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First We Eat

Ever wondered what the union and confederate troops ate during the civil war? If a sous-vide is really worth 16 hours for a pork chop? What the white fuzz on the outside of salami is made of? Well, that's what we're here for. First We Eat, a podcast for food nerds, hosted by mega-nerds Eva Kosmas Flores and Carey Nershi.

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S1 Wine

Eva and Carey discuss the process of fermenting grapes to make wine, and all the variables that affect the final flavor.

49mins

11 Aug 2015

Rank #1

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S1 Sourdough

Eva and Carey discuss the science behind sourdough bread.

36mins

21 Jul 2015

Rank #2

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S1 Cheese

Eva and Carey talk about the preparation of cheese, aged versus fresh cheese, and flavor profiles of different cheese varieites.

49mins

10 May 2015

Rank #3

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S1 Fad Diets

Everything from the cabbage soup diet to tape worms is addressed in this fad diet discussion.

1hr 1min

7 Jan 2016

Rank #4

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S1 Nutmeg

Eva and Carey discuss the brutal history of nutmeg, including how it caused the first major discovery of the Americas and the first documented circumnavigation of the globe, as well as its use as a hallucinogenic drug. Food news and recent cooking endeavors are also discussed.

29mins

14 Mar 2015

Rank #5

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S1 Taste

The science behind taste and theories on why flavors pair well, with an on-air tasting of flavoring pairings and experiments with miraculin.

1hr 39mins

21 Jan 2016

Rank #6

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S1 Food Blogging

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

1hr 14mins

12 Nov 2015

Rank #7

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S1 Mushrooms

Eva and Carey talk about all things mushroom, including foraging tips, cultivation possibilities, flavor profiles, and the interesting biology behind them. Marshmallows are also discussed during the 'frying pan' segment.

37mins

20 Apr 2015

Rank #8

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S1 Civil War Foods

Eva and Carey talk about the food rations of the Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War, as well as the starvation tactics used by the Northern army that led them to victory over the South. 

31mins

6 Apr 2015

Rank #9

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S1 Food Superstitions

The devil siting on your bread, reading tea leaves, and salt-spilling are a few of the food superstitions discussed in this eerie episode.

54mins

19 Oct 2015

Rank #10