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How A Food Emoji Gets Made

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Mar 24, 2017

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In the early days of emoji, there were only a few. Now there are hundreds, with more added each year. But how do new ones get selected? And who decides what they look like?

Food52's Kenzi Wilbur set out to find answers on her podcast, Burnt Toast. And she went a step further -- She tried to get her own dream emoji added to phones around the world.

So is the pie emoji coming soon to a phone near you? And what can a deep dive into the process of emoji selection tell us about cultural differences around food?

This week we're featuring an episode of Burnt Toast in its entirety. Check it out and make sure you listen to their other episodes, including one about the history of the Kit Kat jingle.

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Some interstitial music in this episode by Black Label Music:

- "Mellophone" by JT Bates

- "Steady" by Cullen Fitzpatrick

- "Dreamin'" by Erick Anderson

- "Hound Dog" by Jason Mickelson

Image: Emojipedia

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