Podcasts are a growing media – They make for easy-listening, you learn a hell of a lot, and they're completely free!
While we could make list after list of our favourite podcasts for any and every occasion, our favourite genre has to be food. Learning industry secrets and stories from some of the highest chefs and workers in the restaurant industry gives us more insight than we've even been exposed to before.
So, unwind with our top 5 food-related podcasts, and pick up a few tips and tricks on the way.
Off Menu With Ed Gamble And James Acaster
The best British comedic duo that is James Acaster and Ed Gamble has taken to the studio to create their own foodie podcast – Off Menu. Inviting a different guest each week to sit down and enjoy a three-course meal of their choice, while chatting about all things food. For an insight on some of your favourite celebrities (including Katherine Ryan, Greg Davies, and Joe Thomas) eating habits and most visited eateries, take a listen!
The Dave Chang Show
The genius behind the worldwide Momofuku Restaurant Group and Netflix's Ugly Delicious, David Chang is a well-rounded American restauranteur, author, television personality, and now – Professional podcaster. Dave and his rotating line-up of guests discuss a variety of things from creative processes, inspirations, and anecdotes to insights on guilty pleasures and restaurant secrets.
Bringing you everything you need to know happening in the world of food each week, Eater's Digest is brought to us by Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen – bringing in the biggest names in the restaurant and food industries to chat about all things edible. Retelling eccentric stories from kitchens and restaurants around the world, Vox Media's production of Eater's Digest makes for an easy-listen.
Branding The Sporkful as 'not for foodies, but for eater's,' the award-winning podcast has been producing episodes for more than 10 years. Approaching food topics from a more comedic and simplified angle, involving science, history, culture, and economics, The Sporkful is a breath of fresh air in the foodie-podcast genre, ignoring the usual technical jargon and breaking down the topics you actually want to learn about.
The Splendid Table
First coming onto the scene in 1997, The Splendid Table is a cult-favourite, hosted currently by award-winning food-writer Francis Lam. Combining culinary conversation, culture, and lifestyle, The Splendid Table dives into every kind of topic from why we use traditional ingredients to the impact Instagram has on our dining habits. Using food as the common language, the podcast has been graced by multiple extraordinary guests such as Julia Child, Alex Kapranos, and Michael Pollan.