The holiday season is officially the best time of year to be a foodie. We go straight from second helpings of聽turkey to dishing out our fave聽holiday desserts and finding ingenious ways to repurpose those聽leftovers. Almost as good as eating the food we love? Talking about the food we love. We鈥檙e sharing our fave foodie podcasts hosted by celeb聽food critics and culinary masterminds. Grab the kettle corn, sip on some hot chocolate聽and take a bite out of these 11 food podcasts.


1. Sporkful: Host of Cooking Channel鈥檚 You鈥檙e Eating It Wrong聽Dan Pashman serves聽his聽podcast one sporkful at a time. Each episode addresses a hyper-specific way of preparing and eating food, like the best way to聽eat string cheese, boil bagels聽or rank聽winter-themed desserts.

Good Food

2. Good Food: Culinary multitasker Evan Kleiman dishes on聽current events, history and culture, all through聽a foodie perspective. Not sure where to begin? Listen to her recap of聽the best cookbooks of 2014 or the most聽successful food Kickstarters.

Splendid Table

3. Splendid Table: Sit down at the table with food writers and personalities as they share their culinary stories and celebrate food. Each episode also includes a list of the recipes discussed on the show. Whether it鈥檚聽wine or聽cheetos,聽there鈥檚 no food that The Splendid Table won鈥檛 tackle.

Spilled Milk

4. Spilled Milk: Hosts and adorable foodie couple Molly and Matthew mix food and comedy together as they explore聽a single ingredient each week. Thinking about incorporating bok choy into dinner this week? They got you covered. Wondering聽what to do with that leftover pumpkin spice? They聽have some聽brilliant ideas for you.

Talking With My Mouth Full

5. Talking With My Mouth Full: Talking with your mouth full is usually frowned upon, but not here. Hosts David Leite and Renee Schetler answer culinary questions, chat about their current food obsessions and discuss food fads. Our favorite episode tackles something we鈥檙e definitely聽guilty of:聽kitchen envy.

Dinner Party Download

6. Dinner Party Download: Put on those heels and that little black dress: You鈥檙e invited聽to a dinner party鈥 online! This NPR podcast is broken into several acts that mimic a multi-course dinner party. Featuring celeb guests like聽Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Elisabeth Moss, this is one聽hilarious hour of culture, food and conversation you won鈥檛 want to miss.

Totally Beverages

7. Totally Beverages: A spinoff of the quirky and witty Totally Laime聽podcast empire, Psychic Andy and Intern Josh explore the world of beverages through experiments and debates. They choose a drink to make each week and the results are amusing. Take a swig of their root beer test or listen in on their multiple Coke tastings.

ATK Radio

8. America鈥檚 Test Kitchen Radio: Ever wonder what it鈥檚 like to work in a test kitchen? America鈥檚 Test Kitchen Radio shares an insider view on how test kitchens聽determine the best recipes, techniques and kitchen equipment. They also聽share聽their聽views on everything food, from聽Chinese home cooking聽to the secrets of gluten-free baking.

Alton Browncast

9. The Alton Browncast: Food Network鈥檚 multihost Alton Brown brings his chef friends to talk food and culinary science. Are you a fan of Cutthroat Kitchen? Be sure to check out the podcast episode when Alton meets with the show鈥檚 culinary brainteam to discuss life on set and their infamous sabotage challenges.

Wine for Normal People

10. Wine for Normal People:聽This podcast is all wine, without the attitude. Each week, the hosts start the podcast with one simple mission: getting you to聽drink better. Test your knowledge of aged wine or learn about the perfect temperature to serve wine聽by listening in.

Go Fork Yourself

11. Go Fork Yourself: Chef and crazy traveler Andrew Zimmern and fellow food lover Molly Mogren bring this hilarious (and hilariously titled) podcast to life. Tune in each week to hear them聽chat聽about the bacon craze聽or聽catch up聽on the latest聽dinner lingo.

What food podcasts are you drooling over? Tell us in the comments below.