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Burnt Toast

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Rank #40 in Food category

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Society & Culture
Food
History
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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.

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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.

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345 Ratings
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Great food content

By NYC puzzler - May 15 2018
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...but could use some audio help. All the guests calling in live via soup can.

Great!!

By nycfoodluvr - Mar 29 2018
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Erudite, clever, and well produced, this podcast is a new favorite.

iTunes Ratings

345 Ratings
Average Ratings
202
73
34
21
15

Great food content

By NYC puzzler - May 15 2018
Read more
...but could use some audio help. All the guests calling in live via soup can.

Great!!

By nycfoodluvr - Mar 29 2018
Read more
Erudite, clever, and well produced, this podcast is a new favorite.
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Burnt Toast

Updated 10 days ago

Rank #40 in Food category

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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.

Toast, Burnt & Otherwise

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Can you believe that Burnt Toast has been a podcast for three seasons, yet we’ve never done an episode on burnt toast? Well, that’s changing now. We’ll talk about the magical things that take place inside of our toasters, from today's toaster selfies to Finnish-style dunking toasts that trace their history back to the 15th century.

Jun 15 2018
25 mins
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Spice Is Nice

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Things are about to get hot in here—join us for an exploration of some of the world's spiciest foods. Why is that tingly combination of heat and flavor such a temptress? (Are we addicted to danger? Do we just love sweating while eating?) From spice-infused condiments to the many chilies of Mexico, we'll get to the bottom of that “hurts so good” thrill ride once and for all.

Jun 01 2018
27 mins
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A Good Morning To You!

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it means different things to different people. For some, it's a time for peaceful reflection; for others, a moment to bond with family, friends, or community. And, let’s get real–for a lot of us, it’s a frenzied affair that’s eaten in such a rush, more of it ends up on our shirts than in our stomachs! This episode of Burnt Toast explores breakfast trends and traditions around the world to ask: how do you start yours?

May 17 2018
28 mins
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Jolie Laide

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In French, "jolie laide" means "pretty and ugly"; it's a way to describe something that is unconventionally beautiful. This homage to jolie laide foods will explore the idea that deliciousness can come where you least expect it, from misshapen fish meatballs to organ meat that only a zombie could love. Some consumers may fall for the illusion of perfection, but companies such as UglyRipe and Imperfect Produce have made a point of promoting flavor over façade. (Bruised tomatoes may not be the most slightly, but they make a great sauce!) We'll examine the notion of perfection of taste vs. perfection of image

May 04 2018
27 mins
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The Bubble on Bubbles Hasn't Popped

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The history of effervescence has lots of wellness-related side notes, from the ground springs of Selzen, Germany (where the bubbly liquid naturally occurs, creating a sparkling mineral water) to the time when American speakeasies served “medicinal” fizzes flavored with homeopathic tinctures, directly influencing our soft drink and cocktail culture today. We'll explore the revival of soda fountains, like Brooklyn Farmacy, which serves carbonated egg creams with live-culture kombucha. There's more, too: Bread starters bubble for long-fermented loafs, boiling pots of bone broth extract all the good flavor and well-being benefits, and craft beers cheer a food world that sparkles just a little brighter... all thanks to bubbles.

Apr 13 2018
29 mins
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The Longest Wait

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Whether it’s a food fad or a table at the trendiest restaurant in town, there are certain foods that just inspire people to line up and wait. So what makes for a culty bite? Hear stories of triumph and despair, along with tactics to bide the time while you wait to get in the door for that prized morsel. We’ll also touch on the psychology and science behind waiting in line.

Mar 29 2018
27 mins
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Tapping Into the World of Maple

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Maple syrup is having a moment: in cooking, baking, and wellness culture. Michael Harlan Turkell talks to experts about the tapping process and learns more about the maple water trend, sugar shacks in Montreal, and Korean gorosoe. Plus: the joys of maple taffy and maple peeping in Japan.

Mar 15 2018
29 mins
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How to Throw a Ripe Tomato

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Food fights have long played a role in many cultures. Why do we love them so? This episode of Burnt Toast explores the psychology of the food fight and discusses several of the most interesting ones, past and present. Every year, in late August, 50,000 people descend on the Spanish city of Buñol to paint the town red for La Tomatina, throwing thousands of pounds of ripe tomatoes at one another. There's also the so-called Battle of the Oranges held in northern Italy, where opponents re-enact Ivrea’s civilian uprising against the ruling tyrant of the 12th century, and Germany’s Gemüseschlacht or Vegetable Battle, outside of Berlin, where a salad medley is flung through the air. We'll also speak with professional baseball players on how best to prepare to launch an aerial assault.

Mar 07 2018
35 mins
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Leonardo Urena and the Giant Pumpkin

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How, exactly, you grow a gourd larger than a living room, and more importantly—why. 

Aug 10 2017
17 mins
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Food Swindle, or Absolute Genius? The Margarine Story

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We speak with Bee Wilson to follow the curious, contentious history of margarine back to its first invention. Turns out, we have Napoleon III to thank. 

Jul 27 2017
14 mins
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