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Smart Mouth

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Katherine Spiers & TableCakes Productions

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Talking to people about the history of their favorite foods is a great way to trick them into telling stories they haven’t told before. Host Katherine Spiers brings the history, the guests bring the anecdotes - like Gail Simmons discovering American Thanksgiving, Jenny Yang’s childhood love of salad bars, and Scott Conant and Lorena Garcia’s fundamental disagreement about dumplings.

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Lee Anne Wong, Nini Nguyen, & Melissa King

ESecrets of Top Chef and how to fix the restaurant industry with Lee Anne Wong, Nini Nguyen, and Melissa King. Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407

53 MINMAY 7
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Lee Anne Wong, Nini Nguyen, & Melissa King

La Dolce Vita with Erica Firpo

EHow Italians and Americans use technology differently (it’s cultural), la dolce vita - but more importantly, dolce far niente - and the perfect Roman lunch. Plus a great mini-history on Jews in Rome. Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://italoamericano.org/story/2018-11-29/trippa-romana http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180604-has-rome-declared-an-artichoke-war https://www.eater.com/2018/5/9/17312188/what-is-roman-food-italian

49 MINAPR 29
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La Dolce Vita with Erica Firpo

Soda Pop Part III: Diet Coke

EPrince William! Teddy Savalas! Rockettes! They all have something do to with Diet Coke. Or "diet Coke," with a lower case d. Those Coca-Cola lawyers are DASTARDLY. Listen to part two here: https://soundcloud.com/smartmouthpodcast/ginger-ale-vernors-mountain-dew-baja-blast Listen to part one here: https://soundcloud.com/smartmouthpodcast/soda-pop-history-invented-7-up-lithium-pepsi Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://www.coca-colacompany.com/news/the-extraordinary-story-of-how-diet-coke-came-to-be https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_880981 https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28038988 https://culinarylore.com/drinks:what-was-the-first-diet-soda/

38 MINAPR 8
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Soda Pop Part III: Diet Coke

Soda Pop Part II: Ginger Ale & Mountain Dew

EMore soda pop madness! It's all about the moonshine mixers. Listen to part one here: https://soundcloud.com/smartmouthpodcast/soda-pop-history-invented-7-up-lithium-pepsi Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://www.tastingtable.com/drinks/national/difference-between-ginger-beer-and-ginger-ale https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a26934763/best-ginger-ale-brands/ https://web.archive.org/web/20130624005710/http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/Magazine/JF02/canadianfoodfirsts.asp https://www.fohbc.org/PDF_Files/GingerAle_Previtali.pdf https://www.keurigdrpepper.com/en/our-brands https://web.archive.org/web/20141010210120/http://www.knoxnews.com/knoxville/life/drinking-in-history https://web.archive.org/web/20160205113023/http://www.frede...

36 MINAPR 1
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Soda Pop Part II: Ginger Ale & Mountain Dew

Soda Pop: Part I

EToday we talk generally about the start of the soda pop industry (unlicensed pharmacists! Cocaine everywhere!), and next week we'll (that's Katherine and Drew Mackie) get to listener-requested specifics. Ginger ale is so popular! Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://amzn.to/2UgLhnP https://amzn.to/2xlBovZ https://amzn.to/3doZd6R https://www.sodaparts.com/blog/a-brief-history-of-soda/ https://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/karen-berger/2019/02/soda-fountains--their-pharmacist-inventors http://www.historyofsoftdrinks.com/ https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-toxic-history-of-soda-pop/ https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/an-interview-with-pharmacy-drugstore-and-soda-fountain-antiques-collector-bill-soderlund/

33 MINMAR 25
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Soda Pop: Part I

Key Lime Pie with Rebecca Leib

EOh, you thought you knew. Or at least I did, but turns out the history of Key lime pie isn't quite what I thought it was. Tell me: meringue or whipped cream? Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://amzn.to/2x1dl5w https://whatscookingamerica.net/History/PieHistory/KeyLimePie.htm https://gothamist.com/food/key-lime-pie-the-state-pie-of-florida-may-have-originated-in-nyc https://www.facebook.com/floridakeys/posts/10216828844776953 https://historycollection.co/an-exploration-into-why-the-word-hooker-came-to-describe-certain-workers/2/ https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1994-08-20-9408200176-story.html https://www.miamiherald.com/living/food-drink/article215758680.html https://keylimefestival.com/ https://www.latimes.com/food/la-fo...

50 MINMAR 18
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Key Lime Pie with Rebecca Leib

Chocolate with DeAnne Smith

EIs your appetite for chocolate ruined by the end of this? Or, can you recommend a source of ethical (like, actually ethical) chocolate? DeAnne Smith wants to know. The Washington Post story mentioned in this episode: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/business/hershey-nestle-mars-chocolate-child-labor-west-africa/ Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://amzn.to/2IEgXwB https://amzn.to/2wLBYD7 https://amzn.to/3cO8gh9 https://www.history.com/news/the-sweet-history-of-chocolate https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0697-x https://www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/powis314/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-brief-history-of-chocolate-21860917/?no-ist https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/01/earliest-evidence-chocolate-...

61 MINMAR 11
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Chocolate with DeAnne Smith

Icebox Cake with Jessie Sheehan

EWhat is “silver cake”? Jessie Sheehan knows! My continued bafflement with GBBO, feminine foods, and alcohol in your cake. Do you buy Nabisco chocolate cookies and if so, for what purpose? Get the cookbook here: https://amzn.to/39jOdVG Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://amzn.to/2wvLaLt https://amzn.to/2TlrAL0 https://amzn.to/2PN4MBQ https://www.clarionledger.com/story/life/2016/04/12/kimbrough-icebox-pies-old-fashioned-but-still-cool/82814908/ https://www.thekitchn.com/an-ode-to-the-original-icebox-cake-22931840 https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18114-2004Jul27.html http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodfaq1.html#englishtrifle https://sweets.seriouseats.com/2012/06/american-classics-classic-icebox-cake.html

38 MINMAR 4
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Icebox Cake with Jessie Sheehan

Meatloaf with Ashley Blaine Featherson

EAshley Blaine Featherson is here to tell you how to make the best meatloaf - and also how not to ruin it. Is scrapple a meatloaf? Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://amzn.to/2PF6oO3 https://www.bonappetit.com/story/history-of-meatloaf https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/09/from-budget-fare-to-culinary-inspiration-the-history-of-meatloaf/245265/ https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/05/what-is-breakfast/589411/

50 MINFEB 26
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Meatloaf with Ashley Blaine Featherson

Linzer Torte with Flula Borg

EOne of the greatest desserts in the Austrian canon. No offense to House of Pies. Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/t-magazine/travel/vienna-austria-pastries-demel-cafe-landtmann.html https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/eat-like-local-vienna-austria-180966971/ https://www.linztourismus.at/en/leisure/discover-linz/gastronomy/linzer-torte/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/in-linz-austria-searching-for-the-perfect-linzer-torte-the-pastry-of-her-childhood/2013/10/10/5db62920-2246-11e3-966c-9c4293c47ebe_story.html

47 MINFEB 19
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Linzer Torte with Flula Borg

Latest Episodes

Lee Anne Wong, Nini Nguyen, & Melissa King

ESecrets of Top Chef and how to fix the restaurant industry with Lee Anne Wong, Nini Nguyen, and Melissa King. Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407

53 MINMAY 7
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Lee Anne Wong, Nini Nguyen, & Melissa King

La Dolce Vita with Erica Firpo

EHow Italians and Americans use technology differently (it’s cultural), la dolce vita - but more importantly, dolce far niente - and the perfect Roman lunch. Plus a great mini-history on Jews in Rome. Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://italoamericano.org/story/2018-11-29/trippa-romana http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180604-has-rome-declared-an-artichoke-war https://www.eater.com/2018/5/9/17312188/what-is-roman-food-italian

49 MINAPR 29
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La Dolce Vita with Erica Firpo

Soda Pop Part III: Diet Coke

EPrince William! Teddy Savalas! Rockettes! They all have something do to with Diet Coke. Or "diet Coke," with a lower case d. Those Coca-Cola lawyers are DASTARDLY. Listen to part two here: https://soundcloud.com/smartmouthpodcast/ginger-ale-vernors-mountain-dew-baja-blast Listen to part one here: https://soundcloud.com/smartmouthpodcast/soda-pop-history-invented-7-up-lithium-pepsi Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://www.coca-colacompany.com/news/the-extraordinary-story-of-how-diet-coke-came-to-be https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_880981 https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28038988 https://culinarylore.com/drinks:what-was-the-first-diet-soda/

38 MINAPR 8
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Soda Pop Part III: Diet Coke

Soda Pop Part II: Ginger Ale & Mountain Dew

EMore soda pop madness! It's all about the moonshine mixers. Listen to part one here: https://soundcloud.com/smartmouthpodcast/soda-pop-history-invented-7-up-lithium-pepsi Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://www.tastingtable.com/drinks/national/difference-between-ginger-beer-and-ginger-ale https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a26934763/best-ginger-ale-brands/ https://web.archive.org/web/20130624005710/http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/Magazine/JF02/canadianfoodfirsts.asp https://www.fohbc.org/PDF_Files/GingerAle_Previtali.pdf https://www.keurigdrpepper.com/en/our-brands https://web.archive.org/web/20141010210120/http://www.knoxnews.com/knoxville/life/drinking-in-history https://web.archive.org/web/20160205113023/http://www.frede...

36 MINAPR 1
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Soda Pop Part II: Ginger Ale & Mountain Dew

Soda Pop: Part I

EToday we talk generally about the start of the soda pop industry (unlicensed pharmacists! Cocaine everywhere!), and next week we'll (that's Katherine and Drew Mackie) get to listener-requested specifics. Ginger ale is so popular! Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://amzn.to/2UgLhnP https://amzn.to/2xlBovZ https://amzn.to/3doZd6R https://www.sodaparts.com/blog/a-brief-history-of-soda/ https://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/karen-berger/2019/02/soda-fountains--their-pharmacist-inventors http://www.historyofsoftdrinks.com/ https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-toxic-history-of-soda-pop/ https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/an-interview-with-pharmacy-drugstore-and-soda-fountain-antiques-collector-bill-soderlund/

33 MINMAR 25
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Soda Pop: Part I

Key Lime Pie with Rebecca Leib

EOh, you thought you knew. Or at least I did, but turns out the history of Key lime pie isn't quite what I thought it was. Tell me: meringue or whipped cream? Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://amzn.to/2x1dl5w https://whatscookingamerica.net/History/PieHistory/KeyLimePie.htm https://gothamist.com/food/key-lime-pie-the-state-pie-of-florida-may-have-originated-in-nyc https://www.facebook.com/floridakeys/posts/10216828844776953 https://historycollection.co/an-exploration-into-why-the-word-hooker-came-to-describe-certain-workers/2/ https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1994-08-20-9408200176-story.html https://www.miamiherald.com/living/food-drink/article215758680.html https://keylimefestival.com/ https://www.latimes.com/food/la-fo...

50 MINMAR 18
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Key Lime Pie with Rebecca Leib

Chocolate with DeAnne Smith

EIs your appetite for chocolate ruined by the end of this? Or, can you recommend a source of ethical (like, actually ethical) chocolate? DeAnne Smith wants to know. The Washington Post story mentioned in this episode: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/business/hershey-nestle-mars-chocolate-child-labor-west-africa/ Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://amzn.to/2IEgXwB https://amzn.to/2wLBYD7 https://amzn.to/3cO8gh9 https://www.history.com/news/the-sweet-history-of-chocolate https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0697-x https://www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/powis314/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-brief-history-of-chocolate-21860917/?no-ist https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/01/earliest-evidence-chocolate-...

61 MINMAR 11
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Chocolate with DeAnne Smith

Icebox Cake with Jessie Sheehan

EWhat is “silver cake”? Jessie Sheehan knows! My continued bafflement with GBBO, feminine foods, and alcohol in your cake. Do you buy Nabisco chocolate cookies and if so, for what purpose? Get the cookbook here: https://amzn.to/39jOdVG Want food stories from around the world? Subscribe to the Smart Mouth newsletter here: https://smartmouth.substack.com/ Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://amzn.to/2wvLaLt https://amzn.to/2TlrAL0 https://amzn.to/2PN4MBQ https://www.clarionledger.com/story/life/2016/04/12/kimbrough-icebox-pies-old-fashioned-but-still-cool/82814908/ https://www.thekitchn.com/an-ode-to-the-original-icebox-cake-22931840 https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18114-2004Jul27.html http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodfaq1.html#englishtrifle https://sweets.seriouseats.com/2012/06/american-classics-classic-icebox-cake.html

38 MINMAR 4
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Icebox Cake with Jessie Sheehan

Meatloaf with Ashley Blaine Featherson

EAshley Blaine Featherson is here to tell you how to make the best meatloaf - and also how not to ruin it. Is scrapple a meatloaf? Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://amzn.to/2PF6oO3 https://www.bonappetit.com/story/history-of-meatloaf https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/09/from-budget-fare-to-culinary-inspiration-the-history-of-meatloaf/245265/ https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/05/what-is-breakfast/589411/

50 MINFEB 26
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Meatloaf with Ashley Blaine Featherson

Linzer Torte with Flula Borg

EOne of the greatest desserts in the Austrian canon. No offense to House of Pies. Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or any podcast app so you never miss an episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-mouth/id1171755407 Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/t-magazine/travel/vienna-austria-pastries-demel-cafe-landtmann.html https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/eat-like-local-vienna-austria-180966971/ https://www.linztourismus.at/en/leisure/discover-linz/gastronomy/linzer-torte/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/in-linz-austria-searching-for-the-perfect-linzer-torte-the-pastry-of-her-childhood/2013/10/10/5db62920-2246-11e3-966c-9c4293c47ebe_story.html

47 MINFEB 19
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Linzer Torte with Flula Borg

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