Whether you're a public radio junkie or a commuter like myself, you may be familiar with podcasting. Here are a few of my favorite food/cooking related podcasts.
The Splendid Table
Not only is it full of advice, interviews, and information but nothing can make a dish sound as luscious as the sound of Lynne Rosetto Casper's voice. They've got a great new cookbook out and good recipes on their website too.
NPR's Kitchen Window
Ironically, this radio's cooking column used to be text-only, but now the Baltimore-based Bonny Wolf hosts an accompanying podcast every other Wednesday.
The Leonard Lopate Show
This wonderful daily talk show covers a range of topics from politics to books to art and science, but he does great features with chefs and authors (there was a good one on barbeque recently) and Ruth Reichl stops by at least once a month.
This podcast is here for two reasons- first, this show in which actors read short stories is a fabulous thing to listen to when you're making a slow-simmering sauce on a Sunday afternoon. Second, they've got at least two shows with food-related stories by the likes of Jhumpa Lahiri and John Updike.
Also: NPR's Hidden Kitchens, KCRW's Good Food (especially for their farmers market report if you're in L.A.), BBC's Food Programme, Gardenfork, Chow's Food Popdcast Picks.
All podcasts available via iTunes. I often set mine up so that they don't download automatically but I can pick and choose the programmes I want.