Woman's Hour, which my fiancé is convinced conveys subliminal messages while I'm sleeping, making me cook nice dinners for him!)
Anyway, a few of the podcasts I listen to are food-related. Here are my top 4.
4) Cooking with Paula McIntyre
This is a podcast of a radio show from BBC Radio Ulster. I like it because it's interesting and it's only 10 minutes long (the internet killed my attention span a long time ago), but I could never cook the recipes from it because I can't deal with audio instructions. It's something to do with the way I learn and the way I take in information: for example, if someone gives me verbal directions to a specific destination, I will find it very difficult to follow them; however, I can read a map just fine. You may well find this method of instruction suits you though, in which case, why not give it a go?
3) Food Philosophy
Food Philosophy do a mixture of video and audio podcasts at varying lengths. They're very American (for some reason Americans sound even more American in a purely auditory medium) - my favourite episode was when they were in Scotland marvelling at their "Scottish" breakfast of sausage, tomato, eggs, beans and black pudding. Only amusing if you're British, I suppose.
2) Spilled Milk
This is the podcast from Molly Wizenberg of http://orangette.blogspot.com/ and Matthew Amster-Burton of http://www.rootsandgrubs.com/. It is truly hilarious and no episode so far has failed to make me Laugh Out Loud. Matthew and Molly have a great sense of humour and a great on-air chemistry. I recommend all foodies should listen to this because it is about food and laughter, and what could be more endearing than that? I also love learning about the weird American food I've never heard of: I spent most of the 'Milkshakes' episode wondering what the hell a 'malt shake' was. I'm still not entirely sure, but I definitely want to try one.
1) The Food Programme
I was so excited when BBC Radio 4 began doing a podcast of The Food Programme, because I was very rarely able to listen to it when it was broadcast, and inevitably forgot to 'Listen Again' online. Now all the hassle of remembering stuff is taken away, as it automatically downloads to my Zune software. Obviously this does not have the amusement factor of some of the other podcasts on this list, but for me it is must-listen radio for its informative and fascinating items, tackling subjects as diverse as school dinners, breadmaking, tea and cheese (the programme on cheese was particularly fantastic - there was a story about a guy who risked going to jail for importing French cheese into Australia!).
If anyone has any other food-related podcasts to recommend, I'd love to hear your suggestions; not that that will make it any easier for me to catch up on my podcasts! Still, I am never short of things to listen to.