Have you ever wondered...How did the Nepalese momo become so popular in New York? What did the ancient Filipino diet look like prior to the arrival of foreign influences? Why is XO sauce technically illegal in the UK?
Well, fellow food geeks, this one’s for you. Whether you’re an avid foodie or a well-read savant, these six podcasts specialising in Asian cuisines will surely brighten your day with fascinating tidbits about your favourite cuisines. Learn more about the cultures, histories, and even trends that have shaped the food we know and love today, below:
1. Exploring Filipino Kitchens
Hosted by Philippine-bred, Toronto-based food and travel writer Nastasha Alli, Exploring Filipino Kitchens boasts a range of topics all about Filipino cuisine. Fortified by an impressive line-up of special guests from Purple Yam’s Amy Besa to food historian Felice Sta Maria, it is a wonderful resource for those looking to delve deeper into topics like Cebuano cuisine or hoping to discover new finds like mango-tasting siniguelas from Dumaguete.