Smart Mouth

Smart Mouth

Smart Mouth is a podcast that cares mostly about food. We talk to the most interesting people we know, working in all kinds of industries, about their favorite dishes. It's a way of finding out what makes them tick. The podcast is brought to you by Katherine Spiers, the former food editor at L.A. Weekly and co-author of Rogue 99.

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June 8, 2021 55 sec

Check out Deep Cuts and Superficial Wounds.

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Mochi doesn't just mean ice cream, y'all.

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A star of Crazy Rich Asians, who is from Singapore, talks about the truly international food scene she grew up with - why is it like that?

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May 13, 2021 64 min

Brazil, Hawai'i, disastrous marketing, and pineapple upside-down cake.

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Yo, Is This Racist? 

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Beer, religion, and the British aristocrats who were actually Nazis.

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The Glorious Guinness Girls 

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April 28, 2021 57 min

People have always had very strong, and sometimes very weird, opinions about garlic.

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One Star Network?

Music: You're A Grand Old Flag, Billy Murray?

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April 3, 2021 55 min

What we want when we want to go to dinner.

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Music: Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd 

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Breadlines: invented in the US.

Famine: always manmade, always political.

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Music: Brother Can You Spare a Dime by Al Jolson 

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March 17, 2021 19 min

Just what was James Lewis Kraft getting up to in his kitchen?

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March 11, 2021 57 min

One of the planet's favorite treats ... with a history that got quite weird in the '80s.

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March 3, 2021 57 min

Intuitive eating wasn’t always a monetized concept - it’s just how people ate. (If you don’t have to clock in at work, you can eat whenever you want.)

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A vegan who ate raw meat as a baby now finds joy in parsley.

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February 17, 2021 65 min

“Mercury in retrograde” is finally explained. Julia is an astrologer with a sense of humor about it, and a lover of exquisite foods such as coconut shrimp. Tiki: still acceptable?

Music: The Song of Delilah by Tak Shindo

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West Africa’s influence on global cuisine: it’s there if you look for it.

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Expat vs immigrant, explaining Trump to foreigners, what are we doing on social media - no, really, what are we doing. Plus being a vegan in Iceland, and the joys and sorrows of broccoli!

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January 27, 2021 51 min

Lunch counters vs delis vs sandwich shops - is it all semantics? Sometimes. But not when we're talking about the 1960s. (And, no, tuna melts were not created by accident.)

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January 20, 2021 51 min

Canned tamales and the mysteries of Reese Witherspoon (ham parties?) with journalist and cookbook author Paula Forbes. And hey: just how WASPy are community cookbooks?

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January 13, 2021 61 min

Secretly good German coffee, filthy British pamphleteers of 17th century England, and the port of Mocha with Your Korean Dad, Nick Cho.

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"Native American food" is incredibly diverse. Loretta Barrett Oden, chef and member of Citizen Potawatomi Nation, has studied the foodways of North and South America - which has proven useful as she creates a pan-Oklahoma (39 Nations!) menu for the new First Americans Museum. Her thoughts on fry bread are ... nuanced.

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December 9, 2020 43 min

What is “childhood”? When was it invented? The same time as candy canes? 

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