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Bite is a podcast for people who think hard about their food. Join acclaimed food and farming blogger Tom Philpott, Mother Jones editors Kiera Butler and Maddie Oatman, and a tantalizing guest list of writers, farmers, scientists, and chefs as they uncover the surprising stories behind what ends up on your plate. We'll help you digest the food news du jour, explore the politics and science of what you eat and why—and deliver plenty of tasty tidbits along the way.
||Clean22 - You Don’t Get Fat For the Reasons You Think||Avoid potato chips. Watch less TV. Run more. Get surgery. You’ve heard dozens of reasons about why people get fat, and what they should do about it. But today’s guests have some theories about obesity that might not sound so familiar. Biochemist and||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21 – The Secret Lives of Chefs||Why do so many chefs get tattoos? That’s just one question we asked this week’s guests, journalist Isaac Fitzgerald and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, the duo behind the new book Knives and Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos. Also on thi||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 - 5 Cookbooks That Wowed Us in 2016||By all accounts, 2016 was a bleak year—except when it came to cookbooks. This year bore such a bumper crop of cookbooks that Bite host Tom Philpott had trouble choosing his favorites. After careful consideration, he’s come up with five that make perf||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19 - Top Chef's Tom Colicchio Talks Trump||A question that some people might be asking right now: How can you think about food at a time like this? But actually, food has everything to do with the election of Donald Trump: On this episode, Tom Philpott talks to Tom Colicchio of TV’s Top Chef, a||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 – Eat Like a President||In this episode, we talk to Sam Kass, who served as the Obamas’ personal chef until early 2015. In addition to whipping up sweet potato fries and other family favorites, Kass directed the First Lady children's health effort Let’s Move!, and served as||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 - Mark Bittman’s Recipe for the Next Presidency||Nearly every topic you can think of, and many you hoped wouldn’t, have surfaced during the 2016 presidential election. But there’s been almost zero talk by either candidate of the thing that fuels the country: our food system. On today’s episode, M||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 - What Fox News Missed in Chinatown||Manhattan's Chinatown recently made headlines for being the target of an offensive segment on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show. Fox missed the real story: the truly special place it occupies in the US food scene. Navigate the narrow, bustling sidewalks||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15 - What American Food is Missing||Dine out in any major American city, and you'll notice plenty of restaurants paying tribute to immigrant cuisine: taco stands, Ethiopian joints, Jewish delis, Vietnamese cafés. But there’s one striking omission to this melting pot. "There should be re||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 - The Science of What Kids Eat||Are babies better off on baby food or whole foods? Should they eat all organic? Does a mother’s diet during pregnancy affect her kid’s tastebuds? What’s the deal with alcohol? To try and answer questions like these, parents often have to weigh outd||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 – Can Fast Food Be Healthy?||Tom and Kiera talk to Chef Daniel Patterson about his journey from high-end restaurants to the world of fast food. Jenny checks out an app that connects Silicon Valley's homesick foreign tech workers with food from their homelands, and Kiera wonders: Is||8/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 – You’re Eating a Lie||Many of the most delectable ingredients, from parmesan cheese to extra-virgin olive oil to tuna sashimi, are deceiving you. Food fraud affects up to 10 percent of the global food supply, and it poses a risk to your health, your taste buds, and your walle||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 - Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel - Real Mexican Food||Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel are co-authors of Decolonize Your Diet. The cookbook draws on ingredients and recipes from ancient Mexico. “We quickly found that foods from the pre-Hispanic era were among the healthiest foods on the planet,” wr||7/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10 - Tunde Wey - Cooking While Black||Nigerian chef Tunde Wey talks us through some of the paradoxes of cooking while black, wowed us with anecdotes from his two-week stay at a migrant detention center in El Paso—where the chicken wings are apparently pretty good—and tantalized us with t||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9 - Andy Bellatti - The Politics of Health Advice||It may not surprise you that food corporations will say pretty much anything to get us to buy their products. They often promote messages like “exercise more” to divert attention from their high-fat or sugar-laden foods. In this week’s episode we t||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 - Michael Pollan – Magic Mushrooms||You know Michael Pollan from his blockbuster book The Omnivore's Dilemma or his most recent title, Cooked, which was adapted by Netflix as a documentary series. But the celebrity author hasn't always been so obsessed with what people eat. "Before I start||6/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 - Monica Jain - Fishy Business||Our guest Monica Jain is the founder of Fish 2.0, a competition that connects seafood businesses with investors. The conference places emphasis on social and environmental impacts in an attempt to spark responsible innovation in the industry. Monica give||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 - Bill Marler - Outbreak!||This week, we talk to a guy who deals with food gone bad. Tainted hamburgers, sour burritos, salmonella-laced chicken: Food poisoning attorney Bill Marler confronts the aftermath of foodborne illnesses. Since gaining a reputation through his litigation d||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 - Amanda Cohen and Adam Danforth - Meat and Veggie Showdown||We're bringing together a professional vegetarian and a professional carnivore. And not just any vegetarian—Amanda Cohen is the chef-owner of the celebrated restaurant Dirt Candy on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Without braising a single pork belly sinc||5/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 - Saru Jayaraman - The Tipping Point||Did you know that servers and other tipped restaurant workers survive on wages as low as $2.13/hour? That’s the tipped minimum wage, which has remained measly in many states since the early 1990s—and it’s keeping people in poverty. Our guest on thi||4/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 - Bettina Elias Siegel - Cafeteria Confidential||Think back to the days of mystery meat, tater tots, and suspicious-looking Jello—we’re taking you inside the school cafeteria. Today’s guest, Bettina Elias Siegel, is an intellectual-property lawyer obsessed with school food. Her blog, The Lunch Tr||4/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 - Marta Zaraska - Zebra Meat and Vegan Butchers||More than two million years ago, early humans started eating meat. Now considering the harsh climate they inhabited, where every day was a fight for survival, you’d think people turned to eating animals just to stay alive, right? Think again. As journa||3/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1 - Brian Wansink - Choose Your Plate Wisely||Professor Brian Wansink is an expert in eating behavior and the director of Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab. Brian reveals some of the fascinating insights from his research, like how you can better arrange your kitchen to avoid eating too much||3/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer - Introducing Bite||Join acclaimed food and farming blogger Tom Philpott, Mother Jones editors Kiera Butler and Maddie Oatman, and a tantalizing guest list of writers, farmers, scientists, and chefs as they uncover the surprising stories behind what ends up on your plate. W||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
As someone who loves food, and having worked in the culiary field, it's great to hear all about our food industry like this. It's not all pretty recipes and stories of dining out, but politics, news, science and everything else about the edibles we take for granted every day. You guys are doing an amazing job.
Tasty bite of a podcast!
The whole picture about food
Tom does an amazing job providing a 360 degree view of food...the politics, science, and art. You won't find another podcast like it. Take notes, because this is important :)