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Mastication Nation - a food podcast without the fuss.

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A podcast covering everything that's great about food without all the fuss. Each episode we pick a food, in alphabetical order, and give it the love it deserves. Brought to you by the team behind the award-winning online travel show Attaché, Mastication Nation is the food podcast for those of you who don't mind getting a little messy when you eat.

A podcast covering everything that's great about food without all the fuss. Each episode we pick a food, in alphabetical order, and give it the love it deserves. Brought to you by the team behind the award-winning online travel show Attaché, Mastication Nation is the food podcast for those of you who don't mind getting a little messy when you eat.

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United States

Description:

A podcast covering everything that's great about food without all the fuss. Each episode we pick a food, in alphabetical order, and give it the love it deserves. Brought to you by the team behind the award-winning online travel show Attaché, Mastication Nation is the food podcast for those of you who don't mind getting a little messy when you eat.

Language:

English


Episodes

EP028 - Z is for "We Made it!"

10/18/2019
We finally got there, once round the horn! It only took us a few years but we got there in the end. In this episode we look back on what we enjoyed over the summer, our favourite cookbooks, the "fake" food revolution, and more.

Duration:01:02:40

EP027 - Y is for YYZ! (Or...Surrender pronto or we'll level Toronto!)

7/12/2019
The "lost episode" episode. We re-recorded our Toronto episode because the city needs an episode to itself. One of the most diverse cities on earth, Toronto's food scene is unbelievable.

Duration:00:55:05

Episode X - The Lost Episode

7/1/2019
Alex and GREG...yes, Greg, graciously filling in for Will, talk about the best and worst foods they've discovered during their filming of 40 episodes of Attaché.

Duration:00:59:54

EP026 - W is for WHISK(E)Y! (Or...Does whiskey count as beer?)

5/8/2019
We barely scratch the surface of this complex and fascinating subject but thanks to special guest Chris Ratcliffe (and Will's educated enthusiasm)we unlock a few of its secrets. Like why *is* it spelled differently in different regions? How do you pick a whiskey you'll enjoy? Why is Japanese whisky running out?

Duration:01:04:20

EP025 - V is for VINEGAR! (Or...remind me to get my my brain flushed out with vinegar.)

4/17/2019
Vinegar. On the face of it, not the most appetising of subjects but there's a lot to love about this ancient potion. So many uses, so many varietals...but is Will wrong to not like malt vinegar? Alex thinks so but do you? Listen in for that and much more.

Duration:01:00:20

EP024 - U is for UMAMI! (Or...Don't scoop me gelato unless it's got umami.)

3/21/2019
Umami. The "latest" taste to be discovered and codified but one that we just couldn't live without. Weaponised as a way to beat poor nutrition, instead it was vilified in the West. A lively and sometimes controversial debate in this episode - join in!

Duration:01:01:18

EP023 - T is for TACOS! (Or...adequate sustenance for the Doctor Who marathon.)

2/21/2019
*sigh* Could there be a more wonderful food on this, our glorious earth? No. No is the answer. Tacos have a long and storied (and delicious) history which we explore in this episode. Plus we settle the age-old question of whether a crispy taco is actually a taco.

Duration:01:07:12

Ep022 - S is for Supplies (or...There, there. I think your grilled crayon sandwich was delicious.)

1/10/2019
What do you need in a kitchen vs what's a total waste of time and money? What's the most effective way to dismember oneself in a common household kitchen? What's the best gadget money can buy? We explore the absolute must-have kitchen supplies in this episode of Mastication Nation.

Duration:01:09:11

Ep021 - R is for Ramen (or...shut up, man! I'm making me ramen noodles!)

12/20/2018
Described by ramen expert Brian MacDuckston as an "everyman's food" Ramen is one of the most universally adored dishes on earth. It's a big, complicated, nuanced topic but we dive in with both feet as this is a food that is worth celebrating.

Duration:01:11:27

Ep020 - Q is for QUICHE! (or...is that a pie or a quiche?)

11/29/2018
Quiche. Is it the champion of all brunch foods or baked rubbery egg in damp pastry? The factions are clear in the episode but what do YOU think. We also discover the world's best pizza, taste some great beer from Glen Affric Brewery, and get some real talk from an 8 year old quiche aficionado.

Duration:00:56:54

EP019 - P is for Deja Vu (or...Hot pizza, the food of Kings.)

10/27/2018
Do not adjust your set, this is SUPPOSED to happen. We've got a double dose of P for you with a great episode on glorious Pizza. Scott Weiner from Scott's Pizza Tours joins us to talk about all that is wonderful about this universally adored food.

Duration:01:21:53

EP019 - P is for PEANUT BUTTER! (or...Things that go bump in Will's House)

10/9/2018
We've broken the space-time continuum with this one, but it was worth it! We have a special guest with us to talk about one of God's greatest creations, the hallowed butter d'peanut (or "peanut butter"). Also we talk about how a stem cell transplant can change your taste buds and your blood type. If you want to save a life be sure to visit www.anthonynolan.org or www.bethematch.org

Duration:01:01:31

EP018 - SUMMER OF EATING (Or...You ate all the tarragon and you drank all the soy sauce.)

9/12/2018
We take a break from our regularly scheduled alphabetic ramblings and talk about what was great and what was terrible about food this summer. Oysters, pork scratchings, beer. The essentials. (And a lot more.)

Duration:00:59:00

Ep017 - O is for OLIVE OIL! (or...We love our bread dippin'!)

7/4/2018
Ah Olive Oil, that universally delicious lubricant of the Gods. Legion in its application, cherished for millennia, and available at your local gas station. How is it made, which type should you buy, is it bad for you? All this in more in the "O" episode of Mastication Nation.

Duration:01:01:37

EP016 - B is, and will always be, for BOURDAIN.

6/20/2018
In this episode we take a break from our usual alphabetic ramblings to pay respects to a great man who is no longer with us. Anthony Bourdain influenced us in so many ways and his passing has left us heartbroken. So we wanted to take some time to share stories, quotes, and admiration as well as hear from others who Anthony influenced along the way. RIP Anthony.

Duration:00:53:48

Ep 015 - N is for NACHOS! (or...Nacho, Nacho Man...I want to be a Nacho Man!)

5/17/2018
Could there be a more universally wonderful food? I think not. As Saveur magazine said, even bad nachos are good. But what are they exactly and where did they come from? How DO they make that wonderful cheese? All this and more in Episode 15 of Mastication Nation.

Duration:00:43:46

EP014 - M is for MUSTARD! (or...The evening began at the gentlemen's club, discussing Wittgenstein)

4/23/2018
Could there be a more universally adored condiment than mustard? No. The answer is no. But what makes mustard so great? And which mustard is the best and why? We settle some mustardy scores in this episode of Mastication Nation. Also get 15% off your copy of the new Attaché book! Just go http://www.attachetravel.net/books/ and use promo code MASTICATION at checkout.

Duration:01:02:40

EP013 - L is for Layovers (or...what's the deal with airplane food?!)

3/21/2018
THIS is the greatest crossover, all others be damned. We welcome Layovers co-host Paul Papadimitriou to the Mastication Nation saloon to discuss the ups and downs of airplane food in all its glory. The best, the worst, why it's bad, how you can make it better - we cover it all in this episode of Mastication Nation.

Duration:01:41:44

EP012 - K is for KALE! (Try Mr. Kale! The great taste of Kale...in a soft drink!)

2/26/2018
We're back! Sorry for the long break, all explained within. But we restart with a contentious subject - KALE! Love it or loathe it, Kale is crazy popular these days. So popular that we have a special guest to help us unlock its mysteries. Enjoy!

Duration:01:09:03

EP011 - J is for JAM! (or...my favourite is Swapper Jack's Boysenmelon Jelly)

1/2/2018
Ah jam, could there be anything sweeter? Well yes, depending on what country you live in there could be jam that's a lot sweeter. This weird nugget and lots more (including something of the worst puns you've ever heard) in this episode of Mastication Nation.

Duration:00:58:29