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The stuff we eat and drink is part daily necessity and part cultural identity. Every mouthful represents millennia of human collaboration and innovation. On FoodStuff, Anney and Lauren bite into the juicy stories – and science – behind everything that nourishes us.

The stuff we eat and drink is part daily necessity and part cultural identity. Every mouthful represents millennia of human collaboration and innovation. On FoodStuff, Anney and Lauren bite into the juicy stories – and science – behind everything that nourishes us.
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The stuff we eat and drink is part daily necessity and part cultural identity. Every mouthful represents millennia of human collaboration and innovation. On FoodStuff, Anney and Lauren bite into the juicy stories – and science – behind everything that nourishes us.

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Episodes

Fictional Foods: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

8/17/2018
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Should you find yourself in an unfamiliar star system without your copy of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', this episode will help fill you in on the local fare, from perfectly normal beast sandwiches to pan galactic gargle blasters. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:35:28

Tea: A Real Brouhaha

8/15/2018
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After water, tea is the second most popular drink in the world -- and every cup is steeped in history. Anney and Lauren explore the health, production, and origins of tea. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:01:01:27

FoodStuff Side Dish: Fettuccine Alfredo

8/11/2018
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Fettuccine Alfredo may seem like an Americanized dish, but it was created by a real Italian chef -- it even bears his name. Christopher Hassiotis joins us for this bonus episode about the origins of Alfredo. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:18:34

The Pea Pod(cast)

8/10/2018
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The seemingly humble garden pea has soil superpowers, caused a medieval craze, and drove Orson Welles to distraction. Come along with Anney and Lauren as they give world peas a chance. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:38:31

Oh Ship: The Cruise Food Episode

8/8/2018
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Cruise ships are something between floating hotels and luxury battleships, but the food served on them doesn't have the best reputation. Anney and Lauren go overboard exploring how cruise food works and how cruise lines are working to change that rep. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:43:32

Oh Snap: The Gingerbread Episode

8/3/2018
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Why do we shape gingerbread cookies into people and houses? Why is it generally considered a winter treat? Anney and Lauren tackle gingerbread (in all its formats) head first. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:41:00

The Almighty Cod

8/1/2018
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For a simple fish, the cod played a huge role in Europe's colonization of North America. Anney & Lauren dive into the story of the fish that changed the course of history in this episode of FoodStuff. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:34:56

Dispensing the Facts on Vending Machines

7/27/2018
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From their holy beginnings to massive modern success, we explore the twisting history of vending machines -- plus how they can tell real money from counterfeit (and why they're so darn stubborn sometimes). Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:46:10

Tea Time: Pinkies Out with Juila Skinner

7/25/2018
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Though it's a fairly recent invention, tea time is a meal with very specific etiquette and traditions. Historian Dr. Julia Skinner joins us to discuss how this came about, how it’s changed over the years, and why you should keep your pinkie in. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:45:56

Phonominal Pho

7/20/2018
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This Vietnamese soup-and-noodle dish can (and does!) take on infinite forms and formats, but at its core, it's a hearty comfort food. Anney and Lauren dig into the rich history of phở. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:27:46

FoodStuff Fairy Tales: 'Goblin Market'

7/18/2018
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Because food is so often featured in fairy tales and fantasy stories, Anney & Lauren offer up a dramatic reading of Christina Rossetti's 'Goblin Market', along with commentary and special guests Robert Lamb & Joe McCormick. Come buy, y'all, come buy. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:50:33

A Bountiful Look at the Breadfruit

7/13/2018
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Sometimes called the tropical potato, is breadfruit the greatest thing since sliced bread? What's mutiny got to do with it? Join Anney and Lauren as they get a loaf of breadfruit. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:28:51

Cocktail Hour: The Daiquiri

7/11/2018
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From a simple rum punch to a frozen neon monstrosity to a call for mindfulness, the daiquiri is a cocktail with as many definitions as it has drinkers. Anney and Lauren dive into the winding history of the daiquiri. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:32:46

Introducing Committed

7/10/2018
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Join host Jo Piazza as she delves into the hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring stories of couples of all kinds who’ve soldiered through unimaginable circumstances, and after the longest of days, still want to wake up next to one another in the morning. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:06:02

FoodStuff's Spin on Cotton Candy

7/6/2018
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Dentists originally created this fairground favorite, and the science behind it is fascinating. Anney and Lauren explore the history, chemistry, and physics of cotton candy. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:33:23

FoodStuff Gets Frank About Hot Dogs

7/4/2018
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For better or wurst, the hot dog is an icon of American eating. Anney and Lauren dig into this sausage sandwich's history, explain how they're made, and discuss the many styles of hot doggery. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:48:03

Basil: Herb Your Enthusiasm

6/29/2018
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One of the most popular and ancient herbs around, basil is associated with a strange range of myths and legends. From scorpions and basilisks to star-crossed lovers, join us as we explore the many stories of basil. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:35:16

The Un-Chill Story of Quiescently Frozen Confections

6/27/2018
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The Popsicle brand and other makers of ice pops have been cooling down our summers for over a century. Anney and Lauren explore the battle over the brand name, plus how these frozen treats are made. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:33:07

A Fresh Look at the Cucumber

6/22/2018
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Although sometimes thin-skinned, cucumbers have only rarely lost their cool factor over the millennia. Anney & Lauren look into the history and science behind this popular summer addition to everything from salads to sour beers. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:37:34

On the Road with FoodStuff

6/20/2018
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On our trip to Kentucky's bourbon trail, we visited a few other eateries along the way and chatted (a bunch) about food. Join Anney, Lauren, and Producer Dylan from the road to hear about the original KFC, local Lexington breweries, donuts and lots more. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:01:08:14