Gastropod

Food with a Side of Science & History

https://gastropod.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 44m. Bisher sind 108 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
subscribe
share



 

The Curry Chronicles


Curry is, supposedly, Indian. But there is no such word in any of the country’s many official languages—and no Indian would use the term to describe their own food. So what is curry? This episode takes us to India, Britain, and Japan on a quest to understand how a variety of spicy, saucy dishes ended …More →

The post The Curry Chronicles appeared first on Gastropod.


share





   43m
 
 

The Bagelization of America


Today, it’s a breakfast staple, but, as recently as 1960, The New York Times had to define it for readers—as “an unsweetened doughnut with rigor mortis.” That’s right, this episode is all about the bagel, that shiny, ring-shaped, surprisingly dense bread that makes the perfect platform for cream cheese and lox. Where did it come …More →

The post The Bagelization of America appeared first on Gastropod.


share





   n/a
 
 

Can Diet Stop Alzheimer’s?


Every three seconds, someone in the world develops Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a devastating disease: millions of people, as well as their caretakers, spend years dealing with disabling disorientation and memory loss. Today, it’s the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. By 2050, an estimated 15 million people in America will have Alzheimer’s—the combined …More →

The post Can Diet Stop Alzheimer’s? appeared first on Gastropod.


share





 2019-03-11  n/a
 
 

Seeds of Immortality


When seeds first evolved, hundreds of millions of years ago, they not only revolutionized the plant world, but they also eventually sowed the path for human civilization. Today, it’s nearly impossible to eat a meal without consuming a plant embryo—or many. But how did seeds come to play such a critical role in human history? …More →

The post Seeds of Immortality appeared first on Gastropod.


share





 2019-03-04  n/a
 
 

Pick A Pawpaw: America’s Forgotten Fruit


In 1916, agricultural experts voted the pawpaw the American fruit most likely to succeed, ahead of blueberries and cranberries. But today, most people have never even heard of it, let alone tried it. What is the pawpaw, and how did we forget it? Listen in this episode for a tale that involves mastodons and head-lice, …More →

The post Pick A Pawpaw: America’s Forgotten Fruit appeared first on Gastropod.


share





 2019-02-26  n/a
 
 

Eating to Win: Gatorade, Muscle Milk, and… Chicken Nuggets?


Ancient Greek Olympians swore by beans to give them a competitive edge. Japanese sumo wrestlers rely on a protein-rich soup called chankonabe to get into peak condition. And NBA all-stars Kevin Garnett, Carmelo Anthony, and Steph Curry credit their success to a pre-game PB&J...


share





 2019-02-12  n/a
 
 

The Secret History of the Slave Behind Jack Daniel’s Whiskey


Back in 1866, Jack Daniel’s became the first registered distillery in the United States; today, it’s the top-selling American whiskey in the world. For much of the brand’s 150-plus years, the story went that the young Jack Daniel learned his trade from a pastor named Dan Call. In reality, he was taught to distill by …More →

The post The Secret History of the Slave Behind Jack Daniel’s Whiskey appeared first on Gastropod.


share





 2019-01-29  n/a
 
 

Sweet and Low (Calorie): The Story of Artificial Sweeteners


For decades, ads for treats sweetened with substances like Sweet’N Low, NutraSweet, and Splenda have promised what seems like a miracle of modern science: that you can enjoy all the dessert you want, calorie-free. No need to deprive yourself—with artificial sweeteners, you can literally have your cake and eat it, too. But are these substances …More →

The post Sweet and Low (Calorie): The Story of Artificial Sweeteners appeared first on Gastropod.


share





 2019-01-15  n/a
 
 

Dirty Tricks and Data: The Great Soda Wars, Part 2


Over the past five years, more than forty cities and countries around the world have passed a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. These soda taxes are designed to improve public health—but do they? Or have all the doom-and-gloom predictions of the soda industry come true instead? Researchers have been crunching the data, and this episode we …More →

The post Dirty Tricks and Data: The Great Soda Wars, Part 2 appeared first on Gastropod.


share





 2018-12-18  n/a
 
 

Souring on Sweet: The Great Soda Wars, Part 1


Public health researchers agree: the evidence is clear that Americans consume way too much sugar, that sugar contributes to weight gain, and that rising rates of obesity in the U.S. will lead to significant health problems in the future. What’s much less clear is what to do about it. In this special, first-ever two-part episode …More →

The post Souring on Sweet: The Great Soda Wars, Part 1 appeared first on Gastropod.


share





 2018-12-04  n/a