First We Eat
By Eva Kosmas Flores and Carey Nershi
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Ever wondered what the union and confederate troops ate during the civil war? If a sous-vide is really worth 16 hours for a pork chop? What the white fuzz on the outside of salami is made of? Well, that's what we're here for. First We Eat, a podcast for food nerds, hosted by mega-nerds Eva Kosmas Flores and Carey Nershi.
||CleanDry Aging||We're talking about the effect dry aging has on meats (and kinda grapes), specifically concentrating flavor and tenderizing the cut.||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoylent||A discussion of the meal replacement beverage Soylent. What it's made of, how it came to be, and the potential benefits and drawbacks.||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarcelona Workshop Recap||Wine blending, wine tasting, traditional Spanish dishes, and a calcotada are discussed as Eva, Carey, and special guest Linda Lomelino recap their Barcelona food photography workshop.||3/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAphrodisiacs||A discussion of the various plants, foods, and beverages with supposed aphrodisiac properties, and some of the possible science behind it.||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Virgin Islands||We talk all about our British Virgin Islands food photography & mixology workshop, including the time our car got stuck on a near-vertical incline and we had the infamous 'bamba punch'.||2/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaste||The science behind taste and theories on why flavors pair well, with an on-air tasting of flavoring pairings and experiments with miraculin.||1/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFad Diets||Everything from the cabbage soup diet to tape worms is addressed in this fad diet discussion.||1/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStocks & Bone Broth||Techniques for making homemade stock, plus a discussion of the hype surrounding the benefits of bone broth.||12/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoliday Foods||The stories behind popular holiday foods and food-related traditions.||12/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThanksgiving Tips||Everything from brining, basting, and how to mash mashed potatoes is discussed in this Thanksgiving prep episode.||11/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood Blogging||The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOffal||All the leftover animals bits, from organs to eyes to bones, and the various ways people prepare and eat them.||10/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood Superstitions||The devil siting on your bread, reading tea leaves, and salt-spilling are a few of the food superstitions discussed in this eerie episode.||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNutrient Deficiencies||The key nutrients that are essential for keeping us healthy, and what can go wrong when we have too little or too much of them in our diets.||10/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCroatia||Eva & Carey welcome their first guest, Maggie, who joins them in their recap discussion of their Croatia photography & truffle workshop.||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPizza||The history and flavor of this savory and versatile flatbread is discussed.||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDelicacies?||The humble roots of some popular high-priced foods.||9/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRum||The flavor profiles, history, and distillation of rum are explored in this episode of First We Eat.||9/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErgot||How a fungus with some unusual side effects may have played a role in several major events throughout history.||9/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarbecue Sauce||Eva and Carey talk about the different varieties of barbecue sauce throughout the southern United Sates.||8/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoy Fermentation||Eva and Carey discuss different types of fermented soy, like miso, soy sauce, and tempeh.||8/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWine||Eva and Carey discuss the process of fermenting grapes to make wine, and all the variables that affect the final flavor.||8/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeer||Eva and Carey continue their fermentation series with an overview of beer, as well as a live beer tasting.||8/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLacto-Fermented Vegetables||Eva and Carey discuss the process of lacto-fermenting vegetables, and what's actually happening inside of the vegetables as they ferment.||7/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSourdough||Eva and Carey discuss the science behind sourdough bread.||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSweden Workshop Recap||Eva and Carey discuss their workshop in Sweden and adventures traveling around the country.||7/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCultured Butter, Creme Fraiche, and Kefir||Eva and Carey talk all about the wide world of cultured creams, including butter, creme fraiche, and kefir.||7/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIceland||Eva and Carey discuss the things they've eaten in Iceland, and do a live tasting of some unusual Icelandic foods.||6/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShrubs||EVA AND CAREY TALK ABOUT THE DELIGHTFULLY SWEET, TANGY, AND FRUITY FERMENTED BEVERAGE KNOWN AS SHRUBS.||6/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFermentation: An Introduction||Eva and Carey kick off their fermentation miniseries with a general discussion of various types and methods of fermentation.||6/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood In Space||Eva and Carey discuss the evolution of space food, from puree in tubes to freeze-drying to modern day menu options and technology.||6/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCape Cod Photography & Cheese Workshop Recap||Eva and Carey discuss a tour of Vermont Creamery, their Cape Cod workshop, and adventures in Boston.||6/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAspic||The world of savory jello.||5/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdulterated Beverages||Drinks cut with toxic substances.||5/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCheese||The aging, flavors, types, and preparation of cheese is discussed.||5/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rise & Fall of White Bread||The 'purity' of white bread and the lengths gone through to keep it white and fluffy are discussed.||5/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMushrooms||The flavor profiles, cultivation, and biology of mushrooms are discussed||4/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCivil War Foods||Food rations & starvation tactics are discussed||4/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNutmeg||A podcast for food nerds.||3/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Passion for their craft!
Eva and Carey make food history so compelling with their podcast. Their enthusiasm for each show topic is infectious. I can’t wait to hear where their interests go next!
Room to grow.
Carey & Eva have a good vibe together on the show, but it often sounds like they’re reading from a script.
My favorite foodie duo!
Eva and Carey were two of my favorite food bloggers independent of one another. Now that they've come together with this podcast I'm in food nerd heaven! They're serious about food - but not pretentious or too academic. I've loved the first several podcasts and can't wait for more!