Mystery Recipe

Podcast review by Molly Jackel, Common Sense Media
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age 5+

Fun, educational cooking pod fosters curiosity, acceptance.

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First season great - second season not so much

The first season of this podcast we were all hooked! My sons loved listening and learning all about the ingredients involved in the mystery recipe and the different segments of each episode were really well done. We love learning about food and we were excited to have found a well made podcast on just this topic that was engaging, funny and educational. We were all pumped to listen to season two when without warning the podcast added a new pot holder character that identifies as gender-neutral with they/them pronouns and the entire season seemed to focus on driving this lesson home and the sensitivity around this topic. I didn’t really understand why a podcast about learning about food was so heavily fixated on this topic and it really ruined it for me. They also introduce the topic of racism and segregation which at least made more sense in relation to food in historical context, but if I’m going to talk to my kids about sensitive topics as part of a lighthearted cooking podcast, a little warning would be appreciated - both of these topics took me completely by surprise. It went from a fun and food-rich learning experience for all ages to pushing some sort of social agenda.

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