Why We Eat What We Eat

Why We Eat What We Eat

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A podcast from Blue Apron and Gimlet Creative for anyone who has ever eaten.


Breaking Bread
Nov 22, 2017 • 26 min
The stats say that mealtimes are becoming a smaller and smaller part of Americans’ lives. The average American eats one out of every five meals in their car. Americans eat alone nearly half the time. And, when we eat alone, we tend to eat less healthy…
What the Heck Is Duck Sauce?
Nov 15, 2017 • 19 min
There are more Chinese restaurants in the United States than McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Combined. But the iconic menu items you’ll find in many of them bear almost no resemblance to traditional Chinese food. In today’s…
The Climate Change Diet
Nov 8, 2017 • 22 min
When you think about the climate change, you might think about how it’ll affect where you’ll live, or get around. But one of the most intimate effects of climate change will be on what we eat. Sea level rise, more frequent droughts, extreme weather and…
Potluck Capital of the World
Oct 25, 2017 • 21 min
Sometimes we eat what we eat because there’s a shared tradition and history that brings us together, and sometimes we eat what eat because it’s what was brought to the table. That’s the potluck. In this week’s episode, we travel to what is arguably the…
I Eat Everything, Except…
Oct 18, 2017 • 24 min
Macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, grilled cheese. American kids are known around the world for their bland, boring palates. But what happens if you never outgrow the kids’ menu? Today on the show, we’re exploring the secret lives of adult picky…
The Search for Big Kale
Oct 11, 2017 • 22 min
In our first episode, we take on food trends — specifically, the biggest food trend of the last decade: kale. Kale isn’t an especially flashy vegetable. It’s slightly bitter, hard to digest, and lasts forever in your fridge. Rumor has it that, until 2011,…
Introducing: Why We Eat What We Eat
Oct 3, 2017 • 2 min
In a new series brought to you by Blue Apron and Gimlet Creative, host Cathy Erway investigates the unseen forces that shape our eating habits. We’ll tackle everything from food conspiracies and picky eaters, to exploring the potluck scene and more.…