Hey, guys! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted but I promise, I have been keeping busy. Between a crazy hectic school semester and moving in with my grandparents, it seems like everything has been topsy-turvy lately. Thankfully, one thing has been keeping my feet on the ground. That thing, of course, would be cooking!
Despite not posting more regularly, I’m still writing… and trying to find the ideal balance between blogging and my life outside of blogging.
That said, why not add another ball into my juggling act! Welcome to SoundCloud and welcome to my culinary podcast, The Foodie Forecast!
This semester I enrolled in a podcasting class at my university and that was amazing. Naturally, the final project was to create a series of edited podcasts on any topic of choice. Because cuisine and all things foodie plague my every thought and dictate my every action, I thought a culinary-based podcast would be an über cool thing to do!
But would the topic of food translate properly when described through an auditory medium?
Contrary to what I thought, it is perfectly possible to delight the senses and make listeners’ taste buds water without showing them an image of a sprinkled chocolate ganache cupcake.
However, I was amazed at the many culinary podcasts that use food to teach history, explain heartache, or even share personal experiences. Food podcasts aren’t just about restaurant reviews or cookbook rants. There is potential for these podcasts to really engage all kinds of listeners. Essentially, if you’ve got a stomach, a food-based podcast could easily appeal to you.
In my research, I came across several funky series like Snacky Tunes, a podcast hosted by brothers Darin and Greg Bresnitz that melds food and music into a lively and cultural discussion with chefs and up and coming bands.
I also really enjoyed Gastropodcast, hosted by Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley. This cool podcast creates a discussion around food but through a scientific and historic frame.
So, taking into account the various successful podcasters out there, I decided that food would be at the forefront of my series, but in what capacity? What could I share with food enthusiasts that would be engaging and out-of-the-box? Maybe my answer could be found in the questions that I was asking…
What about food news? Had it been done before? I don’t know. To be honest, probably. But, my podcasts were sure to be different. We all have our own voice, right?
And just like that, The Foodie Forecast was created! I, too, am now on SoundCloud, a medium that I never thought I’d publish on, once reserved only for listening to up-and-coming rappers and vocalists.
But, mediums like SoundCloud and Spotify are elevating pod
casting. They’re taking over, and with good reason. At our core, we are an auditory society. Though tech has made immerse advancements in how we communicate with others, we’re starting to return back to basics.
Hearing vs. seeing.
Different? For sure.
More effective? You be the judge!
In my four part series, I tackle several current issues circulating in the foodie sphere. From fall food trends to cannabis cuisine, veganism to culinary innovation, there’s a lot going on in the foodie verse.
Did you know that DNA diets are actually a thing? What about vegan millennials changing the food industry?
I learned so much creating these podcasts and I can’t wait to share them with you! Click on the link below and let me know what you think!