First We Eat

Ever wondered what the union and confederate troops ate during the civil war? If a sous-vide is really worth 16 hours for a pork chop? What the white fuzz on the outside of salami is made of? Well, that's what we're here for. First We Eat, a podcast for food nerds, hosted by mega-nerds Eva Kosmas Flores and Carey Nershi.

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http://firstweeat.libsyn.com/podcast
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Ever wondered what the union and confederate troops ate during the civil war? If a sous-vide is really worth 16 hours for a pork chop? What the white fuzz on the outside of salami is made of? Well, that's what we're here for. First We Eat, a podcast for food nerds, hosted by mega-nerds Eva Kosmas Flores and Carey Nershi.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2017-11-25 23:55
last episode published
2016-05-10 16:45
publication frequency
11.13 days
Contributors
Eva Kosmas Flores and Carey Nershi author  
Eva Kosmas Flores owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
39
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Categories
Society & Culture History Food Arts

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
10.05.2016

Dry Aging

We're talking about the effect dry aging has on meats (and kinda grapes), specifically concentrating flavor and tenderizing the cut.
5.04.2016

Soylent

A discussion of the meal replacement beverage Soylent. What it's made of, how it came to be, and the potential benefits and drawbacks.
18.03.2016

Barcelona Workshop Recap

Wine blending, wine tasting, traditional Spanish dishes, and a calcotada are discussed as Eva, Carey, and special guest Linda Lomelino recap their Barcelona food photography workshop.
18.02.2016

Aphrodisiacs

A discussion of the various plants, foods, and beverages with supposed aphrodisiac properties, and some of the possible science behind it.
2.02.2016

British Virgin Islands

We talk all about our British Virgin Islands food photography & mixology workshop, including the time our car got stuck on a near-vertical incline and we had the infamous 'bamba punch'.
21.01.2016

Taste

The science behind taste and theories on why flavors pair well, with an on-air tasting of flavoring pairings and experiments with miraculin.
7.01.2016

Fad Diets

Everything from the cabbage soup diet to tape worms is addressed in this fad diet discussion.
23.12.2015

Stocks& Bone Broth

Techniques for making homemade stock, plus a discussion of the hype surrounding the benefits of bone broth.
9.12.2015

Holiday Foods

The stories behind popular holiday foods and food-related traditions.
24.11.2015

Thanksgiving Tips

Everything from brining, basting, and how to mash mashed potatoes is discussed in this Thanksgiving prep episode.
12.11.2015

Food Blogging

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
1.11.2015

Offal

All the leftover animals bits, from organs to eyes to bones, and the various ways people prepare and eat them.
19.10.2015

Food Superstitions

The devil siting on your bread, reading tea leaves, and salt-spilling are a few of the food superstitions discussed in this eerie episode.
15.10.2015

Nutrient Deficiencies

The key nutrients that are essential for keeping us healthy, and what can go wrong when we have too little or too much of them in our diets.
8.10.2015

Croatia

Eva & Carey welcome their first guest, Maggie, who joins them in their recap discussion of their Croatia photography & truffle workshop.
22.09.2015

Pizza

The history and flavor of this savory and versatile flatbread is discussed.
16.09.2015

Delicacies?

The humble roots of some popular high-priced foods.
8.09.2015

Rum

The flavor profiles, history, and distillation of rum are explored in this episode of First We Eat.
2.09.2015

Ergot

How a fungus with some unusual side effects may have played a role in several major events throughout history.
24.08.2015

Barbecue Sauce

Eva and Carey talk about the different varieties of barbecue sauce throughout the southern United Sates.
19.08.2015

Soy Fermentation

Eva and Carey discuss different types of fermented soy, like miso, soy sauce, and tempeh.
11.08.2015

Wine

Eva and Carey discuss the process of fermenting grapes to make wine, and all the variables that affect the final flavor.
3.08.2015

Beer

Eva and Carey continue their fermentation series with an overview of beer, as well as a live beer tasting.
28.07.2015

Lacto-Fermented Vegetables

Eva and Carey discuss the process of lacto-fermenting vegetables, and what's actually happening inside of the vegetables as they ferment.
21.07.2015

Sourdough

Eva and Carey discuss the science behind sourdough bread.
14.07.2015

Sweden Workshop Recap

Eva and Carey discuss their workshop in Sweden and adventures traveling around the country.
6.07.2015

Cultured Butter, Creme Fraiche, and Kefir

Eva and Carey talk all about the wide world of cultured creams, including butter, creme fraiche, and kefir.
28.06.2015

Iceland

Eva and Carey discuss the things they've eaten in Iceland, and do a live tasting of some unusual Icelandic foods.
22.06.2015

Shrubs

EVA AND CAREY TALK ABOUT THE DELIGHTFULLY SWEET, TANGY, AND FRUITY FERMENTED BEVERAGE KNOWN AS SHRUBS.
15.06.2015

Fermentation: An Introduction

Eva and Carey kick off their fermentation miniseries with a general discussion of various types and methods of fermentation.
7.06.2015

Food In Space

Eva and Carey discuss the evolution of space food, from puree in tubes to freeze-drying to modern day menu options and technology. 
1.06.2015

Cape Cod Photography& Cheese Workshop Recap

Eva and Carey discuss a tour of Vermont Creamery, their Cape Cod workshop, and adventures in Boston.
25.05.2015

Aspic

EVA AND CAREY DIVE INTO THE BIZARRE WORLD OF ASPIC, ALSO KNOWN AS SAVORY JELLO. A ROUND TABLE ABOUT OLD ASPIC RECIPES AND A LIVE TASTING SESSION ARE ALSO INCLUDED.
17.05.2015

Adulterated Beverages

Eva & Carey discuss drinks that have been cut with unpleasant substances throughout history.
10.05.2015

Cheese

Eva and Carey talk about the preparation of cheese, aged versus fresh cheese, and flavor profiles of different cheese varieites.
3.05.2015

The Rise& Fall of White Bread

The 'purity' of white bread and the lengths gone through to keep it white and fluffy are discussed.
20.04.2015

Mushrooms

Eva and Carey talk about all things mushroom, including foraging tips, cultivation possibilities, flavor profiles, and the interesting biology behind them. Marshmallows are also discussed during the 'frying pan' segment.
6.04.2015

Civil War Foods

Eva and Carey talk about the food rations of the Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War, as well as the starvation tactics used by the Northern army that led them to victory over the South. 
14.03.2015

Nutmeg

Eva and Carey discuss the brutal history of nutmeg, including how it caused the first major discovery of the Americas and the first documented circumnavigation of the globe, as well as its use as a hallucinogenic drug. Food news and recent cooking ende...