100 episodes

Join hosts Avery and Lena Cochrane (and sometimes guests) as they sample, rate, and talk about fun foods. History and facts are discussed from treats such as flavoured Oreos, to pumpkin spice, to types of boxed dressing. Listen to an amusing debate about the assessment of a different food theme each week. This couple may not always agree, but they will for sure ridicule each other for not seeing eye to eye. Listen weekly to hear delightful banter about yummy foods!

Mess Hall Podcast Avery Cochrane

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

Join hosts Avery and Lena Cochrane (and sometimes guests) as they sample, rate, and talk about fun foods. History and facts are discussed from treats such as flavoured Oreos, to pumpkin spice, to types of boxed dressing. Listen to an amusing debate about the assessment of a different food theme each week. This couple may not always agree, but they will for sure ridicule each other for not seeing eye to eye. Listen weekly to hear delightful banter about yummy foods!

    180 Aero-rific!

    180 Aero-rific!

    Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.
    Avery and Lena try four types of Aero bars: golden, Black Forest cake, tiramisu, and chocolate mousse.  Our bonus item brings us back to '90s lunches: Duncaroos.  
    Follow us and send a message at:
    Twitter @themesshallpod
    Facebook @messhallpodcas
    Email messhallpodcast@gmail.com
    With warmer weather comes yardwork. And lots of it. Prune your trees and shrubs, clean your eavestroughs, replace those drafty windows you noticed over the winter. 
    Or, you can call Rümi to take care of all your outdoor and indoor spring home maintenance while you fire up the BBQ and relax. 
    Visit Rumi.ca or call 1-844-777-7864 and let Rümi’s trusted local experts take care of your yard, so all you have to do is enjoy it. 
    With Pod Power, our sponsors are making it possible for us to amplify the voices of Albertans and Alberta podcasters. This episode, Edmonton Community Foundation is helping us give a Pod Power shout out to:
    YOURFOREST
    YourForest is a podcast about the natural world.
    Hear stories about the environment, renewable resources, conservation, forestry, hunting, fishing, and more. This is a podcast for those who cannot live without the joys and wonders of all wild things.
    Find YourForest wherever you get your podcasts, or at yourforestpodcast.com

    • 24 min
    179 Poutine and Donuts: Food of Champions

    179 Poutine and Donuts: Food of Champions

    Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.
    Avery and Lena try a plethora (does 4 make up a plethora?) of poutines for Poutine with a Purpose from the restaurants linked below.  We explain what this event is, the origin of poutine, and if we are saying gyro right (note, we are still unsure).  We also talk about the best donuts ever from the Donut Man in Crossfield.  
    poutinewithpurpose.com
    Mesrizo Mexican Street Food
    Mykonos Street Grill
    Waffles and Chix
    The J Spot
    thedonutman.ca 
    blog.feedspot.com/canadian_food_podcasts
    Follow us and send a message at:
    Twitter @themesshallpod
    Facebook @messhallpodcas
    Instrgram @messhallpod 
    Email messhallpodcast@gmail.com
    This episode of The Mess Hall Podcast is brought to you by the Calgary Foundation, proudly supporting community needs for 65 years.
    When you make a gift to the Calgary Foundation, it’s a gift that keeps on giving. The Foundation’s knowledgeable staff will provide advice on the community's most pressing needs, keeping your interests at heart and helping you give back in a way that is meaningful for you. 
    Your contributions are invested in an endowment fund that provides a permanent source of funding, allowing you to make an impact now… and forever.
    If you’re a professional advisor creating a giving plan for a client, or a donor wanting to give back to the community, discover a wealth of resources atcalgaryfoundation.org and learn more about their work through Calgary Foundation’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
    This episode of The Mess Hall Podcast is brought to you by the NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival, running ONLINE from May 6th to 16th.
    Even though NorthwestFest can’t happen in a movie theatre this year, they’ve still put together an outstanding lineup of some of the year’s best docs.
    In fact, this year there are a whopping FORTY feature films PLUS FORTY Short films, available for viewing to ANYONE in Alberta. 
    This is your chance to stream some of the hottest new docs from Canada and abroad, MANY of which are Canadian, International, and even World Premieres.
    All-Access Streaming Passes, Ticket Packs, and Single Tickets are available now at northwestfest.ca

    • 31 min
    178: Apple Of My Eye

    178: Apple Of My Eye

    Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.
    Avery and Lena try apple stuff: caramel Apple Jacks, apple pie spirit, dark chocolate apple pie bar, and maple apple Boursin.  The bonus item is a peanut butter cocoa bomb.  
    Follow us and send a message at:
    Twitter @themesshallpod
    Facebook @messhallpodcas
    Instrgram @messhallpod 
    Email messhallpodcast@gmail.com
    We want to tell you about ATB's new podcast - The Future Of. Join Todd Hirsch, ATB’s Vice President and Chief Economist, as he connects with special guests who offer unique and useful perspectives about the future. Explore how our economy and communities can not only brace for change, but embrace the opportunity it creates. From the future of women in business to the changing nature of work itself, The Future Of helps us understand what’s coming, and what we need to do today to get the tomorrow we want.
    Featuring two episodes each month, plus bonus episodes, The Future Of includes interviews with top community and business leaders from Alberta and around the world. 
    Subscribe to The Future Of in the Apple Store, Google Play, Spotify and everywhere podcasts are found, and connect to ask your questions about the future by emailing thefutureof@atb.com.
    This episode is brought to you by Park Power, your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta.
    Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities.
    In Alberta, you get to choose who to buy your internet, electricity, and natural gas from. If you choose Park Power, you are choosing a positive local business. Plus, Park Power shares it's profits with local not-for-profits that are working to make a difference for their communities.
    Shopping local is very important to Park Power’s owner, Kris Kasawski, and we love local here at the Alberta Podcast Network, so it’s a great fit.
    Learn more at parkpower.ca

    • 22 min
    177 Gummy candy

    177 Gummy candy

    Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.
    Avery and Lena try gummy candy: Haribo, Twizzlers gummies, Nibs gummy Nerds, and Fry's Turkish Delight.  We discuss gelatin, pectin, and gum arabic as well as the difference between gummy and jelly. The bonus item is 'Nduja. 
    Follow us and send a message at:
    Twitter @themesshallpod
    Facebook @messhallpodcas
    Email messhallpodcast@gmail.com
    This episode of The Mess Hall Podcast is brought to you by the Calgary Foundation, proudly supporting community needs for 65 years.
    When you make a gift to the Calgary Foundation, it’s a gift that keeps on giving. The Foundation’s knowledgeable staff will provide advice on the community's most pressing needs, keeping your interests at heart and helping you give back in a way that is meaningful for you. 
    Your contributions are invested in an endowment fund that provides a permanent source of funding, allowing you to make an impact now… and forever.
    If you’re a professional advisor creating a giving plan for a client, or a donor wanting to give back to the community, discover a wealth of resources atcalgaryfoundation.org and learn more about their work through Calgary Foundation’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
    With warmer weather comes yardwork. And lots of it. Prune your trees and shrubs, clean your eavestroughs, replace those drafty windows you noticed over the winter. 
    Or, you can call Rümi to take care of all your outdoor and indoor spring home maintenance while you fire up the BBQ and relax. 
    Visit Rumi.ca or call 1-844-777-7864 and let Rümi’s trusted local experts take care of your yard, so all you have to do is enjoy it. 

    • 24 min
    176 Some Purple Stuff

    176 Some Purple Stuff

    Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.
    Avery and Lena try purple foods: Tang, lavender syrup, taro chips, and purple popcorn .  Our bonus item is limited edition Lucky Charms Pillsbury sugar cookies.  
    Follow us and send a message at:
    Twitter @themesshallpod
    Facebook @messhallpodcas
    Email messhallpodcast@gmail.com
    We want to tell you about ATB's new podcast - The Future Of. Join Todd Hirsch, ATB’s Vice President and Chief Economist, as he connects with special guests who offer unique and useful perspectives about the future. Explore how our economy and communities can not only brace for change, but embrace the opportunity it creates. From the future of women in business to the changing nature of work itself, The Future Of helps us understand what’s coming, and what we need to do today to get the tomorrow we want.
    Featuring two episodes each month, plus bonus episodes, The Future Of includes interviews with top community and business leaders from Alberta and around the world. 
    Subscribe to The Future Of in the Apple Store, Google Play, Spotify and everywhere podcasts are found, and connect to ask your questions about the future by emailing thefutureof@atb.com.
    This episode is brought to you by Park Power, your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta.
    Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities.
    In Alberta, you get to choose who to buy your internet, electricity, and natural gas from. If you choose Park Power, you are choosing a positive local business. Plus, Park Power shares it's profits with local not-for-profits that are working to make a difference for their communities.
    Shopping local is very important to Park Power’s owner, Kris Kasawski, and we love local here at the Alberta Podcast Network, so it’s a great fit.
    Learn more at parkpower.ca
     

    • 24 min
    175 Hoppy Easter

    175 Hoppy Easter

    Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.
    Avery and Lena try Easter goodies: L'il Debbie cakes, marshmallow candy, Eggies, Russell Stover, and Cream Egg coffee cream.  Out bonus is hibiscus moonshine cocktail.  
    Follow us and send a message at:
    Twitter @themesshallpod
    Facebook @messhallpodcas
    Email messhallpodcast@gmail.com
    We want to tell you about ATB's new podcast - The Future Of. Join Todd Hirsch, ATB’s Vice President and Chief Economist, as he connects with special guests who offer unique and useful perspectives about the future. Explore how our economy and communities can not only brace for change, but embrace the opportunity it creates. From the future of women in business to the changing nature of work itself, The Future Of helps us understand what’s coming, and what we need to do today to get the tomorrow we want.
    Featuring two episodes each month, plus bonus episodes, The Future Of includes interviews with top community and business leaders from Alberta and around the world. 
    Subscribe to The Future Of in the Apple Store, Google Play, Spotify and everywhere podcasts are found, and connect to ask your questions about the future by emailing thefutureof@atb.com.
    This episode is brought to you by Park Power, your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta.
    Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities.
    In Alberta, you get to choose who to buy your internet, electricity, and natural gas from. If you choose Park Power, you are choosing a positive local business. Plus, Park Power shares it's profits with local not-for-profits that are working to make a difference for their communities.
    Shopping local is very important to Park Power’s owner, Kris Kasawski, and we love local here at the Alberta Podcast Network, so it’s a great fit.
    Learn more at parkpower.ca

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Yycjv ,

Like the Food Network for your ears

The hosts eat all kinds of stuff from the usual (chips, cereal) to the very unusual (clam flavoured candy canes anyone?) fun hosts, fun topics, give it a listen!

funnygrrl ,

Great new format!

I loved the old format with comics and food. But this new format is so fun too!
Avery eats it so you don’t have to! This is a fun one! Grab a snack and take a listen.

JosiahNR ,

Great Show!

Mess Hall with Avery is awesome. I love hearing all the food-ventures they go on and every episode is so unique. A fun take if you have a culinary interest!

Top Podcasts In Arts