13 episodes

Join top food writer Chris Nuttall-Smith for an obsessive, fascinating journey through the hidden stories of the things we eat. Each episode chows down on one food phenomenon, revealing the unexpected cultural ingredients. Part science, part business, part psychology — always fresh and delicious.

The Fridge Light CBC

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Join top food writer Chris Nuttall-Smith for an obsessive, fascinating journey through the hidden stories of the things we eat. Each episode chows down on one food phenomenon, revealing the unexpected cultural ingredients. Part science, part business, part psychology — always fresh and delicious.

    Catch of the Day

    Catch of the Day

    How one of the strangest, and frankly blandest-tasting animals you’ll ever encounter, might just be exactly the fish the planet needs.

    • 39 min
    Blank Slate

    Blank Slate

    Tofu: vegetarian superfood or toxin-ridden poison? (Spoiler alert: it's neither!)

    • 33 min
    Chew Chew

    Chew Chew

    The sticky story of how gum conquered our planet — and why today it’s fighting just to survive.

    • 34 min
    Gutsy

    Gutsy

    Prebiotic. Probiotic. These labels are popping up on all sorts of food products, but do they actually help your intestines do their thing?

    • 37 min
    You'll Have Another

    You'll Have Another

    What are the invisible forces that determine what's in your drink?

    • 26 min
    Snack Time

    Snack Time

    Can the Fridge Light team choose, once and for all, the greatest snack of all time? We find out at our first ever live show, recorded at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival.

    • 49 min

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