Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley

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Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture...Show More

44:27 | Aug 1st, 2017

This week, Gastropod tells the story of two countries and their shared obsession with a plant: Camellia sinensis, otherwise known as the tea bush. The Chinese domesticated tea over thousands of years,...Show More

mm recommended:

Tea history for tea fans! I was gasping the whole way hearing how the British stole tea from China and why Brits only drink black tea today....Show More

46:46 | Jun 20th, 2017

Despite their diminutive scale, peanuts play an outsized role in American culture. Peanut butter has long been a mainstay of the American lunchbox, with its sticky, slightly sweet nuttiness flavoring ...Show More

mm recommended:

Really great background of peanuts and origins of peanut butter. I liked how they also looked at other origins and usage in cultures outside...Show More

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47:42 | Sep 10th, 2019

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is an excuse for margarita-fueled partying. But in Mexico, that date—the anniversary of a military triumph over Napoleon on May 5, 1862—is marked by a parade and no...Show More

cesarm recommended:

Great episode about one of the most time consuming and delicious dishes in Mexican cuisine.

48:19 | May 8th, 2018

Avocados are on a roll. More precisely, they’re on toast—a lot of toast. Last summer, British Vogue reported that more than three million new photos of avocado toast are uploaded to Instagram every da...Show More

45:50 | Aug 29th, 2017

It’s found in almost every home, whether it’s destined to dress salads or clean surfaces and kill fruit flies. But, effective as it is at those tasks, most of us struggle to get excited about vinegar....Show More

epekilis recommended:

This is when the podcast format really shines: taking a defined topic and exploring all facets. Now I want to get on the next plane for Mod...Show More

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