Most Important Meal

Most Important Meal
Most Important Meal is a Very Important breakfast journalism podcast hosted by Brian Hamilton and Allison Truj, who probably like you.

57: Pennsylvania Erasure
May 4 • 28 min
These quarantimes are rolling on and Truj and Brian are freezing their bagels, experimenting with homemade yogurt, and cooking up some breakfast pasta. Things get a little heated about The Tri-State Area. Take a deep breath, hold it for a few seconds,…
56: Play with Me in This Space!
Apr 20 • 25 min
Now that they’re quarantined together, Truj and Brian have been doing a lot more cooking and drinking a lot more coffee. New drip coffee routines, bagel-baking experiments, and work-from-home routines are discussed. Truj deeply wanted to be Ramona…
55: Just Know That There’s Always a Breakfast Sandwich
Feb 14 • 29 min
Happy Valentine’s Day! Truj and Brian talk through what it was like eating Chris Morocco’s Healthy-ish breakfast sandwich. Brian misses his friends from Chicago. Truj doesn’t like almondy water.
54: Leftover Gobbler
Feb 4 • 45 min
Crossover event! Jordan and Donnie from the podcast Apartment 26 stop by to talk about meal prep, protein bars, casseroles, smoothies, and a shocking revelation about their three-stage breakfast habits. Truj wants cake in the morning. Brian fact-checked…
53: Breakfast Prince
Jan 13 • 28 min
Here’s the thing: Truj and Brian invite their roommate James Merenda, poet and Breakfast Prince, to talk about the breads we use in our breakfast sandwiches. There’s a lot of chocolate, jelly, rosemary, cinnamon, and egg to discuss! Brian recites a…
52: Breakfast Resolutions 2020
Jan 6 • 32 min
Happy 2020! Truj and Brian take a look back at their previous Breakfast Resolutions, which they definitely remember, and talk about 2020’s Breakfast Resolutions. Truj gets a book deal. Brian explains how the Internet works.
51: The First Five Years
Sep 5, 2019 • 19 min
Truj and Brian celebrate their fifth anniversary as a couple by going on a road trip to their favorite diner! What did they get each other for their anniversary? Where is the cheesecake manufactured? And how do Truj and Brian keep releasing episodes so…
50: Vein Mainframe
Jun 14, 2019 • 35 min
Truj and Brian experiment with caffeinated chocolate! How much caffeine do we need to function? Will extra caffeine help us wake up earlier? How would Truj brand her own line of caffeinated chocolate? Brian ate a lot of sugar. Truj deserves all the…
49: Breakfast Crushes
Feb 13, 2019 • 22 min
Truj and Brian celebrate Valentine’s Day by talking about our breakfast crushes! Also featured are a Blink-182 singalong, a great new cocktail, and peanut butter discourse. Truj needs your fourth grade geography facts. Brian learned a new way to cut a…
48: Get In The Duck
Jan 29, 2019 • 21 min
Truj and Brian celebrate Most Important Meal’s rebrand by trying to rebrand breakfast. Plus, a lengthy discussion of Tim Curry and the pilot of our Long Winters spin-off podcast. Truj was angry. Brian got a visit from Marshall.
47: Being Eighteen and Being Scared
Jan 16, 2019 • 44 min
Truj and Brian are joined by Quinn Rose, who brought us a whole episode about college dorm breakfasts. We reminisce on the good times we had in college eating in our dining halls, celebrate how much better the food we make after college is, and realize…
46: Snap! Add! Stir!
Jan 7, 2019 • 17 min
A science experiment is done in the name of Breakfast Journalism™️, and Brian is not too happy about it. Plus, 80s karaoke, a cup of thumbtacks, and some meal prep follow up. Brian does a perfect Truj impression. Truj compromises her opsec.
45: Ten People and No Vinegar
Dec 24, 2018 • 34 min
Happy Hollandaise, everybody! Kathy Campbell sings, laughs, and critiques breakfast food along with Truj and Brian for this very special holiday episode. What are the most important elements of a benedict dish? Why is there vinegar in the sauce? How are…
44: Good Ol’ Breakfast Buddies
Dec 19, 2018 • 23 min
Truj and Brian have started meal prepping! How does Truj make burritos? Why does microwaving frozen eggs work? What breakfast meat does Truj owe an apology to? All this, plus a fun Choose Your Own Adventure game and the introduction of Most Important Meme.
43: America Runs on Something
Nov 1, 2018 • 24 min
A whole Dunkin’ Donuts themed episode, including a new meat-filled sandwich, Dunkin Donuts Mobile App Missed Connections, Kelly Clarkson, and more puns than you are prepared for. Truj is a born-again ham sandwich person. Brian ate a Love Muffin.
42: Lonely Pizza
Aug 18, 2018 • 46 min
Recorded at the Cards Against Humanity podcast studio in Chicago, Alex Cox joins Truj and Brian! RX Bars, slam poetry, and, of course, shower dining are addressed before a deep dive into the wonderful world of Chicago food. Do Chicagoans actually eat deep…
41: Chicken Nugget Body Wash
Aug 10, 2018 • 67 min
Mikah Sargent returns to the podcast for a Shower Dining Extravaganza Debrief! Full of surprise guests, singing, and shade, Truj and Brian give all of the shower dining insight they gathered throughout Professor Sargent’s Three Day Shower Dining Course.…
40: Anniversary
Jul 15, 2018 • 9 min
Thank you so much for listening to Most Important Meal for the past two years!
39: Most Moist Meal
Jun 27, 2018 • 56 min
Mikah Sargent joins Truj and Brian once more to teach a masterclass in shower dining. Technique and food choice are discussed, followed by debunking (and mockery) of Brian’s anxieties surrounding food in the shower. A series of challenges are put in place…
38: Inverse Cookie
Jun 3, 2018 • 43 min
Truj and Brian recount a romantic grocery store date and report on The Greatest Follow Up Ever Received before embarking on a quest to review every breakfast bar that Brian could find at the store. How much sugar is in each bar? How similar to a cookie do…
37: It’s Just Too Slimy
Apr 21, 2018 • 44 min
Truj’s sister Ashley joins the show for a lively discussion of chia seeds! After some follow up about milk and cereal, the two Trujes bully Brian into trying chia pudding, blend up some monstrous beverages, and create an unprecedented What’d You Have For…
36: Tasty Noble Intelligent Creatures
Apr 4, 2018 • 55 min
James Thomson, the creator of PCalc, joins Truj and Brian to talk about the Full Scottish Breakfast! Of course, they are immediately sidetracked by sobering facts about the death of the banana, #TeamCrunchy versus #TeamSoggy, cannibalism thought…
35: Crispy Crispy Magical Meat Reaction
Feb 7, 2018 • 21 min
Truj and Brian made breakfast smash burgers! They were made of sausage, tasted delicious, and raised some interesting points about the nature of breakfast sandwiches. Also included: the discovery of a new restaurant, a Krispy Kreme discussion and a quick…
34: The Hangover and the Quiche
Dec 9, 2017 • 27 min
After Truj and Brian kick things off with a quick Life Update, including a move to another state and the purchase of a new mic, your co-hosts delve right into an update to their top breakfast sandwich lists. Brian got Truj sick. Truj had expectations that…
33: We Live in a Coffee Society
Oct 3, 2017 • 47 min
Jason Snell joins Truj and Brian this week! After discovering Jason’s breakfast habits and cereal preferences, we do a deep dive on tea: brewing methods, how to travel with tea, why we all love tea, and our favorite styles. Truj likes to oversteep. Brian…
32: I Am Not a Gelatinous Person
Sep 27, 2017 • 22 min
It’s a very special Grab Bag episode of Most Important Meal! Topics include a new breakfast sandwich, the Dunkin’ Donuts app, an Overnight Oats update, and a delightfully weird old picture. Truj can’t find her pop filter. Brian gets bread and butter…
31: Adding an Egg
Sep 21, 2017 • 34 min
After another Soylent update, Truj and Brian talk about how adding an egg to various dishes transforms them into tasty breakfasts! Truj says a dirty word. Brian is too canonical.
30: Salty Confrontational Drink
Aug 23, 2017 • 42 min
Truj and Brian welcome Joe Steel to the show! They talk primarily about brunch booze, but also Dunkin’ Donuts, coffee, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and self-deprecation. Brian insults the guest. Truj didn’t sleep. Joe fixed his stepdad’s coffee maker.
29: Apocalypse Cow
Jul 31, 2017 • 33 min
This week is all about Apocalypse Breakfast! How would your hosts survive in the aftertimes? Can breakfast fit in a bug out bag? Digressions include microphone etiquette, Polish chocolate, theme parks, the pronunciation of Croissan’wich, cuddly barnyard…
28: The Adventure Scones
Jul 15, 2017 • 0 min
Truj and Brian play The Adventure Scones.
27: Smothered Covered Soldier Spy
Jul 11, 2017 • 57 min
Dan Wearsch joins Truj and Brian this week! After a quick discussion about soggy cereal and orange juice, they discuss their experiences and feelings about Waffle House, the south’s breakfast pride and joy. What can you expect when you visit a Waffle…
26: Endlessly Pure
Jun 24, 2017 • 16 min
Truj had Staff Brunch, Brian messed up Soylent, and they both watched the Steven Universe episode “Together Breakfast”! There are NO spoilers for Steven Universe at large: we talk about the show on relatively basic terms and focus on the breakfast.
25: Centering Yourself for the Rest of the Day
Jun 16, 2017 • 23 min
Truj and Brian talk about breakfast routines! How do we start our day? What role does commuting play in our mornings? Truj met Rob Gronkowski. Brian manages to make this a tech show.
24: A Great Night to Be In Love
Jun 7, 2017 • 26 min
Truj had some rosé, Brian geeks out about Steven Universe, and they both talk about their favorite midnight breakfast experiences.
23: Fundamental Side-Eye
May 17, 2017 • 75 min
Brian and Allison are joined this week by Mikah Sargent! He brought a bunch of questions for your hosts to answer and Follow Up topics, including avocatoast, cereal, and waffles. Truj and Mikah share a special syrup bond. Brian sings.
22: D&D for Your Mouth
May 5, 2017 • 21 min
Slow Breakfast is our topic for the week, in contrast to Quick Breakfast last episode. What foods are possible when you spend more time cooking and prepping? How can you become closer to your friends and family through food? Truj made Avocatoast and Brian…
21: Have You Ever Been In Love?
Apr 20, 2017 • 26 min
This week’s topic is Quick Breakfasts. Truj loves a sandwich. Brian makes “strawberry shortcake”.
20: Breakfast Has No Gender
Mar 27, 2017 • 27 min
Truj and Brian tackle an episode of Good Eats that’s all about breakfast. Why does Alton Brown insist that breakfast is “man food”? What else can you cook with a waffle iron? Why is this French Press salty? Brian impersonates Meryl Streep and Justin…
19: Where’s the Unch?
Mar 20, 2017 • 18 min
After some quick Soylent follow up, Truj introduces the topic of Spite Breakfast. What breakfast do you serve to the people you don’t like? Who would even do such a thing? Brian gets flustered. Truj doesn’t let Brian paint.
18: Part of the Algorithm
Mar 8, 2017 • 6 min
A bonus clip cut from the last episode where Truj and Brian discuss: making money on YouTube, the Almighty Algorithm, and gettin’ while the gettin’s good, kehd.
17: Panana Canal
Jan 26, 2017 • 19 min
After a discussion of a weird coffee drink and sous vide, Truj and Brian break down the hows and whys of sweet breakfasts. Why are literal desserts socially acceptable to eat at breakfast? What turns Truj off about them? What letter does the word “banana”…
16: Breakfast Resolutions
Jan 9, 2017 • 20 min
With 2017 upon us, Truj and Brian talk about their Breakfast Resolutions! Zaniness, singing, and podcast references happen. As per usual.
15: Sandwich Of
Dec 12, 2016 • 17 min
Brian and Truj had a delicious sandwich together and want to share their joy with you. Topics include potatoes and ketchup, sincere compliments, and organic jokes. Also, Truj sings!
14: Dirty Bird
Nov 28, 2016 • 24 min
With Thanksgiving in our wake, we talk about leftovers that make fantastic breakfasts the next day. Kinda. Truj makes an accusatory statement. Brian doesn’t understand microwaves.
13: What We Talk About When We Talk About Coping
Nov 16, 2016 • 26 min
This week, we talk about self care, how we are trying to feel okay, and how we are trying to make things better. Links and Shownotes Brian’s Breakfast Good Bones by Maggie Smith - Poetry Foundation Donate to the ACLU Donate to the Planned Parenthood…
12: Coughee
Oct 25, 2016 • 24 min
After a recap of the day’s meals, Allison talks all about how she liked making Aeropress coffee and Brian reconciles his love of fancy coffee with how intimidating the coffee community can be.
11: Sh*t, I Need a Mug
Oct 15, 2016 • 14 min
Brian makes a cup of coffee and talks about travel Aeropressing, roasting beans, and the importance of mugs. Truj tries the coffee and sparks fly.
10: Staunch Eggpinions
Oct 7, 2016 • 25 min
This week is all about eggs! Truj has fallen in love with a new method of cooking eggs and Brian shares his favorite scrambled egg recipe with Truj.
9: We Belong in This Burger King
Sep 30, 2016 • 21 min
Truj and Brian break down the big players in the fast food breakfast scene: McDonalds and Burger King. Topics include hash browns, all-day breakfast menus, and a romantic moment between your hosts in a Burger King. Also: When did Terminator 3 come out?
8: Real Corn Makes It Special
Sep 26, 2016 • 32 min
This week, your intrepid breakfast knights discuss diners! Our favorite dishes, breakfast food vs. lunch food, and of course, our Top Three Diners. Allison and Brian also learn how diners are integral to the fabric of their relationship - would they even…
7: Neufchâtel
Sep 16, 2016 • 23 min
Bagels, bagels, bagels. Links and Shownotes Top Four #13: Bagel Flavors - Relay FM Neufchâtel - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
6: Snooty McSnooterson
Aug 28, 2016 • 24 min
We accidentally record our first in a long series of coffee-themed episodes! This week, French press and cold brew are in our crosshairs, including our college coffee experiences, Dunkin vs. Starbucks, and our unbridled snootiness. Links and Shownotes…
5: It Only Tastes A Little Bit Like People
Aug 19, 2016 • 22 min
This week, your hosts tried Soylent. Topics include flavor, use throughout the day, and the ethos of Most Important Meal - does a meal replacement feel to sterile? Also, Hoobastank. Links and Shownotes Soylent Drink, Powder, and Bar 5 Flavors of Soylent -…
4: With My Most Important Person
Aug 11, 2016 • 31 min
Ry Amidon and Andrew Huster join Truj and Brian to discuss: Massachusetts, donut holes, Tobasco, and the origin of Most Important Meal. Shownotes and Links Questionable at Best Brian’s failed Workflow result
3: Hub and Soagie
Jul 30, 2016 • 19 min
Recorded in person at breakfast time, Allison and Brian eat egg subs together! Topics include Wawa, mushrooms, pepperoni, raw onions, hoagies, and wondering how Top Four pull these kinds of episodes off so well. Programming note: Allison’s computer died…
2: Breakfast Cop-Out
Jul 22, 2016 • 24 min
This week is all about cereal: our top three cereals, milk rituals, and lots of talk about texture. Links and Shownotes Nicolas Ward’s Tweet
1: Runny Yolks
Jul 15, 2016 • 21 min
Our Top Three breakfast sandwiches of all time, a surprising Starbucks revelation, and the difference between jellyfish and cephalopods. #BlameBoom Links and Shownotes Pork Roll They’s Aliens! on We Have Concerns Ry_ebooks on Twitter Brian and Allison on…