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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May 10, 2016

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

Apr 5, 2016

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

Mar 18, 2016

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.

Feb 18, 2016

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

Feb 2, 2016

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'.

Jan 21, 2016

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

Jan 7, 2016

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

Dec 23, 2015

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

Nov 24, 2015

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

Nov 12, 2015

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Nov 1, 2015

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

Oct 19, 2015

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

Oct 15, 2015

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.

Oct 8, 2015

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

Sep 22, 2015

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

Sep 16, 2015

The humble roots of some popular high-priced foods.

Sep 8, 2015

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

Sep 2, 2015

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

Aug 24, 2015

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

Aug 19, 2015

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

Aug 11, 2015

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

Aug 3, 2015

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

Jul 28, 2015

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

Jul 21, 2015

Eva and Carey discuss the science behind sourdough bread.

Jul 14, 2015

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

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