Spilled Milk

By Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton

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Every week on Spilled Milk, writers/comedians Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton start with a food-related topic, from apples to winter squash, and run with it as far as they can go—and, regrettably, sometimes further.

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Episode 488: Congee / Jook
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Today we meet cute and crush you with love as we extol the wisdom of Harold McGee and discover what is controlling Molly's congee consumption. Our very special guest, Hetty McKinnon "The Rogue Cook", shares her stories of jook past and encourages us to break kitchen rules.  Transcript Spilled Milk Live! Congee Character Hetty McKinnon Peddler Journal The House Specials Podcasts To Asia with Love cookbook Brown rice and quinoa congee with shiitake and ginger Hetty McKinnon's brown rice congee with chilli oil and crispy kale Fiona the baby hippo Steady Holiday’s Tiny Desk Concert Min Jin Lee in NYT See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 06, 2021
Episode 487: Mozzarella Sticks
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Today we wander the halls of depressing cuisine and end up in the dungeons. As we wander, we wonder: What is a snack? Are The Great Lakes actually great? Where did all the elephant ears go? Then we finally we discuss stretchable fried dough, pastry coffins and much more. This episode is stamped: Seasoned Breadcrumbs! Transcript Spilled Milk Live! Dio - Holy Diver (Official Music Video) Food.com recipe Giada de Laurentiis recipe Bon Appetit’s recipe Sugar gliders Black Mountain Radio Podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 29, 2021
Episode 486: Korean Rice Cakes / Tteok
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Welcome to the next installment of The Rice Cakes Trilogy where we discuss gleaming robes, borax and fake origin stories. We are joined by special guest Michelle Zauner who explains the sensuality of raw salmon and a new way to eat Cheetos. Finally, we discover just how many life lessons we can learn from meerkats.  Transcript Spilled Milk Live! Michelle Zauner Virtual Book Tour "Crying in H Mart" by Michelle Zauner Japanese Breakfast   Single "Be Sweet" Pitchfork article Tteokbokki Town Aaron and Claire Maangchi Za’atar Cacio e Pepe from Ottolenghi Meerkats Cissy’s Art Cafe stickers Point of Origin   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 22, 2021
Episode 485: Cheese and Crackers
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🎵 Tree frogs in bedrooms and cheddar in preschool! Sailors and whalers and wisdom of WOTSL! These are a few of our favorite things! 🎵 Today we discuss this snack for the ages and debate going fishing with Ed and Bob as we wonder who names these things and redefine "Ritz Bitz". Transcript Live Show! Baluchistan pygmy jerboa Sonoko Sakai Cooking Classes Japanese Home Cooking Good Talk by Mara Jacob   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 15, 2021
Episode 484: Bell Peppers
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Today we work on our dramatic biting skills and try to joke about public services retirement credit as we discover what its like inside Molly's mouth. We decide that fajitas are fun and that this episode is mildly interesting, but We Never Laugh at Bell Peppers! Be sure to stick around for Matthew's Movie Reviews and a new workout idea. Transcript Live Show Online! Rosy Maple Moth Memorial by Bryan Washington  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 08, 2021
Episode 483: Chicken Nuggets
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Get curated with us and discover your nuggets. Today we meet Wolverine and Johnny Scissorhands as we encounter reconstituted chicken product, get into some classic tangents and invent a new game. Transcript Molly's Workshop - Taking Happiness Seriously Nico the baby seal (start at 5:00) Why Won't You Date Me with Nicole Byer @chinatownpretty See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 01, 2021
Episode 482: Rice Cakes
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Today's show is shot from a gun and involves much casual interweaving. As we discuss rice cakes, we wonder if this is a diet thing and is there a top and a bottom? With the help of niblicks, metal depressions and dewlaps we reach a conclusion on how to know if your kid is a serial killer and what is a legit snack. Neither None nor All. Transcript "The Rise and Fall of the Quaker Rice Cake"   Cocoa Puff, a Flemish giant rabbit Now but Wow! The Food Truck Scholar Podcast  The Book of Delights by Ross Gay    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 25, 2021
Episode 481: Puffed Products
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Today we dive deep into the concept of popcorn as we discuss these extruded snack things. We miss sofa naps as we wonder how edible a mesh bag is and how many segments an arthropod has. Always Real and NO substitutions! Transcript How Popchips are made  Cute Animal  Dumpling the Puffer Fish  Now but Wow! The Book of Delights by Ross Gay   Add to Cart Podcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 18, 2021
Episode 480: Knife Skills
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Today we go to The Trouble and become fire curious as we discuss carrot cubes, chimney sweeps and knife skills. By the shores of Peach Creek and Silver Lake, we get into some mince mocking and wonder if Sexy is actually Back. As we always say: Comfy Knife Comfy Life! Transcript FANTI Podcast  Knife Skills video    Molly's Knives RyuSen Blazen santoku knife German Breakfast Knife    Matthew's Knives Masamoto VG10, 240mm  Tojiro DP Honesuki    Cute Animal - Sneezing quokka   Now but Wow! Twilight's Kiss  Victoria Monét’s single F.U.C.K. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 11, 2021
Episode 479: Fish Sauce
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Welcome to The Adventures of Jim Sandwich and Ocean Scumby! Today we wonder what 79 would mean as we learn that fish sauce is much more than it smells. We welcome special guest Pailin Chongchitnant back to the show and a dark secret is revealed before we debate cuteness levels. Transcript Matthew's second-ever published food article Giant River Otter of South America Red Boat Fish Sauce  Squid Fish Sauce  Mega Chef Fish Sauce  Tom Yum Soup Corn Cucumber Salad Hot Thai Kitchen  Pailin's Kitchen  Molly's Butternut Squash Soup Julia Child's Souffle  Sweet and Spicy Pepper Stew  A Pho Love Story  Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 04, 2021
Episode 478: Scones
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Get ready to pull em out and warm em up. We're coming to you straight from Matthew's bed where we learn about difficult doughs, Old Earth and Hotels from Yore and Yonder. Welcome to Spilled Milk: Unscripted. Transcript Matthew's Scones  Orangette Scones blog post  Scottish Scones Oat Scones  Whole Wheat Date Scones  Cute Animal Purple swamphen Chef/activist Clarence Kwan’s antiracist zine “Chinese Protest Recipes” @thegodofcookery   Money Ha Ha Podcast Amazonians See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 25, 2021
Episode 477: Peanuts
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Today we visit The Boil Belt and cross a fine line to discuss nutmeats, groundnuts and goobers. We use a lot of official sounding words, tell some boring stories and introduce you to Mister Edymology as we learn the correct pronunciation of "legume". Transcript Hank the Cave Peanut These Precious Days By Ann Patchett Cyclist meets family of skunks Hostess Mascots See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 18, 2021
Episode 476: M&M's
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Welcome to our longest and most self-helpy episode ever as we display crazy self control and then begin a dance of intimacy. It's Molly vs the Superfluous Apostrophe as we discuss living down the hatch, candy in wartime and when we should eat our own faces. Transcript Baby Malaysian Tapir from a Singapore zoo See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 11, 2021
Episode 475: Yakisoba
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Today we hope that the second time is the charm as we welcome Guest Listener Kayoko to chat with us about yakisoba. We discover how this dish is like a sloppy joe, Molly's thimble obsession and that Matthew is a monster. On an unrelated note: we vow to never again record at night. Transcript Reddit  Just One Cookbook  Jeopardy Earth at Night  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 04, 2021
Episode 474: Holiday Cookies 3
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Today is Groundhog Day. Again. Our alter egos, Bob and Sue, welcome a very special guest into the studio and discuss squeezing cookies, marriage advice and how much is too much Jim Carrey. After encountering adorable assassins and The Gottman Institute, yet another segment is pitched. Producer Abby is running out of theme songs Transcript 2001 Sunset Cookie article  Molly and Luisa Weiss make Biberle cookies Snacking Cakes by Yossy Arefi  Baby pine marten See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 28, 2021
Episode 473: Chawanmushi
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Today is a whole lot. While discussing Chawanmushi, M and M get into Monster Trucks, invent chunky sprays and float more time travel hypotheticals. Through lingering smells, Big Foot and tea sets we eventually get to (yet another) new segment.   Transcript Reddit  Just One Cookbook Chawanmushi  Sourdough Waffles Lazy cat sleeps on busy restaurant floor refusing to move See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 21, 2021
Episode 472: Custard
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Today we discover Colonel Custard with Pokémon in Russia as we address our phobias and pot de crème encounters. Through groaning spreads and crustards of flessssh, we finally realize the dark, universal dominance of custard. Please, no gifts and no speeches. Transcript Reddit  Cute "Animal" video  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 14, 2021
Episode 471: Apple Pie
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Rated NFJ. Welcome to Apple Pie Lane, which is populated by The Pie Police, The Three Kates and more vampires and beatniks than you'd expect. Today we discuss tarts with tops, The Great Pie War and then things get quite morbid. Do it Forth and Bake Well! Transcript Once Bitten  Coyle's Bakeshop  Mock Apple Pie Finnegan Fox    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 07, 2021
Episode 470: Persimmons
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Today we "draw a man’s mouth awry with much torment" as we emerge from our cave, hand ripened and ready to travel down a nonexistent memory lane. We're thin, snappy and woody as we invite you into our nightmares and learn the dangers of this berry tomato. Mind the owls! Transcript Reddit Molly's Workshop  hoshigaki  David Lebovitz Persimmon recipes  Simply Recipes Persimmon Pudding See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 31, 2020
Episode 469: Cider
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Welcome to our Crackling Cold Cider episode where we time travel and stuff stockings before our friendship exorcism. As we mull things over, Matthew goes behind Molly's back and we encounter way too many segments for one show.   Reddit  Molly's writing workshop  Eric Bordelet Cider Pygmy Marmoset Eats a Grape at Taronga Zoo Sydney    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 24, 2020
Episode 468: Oyster Crackers
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Today we go off the rails with a visit to Middle Earth and our local grocery store. After deciding what constitutes a "fun cracker", we discuss sports cars, Parade Magazine and more animals than Producer Abby is comfortable with.   Episode Transcript Spilled Milk Reddit What are Oyster Crackers? Coronet Guinea Pig Common Cracker Ask Marilyn See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 17, 2020
Episode 467: Holiday Cookies 2: The Sequel
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It's time to go back to the tin! We learn what's been going on at Matthew's house and introduce too many new segments, including "Alternate History". Listen as we google things, debate crumbly vs chewy and decide that all we want for Christmas is friendship.   Episode Transcript Spilled Milk Reddit Original Holiday Cookies episode Cat snoring video Cara-Sel Classic German Baking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 10, 2020
Episode 466: Cinnamon Toast
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You are cordially invited to our Cinnamon Toast Party! This one has everything: quilts, frisky love letters, The Judy Amster Method and a surprise guest. We spread from edge to edge as we meet hungry ranchers, CandyFiend_69420 and The Ruskman. Love, YVOY Episode Transcript Spilled Milk Reddit Her Recipe Box Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Toast The Kitchn Cinnamon Sugar  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 03, 2020
Episode 465: Silverware
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Welcome to another food adjacent episode where we dive way too deep into the riveting topic of cutlery. We learn about Molly's Mayflower origins, Matthew's spoon obsession and how June really got her name. Join us in the Georgian Area to hear an exclusive interview, a new segment* and various schisms before we finally get down to forking.  *not Producer Abby approved Episode Transcript Spilled Milk Reddit Planet Money ep Fish Knife  Sugar spoon  Fish Spoon Capybara hot springs Whisper the stoat Baby Beaver Butternut   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 26, 2020
Episode 464: Napkins
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Today we are folding and wadding as we discuss these smooth, floral table towels and also germ theory. Take a peek inside our t-shirt drawers as we commit a breach of etiquette with the height of sophistication and try to steer clear of silverware territory. Email your questions: contact@spilledmilkpodcast.com Episode transcript Spilled Milk Reddit How to Make a Triangle Fold Napkin See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 19, 2020
Episode 463: Tortilla Chips
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Today we wonder if we already did this as we festoon our respective memory lanes. We wonder how the Tostito became round, how high Matthew can reach and what happens when you eat tainted hot dogs. Things almost get violent with high blocks, slapping taste buds and road blocks but eventually everything becomes clear. Episode transcript Reddit Julie and the Phantoms GREEN CHILE CHICKEN CHILAQUILES The Four Top   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 12, 2020
Episode 462: Dream Grocery Store
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Today we invite you into our dreams and welcome your judgement as we admit our deepest fantasies. Molly reveals her evil alter ego while Matthew unveils his secret past as we discover the merits of Big Grab Bags, loss leaders and soup snacks. You've Got to Be Kidding Me! Episode Transcript Becky Selengut's How to Clean a Crab Video  Spilled Milk Reddit   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 05, 2020
Episode 461: Fresh Pasta
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Today we discover the real origins of fresh pasta, the difference between Maleficent and Rumpelstiltskin, and Matthew's Kung Fu dreams. After tunneling through pasta nests, Molly Mart and crushed lettuce we finally get around to remaking The Shawshank Redemption. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Episode Transcript Spinasse Bears Eating Salmon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 29, 2020
Episode 460: Pepperoni
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Welcome to Jerky Lanes! Today we dive into nuggets, ingots, sticks and coins to discuss America's Favorite Pizza Topping, Pepperoni. We plan elaborate handoffs, Canadian corporate retreats and eventually diagnose bowler's thumb. Featuring Screwdrivers and Wallbangers with a whole lot of screaming Episode Transcript Thrillist Article Hormel Pepperoni Cups Boar's Head Meatballs with Pepperoni Ed Fretwell Soup Oberto Cocktail Pep     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 22, 2020
Episode 459: Quince
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Today we are experiencing Flashes of Quince as Molly introduces Matthew to this fragrant fruit. We discuss Rosie Perez, apple rock and spy aspirations as we dig into the Bible and code words to discover The Season of Quince. Episode Transcription Rosy Poached Quince Orangette Quince recipe See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 15, 2020
Episode 458: Salted Butter
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Today we are whipped in nitrogen as we encounter Cookie Monster, barbarous nations and butter bells. We loose control of our self driving dumpster as we discuss drums of pesto, The Butter Shaver and too many mythical creatures. Full Transcript here Taste Atlas The Chopping Block Blog Good Housekeeping Salted Butter Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Charlotte Druckman article See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 08, 2020
Episode 457: Negronis
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Happy National Air Day! Meet Toni Negroni, Jack Sazerac and Suze the French Amaro as we discuss Father's Day gifts, baking cunks and our piazza habits. We discover Matthew's new obsession and Molly's childhood fears all while thinking about sipping a Negroni.   Negroni Week Pascal Olivier Count de Negroni The Four Top See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 01, 2020
Episode 456: Pad Thai
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Today we spend some time restaurant reminiscing as we recount stories of table side cooking and flambé pendulums to eventually get way into Pad Thai. We bolster our pantry and courage as we encounter uneven testicles, promises and lots of crunchy bits. We also interview the creator of Hot Thai Kitchen, Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant, to get some real insight into this dish. Episode Transcription Hot Thai Kitchen  HTK Youtube Pad Thai She Simmers Pad Thai recipe Gastronomica article The Morning News Article Importfood.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 24, 2020
Episode 455: Sweet Cereals
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Today we try to figure out how many scores it has been since last talking cereal and how many grams of sugar per serving we are allowed to consume. We spill some style secrets as we battle too many lobster metaphors, the Pied Piper and boxes. Be sure to catch Matthew's off script promise and never use the phrase #eyemilk.   Donate to Spilled Milk Dire Desires Cerealously   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 17, 2020
Episode 454: Kale Chips
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Today we forget why we are doing this episode but decide to use our mind magnets to figure out if we are kale chips people or not. We solve The Mystery of Kalakala on our way to Kohlrabi Corner and discover Matthew's dinner secrets. The episode goes downhill from there. All Recipes Kale Chips Leite's Culinaria Kale Chips Food.com Kale Chips     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 10, 2020
Episode 453: Paper Towels
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Today we debate complex moral quandaries and hope you all have the presence of mind to tune in to this extremely interesting episode. We learn about Scott and roll size before our Animal Crossing segment. Neither Nook Stops, nor bottomless coffins nor ear trumpets will stop us from waxing poetic about technical shorts.   Bounty ad  WSJ article  Cthulhu See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 03, 2020
Episode 452: Go-To Meals
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Today we change our slogan yet again and its even more depressing than ever. Armed with a license to doctor, we battle rosemary, defunct video rental stores and the word "repertoire" to bring you our favorite Go-To meals. Repertoire book Beans and Greens Hamburger Buns BBQ Sauce Diner style hamburgers  Rachel's Zucchini Detroit Pizza Salerno Spaghetti 2 slices sandwich bread, quartered 10 tablespoons EVOO 4 medium garlic cloves, pressed 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 1 pound spaghetti 1 ounce Parmigiano, grated 1/4 cup minced parsley 4 large eggs 1. Preheat oven to 375. Process the bread to fine crumbs. Toss with 2 tablespoons oil and salt and pepper. Bake on a sheet pan, stirring often, until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. 2. Bring large pot of salted water to boil. In a pan, cook 3 tablespoons oil, garlic, pepper flakes, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt over low heat until garlic foams, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to small bowl and wipe the skillet clean. 3. Boil pasta until al dente, reserving 1 cup cooking water. Meanwhile, warm the skillet to cook the eggs. Drain pasta and return it to the pot. Stir in 1/2 cup cooking water, garlic oil, 3 tablespoons oil, Parmigiano, parsley, and 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt. Cover and keep warm while cooking the eggs. 4. Fry the eggs over medium heat. Add additional cooking water to the pasta if necessary and divide the pasta into four serving bowls. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and top with a fried egg. Serve with extra Parmigiano. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 27, 2020
Episode 451: Pickled Onions
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This week we discuss purple kohlrabi, silver skin and streaking tips all in the effort to avoid speaking about pickled onions. We learn the delights of Googling in Italian and how much Matthew loves to clean the bathroom all in the quest to discover whether or not we are pickle people.   Molly Wizenberg's Book Larder Author Talk A Proper Pickle  Skirt Steak with Pickled Onions  English Pub Style Pickled Onions  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 20, 2020
Episode 450: Kohlrabi
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Today we chat about wine coolers, kale chips, turnips, cabbage and occasionally the topic, Kohlrabi. Memory lane takes an unexpected turn as we discuss eating brains, the Bronze Age and whether Matthew is friends with Jake Gyllenhaal or not. Warning: the word "bulbous" is used too many times in this episode.   Commercial - Bartles And Jaymes Premium Wine Cooler (1986) Monji Haakh  In Port Townsend, a couple living the dream … like Victorians 5 Tasty Ways to Prepare Kohlrabi Kale Chips See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 13, 2020
Episode 449: Furikake
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Today we encounter crunchy bits, the 5 second rule and organ dreams as we discuss this Friend of Rice, Furikake. We toy with the idea of joining the National Furikake Association, undertake a new hobby and ultimately decide there is no impremating allowed.   The Fixed Stars virtual event with Book Larder Furikake Chex Mix Homemade Furikake Seasoning See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 06, 2020
Episode 448: Salad Rolls with Andrea Nguyen
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Today we work on our pronunciation skills and wrapping technique as we discuss salad rolls (Goi Cuon) with Andrea Nguyen. We learn about the importance of lithe vegetables, the pleasure of parallel noodle bites and how to lay a chip. Andrea'a Website The Fixed Stars Virtual Event w/Book Larder Andrea Nguyen's Books Three Ladies Rice Paper    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 30, 2020
Episode 447: Zucchini
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Today we remember the ratatouilles of our youth, sex ed classes and invent some alien sex fantasies. We discover Molly's legacy of larceny and learn way too much botany as we debate the risks of salad and zoodling.   Ed Fretwell Soup Rachel's Zucchini   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 23, 2020
Episode 446: Crispy Spring Rolls
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Today we reminisce about the good old days when we recorded together and Molly could eat Matthew's cooking. We wade through pleated pants, time machines and incorrect sports metaphors to bring you The Fearful Friar as we discuss spring rolls of the crispy variety.   Chinese Soul Food book Egg Roll Wrappers Lumpia   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 16, 2020
Episode 445: Soft Pretzels
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Today we encounter Supermarket Sweeps, corporate historians and roller skating hoodlums as we dive deep into Soft Pretzels. It's Auntie Anne's vs Wetzel's Pretzels as we discuss musical puns and too much Animal Crossing to eventually invent the Slim Jim Candy Cane. Hot Buttered Soft Pretzels See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 09, 2020
Episode 444: Shichimi Tōgarashi
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Today we finally start paving Memory Lane as we learn Matthew is all bluster and Molly sprouted from a root cellar. As we discuss spice blends, mustard water and the bottomless well of Molly's inexperience we hope you sue us, marry us or at least mail us something.   Dipping Udon Tsuyu 2 cups water 1 1/3 teaspoons dashi powder 1/3 cup mirin 1/2 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon sugar Bring to a boil to dissolve, simmer for a few minutes, and set aside. Dipping sauce 1/4 pound thin-sliced pork belly, cut into 1/2 inch lengths 1/2 onion, sliced 3 scallions, cut into 1-inch lengths Ginger coins Cook the pork in a little oil. Remove from pan and add onion. Cook until it begins to soften. Add scallions and ginger and cook until onions begin to brown. Add pork and tsuyu, heat through, and serve in dipping bowls with boiled and drained udon. Yield: 3 servings See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 02, 2020
Episode 443: Candy Canes
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Happy Christmas in June! Today we break open Molly's candy cupboard and encounter shapeshifters, cathedrals and barber polls as we learn the truth behind candy canes. Matthew watches Molly eat something yet again as we set things up for the sequel. Mary Berry's Gingerbread House See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 25, 2020
Episode 442: Worcestershire Sauce
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Today we encounter hamburgers, meatloaf and beef spheres as we finally discover what cooking is. Molly plays sleuth and Matthew plays well with peanut butter as we wonder where Worcestershire is and what Ms Frizzle and Dennis Quaid are up to. Place your bets people!   Lea Perrins corporate history Serious Eats BBQ sauce See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 18, 2020
Episode 441: Chex Mix
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Today we wonder what this stuff is as we discuss school vending machines, chicken oil and the best plane snacks. Is it Bold or Just Fine? We hope you like this episode but really it is for someone else. Be sure to subscribe to Dire Desires!     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 11, 2020
Episode 440: Jalapeño Chips
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Today the lag is all too real. We become the anti-twitter as we munch on jalapeño chips and discuss the relationship between snacking and writing. Tim Riggins and Matt Saracen stop by again as we discover new Elizabeth David books and the perils of guinea pig soundproofing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 04, 2020
Episode 439: Mashed Potatoes
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Today we are doing some hard thinking about a soft subject, Mashed Po Ta Toes. Listen as we take up all sorts of mantles, polish up Gollum impressions and wonder to garlic or not to garlic all while worrying about invading Space Godzillas.   Serious East Mashed Potatoes Gotta Have Gatto by Matthew Amster-Burton Robuchon Mashed Potatoes       See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 28, 2020
Episode 438: Spanakopita
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Today we become a Spanakopita pronunciation guide as we discuss the hovering meals of childhood and cover-ups. We learn about Molly's tailored past, Papa Pie and the importance of relaxing as we finally discover a use for old tote bags.   WOTSL's recipe Dimitra's Dishes   Molly's Spanakopita Adapted from The Joy of Cooking Yield: One 8-inch square pan / 8 servings   1 Tbsp. olive oil ½ of a large yellow onion, finely chopped 2 scallions, thinly sliced 10 ounces baby spinach A large pinch of dried dill (or about 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill) 2 large eggs 4 ounces feta, crumbled 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan ¼ tsp. fine salt or table salt Black pepper Pinch of grated nutmeg 4 Tbsp. (½ stick) unsalted butter ½ lb. phyllo dough, thawed according to package directions   Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and scallion, and cook until softened, 5-7 minutes. Add the spinach a handful at a time, stirring to coat. Season to taste with salt, and cook until the spinach is wilted and its liquid is released, 5 minutes. Raise the heat and continue to cook, stirring, until the liquid has evaporated and the spinach is dry, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the dill. Let stand until cool enough to handle; then squeeze to remove any remaining liquid. Coarsely chop the spinach mixture.   In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Add the feta, Parmesan, salt, a few grinds of black pepper, and the nutmeg, and mix well. Stir in the spinach mixture.    Melt the butter, and lightly grease an 8-inch square pan. Unroll the phyllo onto a clean work surface. Using a thin, sharp knife, cut through the stack of phyllo sheets across their width. You should now have two stacks of smaller phyllo sheets, about 8 per stack. Cover the phyllo with a dry towel, and then cover the dry towel with a damp towel.   When the butter is melted, lay 1 sheet of phyllo in and up the sides of the prepared pan, and brush the sheet lightly with melted butter. Top with 7 more phyllo sheets, lightly brushing each one as you lay it down. (You should use one entire stack of the phyllo sheets.) Spread the spinach-and-cheese mixture over the layered phyllo. Top with the rest of the phyllo sheets, brushing each one with butter, including the top sheet. (If you run short on melted butter, olive oil works too.) Tuck in any ragged phyllo edges around the side. With a thin, sharp knife, cut the pie into diamonds, but do not cut through to the bottom, or the filling will leak into the pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.    Preheat the oven to 375F. Bake the spanakopita until crisp and golden, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, and allow to stand for a few minutes. Cut the diamonds through to the bottom. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 21, 2020
Dire Desires: Body of Evidence
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The first episode in our new limited series podcast, Dire Desires.  Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to get access to the rest of Season 1.  Join us on a journey to that most erotic of cities, Portland Oregon as we discuss Body of Evidence. Today we learn about VCR settings, how to use nipple clamps, the recipe for funky sex and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2020
Episode 437: Mug Cakes
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Join us as we endeavor to discover what these are, why they exist and what the kids are into these days. We discuss Dad vengeance and Sheens to eventually watch it rise before our eyes. Before we get to any of that however, we need to learn how microwaves work so buckle up.   Chocolate Mug Cake Chocolate Cake in a Mug   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 14, 2020
Introducing Dire Desires
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Dire Desires: Life Lessons from Classic Erotic Thrillers. Coming soon from the creators of Spilled Milk. Matthew Amster-Burton and Molly Wizenberg, co-hosts of the hit comedy podcast Spilled Milk, team up with movie buff/producer Abby Cerquitella to scour Hollywood’s sexiest—and usually stupidest—movies for lessons in how to live, love, and get laid as much as Michael Douglas did in the 90s. Season 1 covers six erotic classics, including Indecent Proposal, Body Heat, and Disclosure. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 11, 2020
Episode 436: Almond Extract
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Today we create a Coconut Macaroon Pact and debate going polyrhythmic as we discuss almond extract and drum circles. Molly finds a new calling while Matthew exposes the secret behind almond extract creation and assigns homework.   Almond Meltaway Cookies Almond Cake - Orangette Apricot Jam Recipes that Use Almond Extract See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 07, 2020
Episode 435: Olives
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We are coming to you from Molly's closet to chat about Greatcoats, War and Peace, and The Pelican Brief. We learn a secret from Molly's past, encounter Olive Santa and debate Bear vs Cyclops. Note: this episode has so much and yet so little about olives.   Chicken Marbella See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 30, 2020
Episode 434: Moscow Mules
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Grab your copper mugs and let's toast to Vodka Buck. We encounter tundras, cowboys and outposts to learn the real story behind Cock and Bull while brushing up on our cocktail history. Thanks again Kate!   Rachel's Ginger Beer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 23, 2020
Episode 433: Avocados
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Today we finally reveal our true selves as we discuss creamy aversions, sex robot hotlines and WAY too much botany. Take a guess on how many times we can say "climacteric" in one episode. No, it is more than that. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 16, 2020
Episode 432: Pomona
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Welcome to our corporate retreat where we battle waves of nostalgia to find out how Matthew met WOTSL. Through library concerts, computer closets and erotic thrillers we end up at The Carnal Quad where M & M get real creepy. Best enjoyed with quesadillas and a milkshake.   Our Secret Better Lives  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 09, 2020
Episode 431: Yeast
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Here we are again, leavening the atmosphere and getting real nerdy. Through fiery rants, urine experiments and way too much science we endeavor to empower and demoralize per usual.   Flour Water Salt Yeast  Yeasted Waffles  Parker Roles  Naan  The Fixed Stars    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 02, 2020
Episode 430: Shrimp Cocktail
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Today we discuss our future retirement community orgy plan, Fanny Cradock's downfall and The Prawn Cocktail Offensive. Then we decide who gets to be the Cook of the Realm and who gets to be the hen-pecked husband. Rated NFJ.   Fanny Cradock Video Bon Appetit's Best Shrimp Cocktail See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 26, 2020
Episode 429: Kiwifruit
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Today we meet Woody Vine and Coach Hayward as we encounter Kiwifruit and learn some botany and biology along the way. We also wonder about gooseberries, edible skin and the harm of dairy desserts. May New Zealand forgive us this episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 19, 2020
Episode 428: Mackerel
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Today we are finally having a DTR with Mackerel as we learn about Matthew's country crushes. We learn all about this literary star as we discuss oily steaks, pungency levels and toilet preferences.     Roasted Whole Mackerel Saba Misoni Japanese Marinated Mackerel Toto products   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 12, 2020
Episode 427: Milano Cookies
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We brave nubbly textures and squatter bags to bring you our thoughts on The European Collection. Be warned that things start to get real macarooney once we learn about cereal robbers and muffin paper magic. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 05, 2020
Episode 426: Stuffed Foods
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Listen as we embrace our inner jackanapes and hope you aren't sick and tired of our antics as we discuss all manner of Stuffed Foods. We are stuffing shells, stretching strudel and roasting rats to get the perfect Stuff-Stuff with Heavy.   Jumbo Shells stuffed with Ricotta Marcella Hazan's Bolognese Stuffed Cabbage - Troo Style Molly Steven's Stuffed Cabbage See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 27, 2020
Episode 425: Korean BBQ
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Today we continue our love affair with fire and wonder why do we pay to cook our own meat? We discuss Marty McFly and manly mass we we learn about time loops and confirm that Producer Abby is, in fact,  a real person.   Matthew's Bibimbap/Bulgogi Roast Family/Yakiniku Kazoku  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 20, 2020
Episode 424: Little Debbie
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Today we aim softer and learn all about Molly's snapping skills as we taste test Little Debbie treats. We debate panning for gold, wonder where space begins and learn that we really don't know anything about religion. Today, We Bake!   Book Larder Podcast by Producer Abby See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 13, 2020
Episode 423: Miso
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Today we are introducing mold and the Maillard reaction as we layer umami and Wikipedia facts to discuss Miso. With our vast knowledge of eras and periods we discuss anchovy pressing, chunk styles and as always, stick to the facts.     Simmered Mackerel in Miso Sauce   Homemade Miso Soup See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 06, 2020
Episode 422: Tonkatsu
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Welcome to our influenza episode where we debunk myths and deal with a plethora of cabbage as we discuss split level breading techniques, a pounding past and cats eating udon. Pre-order The Fixed Stars See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 30, 2020
Episode 421: Lightning Round LIVE!
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Listen as we learn about erotic textures, driftwood beds and the human tenderloin during our first Lightning Round episode. We discover the differences between splotchy and pocked, and that the best childhood punishments combine banana and rum. Thank you for all your topic suggestions! Links: Dewa Dorje Abbification Spotify Playlist Best final resting place for a walnut | Orangette See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 23, 2020
Episode 420: The Cheese Plate
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Today we go from mild to strong, with lots of France talk and interruptions. We learn about cutting the cheese, organ grinders and jangle bangles. Eventually, things get ridonkulous as we determine the range of pungency and if this is our worst episode yet. Uhhh, I think the cheese list was destroyed in our recent website overhaul. Let's see... Ossau-Iraty, Mimolette, Vermont Creamery Crottin, and Fourme D'Ambert. That's off the top of my head, and if I got them all right I want a cheese medal. -Matthew See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 16, 2020
Episode 419: Fried Eggs Revisited
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To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we invite you to listen with us and laugh at us. This episode gets meta as we go down the show's Memory Lane and provide Host Commentary to our very first episode and encounter snowy white bottoms, time loops and lots of lies. This episode is rated NSFJ and NSFMM Links: Your efforts will be rewarded | Orangette See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 09, 2020
Episode 418: Tofu
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Today we lather up to talk Tofu, but not until we get a through big dose of FOMO. It is a long and meandering road to topic town, but we eventually get there, encountering cotton, silken and stinky varieties to get just the right ambiance. Send us your live show topic suggestions: topics@spilledmilkpodcast.com Links: Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking: Fuchsia Dunlop: 9780393089042: Amazon.com: Books The Food of Sichuan by Fuchsia Dunlop :: Book Larder My Best Mapo Tofu Recipes and Tips - Viet World Kitchen From London to Beijing by Fuchsia Dunlop - LUX FIX Studio Book Larder Podcast: Derek Sandhaus, Drunk in China Spilled Milk Podcast Live - 10th Anniversary, featuring Dewa Dorje The Fixed Stars: Molly Wizenberg: 9781419742996: Amazon.com: Books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 02, 2020
Episode 417: BBQ Sauce
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Today we discuss Barbies and Arby's as we discover what the mafia has to do with BBQ sauce and why pork is like an iceberg. Matthew dispenses some dubious fatherly advice on mopping, basting and dipping this signature reserve select artisanal sauce. Links: Spilled Milk Podcast Live - 10th Anniversary, featuring Dewa Dorje Melissa Clark's Fake Baked Beans - The Wednesday Chef Easy Oven-Cooked Pulled Pork Recipe | Serious Eats The Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce | Taste Test | Serious Eats The Best Bottled BBQ Sauce - Taste Test | Kitchn See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 26, 2019
Episode 416: Alternative Chips
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Today we wonder where do we even get these ideas and are these even chips? We also lay bare our music choices, discuss the virtues of beans and coconut bras and officially christen WOTSL and SOTSA. Links: Spilled Milk Podcast Live - 10th Anniversary, featuring Dewa Dorje See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 19, 2019
Episode 415: Pan Pizza
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Warning: lots of moaning and crunching ahead but few laughs. Today we get into sexting secrets, board meetings and some wizard trivia as we travel pizza highways. Next stop: Detroit! New York! Sicily! Chicago! Pizza Hut! Links: The Fixed Stars: Molly Wizenberg: 9781419742996: Amazon.com: Books Windy City Pie | Seattle's Best Chicago-Style Pan Deep-Dish Pizza Detroit-Style Pan Pizza Recipe | Serious Eats Foolproof Pan Pizza Recipe | Serious Eats Emily and Matt Hyland Pepperoni Pan Pizza Recipe | PEOPLE.com Perfect Pan Pizza: Square Pies to Make at Home, from Roman, Sicilian, and Detroit, to Grandma Pies and Focaccia [A Cookbook]: Peter Reinhart: 9780399581953: Amazon.com: Books EMILY: The Cookbook: Emily Hyland, Matthew Hyland: 9781524796839: Amazon.com: Books Dino's Tomato Pie Home in CyberSpace See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 12, 2019
Episode 414: Farro
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Today we are getting grooves back, eating, praying and loving all under a Tuscan sun. Listen as we attempt to learn something useful about this Italian heirloom grain while avoiding data mining and attempting to thresh all night long. Links: Bluebird Grain Farms See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 05, 2019
Episode 413: Ground Meat
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Today we cover too much ground (ha ha) and wonder what love tastes like and how cool our friend's moms were. After confronting tornados, glass shards and homemade spice blends we still don't know why we are doing this episode. Time for a lie in! Links: Fuchsia Dunlop's Sichuanese Chopped Celery with Beef - The Wednesday Chef The Food of Sichuan by Fuchsia Dunlop :: Book Larder Lamb Sausage Patties with Fresh Mint, Feta, and Garlic Recipe | Bon Appetit The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg :: Book Larder Pâté de Campagne (Country Pâté) Recipe | Bon Appetit Instant Pot Keema Biryani (Spiced Ground Meat and Rice) | My Heart Beets Kenyan Braised Collard Greens and Ground Beef (Sukuma Wiki) Spilled Milk Podcast Live - 10th Anniversary, featuring Dewa Dorje See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 28, 2019
Episode 412: Digestive Biscuits
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Today our oaten biscuits are sweet, tinny and ready to go. We discuss classic literature, beach sand and British masterpieces as we taste test various biscuits that aid digestion and other things. Links: Homemade Carr's-Style Whole Wheat Crackers Recipe | Serious Eats Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down - Wikipedia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 21, 2019
Episode 411: Hazelnuts
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Today we meet Filbert and Kent Cobnut as we discuss the nut of the hazel. Molly invents diseases and tells us a story as we bet on the winner between shrub vs tree vs bush. Links: The Hazel-nut Child - Wikipedia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 14, 2019
Episode 410: Spouseless Eating 2
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Spouseless Eating is back and its bigger and better than ever. We follow our corporate bylaws as we discuss breeding plumage, throngs, droves and how many peas are necessary. Any comments, email lormath@blarg. SAVORY LIMAS IN CREAM by Lynn Beaumont 1 pkg. frozen lima beans or frozen shelled edamame 1-1/3rd c. cream 6 thin slices of onion or 1 T. dried onion flakes 3 cloves 2 bay leaves Dash of nutmeg Fresh ground pepper and salt to taste ¼ c. butter Cook limas or edamame according to package. Combine rest of ingredients except butter in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Drain beans and add butter to beans. Strain cream mixture over beans and taste for salt. Pour all into a big bowl and enjoy! Bon appetit! Links: The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg :: Book Larder Spilled Milk Podcast - Posts Fuschsia Dunlop's Ma Po Tofu Recipe on Food52 Spilled Milk: Episode 32: Spouseless Eating See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 07, 2019
Episode 409: Hard Seltzer
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Today we embrace our inner bro and drink from The Slender Can. We confront kids in trench coats, sexy water, oval shaped circles and hard truths. Bet you didn't think we'd be talking lobbying and tax rates on this show, but we are full of surprises. Links: How White Claw and hard seltzer became beloved by American bros - Business Insider The White Claw Tax Law Flaw : Planet Money : NPR Pura Still | Spiked Still Water "Ghost in a Sheet" Print | Jack Sjogren See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2019
Episode 408: Tahini
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Today we visit the most fertile of crescents and confront conspiracy theories to discuss Tahini. We are all over the place, from the renaming of Tammy to salt ponds to skimming hulls. All in all, we decide that we belong together and have way too many episodes. Links: Radicchio with Tahini and Sesame Seeds Recipe | Bon Appetit Sweet Potatoes With Tahini Butter Recipe - NYT Cooking Spilled Milk: Episode 197: Sesame Spilled Milk: Episode 342: Halva Spilled Milk: Episode 231: Hummus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 24, 2019
Episode 407: Snickerdoodles
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Today we breathe life into whimsy, and note that Producer Abby will leave when she is good and ready. There are lots of notches on our bedposts and not a speck of chocolate anywhere as we slam poets and grate cinnamon sticks all in the hopes of discovering if we are Snickerdoodle people or not. Links: New-Fashioned Snickerdoodles Recipe | Serious Eats See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 17, 2019
Episode 406: Kimchi
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We open with a flashback to episode one, and the return of Keanut as we try to follow The Molly Way. While munching on Kimchi, we discover sophisticated pickles, the miracle of digestion and how hard it is to hold a pancake in the night. Links: How to Live the Keanu Reeves Way of Life and Produce His Extraordinary Results in the Process Kimchi pancake (Kimchijeon) recipe - Maangchi.com Fuchsia Dunlop's Sichuanese Chopped Celery with Beef - The Wednesday Chef See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 10, 2019
Episode 405: Pocky Sticks
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Today we battle stickbiscuits, fake maple flavoring and the patriarchy to taste Pocky Sticks. After a DTR, we learn about Adult Milk and pick our favorite Pantone colors before deciding against harmonica lessons. It's for the best. Links: Dental Dams Are a Safe-Sex Product No One Uses - The Atlantic See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 03, 2019
Episode 404: Pancetta
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For once in our lives we confront the annoyance of bacon and thundering hooves to discuss the wonder that is pancetta. We chat with Special Guest Dan Ahdoot about blanching bacon and our favorite pasta dishes as we are touched with the meat wave. Special Guest: Dan Ahdoot. Links: ‎Green Eggs and Dan on Apple Podcasts Salumi Artisan Cured Meats – Salumi Cured Meats Homemade Pancetta Recipe | Leite's Culinaria Pasta alla Gricia Recipe | Serious Eats How to Make Pasta alla Gricia | Serious Eats Dinner in 20: Make Foolproof Pasta Carbonara Without Scrambling (Eggs) | Serious Eats Unraveling Bucatini all'Amatriciana, Strand by Flavorful Strand | Serious Eats See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 26, 2019
Episode 403: Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Rated: NFJ (Not For June) Today we discuss feeding different needs, cookie texture and whether we've ever been to a baseball game. Volume quirks and numerical settings may seem boring at first but just wait until the end when we finish simultaneously. Links: classic ice cream sandwiches – smitten kitchen Ruby Jewel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 19, 2019
Episode 402: Camping
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Finally the episode you've all been waiting for, Matthew and Molly go Camping. Join us in the wilderness where we discuss spin-off series, down slope urination, and The Devil's Club as we sing songs around the campfire and wonder how cold can it really get. Listen as we encounter wild ponies, vermin and mail merge all before discovering the magic of fire. http://www.spilledmilkpodcast.com/donate Links: Spilled Milk - Become a member Devil's club - Wikipedia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 12, 2019
Episode 401: Chickpeas
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This week we face our fears as we discover deceptively delicious chickpeas. As we decide if the skin fits and what to do with aquafaba, we put Producer Abby on blast and discover Molly's future apprenticeship. Links: How to Make Aquafaba | Minimalist Baker Recipes Spilled Milk: Episode 231: Hummus The simple and the unsexy | Orangette Instant Pot Chana Masala - Punjabi Chole (Spiced Chickpea Curry) | My Heart Beets Blown Away | Netflix Official Site On short notice | Orangette Brandon's chickpea salad See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 05, 2019
Episode 400: PB&J
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Today we reach into the vault with much less pep than expected as we talk about this lunch staple and embrace our inner Don Draper. We discuss sandwich protection, to crust or not to crust and BYOPBJ while Molly still can't get over human composting. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 29, 2019
Episode 399: Taco Salad
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Today we listen to the sound of nostalgia as we consume Taco Salad with (almost) all of the fixings. Molly gets morbid and yet again, brings it around to Willy Wonka as Matthew decides the order of composting. After a whole lot of vamping we are finally rewarded with the return of Mrs. Cubbison. Links: Taco Salad with Tortilla Whiskers Recipe - Sunset Magazine Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette | America's Test Kitchen Cooks Illustrated Beef Taco meat Recipe | SparkRecipes See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 22, 2019
Episode 398: Seaweed Snacks
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Today we eat these salty, delicious snacks and bemoan their caloric deficiencies. We discuss methods of tantrum prevention, childhood freak-outs and mean dentists as we wonder if this is funny at all. Links: How Roasted Seaweed Snacks Are Made - YouTube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 15, 2019
Episode 397: Backpacking Food
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Today we embark on a field trip! All the way to REI. We become Dehydrated Gourmets as we test our limits reconstituting meals through hordes of chipmunks, creepy camp songs and a whole lot of vamping. Nothing can prepare you for our Inner Enchantments. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 08, 2019
Episode 396: Powdered Peanut Butter
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Today we start out and end up the same way, confused. We are either early adopters or late bloomers as we try to discover what this stuff is and why. Through mouth mortar and puberty powder we chat about Matrix themed threesomes, pod people and the beautiful Keanut. Links: What’s the Deal with Powdered Peanut Butter? | Kitchn Is Powdered Peanut Butter Good for You? - Consumer Reports See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 01, 2019
Episode 395: Sourdough
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This week we introduce you to Sylvia and The Sourdough Diaries as we become starter parents and make trillions of new friends. We get really excited about Pliny the Elder as we myth bust and debunk all over the place. Look forward to a dense crumb, mail order starters and a Sleepy Molly. Links: Sourdough Bread - The eGullet Culinary Institute (eGCI) - eGullet Forums Like the leaves | Orangette On self-sufficiency and sourdough | Orangette Artisan Sourdough Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Delicious Handcrafted Bread with Minimal Kneading - Kindle edition by Emilie Raffa. Cookbooks, Food & Wine Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. Sourdough Starter Recipe | King Arthur Flour You deserve a waffle | Orangette Perfect Pan Pizza: Square Pies to Make at Home, from Roman, Sicilian, and Detroit, to Grandma Pies and Focaccia - Kindle edition by Peter Reinhart. Cookbooks, Food & Wine Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 25, 2019
Episode 394: Pizza Delivery
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Get ready for us to crumb to life as we order a pizza live on the air, in real time. We are inspired by the robust Supreme Pizza as we discuss meal trains, slumber parties and the plights of delivery drivers as we learn the difference between hot bags and fun bags. Links: “Mistaken Identity” | All-New Buick Lineup Commercial | Buick - YouTube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 18, 2019
Episode 393: Parmesan Cheese
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Today we embrace our identities as consistent jerks as we discuss whether what we are tasting is nutty or are we just lazy. We learn about tongue blossoms and cauliflower ears, the emotional fragility of cheese companies and some really gross museums while crunching on crystals. Links: Repertoire: All the Recipes You Need by Jessica Battilana Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs by Julia Turshen On industry, indolence, and Italian vegetable soup | Orangette Cacio e Pepe Recipe See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 11, 2019
Episode 392: Spice Organization
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What's up dill weed? Today we try not to yuck your yum as we go through M & M's spice drawers. We learn about Matthew's annual Great Spice Purge while debating Muppets vs. Disney, and the importance of decanting. #spiceorganizationremodelgoals Links: Amazon.com: Kamenstein 5084920 Heritage 16-Jar Revolving Countertop Spice Rack Organizer with Free Spice Refills for 5 Years Spices Organizing Tips - Best Worst | Kitchn See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 04, 2019
Episode 391: Pineapple
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Up your picnic game and church key parties with these bromeliads. Today we grow more tender as we learn about etymology and Matthew's bat biases while eating the apple of pine. These tart and juicy infructescences lead us to domain squatting, earldoms, butt rot and so much more. Links: Book Larder Podcast Plays Well with Others: Allan Gurganus: 9780394589145: Amazon.com: Books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 27, 2019
Episode 390: Ridged Chips
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Today we learn that these chips are not ridged for pleasure, but for oral discomfort. We encounter alligators, crocodiles and the ice cream truck while debating who is the Big Dipper and who is the Little Dipper. Links: The opposite of fancy | Orangette See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 20, 2019
Episode 389: Pistachios
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Get ready for puberty metaphors, lawn paintings and Greek botanists because today we are talking about Pistachios. Molly disrespects the agenda and we painstakingly open seams to dip our toe into the dark web and debate when the Earth will die. Links: Best In Show Nuts Scene - YouTube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 13, 2019
Episode 388: Peanut Butter Cups
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Today we reveal the unfair legacy of the Reese daughters as we discuss textural perfection, microcrackles and torture devices along with cup size preferences. Buckle up because this episode is packed with secrets, duets and a quiz for the ages. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 06, 2019
Episode 387: Quesadillas
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Today we keep it medium as we discuss yet another way to melt cheese on something. We wonder whether to start a cult and why not lunch? This is NOT a type of taco so don't even say it and remember never to question Producer Abby's editorial decisions. Links: Opinion | Your Gas Stove Is Bad for You and the Planet - The New York Times Google Ngram Viewer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 30, 2019
Episode 386: Batch Cocktails
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Today we welcome Guest Maggie Hoffman into the studio to teach us the ways of the batch cocktail. We learn that Matthew is stingy with ice, how to serve alcohol family style and what to do with leftover cocktail. The Happiness Cocktail from Batch Cocktails by Maggie Hoffman Makes about 8 servings in a 1-liter swing top bottle 2 cups Carpano Antica sweet vermouth 1 cup bourbon 3 teaspoons Angostura bitters 1/2 cup water To Serve 8 orange twists At least 2 hours before serving, make the batch. Use a small funnel to pour vermouth, bourbon, bitters and water into a 1-liter swing-top bottle. Seal, turn gently end over end to mix, and refrigerate. To serve, turn bottle gently to mix. Place a large ice cube in each rocks glass, then pour into cocktail. Express oils from an orange twist over each drink and use twist as garnish. Links: Batch Cocktails: Make-Ahead Pitcher Drinks for Every Occasion: Maggie Hoffman: 9780399582530: Amazon.com: Gateway See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 23, 2019
Episode 385: The Dishwasher
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Today we present the long awaited sequel to Washing Dishes, and heighten the drama with some bird watching, organ grinder monkeys and spiders. Matthew does some show-and-tell and we discover why good fences do make good neighbors, but not who is in the kitchen with Dinah. Links: The Dishwasher – Matthew Amster-Burton – Medium Miele Dishwashers Have your Cake & Dishwash it at AppliancesConnection.com - YouTube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 16, 2019
Episode 384: Spicy Candy
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Today we go Xtreme. We swim through pools of saliva to eat hot worms, capsules and torpedoes. We learn some Spice Girls trivia, all about TRPV1, and the beginning of Molly's fear of dental emergencies. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 09, 2019
Episode 383: Washing Dishes
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Today we are good, giving and game about dish washing. We discuss racks, loads and peeing statues as we provide more tips and tricks than you can hope to handle. Sweaty hands and pet pigs make an appearance as well as Molly's sub-tweeting skills and Matthew's thoughts on pump action. Links: Good And Risky Microbes Surround Us. 'You're Never Home Alone,' Ecologist Explains : Shots - Health News : NPR What's the Best Way to Wash Dishes? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 02, 2019
Episode 382: White Chocolate
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We get luxurious today as we reminisce about mall cookies, mousse and cake dreams while Molly shares her smizing skills. A new product is given the title Perfectly Engineered as we confront that age old question: What is chuck? Links: A Cup of Jo - Style, Culture, Motherhood, Travel, Food & Life Whitechocolatespaceegg - Wikipedia Liz Phair (album) - Wikipedia With my own two hands | Orangette How to make caramelized white chocolate Caramelized White Chocolate | The Pioneer Woman Why Caramelized White Chocolate Is Trending Right Now - Eater See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 25, 2019
Episode 381: Cheese Toast
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How have we missed this!? Today Wilf Chumbly introduces us to the magic that is Cheese Toast. We debate wearing barrister wigs, the merits of LARPing and where the word "rarebit" comes from all while avoiding the dreaded burnt edges. Gooey Cheese Toasts with Mustard and Cayenne - from Tasting Hygge by Leela Cyd 2 large slices of 1-inch thick whole-grain or sourdough bread 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/2 cup beer (I love Guinness for its maltiness) 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 teaspoon mustard powder (Colman's is my favorite) 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce Pinch of cayenne pepper Pinch of salt Optional Toppings Fried egg Fresh sage, roughly chopped Pickled onions Mango chutney Grainy mustard Thickly sliced heirloom tomato Seared broccoli Salad of butter lettuce and tangy dressing Toast the bread until dark golden brown and set aside. Melt the butter in a small saucepan on medium heat. Then add the flour and whisk to combine. Cook for about 2 minutes, until the mixture begins to smell toasty. Add the beer and cook for 1 more minute. Add the cheese, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne, and a pinch of salt and cook on medium-high heat for another 4-5 minutes, until bubble and thick. When the cheese sauce is ready, preheat the broiler and place the toasts on a cookie sheet. Generously spoon the cheese sauce all over each piece of toast. It's okay if some spills off. Douse the toasts a second time to make sure they are very saturated with cheese sauce. Depending on how absorbent the bread is, you may have a little cheese sauce left over. Broil for about 5 minutes, until the cheese sauce begins to brown in spots and look golden all over. Serve immediately with assorted toppings. Links: Food | Invented by the English Tasting Hygge: Joyful Recipes for Cozy Days and Nights: Leela Cyd: 9781682681725: Amazon.com: Gateway See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 18, 2019
Episode 380: Pregnancy Cravings
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Today we bring you unfortunate accents, oral hygiene tips and some tales of Dorito Deficiency as we chat about pregnancy cravings. We also learn about the genetics of taste, Molly's new royal obsession and vampire lore. It is a pretty full episode. Links: Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 11, 2019
Episode 379: MSG
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Get ready for the Salty Superheros! Today we get super science-ey yet again as we delve into that woefully misunderstood origin of flavor, MSG. We learn about the nocebo effect and palate concordance before starting a new religion. Links: Spilled Milk: Episode 366: Cabbage An MSG Convert Visits the High Church of Umami | The New Yorker Tohu Thoke Recipe - NYT Cooking 668: The Long Fuse - This American Life See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 04, 2019
Episode 378: Frozen Fruit
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Today we sample wild brick fruit at peak ripeness and return to Celestial Smoothies. We reminisce about Handsome Older Man Tony, newspaper shagging and raspberry coulis while wondering what it takes to be a mentor. Links: Stashing summer’s last gasp | Orangette How Its Made Frozen Fruit - YouTube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 28, 2019
Episode 377: Sauerkraut
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Today we discuss that favorite of moms everywhere, Sauerkraut. We learn about hot dogs in Vegas, CRISPR and what high rollers are. Get out the turkey gravy! Links: Homemade Fermented Sauerkraut Recipe | Serious Eats Roasted And Braised Duck With Sauerkraut Recipe - NYT Cooking The Duck Cookbook: James Peterson: 9781584792956: Amazon.com: Gateway See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 21, 2019
Episode 376: Cheesy Puffs
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Today we are confused but power through to find out just what cheesy puffs are. Molly remembers her history of cheese ball abuse as we discuss convening panels, oozing puffs and Superman trivia. Be sure to stick around for the Beautiful People of Friday Night Lights segment. Links: Making Cheetos: It Ain't Easy Being Cheesy | WIRED See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 14, 2019
Episode 375: Savory Pancakes
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Today we go down rabbit holes to discover lots of fat and history as we munch on pancakes of the savory variety. Along the way we wonder where we got this idea, encounter a Japanese Patrick Swayze and find that the chance of a nap is 100%. Links: Okonomiyaki (Japanese Cabbage Pancake) Recipe | Serious Eats Extra-Flaky Scallion Pancakes Recipe | Serious Eats Pajeon (Green onion pancake) recipe - Maangchi.com The Girl Who Ate Everything: Iceland, Day 1, Part I: Napping, Followed By Sandwiches — Pancak See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 07, 2019
Episode 374: Hot Toddy
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Today we visit Warm Cocktail World to find out what kind of podcast this really is. We decide Matthew's bartending skills need some work as we encounter rolodex hackers, hot acid and oily sugar. Links: Cocktail 101: How to Make Oleo-Saccharum | Serious Eats Honey-Bourbon Toddy Recipe | Bon Appetit Hot Toddy recipe | Epicurious.com The Classic Hot Toddy Recipe | Wine Enthusiast Magazine The Official Cocktail of Winter: The Hot Toddy Slim Goodboy | Kids Health Tour, School Assemblies, Educational Supplements & Teacher Resources See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 28, 2019
Episode 373: Flip Yogurt
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Today we prove that we are not Car Talk by talking about sidecars, horsepower, torque and The Monkees. We find out if M & M are MFEO and learn to watch out for cherbies. Let's be real, this is all tangents. Links: Procrustes - Wikipedia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 21, 2019
Episode 372: Oklahoma City
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We are coming to you live from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with a love letter episode to Molly's hometown. We hit up all the most iconic spots: Borg's, Nichol's Hills, the Fretwell's house, Casady Square and the various (now closed) storefronts of Molly's youth. Happy Valentine's Day! Be sure to stay away from Michael Douglas. Links: The Worst Way to Start a City - 99% Invisible Eischen's Bar - Home Mediterranean Imports and Deli Coffee Slingers Roasters Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Store | Braum's Never Too Young to Die (1986) with Vanity "It could be you" - YouTube Casady Square Shopping Center Urban Teahouse Uptown Oasis - Houses for Rent in Oklahoma City See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 14, 2019
Episode 371: Slurpees
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Field trip! Today we make our true yet invalid opinions about Slurpees known to the world. We discover M & M's birthstones and their favorite My Little Pony characters, all while battling some serious brain freeze. Links: Peridot - Wikipedia Slurpee (@slurpee) | Twitter See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 07, 2019
Episode 370: Fried Rice
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Put on your VR helmets because it's time for Molly's annual review and to talk about confetti rice. We discuss backbone aromatics, injured fingers and studded food as we decide what was authentic for the time. Links: How to Make the Best Fried Rice | The Food Lab | Serious Eats The Breath of a Wok: Grace Young, Alan Richardson: 9780743238274: Amazon.com: Books Spilled Milk: Episode 1: Fried Eggs Mouth Wide Open: A Cook and His Appetite: John Thorne, Matt Lewis Thorne: 9780865476288: Amazon.com: Books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 31, 2019
Episode 369: Mayonnaise
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Welcome to Matthew's nightmare. Today we wade through some Back to the Future trivia to bring you a live mayo demonstration and an attempt at exposure therapy. Spoiler alert: we just end up tired. Links: Smashing Pumpkins - Mayonaise - YouTube What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men? Not Your Mother's Mayonnaise: A Great French Sauce for Summer - The New York Times Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe | Bon Appetit Nancy Silverton's Chipotle Mayonnaise See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 24, 2019
Episode 368: Rotisserie Chicken
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Welcome to The Danger Zone! Neither wind nor downed telephone poles nor minor illnesses will prevent us from bringing you some Molly bait, aka Rotisserie Chicken. Hop on the train of discussion as we learn the real definition of vegetarianism and remind Molly that this is, indeed, a comedy show. GREEN CHILE CHICKEN CHILAQUILES Okay, maybe Matthew said enchiladas on the show, but actually he’s more likely to use rotisserie chicken for these chilaquiles, which are awesome. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil ½ large onion, diced 1 cup chicken broth ¼ cup heavy cream ½ cup green salsa 1 cup shredded chicken A bunch of tortilla chips (maybe ⅔ of a 1-pound bag) 3 fried eggs Heat oil in Dutch oven or other large pot over medium-high. Add the onions and cook until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir chicken broth, cream, and salsa, bring to a vigorous simmer, and cook until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the chicken, then the chips, breaking up the chips slightly with a spoon, stirring up from the bottom, and adding chips until they’re nicely coated. Serve on heated plates, topped with a fried egg. Yield: 3 servings Links: Are Rotisserie Chickens a Bargain? 32 Delicious Ways To Use Rotisserie Chicken See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 17, 2019
Episode 367: Baking Chips
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Rated NFJ (Not For June) Today we live through excessive nibbling, alien abductions and more of Molly's Willy Wonka obsession to bring you an episode all about Baking Chips. Or Baking Morsels. Whatever they are called, they are better than any Baldwin. Links: REESE'S Chewy Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips The Cement Garden (film) - Wikipedia MOM RAGE Toll House Cookies: A Secret History - The Toast The Grand Central Baking Book: Breakfast Pastries, Cookies, Pies, and Satisfying Savories from the Pacific Northwest's Celebrated Bakery: Piper Davis, Ellen Jackson: 9781580089531: Amazon.com: Books Out on this limb | Orangette See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 10, 2019
Episode 366: Cabbage
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Whether you boil, stuff or braise it, cabbage is a canvas. We chew into eternity as we become Cabbage Heads and discover that this beloved of brassicas will one day save us all. Get ready to ooh and ahh. STIR-FRIED CABBAGE Cabbage Ginger Soy sauce Rice wine Vegetable or peanut oil Rice vinegar This is more of a method than a recipe. Cut green cabbage into rough one-inch squares. (A quarter-head of cabbage makes a good side dish for two people.) Prepare a teaspoon or two of minced ginger. Pour one tablespoon each of soy sauce and rice wine into a small bowl. Heat a wok or skillet over high heat. Add the oil and heat until you see a wisp of smoke. Add the cabbage and cook, stirring every 30 seconds or so, until well browned and a bit charred in places, reducing the heat slightly if necessary. Add the ginger and stir to combine. Drizzle in the soy sauce mixture, reserving a little and tasting for a good level of salt. Cook until the soy sauce and rice wine has evaporated. Stir in 1 teaspoon rice vinegar and serve Links: All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking - Kindle edition by Molly Stevens. Cookbooks, Food & Wine Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. Stuffed cabbage in the troo style | Good Food Channel Spilled Milk: Episode 130: Coleslaw Out of love | Orangette Salvadoran Cabbage Relish (Curtido) Recipe | Bon Appetit Spilled Milk: Episode 7: Irish Spring Outline of a Theory of Cabbage | Orangette Simple Red Cabbage Salad with Lemon and Black Pepper See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 03, 2019
Episode 365: Mulled Wine and Cider
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Today our traffic jam of voices discusses holiday train sets, and hygge over glasses of painful wine. On our journey we encounter Hadrian's Wall, time capsules, space travel and even more fiery desserts than we planned on. Links: Quick Cider-Mulled Wine recipe | Epicurious.com Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management - Wikipedia aebleskiver - Google Search Spilled Milk: Episode 198: Grapes See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 27, 2018
Episode 364: Tea Lattes
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Get out your foaming wands! Today we discover just how fun Matthew is to travel with and then we get all science-y again. We discover that anything can be yucky, some interesting mom facts, and that Medium Art 101 would be a great class. The Official Spilled Milk Hojicha Latte (S-size) 6g (2 tablespoons) hojicha 50ml (scant ¼ cup) water 3g raw sugar (such as demerara or coconut sugar) 40ml (about 3 tablespoons) steamed milk Brew hojicha with boiling water 30 seconds using an Aeropress if you have one or a teapot if not. Dispense into heated mug. Stir in sugar and steamed milk; top with foamed milk. Yield: 1 servingThe Official Spilled Milk Matcha Latte ½ teaspoon matcha powder ½ ounce hot water (about 180°F, not quite boiling) Steamed milk Sugar (optional) Pass the matcha through a fine-mesh strainer into a heated bowl or mug. Whisk in the hot water, then stir in steamed milk to taste (try 1 ounce to start) and top with foamed milk. Matthew likes them unsweetened, but if you’d like yours sweeter, try adding ½ teaspoon sugar along with the steamed milk. Yield: 1 serving Links: Organic Hojicha Uji Matcha Kiku Mukashi Kenny Rogers - The Gambler - YouTube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 20, 2018
Episode 363: Multi Cookers (Instant Pot)
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Today, the Rice Cooker Vigilantes confront patent trolls and scary rap to bring you lots and lots of science. We drop truths you may not be able to handle, such as how dentures are like pressure cookers, whose instant pot is best and the ups and downs of natural vs manual release. Instant Pot Chili This is loosely adapted from Cook's Illustrated, March/April 1998. As specified, this makes a very intense and medium-spicy chili. If you want to substitute commercial chili powder for the dried chiles, use 4 tablespoons and omit the cumin. 3 pounds beef chuck, trimmed well of fat and cut into 1-inch cubes 3 dried ancho chiles 3 dried New Mexico chiles 2 dried pasilla negro chiles 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried coriander 1/2 teaspoon MSG 5 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, diced 2 jalapeños, seeded (if desired) and minced 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce 1/2 cup water Toast the chiles. The easiest way to do this is in the microwave. Put them on a plate and start with 30 seconds on high; remove any that have puffed up and continue at 30-second intervals until they've all puffed. Let them cool for five minutes and grind in a spice grinder. Combine the chile powders with the salt, oregano, cumin, coriander, MSG, and minced garlic. Set the multicooker to Saute. Heat the oil and add the onion and jalapeño. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the chile powder mixture and stir until well-mixed and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the beef, lime juice, tomato sauce, and water. Stir to combine. Lock the lid, set the multicooker to Manual and cook for 35 minutes with natural pressure release. The chili will be very thick and rich; feel free to add water to dilute as necessary. Season with salt and pepper and serve. Yield: 6 hearty servings Links: Indian Instant Pot® Cookbook: Traditional Indian Dishes Made Easy and Fast: Urvashi Pitre: 9781939754547: Amazon.com: Books Amazon.com: Comfort in an Instant: 75 Comfort Food Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and InstantPot® eBook: Melissa Clark: Kindle Store The “Butter-Chicken Lady” Who Made Indian Cooks Love the Instant Pot | The New Yorker Dinner in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot®: Melissa Clark: 9781524762964: Amazon.com: Books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 13, 2018
Episode 362: Bulk Bins
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Today, we are in a bulk state of mind as we discuss shrimp scoops, Amélie and our new #1 Fan. Eventually, Molly divulges her bulk section past and Matthew shows off his memorization skills. Oh, we also take luxury vehicles to task so this episode is a lot. Links: Beer-Braised Short Ribs with Wheat Berries See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 06, 2018
Episode 361: Risotto
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Welcome to... Risotto World! We've been given a mission and chosen to make it, blowing right through nap time in the process. This quickly devolves into our "sexiest" episode as we discuss scheduling adult time, building bedroom suspense and Carnaroli vs Arborio. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 29, 2018
Episode 360: Cookies and Cream
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So what if it is our second ice cream themed episode in one week? We do not have a problem so don't email us. Today we confront cookie smooshed frozen dairy desserts and ask: Are they cookie enough for us? Beware of false memories and melting blizzards. Links: Mallard Ice Cream See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 22, 2018
Bonus: Milkshakes 2
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Welcome to Milkshakes: The Sequel. Today, we are steeped in legacy as we ponder the modern meaning of milkshake, whether you can be jealous of a high school and UPS drivers' secret coded language of beeps. MATTHEW’S ULTIMATE COFFEE MILKSHAKE 6 ounces coffee ice cream (Trader Joe’s is excellent) 1 tablespoon coffee syrup (available at Trader Joe’s or in Rhode Island) 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup ¼ to ½ cup milk Set the ice cream aside to soften for 10 minutes or until melty around the edges. Add the coffee syrup, chocolate syrup, and milk to a blender and blend until combined. Add the ice cream and blend until well mixed. Yield: 1 large or 2 small servings Links: Celebrating Stories of Dairy Devotion | DairyGood Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes: Adam Ried Spilled Milk: Episode 16: Sour Cherries Spilled Milk: Episode 3: Milkshakes See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 19, 2018
Episode 359: Stuffing
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Today we play Filling, Foam or Substance as we discuss that Thanksgiving staple, Stuffing. Molly vamps and Matthew fluffs as we wonder where the phalanges are, when was Ancient Rome and what potatoes have to do with anything. Links: Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing - Recipe - FineCooking My favorite stuffing, from Brother Timothy See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 15, 2018
Episode 358: Chicken and Rice
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Once again, we go way too broad. Today, we discuss Chicken and Rice complete with excessive saliva and slippery lessons. Matthew discloses his rebellious tendencies and Molly christens herself the Mother Dish. Links: Hainanese Chicken Rice Set Recipe | Serious Eats Nong's Khao Man Gai | Making you happy - one chicken and rice at the time Chicken Rice War - Wikipedia Persian-ish Rice with Tahdig — SALT FAT ACID HEAT Arroz Con Pollo | How to Make Puerto Rican Style Chicken and Rice Biryani - Wikipedia Malaysian Chicken and Rice - Recipe - FineCooking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 08, 2018
Episode 357: Iceberg Lettuce
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Today, Julia Turshen joins us to devour and discuss Iceberg Lettuce. After a quick visit to therapy and Molly's mind's mouth, we reminisce about Individual Side Salad woes and lettuce cups before christening Matthew "The Iceberg Man". We get pretty defensive of this much maligned lettuce, though we do end the show by slamming iceberg heads... Julia Turshen's Iceberg Salad with Pickled Shallots recipe to come soon! Special Guest: Julia Turshen. Links: JULIA TURSHEN Signed copy of Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers by Julia Turshen :: Book Larder Equity at the Table (EATT) - About Iceberg Lettuce Deserves More Than the Wedge Salad | The New Yorker How to Make the Ultimate Iceberg Wedge Salad | Bon Appetit See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 01, 2018
Episode 356: Meal Planning
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Have your plow and Google calendar ready, because today we are discussing Meal Planning. This is one of those episodes that may be low on comedy but high on usefulness, or so we are telling ourselves. Matthew gets put into the hot seat as we find out about The Meat List and call his mom. We pass strings of mongers as we learn to stride ahead and try to alleviate meal guilt. Links: Dinner: A Love Story - It All Begins At the Family Table Chicken Curry With Sweet Potatoes and Coconut Milk Recipe - NYT Cooking Amazon.com: Dinner in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot® eBook: Melissa Clark: Kindle Store See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 25, 2018
Bonus: Kahlúa Live Show
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Today we have a mid-afternoon cocktail hour among strangers while deciding make out session requirements, our Hogwarts House and basic rhyming etiquette. While sipping on Kahlúa cold brew cocktails, we discover that Matthew’s car knowledge isn’t up to snuff and that Molly’s Friday night needs some work. Blankets not included. This episode is sponsored by Kahlúa. Please drink responsibly. Links: RSVP Kahlúa Cold Brew Soda Drink Recipe - Kahlúa Kahlúa Cold Brew Martini Drink Recipe - Kahlúa Mule "de Cafe" Drink Recipe - Kahlúa Spilled Milk: Episode 311: Canned Cold Brew See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 22, 2018
Episode 355: Peach vs Nectarine
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Forget Rocky vs Bullwinkle. This is the showdown we've all been waiting for! Today we embark on a skinless tasting and proceed to make things way more complicated than they need to be. Secret envelopes may be involved. Whispering fruits definitely make an appearance. But, no antlers were harmed in the making of this episode so don't write to us! Links: NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! - YouTube Everything is Alive See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 18, 2018
Episode 354: Leeks
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Grab your one euro logs and a sword, because today we are talking about Leeks. We learn about Matthew's unit price obsession and Molly's counter top sludge as we discuss the merits of this melting allium. Things will get dirty. Links: Leiningen Versus the Ants 27 Leek Recipes That Are Like, 'Onions Who?' | Bon Appetit Dinner, with a garden and lilies | Orangette Fixing a Leek | Bon Appetit Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers by Julia Turshen Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs by Julia Turshen Tickets for our 10/13 Live Show at ReThink Cold Brew Cafe sponsored by Kahlua See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 11, 2018
Bonus: Kahlúa Cocktails
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Pour a glass of Kahlúa and put on a sweater, we're going on a field trip! Today we discuss the slow passage of time, fashion cycles and snapchat suspicions as we sip on Espresso Martinis. We discover America's Last Top Model and which host is a ding-a-ling while coming up with some million dollar inventions. Bartender Mittens anyone!? This episode is sponsored by Kahlúa. Please drink responsibly. Links: RSVP here for Spilled Milk live show at rethink Cold Brew Cafe Sponsored by Kahlúa Kahlúa Espresso Martini Drink Recipe - Kahlúa Kahlúa Irish Cold Brew Martini Drink Recipe - Kahlúa See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 08, 2018
Episode 353: Movie Candy
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This week, we dive into boxes of Movie Candy while Matthew chickens out. Our intrepid hosts suffer bruised tongues and Red Vine abuse while chatting crushes, clammy hands and sexy librarians. Producer Abby strikes again! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 04, 2018
Episode 352: Nectarines
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Trichomes, botany and provocative questions must mean we are talking about some very special stone fruit. Nectarines, though clingy and aged, are yummy and dominate. Just our type. Links: Punnett square - Wikipedia The Difference Between Freestone and Clingstone Peaches | Kitchn Oranges: John McPhee See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 27, 2018
Episode 351: Shokupan
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This week we are a podcast for listening as we discuss Shokupan, the eraserbread. Bread cheeks, heels and ears all make an appearance along with some star making reenactments. Finally, we uncover a secret pastry brush obsession so be sure to swipe right. Links: Japanese Milk Bread | Ayako & Family Pop Ups — Kamonegi See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 20, 2018
Episode 350: Jello Cakes
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Today we go way down Memory Lane Rabbit Hole and end up at The Junior League as we eat the Jello Cake of Molly's childhood. We encounter Mr Bob and High Maintenance as we confront illusions of pudding and compatible superlatives. Limit: One duck per person. Links: Become a subscriber! Rainbow Layer Cake - Kraft Recipes Can I Use Jello In A Cake Mix? - CakeCentral.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 13, 2018
Episode 349: Margaritas
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This was all Producer Abby's idea. Unless you hate this episode, in which case she had nothing to do with it and actually advised against it. Let it be known that Margaritas may cause excessive licking, splinter injuries and are essential to the game "Dumb or Just Sad?". Links: The Best Tequila for a Margarita | Serious Eats The Thirst-Quenching History of the Margarita The History and Science of Frozen Slushie Cocktails | Serious Eats You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life You win | Orangette See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 06, 2018
Episode 348: Ice Cream Cones
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Today we taste Ice Cream Cones and immediately become lunge feeders. Dive deep with us for some teaching moments as we tackle cone fears, scotch drops and nature's napkin. It takes some tongue coaxing but eventually blowing agents get their say. Links: A Community for Naturalists · iNaturalist.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 30, 2018
Episode 347: Non-Stick Ice Cream Treats
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Today, Matthew shocks and Molly rants as we discover too much of a good thing can be hazardous. We attempt to make meaningful contributions to society as we ponder murderous organs and sneaky nutritional facts. Meanwhile, the dreaded Ice Cream Wall looms ever closer. Links: The Family That Built an Empire of Pain | The New Yorker Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business: Esphyr Slobodkina: 9780064431439: Amazon.com: Books The Case for Free Admission | The New Yorker See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 23, 2018
Episode 346: BLTs
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Hey bae, we need a lot of help today. We learn the merits of abbreviations as we discuss that descendant of the club sandwich, the BLT. Topics such as tomato baths and mayonnaise glops are fair game as well as silver foxes and lonely bears. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 16, 2018
Episode 345: Refried Beans
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We take a long meandering journey down Memory Lane as we discuss Refried Beans and measure coolness levels with Scorn and Envy. We learn the perils of "yes-anding" and hiking while high as worlds collide and Molly's real name is revealed. Links: The Best Refried Beans Recipe | SAVEUR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 09, 2018
Episode 344: Cinnamon Rolls
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Welcome to The Nordic Connection, where we bed and incubate bressert with the help of Molly's tour guide "skills". While discussing Cinnamon Roll anatomy, sugar lumps and student waiters, we come to some surprising conclusions in order to crown the Master of the Yeasted Dough. Links: hagabullar - Google Search korvapuusti - Google Search The Trouble with Yeast | Bon Appetit Quick cinnamon buns from 'Cook's Illustrated' Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Plus the MUST-HAVE secret ingredient!} See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 02, 2018
Episode 343: Crudités
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Today we skip the dip and dive straight into Hypothetical Vegetable Grammar with a side of dusty radishes. We get philosophical and sporty while Molly's patience wears thin, Matthew invents a new job and a long lost friend returns. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 26, 2018
Episode 342: Halva
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Welcome to language hour where we encounter some funky Dad stuff, Matthew's secret pottery dreams and Good King Henry. Our vocabulary is off the charts as we discuss the morbid dessert paste Halva while coming up with some all purpose insults. Just don't call us chubby cowards! Links: Halvah - Marble by Russ & Daughters - Goldbely Big John's PFI Specialty Imported Food Products See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 19, 2018
Episode 341: Corn on the Cob
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Today we dive into danger with that classic conversation starter, Corn on the Cob. We are still in the milk stage as we fight against the Niblet Nabber with butter pats and Silver Spoons. But wait! The dreaded Butter Boy makes an appearance and all we have are cobshanks! Links: Childish Gambino - This Is America Spilled Milk: Episode 21: Corn off the Cob Butter Boy® Corn Butterer Foolproof Boiled Corn | Cook's Illustrated Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elotes) Recipe | Serious Eats See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 12, 2018
Episode 340: Cool Whip
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Today we devour that stone cold classic, de-emulsed edible spackle also known as Cool Whip. Pre-funk with us as we Co-host Greatly to decide if this deserves the highest of Spilled Milk honors, until a secret is revealed that could threaten the future of the show. Links: FamilyGreatly Urban Dictionary: Pre-funk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 05, 2018
Episode 339: Try My Casserole
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Today we are a couple of hot dishes talking starchy binders and gloopy soups. We discover Molly's lack of hospitality skills and a cute attempt at quiz making while discussing the Blanket and Funeral Casseroles that lurk on the horizon. Links: Meat Doria ドリア • Just One Cookbook Cookin' with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price Oasis: MTV Uncensored [MTV Unplugged 1996] Madonna - Papa Don't Preach Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 28, 2018
Episode 338: Still Water
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Today we embrace the stillness and immediately a fight breaks out. Using panda voices and pH levels, we consume multitudes to find hydration you can feel and amusement you can hear. Thanks again to Mr. Nobody for making this episode possible. Links: Almost Famous (2000) - IMDb Zen Shorts Monchhichi - Wikipedia Stillwater, Oklahoma - Wikipedia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 21, 2018
Episode 337: Dutch Baby
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Today our topic is the Dutch Baby, though you'd be forgiven for forgetting that once we get started. This episode is overflowing with nonsense: indecent proposals, minivans of children and celestial masterpieces are just the beginning. Be sure to stick around for Matthew's Hot Tips, where surprisingly useful information is communicated. Links: 9 am Sunday: butter and babies | Orangette Halley's Comet - Wikipedia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 14, 2018
Episode 336: Pringles
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Saddle up your tongue because today we are discussing Hyperbolic Paraboloid Potato Crisps, the ultimate way recharge your busy day. Are they chips? Or are they crisps? Crackers? Batter? Stix!? We learn about invasive species, lid sufficiency, and loud stacks. WOW! What a Podcast! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 07, 2018
Episode 335: Scallions
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Today we discuss The Unsung Aromatic, scallions. When we aren't accidentally liquefying them, we find that these alliums are pretty inoffensive though Molly isn't that impressed. Then, we celebrate tender lower parts and the return of Mrs. Cubbison. Links: Malaysian Chicken and Rice - Recipe - FineCooking Dinner, with a garden and lilies | Orangette oaxaca city market - Google Search Calçot - Wikipedia Mezze Maniche Rigate with Scallions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2018
Episode 334: Goldfish Crackers
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Luxury grocery stores, complete with fireplaces and suits of armor, lead us to FrankenMolly, Monte Carlo and eventually to Goldfish. We discuss the merits of smiling snacks, play Name That Princess! and are eventually attacked by stink bugs. Unrelated, how early is too early to drink red wine? Links: Rob Roy When Twenty-Six Thousand Stinkbugs Invade Your Home | The New Yorker See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 24, 2018
Episode 333: Coffeecake
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Good morning! Or afternoon. Or tea time. We give up, when do you eat Coffeecake? After some DJ speculation and nubby streusel stripes we decide that we awesome and of course tears ensue. We contemplate going facebook official and would you believe there isn't a mug of coffee in sight? Links: chocolate chip sour cream coffee cake – smitten kitchen big crumb coffee cake – smitten kitchen Cooks Illustrated: Rethinking Coffee Cake Cook’s Illustrated Individual Coffeecakes — The Quick Recipe See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 17, 2018
Episode 332: Turnips
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Today we wonder if turnips are perfect and who told who to shut up. Then we turn up the funk, get assertive and launch the Cutest Vegetable Pageant. After much debate, we finally decide to rutabaga which turns out to be much more musical than you'd expect. Actually, never mind, long time listeners will see this coming a mile away. Links: Spilled Milk: Episode 145: Bok Choy turnip lanterns - Google Search Glazed Hakurei Turnips Recipe | Bon Appetit The ultimate winter couscous - Ottolenghi See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 10, 2018
Episode 331: Coconut Oil
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We are 7 years out of date, per usual, but are finally talking Coconut Oil. Is this blast from the past the other white meat? Can our hosts survive through residue dread, mouth mayo and a dramatic on-air argument? Who decides the smell of the beach and recommended portion sizes? All this and more this week on Spilled Milk. Links: How to Make Your Own Chocolate Shell with Just Two Ingredients | Epicurious.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 03, 2018
Episode 330: Crumpets
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Today, through the magic of bubbly topped crumpets, we learn linguistics, history, musical theater, and pillow philosophy. Note how often our self-proclaimed "musical averse" hosts break into song for no apparent reason. Links: The Crumpet Shop – Pike Place Market See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 26, 2018
Episode 329: Tang
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Today we consume quarts of Tang while debating the best snack to demo for young whippersnappers: banana slicing or cutting the cheese? We discover Matthew's past with the Tangmaster General along with Molly's past with bathroom sinks. Links: Our Secret Better Lives — Matthew Amster-Burton See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 19, 2018
Episode 328: Ravioli
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Straight from your friend's freezer case, today we present Mouth Pillows. We wish for a robot chef or at least a nonna while debating whether this is really just a dumpling by another name. Don't you worry, of course Molly's "Italian" accent makes an appearance. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 12, 2018
Episode 327: Frosting
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Today, we are slippery and unstable as we discuss Frosting in all its weepy glory. We reminisce over rosettes, butt milk and our empathy for electronics. Are you a corner or middle slice person? Or do you take after Matthew and not like cake at all? Monster. Links: Seven-Minute Frosting Perfect Swiss Meringue Recipe | Serious Eats Stella Parks on Serious Eats | Serious Eats See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 05, 2018
Episode 326: Thai Curry
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Today the rhizome of podcasts discusses the second best food in the world, thai curries. As we lament our lack of mortar and pestling skills, we wonder where Whoopie went and which Swayze is best. This episode is dedicated to ski jump breasts everywhere. Links: 300 (2006) - IMDb mgs - Thai Curry Revisited World food: 50 best dishes | CNN Travel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 29, 2018
Episode 325: Mountain Dew
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Today we taste what is possibly the world's most dangerous drink, Mountain Dew. We discover how a soft drink is like a dating app and the job opportunities for a Soda Sommelier. Trigger warning for any listening Sour Patch Kids. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 22, 2018
Episode 324: Breakfast for Dinner
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Today we wade through traumatic children's literature and a research rabbit hole to bring you Brinner. While debating just throwing an egg on it and the history of PDA, we arrive at the profound conclusion that lunch is dinner is breakfast is lunch. Perhaps love is like consuming waffles late in the day. Links: Google Ngram Viewer Perhaps Love - John Denver & Placido Domingo You deserve a waffle | Orangette Omelette and a Glass of Wine by Elizabeth David See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 15, 2018
Episode 323: Kombucha
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Welcome to The Booch where we simultaneously risk death and health to discuss that effervescent dream drink of hipsters everywhere, Kombucha. We chat about biofilm, liquid interface, mothers, and clothing design. Then, of course, we invent a new Olympic sport. Links: Spilled Milk: Episode 159: Lip Balm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 08, 2018
Episode 322: Chamomile Tea
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Today we are bullish and apocalyptic while discussing the most calming of teas, chamomile. We learn about Molly's mortal fear of caffeine, her coolness level in college and then we promptly fall asleep. Some really riveting stuff. Links: The Story of Ferdinand Tuesday Morning Mall See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 01, 2018
Episode 321: Handheld Meat Pies
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Today we (very carefully) taste molten meat inside flaky crusts and diagnose Meat Hand Syndrome while Molly gives us another signature Hot Take. Trigger warning for people who are sensitive to terrible words. Like Producer Abby, who has done nothing but love and support the podcast and does not deserve this sort of treatment. CORNISH PASTIES Makes 5 large pasties FOR THE CRUST 25 ounces flour 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2.5 ounces cold lard, cut into chunks 1 stick (4 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks 12.75 ounces cold water FOR THE FILLING 2 pounds chuck steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, plus some minced beef fat (trimmings are fine) 2 pounds russet potatoes 1 medium onion, diced flour salt and pepper 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley FOR THE EGG WASH 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, lard, and butter, mixing with your hands until the fat is in pea-size chunks. Slowly drizzle in cold water, stirring, taking care not to make the dough too wet--check by pressing it into a ball, if it doesn't fall apart into dry chunks, it's ready. Add more water a teaspoon at a time if if needed. Divide the dough into five balls (about 9 oz each). (You can refrigerate the dough up to 24 hours at this point.) Roll the first piece out to a 9-inch circle. Pile the center of the dough with generous layers of potatoes, meat, onion, parsley, suet, and 1 tsp flour. Sprinkle each layer generously with salt and pepper. (I like to make a salt-pepper mixture in a bowl, like they do at Subway.) Using your fingers, moisten the edge of the dough with water and lift the two sides of the pastry to seal on top. Crimp edge with your fingers to hold it together. Place on a sturdy, parchment-lined cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining balls of dough. Beat the egg and milk together in a small bowl. Brush each pasty with the egg mixture and cut two slits in the top with a sharp knife. Bake 30 minutes, then reduce oven to 350 degrees and continue baking 30 more minutes. Cool on a rack 10 minutes before serving. Links: Cooking with Kids: Cornish Pasties | Serious Eats See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 22, 2018
Episode 320: Omelettes
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This episode was 7 years in the making. Today we dive deep into this Dad food staple finding that a little cheese goes a long way. After some lipstick woes, herbal liaisons and painful high school memories we eventually get super French. Because of course we do. Links: Spilled Milk: Episode 46: Dorm Food Order Up: Cracking Open The History Of The Denver Omelet | CPR Tamagoyaki (pan fried rolled egg or rolled omelette) Recipe – Japanese Cooking 101 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 15, 2018
Episode 319: Fruit Curd
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In between knife-fulls of Sprite curd, we debate jam vs. curd vs. marmalade while going on some seriously weird tangents. We also crown a superior citrus and make some predictions for next year's feudal lord fashion. So, just another Thursday. Links: Oklahoma Aids Care Fund Always to acclaim | Orangette Baking with Dorie: Lemon-Lemon Lemon Cream Recipe | Serious Eats See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 08, 2018
Episode 318: Corn Tortillas
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Welcome to another episode of Science, Death and Sex Moves. Today we learn all sorts of new words, some insights into the joys of parenting, and what Molly wants for her birthday. Remember, the first rule about nixtamalized corn is ... you get it. Links: Nixtamalization - Wikipedia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 01, 2018
Episode 317: Arnold Palmer
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Babe, join us here at the country club for a refreshing glass of Arnold Palmer after a strenuous game of golf. Or tennis. Or just anytime not in winter. Today we speculate about Arnold Palmer's dark past and get way too excited about nerdy book topics. We also invent a new drink destined for wild popularity. Links: How to Make the Best Arnold Palmer Ever | Serious Eats See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 25, 2018
Episode 316: Pasta Widths
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We pretty much want to bathe in pasta, whether its extruded, cranked or dyed. Today we learn about Matthew's angelic past, Molly's preferred ribbon texture and where to find the perfect pasta nest. Excessive accent warning. Links: Skillet Pasta Carbonara (from cook's illustrated) recipe | Epicurious.com Bucatini all'Amatriciana Recipe | Serious Eats Spilled Milk: Episode 274: Bolognese Matthew Amster-Burton's Books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 18, 2018
Episode 315: Breath Mints
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Within these four mouth walls, we break dance and break resolutions as we torture our tongues with breath mints. With Mouth Ghosts and Eye Goblins right behind the door, is this the episode where Matthew and Molly finally make out!? Links: Matthew Break Dances See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 11, 2018
Episode 314: Mussels
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We continue to exude class today as we lunch on mussels. Adorned in mother of pearl and beards, we learn what it means to adult and what treasures can lie behind dumpsters. Along the way we uncover Matthew's room temperature fears and the best way to chowder. Links: Bordeaux - France - Molly Wizenberg - Town & Country Thai Steamed Mussels Recipe - Allrecipes.com Steamed Mussels With Garlic and Parsley Recipe - NYT Cooking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 04, 2018
Episode 313: Scallops
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Today, we quickly become full of existential angst as we learn way too much about Scallops. Discover how delicate an ecosystem this episode is with all of its biology degrees and cosmopolitan free living. We wonder how to quantify conscious thought while marveling at the long lasting legacy of Daniel Day-Lewis. Links: The Food Lab: How to Sear Scallops | Serious Eats See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 28, 2017
Episode 312: Gingerbread Cookies
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Ready for 26 minutes in heaven? Listen as we discuss nameless humanoid baked goods both snappy and biting. We also play Guess the Cookie Cutter Shape and Are We Cool? before we are all gone. Links: Martha Stewart's Royal Icing See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 21, 2017
Episode 311: Canned Cold Brew
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Look at us drinking the trendiest thing in caffeinated beverages! Coffee, steeped long, hard, and cold. We wonder how many sips are too many sips, and what happened to the flavor compounds—all the while hoping Cookie Monster shows up. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 14, 2017
Episode 310: French Fry Shapes
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Today Matthew and Molly encounter Curly, Shoestring, Steak and Crinkle all from the comfort of home! Fibonacci and the Golden ratio make cameo appearances and we wonder if there are laws dictating seasoning norms. Recommended reading: The History of Curly Frying. Links: French Fries Recipe - NYT Cooking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 07, 2017
Episode 309: Vietnamese Junk Food
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Thanks to Listener Doctor Helena, we embark on a flavor journey that starts in joy and ends in tears. We keep it tight while encountering pleasing packaging and the taste of teacups. Finally, we attempt to answer the age old question: Swedish or savory? Links: Vietnam VAC Homepage - Vietnam Vascular Anomalies Center See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 30, 2017
Episode 308: Pop Tarts
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We may get off to a rocky start, but as Molly presents her treatise on Pop Tarts, things start to fire up. We learn about the origins of breakfast pastries, anthropomorphic marketing strategies and introduce a new segment: "Kelloggs or not?". Stick around for the special epilogue. Links: Milton the Toaster - YouTube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 23, 2017
Episode 307: Bagels
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Coming at you hot today to discuss yeasty dough rings. We learn about Matthew's hero complex and the merits of boiling, and encounter some very frightening dolls. Links: Bravetart bagel recipe Simpich Dolls See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 16, 2017
Episode 306: Tokyo
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Today Matthew and Molly take Tokyo! We are turning strangers into friends as we discuss creamy heads, extravagant delis and squid legs all the while learning more than we ever bargained for about each other's personal habits. Links: Bar VICTORIA - Nakano/Bar Nakano Beer Kobo New York Bar and Grill at the Park Hyatt Tokyo TOMATO Fabric Stores See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 09, 2017
Episode 305: Roast Chicken
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Roast Chicken, it's not us, it's you. We're only in love with the idea of you. Today we realize our alien tendencies as we broach our feelings of inadequacy regarding these deeply burnished birds. Do you truss us? Links: Zuni Cafe's Roast Chicken Thomas Keller's Roast Chicken Buttermilk-Marinated Roast Chicken Recipe from Salt Fat Acid Heat Perfect Roast Chicken with Salsa Verde - Not Without Salt See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 02, 2017
Episode 304: Lentils
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Welcome to The Laird of the Lentils: Super Tender Potential Edition. Today we reminisce about insufferable grandfathers and lovely advisors while discussing teenage pulse obsessions. We also give you a dumpster full of recipes. POTATO-SAUSAGE MASQUERADE LENTIL SOUP Serves 4 to 6 3 cups cooked lentils (preferably French green) 1/2 pound bacon, diced 1 medium onion, diced 2 large carrots, diced 2 ribs celery, diced 1 teaspoon cumin 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1/2 pound fully cooked bratwurst (thin links if you can find them), cut into bite-sized chunks 1 pound fingerling potatoes, cut into bite-sized lengths salt and pepper In a large Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until it starts to crisp. Add the onions, carrots, and celery and cook until softened. Stir in cumin and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the lentils, breaking up the mass of lentils with the spoon. Stir in the chicken broth, then add the sausage and potatoes and simmer until the potatoes are cooked to your liking, 20 to 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 4 days. Links: Zuni Cafe Lentil Soup Velvety Lentil Chestnut Soup Recipe Molly's Lentil Soup from Picnic Molly's Mujadara Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Patricia Wells' Green Lentil Salad Recipe See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 26, 2017
Episode 303: Molasses Cookies
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Get out those index cards and red string to prep for the holidays. Today we dive into the ol' holiday cookie tin for a taxonomy lesson and find out a curious teenage obsession of Matthew's. Do you think Blackstrap Twinkles is a DJ, Stripper or Grade School Principal's name?. Links: Ginger Twinkle Cookie BakeWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Baking with Over 200 Magnificent Recipes: Shirley O. Corriher Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies | Cook's Illustrated M & M at karaoke Molly's Ginger-Molasses Cookies Molly's Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 19, 2017
Episode 302: Stinky Cheese
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Professor Molly teaches Student Matthew all about washed rind cheeses through cheese guns, rind bravery and cautionary tales. Blooming and ripe, we step out of the cheese cave and into the light before washing and smearing. We are so cultured. Links: Chaumes Taleggio Merlot BellaVitano® Tieton Creamery Hartwell Gruyere See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 12, 2017
Episode 301: Watermelon
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How many podcast hosts does it take to slice a watermelon? We nerd out big time while discussing seed spitting, thumping techniques and ball conundrums while running into juicy troubles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 05, 2017
Episode 300: Bibimbap
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We've finally made it to 300 episodes, so are celebrating with Bibimbap and then maybe some brown diamonds. We sing about rice and the Facts of Life (again) while learning about hot stone bowls and experiments in patience. Matthew's Bibimbap From Hungry Monkey, Matthew Amster-Burton, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009 Serves 4 Time: 90 minutes, plus at least 2 hours marinating time Other popular toppings include carrots, spinach, zucchini, mushrooms and daikon, but try the simple version below first. And by all means try a vegetarian version, with tofu or without. The beef will be easier to slice if you freeze it for 30 to 60 minutes first. If you have access to a Japanese or Korean grocery, you'll find good-quality pre-sliced beef labeled for sukiyaki or bulgogi---a real timesaver. My favorite bowls for serving bibimbap (and many other rice and noodle dishes) are Crate and Barrel's inexpensive Bistro Bowls.For the bulgogi marinade: 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons finely grated Asian pear or Granny Smith apple 1 scallion, thinly sliced 1 medium clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper 1 pound beef flank steak, halved lengthwise, then cut crosswise into very thin slices 8 ounces bean sprouts sesame oil 6 cups hot cooked medium-grain (Calrose) rice (from about 2 cups uncooked rice) 8 ounces napa cabbage kimchi (see note) 4 eggs peanut or vegetable oil gochujang (Korean hot sauce), thinned to pourable texture with rice wine vinegar or water (see note) Combine the soy sauce, sugar, pear, scallions, garlic, sesame seeds, oil and pepper in a bowl. Add the meat and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. Put the meat and the marinade in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook just until no trace of pink remains in the meat. Set aside. Blanch the bean sprouts in boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Fry the eggs in a bit of peanut oil a large skillet. (A runny yolk is best here, because the heat of the rice will cook it.) Place 1-1/2 cups of rice in each bowl. Top each bowl with one quarter of the beef, bean sprouts and kimchi---arranging them reasonably artfully around the edge of the bowl---and place a fried egg in the middle. Serve immediately. Each diner should add gochujang to taste and stir everything together, including the egg. Eat with a spoon.Notes Gochujang is sold in Korean and other Asian groceries, and now often Western supermarkets as well, generally in a red plastic box. Kimchi is sold in jars in the refrigerated section of the supermarket, usually near the produce with the Asian noodles and tofu. The kind I call for is the most common variety and needs no prep before serving other than slicing it and putting it atop the bibimbap. Links: Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes Eating Korea: Reports on a Culinary Renaissance Bee-Bim Bop!: Linda Sue Park, Ho Baek Lee See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 28, 2017
Episode 299: Animal Crackers
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Follow the Animal Cracker trail down memory lane into the Red Carpeted Love Dungeon, which may be located in a parallel universe. We discuss string theories while playing Guess the Animal! and wonder where Bailey went. Links: Spilled Milk - Become a member See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 21, 2017
Episode 298: Sorbet
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Wait! Before summer ends, we need to talk about Sorbet. Get ready for a palate cleanser and a history lesson. We gild our memories a bit, plan yet another retreat and get excited about ritualized transactions while discussing the glorious Sorbet Age of yesteryear. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 14, 2017
Episode 297: Frozen Chicken Pot Pie
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This week we tackle molten lava aka Chicken Pot Pie. We wonder where the pot comes in, the appeal of crusty stew and address Matthew's broken promises. Be sure to stick around till the end for a riveting word game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 07, 2017
Episode 296: Coconut Milk
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Welcome to the Red-Carpeted Love Dungeon! Alice navigates an obstacle course of cords as Matthew and Molly taste coconut milk and encounter Big Bird and Cookie Monster. Tummy aches may occur. Links: Matthew's Thai Curry Revisited See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 31, 2017
Episode 295: Boxed Mac and Cheese
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Straight from hell, we are Forever Friends who are desperate for some wind beneath our wings. As a cure for our heat wave, we decide to do some rolling boiling and consume bowls of steaming milky macaroni. This episode goes nowhere good, though it does feature babies and bunnies so there is that. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 24, 2017
Episode 294: Baby Snacks
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Make sure you are seated in an upright position while listening to this episode. We travel way way down memory lane as we discuss the vital importance of Cheerios and the merits of clear packaging. After a quick return through Busytown, we do a skills quiz to determine if we are mature enough for these snacks. The answer may surprise you. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 17, 2017
Episode 293: Swiss Junk Food
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Today we are strangers in a strange box, this time of the Swiss variety. We narrowly avoid horse dental emergencies to explore mountains of chocolate alongside mis-pronunciations galore. No passport required. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 10, 2017
Episode 292: Bloody Marys
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Cheers! Today your out of the know hosts practice extreme ambivalence. But first, some affirmations and explorations from Mother of the Show, Judy. We then discuss friendly ghost stories and rank our favorite food companions. Which is 100% a good idea. Links: Bloody Mary recipe Bloody Caesar Cocktail Recipe A Guide to the Bloody Mary and its Many Variations - Eater See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 03, 2017
Episode 291: Breakfast Sausage
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The law offices of Link, Patty and Chub invite you to The Sausage Report. We tackle the most important meal of the day while discussing the lyrics of Mulan, Molly's obituary status and the delights of Jimmy Dean. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 27, 2017
Episode 290: Kid Snacks
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Aural and Oral here coming to you live with cereal snacking adventures. Today, we go from teddies to goldfish to bunnies to discover the truth behind afternoon delights and flavor blasting. Be sure to look before you squeeze. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 20, 2017
Episode 289: Hawaiian Junk Food
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In which we happily accept a nonthreatening box of Hawaiian Junk Food, working through excessive grinding and sawing to get to the Creem Crackers and chubbies inside. Learning nipple care tips and the actual flavor of popcorn are just bonuses. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 13, 2017
Episode 288: Tomato Juice
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Pardon our dust as we discuss Tomato juice, whether it resides in large cans or in dump buckets. Through flume rides, sing-a-longs and soldier ants we wonder if we have finally reached that v8 stage of life. Links: Flume - Say It feat. Tove Lo (Clean Bandit Remix) - YouTube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 06, 2017
Episode 287: Black Tea
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Excessive slurping ahead. Matthew schools us on tea leaves, buying a zoo and what to do with PG Tips while Lil ol' Molly offends absolutely no one. Directions: bash, fester, dry, repeat. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Brad Pitt in GQ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 29, 2017
Episode 286: Crisps and Crumbles
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Beware the Crumbling! No we will not discuss grunts, slumps or buckles today, but we will discuss discrete nubs, butter rubbing and Def Leppard. Note: This episode will also serve as our audition reel for America's Got Talent. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Dan Lepard Crumble recipeMolly's old Rhubarb Crumble  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 22, 2017
Episode 285: Chicken Wings LIVE!
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Technical difficulties notwithstanding, we wish you all a Happy Mount St. Helens Day! To celebrate, we take a field trip to that Narnia of restaurants, Buffalo Wild Wings aka B Dub Dub. McKayla and Buff Ranch lead us to consume drumettes, party wings and more snappy tendons than we are comfortable with. All in all, a GREAT choice! EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Look Inside this Book Club Live show opener Serious eats chicken wingsB Dub Dub Menu See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 15, 2017
Episode 284: Dinner Rolls
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We're hot for the summer and devouring way more Dinner Rolls than the suggested serving size. We wonder what to pair with butt rolls, what the movie Cider House Rules is about and where pneumatic tubes went. Butterflake and Shutterfly out! EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Parker Rolls  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 08, 2017
Episode 283: Vanilla Extract
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Today we learn about all the forms Vanilla can take; paste, sugar, salt and wood pulp. We also learn about base notes and top notes, smelling as sad as you feel and the various ailments of Richard Scarry characters. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Travel Writing Class at The Pantry  Debbie Downer SNL See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2017
Episode 282: Arugula
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Welcome to the Exceptional Food and Comedy Experience for Your Ears. Today we work through mispronunciations, automatans and duo dental emergencies to bring you our thoughts on Arugula. Or rucola. Or is it rocket? Whatever, just put it on a pizza. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 25, 2017
Episode 281: Toffee
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Grab your hammers because today we are talking Toffee. Molly encounters her first Heath bar, which (spoiler alert) does not go well. We also learn a few things about soft cracks, snaps and surfing geese. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Chill wildlife Instagram Molly's Christmas Toffee Matzo Toffee Cary's of Oregon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2017
Episode 280: Sausage
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Today we get real about food, within or without you. Playing sausage roulette leads to fennel surprises, thoughts on what makes us human and our best horror movie voices. Beware the evil onion! EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com PDX show Molly's Sausage Roasted Sausages with Red Grapes See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 11, 2017
Episode 279: Hot Pockets
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Well, these aren't the worst things we've ever eaten. Today, we nuke some doughy, toasty "sandwiches" filled with lava, giving Molly yet another brand new life experience. Sing it with us: HOT POCKETS! EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 04, 2017
Episode 278: Enchiladas
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Bear with our vocal fry and upspeak as we discuss the king of casseroles, Enchiladas. We talk impregnating tortillas, our spin-off show "Cool Hunters" and the return of the dreaded bologna rollups. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Book Larder Independent Bookstore Day Rick Bayless' Green Enchiladas Red Enchiladas STACKED GREEN CHILE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS Serves 4 Time: 2 hours Special equipment: 4 rimmed soup plates (you could make this as a casserole by stacking the tortillas in a large baking dish, but you’d miss out on crunchy cheese, which would be a tragedy) The beans and green chile sauce (recipe follows) may be made in advance. Assemble and broil the enchiladas just before serving. COWBOY BEANS Makes about 4 cups Adapted from MEXICAN EVERYDAY by Rick Bayless with Deann Groen Bayless. Copyright (C) 2005 by Rick Bayless and Deann Groen Bayless. Used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. This is more beans than you’ll need for the enchiladas; serve some on the side or save them for lunch. Pureed with a stick blender or food processor, these make fabulous bean dip. 4 slices bacon, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced Half a 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, not drained (preferably Muir Glen Fire-Roasted) 2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, not drained 1 tablespoon minced canned pickled jalapeños, optional 2 tablespoons minced cilantro In a large saucepan, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds, stirring. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring regularly, 4 minutes. Add the beans, bring to a simmer, and simmer uncovered 15 minutes over medium-low heat. Add the jalapeños (if using) and cilantro. Taste for salt. Beans should be a little soupy. GREEN CHILE SAUCE Makes about 4 cups Special equipment: Blender or food processor Anaheim chiles vary in heat. This sauce usually comes out fairly mild, but sometimes it’s more like medium-hot. For the guaranteed nonspicy variation, see the note below. 1-1/2 pounds fresh Anaheim chiles 12 ounces tomatillos, husked and rinsed 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon salt Ground black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water Roast the chiles on a grill or under a broiler until well-blackened. When cool, peel the chilies and slit them open to remove the core and seeds. Mince and set aside. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to the boil and add the tomatillos. Boil 5 minutes, stirring once or twice. Drain and puree in a blender or food processor. Put the tomatillo puree in the empty saucepan with the chicken broth, Anaheims, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Add the cornstarch, stir and return to a simmer. Simmer an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until sauce is thickened and reduced to about 4 cups. Keep warm over lowest heat if you’re making the enchiladas now. MAKING THE ENCHILADAS Because these enchiladas are broiled, not baked, it’s vital to have the beans, sauce, and bowls hot when you assemble them. You’ll need four soup plates with rims. Unless you have a large oven, you’ll probably need to broil two plates at a time; don’t worry, the enchiladas will stay hot. I’ve made these as cheese enchiladas by simply omitting the chicken, and they were still great. 1/4 cup corn oil, lard or vegetable oil 12 corn tortillas 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken works great) 2 cups cowboy beans, hot 4 cups green chile sauce, hot 1 pound shredded monterey jack cheese 4 broiler-proof ceramic soup plates with rims Place an oven rack about 6 inches from the broiler element and preheat to 200 degrees. Place the bowls in the oven to warm them. Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium-high. Working one at a time, fry each tortilla for 20 to 30 seconds on each side, until they’re just beginning to brown and stiffen. Hold each tortilla over the oil with tongs to drain, and place it on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Remove the bowls from the oven and set the oven to broil. Ladle ½ cup cowboy beans into each bowl. Top each with a tortilla, followed by ¼ cup chicken and a generous 1/4 cup green chile sauce. Scatter with a thin layer of cheese (about 2 tablespoons). Make another layer of tortilla, chicken, sauce and cheese. Finish with a final tortilla, sauce and a thick carpet of cheese (about ¾ cup) extending onto the rim of the bowl. Broil 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is well-browned and bubbling. Serve immediately. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 27, 2017
Episode 277: Brown Rice
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No one has ever been happier to spread their thoughts on brown rice and children's tv shows. Opposites attract as we use context clues to wax poetic about health vs. taste, Daniel Tiger vs. Peppa Pig and the jackasses who give toasts. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 20, 2017
Episode 276: Radicchio
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Radiculous Radicchio! Beware the excessive Italian accents and the actual food knowledge that may be imparted in this episode. We wade through the bitter, the sweet and the trendy to find out about vegetables' hidden agendas and their inner lives. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com PDX Live show Molly's Roasted Radicchio Radicchio risotto  Radicchio and Radish Salad with Pear and Parmesan  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 13, 2017
Episode 275: Gas Station Candy
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After last week's meat piles, it is now time for dessert which comes from the check out aisle of a gas station. We are judging candies by their wrappers, checking out big hunks and babe bait and vow to never look inside a candy bar again. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 06, 2017
Episode 274: Bolognese
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We are tasting Bolognese today in all its meaty and long simmering glory. Throughout the journey of today's episode we get stumped by pasta shapes, state birds and basic human emotions. Luckily meat nuggets with clingy pasta saves the day. EXPLICIT. spilledmilkpodcast.com PDX event tix Marcella Hazan recipe RAGU BOLOGNESE Adapted from Kenji Lopez-Alt’s The Best Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce Recipe and Cook’s Illustrated, Classic Bolognese Sauce Makes a big pot of sauce that serves a bunch of people 2 packets (2 tablespoons) unflavored gelatin 2 cups whole milk ¼ pound pancetta, chopped 2 tablespoons butter ¼ cup minced onion ¼ cup minced celery ¼ cup minced carrot 1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground pork 1½ teaspoons kosher salt ½ teaspoon MSG 2 cups white wine 1 28-oz can whole peeled tomatoes, pureed with their juice (a stick blender works well) ¼ cup heavy cream 1 ounce grated parmesan cheese Sprinkle the gelatin over the surface of the milk and set aside. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat an oven-safe Dutch oven over medium heat and add the pancetta. Cook until fat renders and pancetta begins to crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate, leaving the fat in the pot. Add the butter to the pot. When it’s melted, add the onion, celery, and carrot. Cook until softened but not brown, about 4 minutes. Add the beef, pork, salt, and MSG. Cook, breaking the meat up into the smallest chunks, until meat has lost its pink color, about six minutes. Stir in the milk (with gelatin), bring to a medium simmer, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until milk has largely evaporated, about 30 minutes. Then do the same thing with the wine: stir it in and simmer until mostly evaporated, about 30 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Transfer pot to the oven and bake 3 hours, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thick and meat is tender. Add a bit of water if necessary. The sauce will have a layer of fat floating on top. Stir in heavy cream and parmesan cheese, stirring well to blend evenly and emulsify some of the fat into the sauce. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for a few days or the freezer for a couple of months. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 30, 2017
Episode 273: Parsley
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Spilled Milk presents The Taking of Parsley: Curly vs. Flat. Today we wonder whether these little green leaves are more than just a garnish and if curly spinach exists. We also are finally ready to live our best life which includes frolicking, stew and of course, vodka. EXPLICIT. Molly's Lima Beans See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 23, 2017
Episode 272: TV Dinners
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Expectorate Petroleum! Today we power through husky voices and bleeding lips to judge TV Dinners for your hearing pleasure. Canned corn, soupy rice and oceans of gravy are just the beginning. Oh and you'll never guess which Hogwarts house Matthew belongs to! Press play to find out! EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com PDX live show See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 16, 2017
Episode 271: Summer Berries LIVE!
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You know you've made it when you do a comedy show at a museum. Though our topics are Summer Berries and Airplane Parts, our conversation veers from crockpots to muffin tops to esters and Oklahoma History. We discover all about Molly's obsession with tiny spaces and pit strawbuzzies against snookberries. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com John Thorne Blueberry Clafoutis MOHAI  Show Opener: And Eat it Too Podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 09, 2017
Episode 270: Root Beer
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We sniff your Root Beer! We sniff it up, but draw the line at your lips. Today we taste a soda lineup and discover hints of sassafras, sarsaparilla and wintergreen with a couple of nostalgic twinges along the way. Oh, how are you with road trip playlists? We are going to need some help. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 02, 2017
Episode 269: Polenta
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We are playing Tubes and Chubs today. Keep your mind out of the gutter, we are talking about Polenta! We assign our listeners a bunch of homework while discussing urban legends like Bigfoot, Cheesy Black Holes and Ottolenghi. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Zuni Cafe Polenta recipe Matthew's Baked Polenta Ottolenghi Polenta Mark Bittman Polenta Recipe Awful Library Books  Pot Roast Bolognese See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 23, 2017
Episode 268: Tater Tots
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Wake up! Hide your mom! Tater Tots are the order of the day, along with dog collars, teenage rebellions, ugly foods and interplanetary travel. We may also pay a visit to Betty Crocker. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Green Chile Tater Tot Casserole See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 16, 2017
Episode 267: Chard
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Do you know a plant called chard? Well, we are finally caving to popular demand that we talk about it. While we chomp on chard, we chat about ribs and promise keepers and get into some trouble with our Yes And skills. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Braised Chard with Chickpeas  Fine Cooking Chard Gratin Chard, Onion, and Gruyère Panade Our Spinach Episode The Woman who Made Kale Famous See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 09, 2017
Episode 266: Ice Cream Soda
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Today is an emotional roller coaster of sodas, floats and soapy heads which quickly devolves into baby talk. There are ups and downs, with carbonated iced dairy products making sporadic appearances along with coin hills and investigative journalists. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com MOHAI live show See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 02, 2017
Episode 265: Flavored Sparkling Water
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We are firing it up with Flavored Sparkling Waters today! But let's be real people, it is all La Croix all the time. We get severely over-hydrated sipping liquid potpourri as we sporadically break into song, jog in place and ponder the state of celebrity mouths. We are maniacs, MANIACS. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 26, 2017
Episode 264: Mandarin Oranges
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We venture back to our botanical roots while peeling cuties, clementines and pixies. We find thumb holes in thin skinned, pithless, refrigerated fruit while learning of June's career aspirations along with some perfume tricks. So gird your loins and get ready to chat Mandarin Oranges. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com MOHAI show Oranges by John McPhee Churchill Orchards See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 19, 2017
Episode 263: Pomegranates
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Today's To Do list: whacking, excavating and pegging pomegranates. Also, a taxonomy, vocabulary and mythology lesson to determine if our sarcotesta are juicer than yours. Lastly, we decide if the antioxidants, fiber content and garnet color are enough for us to fall in love with these "love apples". EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com MOHAI show  Matthew's Novel "Our Secret Better Lives" See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 12, 2017
Episode 262: Olive Oil
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Warning: this is one of those episodes where we know nothing and end up practically where we started. We chat extra virgins, discover ripeness levels and look for the key to Molly's very survival while discussing the green fizzling drizzle also known as olive oil. Note: Here are Spilled Milk, we are fans of all jug sizes. EXPLICIT.www.spilledmilkpodcast.com MOHAI show Real Good Food Molly's Shaved Fennel Salad See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 05, 2017
Episode 261: Dim Sum
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Today we are chasing carts and chatting Dim Sum, with a slight detour to sing praises for Toronto's International Airport. Utter madness ensues as our hosts discuss turnip cakes, sesame balls and rice rolls along with industrial sized Lazy Susans and Russell Crowe's ode to the sea. MOHAI show The Dim Sum Dumpling Book by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo Russell Crowe Music Video See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 29, 2016
Episode 260: Applesauce
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Hey, we've got the Motts! Molly and Matthew snack on applesauce while recording internationally and discuss their respective Canadian Justin crushes: Bieber vs. Trudeau. We find that there is actually a lot going on in an apple, learn the hierarchy of Canadian grocery stores and vent about past host mothers. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Feb.10 Live Show at MOHAI  Judy Roger's Roasted Applesauce Pommes Croquantes (Applesauce with Meringue) Motts commercial See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 22, 2016
Episode 259: Icelandic Junk Food
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In memory of Listener Erin Today we butcher another language, and this time its Icelandic. Matthew tells us his Icelandic Saga, while Molly makes a lot of disgusted noises at her nemesis: Licorice. Hraun not walk to this episode! EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 15, 2016
Episode 258: Stuff on Crackers
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Wife/Listener Laurie suggested "suggestions", so welcome to our first episode based off of pictures on a cracker box. Join us as we put on the Ritz while learning shapes of Sociables and just how much a Triscuit can hold. We also form a new religion and elect a new item to the Perfectly Engingeered Food Product canon. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 08, 2016
Episode 257: Holiday Parties LIVE!
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Today we are bringing you happiness and cheer, like Hanukkah Harry. It is our first club show and we use this game changing experience to audition for your party guest list and ridicule our producer's decoration preferences. We discuss how Molly really feels about David S. Pumpkins, spiking the cheese ball, how to play Snapdragon on the go and of course, Ted's promotion. So, where can we RSVP!? EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Opening acts: Elicia Sanchez Sexual Awake'n'Baking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 01, 2016
Episode 256: Holiday Cookies
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T'was the day of Thanksgiving, and all through the episode Sunny D and Hi-C chatted afternoon delight. Quickies, sleeping habits and cheesy mitts help us bloom where we are planted as we strictly enforce the Rule of Tins. Toffee Russian Tea Cakes Fruit Nut Balls Chocolate Rads Peppermint Bark  Martha Stewart Chocolate Malt Sandwich Cookies Soda Cracker Toffee  Mike and Tom Eat Snacks: Gingerbread  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 24, 2016
Episode 255: Lemon Bars
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Through f*** tons of lemons we debate squares vs. bars vs. trapezoids vs. rhombuses. Eggs nuts and jello help us decipher these treats from top to bottom while pitching our mom's merits and deciding which cleavage tool is size appropriate. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Matthew's Lemon bars See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 17, 2016
Episode 254: French Fries
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Curly and waffle and matchstick and steak. Happy boxes and soffits and horses' flanks. These are a few of our favorite things. When the fly bites! When the bee stings! When we are dipping in fat! Molly exterminates and Matthew expounds and then we don't feel so off topic. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 10, 2016
Episode 253: South African Junk Food
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This. Is. Living! We were gifted a box of South African goodies and encountered the paradox of revoltingly addictive treats. Learn the limits of Molly's knowledge of fantasy novels while we sample fruity lubricants and tubes of flavor. We also decide what to do when love grows stale. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Items Tasted Marie Biscuits Chocolate Log Milo Bar Simba Cheddar Chips Tumbles Green Apple Cables Speckled Eggs Beetroot Crisps See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 03, 2016
Episode 252: Peppercorns
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Cracked or ground? Today we've got a peppercorn to grind while we discuss Italian playboys, pink poison and Sprockets. We wonder if pepper mill size matters and why salt just isn't enough. Note: "Let it Go" trigger warning. EXPLICIT.www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Cacio e Pepe Mario Batali's parnsip pepper pasta See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 27, 2016
Episode 251: Baked Beans
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Stand by us as we make announcements, eat fake baked beans and discuss the merits of bush doctors. Yes, there are some "Yes And" fails, yes there are American History fails, but there is also sugar and spice and more depths of flavor than you could ever want. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Live Show New England Baked Beans  Fake Baked Beans Cowboy Beans  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 20, 2016
Episode 250: Rolling Pins
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We are giving this a whole utensil thing a whirl. Who knew that Rolling Pins brought out the sexy in us? We whack, feel and roll while discussing professional vs. axl and eventually get into some basil bashing. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 13, 2016
Episode 249: Cinnamon
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Welcome to our Black Crowes podcast, where we can't remember our favorite Black Crowes song but can name a couple of Lenny Kravitz ones. Through light dustings of cinnamon we reminisce about the smells of our youth, horse husbandry and perform some slam poetry. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Molly's Cinnamon Toast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 06, 2016
Episode 248: Peanut Butter Cookies
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In this episode you'll be forced to endure Cookie Monster impressions, mud baths, airborne toxic events and the occasional Peanut Butter Cookie. We invent an equation for sadness, discuss the merits of mental spa treatments and decide how necessary those fork marks really are. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com The Player  Molly's Peanut Butter Cookies Body Talk Video  Janelle Monae Yoga Cookie Monster Video See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 29, 2016
Episode 247: Espresso Drinks
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11/6 Live Show We are high on caffeine and feeling foyne. But only before 1 pm as we can't drink elongated java joe after that. Matthew tries a Sparkle Pony while mapping Oklahoma City and eventually they both end up down the rabbit hole of nonsense. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Molly's Coffee Article Elm Coffee RoastersEspresso VivaceSlateAnalog Coffee Anchored ShipThe Fat HenHerkimerCoyle's Bakeshop See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 22, 2016
Episode 246: Ice Cream Toppings LIVE!
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This episode was recorded in front of a live studio audience with our hosts tasting Ice Cream Toppings, but no ice cream. We learn about Molly's childhood bedroom posters, lopping and Clown Cones. We also barely survive some fiery rants and a failed blind taste test. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 15, 2016
Episode 245: S'Mores
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We revert back to our childhoods yet again as we set up camp in Matthew's living room to devour S'mores. We wonder if Oprah glamps, go meteor hunting and try to keep Molly from burning down the studio. We also learn some new vocabulary while some inventing heretical s'more iterations. No napkins allowed. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 08, 2016
Episode 244: Danish Junk Food
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Today we butcher the Danish language while sampling it's delicacies. We also encounter Molly's nemesis and her mouth's beloved all in one episode. Some unspeakable substances with floating cookies make an appearance while we try to celebrate Mother's Day in September. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 01, 2016
Episode 243: Chewy Fruit Candy
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WARNING: if you have sensitivity to slurping or excessive moaning turn back now. Today we tackle Chewy Fruit Candies, and Molly gets way too excited. Drooling, chewing and saliva tsumanis help us search for hidden jokes and assist us through some intense disagreements. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 25, 2016
Episode 242: Pesto
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Live Show September 3, 2016 in Seattle  We Pesto boyz are traveling back to the 80s yet again, this time to taste an herby, garlicky topping. Matthew's fashion is critiqued and duets abound as we talk garlic skepticism and basil blanching. Spoiler alert for the "All My Children" finale. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Molly's Pesto See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 18, 2016
Episode 241: Cream Cheese
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September 3rd Live Show in Seattle at Pocket Theater Can you believe Matthew has never eaten a bagel with cream cheese? Well, today we remedy that with heaping spoonfuls of of the stuff. Molly shows off her Russian accent during discussions of geological eras, visiting tongues and cream cakes. We may have found another addition to our list of Perfectly Engineered Food Products. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 11, 2016
Episode 240: New Zealand Junk Food
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Honey, we went to New Zealand and learned some new things about candy physics. Did you know they spray, bounce and lump!? Along the way, your real decent hosts get served Perky Nanas, melted chocolate and inspirational quotes. EXPLICIT www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Spuds potato chips (Chicken flavor) Pineapple Lumps Perky Nana Chocolate Fish Jaffas Feijoa Jam L&P White Chocolate Bar Cool Banana Spray Candy See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 04, 2016
Episode 239: Beets
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This week we visit those relics of the 90s, those partners of goat cheese, Beets. Molly's catering past comes to light as well as some shameful opinions of Matthew's parents. We wonder what the point of raw beets is, what bodily function talk we can get away with and encounter a mid-episode cliffhanger that none of you will notice. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Portlandia Beet Emergency See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 28, 2016
Episode 238: Teriyaki (Sponsored by Soy Vay)
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This entire episode is sponsored by Soy Vay. Soy Vay came to us. They said, "Hey, would you do a whole episode about teriyaki and talk about our sauce?" We said, "Can we be as dumb and/or vulgar as we usually are?" They said sure. So here you go: a teriyaki-slicked ride from memory lane to the present. Find out how Matthew became an accidental teriyaki celebrity, how to put a luau in your mouth, and a not-so-shocking admission from Molly. EXPLICIT. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 26, 2016
Episode 237: Lima Beans
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So apparently we have a very special relationship with Lima Beans, those tender and creamy villains of our childhoods. We prank chefs, spontaneously duet and speculate stripper superheros. Can you say "butter beans" 10 times fast? EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Molly's Lima Beans See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 21, 2016
Episode 236: Flour Tortillas
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Holy Quesadillas! We are triangulating the coordinates to Flatbread Alley and choosing the Flour Tortilla path. Now, Matthew is no scientist and Molly doesn't have much experience but they sure have a lot of opinions about those sad floppy things. We also take this time to give a political endorsement which may surprise you. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com  Tortilla crepes See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 14, 2016
Episode 235: Sangria
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Today a couple of amusingly inquisitive lightweights gulp down fruit punch for grown ups, also known as Sangria. Hold on to your bedknobs as we traverse the perils of adulthood while chatting eighties ladies, MILFs and mahjong. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com The Best Sangria from Cook's Illustrated See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 07, 2016
Episode 234: Breadcrumbs
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Whether they be fine or coarse, pillowy or electrocuted, Breadcrumbs' capacity for crispiness will elevate any dish. Molly and Matthew follow their trail to find out who remembers Titanic better and what Lynn Rossetto Kasper and Beyonce have in common. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Molly's Meatballs  Potato Gatto See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 30, 2016
Episode 233: Deep South Convenience Store Staples
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We were given our most luxurious box of junk food yet! This time the packaged snacks come from the convenience stores of the Deep South. Join us as we discuss swamp dreams, peat bog burials and the benefits of a good funnel. Best enjoyed while enjoying peanuts in a bottle of Coke, but beware the backwash. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Kevin Spacey Impressions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 23, 2016
Episode 232: Pudding Cups
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This week we are blasting and hot taking our way through Puddin Cups. We attempt some musical numbers, profess jiggly preferences and assemble the perfect gift for the newly single friend in your life. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Scrubs Pudding clip Unsolved Mysteries See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 16, 2016
Episode 231: Hummus
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Beware the creaky chair and the hummus overdose! Today we go all out hippie and taste different types of hummi so grab your pitas, gang mates and your favorite cotton tee to fully enjoy the benefits of creamy chickpea spreads. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Not One Shrine  J. Kenji Lopez-Alt's Hummus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 09, 2016
Episode 230: Vinegar Part 2
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Previously on Spilled Milk, we chatted acidic juice and - spoiler alert - we continue this riveting storyline here. We take a jaunt through the 80s, discover all the trends Molly has started and learn that Matthew had a bad tooth experience that defined his childhood. Will there be a Vinegar Part 3? EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Kung Pao Chicken See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 02, 2016
Episode 229: Vinegar Part 1
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Today we become quite educational, throwing around words like ethanol and acetic acid. We suffer from excessive alliteration while tasting the Mother of Vinegars and eventually own up to our curmudgeon tendencies. To be continued... EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Pok Pok Som Jimmy Fallon Prince Tribute Spoon oil See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 26, 2016
Episode 228: Oreos
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Our love for perfectly engineered food products is known far and wide. Today we indulge in yet another feat of edible engineering, stacks and stacks of Oreos. Through double stuff and thin we decide if we are hookers or unscrewers while battling defective packages. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 19, 2016
Episode 227: Fruit Salad
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Welcome to California History 101 where we attempt to define the enigma that is fruit salad. We reminisce about tender upbringings and reveal our fear of slimy bananas. Learn unique juicing techniques and catch a sneak peak at our upcoming album of duet covers. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Pok Pok fruit salad Turtle in Paradise See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 12, 2016
Episode 226: Frozen Burritos
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Dr. Matthew, MD goes down memory lane while Molly tries something new, yet again. We meet up with Tina and Amy while wondering just what is textured vegetable protein and what makes something a taco burrito. We also introduce a new segment and further cement our nerd status. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Sketchy Frozen Burrito post See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 05, 2016
Episode 225: Cough Drops
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From lozenges to lollipops, today we are discussing Cough Drops. We traverse basement lairs and state fairs to find out if these flavored suppressants actually do anything and why there isn't a cocktail flavored cough drop. Or is there? EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 28, 2016
Episode 224: The 420 Episode
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Today is the day we seasoned stoners traipse out to the dumpster and finally join the cool kids. We google 'how to use a weed pipe' and encounter far more Arnold Schwarzenegger movies than we were prepared for. Watch out for Maniacal Molly and Cranky Matthew. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com "Cooking with Weed, Why Bother?"  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 21, 2016
Episode 223: Live Show: Almonds
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What happened in California, did not stay in California. Behold our first "on the go" live show! We made it to LA where we decided to chat about Almonds. Well, not so much almonds as zombies, unfortunately placed mirrors and Marzipan Matthew. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Bunker Buddies See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 14, 2016
Episode 222: Taiwanese Junk Food
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Its been a while since we've eaten abroad so today we are plowing through excessive information and inaccurate cartoons to bring you our opinions on Taiwanese Junk Food. Molly is texturally challenged while Matthew gets hung up on intense quandaries like when does a bean become a snack and if he has the qualifications to join a traveling trio. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 07, 2016
Episode 221: Canned Beans
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Mark our words, canned beans are no laughing matter. From kidneys to cowboys, whipped liquid to a juicy Cafeteria Expose we discover the perfect dinner party size while faking and baking. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com California Casserole Rick Bayless' Cowboy Beans Creamy Beans Whipped Bean Liquid Fake Baked Beans Brandon's chickpea salad Braised Chard with Chickpeas See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 31, 2016
Episode 220: Frozen Pizza
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Today Molly and Matthew meet Celeste, the champion of solo, intimate nights who has been heating up your grocer’s freezer case. We learn that some abominations aren’t what they seen as we strive to always bring you an exceptional listening experience. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 24, 2016
Episode 219: Ham and Cheese
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Actually "Ham and Cheese" since you'd be hard pressed to find an actual mention of ham or cheese here. Instead feast your ears upon poetry filled with adolescent yearnings, Indigo Girls, existential quandaries, sperm whales and fantasies of cheese caves. This episode gets quite EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Croque Monsieur See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 17, 2016
Episode 218: Packaged Cheese
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Today we taste test extra processed mini dairy products to see if they live up to our childhood memories, whether said memories are real or not. We have some intimate unwrapping adventures, discuss a new invention and take a stand against low fat cheese. Co-hosts don’t let co-hosts eat low fat.  EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 10, 2016
Episode 217: Cauliflower
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Oh cauliflower let us count the ways we love you: roasted... and roasted. Matthew has prepared an heirloom produce quiz which causes quite an outrage and we discuss cauliflower "steaks", The NeverEnding Story and an excess of phlegm. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com LA Live Show Caramelized CauliflowerParmesan Roasted Cauliflower - See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 03, 2016
Episode 216: Biscuits
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We don’t let defective cans get in the way of tender, flaky, buttery biscuits. Sure, this episode contains a whole lot of unnecessary alliteration and sure we confess our deep seated fear of Canadian Geese but our biscuits bring all the listeners to the yard… or rather, to their headphones at least. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com LA live showCream BiscuitsCheddar and Ham BiscuitsTouch of Grace Biscuit See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 25, 2016
Episode 215: Croutons
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Wondering what all the hubbub is about? Well, tune in to “Making a Crouton” where we venture outside the salad bar to investigate The Case of the Impossible Bread Stabbing. We crunch through soups, salads and rejections only to find that the defense has a surprise witness that could change everything. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Matthew’s Culinate article Gramercy Tavern soup See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 18, 2016
Episode 214: Garlic Bread
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Here at Spilled Milk our sole purpose is to spark joy for our brave listeners. Therefore, we are eating a whole lot of gooey, yet somehow crispy, Garlic Bread. We wonder why it often accompanies pizza and pasta, what generation we come from and unveil an absurd childhood aversion to butter. We also give you a homework assignment. EXPLICIT.www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Matthew's "Not One Shrine" Kickstarter page Adam Ried's Garlic Bread Torrisi/Carbone's Garlic Bread - "I've had it and it's awesome" - Molly Wizenberg Matthew's Garlic Pizza This recipe comes from my friend Kate Lion of Boise, Idaho. It’s the kind of recipe that gets handed down and passed around, and this is my version, which is not too different from Kate’s except that she puts the garlic butter on top of the mozzarella! You can’t really go wrong here. 5 tablespoons butter1/4 cup olive oil6 cloves garlic (I use way way more than this and sometimes leave a little out to sprinkle on top raw), minced1 teaspoon black pepper1/2 teaspoon MSG1/2 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon garlic salt pizza doughmozzarellapecorino romano 1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter with the olive oil. Add the garlic, black pepper, MSG, oregano, and garlic salt. Cook until the garlic is fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute. This makes enough topping for two or three pizzas. 2. Roll out the pizza dough and spread thickly with the garlic butter mixture (stir well before slathering it on). Add a layer of mozzarella. Bake until cheese is browned and the entire neighborhood smells like garlic, 7 to 10 minutes. Top with freshly grated pecorino romano. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 11, 2016
Episode 213: Raisins
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Today we are tasting those masters of the sneak attack, Raisins. We play a new game entitled, "Raisin or Rancid?" while reminiscing about little red boxes, spackling and GORP. Things get serious when we bring up dark children's novels and violent parlor games. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Molly's Meatballs with Golden Raisins More information about Snapdragon Bran Muffins See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 04, 2016
Episode 212: Kale
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Well, we've avoided being trendy long enough and are now finally ready to tackle the most beloved and massaged of all greens, Kale. We discover the power of pot likker and that kale gives us Hulk-like abilities. We like to think that a good kale salad gets better with age, kind of like us. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com "If It Sounds Bad, It's Got to be Good" by Melissa Clark Spaghetti with Braised Kale  Boiled Kale Kale Chip Ideas See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 28, 2016
Episode 211: Sick Food
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We are on a roll with gross out episodes, returning this week with Sick Food. We learn about Matthew's mouth problems and Molly's vanilla tendencies while chatting about those edible comforts we consume while we are ill. The merits of flat Coke, puking sessions and phlegm disposal are high points and we suggest you don't listen to this episode while eating. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 21, 2016
Episode 210: Housekeeping
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Be warned, this could be our grossest episode yet, and contains no chewing at all. Today Molly and Matthew tell us about childhood chores, hospital corners and tales of household hygiene. Molly is all for glove empowerment but suffers from grout fear while Matthew has major dishwasher skills. There is a serious case of oversharing happening here. EXPLICIT.www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Homebody book See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 14, 2016
Episode 209: Lamb
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Welcome to your favorite ol' podcast where we are embracing fatty fears to devour some lamb. We choose to forgo the mint jelly and focus on racks and shanks while working on our interviewing skills. Our childhood fixations lead us to the only good type of mullet and some serious rumblings. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com David Bowie from Labyrinth Butterfly knife Molly's Lamb Meatballs Molly's Lamb Sausage Skillet Pastitsio From The Best 30-Minute Recipe, Cook’s Illustrated, © 2006. This dish pairs well with a nap. 1/2 pound ground lamb 1 large onion, diced 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon salt and pepper 2 tablespoons tomato paste 6 garlic cloves, minced or pressed 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream 8 ounces elbow macaroni 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 cup (about 2 ounces) grated pecorino romano Preheat oven to 450°F. Cook the lamb in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat until brown, breaking it up with a spatula or (try it!) a potato masher. Drain the lamb, reserving 1 tablespoon fat.   With the 1 tablespoon fat in the skillet, raise heat to medium-high and add onion, cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste, garlic, and oregano and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.   Stir in broth, 1/2 cup of cream, macaroni, and cooked lamb. Raise heat to high, bring to a boil, and cook, stirring often, until macaroni is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. (Feel free to reduce heat to medium-high if it’s spitting all over!)   Whisk remaining 1/2 cup of cream with cornstarch and stir into skillet. Cook until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.   Add 1/2 cup of cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top and bake until lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Serve. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 07, 2016
Episode 208: Alternative Milks
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Today we brave Alternative Milks, where no udders are necessary. While sipping lame lattes, we dream of rice and decide everything tastes better in a nut bag. We make a New Years Pledge, reminisce about dating vegans, hot horse shoes and wonder if dreadlock milk is actually a thing. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com The Death of Soy Milk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 31, 2015
Episode 207: Leftovers
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Molly channels Bob Brennan as she tried to convince Matthew to love leftovers as much as she does, which is a whole lot. Yes, we do indeed encounter the patriarchy again as we chat about chicken salads, cop out dinners and Matthew's husbandly virtues. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Reheating Meat from Serious Eats See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 24, 2015
Episode 206: Mexican Junk Food
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Today we are chowing through a hand delivered box of Mexican Junk Food where we venture past fried bones to taste that sweet after burn of chili. We, as citizens of the world, feel compelled to bring you the truth, whether that be pompadours, neckerchiefs, invisible cowboys or the spurs of Molly's past. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 17, 2015
Episode 205: Dates
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Welcome to our Date Show! We barely make it through the Arsenic Hour while discussing painted scones, hot tubs full of yogurt and of course, Tinder profiles. Listen for our insights on what makes a good date, and tips for which section of your local Co-op will yield the best Devils on Horseback. EXPLICIT.www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Date Palm  Whole Wheat Date Scones with Nutmeg The First Bad Man - by Miranda July Dates in Olive Oil with Sea Salt Milkshake Episode See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 10, 2015
Episode 204: Cold Cuts
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Today we take a pass at the deli counter for some choice selections of Cold Cuts, and encounter what may become Matthew's worst nightmare: the Bologna Roll-up. An epic meat themed duet gives way to ham aromas, rants against the patriarchy and stealing a kid's lunch. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Favorite Sleater-Kinney Songs “Get Up” “One More Hour” “Ironclad” “One Beat” “Light Rail Coyote” “Turn It On” "Jumpers" "Burn Don't Freeze" See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 03, 2015
Episode 203: Care Packages
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Today we are all lace and banana bread as we meander down memory lane to visit the Care Packages of our youth. We visit colleges, camps and Molly's bedroom back in Oklahoma while discussing makeout breakouts, luncheon loaves, Whistle pops and and wooing techniques. Warning, you may end up wishing you could wash your hair on a mountainside. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 26, 2015
Episode 202: Cheesecake
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What better way to consume cheese, than in cake form? We travel down memory lane and eat sour cream topped cakes while chatting water baths, cake cracks, evil furbies and whatever happened to Tom and Jerry. There may also be a long lost sibling mystery where cheesecake is the vital clue. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Iris's Tasty Cheesecake 8 oz. chocolate wafers, finely crushed (2 cups of crumbs) 3 Tbs. granulated sugar 7 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted 4 8-oz. packages cream cheese, at room temperature 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour Table salt 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips 1 Tbs. pure vanilla extract 4 large eggs, at room temperature Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir together the chocolate wafer crumbs and 3 Tbs. granulated sugar. Mix in the melted butter until the crumbs are evenly moist and clump together slightly. Transfer the mixture to a 9-inch springform pan and press evenly onto the bottom and about 2 inches up the sides of the pan (to press, use plastic wrap or a flat-bottom measuring cup). Bake until the crust is fragrant and slightly darkened, 9 to 12 minutes. Let the pan cool on a rack. Lower the oven temperature to 300 degrees F. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese, flour, and a pinch of table salt on medium speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl and the paddle frequently, until very smooth and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Make sure the cheese has no lumps. Add the 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar and continue beating until well blended and smooth. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla, and beat until blended, about 30 seconds. Add the eggs one at a time, beating just until blended. (Don't overbeat once the eggs have been added or the cheesecake will puff too much and crack as it cools.) Pour the filling into the cooled crust and smooth the top. Bake at 300 degrees F until the center jiggles like Jell-O when nudged, 55 to 65 minutes. The cake will be slightly puffed around the edges, and the center will still look moist. Set on a rack and cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 8 hours and up to 3 days. The cake can also be frozen at this point for up to 1 month. (To freeze, put the unmolded, cooled cake on a rimmed baking sheet in the freezer, uncovered, until the top is cold and firm; then wrap it in two layers of plastic and one layer of foil. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.) Unclasp and remove the side of the springform pan and run a long, thin metal spatula under the bottom crust. Carefully slide the cake onto a flat serving plate. To serve, run a thin knife under hot water, wipe it dry, and cut the cake into slices, heating and wiping the knife after every slice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 19, 2015
Episode 201: Pickles
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Today's episode is fraught with danger as Molly and Matthew confront these briny beasts and the cold case of the Pickle Fork. They travel down memory lane all the way to Vegas through vats of relish, salt and vinegar to decide between Claussen, Vlasic and Bubbies and of course declare their favorite pickle sizes. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com We Can Pickle That from Portlandia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 12, 2015
Episode 200: Meatloaf
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Welcome to the most educational Spilled Milk episode you'll ever hear. We welcome J. Kenji Lopez-Alt and his magnificent meatloaf while he spins tales of luxurious band camps, coed fraternities, and three-meat mixtures. We discuss the loaves of our youth, meat juices, and what this classic American comfort food means to us. Warning: contains MSG, slooshing, and deja vu. Molly's Meatloaf From Delancey 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 1/3 cups fresh breadcrumbs About 1/3 cup whole milk, or enough to saturate the breadcrumbs 1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground pork 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 2 teaspoons fish sauce 2 large eggs, beaten well 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/3 cup minced fresh Italian parsley 1/3 cup ketchup, plus 1/4 cup for topping the loaf Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil. Warm the oil in a medium saucepan over moderate heat.  Add the onion and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened and translucent but not brown.  Set aside. Put the breadcrumbs in a small bowl, and drizzle the milk over them, stirring to moisten. Set aside. Put the beef and pork in a large mixing bowl, breaking up any large hunks.  Add the salt, fish sauce, eggs, mustard, parsley, and 1/3 cup ketchup.  Add the onion and garlic. Using your hand, squeeze the milk from the breadcrumbs; then add the breadcrumbs to the meat mixture (discard the milk).  Holding one hand in a claw shape, press it down into the ingredients, and briskly stir with your hand to mix evenly.  When the meat and seasonings are uniformly mixed, pick up the mixture and turn in over in the bowl, and briefly mix again (Turning it over helps to ensure that no ingredient settles to the bottom and clumps there.) Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet, and use your hands to pat and shape it into an approximately 9 by 5-inch loaf.  (If you find that the mixture is sticking to your hands, rinse them well and leave them slightly wet; the moisture will keep the meat from sticking).  Brush the loaf evenly with the remaining 1/4 cup ketchup. Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf reaches 155 F to 160 F.  Cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing. Special Guest: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. Links: The Food Lab column Kenji's Meatloaf Chicken Uncanning See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 05, 2015
Episode 199: Cocoa Nibs
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Whether you say cacao nibs or cocoa nibs, today we show you a "different side of chocolate". Our episode is indebted to Alice Medrich and her genius ideas that guide us from bean to nib. Be sure to stick around for our musical segment and let us know your thoughts on our latest cookbook idea. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Theo Chocolate Nibby Buckwheat Whole Wheat Sables with Nibs Nibby Meringue Nibby Cream Molly's Finger Sables See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 29, 2015
Episode 198: Grapes
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Today it would seem that any topic is fair game from farming conditions and grecian urn fetishes to snot pockets and otter's dietary habits. Grapes make a cameo appearance when we pit seedless against skinless, fresh against frozen and Champagne vs. Concord. Somehow we all win, and we all lose. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com  Sausages and Grapes See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 22, 2015
Episode 197: Sesame
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Infinitely Long and Exceptionally Silly. Today we open Sesame, rejecting the sweet to concentrate on the savory. Whether unhulled, re-hulled or hull-less, we discuss seeds, sauce, paste and oil while wondering about Elmo's gender and seed toasting techniques. EXPLICIT.www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Culinate.com article  Super Sesame Chicken Stanford Cardinal Matthew's stir fry article  Big Bang Theory show Big Bang Theory MATTHEW'S SESAME CHICKEN Serves 3 to 4 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1/2 teaspoon rice wine 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 2 teaspoons minced ginger 2 tablespoons sliced scallions (plus sliced greens for garnish) 2 tablespoons peanut oil For the sauce: 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine 1 tablespoon Chinese sesame paste 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (plus more for garnish) 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil Trim the chicken of excess fat and cut it into 1/2-inch chunks. Stir together with the 1/2 teaspoon rice wine, 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce, and cornstarch. Set aside to marinate for 20 minutes. Stir the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.   Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat until it begins to smoke. Add the chicken and stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until well-browned and cooked through. Stir in the ginger and scallions and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the sauce ingredients and cook until the sauce is thickened and coats the chicken nicely, about 1 minute.   Off heat, stir in the sesame seeds and sesame oil. Garnish with additional sesame seeds and scallion greens and serve immediately with lots of rice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 15, 2015
Episode 196: Microwaves
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It's light, it's quick, it's easy, it's Spilled Milk! Today we discuss our love and ambivalence for that bulky kitchen appliance, the Microwave. Our hosts have quite the history with them, with Molly's half-pint and Matthew's yard sale installation. We discuss bread sponges, upside down pizza, toasted nuts and ovaries and the power of a microwave's ding. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Toasting nuts  Mug Meal Books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 08, 2015
Episode 195: Norwegian Junk Food
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We're bringing junk food back, Norwegian style. These Scandinavian treats bring delight and horror to our intrepid hosts who brave lompers, hair care products, gelee and almond poles. Thank goodness Walters Mandler was here to save the day. EXPLICIT.www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 01, 2015
Episode 194: Lasagna
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You say ri-cahhh-ta, Molly says ri-cohh-tta. Today we look beyond Stouffer's, fangirl over Lynn Rossetto Kasper and chat cheese beds while diving into squares of piping hot cheese and crusty corners. We get boiling and layering tips while staying true to tradition. EXPLICIT.www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Matthew's Lasagna Made Simple 12 no-boil lasagna noodles (I use Trader Joe’s or Barilla brand) 12 ounces Italian sausage 1 jar tomato sauce (I like Bertolli Vineyard series, but use whatever you like) 12 ounces mozzarella, shredded 2 ounces Parmigiano, shredded Preheat oven to 400°F. Boil a large pot of water. Add 6 of the lasagna noodles and boil until just shy of tender. In my experience, this takes 6 minutes for Trader Joe’s, 2 minutes for Barilla. Precision isn’t important, as long as they don’t fall apart. Stir frequently so the noodles don’t fuse together. Yes, you’re pre-boiling the no-boil noodles. Sorry. Meanwhile, cook the sausage in a skillet, breaking it up into bite-size chunks. In a bowl, toss the two cheeses to combine. Remove the first batch of noodles with a skimmer and set on a towel-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Add the second batch of noodles to the pot and begin building the lasagna while they boil. Spread a few tablespoons of sauce on the bottom of a 9”x13” baking pan. Lay on three noodles, then top with additional sauce (about 3 tablespoons per noodle) and scatter with ⅓ of the sausage. Top with a thin layer of cheese and begin the next layer. You’ll be making four layers total. Make the final (top) cheese layer nice and thick. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is nicely browned. Serve immediately; this also reheats extremely well, in the oven or microwave. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 24, 2015
Episode 193: Melons
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Today we find out just how many innuendos can we fit into 20 minutes. With much slusching, we chat naturally perfumed melons and Molly's stealing habits. In typical Spilled Milk fashion there is of course a French melons vs. Japanese melons debate and we decide that next episode, we are going global.  EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Molly and Matthew sing karaoke  Melon made sippable  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 17, 2015
Episode 192: Natural Waters
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Spilled Milk: Bottled at the Source. Today we are tasting Natural Waters, purified, filtered and flavorized with no machete necessary. Please note that no pole dancing lessons, neither vertical nor horizontal, are included in this episode. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 10, 2015
Episode 191: Peaches
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It took 190 episodes for Matthew to find a peach that can live up to his exacting standards. Today we take a variety quiz, talk peach butts and de-fuzzing with a whole lot of slurping and dribbling. We also seek to discover if there is one perfect way to eat a peach. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Spilled Milk Episode Prep  Matthew's first food article See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 03, 2015
Episode 190: Ginger Drinks
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Always fresh, always unfiltered. With frosty copper mugs in hand we consume ales and beers of the ginger variety. We learn about Molly's McDonald's phase, her flat past and ongoing internal struggle between Tim Riggins and Taylor Kitsch. With the help of the Golden Girls we learn the Facts of Life, or at least identify some specific fears for when the aliens invade. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Rachel's Ginger Beer Cock and Bull Bundaberg Reed's  Canada Dry See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 27, 2015
Episode 189: Jell-O
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Get ready for a whole lot of jiggling and gelling. Matthew confronts his traumatizing past with Jello-O shots while Molly debates American Gladiator vs. mainframes. We try cherry, grape and orange flavors with no shortage of slimy residue. Don't worry, we still find a way to bring up outdated pop culture references. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Matthew jiggles jell-o video  Watch it wiggle, see it jiggle! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 20, 2015
Bonus episode: Fro-yo
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What’s the deal with Frozen Yogurt? Once again, we get stuck in the past as we discuss whether fro-yo is just topping deep or is it actually more than a creamy conduit? Buckle up as Matthew and Molly take us on a roller coaster of topics that may not actually go anywhere. Links: Cruel Temptations theme song Arrested Development - "Tennessee" See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 17, 2015
Episode 188: Blueberries
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Today, blueberries are gracing us with their presence, much as we are gracing your eardrums. Whoever said chivalry was dead hasn't met Matthew Amster-Burton, who always give fair warning when throwing garbage out the window. We are chatting size preferences, high bush vs low bush, mixtapes and Amadeus. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Rustic Tart See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 13, 2015
Episode 187: Ginger
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Today we are spicy, fresh and chatting about ginger. We may not stay totally on topic but we do get another chance to show off our poetry prowess. Our knowledge of pop culture is in rare form here as Bennifer and Bourne make an appearance and we get another relationship rumor started. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Molly's Ginger Cake with Caramelized Pears Ginger Snaps See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 06, 2015
Episode 186: Fruit Punch
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No punch bowls or ice rings here. We are using straws, boxes and communal vessels. Though she's had a few bad experiences with Fruit Punch in the past, Molly braves through artificial flavoring like a pro. Through band names, flower beds and riddles we are determined to find out what fruit is actually inside Fruit Punch. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Kool Aid commercial Royal Blood band See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 30, 2015
Episode 185: Heat Wave
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The heat is literally frying/melting/murdering our brains so please accept our pre-emptive apology for the rambling nonsense in this episode. While our thermometers climb past 90, we chat cool treats and find that our love for Madonna and Beyonce is fierce.  Molly and Campari are sitting in a tree while Matthew, well... haters gonna hate. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Open Your Heart video  Papa Don't Preach video  Express Yourself video November Rain video   Otter Pops See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 23, 2015
Episode 184: Strawberries
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Summer gifts us with glorious strawberries so we are gifting you with an heirloom variety quiz. We chat strawberries whether they be raw, cooked, jammed, stolen or hulled and find that there is little in this world that doesn't fluster Matthew. Be sure to stick around for the poetry reading. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Poem See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 16, 2015
Episode 183: Banana Bread
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With more straddling and mashing than necessary, we present you with Banana Bread. Sure what the freezer does to a banana is unspeakable, but we go there. For the listeners. Through speckles, mush, chunks and MILFs, today's conversation will make you wish you could turn back time. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com  Bakesale Betty's Banana Bread Chocolate Cinnamon Sugar Banana Bread Banana-Coconut Bread Banana Bread with Chocolate and Ginger Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time  Video See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 09, 2015
Episode 182: Picnic
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Recording live from the wilderness where we get traumatized by the outdoors and beverage laws while on our Picnic. We discuss food temperatures and transportation, celebrity guests and encounter more bugs than any other episode before. So much nature. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Japanese potato salad - Lovely Lanvin Matthew's Calzone recipe (vaguely) Wine Stix Picnic Backpack Michael Chabon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 02, 2015
Episode 181: Energy Bars
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As usual we are always trend following and never trend setting. We brought you energy drinks, so now its time for Energy Bars. We wonder why you'd ever want to replace a meal, how long it takes for an energy bar to take effect and if they are just worse oatmeal cookies. Matthew and Molly judge on fuel, performance and aftertaste power. Predictably, things get dirty almost immediately.    www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Kind Bars Power Bars Larabars Luna Bars Cliff Mojo bar Big 100 Colossal Meal Replacement bar See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 25, 2015
Episode 180: Nachos
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The listeners spoke and... we didn't really listen. Today we address the best and worst of crispy, cheese soaked Nachos. Toppings, cheese ratios, high school reunions and balding are all up for discussion and we also find out what cheese and underwear have in common. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 18, 2015
Episode 179: Hot Sauce
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The things we do for this show. Today we sacrifice our tongues as we travel down Hot Sauce Alley where the conversation quickly turns morbid. Matthew discovers how cool he really was as a child and Molly reveals her "50 Shades of Grey" past. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Thai Beef with Chilis and Holy Basil See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 11, 2015
Episode 178: Pudding
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The stakes have never been higher as M & M examine American puddings, not to be confused with British puds. This indefinable substance grows a skin, scrambles eggs and could give us an exclusive insight into Molly's newest project. We also play casting director for the upcoming Spilled Milk Remake. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Molly's Rice Pudding Matthews other podcast Pudding Skit See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 04, 2015
Episode 177: Nut Butters
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Today we stir and taste non-peanut Nut Butters. Listen to scintillating conversation regarding almond butter phases during college, grease vs. sludge and nut arbitrage. We are talking buttering nuts and seeding butter while the nut aromas get to our heads.www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Stirring video  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 28, 2015
Episode 176: Soy Sauce
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After 175 episodes, we have finally selected our ideal chopsticks and feel ready to tackle Soy Sauce. We chat X-Files, cartoons, fairy tales and feigning interest while drowning our rice in The Black Ooze. Will we or won't we be able to differentiate between high end and low end sauces? www.spilledmilkpodcast.com   And Eat it too podcast  Molly's article  Kikkoman commercial video Dragonfly sauce Yamasa Marudaizu See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 21, 2015
Episode 175: Indian Junk Food
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Yes, we were given yet another box of foreign goodies submitted for our pleasure and judgement. Indian Junk Food is super classy although its looks, taste and smell don't always exactly align. This is a seriously bangin box full of confusing aromatics, exuding liquids and squeaking cheese. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 14, 2015
Episode 174: Brown Butter
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For optimal results, your cohosts recommend bathing and basting yourself in the sizzling slurry of deliciousness that is brown butter. Be sure to hold on tight to your chemise as we encounter nutty food babies, Lynn Rossetto Kasper imitations and foaming flecks. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Sole Meuniere  Brown Butter Cornbread  Molly's Spoon Cookies Smitten Kitchen Rice Krispie Treats Tough Cookie Cinnamon Butter  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 07, 2015
Episode 173: Sack Lunch LIVE!
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Journey into the minds of geniuses as Pat Benatar and Kenny Loggins present an ode to childhood. We packed each other a meal filled with goodies from our childhood lunch boxes where we find that baggie technology has not improved since our mothers controlled our food choices. Full of toxic chemicals, dry cookies, sweaty carrot sticks and stolen lunch items we discover Molly's equestrian past and can only hope that someone other than Matthew gets his references. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Cédric Villani  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 30, 2015
Episode 172: Breakfast Pastries
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As grown ups, we can eat whatever we want for breakfast. Today we grab some brooding breakfast desserts from the shelf where they have lived for who knows how long. Cake nuggets, waves of powdered sugar and sweaty glaze are all part of this complete breakfast. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 23, 2015
Episode 171: Shallots
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This Sunday is our live show! Get your tickets here! With mouths afire we unveil the many layers of onion's little sibling, the shallot. We discuss this sexiest of alliums in the raw, fried, pickled and crisped along with that most vital of questions: Does size really matter? EXPLICIT www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Crispy Fried Shallots  Molly's Vinegar-Roasted Shallots Adapted from Braised Duck With Green Beans, Thai Style Duck With Brussels Sprouts, Thai Style, Mark Bittman, The New York Times 2 duck legs, trimmedSalt and pepper1 cup sliced shallots1 tablespoon minced ginger1 tablespoon minced garlic1 cup brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved2 teaspoons sugar2 tablespoons nam pla or soy sauce2 tablespoons lime juice, or to tasteCoarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves for garnishCrispy fried shallots, for garnish 1. Season duck legs with salt and pepper and place in a skillet over medium heat. Cover and cook until skin is well browned, about 30 minutes, lowering heat as necessary to produce a steady simmer. Turn duck legs and continue cooking until liquid is mostly evaporated and duck is tender, 60 to 90 minutes total. 2. Transfer duck to a plate and pour off all but a couple of tablespoons of fat. Turn heat to medium high, and add shallot; cook, stirring occasionally, until it softens, about 5 minutes. Add ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. 4. Add 2 tablespoons water, sugar, fish sauce, and brussels sprouts. Place duck legs on top of sprouts mixture and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook until sprouts are very tender, about 15 minutes, adding a little more water if necessary to keep mixture moist. Uncover and stir in lime juice; taste and adjust seasoning, then sprinkle with cilantro and serve. Serve with sliced chiles in fish sauce and crispy shallots for garnish. Note: You can serve the duck on or off the bone. Good with rice, also surprisingly good with crusty bread. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 16, 2015
Episode 170: Korean Junk Food
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Still tickets available for our live show on April 19th in Seattle!  Once again, a box of foreign delights has landed on our table, ergo we are forced to partake and pass judgement. This time, Korea lends its treats to our tongues and we hold nothing back. Kit Kat etiquette rules are established, theories are floated and there are more Korean treats in our youth than you may think. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 09, 2015
Episode 169: Dumplings
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Live show tickets here!  Join Professors Molly and Matthew as they teach Encased Dough Balls 101. We tackle existential questions such as the exact definition of a dumpling, where ravioli falls and a technique known as "Side Swayze". Be sure to take notes and use the technical definition of dumpling in your future edible exploits. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com  The Search for General Tso Matthew's dumplings Adapted from Eileen Yin-Fei Lo, The Dim Sum Dumpling Book 1/2 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon kosher salt For the filling:12 ounces bok choy, separated into stalks and leaves, cut into 1/2-inch pieces12 ounces ground pork1/3 cup sliced scallions1 teaspoon kosher salt2 teaspoons sugar1.5 teaspoons minced ginger1.5 teaspoons rice wine1 teaspoon soy sauce2 teaspoons sesame oil1 egg1 tablespoon oyster sauce1.5 tablespoons cornstarchpinch black pepper 1 package (about 44) gyoza skins (we like Twin Dragon brand) 1. Bring a pot of the water to a boil and add the baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt. Add the bok choy stems. After 1 minute, add the bok choy leaves. Drain, rinse with cold water, and squeeze out well with a towel. 2. Transfer the greens to a medium bowl and add the remaining filling ingredients. Stir until thoroughly combined (hands are good for this) and refrigerate uncovered, 4 hours. 3. Fill the gyoza skins with about 2 teaspoons filling per skin. Here’s a video that shows how to fold them.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOqgGieImME . 4. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil over medium-high. Add dumplings to fit. When they’re sizzling, add 1/2 cup water and cover. Steam 6 minutes, adding additional water if necessary. (You want the water to be just about boiled off at the 6-minute mark.) Uncover and cook until well-browned. Serve immediately. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 02, 2015
Episode 168: Singapore Junk Food
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Live show tickets still available here! Hopes are high for hand delivered Singapore Junk Food which comes heavily packaged, addictive and conditioned. Molly confronts the dreaded jellied meat while SuperRing comes to the rescue! www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 26, 2015
Episode 167: Mint Chocolate
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There are still tickets available for our April 19th Live Show here! We are going door to door bearing laughter, joy and mint chocolate treats. Mint is our favorite chocolate pairing, though we think that could be due to dependence rather than merit... We attempt to earn our badges in financial literacy, mob mentality and rekindling relationships. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 19, 2015
Episode 166: Scrambled Eggs
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Click here for tickets to Spilled Milk Live on April 19th at Town Hall Seattle! Today Molly and Matthew go back to their roots to chat about the first dish they ever learned to cook, scrambled eggs. The nuances of egg preparation, when to cheese and how much to butter are all fair game while puns are strictly forbidden. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 12, 2015
Episode 165: Fondue
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Hot and bubbly,  we are stabbing our way into the 70s with Molly's first foray into fondue. The conspiracy behind the creation of fondue is revealed as are past experiences with French stoner dudes, and clergy members. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Raclette Set  Bubbling Fondue Instagram video See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 05, 2015
Episode 164: Donuts
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Sugar bombs away! Stop by our break room for a box of donuts aka: crullers, fritters, bear claws, bismarcks, twists and jellied. We chat about weepy donuts, oozing donuts and what they have in common with sex and pizza. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com French Cruller :  Lemon - Yogurt Fritters Mr. Donut See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 26, 2015
Episode 163: Birthday Cake LIVE!
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We celebrated our 5th birthday/anniversary with a live show where we broke our slogan by sharing cake with the audience. Molly and Matthew reminisce about their childhood birthday parties, cakes and presents. There is a lot more crying and fainting than you'd expect. We try classic yellow cake with chocolate frosting, Funfetti and Molly's birthday cupcakes while pondering June's pastry chef aspirations. Thanks to all who submitted their  funny childhood birthday stories!traumatic Special Guest: Becky Selengut. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 19, 2015
Episode 162: Orange Soda
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Get ready to concentrate. When you are hot and sweaty from watering your potted plant, nothing is better than a cool, refreshing, bottled and carbonated "orange" flavored beverage. Mexican carbonation, the Vietnam War and Russian history all play an important part of this tasting. This episode comes with a special alternate ending! EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 12, 2015
Episode 161: Fennel
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Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. Today we delve into fennel, its seeds, pollen, fronds and bulbs. Matthew finally admits to his mysterious past while we wonder about this plant's licorice flavor and price point.  Jill Santopietro's Braised Fennel with Meyer Lemon and Parmesan Shaved Fennel Salad with Mushrooms and Parmesan See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 05, 2015
Episode 160: Cheap Beer
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We don't know much about football, so we are participating in the only way we know, the beer. Join us as we slosh down memory lane, wonder where the calories in light beer go, which beer has the best cans and if our beer of choice makes us hipsters. Go Seahawks! www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Beers tasted Budweiser Coors Light Rolling Rock PBR Rainier Bud Light Lime See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 29, 2015
Episode 159: Lip Balm
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It is the dead of the winter and our lips are paying the price. We try a plethora of lip balms and finally admit to our Carmex addiction. Waxy, fruity, glossy or tinted, these balms are smooth on the lips but rough on the tongue. How often do you lip balm?   www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 22, 2015
Episode 158: Waffles
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Rise and Shine! Today we consume yet another doughy breakfast item slathered in syrup. Molly and Matthew struggle to keep things clean while wondering what the opposite of Belgian is and whether a waffle is just a pancake in disguise. What tops your waffle?  www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Yeasted Buckwheat Waffles Waffles of Insane Greatness See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 15, 2015
Episode 157: Canadian Junk Food
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Oh Canada! You send it, we eat it. Maybe that should be our new motto. Today we flirt with new career paths, challenge Smarties to a duel and find out if our patriotism trumps our taste buds. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 08, 2015
Episode 156: Carrots
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Happy New Year!  Beware: carrots apparently bring out some inflamed opinions. We discuss the carrots of days gone by and find out if Molly can rescue Matthew from his carrot rut. Remember to tip your podcasters in carrot coins. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Holiday Carrot Pudding Smitten Kitchen's Carrot Salad Carrots Corentine Carrot Pickle See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 01, 2015
Episode 155: German Christmas
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Fröhliche Weihnachten!  We must not have been too naughty this year, since we were gifted a box of German Christmas treats. We delve into the merits of marzipan, artificial aromas and shady Santas. Thanks for listening and supporting us during 2014!  EXPLICIT.www.spilledmilkpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 25, 2014
Episode 154: Favorite Sandwiches
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The cure for the flu? Sandwiches of course. Or is it tattoos? Sandwiches both foreign and domestic, of the past and the present haunt our appetites and today we discuss and debate our favorites. It isn't as simple as you think to pair the perfect bread with the perfect fillings and ideal amount of ooze. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Spicy catfish sandwiches Adapted in freewheeling style from Matt’s in the Market Chipotle mayo from Nancy Silverton’s A Twist of the Wrist For the mayo: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons minced cilantro 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons pureed or minced canned chipotles (or more to taste) 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt For the catfish: 2 catfish fillets, quartered into strips 1/2 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup all-purpose flour salt and pepper 1 cup frying oil of choice Thin-sliced sandwich bread  Butter lettuce, torn into bread-sized pieces Stir the mayo ingredients together in a bowl. Salt and pepper the catfish on both sides. Let sit at room temperature for five minutes. Mix the cornmeal and flour together in a pie plate. Dredge in the catfish in the cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess, and remove to a plate. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high until the oil shimmers and a chunk of bread bubbles vigorously when you toss it in. Add half the catfish strips and fry 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and repeat with the other batch. Assemble the sandwiches. I am not going to explain this part, except to say that you should put the mayo on both slices. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 18, 2014
Episode 153: Vanilla Ice Cream
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Today we are joined by our arch enemy, Dan from The Sporkful, to talk all things lame and boring, otherwise known as Vanilla Ice Cream. We find out what your favorite frozen dessert says about your be