Thanks to the runaway success of last year’s podcast Serial, the popularity of radio shows has skyrocketed. There are podcasts about mysteries, and politics, and sports, and sex—there are even podcasts about podcasts. Of course, we’re mostly interested in those that cover all things food—but which ones are the best? Amid a sea of options, it can be hard to tell. We reached out to chefs across the country for a survey of their must-listens, and in the process we discovered a slew of amazing food-related programming. (Plus: one clear favorite.) Whether it’s a show that takes a scientific approach to its topics or one that delves into the history of a certain ingredient, these great shows will teach you plenty about how to have a great year in food. Here’s what some of our favorite chefs are listening to.
The Winner: Food Is The New Rock
- Star-Chef Video Podcasts
- How to Host a Potluck Like Dominique Ansel
- How Marcus Samuelsson and Hugh Acheson Make Perfect Fried Chicken
This Los Angeles-based podcast, hosted by Zach Brooks, founder of the popular Midtown Lunch blog, and a rotating cast of guest co-hosts, explores the relationship between food and music; the two hosts talk to chefs about music, and to musicians about food. Chefs, for one, seem to love it: Robbie Wilson, Bruce Kalman, Jeni Britton Bauer, Jamie Bissonnette, and Marc Vetri all put this podcast at the top of their list.