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An illuminating, conversational podcast about the surprising histories behind the foods we love. Did you know Mussolini tried to ban pasta in Italy? Or that Cajun food has proud Canadian ancestry? Guests are a mix of experts in their fields and professional funny people, so you'll probably learn something and maybe have a chuckle, too. Hosted by Katherine Spiers, former food editor at LA Weekly and current manager of the website How to Eat L.A.

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An illuminating, conversational podcast about the surprising histories behind the foods we love. Did you know Mussolini tried to ban pasta in Italy? Or that Cajun food has proud Canadian ancestry? Guests are a mix of experts in their fields and professional funny people, so you'll probably learn something and maybe have a chuckle, too. Hosted by Katherine Spiers, former food editor at LA Weekly and current manager of the website How to Eat L.A.

Language:

English


Episodes

Raw Milk

4/10/2024
Do I drink it? Yes. Am I a sovereign citizen? Depends on my mood. (Written version here.) Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Pandora • Spotify • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. If you'd rather make a one-time gift, I'm on Venmo and PayPal. Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: Freedom! '90 - George Michael Sources (I over-researched this one. I may or may not have used info from every source here, but I figured I'd include them all to be safe.): https://www.nytimes.com/1985/04/17/garden/salmonella-outbreak-is-traced.html https://gidmk.substack.com/p/raw-milk-literally-kills-people?utm_source=arnoldspumpclub.schwarzenegger.com&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=how-to-elevate-your-mind https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5443421/ https://www.fda.gov/media/140394/download https://www.nourishwithkristin.com/blog/raw-milk-history https://foodpolicyforthought.com/2014/05/06/the-history-of-raw-milk-and-pasteurization/ https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/history-science-science-everywhere-you-asked/who-first-suggested-milk-be-pasteurized-make-it-safer-consumption https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/as/as-612-w.pdf https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/10/25/onions-salmonella-recall/ https://www.tiktok.com/@paulsaladinomd2/video/7151475682936245550?q=raw%20milk&t=1697747104293 https://www.tiktok.com/@healthanie/video/7271751825215343914?q=raw%20milk&t=1697747104293 https://www.tiktok.com/@sammyllacey/video/7239126493102738734?q=raw%20milk&t=1697747104293 lies https://www.capitalpress.com/state/oregon/oregon-scraps-cafo-waiver-for-personal-raw-milk-production/article_3dd027a6-2c08-11ee-87c3-cfdb4af4b5a4.html https://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1026&context=healthmatrix http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/differences-between-organic-and-conventional-cow%E2%80%99s-milk#:~:text=Dairy%20farms%20that%20sell%20milk,not%20treated%20with%20supplemental%20hormones. https://www.latimes.com/business/la-xpm-2011-aug-04-la-fi-milk-raid-20110804-story.html https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/04/30/raw-deal https://la.eater.com/2022/11/29/23483129/secret-mexican-ranch-parties-pajaretes-raw-milk-cocktails-los-angeles-california-feature https://www.cheeseprofessor.com/blog/buffalo-milk-and-cheese-in-america https://www.mariasbulacansweets.com/product-page/carabao-s-milk-limited-availability https://morseyscreamery.com/ https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/02/20/387558373/why-some-states-want-to-legalize-raw-milk-sales https://www.givesendgo.com/G3NZH https://www.thelancasterpatriot.com/amos-miller-seeks-compromise-on-farm-case-as-tucker-carlson-takes-up-his-struggle/ https://getrawmilk.com/content/amos-miller-food-club-charges https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/embattled-amish-farmers-saga-with-usda-becomes-grist-for-conservative-media/article_ad97b98e-2630-11ed-bf68-172014e8a0c1.html https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/lancaster-county-farmer-amos-miller-makes-30-000-payment-under-agreement-with-feds/article_50afdfe2-8ba9-11ed-9017-83da128dccdc.html https://www.thefp.com/p/raw-milk/comments#comment-11807602 https://www.rawmilkinstitute.org/updates/letter-to-medical-professionals-about-raw-milk#:~:text=Raw%20milk%20has%20superior%20nutrition,immune%20system%20and%20gastrointestinal%20tract https://www.fda.gov/media/140394/download https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/history-science-science-everywhere-you-asked/who-first-suggested-milk-be-pasteurized-make-it-safer-consumption https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2023/Q4/dry-surface-foodborne-pathogens-under-scrutiny-at-purdue.html https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/16/dining/food-marketing-ozempic-era.html

Duration:00:20:03

Soul Rolls with KJ Kearney

3/27/2024
Soul rolls and other culinary smash ups; should legacy publications stay in their lane; activists who are not empaths. Related episode: Meat raffles and Snickers salads with Ben Mandelker IG: Black Food Fridays TikTok: Black Food Fridays Citizen Better Can Food Be Political? Who Made the Potato Salad YakaMein Ramen by Ra Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Pandora • Spotify • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. If you'd rather make a one-time gift, I'm on Venmo and PayPal. Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: Can You Help Me - Jesse Johnson Sources: Charleston Magazine Washington Post, 2 James Beard Foundation Trademark Office Refrigerated Frozen Food Salon Soul Food Scholar, 2 Chicago Reader Roanoke Times Medill News Service Waterloo Region Record

Duration:00:46:02

Queer Food with John Birdsall

2/27/2024
Kitsch versus camp and the politics of quiche. The Man Who Ate Too Much Related: Mai tais with Allan Katz Coconut shrimp with Julia Loken Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Pandora • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. If you'd rather make a one-time gift, I'm on Venmo and PayPal. Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: Quiche Lorraine - The B-52s Sources: John Birdsall 1,2 Gastronomica Slate Eater Atlas Obscura

Duration:00:55:11

Which Animals Have Taste? With Katie Goldin

2/14/2024
Crows. You gotta hand it to them. Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Pandora • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. If you'd rather make a one-time gift, I'm on Venmo and PayPal. Creature Feature Secretly Incredibly Fascinating Podcast Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: I Love My Dog - Cat Stevens Sources: San Diego Zoo, 2 Mental Floss ToughLittleBirds.com Scientific American The Condor Science.com Australian Broadcast Corporation Nutrients Carni Sostenibili Science Direct

Duration:01:01:14

Salt the Chicken with Susan Jung

1/24/2024
A dream job and many dream fried chicken recipes. Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Pandora • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. If you'd rather make a one-time gift, I'm on Venmo and PayPal. Kung Pao & Beyond Susan IG Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: Salt - Ava Max Sources: First We Feast "Identification of the Yellow Skin Gene Reveals a Hybrid Origin of the Domestic Chicken"

Duration:00:36:36

Tyromancy with Jennifer Billock

1/17/2024
There's no end of ways to tell the future. But most importantly: with cheese. Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Pandora • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. If you'd rather make a one-time gift, I'm on Venmo and PayPal. Kitchen Witch Jennifer IG Kitchen Witch IG Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: Big Cheese - Nirvana Sources: Eater The Awl PBS Modern Language Notes The Modern Language Review Isis Omancy Fancy History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 "Select Cases of Conscience Touching Witches and Witchcraft" Witch Hunts in Europe and America: An Encyclopedia … Marks of an Absolute Witch: Evidentiary Dilemmas in Early Modern England, Rhetoric, Science, & Magic in Seventeenth-Century England

Duration:00:40:18

Replay: Eggnog with Drew Mackie

12/26/2023
Do you enjoy eggnog without alcohol? Plus, peach schnapps trauma, a detour through Television Without Pity, and Her Majesty's Milk Punch. Music: Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. If you'd rather make a one-time gift, I'm on Venmo and PayPal on the TableCakes accounts. Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here. Drew on IG • Drew on Twitter Follow Smart Mouth: Newsletter • Instagram • Facebook • Katherine on Twitter Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn Related Episodes: Christmas Cookies with Kim-Joy Maraschino Cherries with Courtney Nichols Sources FDA Farmer's Almanac A-Z of Food and Drink Oxford Companion to Food Eater Punch Time Washington Post Food Timeline Fred Opie

Duration:00:37:53

Replay: Christmas Cookies with Kim-Joy

12/19/2023
The GBBO star on reassuring baking, the invention of Christmas bribery, and the uniquely American "cookies and milk" combo. Transcript for 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. If you'd rather make a one-time gift, I'm on Venmo and PayPal on the TableCakes accounts. Music: Christmas Dreaming by Harry Connick Jr Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here. 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 Dessert Listen on: iTunes Google Podcasts Spotify RadioPublic TuneIn Libsyn RSS

Duration:00:39:57

Replay: Peppermint with Niccole Thurman

12/12/2023
What is “childhood”? When was it invented? The same time as candy canes? Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Pandora • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Niccole on IG • Niccole on Twitter Follow Smart Mouth: Newsletter • Instagram • Facebook Katherine TikTok Music: Last Christmas by Wham! Related Episodes: Christmas Cookies with Kim-Joy Roman Food with Erica Firpo Spaghetti Carbonara with Niccole Thurman Sources: The Imperfect ChildChild labor and the division of labor in the early English cotton millsAdolescence and Youth in Early Modern England ‘A Prospect of Flowers’: Concepts of Childhood and Female Youth in Seventeenth-Century British CultureTimeNew York TimesSnopes Today I Found Out

Duration:00:43:44

Christmas Candy with Daniel Zafran

12/6/2023
“Christmas candy” is just vibes. So what's your favorite? Related episodes: Peppermint with Niccole Thurman Christmas cookies with Kim-Joy Maraschino cherries with Courtney Nichols Legacy & circus peanuts with Laurie Woolever Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Pandora • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Candy is Dandy Candy is Dandy TikTok Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee Sources: candystore.com 1, 2 CBC Princeton Tasting Table

Duration:00:52:19

The Official Turkey Pardon

11/21/2023
This thing's so weird. Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Pandora • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: Mashed Potatoes - James Brown Sources: Reagan Library 1, 2 White House History 1, 2 Washington Post

Duration:00:05:19

Eating Korean Food and Writing Books with Tien Nguyen

11/15/2023
How to go from eating soup to writing a book about it. Sohn-Mat: Recipes and Flavors of Korean Home Cooking Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Pandora • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Tien IG Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: Next Level - aespa Sources: Toronto Star BBC SteakSchool.com The Kitchn Maui Ribs Tablet

Duration:00:40:52

Lady Desserts with Valerie Gordon

10/18/2023
Are women compared to desserts because they're sweet? Because they're unimportant? And why was everyone so weird about Liv Tyler? Related: Om Ali Full "sugar and spice"poem Ladies Who Lunch: Episode/Transcript Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Pandora • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Valerie IG Valerie Confections Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: Crazy - Aerosmith Sources: Stanford/Rebaking the Pie GrubHub

Duration:00:53:54

Meat raffles and Snickers salads with Ben Mandelker

10/4/2023
When two coastal elites explore Midwestern food. Related: Hotdish with Kristen Meinzer Tater tots Elizabeth Gilbert's meat raffle Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Pandora • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Ben IG Amanda Rettke IG Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: Controversy - Prince Sources: Craig Daily Press Reddit Allrecipes Merriam-Webster Dictionary.com Britannica I Am Baker

Duration:01:01:48

Beans with Sejal Sukhadwala

9/20/2023
Beans, meat substitutes, and capitalism with our century's Samuel Johnson. Related: Hot Sauce with Llewellyn Clarke California's Punjabi-Mexican Communities Gujarati New Year's Dish Beans and Gin Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Pandora • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Sejal IG The Philosophy of Curry Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: The Dictionary Song - Don Robertson Sources: The World of Soy Harvard’s School of Public Health “Mesoamerican origin of the common bean is revealed by sequence data” Seedchange.org

Duration:00:52:44

Correct Episode! With Maya Lau

6/13/2023
There was an uploading error to some platforms. So listen to this one if the previous version isn't working for you! Maya Lau joins Smart Mouth for the last episode of the season! She and Katherine talk about the universal herb and living in foreign countries, and then compare Oprah and Gwyneth. Related: Community Cookbooks with Paula Forbes All About Bananas Gwyneth Paltrow Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Stitcher • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Maya IG Other People's Pockets Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: Los Manos Quietas - Carlos Perez Sources: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Serious Eats 1,2 Daily Mail Paula Forbes Stained Page News Washington Post

Duration:00:48:06

Bay Leaves with Maya Lau

6/8/2023
Maya Lau joins Smart Mouth for the last episode of the season! She and Katherine talk about the universal herb and living in foreign countries, and then compare Oprah and Gwyneth. Related: Community Cookbooks with Paula Forbes All About Bananas Gwyneth Paltrow Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Stitcher • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Maya IG Other People's Pockets Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: Los Manos Quietas - Carlos Perez Sources: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Serious Eats 1,2 Daily Mail Paula Forbes Stained Page News Washington Post

Duration:00:48:06

Industrial Meat and Coca-Cola with Jamie Loftus

5/24/2023
Did you know you can sue objects? Coca-Cola does. Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Stitcher • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Jamie Twitter Jamie IG Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: Hot Dog - Led Zeppelin

Duration:00:39:47

From Other People’s Pockets: Katherine’s Journey from Food Writer to Business Owner

5/9/2023
In this special episode, I’m sharing a conversation I had on a new podcast, Other People’s Pockets. On Other People’s Pockets, journalist Maya Lau asks people from all walks of life to get radically transparent about their personal finances in order to learn more about who we are and level the financial playing field along the way. Maya and I chatted about eating my way through L.A and what it means for my finances, along with how I went from food writing to business ownership. If you like what you hear, be sure to listen to Other People’s Pockets at apple.co/pockets.

Duration:00:35:38

PBR with Sam Sanders

5/3/2023
Meghan Markle drinks Pacifico, we’re sure of it. Vibe Check Into It Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Stitcher • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn • Amazon Music Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Sam IG Katherine TikTok Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Music: Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus Sources: Atlas Obscura Journal of Antiques Houston Chronicle Pabst Blue Ribbon

Duration:00:44:23