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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?

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United States

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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?

Language:

English


Episodes
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In the Stew with Vindaloo

5/17/2024
This bright-hot stew can come out a number of ways thanks to the many culinary influences that have gone into it. Anney and Lauren marinate on the history and cultures behind vindaloo. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:33:24

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Cotija: Worth Its Salt

5/16/2024
This crumbly mountain cheese may not melt, but it’s the perfect finishing touch on all kinds of snacks, sides, and meals. Anney and Lauren dig into the science and history of cotija cheese. (p.s. Since I forgot to say it in the episode, here you go: BACTERIA POOOOOOOOP --LV) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:07

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The Blockbuster Popcorn Bucket Episode

5/9/2024
These pieces of movie merchandise are far more than a way to hold popcorn. Anney and Lauren dig into the history and popularity of popcorn buckets. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:04:20

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The Truth About Vermouth

5/6/2024
Wines in this wide, complicated category are flavored with herbs and spices, stabilized with liquor, and sweetened (a lot or a little). Anney and Lauren dip into the history and cultures behind vermouth. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:13

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Ramps: Raising a Stink

4/26/2024
These wild members of the onion family have catapulted from local favorite to foodie phenomenon. Anney and Lauren dig into the science and history of ramps. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:38:46

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Mooning Over Macaroons

4/24/2024
These cookies can be light or dense, made with shredded coconut or ground almonds, fancy or plain -- and their history is closely tied to pasta. Anney and Lauren dig into the history and many iterations of macaroons. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:31

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Savor Classic: Pickles

4/22/2024
Pickled cucumbers were Cleopatra's favorite beauty food and the main business of the guy who named the Americas. In this classic episode, Anney and Lauren explore the long history and bacteria-laden science of pickles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:36:43

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Atlantic Halibut: Bombastic Side Eye

4/17/2024
Don’t call it a comeback quite yet, but this seafloor-dwelling fish is doing well in some places across the North Atlantic. Anney and Lauren dip into the biology and history of the Atlantic halibut. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:02

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Inside ‘Your Mama’s Kitchen’ with Michele Norris

4/12/2024
We kinda like food, but talking about the kitchens we grew up in involves a lot more than that. Anney and Lauren chat with journalist Michele Norris about how this became the prompt for her new interview-based podcast, ‘Your Mama’s Kitchen,’ and why those early experiences are both so evocative and instructive to us today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:01:02

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A Tour of Thousand Island Dressing

4/10/2024
This creamy condiment adds a pop of color and flavor to salads and sandwiches alike – but its origin story isn’t so magnanimous. Anney and Lauren dip into the many competing histories and recipes for Thousand Island dressing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:33

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Savor Sips: Total Eclipse of the Pod

4/8/2024
We love astronomical events and we love weird food & beverage industry marketing tactics. Today, the two join forces! In this mini episode, Anney and Lauren talk through the offerings of the 2024 solar eclipse. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:44

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The X-TREME Mountain Dew Episode

4/5/2024
This brand of soft drinks has always gone hard in its marketing concepts. Anney and Lauren x-plore the science and history of Mountain Dew. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:31

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Down the Rabbit Hole with Carrot Cake

4/3/2024
This special-occasion cake comes from a long line of vegetal desserts. Anney and Lauren dig into the science and history of carrot cake. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:50

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A Fresh Pair of Eyes on Emmental

3/28/2024
This is a cheese of many holes and many imitators. Anney and Lauren dig in to the science and history of Emmental, the original Swiss cheese. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:39:03

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Savor Classics: Basil

3/26/2024
This popular and ancient herb is associated with a strange range of myths and legends, from scorpions and basilisks to star-crossed lovers. In this classic episode, Anney and Lauren explore the many stories of basil. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:32

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Savor Turns Seven!

3/22/2024
It's the seven-year anniversary of our first episode!?!? In celebration, our excellent producers, Andrew and Dylan, joined us to chat about how we all came together to create the show, and about some of our favorite memories (and meals) from along the way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:59

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Churros: No Small Fry

3/20/2024
This iteration of tasty deep-fried dough bedevils historians as much as it delights fans. Anney and Lauren think the science and history of churros really shaped up in the end. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:05

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Got Orgeat?

3/15/2024
This sweet syrup adds smooth, fruity flavors to cocktails, coffee, and beyond thanks to the ‘milk’ of almonds (or other nuts/seeds). Anney and Lauren contend with what they’ve wrought in the science and history of orgeat. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:36

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The Goat Episode: The GOAT??

3/14/2024
These mid-sized, milk-producing mammals have been part of human cuisine and culture for millennia. Anney and Lauren are not kidding around about the biology and history of goats. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:38:50

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All That and a Jar of Chili Crisp

3/7/2024
This condiment is a study in contrasts – crunchy-silky, savory-fruity, and varyingly spicy. Anney and Lauren dip into the history and culture(s) of chili crisp. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:14