The Adam Ragusea Podcast

By Adam Ragusea

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Andrew
 Mar 20, 2022
Adam is a great personality and I enjoy his down-to-earth outlook on whatever he happens to be talking about. Great podcast!

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YouTube cook Adam Ragusea offers his weekly views on food and life, and has conversations with cooks, farmers, food scholars, other YouTubers, and anybody else interesting who eats.

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Ask Adam: Is diet soda bad? Why do Westerners use forks? What's up with your 'explaining' voice? (E16)
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Jul 02, 2022
Ask Adam: Is breakfast important? Salad AFTER dinner? Future of fake meat? (E15)
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Thanks to Indeed for sponsoring this episode! Start hiring NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/RAGUSEA. Offer good for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. Need to hire? You need Indeed. 00:20 Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? 12:04 When will fake meat be fully accepted? 22:32 Is it healthier when Italians eat salad after the main course, rather than before? 36:35 Did you move from Georgia to Tennessee for tax purposes?
Jun 25, 2022
The actual science of the "industrial seed oil" panic (E14)
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Thanks to Tippsy Sake for sponsoring this episode! Use code ADAM 10% off all products, and code ADAM30 for $30 off your first Sake Box: https://www.tippsysake.com/discount/ADAM This episode summarizes a scholarly exchange in the journal Advances in Nutrition regarding polyunsaturated fats (such as those obtained from "industrial seed oils) and their impact on human health. We begin with this 2021 paper by Dr. Glen Lawrence: "The Saturated Fat-Unsaturated Oil Dilemma: Relations of Dietary Fatty Acids and Serum Cholesterol, Atherosclerosis, Inflammation, Cancer, and All-Cause Mortality": https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33693484/ Next is this letter-the-editor rebutting Lawrence's paper by Dr. Martha Belury, Dr. Emilio Ros and Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, "Weighing Evidence of the Role of Saturated and Unsaturated Fats and Human Health": https://academic.oup.com/advances/article-abstract/13/2/686/6556254 And this rebuttal letter by Dr. Jeff Moore: "The Dietary Guidelines Are Correct: Saturated Fat Should Be Limited and Replaced with the Proposed Alternatives to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality": https://academic.oup.com/advances/article-abstract/13/2/688/6556255 Finally, Dr. Lawrence's rebuttal to the rebuttals: "Reply to MA Belury et al. and J Moore": https://academic.oup.com/advances/article-abstract/13/2/690/6556307 Here's an earlier (2018) scholarly article on this subject that I found to be very helpful general background: "Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health: evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance": https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6053258/ 00:00 Introduction 04:07 Definitions of key terms and other background 17:58 Why the panic is spreading 29:39 Deep dive on the science
Jun 18, 2022
Ask Adam: Is eating cholesterol actually bad? Why are cold fries so gross? Is there fiber that's not gross? (E13)
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Thank you to Future for sponsoring this episode! Work with a fitness coach who will keep you accountable. Try your first month for $19: https://tryfuture.co/AdamRagusea 00:10 Is dietary cholesterol actually bad for you? 14:17 How can I eat more fiber that isn't gross? 16:10 Why are cold french fries so gross, and is there a good way to reheat them? 36:08 What's up with your orange measuring cups? 40:18 Can we preserve ethnic identity through food as we get more ethnically mixed?
Jun 11, 2022
Ask Adam: Brits dumping metric? Why is white bread white? Best cookware for the car? (E12)
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Thanks to Surfshark for sponsoring this episode! Get Surfshark VPN at https://Surfshark.deals/adamragusea — Enter promo code ADAMRAGUSEA for 83% off + 3 extra months & Antivirus for free! 00:00 Is the UK really going back to imperial measurements? 18:26 Best cooking gear if you're living in a car 26:55 Is fresh-ground black pepper really better than pre-ground? 37:31 If whole grains are better, why do we refine them into white flour, white rice, etc?
Jun 04, 2022
Restaurant menus and the art of persuasion (E11)
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"Mountain yam, caramelized white chocolate, popcorn, coconut." That's an actual restaurant dessert documented by Dr. Alison Pearlman in her book, "May We Suggest: Restaurant Menus and the Art of Persuasion." Check her out on the podcast, and check out her book: https://www.agatepublishing.com/9781572842601/may-we-suggest/ Also on this episode of the pod, some more oddities from the book of 19th- and early-20th century menus I've been obsessing over, such as "diced buttered toast in cream." 00:00 Introduction 02:20 Dr. Pearlman on the how menus persuade 29:38 More oddities from historic menus 44:17 Failure of the week: the jammy egg
May 28, 2022
Ask Adam: Carbon steel seasoning, why Adam left TikTok, Papa John's fail (E10)
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Thanks to Honey for sponsoring this episode! Get Honey FREE now and start saving when you shop online: https://www.joinhoney.com/raguseashow 00:04 Why can't I season my carbon steel pan? 13:33 Why are you into bodybuilding? 26:55 Failure of the week: Trusting Papa John's 29:34 Why did you stop posting to TikTok? 41:26 How is sound visualized?
May 21, 2022
Ask Adam: What's wrong with American bread? Advice for picky eaters? Russian food boycott? (E9)
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Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! The first 1,000 people to use this link will get a 1 month free trial: https://skl.sh/adamragusea05221 Thanks to Helix Sleep for sponsoring this episode! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows: https://helixsleep.com/ragusea 00.10 Why does American bread spoil faster than German bread? 15:51 Advice for encouraging picky eaters to try things? 30:29 Tomato sauce or gravy? 35:03 Failure of the week: No one is listening 41:19 Thoughts on Ukraine invasion? Should we boycott Russian food?
May 14, 2022
Why calorie counts are wrong, and what to do about it (E8)
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On the pod this week, a conversation with Dr. Giles Yeo, obesity researcher at Cambridge University and author of "Why Calories Don't Count: How We Got the Science of Weight Loss Wrong": https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Why-Calories-Dont-Count/Giles-Yeo/9781643138275 00:00 Intro 02:52 Interview with Dr. Yeo 25:11 Fix it in the mix: a music metaphor about diets 46:45 Failure of the week: about that chicken sandwich...
May 07, 2022
Ask Adam: Cotton candy flavor, Trader Joe's, and why recipes call for HOT pans (E7)
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Thanks to Trade Coffee for sponsoring this episode! Trade is offering new subscribers a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping: https://drinktrade.com/adamshow 00:00 Why cotton candy does just taste like sugar 03:30 Why do pan manufacturers advise medium heat while recipe writers advise high heat? 21:00 What one experience should everybody have before turning 30? 26:49 Are you tired of hearing Rocky Top yet? 27:54 New rules for submitting questions 31:32 Opinions on Trader Joe's? 37:44 How do you block out negativity while being receptive to criticism? 49:15 Failure of the week: the green meatballs 54:21 What's a "foreign" dish that has disappointed you?
Apr 30, 2022
Greg Doucette on cooking for lean muscle | coke syrup and the composer (E6)
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Thanks to Helix Sleep for sponsoring this episode! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows: https://helixsleep.com/ragusea Thanks to Coach Greg Doucette for being on the show! Check him out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/gregdoucette And check out Greg's Ultimate Anabolic Cookbook: https://www.gregdoucette.com/products/cookbook-2
Apr 23, 2022
What even are GMOs? What even is processed food? (E5)
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00:08 What even are GMOs? Have any foods NOT been genetically modified in some way? 11:14 What even is processed food? 12:10 How do you minimize waste in the kitchen? 15:01 How do you keep to your nutrition and exercise goals for fitness? 18:52 A vegan dish to impress non-vegans? 21:26 Failure of the week — getting angry at people for being upset 25:46 How do you cope with embarrassment? 31:17 Combination microwave-convection "speed" ovens? 33:32 Have your feelings about Billy Joel changed since you made that podcast about him? Right now I'm taking questions in the reviews for this show on the Apple Podcasts app. Leaving a real rating and review there helps other people find the show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-adam-ragusea-podcast/id1611666380
Apr 16, 2022
Brian Lagerstrom reveals pro bread secrets | On carbs and the feeling of hunger (E4)
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Thanks to Vessi for sponsoring this episode! Click https://vessi.com/ADAM and use my code ADAM for $25 off each pair of adult Vessi shoes! Free shipping to CA, US, AUS, NZ, JP, TW, KR, SGP Thanks to Trade Coffee for sponsoring this episode! Trade is offering new subscribers a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping: https://drinktrade.com/adamshow Thanks to Brian Lagerstrom  for being on the show! Subscribe to his channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WeedsSardines
Apr 09, 2022
His name is Andong | Still on the fence about cast iron? (E3)
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Thanks to Vessi for sponsoring this episode! Click https://vessi.com/ and use my code ADAM for $25 off each pair of Vessi shoes! Free shipping to CA, US, AUS, NZ, JP, TW, KR, SGP. Thanks to Helix Sleep for sponsoring this episode! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows: https://helixsleep.com/ragusea Thanks to My Name is Andong for being on the show! Subscribe to him on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/mynameisandong
Apr 02, 2022
Olive face I The Biggest Night (E2)
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Mar 26, 2022
Doomed to failure | Obi & Salma from Middle Eats (E1)
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Mar 19, 2022
Dorian Yates Drumsticks (E0)
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I make a bodybuilding metaphor about poultry and somehow turn it into a trailer for my new podcast, coming in March!
Feb 25, 2022