Food Non-Fiction

Lillian Yang and Fakhri Shafai

Food Non-Fiction tells the incredible true stories behind food. We look forward to taking you on this wild food journey - through history, and around the world. Think of us as food historians, food scientists, and food journalists.


14:30 | May 26th, 2015

This Food Non-Fiction podcast episode tells the history of food trucks. The forerunners to food trucks are the chuckwagons of the cowboy cattle drives and the pushcarts of busy cities. Chuckwagons wer...Show More
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About how food trucks started from cowboy cattle drives and pushcarts to the gourmet food trucks of today.

38:57 | May 20th, 2019

This is an in-depth interview with the wonderful person who created Tofurky. Seth Tibbott founded Turtle Island Foods which is still a family owned company today.
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17:25 | Dec 24th, 2018

This is the story of the beginnings of craft beer. We tell you how this "craft beer" concept emerged. In this episode, we interviewed John Holl - a beer expert and journalist, Renee DeLuca - the daugh...Show More

28:23 | Aug 24th, 2018

This is the story of where Oreo came from, how it got its name, and who designed the cookie.

21:23 | Jun 18th, 2018

Kombucha has been referred to as the tea of immortality. So where did it come from and what are the actual health benefits? In this episode, we talk to the experts to learn about the history and the p...Show More
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