Eat This Podcast

Using food to explore all manner of topics, from agriculture to zoology. In Eat This Podcast, Jeremy Cherfas tries to go beyond the obvious to see how the food we eat influences and is influenced by history, archaeology, trade, chemistry, economics, geography, evolution, religion -- you get the picture. We don't do recipes, except when we do, or restaurant reviews, ditto. We do offer an eclectic smorgasbord of tasty topics. Twice nominated for a James Beard Award.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 18m. Bisher sind 228 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 17 hours 26 minutes


The Great Re-Think: What is agriculture for, really?

Skill and craft over automation, complexity over simplicity, and diversity over monoculture



What is the value of functional foods?

There’s one group of people that functional foods and superfoods can definitely help: the people who grow them.



Naomi Duguid: Exploring the World through Food

There may not be a recipe, but there’s always someone sitting behind your shoulder going tsk, tsk, tsk.


 2021-03-15  32m

The cost is too damn high

Three billion people couldn’t afford a healthy diet even if they wanted to.


 2021-03-01  20m

Still ticking

These days, population is barely considered as a factor in food security. That doesn’t mean the problem is solved.


 2021-02-15  22m

The quest to conserve rare breeds

Using land that could be used to feed people to feed animals is a terrible waste, but for today’s modern breeds it is absolutely essential.


 2021-02-01  26m

The International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

Emojipedia understands: ???? is both a fruit and a vegetable


 2021-01-18  14m

Oh, poop

Is our excrement simply a waste product, to be dumped out of sight and out of mind? Or is it a valuable resource that we squander at our peril?


 2020-12-14  24m

How the Brits became a nation of tea drinkers

Persuading people to drink tea from the subcontinent more or less created the modern propaganda machine


 2020-11-30  28m

Where did the chicken cross the road?

The DNA of chickens, sheep and cattle tells slightly different stories about their domestication


 2020-11-16  22m