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The Fridge Light

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Join top food writer Chris Nuttall-Smith for an obsessive, fascinating journey through the hidden stories of the things we eat. Each episode chows down on one food phenomenon, revealing the unexpected cultural ingredients. Part science, part business, part psychology — always fresh and delicious.

Join top food writer Chris Nuttall-Smith for an obsessive, fascinating journey through the hidden stories of the things we eat. Each episode chows down on one food phenomenon, revealing the unexpected cultural ingredients. Part science, part business, part psychology — always fresh and delicious.
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Canada

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CBC

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Join top food writer Chris Nuttall-Smith for an obsessive, fascinating journey through the hidden stories of the things we eat. Each episode chows down on one food phenomenon, revealing the unexpected cultural ingredients. Part science, part business, part psychology — always fresh and delicious.

Language:

English


Episodes

Catch of the Day

12/20/2017
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How one of the strangest, and frankly blandest-tasting animals you’ll ever encounter, might just be exactly the fish the planet needs.

Duration: 00:39:32


Blank Slate

12/12/2017
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Tofu: vegetarian superfood or toxin-ridden poison? (Spoiler alert: it's neither!)

Duration: 00:33:35


Chew Chew

12/5/2017
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The sticky story of how gum conquered our planet — and why today it’s fighting just to survive.

Duration: 00:35:06


Gutsy

11/28/2017
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Prebiotic. Probiotic. These labels are popping up on all sorts of food products, but do they actually help your intestines do their thing?

Duration: 00:37:42


You'll Have Another

11/21/2017
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What are the invisible forces that determine what's in your drink?

Duration: 00:27:17


Snack Time

11/8/2017
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Can the Fridge Light team choose, once and for all, the greatest snack of all time? We find out at our first ever live show, recorded at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival.

Duration: 02:04:05


Billion Dollar Baby: the rise and fall of Orbitz

11/1/2017
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The untold inside story of Orbitz -- the weirdest drink of the 1990s, and maybe the single worst beverage launch of all time. Doomed to failure, or way ahead of its time?

Duration: 00:44:18


Green Gold

10/24/2017
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Lettuce: the invisible forces that turned rabbit food into the world’s first seasonless produce.

Duration: 00:38:34


So Saucy

10/18/2017
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Sauce: it’s identity in a bottle, with a side order of culture and commerce.

Duration: 00:38:15


The Rest of the Pig

10/10/2017
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From bacon to guanciale, North Americans love their pork. But even with today’s nose-to-tail approach to eating, there is still plenty left over after the butcher is done. So what happens to the rest of the pig?

Duration: 00:35:13


One word: Yeasts

10/3/2017
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Yeast — yes, yeast — is revolutionizing the way we eat and drink, how we produce milk and meat, and even how we get high.

Duration: 00:43:35


Dark Meat/White Meat

9/27/2017
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One is moist and rich, the other drier and mild. But by the 1990s, boneless, skinless chicken breast was the preferred choice for North Americans. In its first episode, The Fridge Light looks into the popularity battle between dark meat and white meat.

Duration: 00:50:36


The Fridge Light trailer

8/25/2017
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Food journalist Chris Nuttall-Smith is on an obsessive, fascinating quest to uncover the hidden stories of what we eat and drink.

Duration: 00:01:36