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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

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

The Fishy Tale of Worcestershire Sauce

6/15/2018
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As complex to make as it can be to pronounce, Worcestershire sauce is prized for its pungent flavor. Anney and Lauren examine the history and science that make Worcestershire sauce possible. 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:00:28:25

The Spread of Peanut Butter

6/13/2018
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Although peanuts have been feeding us for basically ever, peanut butter is a pretty new invention. Anney and Lauren explore how peanut butter came to be, plus the science of how it stays fresh for so long. 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:00:57:02

The Can-Do Story of the Can Opener

6/8/2018
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Canned food existed for almost 50 years before the can opener, and even then it took us centuries to come up with a really good one. Anney and Lauren explore the history and physics of this finger-saving device. 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:00:43:52

Bourbon: Talking (Wild) Turkey

6/6/2018
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We went behind the scenes at the Wild Turkey distillery to learn how bourbon is made, plus sat down with Master Distiller Eddie Russell to talk about the past, present, and future of American whiskey. 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:01:17:21

Bourbon: America's Spirit

6/2/2018
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The history and science of bourbon and the barrels it's aged in is fascinating, frisky, and overall neat. Just how we like our bourbon. The episode isn't this corny, we promise. 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:01:00:21

The Dish on Crayfish

5/30/2018
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Crayfish (aka crawfish or crawdads) are arguably the tastiest li'l Lovecraftian horrors around. Anney and Lauren dig into the history and seriously strange science behind these curious crustaceans. 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:00:42:05

Kentucky Derby Field Trip: Juleps, Hot Browns, and Pies, Oh My!

5/25/2018
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The longest-running sporting competition in the U.S., the Kentucky Derby is both a national and specifically local cultural event. Fresh back from a field trip, we discuss the foods & drinks of the Derby. 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:00:54:41

50 Shapes of Pasta

5/23/2018
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From acini di pepe to ziti, pasta comes in way more than 50 different shapes. But why? And how?? Anney and Lauren explore the saucy history and science of pasta in all its glorious forms. 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:00:48:11

Pomegranate: The Seediest Fruit

5/18/2018
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The pomegranate has been associated with fertility in everything from ancient myth to modern marketing campaigns. So how did it get this reputation? Is there any science behind the stories? Anney and Lauren explore 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:00:46:59

Interview: Finding Equity at the Table

5/17/2018
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When you cook, you're telling a story -- but in the food industry, some voices have typically gone unheard. We speak with two activists, Julia Turshen and Hawa Hassan, who are working to give those voices a platform and help connect us all through food. 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:00:44:12