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Rank #9 in Food category

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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?

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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?

iTunes Ratings

1195 Ratings
Average Ratings
778
179
85
83
70

Savoriffic

By ArtemioBaklava - Dec 03 2019
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Loved the Hawaii episodes. Really great job of capturing multiple aspects of a place’s food culture

SO WONDERFUL

By toiletninja - Aug 25 2019
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Paired with a smoke and a kitchen project Savor is fantastic. 10/10 my favorite Stuff Media pod.

iTunes Ratings

1195 Ratings
Average Ratings
778
179
85
83
70

Savoriffic

By ArtemioBaklava - Dec 03 2019
Read more
Loved the Hawaii episodes. Really great job of capturing multiple aspects of a place’s food culture

SO WONDERFUL

By toiletninja - Aug 25 2019
Read more
Paired with a smoke and a kitchen project Savor is fantastic. 10/10 my favorite Stuff Media pod.
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Savor

Latest release on Feb 22, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Sugar and Your Health

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Mar 15 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #2: Cauliflower: Fractaliscious and Nutritious

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This seemingly humble member of the cabbage family has been prized for thousands of years by chefs, nutritionists, and mathematicians alike. Learn about cauliflower's long history, fascinating fractal shape, health benefits, and culinary potential.

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Mar 08 2017

56mins

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Rank #3: Why Do We Eat Three Meals a Day?

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Many cultures, especially Western ones, eat three meals a day -- by why? Have we always done that? We explore the history (and etymology) of breakfast, lunch, and dinner -- plus some science behind whether breakfast is really the most important meal.

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Apr 26 2018

39mins

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Rank #4: A Nacho, Nacho Pod

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The allure of the nacho cannot be argued, but everything else about this dish has been debated. Anney and Lauren dip into the history of the phenomenon that is nachos, from the melty-cheese-and-crispy-corn-chips varieties to the wildest nacho dreams.

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Feb 01 2020

39mins

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Rank #5: Mind Your Own Biscuits

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Southern biscuits are the fluffy, flaky stuff of dreams, but they're a fairly new invention. Anney and Lauren explore how these biscuits came to be, how to make them at home, and why ‘biscuit’ in British English is a different baked good entirely.

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Oct 19 2018

45mins

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Rank #6: Mayonnaise and Mayo-Nays

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Mayonnaise may be the spread that binds sandwiches together, but it seriously divides opinion: Which brand is best? Does it deserve to be there at all? Anney & Lauren get into the thick of the history and science behind mayo.

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Oct 26 2018

54mins

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Rank #7: Ranch, Dude

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Ranch, America's favorite salad dressing, originated on an actual dude ranch. Guest Ben Bowlin joins Anney and Lauren to wrangle the cool American history of ranch as a condiment and flavor -- plus the science behind why it's often served with hot wings.

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Jan 16 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #8: Wasabi: Not Horsin' Around

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This spicy-hot Japanese plant is known as a condiment for sushi around the world, but most humans have never had the real thing. Anney and Lauren dig into the history and science of wasabi -- both the original and imitations.

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Dec 12 2018

31mins

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Rank #9: The Pizza Episode (with Extra Cheese)

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This dish has inspired strong emotions and opposing opinions for hundreds of years. Anney and Lauren present a slice of pizza’s history, plus the science behind baking a good pie at home.

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Jun 28 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #10: Savor Spills the Beans on Coffee

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Globally, we humans consume around 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day. Anney and Lauren explore the turbulent history of coffee, plus what it takes to bring each bean from a farm to your cup, with special guest Shawn Steiman – aka Dr. Coffee.

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Nov 07 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #11: You Want Fries With That?

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Fried potatoes in their many forms are one of the world’s most popular side dishes. (Or main dishes, we’re not judging.) Anney and Lauren explore the uncertain history and intense science of French fries.

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Feb 15 2019

41mins

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Rank #12: The Gamble of All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

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Putting lots of food on a long table isn't new, but the all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant is a very 20th-century, very American concept. Anney and Lauren explore the history and science of going your own way with the buffet.

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Sep 05 2018

49mins

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Rank #13: Kit Kats: Give Us a Break

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This iconic, sharable British candy bar is consumed at a rate of billions per year in hundreds of flavors around the world. Anney and Lauren chat about Kit Kat’s history, psychology, and structural science.

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Feb 08 2019

45mins

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Rank #14: The Spread of Peanut Butter

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Although peanuts have been feeding us for basically ever, peanut butter is a pretty new invention. Anney and Lauren explore how peanut butter came to be, plus the science of how it stays fresh for so long.

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Jun 13 2018

1hr

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Rank #15: Cocktail Hour: The Manhattan

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This seemingly simple mix of whiskey, vermouth, and bitters with a cherry garnish has been interpreted infinite ways over its 140-year lifetime. Anney and Lauren take on the history & science of the Manhattan. Plus: a PSA (podcast service announcement).

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Sep 21 2018

36mins

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Rank #16: Savor Classics: Pumpkin

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This winter squash and its pie spice blend have a rep for being basic, but in our classic episode, Anney and Lauren go behind the gourd to explore pumpkin's history as food, decor, and phenomenon.

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Oct 25 2019

50mins

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Rank #17: Nutritional Yeast: Rising to the Occasion

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Nutritional yeast is a recent-ish edible innovation that provides a vegan source of protein and cheesy/savory flavors, but it's far from the first yeast humans have consumed. Anney and Lauren delve into the weird history and science of nutritional yeast.

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Jan 04 2019

41mins

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Rank #18: Cocktail Hour: The Mimosa

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The combination of orange juice and sparkling wine is an American brunch classic, but its arrival on the scene is pretty recent. Anney and Lauren dive into the history of the mimosa -- and the economics of the bottomless mimosa brunch.

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Jan 09 2019

40mins

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Rank #19: Cinnamon Rolls: Snailed It

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However you eat them and whatever you call them, these sweet & spiced pastries warm hearts the world over. Anney and Lauren attempt to untangle the swirling history of the cinnamon roll.

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Nov 08 2019

43mins

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Rank #20: The Knotty Pretzel Episode

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Pretzels have morphed from a religious symbol to a bar snack to a metaphor for principles of quantum physics. Anney and Lauren explore the twists of pretzel history, culture, and science.

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Mar 22 2019

39mins

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