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I want to eat churros.

What's doughy and fried and oh so delicious with hot chocolate? Churros!!! In today's big podcast learn all of the many ways to enjoy this tasty treat!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: Describing_food

Published: November 03, 2015

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Diet Coke

Snap! Fizz! Glug Glug! There's nothing like a cold bottle of cola to get you going! And diet soda's even better! Today in the big podcast, we're talking diet coke. In the lesson learn to request your favorite sodi-pop made to your specifications....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: food
Function: making_requests

Published: August 07, 2015

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Can You Recommend a Restaurant?

Chosing a restaurant in a neighborhood you don't know can often be pretty hard. It all looks good, but is it actually good? Make sure you know how to stop a local and ask for the inside scoop with this lesson....

Host: Jason, Erika
Grammar: Preparar

Published: May 01, 2015

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She hates potatoes

Ah, the wondrous potato-- a root whose spelling confounds our politicians and otherwise delights our tummies. That is some of our tummies... Today's podcast is all about potatoes! Learn to describe different potato dishes if you're a fan or express distaste if you're not....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: food

Published: January 28, 2015

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Picnic

Get your wicker basket, strawberries, cream and finger foods ready! Today in the big podcast we're going on a picnic. In the lesson, learn important vocabulary for assembling the perfect picnic feast!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: food
Function: food, making_lists

Published: January 19, 2015

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Too Salty

We have been slaving all day over a hot stove to cook up this lesson about tomato soup, and you're not leaving this table until it's all gone!  In the big podcast today, you'll learn how to complain about how something tastes in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: food

Published: December 31, 2014

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Breakfast at the Hotel

First-time visitors to Mexico are often surprised; that basket of delicious-looking rolls and pastries that's sitting on your table when you sit down to a hotel breakfast?  They're not free!  They are, however, delicious.  Today in the big podcast, aspiring Spanish learners will see how to deal with...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: travel, food, hotel
Function: warning

Published: December 05, 2014

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Do you want to share?

Today in the big podcast, we're sharing a plate of tortilla chip goodness, with melted cheese, jalapeños....  With a snack so good, this is no time to be selfish!  Learn how to split an appetizer in Spanish in today's crunchy, zesty, Mexi-licious lesson.  Mmm, nachos......

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: October 15, 2014

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Wine at Dinner

Are you that guy?  Are you the guy who when tasting wine, checks for color, leg, takes a noisy slurp of wine, chews it, and then looks thoughtfully before saying  something like, "blackberries... chocolate... and night time!"  Is that you?  Or are you the one at the other end of the table, throwing ...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: choosing_a_wine

Published: September 08, 2014

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Sold Out

Raised, cake, devil's food, old-fashioned buttermilk, jelly-filled, custard-filled...  That's right, my friends, it's doughnut time, and in this lesson we'll hear how to ask for doughnuts in Spanish, for those Mexican mornings when your blood sugar needs a jump start.  Later in the podcast, we'll di...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: food

Published: September 03, 2014

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Let's Have a Snack

Not hungry?  Irrelevant... I can always eat.  In today's lesson we'll talk about snacks and snack food, and we'll talk about chorizo, both the Spanish kind and the Mexican kind.  Mmmm.......

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: food

Published: August 08, 2014

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Too Spicy

Some like it hot!  And then again, some don't.  In today's lesson, we'll talk about spicy food, a topic you may or may not have to deal with when traveling through the Spanish-speaking world.  So tie that napkin around your neck, and have a quart of ice cream standing by; this lesson is going to be ...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: food, spice
Function: serving_food

Published: July 11, 2014

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She's a Vegetarian

Eat meat, they used to say, sticks to your ribs.  Nowadays, though, not everybody chooses to eat meat.  Today's lesson deals with a vegetarian, a vegetarian who's eaten but hungry again.  For some, like the people in our dialog, that might be a problem, but for others, it's another excuse to eat aga...

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: June 20, 2014

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Smells Good

Nothing more tempting than a fresh, warm chocolate-chip cookie; nothing more painful than the second degree tongue burn caused by molten chocolate.  Cookie burn:  one of the great dangers of the modern age.  In today's lesson, we'll hear how to approach this delicate topic... in Spanish!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: food, danger

Published: June 18, 2014

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What Do We Have to Eat?

It's time to eat! Now wash your hands and get your stomach ready for....what? A salad????...

Topic: food, hungry
Grammar: tener
Host: Cynthia, Jason

Published: May 23, 2014

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More Meatballs

You can have them with pasta, in sandwiches, in soups... mmm... if albóndigas--meatballs--are not a part of your Spanish language learning experience yet... well they can be!  In today's lesson, you'll hear how to say this word, as well as how to break it to your auntie that maybe you've had enough....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: food
Function: making_excuses

Published: March 21, 2014

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Tapas

Bacalao, olives, calamari, tortilla! Just a few of the many offerings on any tapas menu! In today's podcast learn how to order yourself a few servings of these tasty Mediterranean treats! Don't miss out! This lesson is deelish!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: food
Function: ordering_food

Published: March 19, 2014

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Ceviche

Today in SpanishPod you are in for a delicious lesson about Ceviche. If you haven't had one before, listen to this podcast and start craving for one....

Host: Liliana, Marco
Topic: food

Published: February 07, 2014

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Gone Bad

Remember the casserole you made and never ate... Don't eat it now! Give it to science! Today's big podcast is about things going bad. In the lesson learn to discuss things that have lost their freshness and express disgust....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: food

Published: February 05, 2014

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Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is a classic. Do you know where it comes from? Listen to our lesson and learn more about healthy eating in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, Yenny
Topic: food

Published: January 20, 2014

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Making a Sandwich

How someone makes a sandwich can tell you a lot about that person. Some people prefer white bread, others wheat, some want turkey or ham, while others cheese! So many options for something so simple. Today's show will teach you about the art of making sandwiches....

Host: Liliana, Marco
Topic: food
Function: cooking

Published: November 25, 2013

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Olive Oil

Today we are talking about olive oil. Olive oil is very healthy and is now widely used for cooking. Where does it come from Spain or Portugal? Come and join the discussion....

Host: Liliana, Yenny
Topic: food

Published: September 09, 2013

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Seafood Allergies

Seafood is delicious for some but for others can be deadly. Sometimes shrimp can shut your throat or it can give you a rash. In today's lesson we will you  about an allergic reaction that could happen to you!...

Host: Liliana, Marco
Topic: food, allergies

Published: August 23, 2013

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At the Bakery

We love the smell of fresh bread. Today's lesson we are taking you inside a bakery and helping you order some bred in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, Marco
Topic: shopping, food

Published: August 16, 2013

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I Am Allergic

Allergies; they're nothing to sneeze at. If you or someone you know has a peanut allergy, this lesson should be part of your emergency kit, if you're traveling in the Spanish-speaking world.  It may just save you a trip to the hospital, or at least a jab with an EpiPen!...

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: June 14, 2013

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Maybe Next Time

We all love getting asked to dinner, especially when they offer to treat! But let's face it, we're not always feeling up to it. Today, we'll learn how to graciously decline an offer for dinner... as well as how to try to talk that person into coming along, in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, JP
Grammar: ‘por’

Published: May 29, 2013

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Exotic Fruit

Exotic fruits have different and interesting tastes. Today we will talk about fruits coming from Latin America. We hope you have heard of some that will be mentioned in the lesson. If you haven´t then thats even better! Now you can look for them and taste them!...

Host: Liliana, Marco
Topic: fruit, food
Grammar: Preterite

Published: March 08, 2013

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Healthy Diet

Dieting is a perennial topic in books and media. Sometimes it seems like there's a different fad diet for everyone! Today we learn about some people who prefer being a little chubby (and happy) over suffering for the perfect body!...

Host: Liliana, Marco

Published: January 04, 2013

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Who Ate My Sandwich?

Deli cold cuts, lettuce, tomato, special sauce... you had it all prepared when poof! It disappears! No need to loose your cool, however! In today's big lesson, learn the language you will need to find out who ate your sandwich!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: food
Grammar: comer

Published: August 01, 2012

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Credit Card

You know what they say, "There's no such thing as a free lunch."  When the meal is over, it's time to ask for the check, the bill, the damage, the bad news...  Whatever you choose to call it, you gotta pay it!  I hope the guy in today's lesson carries some cash with him......

Host: Liliana, JP
Grammar: disculpar

Published: July 11, 2012

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Where Are You Going to Eat?

I can forgive people for being indecisive... unless they're standing between me and my next meal! Today's Spanish lesson has someone who needs help deciding where his next meal is coming from....

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans
Topic: food
Grammar: con

Published: June 18, 2012

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Pepper

Spice up your life! Today's big lesson is all about pepper. Learn to request this and other condiments as well as to express lack. It's red hot!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: food, spices
Function: discussing_food
Grammar: faltar

Published: June 18, 2012

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Cooking

Today we are cooking, and it smells delicious! Come on over to the SpanishPod kitchen and join us as we prepare a nice dinner for two... not three!...

Host: Liliana, Marco
Topic: food, cooking
Function: cooking, food
Grammar: bien

Published: June 18, 2012

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Eating Crab

Do you like crab? It can be hard to eat but it's so good! Today's lesson we talk about seafood, specially crab. We hope you are not allergic to seafood because this lesson is very fishy!...

Host: Liliana, Marco
Topic: food, seafood
Grammar: me

Published: June 18, 2012

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Minibar

It's the torment and delight of any hotel stay! The minibar! Today's lesson is all about minibars! In today's lesson learn important vocab for discussing these contents and decry outrageous costs....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: food, hotel
Grammar: carísimo

Published: June 18, 2012

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