Elaine's Cooking For The Soul

A Fiction podcast
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ELAINE'S COOKING FOR THE SOUL is a post-apocalyptic cooking podcast. This sci-fi comedy series is hosted by Elaine Martínez, DDS, in her dental clinic. Each week she brings on a guest to cook up a shelf-stable, nutrient-dense recipe to share with the survivors of the recent nuclear event. The recipes are real, the world is fictional...for now. Written by Allison Slice and featuring Rosa Delgado as Elaine.
16 episodes
Since I'm first to review, can I have dibs on this podcast? No take-backsies. I love love love this podcast. It's charming and hilarious and I'm pretty sure you can actually make the recipes. Elaine is perfect, all the characters are fun to spend time with, and the writing and production are enviably wonderful. Dig in and enjoy!
Maybe it's odd to say this, but this post-apocalyptic show has brought me so much comfort and hope these past few weeks. It's also brought some amazing recipes into my life! It has the cadence of an NPR cooking show but the worldbuilding of, like Terminator meets V for Vendetta--it's crazy that it works as well as it does! For a show that can be as dark as it is about the future (and present) of humanity, it has an unshakeable core of hope and resilience. Whenever Elaine signs off with her signature "not crying, hugging you" it truly does feel like she's talking to me, not pretending the world isn't falling apart, but reassuring me that people care and my enjoyment of life (and food) still matters, and it's really what I think we all need to hear. Couldn't love it more.
This show is consistently amazing. Funny, funny, funny and slyly subversive. The humor is as dry as bone meal in this breezy cooking show where existential dread is just a measuring spoon away. It's really not like anything else out there currently. Smart and unusual in the way that Welcome to Night Vale is. Give it a listen!

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Nov 1st, 2019
Latest Episode
May 23rd, 2020
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