74 episodes

Food Non-Fiction tells the incredible true stories behind food. We look forward to taking you on this wild food journey - through history, and around the world. Think of us as food historians, food scientists, and food journalists.

Food Non-Fiction Lillian Yang and Fakhri Shafai

    • Food
    • 4.6, 232 Ratings

Food Non-Fiction tells the incredible true stories behind food. We look forward to taking you on this wild food journey - through history, and around the world. Think of us as food historians, food scientists, and food journalists.

    #72 When Impossible Burgers Became Possible

    #72 When Impossible Burgers Became Possible

    This Food Non-Fiction episode tells the incredible true story of meat alternatives. We talk about the early history of meat alternatives and then we talk to the Impossible Foods team to understand how this modern meat alternative was created.

    • 25 min
    #71 Pass the Tofurky

    #71 Pass the Tofurky

    This is an in-depth interview with the wonderful person who created Tofurky. Seth Tibbott founded Turtle Island Foods which is still a family owned company today. 

    • 38 min
    #70 Craft Beer Beginnings

    #70 Craft Beer Beginnings

    This is the story of the beginnings of craft beer. We tell you how this "craft beer" concept emerged. In this episode, we interviewed John Holl - a beer expert and journalist, Renee DeLuca - the daughter of the craft beer pioneer Jack McAuliffe, and professor Michael Lewis who has taught brewing for decades. 

    • 17 min
    #69 The Oreo Story

    #69 The Oreo Story

    This is the story of where Oreo came from, how it got its name, and who designed the cookie.

    • 28 min
    #68 Kombucha: The Tea of Immortality

    #68 Kombucha: The Tea of Immortality

    Kombucha has been referred to as the tea of immortality. So where did it come from and what are the actual health benefits? In this episode, we talk to the experts to learn about the history and the process of brewing kombucha.

    • 21 min
    #67 Nutella Since Napoleon

    #67 Nutella Since Napoleon

    In this Food Non-Fiction podcast episode, we talk about the origins of Nutella - starting from when cocoa met hazelnut!

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 Ratings

Nise-nise ,

Great content!

I’m so glad I stumbled across this podcast. The subjects are well researched and have very interesting guest speakers. I can’t to see what’s in store for 2020. 😀👍🏾

bleubleuorange ,

Good content

Thank you for this informative and entertaining podcast!!! I’m missing a little bit of a critical eye on the products/research that’s being presented.

MartinforPresident ,

Good stories!

I found this podcast during a food related search. I’m happy I did! They research each topic well, and it satisfies my “nerdy”ness for food related facts and history. Good work, ladies!

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