Savor

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Savor digs into how people live and how they eat – and why. Hosts Anney Reese and Lauren Vogelbaum interview the culinary creators and consumers of the world, exploring the science, history, and culture of food and drink, all with a key question in mind: Why do we like what we like, and how can we find more of those things?

Location:

United States

Description:

Savor digs into how people live and how they eat – and why. Hosts Anney Reese and Lauren Vogelbaum interview the culinary creators and consumers of the world, exploring the science, history, and culture of food and drink, all with a key question in mind: Why do we like what we like, and how can we find more of those things?

Language:

English


Episodes

The Meady T’ej Episode

2/2/2023
This effervescent honey wine can boast flavors from herbal to tart to funky depending on the preferences and process of its many makers. Anney and Lauren dip into the science and history of t’ej. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:23:48

All of Our Geoducks in a Row

1/27/2023
This curiously shaped mollusk is the largest species of digging clam in the world – and a delicacy wherever it’s served. Anney and Lauren let it all hang out with the science and history of the geoduck. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:37

Limburger: That’s Putting It Mildly

1/26/2023
This cheese is famously stinky but actually very mild in flavor. Anney and Lauren dig into the science and history of limburger cheese. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:45

The Lucky Lotus Root Episode

1/20/2023
This lace-like, semiaquatic rhizome has worked its way into all kinds of dishes – some of which are specialties for the Lunar New Year. Anney and Lauren dig into the science and history around lotus roots. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:33:32

The Creamy Dreamy Tahini Episode

1/19/2023
The simplicity of this sesame seed paste belies the depth of flavor and texture it brings to everything it touches. Anney and Lauren dip into the science and history of tahini. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:28

Savor Classics: Bagels

1/13/2023
For what seems on the (toroid) surface to be a humble bread product, bagels can inspire a lot of nostalgia -- and strong opinions. In this classic episode, Anney and Lauren explore the history and baking science behind bagels. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:48

Mofongo: We Did the Mash

1/11/2023
This savory starchbomb of fried, mashed green plantains exemplifies how various cultural influences came together to form modern Puerto Rico. Anney and Lauren dig into the history and cultures behind mofongo. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:03

Lettuce: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

1/6/2023
This broad category of leafy greens has a rep for being boring, but they can add awesome structure and flavor to a dish. Anney and Lauren unfurl the science and history behind lettuce. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:46

Warming Up With Cream Liqueurs

1/5/2023
These sweetened, creamy alcoholic beverages may be perceived as simplistic, but are actually achievements of science and marketing. Anney and Lauren dip into the storied history of cream liqueurs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:49:31

Listener Mail XIV: The Holiday Special

1/2/2023
In the spirit of spending time with family and friends, we turn once again to messages from you, dear listeners! This one includes a call to cookie action, latke love, and perhaps the ultimate serving vessel for gravy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:47:44

The Rise of the Panettone

12/29/2022
This sweet yeast bread is studded with treats and leavened to great heights for the holidays. Anney and Lauren dig into the science and history of panettoni. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:39:41

Christmas Ham: Glazed and Infused

12/27/2022
This holiday protein comes in many styles – brined, rubbed, smoked, steamed, baked – but all of them salty. Anney and Lauren dig into the science and history of Christmas hams. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:28

Savor Side Dish: Holly, Jolly Marketing (Part 2)

12/23/2022
Ah, the holidays! Because nothing says 'comfort and joy' like a marketing campaign, Anney and Lauren present another mini-episode chock full of the season’s strangest offerings. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:27

Interview: First, We Ferment

12/21/2022
Every human culture has developed fermentation practices – but beyond that, fermentation helped human culture develop in the first place. In this interview, we chat with food historian Dr. Julia Skinner about how she cooked up her new book, ‘Our Fermented Lives: A History of How Fermented Foods Have Shaped Cultures and Communities’. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:19

Savor Classics: Latkes

12/16/2022
Latkes are the crispy potato pancakes associated with Hanukkah celebrations -- but they weren't always made of potato. In this classic episode, Anney and Lauren get to the root of latke history (and the science behind making them the tastiest). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:44

Savor Sips: Holly, Jolly Marketing (Part 1)

12/14/2022
Ah, the holidays! Time for cozy sweaters, twinkling lights, and more bizarre marketing campaigns than you can shake a wreath at. In this mini-episode, Anney and Lauren dip into some of the season’s strangest offerings so far. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:15

The Crystalized Cream of Tartar Episode

12/9/2022
This kitchen staple – useful in everything from baked goods to meringues to boiled vegetables – is a byproduct of the wine industry. Anney and Lauren get a rise out of the science and history of cream of tartar. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:47

All Artichoked Up

12/9/2022
This tart, bitter flower bud that's eaten as a vegetable has inspired serious fans – and artists – around the world. Anney and Lauren get to the heart of the science and history of artichokes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:41

The Pop Art of Pop Tarts

12/7/2022
This brand of prepackaged pastries, ostensibly meant to be toasted, is a success story of marketing and science. Anney and Lauren dig into the history of Pop Tarts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:58

Keeping the Pisco

12/2/2022
This South American grape brandy comes in two distinct styles that both delight drinkers in their own ways. Anney and Lauren dip into the history and culture of pisco. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:25