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Ask the Audience: Food Podcasts

Last week, I was invited to join a friend at a live recording event for the Radio Cherry Bombe tour, The Future of Food.

Radio Cherry Bombe is a podcast featuring interviews with “the coolest, most creative women in the world of food.” Kerry Diamond, co-founder and editorial director of the Cherry Bombe magazine interviews all sorts of amazing women in the food scene from chefs to writers and more. I got to watch and listen as Kerry interviewed some amazing women in the food scene here in Portland. It was SO inspiring to hear them talk about where the food industry is going in terms of kitchens, travel, seaweed (!), and building community.

Radio Cherry Bombe is just one of a whole bunch of shows on the Heritage Radio Network, which is FULL of podcasts and shows such as All in the Industry, The Grape Nation, and A Taste of the Past. I *just* discovered this and I don’t know how I’m ever going to listen to anything else.

[Just kidding, I will always have space in my listening schedule for That’s So Retrograde.]

I got so excited about finding this podcast, that I asked my friends on Facebook (which includes a LOT of people in the food & restaurant business!) for recommendations. Here’s that short list.

What would you add?

The Racist Sandwich Podcast

This one is on the top of my list of the next to check out. From their website:

“The Racist Sandwich podcast serves up a perspective that you don’t hear often: that both food and the ways we consume, create, and interpret it can be political. From discussions about racism in food photography to interviews with chefs of color about their experiences in the restaurant world, hosts Soleil Ho and Zahir Janmohamed hash out a diverse range of topics with humor, grace, and very little pretension.”

Smart Mouth

“Our favorite people, their favorite foods.”

I love the simplicity of just interviewing every day people about their favorite foods. I’d probably talk [separately] about tacos, seaweed salad, oysters, and peanut butter.

House of Carbs

According to my friend that recommended this one, “it’s a bit more restaurant-focused than cooking-focused, but they do talk a lot of food trends and there are some really great restauranteurs that they interview.”


Starving for Attention

Hosted by Richard Blais from Top Chef, this is “an entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at the world of food,” with interviews “including restaurateurs, television hosts, famous chefs, producers of your favorite cooking and competition shows and more.”

Sounds good to me!

Eater Upsell

Eater’s flagship podcast, covering food news, restaurant culture, and industry trends.

Right at the Fork

This one is definitely Portland-focused, which works out great since I live here :)

Interviews with taste-makers and food folks in the scene here, talking about our own food and beverage culture, which, is one of the more influential reasons that I moved to Portland in the first place (almost 8 years ago).

Food Stuff

Stories about the history and backgrounds of the foods we love today.

Road trip

Looks like I have a lot of listening to do! Road trip, anyone?

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