Best Food & Cooking Podcasts - 2020

If you love cooking or enjoy trying a unique food recipe and eating, then there is no better place to enjoy the sizzle then by listening to food & cooking podcasts. If you're not aware, there is a beautiful buffet of cooking related podcasts available. Food podcasts offer more than just recipes or a review. The podcast conversation can be targeted to the current restaurant trends, discussions around what to make for dinner, or chef culture, these foodie podcasts cover it all. Here are some of our favorite food and cooking podcasts we enjoy learning from and sometimes can get hungry while listening to these foodie shows.

Your Last Meal (James Beard Award nominee for best podcast), host Rachel Bell has a fun format where she asks her guests the simple question “what would your last meal be?”. The episode featuring Ken Jennings, BBQ (and Jell-O) with the reigning Jeopardy GOAT (Greatest of All Time) was so much fun to listen to!

Whether you live in the Pacific Northwest or not, Seattle Kitchen can be enjoyed by all. Podcast hosts, Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau, two of Seattle's most reputable Chefs and restaurateurs, walk through what to make for dinner out of simple pantry ingredients, they discuss how to elevate recipes, useful cooking techniques and they end each show with a fun food trivia game.

Proof, a production of America’s Test Kitchen, is now into its fourth season and tells the backstories around food and drinks. We loved the “Who Killed the Miracle Berry” episode.

As a lot of food-related podcasts are booming, we’ve compiled a list of the best food and cooking podcasts in 2020. Yummy listening and bon appetit!

Proof

by America's Test Kitchen

29m

average length

57

episodes

We tell the weird and surprising and funny backstories around food and drink. The tales we haven’t all heard yet, the ones that have been lost, the under-told. This is not a recipe show. And this is not a show about celebrity chefs or what they like to eat. Proof goes beyond recipes and cooking to investigate the foods we love (tiki drinks) and don't love (the grain bowl); ask the big questions (where do food cravings come from?); and uncover the hidden backstories that feed your food-obsessed brain. Hosted by Bridget Lancaster. A production of America's Test Kitchen.

The Sporkful

by Dan Pashman and Stitcher

31m

average length

263

episodes

We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better. A Stitcher Production.

Gastropod

by Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley

43m

average length

27337

episodes

Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. We interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world through food. Find us online at gastropod.com, follow us on Twitter @gastropodcast, and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/gastropodcast.

Spilled Milk

by Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton

38m

average length

452

episodes

Every week on Spilled Milk, writers/comedians Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton start with a food-related topic, from apples to winter squash, and run with it as far as they can go—and, regrettably, sometimes further.

The Splendid Table

by contact@splendidtable.org

38m

average length

116

episodes

The Splendid Table has always connected people through the common language of food and eating. Now with award-winning food journalist Francis Lam at the helm, we’re bringing forward even more fresh voices and surprising conversations at the intersection of food, people and culture – covering everything from the global appeal of sesame to the impact of Instagram on everyday eating. It’s a food show where everyone is welcome. Produced by American Public Media.

Seattle Kitchen

by KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

72m

average length

100

episodes

A foodie's dream! Chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau, both winners of the prestigious James Beard Award, review the Puget Sound's best restaurants, share recipes based on a special weekly ingredient, and answer your burning culinary quandaries.

Your Last Meal with Rachel Belle

by KIRO Seattle

31m

average length

94

episodes

"What would your last meal be?" On this James Beard Award nominee for best podcast, National Edward R. Murrow award-winning reporter Rachel Belle asks every guest this question - but that’s just the beginning! Each dish’s origins, preparation, and cultural influence are among the many stones upturned as Rachel consults chefs and culinary anthropologists, fishmongers and fry cooks on her quest to explore every facet of Your Last Meal. Episodes every two weeks. Original music by Prom Queen.

Bon Appétit Foodcast

by Bon Appétit

40m

average length

278

episodes

The Bon Appétit Foodcast features interviews with chefs, writers, and well, anyone who has something cool to say about food. Episodes air every Wednesday.

Doughboys

by Nick Wiger

100m

average length

274

episodes

The podcast about chain restaurants. Comedians Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger review fast food/sit-down chains and generally argue about food/everything.

The Kitchen Counter - Home Cooking Tips and Inspiration

by feedback@kitchencounterpodcast.com

26m

average length

293

episodes

The show that's dedicated to helping aspiring home cooks grow their skills and confidence in the kitchen so they can start cooking up memories with their family and friends. Whether you want to learn to cook or just need some simple food inspiration, we will cover recipes, kitchen tools, and interviews with experts to help you on your home cooking journey! On Twitter at @TKCpodcast /Facebook at facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast / Instagram at https://instagram.com/kitchencounterpodcast

Gravy

by info@southernfoodways.org

22m

average length

126

episodes

Gravy shares stories of the changing American South through the foods we eat. Gravy showcases a South that is constantly evolving, accommodating new immigrants, adopting new traditions, and lovingly maintaining old ones. It uses food as a means to explore all of that, to dig into lesser-known corners of the region, complicate stereotypes, document new dynamics, and give voice to the unsung folk who grow, cook, and serve our daily meals.

Burnt Toast

by Food52

22m

average length

73

episodes

Food intersects with our lives in more ways than we think. Food52's Burnt Toast podcast chases those stories to give listeners the perfect pieces of snackable dinner-party fodder—all inside of a commute's time. In each episode, host Michael Harlan Turkell explores a different aspect of food culture and community, highlighting the often-surprising past informing what we eat every day, and meeting some of the people shaping food's present and future.

A Taste of the Past

by Heritage Radio Network

37m

average length

338

episodes

Linda Pelaccio, a culinary historian, takes a weekly journey through the history of food on A Taste of the Past. Tune in for interviews with authors, scholars and culinary chroniclers who discuss food culture from ancient Mesopotamia and Rome to the grazing tables and deli counters of today. Each week Linda explores the lively link between food cultures of the present and past.

Inside Trader Joe's

by Trader Joe's

22m

average length

27

episodes

From our humble beginnings as a small chain of eclectic Southern California convenience stores, Trader Joe’s has grown to become a national chain of 490 (and counting) neighborhood grocery stores, employing more than 43,000 Crew Members. How? By being comfortable with being different. For the first time, our Captains (store managers) and Crew Members (employees) are taking you Inside Trader Joe’s in a podcast series only Trader Joe's could deliver. Go inside: * A private Tasting Panel, where decisions are made about new Trader Joe’s products. * A wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, California, looking for great wines and great values. * An overseas adventure, where new Trader Joe’s flavors are discovered. * The mind of Joe himself to find out why the Crew Members wear Hawaiian shirts. * The values that make Trader Joe’s so different. Are you a Trader Joe’s fan? Want to know what keeps people coming back? Go Inside Trader Joe’s. Thanks for listening.

House of Carbs

by The Ringer

62m

average length

125

episodes

Noted food enthusiast Joe House, of the Ringer universe and international eating acclaim, is joined by fine diners, fast foodies, and dilettantes of delivery to devour the latest additions to the food universe’s menu. The backgrounds of guests on House of Carbs will be as varied as the palates of The Donald and Anthony Bourdain, i.e., celebrity chefs, TV and print food media members, restaurant reviewers, and celebrities/athletes with a known interest in food.

Eater's Digest

by Eater

46m

average length

199

episodes

Everything you need to know about the world of food each week. Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen bring you the wildest, most important stories from restaurants and kitchens around the world. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you think, and it’ll make you hungry! From Eater and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Why We Eat What We Eat

by Blue Apron / Gimlet Creative

23m

average length

7

episodes

Most Americans now have more choices when it comes to food than any other group of people in the history of the world. We are so, so lucky to live in a time and place when we get to choose between feasting on fresh vegetables from the farmer’s market… and ordering a meat lover’s pizza delivered right to our door. With such a ridiculous abundance of options, how do we actually decide what’s for dinner? On Why We Eat What We Eat, host Cathy Erway investigates the unseen forces that shape our eating habits. We’ll tackle a kale conspiracy, how to get your kids to quit being so picky, visiting the epicenter of the potluck scene, and more. Brought to you by Blue Apron and Gimlet Creative.

Special Sauce with Ed Levine

by Serious Eats

34m

average length

178

episodes

Serious Eats' podcast Special Sauce enables food lovers everywhere to eavesdrop on an intimate conversation about food and life between host and Serious Eats founder Ed Levine and his well-known/famous friends and acquaintances both in and out of the food culture.

Savor

by iHeartRadio

43m

average length

325

episodes

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?

Food Court with Richard Blais

by iHeartRadio

29m

average length

13

episodes

Deep dish vs. thin crust? Hamburgers vs. hot dogs? Creamy peanut butter vs. crunchy? Welcome to the high-energy, game-show-style podcast Food Court, where celebrity chef Richard Blais (Top Chef, MasterChef, etc.) presides over his guests – comedians, writers, chefs – to debate opposing viewpoints. After a trivia lightning round, each guest will argue passionately why their position is the best as well as the opportunity to explain why their opponent’s stance is The Absolute Worst. It’s comedy meets culinary and by the end of each episode, Richard Blais will act as ultimate judge to settle these timeless arguments once and for all. Who wants pineapple on their pizza, anyway?