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Are you wanting to learn more about cooking ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best cooking podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Cooking Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Home Cooking

  • Publisher: Samin Nosrat & Hrishikesh Hirway
  • Total Episodes: 16

From Samin Nosrat (chef and author of the cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat) and Hrishikesh Hirway (creator and host of the podcast Song Exploder), Home Cooking is a mini-series to help you figure out what to cook—and keep you company—during the quarantine. If you need help or just want some creative inspiration for your kitchen, we’ve got you covered. Do you have a quarantine cooking question, story, or anxiety you want to share with us? Send a voice memo to us at [email protected], or call us at 201-241-COOK.

Cooking Issues

  • Publisher: Heritage Radio Network
  • Total Episodes: 453

Dave Arnold, chef and inventor, answers listener questions on the latest innovative techniques, equipment, and ingredients in the food world. Each week on Cooking Issues, Dave solves your cooking dilemmas with his mile-a-minute stream of knowledge. Got a question on ike-jime, the Japanese fish killing technique? We got you covered. Hydrocolloids, sous-vide, liquid nitrogen? No problem. Have a question about pimping your oven to make great pizza? Give us a call. Occasionally Dave will invite special guest chefs, bartenders, authors and columnists to join the show.

Cooking with Paula McIntyre

  • Publisher: BBC Radio Ulster
  • Total Episodes: 135

Resident chef Paula McIntyre brings you a weekly recipe in a handy digestible ten minute download. From BBC Radio Ulster.

Cooking with an Italian accent

  • Publisher: Giulia Scarpaleggia
  • Total Episodes: 46

Ciao, I am Giulia Scarpaleggia, a Tuscan born and bred country girl, a home cook, a food writer and a photographer. I teach Tuscan cooking classes in my house in the countryside in between Siena and Florence. I’ve been sharing honest, reliable Italian recipes for 10 years now, through my cookbooks and our blog Juls’ Kitchen.If you love everything about Italian food, big crowded tables and seasonal ingredients, join us and follow our podcast “Cooking with an Italian accent“.Visit: www.julskitchen.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/julskitchen/

Cooking with Bruce and Mark

  • Publisher: Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough
  • Total Episodes: 275

Join us, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, for weekly episodes all about food, cooking, recipes, and maybe a little marital strife on air. After writing thirty-six cookbooks, we’ve got countless opinions and ideas on ingredients, recipes, the nature of the cookbook-writing business, and much more. If you’ve got a passion for food, we also hope to up your game once and a while and to make you laugh most of the time. Come along for the ride! There’s plenty of room!

Cooking in Real Time

  • Publisher: Zora ONeill
  • Total Episodes: 14

A podcast for practical kitchens

What’s Gaby Cooking in The Wild

  • Publisher: Dear Media, Gaby Dalkin
  • Total Episodes: 57

Join Gaby Dalkin from What’s Gaby Cooking as she helps us navigate the big wide world of cooking with tips and tricks from the kitchen and conversations with inspiring figures in the food world. Follow Gaby on Social @whatsgabycookin

Local Mouthful: A podcast about food and home cooking

  • Publisher: Local Mouthful: A podcast about food and home cooking
  • Total Episodes: 205

Talking shop with obsessed home cooks everywhere!

The Kitchen Counter – Home Cooking Tips and Inspiration

  • Publisher: Kitchen Counter Media
  • Total Episodes: 188

The show that’s dedicated to helping aspiring home cooks grow their skills and confidence in the kitchen so they can start cooking up memories with their family and friends. Whether you want to learn to cook or just need some simple food inspiration, we will cover recipes, kitchen tools, and interviews with experts to help you on your home cooking journey! On Twitter at @TKCpodcast /Facebook at facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast / Instagram at https://instagram.com/kitchencounterpodcast

Cooking with Richo

  • Publisher: LiSTNR
  • Total Episodes: 11

Learn to cook with one of Australia’s leading chefs, Adrian Richardson. This series focuses on helping you master the basics of cooking techniques like pan-frying, grilling, and more… in real-time – all in the comfort of your own kitchen! Richo will begin with a theory episode to help you understand each culinary method, then you can choose a practical episode to cook along to, which will have a list in its description of everything you’ll need to cook the dish. Then, you can jump into the kitchen, hit play, and start cooking with Richo. From this series, you’ll learn how to rely on your sense of smell, hearing, touch, and taste to help you recognise when a dish is perfectly cooked and have a delicious meal to enjoy at the end of each episode. Bon Appétit! For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app.

Cooking In Mexican From A to Z

  • Publisher: Heritage Radio Network
  • Total Episodes: 21

They’re mother and son, but also award-winning celebrity chefs, restaurateurs, and cookbook authors. Aarón Sánchez and Zarela Martínez will take you on a culinary journey featuring regional ingredients that are the soul of Mexican cuisine. From chilis to chocolate and everything in between, Aaron, Zarela and special guests will share stories, tips, techniques, and quintessential recipes in spirited kitchen table conversations.


  • Publisher: Greenwich Pantry
  • Total Episodes: 42

A podcast by Greenwich Pantry in London; for foodies who enjoy cooking or want to get started. Discussing food and culture, we’ll be chatting to foodies, chefs, and more, sharing recipes you’ll want to use over and over again. We’ll feature food stories, answer questions and talk you through the tricky bits. Join our conversation, we would love to hear from you. How to get in touch: Leave a voice message Email: [email protected] Life is for cooking so sit back, relax and start drooling.

COOKING THE BOOKS – From Inside the Food Industry

  • Publisher: COOKING THE BOOKS
  • Total Episodes: 56

Cooking the Books Podcast presented by Robbie Bell takes us behind the velvet curtain of the Australian food industry and gives us the opportunity to meet and hear the incredible stories of the people who are behind some of our incredible culinary experiences. This is a hospitality podcast delving into all aspects of the food industry; from restaurants to butchers, chefs to sommeliers, cheese mongers to brewers, and everything in between. Exploring the stories of where their passion for food sprouted from, how they got there, why they do it and where they’re headed.

Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith

  • Publisher: Gilly Smith
  • Total Episodes: 58

Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith is for foodie book lovers who want to hear something more profound about the way we live, making the link between delicious food and the impact of food production on the land – through cookbooks. Hear how A-lister food writers have changed the conversation about food as Gilly talks through their four chosen food moments from their latest books. As she joins the dots between stories from the old country and food identity, plant-based recipes and climate change she shows how a deeper connection with food really could save the planet.Listen to all your favourite food writers from Yotam Ottolenghi, Tom Kerridge, Anna Jones, Gill Meller, Olia Hercules to Dan Barber as Gilly finds what’s cooking in the minds of our food writing stars. Gilly Smith is also the presenter of the delicious. podcast and Leon’s How to Eat to Save the Planet, and produces Right2Food podcast for The Food Foundation and The Big Table for Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming. Do support the podcast by subscribing, reviewing on iTunesYou can buy all the books at a discount from Cooking the Books’ own shop at BookshopFor more information and to join the mailing list, visit Gilly SmithCooking the Books with Gilly Smith is rated in the top 10% of global podcasts by ListenNotes and in the top 40 of food podcasts globally by FeedSpotTheme music by Willy Zygier See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

What’s Cooking

  • Publisher: Radio.com
  • Total Episodes: 924

Philadelphia’s food scene is filled with bistros, brewpubs, food trucks, and steakhouses. KYW Newsradio’s Hadas Kuznits is on a mission to tell the story of all of them.

Cooking the Books with Frances Cook

  • Publisher: Newstalk ZB and NZ Herald
  • Total Episodes: 374

Each week the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB’s Cooking the Books tackles a different money problem. Hosted by Frances Cook.

California Cooking

  • Publisher: Tribune Audio Network | KTLA, Jessica Holmes
  • Total Episodes: 40

KTLA Morning News Anchor Jessica Holmes brings listeners into the kitchen as she shares her passion for food and love for cooking. Jessica takes listeners on a culinary adventure around L.A., visiting some of the city’s best restaurants, hidden foodie gems, and exclusive access into the kitchen with celebrity chefs.

Indian Cooking Simplified

  • Publisher: Priya Balan
  • Total Episodes: 12

Welcome everyone, this is Indian cooking simplified, The host priya balan is from the southern part India and she is here to simplify Indian cooking, you can find priya talk about different spices that are used in Indian food, what are they used for and how can subtitute them if they are not local to your region without compromising on authentic Indian flavour. This podcast details a step by step way of building up various curries and other Indian food preparation so make sure you listen to each podcast in the order they are published. Wishing you a Happy listening and happy cooking.

Cooking with Fire

  • Publisher: Cooking with Fire
  • Total Episodes: 95

In KMUW’s seasonal commentary and podcast, Cooking with Fire, All Things Barbecue’s Josh Cary and Chef Tom Jackson take on a global exploration of barbecue.

The Farm Cooking School

  • Publisher: The Farm Cooking School
  • Total Episodes: 10

The Farm Cooking School is a space where cooks of all levels come together to learn about food, farming, and community. On this podcast we explore all facets of this unique local food system.

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