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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.

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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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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English


Episodes

Community Cookbooks with Paula Forbes

1/20/2021
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? You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth merch Paula Twitter Stained Page News Smart Mouth IG Katherine Twitter Related Episodes: Pimento Cheese with Andrew...

Duration:00:51:48

Coffee with Nick Cho

1/13/2021
Secretly good German coffee, filthy British pamphleteers of 17th century England, and the port of Mocha with Your Korean Dad, Nick Cho. You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Smart Mouth merch Smart Mouth newsletter Nick Twitter Nick IG Nick TikTok Smart Mouth IG Katherine Twitter Sources: The World of Caffeine: The Science and Culture of the World's Most Popular...

Duration:01:01:04

Diversity in Native American Food with Loretta Barrett Oden

12/16/2020
"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. You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Smart Mouth...

Duration:00:55:00

Peppermint with Niccole Thurman

12/9/2020
What is “childhood”? When was it invented? The same time as candy canes? You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Niccole IG Niccole Twitter Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Katherine Twitter Related episodes: La Dolce Vita with Erica Firpo Christmas Cookies with Kim-Joy Sources: The Imperfect Child Child labor and the division of labor in the early English cotton...

Duration:00:43:39

Eggnog with Drew Mackie

12/2/2020
Do you enjoy eggnog without alcohol? Plus, peach schnapps trauma, a detour through Television Without Pity, and Her Majesty's Milk Punch. You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Drew IG Drew Twitter Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Katherine Twitter Related Episodes: Christmas Cookies with Kim-Joy Maraschino Cherries with Courtney Nichols Sources: FDA Farmer's...

Duration:00:38:00

Christmas Cookies with Kim-Joy

11/25/2020
The GBBO star on reassuring baking, the invention of Christmas bribery, and the uniquely American "cookies and milk" combo. You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Kim Twitter Kim IG Christmas with Kim-Joy Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Katherine Twitter Sources: History.com Martha Stewart NPR Christian Science Monitor Iceland.com Sweet Invention: A History of...

Duration:00:40:04

Beef Stroganoff with Jeff Gordinier

11/18/2020
“Mushroom soup cuisine,” crab cobbler, Eric Ripert’s hunkiness, McDonald’s memories, and the outrageously wealthy Stroganoff dynasty. You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Butter Chicken (Pakistan and India) Brigade de Cuisine Related episodes: Onion Dip with Steve Hernandez Mid-Century American Food with Mark Rosati Jeff IG Smart Mouth...

Duration:00:53:11

Flavor with Nik Sharma

11/11/2020
The most science-based episode yet - don’t worry, it was only Nik explaining science, I wasn’t putting on airs. Here's what it comes down to: different people like different foods, and that’s okay. You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. The Flavor Equation Nik IG Nik Twitter Could Salt Make Coffee Taste Better? How Nestle Got Japan Hooked on Instant Coffee Smart Mouth...

Duration:00:49:58

Flamin' Hot Cheetos with Noah Cho

10/28/2020
The surprisingly uplifting origin story of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, with a detour through 1940s wellness beliefs. Richard Montanez on The Passionate Few Related episode: TV Dinners with Drew Mackie You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Noah IG Noah Twitter Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Katherine Twitter Sources: Slate Guardian Lowrider Variety Wired NPR Texas...

Duration:00:51:50

Regency England with Bea Koch

10/21/2020
The British Regency Era was pretty much as Jane Austen represented it - except everyone was banging everyone. Truly unhinged levels of banging. They also ate a lot! You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Related episode: Champagne with Sarah Enni The Ripped Bodice IG Mad and Bad: Real Heroines of the Regency Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Katherine...

Duration:00:50:02

Craft Service with Emmy Raver-Lampman

10/13/2020
The Hamilton and Umbrella Academy star tells us what the food's like on theatre, TV, and movie productions. Especially with all those union rules. Be sure to send Emmy your Toronto restaurant recommendations! The transcript of this episode is here. You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Emmy Twitter Emmy IG Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Katherine...

Duration:00:39:53

West African Food with Eric Adjepong

10/6/2020
DC versus Baltimore, introducing African food to Top Chef, and the origins of jollof rice and why it’s so dang important. Hibiscus is important, too! Finally, how to get started cooking West African food yourself, with Eric Adjepong. You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Eric Twitter Eric IG Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Katherine Twitter Sources: Stirring the...

Duration:00:41:15

Penang Curry with Caleb Hearon

9/29/2020
A curry for the people! Say, as an omnivore, what meat WON’T you eat, and why? You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Caleb Twitter Caleb IG Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Katherine Twitter Sources: Western Women and Imperialism: Complicity and Resistance Temple of Thai Thai Food Master The Independent British Library Slate University of Georgia Splendid...

Duration:00:40:08

Russian Food with Sofiya Alexandra

9/22/2020
Taste the capitalism in this discussion of Russian food, Soviet food, and semantics with Sofiya Alexandra. You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Related Episode: Borscht with Olivia Smoliga Sofiya Twitter Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Katherine Twitter Sources: Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture Kaukasis: A Culinary...

Duration:00:52:08

Tacos with José R. Ralat

9/15/2020
José R. Ralat has an amazing job title: Taco Editor, Texas Monthly. His new book American Tacos explores the history and regionality of the country's greatest import/export. Kansas City tacos? They're the business. Related episode: Tex-Mex with Josef Centeno You can listen to Smart Mouth on iTunes, on Stitcher, on Spotify. Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. José on IG José on Twitter Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth on IG Katherine...

Duration:00:57:09

Lee Anne Wong, Nini Nguyen, & Melissa King

5/6/2020
Secrets of Top Chef and how to fix the restaurant industry with Lee Anne Wong, Nini Nguyen, and Melissa King. Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407

Duration:00:53:25

La Dolce Vita with Erica Firpo

4/29/2020
How Italians and Americans use technology differently (it’s cultural), la dolce vita - but more importantly, dolce far niente - and the perfect Roman lunch. Plus a great mini-history on Jews in Rome. Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources:...

Duration:00:49:21

Soda Pop Part III: Diet Coke

4/8/2020
Prince William! Teddy Savalas! Rockettes! They all have something do to with Diet Coke. Or "diet Coke," with a lower case d. Those Coca-Cola lawyers are DASTARDLY. Listen to part two here: https://soundcloud.com/smartmouthpodcast/ginger-ale-vernors-mountain-dew-baja-blast Listen to part one here: https://soundcloud.com/smartmouthpodcast/soda-pop-history-invented-7-up-lithium-pepsi Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here:...

Duration:00:38:32

Soda Pop Part II: Ginger Ale & Mountain Dew

4/1/2020
More soda pop madness! It's all about the moonshine mixers. Listen to part one here: https://soundcloud.com/smartmouthpodcast/soda-pop-history-invented-7-up-lithium-pepsi Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources:...

Duration:00:36:10

Soda Pop: Part I

3/25/2020
Today we talk generally about the start of the soda pop industry (unlicensed pharmacists! Cocaine everywhere!), and next week we'll (that's Katherine and Drew Mackie) get to listener-requested specifics. Ginger ale is so popular! Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode!...

Duration:00:33:16