitive, old-fashioned but popular again. Anney and Lauren demystify the science and history of cast-iron cookware.

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May 13, 2022 40 min

These sweet fruits are nutritionally dense, self-preserving, and delightful alone or in all kinds of dishes. Anney and Lauren delve into the science and history of dates.

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May 11, 2022 40 min

Banned for a century in many places, absinthe is officially back on the market. But was it ever dangerous in the first place? In this classic episode, Anney and Lauren drink in the history and science behind absinthe.

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May 10, 2022 34 min

Any entry from this category of velvety blended sauces is the star of whatever dish it appears with. Anney and Lauren dip into the history and culture of moles.

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These brilliant blue flowers create food dyes capable of shifting from indigo to magenta and back. Anney and Lauren dip into the history and science behind the butterfly pea flower.

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