112 episodes

Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. We interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world through food.



Find us online at gastropod.com, follow us on Twitter @gastropodcast, and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/gastropodcast.

Gastropod Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley

    • Arts
    • 4.8, 1.9K Ratings

Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. We interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world through food.



Find us online at gastropod.com, follow us on Twitter @gastropodcast, and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/gastropodcast.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Dave-K ,

An excellent foodie resource

I have loved this show from the first episode. Cynthia and Nicky, who came out of a professional science and journalism background, set Luton their own to produce this excellent podcast as they would have it done.

The result is that we listeners have learned and been enriched by information having anything to do with food that is often interesting, engaging and occasionally phenomenally life-changing.

For example, their episode on koji has changed so much in the kitchen for me. I don’t know what ever I was doing without it for so many years.

So I’m looking forward to every new episode, especially those life changing ones yet to come.

BJCRI ,

Love this podcast!

If you’re even slightly interested in food you absolutely must start listening to this podcast. The hosts are interesting, intelligent, and each episode is meticulously researched but presented in a very entertaining and accessible way. I also appreciate the absence of annoying background music playing over people speaking that I’ve run across in other podcasts.

TrippLongest ,

Accents or modulation distracting but like topics

I get distracted wondering if these are some sort of computer generated voices, yet I enjoy the topics.

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