Episode 85: Gumbo with Maggie Maye

Comedian Maggie Maye is here to talk about gumbo. But also: the objectively best style of French fries, garbage queso, the joy of filling out customer comment cards, Official State Meals, and witches’ brews.




Music: Hey Good Lookin’, Buckwheat Zydeco


Religion, Food, and Eating in North America

New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their Histories

Southern Foodways

Journal of the American Dietetic Association

The Atlantic

State Symbols USA

Episode 77: Guacamole with Gaby Dalkin

The history of slutty brownies (it involves Jessica Simpson breaking a website), Queer Eye’s Antoni and the guacamole controversy, and feathered dinosaurs with avocado queen Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cookin'. Plus, foods that make you … vigorous ... and a proposal for a new kind of Super Bowl Sunday.




Music: Dancing in the Moonlight, King Harvest



Christian Science Monitor

Food Origins

Episode 70: Ice Cream with Roxana Jullapat

Champion of desserts Roxana Jullapat talks ice cream science, the importance of aspic in culinary school and the gratification of bread-baking. Plus, the African-Americans who made ice cream so popular, starting in Philadelphia.



Music: Ice Cream Man, Van Halen


Mrs. Mary Eales's Receipts

The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families

Food Timeline


Episode 66: The Origins of "California Cuisine" with Andrea Crawford

Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck got a lot of credit for the 1970s birth of "California cuisine," but they couldn’t have done it without farmers actually growing that famous produce. Andrea Crawford supplied the lettuce - and has the scoop on the early days at Chez Panisse: communal living! Urban homesteading! ...Lawry’s Seasoned Salt!



Music: In the Summertime, Mungo Jerry