Rise and Shine! Today we look at some of the most essential elements of a satisfying breakfast.

Episode 71 | June 19, 2009

Episode 71: Breakfast by Distillations Podcast

You’ve likely heard a million times that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Luckily, it's also arguably the most delicious! On today’s show, we take a look at the ingredient responsible for perfectly spreadable fruit preserves. Next we debate the merits of baking with butter vs. oil. And finally, producer Rebecca Sheir visits Rise and Shine Bakery in Anchorage, Alaska, to learn how to make sourdough bread. Chemical Agent: Pectin.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:31 Introduction
01:21 Chemical Agent: Pectin
03:34 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Butter vs. Oil
06:37 Feature: Making Sourdough Bread
11:00 Closing Credits


This show was written and researched by Audra Wolfe.

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from the PodSafe Music Network. Additional music includes "Big Butter and Egg Man From Way Down South," by Yamomanem, and “Jazz Breakfast,” by Gecko 3.

This week’s image is “Sunny Side Up,” uploaded to Flickr by Phillie Casablanca.