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The Fridge Light

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The Fridge Light

The Fridge Light

CBC Podcasts

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Join top food writer Chris Nuttall-Smith for an obsessive, fascinating journey through the hidden stories of the things we eat. Each episode chows down on one food phenomenon, revealing the unexpected cultural ingredients. Part science, part business, part psychology — always fresh and delicious.

Latest Episodes

Catch of the Day

How one of the strangest, and frankly blandest-tasting animals you’ll ever encounter, might just be exactly the fish the planet needs.

39 MIN2017 DEC 20
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Catch of the Day

Blank Slate

Tofu: vegetarian superfood or toxin-ridden poison? (Spoiler alert: it's neither!)

33 MIN2017 DEC 12
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Blank Slate

Chew Chew

The sticky story of how gum conquered our planet — and why today it’s fighting just to survive.

35 MIN2017 DEC 5
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Chew Chew

Gutsy

Prebiotic. Probiotic. These labels are popping up on all sorts of food products, but do they actually help your intestines do their thing?

37 MIN2017 NOV 28
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Gutsy

You'll Have Another

What are the invisible forces that determine what's in your drink?

27 MIN2017 NOV 21
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You'll Have Another

Snack Time

Can the Fridge Light team choose, once and for all, the greatest snack of all time? We find out at our first ever live show, recorded at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival.

49 MIN2017 NOV 8
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Snack Time

Billion Dollar Baby: the rise and fall of Orbitz

The untold inside story of Orbitz -- the weirdest drink of the 1990s, and maybe the single worst beverage launch of all time. Doomed to failure, or way ahead of its time?

44 MIN2017 NOV 1
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Billion Dollar Baby: the rise and fall of Orbitz

Green Gold

Lettuce: the invisible forces that turned rabbit food into the world’s first seasonless produce.

38 MIN2017 OCT 24
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Green Gold

So Saucy

Sauce: it’s identity in a bottle, with a side order of culture and commerce.

38 MIN2017 OCT 18
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So Saucy

The Rest of the Pig

From bacon to guanciale, North Americans love their pork. But even with today’s nose-to-tail approach to eating, there is still plenty left over after the butcher is done. So what happens to the rest of the pig?

35 MIN2017 OCT 10
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The Rest of the Pig

Latest Episodes

Catch of the Day

How one of the strangest, and frankly blandest-tasting animals you’ll ever encounter, might just be exactly the fish the planet needs.

39 MIN2017 DEC 20
Comments
Catch of the Day

Blank Slate

Tofu: vegetarian superfood or toxin-ridden poison? (Spoiler alert: it's neither!)

33 MIN2017 DEC 12
Comments
Blank Slate

Chew Chew

The sticky story of how gum conquered our planet — and why today it’s fighting just to survive.

35 MIN2017 DEC 5
Comments
Chew Chew

Gutsy

Prebiotic. Probiotic. These labels are popping up on all sorts of food products, but do they actually help your intestines do their thing?

37 MIN2017 NOV 28
Comments
Gutsy

You'll Have Another

What are the invisible forces that determine what's in your drink?

27 MIN2017 NOV 21
Comments
You'll Have Another

Snack Time

Can the Fridge Light team choose, once and for all, the greatest snack of all time? We find out at our first ever live show, recorded at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival.

49 MIN2017 NOV 8
Comments
Snack Time

Billion Dollar Baby: the rise and fall of Orbitz

The untold inside story of Orbitz -- the weirdest drink of the 1990s, and maybe the single worst beverage launch of all time. Doomed to failure, or way ahead of its time?

44 MIN2017 NOV 1
Comments
Billion Dollar Baby: the rise and fall of Orbitz

Green Gold

Lettuce: the invisible forces that turned rabbit food into the world’s first seasonless produce.

38 MIN2017 OCT 24
Comments
Green Gold

So Saucy

Sauce: it’s identity in a bottle, with a side order of culture and commerce.

38 MIN2017 OCT 18
Comments
So Saucy

The Rest of the Pig

From bacon to guanciale, North Americans love their pork. But even with today’s nose-to-tail approach to eating, there is still plenty left over after the butcher is done. So what happens to the rest of the pig?

35 MIN2017 OCT 10
Comments
The Rest of the Pig
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