In 2005, Chef Mark Tafoya decided to give a little thing called “podcasting” a try. His encyclopedic brain and wanderlust compelled him to explore micro-regional cuisines from around the world, and his background as a Broadway actor made it a natural fit to start creating shows about his interests.
In 2006, he and Jennifer decided they could really do something with that idea, and in a creative burst, curated and launched the Culinary Podcast Network™ — the world’s first food podcast channel — in 36 hours. Chef Mark reached out to all the podcasters whose shows he loved, they put it all together, and launched to press coverage around the country.
Jennifer’s show Food Philosophy launched soon after, as they were approached by PodShow (founded by “Podfather” Adam Curry) to become part of their all-star lineup with some of the first digital media sponsors like GoDaddy, Barilla and Hamilton Beach. Soon their shows were featured on Sirius satellite radio.