34 episodes

The Food Podcast is a show where personal stories are shared through the lens of food. Join host Lindsay Cameron Wilson, a best-selling cookbook author and journalist, as she takes you on an adventure through sound, story, music and memory. Food is the launching point, the portal. Human stories, however, are at the heart of each episode. It's a food and story podcast, if you will, released monthly, after a long simmer, when the flavour it just right.

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The Food Podcast is a show where personal stories are shared through the lens of food. Join host Lindsay Cameron Wilson, a best-selling cookbook author and journalist, as she takes you on an adventure through sound, story, music and memory. Food is the launching point, the portal. Human stories, however, are at the heart of each episode. It's a food and story podcast, if you will, released monthly, after a long simmer, when the flavour it just right.

    THE FOOD PODCAST 031 -Aran Goyoaga's Kitchen Playlist

    THE FOOD PODCAST 031 -Aran Goyoaga's Kitchen Playlist

    Aran Goyoaga, a cookbook author, photographer and stylist, has a playlist on Spotify that’s 113 hours long. She calls the playlist Rain. Rain is fitting. Aran lives in Seattle, a city that’s grey, melancholy. But great photographers, and Bob Marley, know that in the darkness there must come out to light. This theme resonates throughout Aran’s work, from her photography, to her food, to her music. In this episode, we wanted to capture the sound of Aran’s kitchen, the flavour and the feel. So we go inside her playlist and through her music, Aran shares her food story.

    Cannelle et Vanille is Aran’s second book.

    Mentioned in this episode:

    Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille 

    Jenn Grant Music

    Jenn Grant’s Favourite Daughter, from Love, Inevitable

    Red House Painters with their song Moments

    Arcade Fire’s Tunnels

    Xabier Lete “Seaska Kanta”

    Tear Water Tea by Arnold Lobel

    The Avett Brother’s No Hard Feelings 

    The Feelies Crazy Rhythm

    Elliot Smith’s No Name #3

    BBC’s Desert island Discs

    B52’s Rock Lobster

    Mahalia Jackson’s Down by the Riverside

    Aran Goyaga’s video series, A Cook’s Remedy 

    Aran’s earlier episode on The Food Podcast - #15 Life After Gluten

    Thank you Aran, thank you Village Sound, that you Owl, thank you Rex.

    • 36 min
    SIDE DISHES, "The mini-series exploring the flavours of home" w.guest Jasmine Oore

    SIDE DISHES, "The mini-series exploring the flavours of home" w.guest Jasmine Oore

    Welcome to Part Three of Side Dishes, The Food Podcast mini series exploring the Flavours of Home.

    Jasmine Oore is a filmmaker, she is a writer, she’s a visionary, she’s a friend. She’s also an Israeli/Polish/ Canadian pickle soup maker.

    In this episode, Jasmine explores the flavours of her home, a home filled with mustard seeds and dill, crunchy pickles, nasturtiums and arugula. It’s a place where eastern European heartiness merges with sunshine and spice, where grief and salty tears are swirled with sweetness and music. It’s where hunger has lived, alongside illness, dinner parties and laughter.

    Jasmine’s home moves from Halifax to Baltimore to Montréal and back again. Halifax is the constant. It’s where her family settled, it’s where she has her garden, it’s where she kept her pickles, it’s where she met her husband Matt.

    Salty, garlicky, fermented and sour are her common flavours in every home. They’re flavours that are new to me - a carbonated crunch, full of history and strife. But in a soup, these pickles mellow into something gentler, something we all can share.

    “Lindsay, this got complicated,” writes Jasmine at the end of her letter, “but you know, that too is one of my flavours of home.”

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    Mentioned in this episode:

    Jasmine Oore Films -

    There’s Been a Terrible Mistake

    Glamour Guts 

    After the Fall

    Elvis’ Always on My Mind

    Julie Andrew’s performing a Jewish Wedding Song

    For Jasmine’s pickle soup recipe, visit here.

    • 23 min
    THE FOOD PODCAST 030 -Baby's on Fire with Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal

    THE FOOD PODCAST 030 -Baby's on Fire with Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal

    Episode 30 Baby’s on Fire with Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal

    Have you ever been to a rousing dinner party when towards the end, you insist everyone gather round to watch a video on your phone? They agree because they’re your friends, but then they lean closer, they shh the others, because what they’re watching is so mesmerizing? This is what happens with Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal’s work, and I was the shh-er. Marianne is a Norweigan food stylist, author and stylist of Kvinnfolk. But on the weekends, when time is her own, she makes cakes inspired by music videos. Female, powerful, colourful music videos. Then she weaves them together - the music, the colours and the cakes - into instagram videos. On this episode we talk about cake as a medium: how this simple food can tell stories full of colour, sound, female strength and sparkle. We talk about cake as memory, as a portal to another time. We take a walk, we eat flowers along the roadside, we put them on cakes. It’s a tribute to edible art, women, song and sound, today on The Food Podcast. So gather ‘round and shh your neighbour, because this is a good one. 

    Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal 

    Marianne on Instagram @marianne_pfeffer 

    Marianne’s cookbook, Kvinnfolk 

    Pynk by Janelle Monae

    Baby’s on Fire by Die Antwoord

    Nova Scotia’s Moon Mist Ice Cream 

    Music Box Dancer by Frank Mills. Truly, it was my favourite thing in the world. 

    Ford Fairlane by New Romantic Portal (@gillsiebob @bobberuck)

    Sesame Street Cake Skit

    Girls Need Love (too) by Summer Walker featuring Drake

    Drake on Cake by Joy the Baker

    • 28 min
    THE FOOD PODCAST 029 -Making friends and feeding family with Hetty McKinnon

    THE FOOD PODCAST 029 -Making friends and feeding family with Hetty McKinnon

    On today’s episode, Hetty McKinnon and I share a meal in her Brooklyn studio kitchen. Hetty’s an Australian cookbook author, columnist, creator and publisher of Peddler Magazine, and champion of nostalgic storytelling. Needless to say I adore her… Hetty began her life in food making salads and delivering them on her bicycle throughout her neighbourhood in Sydney. She now lives in Brooklyn, where family, recipes and community are woven into all that she does. Our conversation begins on a bicycle but touches down on motherhood, salad love stories, family and writing. But one theme remains constant: being courageous enough to be different, being true to yourself, will lead to a full and flavourful life.

    Woven throughout the episode is the alphabetic wisdom of filmmaker and animator Andrea Dorfman. There’s also a little cameo of Hetty’s voice from the past, via The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry Podcast.

    Hetty’s latest cookbook, FAMILY, photographed by episode 27’s Luisa Brimble, is out now. Look for it in your favourite bookstore, or here.

    IG @hettymckinnon
    Website : arthurstreetkitchen.com
    Peddler Magazine

    The Food Podcast
    @thefoodpodcast
    @lindsaycameronwilson

    • 29 min
    THE FOOD PODCAST 028- Jell-O Girls with Allie Rowbottom

    THE FOOD PODCAST 028- Jell-O Girls with Allie Rowbottom

    Episode  28: Jell-O Girls with Allie Rowbottom

    Jell-O: we’ve all eaten it, swished it around, gulped it down and watched it wobble. But who knew this innocent dessert has a complicated past, one where money, greed, love, hate, cocktails, and misunderstandings lie beneath its sweet, jewel toned exterior?

    Allie Rowbottom, author of Jello-O Girls - A Family History, puts it all together for us. Allie is the great great great niece of O.F. Woodward, the man who in 1899 bought the patent for Jell-O, and the man who sold it to General Foods for what would now be worth billions of dollars. Mr. Woodward's money has supported his many descendants ever since, Allie Included. In this episode Allie shares her story, one that’s woven into that of her mother’s, her grandmother’s, and the many other women who were part of the Jell-O legacy. We talk women’s roles, the importance of finding a voice, an outlet, a purpose, and how to break free from the Jell-O mould, on this episode of The Food Podcast. 

    http://www.allierowbottom.com/

    T https://twitter.com/allierowbottom

    IG https://www.instagram.com/allierowbottom/

    Lindsay Cameron Wilson IG: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaycameronwilson/

    Twitter: @lcameronwilson  

    Website: http://lindsaycameronwilson.ca/the-food-podcast/

    • 26 min
    SIDE DISHES, "The mini-series exploring the flavours of home" w. guest MAGGIE MacKELLAR

    SIDE DISHES, "The mini-series exploring the flavours of home" w. guest MAGGIE MacKELLAR

    Welcome to Side Dishes, The Food Podcast mini series exploring the Flavours of Home.

    In episode #2 of our side-series, Australian writer Maggie MacKellar shares the flavours of her home on a Tasmanian merino wool sheep farm. Maggie begins with thoughts on... "learning to cook for shearers, and growing our own meat, and about picking walnuts down by the creek, and digging potatoes..." But other flavours get in the way, pushing the flavour definition in wildly different directions. "I sat in the cold, and knew home was not just a flavour on my tongue, it wasn’t about a scent, or a meal, it was about memory and the web of connections that stretch beyond the boundaries of our skin, through our animals, into the land we live on, and then out into the world beyond."

    Woven through the episode is The Be Good Tanya's Dog Song 2, a song that's serenaded every flavour of my life. I hope you have a listen. It's a special one.


    @maggiemackellar_

    @Lindsaycameronwilson

    @thefoodpodcast

    @villagesound

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

novamegantara ,

Great easy listen!

Great translation from Journal to podcast - have always enjoyed the narration and storytelling format. It makes you feel transported to the kitchens of these cooks and immersed in their dialogue. Love!

daphnekjenkins ,

Comfort food for the soul

✨🔥✨ I have meandered around my neighborhood on afternoon strolls and cooked many a dinner while listening to this delicious podcast. I love the personal stories that kick off each episode as well as the way music and interviews are interwoven so poignantly. That each episode has a theme speaks to my writerly, creative soul💥 💥 💥 💥 💥 I’m hooked!

Henriette's Table ,

Hettie McKinnon

I love your format and storytelling. I listen to your podcasts while walking and always feel transported into another kitchen in another country far far away. Thank you !!!

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