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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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Jul 6, 2015

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

Jun 28, 2015

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

Jun 22, 2015

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

Jun 15, 2015

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

Jun 7, 2015

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

Jun 1, 2015

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

May 25, 2015

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.

May 17, 2015

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

May 10, 2015

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

May 3, 2015

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

Apr 20, 2015

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.

Apr 6, 2015

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. 

Mar 14, 2015

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 endeavors are also discussed.

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