Elaine's Cooking For The Soul

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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.
Hope this returns for another season. It's oddly relaxing for a post-apocalyptic cooking podcast.
I absolutely adore this show! The acting and writing are incredible and, though I was afraid it would hit a little too close to home in these times, it has such a light touch and makes me feel comforted with each episode. Definitely a five-star show!
Love it, love it, love it! The world is so well realised in this show. Each episode kind of stands alone, but a whole narrative is also unfolding behind it all. Wonderful work!
It's so charming and each of the guests are distinct and funny. A fantastic execution of a fantastic show concept.
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!
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!
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Podcast Details

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

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