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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?

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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United States

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HowStuffWorks

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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?

Language:

English


Episodes

Cracking Open the Pistachio

4/16/2021
This lime-green culinary nut partially deshells itself when it’s ready for us to eat. Anney and Lauren shake down the history and science behind pistachios. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:44:50

Old Bay on the Block

4/14/2021
This brand of seasonings has made itself synonymous with Maryland seafood. Anney and Lauren boil down the history and culture of Old Bay products. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:46:27

Root Beer: Bark AND Bite

4/9/2021
This sweet beverage doesn’t necessarily contain either roots or beer, but it certainly can. Anney and Lauren dip into the history and culture of root beer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:46:39

Savor Classics: Space Food

4/7/2021
We owe so many innovations in food safety and technology to the simple fact that astronauts need to eat. In this classic episode, Anney and Lauren launch into the history (and sometimes questionable menus) of space food. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:48:21

Foods of 'Pokémon': Gotta Eat ‘Em All

4/2/2021
This sweeping media franchise has featured plenty of foods and drinks in its 25 years – including some made from Pokémon themselves. (Our courage will pull us through.) Y’all teach us, and we’ll teach you about the fictional foods of the 'Pokémon' universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:03:26

Listener Mail VI: Return of the Inbox

3/31/2021
It’s not a trap! We again reach into the mailbag (digital and physical) to share listeners’ stories -- including mac & cheese disasters, Guinness lyrics, and literal snail mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:45:25

The Dandelion Episode Blows

3/26/2021
This prolific yellow flower has tender, nutritious leaves and a somewhat weedy reputation. Anney and Lauren explore the bittersweet science and history of the dandelion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:36:04

Dishing on General Tso's Chicken

3/24/2021
This Chinese-American comfort food was inspired by Hunan, originated in Taipei, and developed in New York City. Anney and Lauren dig into the history and culture(s) behind General Tso’s chicken. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:38:31

The Cardamom Pod(cast)

3/19/2021
This complex spice, both warming and cooling, brings zing to foods from baked goods and curries to caffeinated drinks and beyond. Anney and Lauren dig into the science and history of cardamom. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:38:08

The Smooth Guinness Episode

3/17/2021
This brewing company, famous for its Irish stouts, is one of the most recognizable beer brands in the world. Anney and Lauren tap into the history and science of Guinness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:57:07

Say Mac 'n' Cheese!

3/12/2021
This creamy comfort food is a classic, whether it’s crafted or Krafted. Anney and Lauren dig into the history and industrial evolution of macaroni and cheese. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:06:56

The Morel Mushroom of the Story

3/10/2021
These prized mushrooms have been around for a long time, but they’ve managed to remain mysterious. Anney and Lauren explore the science and history behind morel mushrooms. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:45:17

The Plucky Haggis Episode

3/5/2021
This Scottish sausage may be made with humble ingredients, but it’s the stuff(ing?) of legend. Anney and Lauren explore the biology, sportsmanship, and poetry of haggis. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:56:04

The Sweet-and-Sour Tamarind Episode

3/3/2021
This tropical fruit lends a bright punch of flavor to both sweet and savory dishes in cuisines around the world. Anney and Lauren dig into the science and history of tamarind. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:32:52

The Sublime Freeze Drying Episode

2/26/2021
This process creates lightweight, flavorful preserved foods that keep for years and can be easily reconstituted – just add water. Anney and Lauren explore the cool science and history of freeze drying. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:42:24

The Grueling Oatmeal Episode

2/24/2021
Bowls of this cereal grain have been sustaining humans for tens of thousands of years. Anney and Lauren explore the sweet/savory science and history of oatmeal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:58:26

Winner, Winner, Chicken Nugget

2/19/2021
These crisp-coated, bite-sized bits of processed chicken changed the way the chicken industry works. Anney and Lauren dip into the history and culture of the chicken nugget. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:51:36

On Air with Whipped Cream

2/17/2021
Turning liquid cream into this delicate foam requires only a little work – but a lot of science. Anney and Lauren dig into the history and structure of whipped cream, including how it came to be sold in pressurized cans. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:50:29

Savor Classics: Brunch

2/12/2021
Brunch has always been a meal of excess and leisure, and it's therefore associated with some ugly classist, racist, and sexist ideals. But waffles are nice! In this classic episode, Anney and Lauren break down the problematic yet delicious history of brunch. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:45:41

The Power of the Praline

2/11/2021
In the New Orleans tradition, these melt-in-your-mouth pecan confections welcome tourists to the French Quarter – and related treats delight in other corners of the world. Anney and Lauren stir up the history and culture of pralines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:42:28