Why We Eat What We Eat

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Most Americans now have more choices when it comes to food than any other group of people in the history of the world. We are so, so lucky to live in a time and place when we get to choose between feasting on fresh vegetables from the farmer’s market...Show More
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What the Heck Is Duck Sauce?

19:59 | Nov 15th, 2017

There are more Chinese restaurants in the United States than McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Combined. But the iconic menu items you’ll find in many of them bear almost no resemblance to traditional Chinese food.In today...Show More
I Eat Everything, Except…

24:49 | Oct 18th, 2017

Macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, grilled cheese. American kids are known around the world for their bland, boring palates. But what happens if you never outgrow the kids’ menu? Today on the show, we’re exploring the secret lives of adult picky e...Show More
Breaking Bread

26:01 | Nov 22nd, 2017

The stats say that mealtimes are becoming a smaller and smaller part of Americans’ lives. The average American eats one out of every five meals in their car. Americans eat alone nearly half the time. And, when we eat alone, we tend to eat less health...Show More
The Climate Change Diet

22:15 | Nov 8th, 2017

When you think about the climate change, you might think about how it’ll affect where you’ll live, or get around. But one of the most intimate effects of climate change will be on what we eat. Sea level rise, more frequent droughts, extreme weather a...Show More
Potluck Capital of the World

21:32 | Oct 25th, 2017

Sometimes we eat what we eat because there’s a shared tradition and history that brings us together, and sometimes we eat what eat because it’s what was brought to the table. That’s the potluck. In this week’s episode, we travel to what is arguably t...Show More
The Search for Big Kale

22:30 | Oct 11th, 2017

In our first episode, we take on food trends — specifically, the biggest food trend of the last decade: kale.  Kale isn’t an especially flashy vegetable. It’s slightly bitter, hard to digest, and lasts forever in your fridge. Rumor has it that, until...Show More
Introducing: Why We Eat What We Eat

02:31 | Oct 3rd, 2017

In a new series brought to you by Blue Apron and Gimlet Creative, host Cathy Erway investigates the unseen forces that shape our eating habits. We’ll tackle everything from food conspiracies and picky eaters, to exploring the potluck scene and more. ...Show More