Spilled Milk

Spilled Milk

www.spilledmilkpodcast.com
A comedy show about food
310: French Fry Shapes
Dec 7 • 25 min
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…
309: Vietnamese Junk Food
Nov 30 • 27 min
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?…
308: Pop Tarts
Nov 23 • 27 min
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…
307: Bagels
Nov 16 • 30 min
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 recipeSimpich Dolls
306: Tokyo
Nov 9 • 35 min
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 -…
305: Roast Chicken
Nov 2 • 42 min
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 ChickenThomas…
304: Lentils
Oct 26 • 33 min
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…
303: Molasses Cookies
Oct 19 • 23 min
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…
302: Stinky Cheese
Oct 12 • 38 min
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.…
301: Watermelon
Oct 5 • 29 min
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.
300: Bibimbap
Sep 28 • 25 min
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…
299: Animal Crackers
Sep 21 • 29 min
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
298: Sorbet
Sep 14 • 29 min
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…
297: Frozen Chicken Pot Pie
Sep 7 • 24 min
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.
296: Coconut Milk
Aug 31 • 26 min
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
295: Boxed Mac and Cheese
Aug 24 • 25 min
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…
294: Baby Snacks
Aug 17 • 29 min
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…
293: Swiss Junk Food
Aug 10 • 21 min
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.
292: Bloody Marys
Aug 3 • 31 min
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.…
291: Breakfast Sausage
Jul 27 • 28 min
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.
290: Kid Snacks
Jul 20 • 30 min
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.
289: Hawaiian Junk Food
Jul 13 • 23 min
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.
288: Tomato Juice
Jul 6 • 33 min
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…
287: Black Tea
Jun 29 • 30 min
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
286: Crisps and Crumbles
Jun 22 • 34 min
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.…
285: Chicken Wings LIVE!
Jun 15 • 43 min
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…
284: Dinner Rolls
Jun 8 • 30 min
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.…
283: Vanilla Extract
Jun 1 • 29 min
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…
282: Arugula
May 25 • 29 min
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.…
281: Toffee
May 18 • 29 min
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…
280: Sausage
May 11 • 31 min
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…
279: Hot Pockets
May 4 • 20 min
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
278: Enchiladas
Apr 27 • 26 min
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…
277: Brown Rice
Apr 20 • 24 min
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.…
276: Radicchio
Apr 13 • 27 min
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.…
275: Gas Station Candy
Apr 6 • 36 min
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.…
274: Bolognese
Mar 30 • 28 min
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.…
273: Parsley
Mar 23 • 26 min
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…
272: TV Dinners
Mar 16 • 26 min
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…
271: Summer Berries LIVE!
Mar 9 • 43 min
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…
270: Root Beer
Mar 2 • 23 min
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?…
269: Polenta
Feb 23 • 32 min
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.…
268: Tater Tots
Feb 16 • 24 min
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
267: Chard
Feb 9 • 25 min
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…
266: Ice Cream Soda
Feb 2 • 21 min
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.…
265: Flavored Sparkling Water
Jan 26 • 26 min
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…
264: Mandarin Oranges
Jan 19 • 27 min
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…
263: Pomegranates
Jan 12 • 25 min
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…
262: Olive Oil
Jan 5 • 27 min
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…
261: Dim Sum
Dec 29, 2016 • 32 min
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…
260: Applesauce
Dec 22, 2016 • 37 min
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…
259: Icelandic Junk Food
Dec 15, 2016 • 19 min
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.…
258: Stuff on Crackers
Dec 8, 2016 • 31 min
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…
257: Holiday Parties LIVE!
Dec 1, 2016 • 45 min
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…
256: Holiday Cookies
Nov 24, 2016 • 31 min
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…
255: Lemon Bars
Nov 17, 2016 • 21 min
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.…
254: French Fries
Nov 10, 2016 • 35 min
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…
253: South African Junk Food
Nov 3, 2016 • 24 min
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…
252: Peppercorns
Oct 27, 2016 • 31 min
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.…
251: Baked Beans
Oct 20, 2016 • 28 min
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…
250: Rolling Pins
Oct 13, 2016 • 22 min
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
249: Cinnamon
Oct 6, 2016 • 31 min
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…
248: Peanut Butter Cookies
Sep 29, 2016 • 29 min
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…
247: Espresso Drinks
Sep 22, 2016 • 33 min
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.…
246: Ice Cream Toppings LIVE!
Sep 15, 2016 • 42 min
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…
245: S’Mores
Sep 8, 2016 • 26 min
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…
244: Danish Junk Food
Sep 1, 2016 • 21 min
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…
243: Chewy Fruit Candy
Aug 25, 2016 • 22 min
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…
242: Pesto
Aug 18, 2016 • 44 min
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…
241: Cream Cheese
Aug 11, 2016 • 35 min
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…
240: New Zealand Junk Food
Aug 4, 2016 • 29 min
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…
239: Beets
Jul 28, 2016 • 35 min
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…
238: Teriyaki (Sponsored by Soy Vay)
Jul 25, 2016 • 21 min
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…
237: Lima Beans
Jul 21, 2016 • 25 min
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.…
236: Flour Tortillas
Jul 14, 2016 • 26 min
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…
235: Sangria
Jul 7, 2016 • 23 min
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.…
234: Breadcrumbs
Jun 30, 2016 • 24 min
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.…
233: Deep South Convenience Store Staples
Jun 23, 2016 • 28 min
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…
232: Pudding Cups
Jun 16, 2016 • 23 min
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…
231: Hummus
Jun 9, 2016 • 27 min
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.…
230: Vinegar Part 2
Jun 2, 2016 • 23 min
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…
229: Vinegar Part 1
May 26, 2016 • 30 min
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.…
228: Oreos
May 19, 2016 • 21 min
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…
227: Fruit Salad
May 12, 2016 • 27 min
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…
226: Frozen Burritos
May 5, 2016 • 25 min
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…
225: Cough Drops
Apr 28, 2016 • 25 min
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.…
224: The 420 Episode
Apr 20, 2016 • 27 min
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…
223: Live Show: Almonds
Apr 14, 2016 • 43 min
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.…
222: Taiwanese Junk Food
Apr 7, 2016 • 21 min
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…
221: Canned Beans
Mar 31, 2016 • 24 min
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…
220: Frozen Pizza
Mar 24, 2016 • 26 min
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.…
219: Ham and Cheese
Mar 17, 2016 • 33 min
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.…
218: Packaged Cheese
Mar 10, 2016 • 24 min
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.…
217: Cauliflower
Mar 3, 2016 • 24 min
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.…
216: Biscuits
Feb 25, 2016 • 32 min
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…
215: Croutons
Feb 18, 2016 • 27 min
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…
214: Garlic Bread
Feb 11, 2016 • 28 min
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…
213: Raisins
Feb 4, 2016 • 29 min
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…
212: Kale
Jan 28, 2016 • 26 min
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…
211: Sick Food
Jan 21, 2016 • 26 min
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…
210: Housekeeping
Jan 14, 2016 • 32 min
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…
209: Lamb
Jan 7, 2016 • 28 min
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…
208: Alternative Milks
Dec 31, 2015 • 28 min
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…
207: Leftovers
Dec 24, 2015 • 24 min
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.…
206: Mexican Junk Food
Dec 17, 2015 • 18 min
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,…
205: Dates
Dec 10, 2015 • 32 min
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…
204: Cold Cuts
Dec 3, 2015 • 22 min
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…
203: Care Packages
Nov 26, 2015 • 28 min
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…
202: Cheesecake
Nov 19, 2015 • 26 min
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…
201: Pickles
Nov 12, 2015 • 33 min
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…
200: Meatloaf
Nov 5, 2015 • 35 min
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,…
199: Cocoa Nibs
Oct 29, 2015 • 23 min
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…
198: Grapes
Oct 22, 2015 • 24 min
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.…
197: Sesame
Oct 15, 2015 • 25 min
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…
196: Microwaves
Oct 8, 2015 • 27 min
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…
195: Norwegian Junk Food
Oct 1, 2015 • 20 min
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.…
194: Lasagna
Sep 24, 2015 • 26 min
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…
193: Melons
Sep 17, 2015 • 35 min
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…
192: Natural Waters
Sep 10, 2015 • 24 min
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.…
191: Peaches
Sep 3, 2015 • 39 min
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…
190: Ginger Drinks
Aug 27, 2015 • 26 min
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…
189: Jell-O
Aug 20, 2015 • 27 min
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…
Bonus episode: Fro-yo
Aug 17, 2015 • 22 min
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…
188: Blueberries
Aug 13, 2015 • 24 min
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…
187: Ginger
Aug 6, 2015 • 28 min
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…
186: Fruit Punch
Jul 30, 2015 • 24 min
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…
185: Heat Wave
Jul 23, 2015 • 27 min
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…
184: Strawberries
Jul 16, 2015 • 24 min
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…
183: Banana Bread
Jul 9, 2015 • 23 min
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…
182: Picnic
Jul 2, 2015 • 32 min
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.…
181: Energy Bars
Jun 25, 2015 • 22 min
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…
180: Nachos
Jun 18, 2015 • 24 min
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…
179: Hot Sauce
Jun 11, 2015 • 22 min
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.…
178: Pudding
Jun 4, 2015 • 22 min
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…
177: Nut Butters
May 28, 2015 • 18 min
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…
176: Soy Sauce
May 21, 2015 • 27 min
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…
175: Indian Junk Food
May 14, 2015 • 20 min
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,…
174: Brown Butter
May 7, 2015 • 24 min
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…
173: Sack Lunch LIVE!
Apr 30, 2015 • 40 min
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…
172: Breakfast Pastries
Apr 23, 2015 • 18 min
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…
171: Shallots
Apr 16, 2015 • 23 min
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:…
170: Korean Junk Food
Apr 9, 2015 • 14 min
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.…
169: Dumplings
Apr 2, 2015 • 21 min
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…
168: Singapore Junk Food
Mar 26, 2015 • 13 min
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
167: Mint Chocolate
Mar 19, 2015 • 21 min
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…
166: Scrambled Eggs
Mar 12, 2015 • 19 min
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…
165: Fondue
Mar 5, 2015 • 21 min
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…
164: Donuts
Feb 26, 2015 • 32 min
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.…
163: Birthday Cake LIVE!
Feb 19, 2015 • 52 min
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…
162: Orange Soda
Feb 12, 2015 • 18 min
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…
161: Fennel
Feb 5, 2015 • 19 min
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…
160: Cheap Beer
Jan 29, 2015 • 19 min
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…
159: Lip Balm
Jan 22, 2015 • 24 min
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…
158: Waffles
Jan 15, 2015 • 23 min
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…
157: Canadian Junk Food
Jan 8, 2015 • 18 min
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
156: Carrots
Jan 1, 2015 • 25 min
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.…
155: German Christmas
Dec 25, 2014 • 17 min
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!…
154: Favorite Sandwiches
Dec 18, 2014 • 20 min
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…
153: Vanilla Ice Cream
Dec 11, 2014 • 30 min
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 bedroom behavior and discuss melting points and scoop…
152: Classic Cocktails
Dec 4, 2014 • 35 min
Finally, the episode you've all been waiting for! Our hosts get more and more tipsy as they learn what makes a cocktail a classic, what Matthew can safely order in a biker bar and how many steps it takes to become Don Draper. It was way past our bedtime…
151: Green Beans
Nov 27, 2014 • 25 min
Today you can finally have some of our topic, if you are having that classic Thanksgiving side dish, the Green Bean Casserole that is. Molly and Matthew discover what Friday Night Lights and green beans have in common along with some soggy and squeaky…
150: Sour Cream
Nov 20, 2014 • 24 min
How do you take your sour cream? Whipped, savory and with extra fat? Today your super cultured and ultra-pasteurized hosts alternate from true detectives to true divas. Serving suggestion: do not partake before noon without a baked potato.…
149: Cheddar
Nov 13, 2014 • 25 min
Today we are extra sharp, clothbound and falling down the Wookey Hole. We love cheddar cheese in every shape and color, whether generic or artisanal, just don’t ask us to start cheddaring. Now to determine the best vehicle to transport these cheddars…
148: Pumpkin Spice
Nov 6, 2014 • 25 min
Autumn has arrived bringing with it all manner of pumpkin spiced edibles. Molly and Matthew tackle heirloom varietals, contemplate a Trader Joes pumpkin intervention and taste a PSL which surprises even themselves. We ask the world, how far is too far…
147: Caramel
Oct 30, 2014 • 21 min
Molly, Matthew and the Maillard Reaction presents an ooey, gooey, sticky adventure of the burnt sugar variety. Caramel is cheap and simple, yet impressive, kind of like the Spilled Milk Podcast. Where we stand on the Great Salted Caramel Debate comes up…
146: Colombian Junk Food
Oct 23, 2014 • 15 min
Either we are nearing our expiration date or we will just need another trip to the dentist after these Colombian treats from Listener Maria. These DIY delicacies teach us to always pair our Frunas with our Papitas de Pollo. spilledmilkpodcast.com
145: Bok Choy
Oct 16, 2014 • 16 min
What baby brassica simply stalks and leaves? Bok Choy! Through 50 shades of green and raw dunks, Matthew and Molly explore this underused vegetable beyond the good ol' stir fry. spilledmilkpodcast.com Matthew's Bok Choy stir fry Heat peanut oil in a wok…
144: Walnuts
Oct 9, 2014 • 21 min
Today we take a walk down the wild side through nutty Oklahoman pasts while Molly and Matthew fall under the spell of black walnut magic. RIP nutcrackers. spilledmilkpodcast.com Walnut Cake from Orangette Purchase Black Walnuts Pike Place Nuts Yelp…
143: Jarred Spaghetti Sauce
Oct 2, 2014 • 17 min
Meat posts at the ready! Molly and Matthew taste jarred spaghetti sauces and discuss chunky vs. smooth, Sinatra vs. Newman and stapled fingers vs. inside out eyelids. Note: Viscosity is vital and oregano only in moderation. spilledmilkpodcast.com Cook’s…
142: Cheesy Crackers
Sep 25, 2014 • 13 min
This week we confront those cheesy crackers that populated our childhoods and continue to haunt our dreams. Tasting these zesty, neon orange, voluptuous crackers brings about some loaded conversations. spilledmilkpodcast.com
141: Fresh Herbs
Sep 18, 2014 • 24 min
Stephen King and Spilled Milk presents: Fresh Herbs. Molly and Matthew approach a plethora of herbs, favorite and feared, real and imagined, delicate and oppressive. Through preferences and prejudices it turns out that thyme makes fools of us all.…
140: Brazilian Junk Food
Sep 11, 2014 • 17 min
Carla the Listener sent us on a journey of Brazilian delights. Crossing the Saliva Sea, our odyssey is fraught with poor pronunciation, incognito beef chips, enigmatic peanuts and vile meat jelly with a stop by the Pseudo Swiss Alps. spilledmilkpodcast.com
139: Crepes
Sep 4, 2014 • 22 min
Back to school with French 101. Your supply list consists of a baguette, beret, neckerchief, squeegee and a fire extinguisher. Today we’ll lecture on savory and sweet crepes while Matthew’s francophile past finally comes to light. spilledmilkpodcast.com…
138: Caramel Corn
Aug 28, 2014 • 28 min
Today we are tapping caramel corn with relish. Those sticky, crunchy clusters invoke more spelunking stories, though not the kind you are thinking of. You may want to think twice before playing Truth or Dare? with Matthew and Molly. EXPLICIT…
137: Maple Syrup
Aug 21, 2014 • 22 min
Welcome to the Spilled Milk Sugar Bush, where we taste maple syrup of all grades and qualities and sometimes, it's not even real. We've done way more research into syrup grading than you ever thought you'd want so take notes. Through sticky pours and…
136: Non-Tomato Pasta Sauces Pt. 1
Aug 14, 2014 • 25 min
Today, we plate up some pasta and discuss sauces sans tomatoes. Molly fixates on spelunking while Matthew’s cookbook collection comes under fire. It’s Loren vs. Bastianich so cast your votes, boil some water and sauce it up. spilledmilkpodcast.com…
135: Toast
Aug 7, 2014 • 22 min
This week, we tackle yet another trendy topic and discover that toast abuse is real. But we still aren’t sure if it’s worth $4 a slice or which method is best for getting that perfect crisp, though John Thorne seems to have some strong toasty opinions.…
134: Celery
Jul 31, 2014 • 18 min
More than just mirepoix, we seek to celebrate celery in all its stringy, crunchy glory. On a journey through its leaves, seeds and stalks, listen as we crunch away chatting about the merits of de-stringing, chopping and puppetry. EXPLICIT.…
133: Oatmeal Cookies
Jul 24, 2014 • 15 min
We make good on our promises so it is time to discuss oatmeal in cookie form. Have you ever been lured and deceived by raisins? Do you know where no bake cookies come from? How about the fighting capabilities of Sesame Street characters? Take a listen as…
132: Cream of Wheat
Jul 17, 2014 • 16 min
Please sir, we want some more sloppy breakfast cereals. This week our topic is farina aka Cream of Wheat, that favorite meal of the elderly or incarcerated. Join us as we discover what actually makes this stuff edible, Daryl Hannah and bears all before a…
131: Gushing Candies
Jul 10, 2014 • 20 min
Today we discuss extreme exploders, hopped up with high fructose corn syrup and 1% real fruit juice. Those whirling, squirting, leaking, tingling and fizzing flavors that dance on your taste buds provide a science experiment in candy form that could very…
130: Coleslaw
Jul 3, 2014 • 20 min
Get ready to expose yourself to that tangy, cold and crunchy meal accompaniment, coleslaw. Shredded, raw and sometimes wilting, we find the perfect balance between green cabbage and red cabbage with a full serving of goat at no extra charge.…
129: Pretzels
Jun 26, 2014 • 17 min
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s The Pretzel! He is here to save the day from the Snack Artist’s nefarious plan to take over the world with honey mustard pretzel minions. But where is The Pretzel’s trusty sidekick, Peanut Butter Pellet? Tune in to find…
128: Lemonade
Jun 19, 2014 • 21 min
When life gives you powder… you eat it from the can. This week’s topic is Lemonade where we discover yet again that Matthew is a snob with atrocious pickup lines while Molly ponders the Mystery of the Missing Pink Lemons. Taste the thirst. EXPLICIT.…
127: Oatmeal
Jun 12, 2014 • 23 min
Rise and Shine! This week, we embark an another oat based breakfast, this time the gloopy variety. Our slightly snobby hosts prefer posh and steel-cut though they may deign to sample some of that instant flavored stuff. The Podcast, out! (drops mic)…
126: Canned Tomatoes
Jun 5, 2014 • 21 min
With rhymes and puns, Molly and Matthew tackle what could prove to be their Achilles' heel, Canned Tomatoes. Through cheesy pasts, shady meeting places and can opener envy, our hosts slog through these pureed, sliced, diced and fire roasted sauce makers.…
125: Granola
May 29, 2014 • 22 min
While neither are worthy of the title Granola Mentor, Matthew and Molly are taking us from toasty to tasty. Join these cereal stuffers as they get their oats in order and discuss the merits of clumps, mix-ins and pulling out in time. Help us Sam Elliot,…
124: Green Juice
May 22, 2014 • 17 min
Great blades of wheat grass! This week our super trendy and always relevant hosts are on a cleanse. They are bulking up and hulking out, braving one of the most dreaded of beverages, green juice. This episode is certified organic, all natural, cold…
123: Spring Veggies
May 15, 2014 • 22 min
This week, Matthew and Molly once again laugh in the face of danger as they brave pungent odors, homicidal plants and entrapping tendrils. The limited edition backyard edibles tasted are fiddlehead ferns, ramps, pea shoots and stinging nettles. Forage…
122: Canned Tuna
May 8, 2014 • 19 min
This week we are packed in the Mediterranean tradition with one of Matthew's most feared foods, canned tuna. Get ready to pick a side, whether it's Albacore vs. Yellowfin, Chunk vs. Solid, Water vs. Oil or Italy vs. Costa Rica. spilledmilkpodcast.com Tuna…
121: Sushi
May 1, 2014 • 22 min
Sweet tofu pockets it’s Sushi 101! Matthew finally gets to show off his knowledge of that most beloved of Japanese cuisine, sushi. He expertly guides us through concept, pronunciation, tastings and practical application. Molly is not amused. EXPLICIT.…
120: Icebox Cake
Apr 24, 2014 • 16 min
Webster's Dictionary defines Icebox Cake as: (n) Much better than a human centipede. Join our post-apocalyptic adventure where zebras and cannibals abound and only a 2 ingredient chilled dessert can save you. House of Cards Season One spoiler alert!…
119: Prunes
Apr 17, 2014 • 18 min
Keeping you regular with our weekly episodes, this time we probe everybody’s favorite laxative, prunes. This versatile fruit delights whether dried, stewed, juiced, roasted, savory or sweet. “Moist” haters beware. spilledmilkpodcast.com Recipes The Wet…
118: Food as Utensils
Apr 10, 2014 • 19 min
Celery straws and coconut bras. Here at Spilled Milk, we don’t shy away from the deep questions, such as “What actually constitutes a food utensil?” and “Where do Red Vines go when they die?”. Desperate times call for edible utensils.…
117: English Muffins
Apr 3, 2014 • 23 min
Dive deep into the nooks and crannies of that perfect breakfast system delivery mechanism: the English Muffin. Are they English? Are they muffins? Can our intrepid bread nerds, Matthew and Molly, break through the crumpet barrier and avoid an avocado…
116: Grilled Cheese
Mar 27, 2014 • 22 min
To dip or not to dip? Creating a perfectly crustic grilled cheese sandwich is an art. Butter-brushing, crisp-creating and cheese-selecting takes an expert, which we totally are. Please don’t be intimidated by the goblins and eroticism contained within.…
115: Limes
Mar 20, 2014 • 17 min
It’s time. It’s lime time. They’re essential to ceviche, Mexican cooking, Thai cooking, and pie. We investigate Persian limes, key limes, rangpur limes, and that one lime with the racist name that we’re really not sure what to call. spilledmilkpodcast.com…
114: Scottish Junk Food
Mar 13, 2014 • 23 min
Sons and daughters of Scotland! We are Spilled Milk. And that’s as much of Braveheart as we remember. Listener Gemma kindly sent us a box full of Scottish wafers, caramel, and absurdities. What else could we do but start chewing? Alba gu bràth! EXPLICIT.…
113: Salsa
Mar 6, 2014 • 19 min
Fiesta! Molly and Matthew get down with five bowls of spicy goodness and a pound of broken chips, and they learn a lot about salsa, garlic, and life. Take yourself to a new frontera with this episode. EXPLICIT. spilledmilkpodcast.com Rick Bayless’s…
112: Mixed Nuts
Feb 20, 2014 • 26 min
This week on Mixed Nuts: Matthew admits to a shocking nut-crush. Molly admits she’s never thought much about mixed nuts. And we spend five minutes begging for money. spilledmilkpodcast.com
111: Fast Food Frozen Treats
Feb 6, 2014 • 18 min
Road trip! Why is our sound quality so lousy this week? It’s because we took the show to our local fast food emporium to enjoy some frozen treats. We talk Frostys, Blizzards, and other fast-food classics. Plus, a sneak preview of Molly’s forthcoming…
110: Popcorn
Jan 23, 2014 • 18 min
Dear Dennis Quaid: We’re really sorry about all the things we did to you on this episode. But really, would you rather Martin Short in there, or us? Love, your two grannies, Molly and Matthew. spilledmilkpodcast.com
109: Bacon
Jan 16, 2014 • 25 min
Finally, Matthew’s superpower is revealed. Trust us, you didn’t want to know. In the meantime, however, we eat bacon and talk thickness, crispiness, smokiness, and finding bacon in unexpected places. spilledmilkpodcast.com Bacony cornbread recipe:…
108: Eggplant
Jan 9, 2014 • 22 min
Witness the debunking of eggplant sex, the battle of bitter and silky, and the birth of Hobo Ghannoush. NOTE: You know the part where Matthew gets all smug because he knows the word “dioecious”? Well, he was completely wrong. Eggplants are monoecious.…
107: Pizza Toppings
Dec 26, 2013 • 25 min
Welcome back, our friends, to the show that never ends. But how do you stop talking about pizza toppings? I mean, you’ve got cheese, sauce, pepperoni, margherita, supreme, pineapple, dessert pizza, hamburger nuggets, white pies, red pies, and we forgot to…
106: Sweet Potatoes
Dec 12, 2013 • 18 min
Hey, sweetie pies. On this episode we explore the sweet potato/yam divide, ruin Thanksgiving, get arrested for assault and battery, and still have time to stuff our faces with cake. Recipes: Sweet Potato Pound Cake, Roasted Japanese Sweet Potatoes with…
105: Lemons
Nov 28, 2013 • 16 min
From the high-powered world of competitive botany comes this lip-puckering episode. How do you zest? How do you juice? How many hand gestures can we work into an audio podcast? Go suck a lemon! EXPLICIT. spilledmilkpodcast.com Recipes: Braised Fennel With…
104: Salami
Nov 14, 2013 • 18 min
DIRECTIONS TO THE SPILLED MILK SALAMI DUNGEON Drive 2.8 miles down Lactic Fermentation ParkwayTurn right onto Meat Stick Alley (ignore PRIVATE PROPERTY sign)Proceed until you see an ominous-looking shackFlee on foot spilledmilkpodcast.com Recipe: Potato…
103: Halloween Candy
Oct 31, 2013 • 20 min
The things we do to our bodies on this episode should be illegal. Also, our understanding of human biology is primitive. Also, what is nougat? Also, where are we and why are we surrounded by empty candy wrappers? Candies tasted: 3 Musketeers, Necco…
102: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oct 17, 2013 • 14 min
Padlock your freezer, because we’re coming for your dough! What kind of chocolate makes the best cookie? What’s so great about old dough? Does size matter? Molly and Matthew chew through two astonishingly different cookies in search of answers. Recipes:…
101: Whipped Cream
Oct 3, 2013 • 18 min
It’s light vs heavy vs canned vs Peter Gabriel vs Prince in this no-holds-barred cream-o-rama. Wait, that didn’t sound right at all. What can you say about whipped cream, anyway, other than “whip it well and put it on everything?” We give it our 16-minute…
100: Salt
Sep 19, 2013 • 24 min
It’s our centennial episode! Remember when Spilled Milk got its start, back in 1913? All we remember is, we probably didn’t have access to the variety of gourmet salts we enjoy today. Salts tasted: Jacobsen (Oregon), Læsø Groft Sydesalt (Denmark),…
99: Instant Coffee
Sep 5, 2013 • 19 min
Hey does it seem like we’re talking really fast? It seems to us likewe’retalkingreallyfast. Molly and Matthew celebrate the moments of their lives with a selection of the finest instant coffees. Remember France? Remember Jean-Luc, the waiter? Remember leg…
98: Radishes
Aug 22, 2013 • 18 min
Join your masked hosts El Rábano and Le Radis for a classic Spilled Milk heirloom produce variety quiz and a discussion of French breakfasts, little pinkies, and big hairy daikons. Recipe: Braised radishes. spilledmilkpodcast.com Braised radishes:…
97: East Coast Chips
Aug 8, 2013 • 18 min
Listeners Rachel and Max from Pittsburgh sent us the greatest gift: a big box of potato chips. Grandma Utz, for example, fries her chips in lard. Whatever happened to old Grandma Utz, anyway? Chips tasted: Lays, Utz (original), Utz Kettle Classics, Utz…
96: Pasta Shapes
Jul 25, 2013 • 18 min
This is the show that you’ve been waiting for, in which we determine, once and for all, the best pasta shape. Or not. Along the way, Matthew continues his love affair with penne rigate, Molly makes Italians roll their eyes and groan, and we voice some…
95: Salmon
Jul 11, 2013 • 18 min
It’s July in Seattle, and that means one thing: salmon. We’ve been noodlin’ around in the river with Brad Pitt, losing fingers and catching dinner, and now we’re sharing our favorite ways to cook and eat our favorite local fish. (Though, no, you still…
94: Croissants
Jun 27, 2013 • 17 min
In this flaky, buttery episode, Molly and Matthew pull apart the culinary conundrum that is a croissant. How did the croissant conquer the world when it’s so hard to make? We’re still not sure, but we’re willing to eat four croissants for lunch in order…
93: Jam
Jun 13, 2013 • 20 min
What’s your jam? Our jam is jam. Strawberry, gooseberry, tayberry, damson…but grape? Not so much. We taste a bunch of jams on toast and have a Smucking good time doing it. spilledmilkpodcast.com
92: Buckwheat
May 30, 2013 • 16 min
Surprisingly little talk of Eddie Murphy on this buckwheat-centric episode. Buckwheat for dinner? Yes! For dessert? Yes! As a hearty, toasted breakfast cereal? Well, how Dickensian do you want to get? Recipes: Kasha, Buckwheat Waffles, Nibby Buckwheat…
91: Airplane Food
May 16, 2013 • 17 min
Ever since airlines stopped serving meals on domestic flights, comedians have had nothing to talk about. That didn’t stop us from having a rollicking discussion of what to bring on the plane, snacks served on the plane, and why Molly and Matthew are…
90: Milk
May 2, 2013 • 20 min
Finally, an episode about our namesake. Molly and Matthew mustache their way through quarts of milk. We sidestep the raw milk debate and cow vs goat, but we take a strong position on chunky vs creamy. Moo. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com
89: Onions
Apr 18, 2013 • 16 min
If there are no onions involved, is it really cooking? Molly’s Polish grandmother says no. If you don’t have a Polish grandmother, this episode makes a good substitute. Molly and Matthew peel back the layers, have a good cry, talk shopping and chopping,…
88: Bitter Greens
Apr 4, 2013 • 16 min
How does a chicory root become a bunch of tightie whities? What can broccoli rabe teach us about Matthew’s masculinity? And if you close your eyes, can you taste the difference between escarole and radicchio? If you’re mad keen for bitter greens, this is…
87: Potato Chips
Mar 21, 2013 • 16 min
Molly and Matthew taste four classic chips, with surprising results. As you might expect, this episode consists entirely of crunching and made-up potato chip slogans. Are O’Boisies really o’boisterous? We’re not sure, because they don’t make them anymore.…
86: Bananas
Mar 7, 2013 • 17 min
Do you dare to touch the frozen banana? We did, and we lived to tell you about it in excruciating detail. You are going to be so proud of how many monkey and human anatomy jokes we resisted making on this show. Recipes: Bananas Foster II; Banana Bread…
85: Garlic
Feb 21, 2013 • 17 min
What’s that smell, you ask? Why, it’s Molly and Matthew, and we’ve just eaten enough garlic bread to ward off all vampires (and humans with functioning olfactory bulbs) within a hundred-mile radius. This week, we’re talking hardneck garlic, softneck…
84: Canned Fruit
Feb 7, 2013 • 17 min
Why do some fruits get better when you put them in a can and others turn into clammy eyeballs? We have no idea, but we keep opening cans of peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, and more, until we’re up to our necks in heavy syrup. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com
83: Shrimp
Jan 24, 2013 • 17 min
Any episode that includes the question “do you prefer head-on or headless?” has got to be pretty good, right? We dive into the undersea world of shrimp and surface with a briny hangover and a couple of pretty awesome recipes. Recipes: Rick Bayless’s…
82: Marshmallows
Jan 9, 2013 • 15 min
Gather round the campfire, children, because we have ghost stories from darkest Florida that’ll scare you boneless! Meanwhile, Molly’s marshmallow catches fire seventeen times. That’s not a euphemism. Then we make s’mores. (Also not a euphemism.) And…
81: Cornbread
Dec 27, 2012 • 15 min
A band of renegade and not-too-smart historians argues that the Civil War was fought over cornbread. Should it be sweet, cakey, and yellow? Or savory, white, and crisp-crusted? Is it true that the best Southern cornbread is made with yankee cornmeal?…
80: Brownies
Dec 13, 2012 • 13 min
A note to fans of cakey brownies, if you even exist: you can skip this episode. Here at Spilled Milk, we fall on the fudgy side of the Great Brownie Divide, and it’s nice and soft and gooey over here. Join us as we discuss the finer points (and edge…
79: Canned Childhood
Nov 29, 2012 • 17 min
We’re strolling down memory lane again, and this time, we’re checking out cans. From SpaghettiOs to tiny burgers in soup, we’re revisiting the canned foods of our youth, and hey, would you look at that: we didn’t even maim ourselves on the can opener,…
78: Gum
Nov 15, 2012 • 16 min
Five out of five dentists recommend listening to this episode, because there is as of yet no known mechanism for sound waves to cause tooth decay. Unless you lie around listening to the show for days on end without brushing your teeth, in which case we…
77: Brussels Sprouts
Nov 1, 2012 • 16 min
Do you still have nightmares about stinky little green heads on your childhood dinner plate? We’re here for a grownup look at Brussels sprouts, with a hearty dose of heavy cream and hot metal. (Just kidding; we’ve never done anything grownup on this show…
76: Chinese Takeout
Oct 18, 2012 • 15 min
Yes, we love the real Chinese food you can get in major Western cities today. But we’ve never lost our taste for the gloopy takeout we ate as kids. That’s why we’re feasting this week on beef with snow peas, sweet and sour chicken, and other cornstarchy…
75: Yogurt
Oct 4, 2012 • 19 min
Gather round, friends. We have a special treat for you: plain yogurt. Yeah, we said it. This week we climb into a metaphorical vat of probiotic goodness and discuss texture, mix-ins, and made-up yogurt science. Includes a rare Molly-Matthew disagreement…
74: Japanese Junk Food
Sep 20, 2012 • 12 min
We’ve got mail, and it’s a box full of tiny brains, mini mushrooms, little fish, and Pocky. Tune in, Tokyo: it’s Japanese snack time. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Roasted chestnuts Mountain Mushroom cookies Green tea mochi balls Salty chocolate Pocky…
73: Mushrooms
Sep 6, 2012 • 16 min
This week, we're lacing up our boots, buying a truffle pig, and going foraging in the Safeway produce section. From criminis to shiitakes, Matthew and Molly discuss the finer points of our most common fungi and, once and probably not for all, answer the…
72: Day of Perfect Meals
Aug 23, 2012 • 18 min
If you could have one day of unlimited travel, cash, and stomach capacity, plus the power to raise dead breakfast cooks, what would you eat? (Hmm, that makes it sound like we advocate eating zombies.) Molly and Matthew select their ultimate breakfast,…
71: Granola Bars
Aug 9, 2012 • 18 min
When we were in grade school, bringing a granola bar in your lunch box was a key factor in the daily struggle to avoid ostracism. But you had to pledge to one of the rival gangs: the Crunchies, the Chewies, or the Kudos. Learn about our secret gang…
70: Honey
Jul 25, 2012 • 17 min
Greetings from Spilled Milk University. First, the zoology department weighs in on how bees make honey (we have no idea). Next, to the law school, where the judge weighs in on whether honey is theft. Finally, the school of culinary arts, where fingers get…
69: Meatballs
Jul 12, 2012 • 18 min
What makes a meatball tender and juicy? The Filler Man knows. We discuss how to make them, how to cook them, and then things get a little bulgur. Recipes: Chicken and Spinach Meatballs; Cafe Lago Meatballs. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Recipes: Chicken and…
68: Energy Drinks
Jun 28, 2012 • 14 min
Molly and Matthew get wings, fly high like a starfruit, unleash the beast, and get in touch with our inner rockstars. We’re here to answer one question: do energy drinks have any culinary merit? The answer may surprise you. (But probably not.) EXPLICIT.…
67: Hard Tacos
Jun 14, 2012 • 16 min
Hoo boy, we've cranked the juvenile up to 11 (years old). We're talking about American-style hard tacos, and if the phrase "American-style hard tacos" is already making you snicker, you're our kind of people. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com
66: Spinach
May 31, 2012 • 17 min
It’s green. It’s leafy. It makes your teeth feel like you’ve been slimed, Ghostbusters-style. Join us as we savor an all-spinach lunch, straight from President Taft’s bathtub. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Recipes: Fergus Henderson’s Spinach GungeOhitashi…
65: Sour Candy
May 17, 2012 • 14 min
This episode is dedicated to those among you who, like us, spent your youth sucking on Sour Patch Kids until your tongue was raw and bleeding. We’ll see you in the drugstore parking lot, and don’t forget the sour watermelon slices. EXPLICIT.…
64: Asparagus
May 4, 2012 • 17 min
Everyone knows that size doesn't matter, except when it comes to asparagus. This week on Spilled Milk, we're discussing the finer points of our favorite spring vegetable: to snap or to cut, to peel or not to peel, to roast or to butter-poach, and why does…
63: Packaged Cookies
Apr 19, 2012 • 15 min
The world's best cookie would consist of a layer of marshmallow sandwiched between two Oreos, in the shape of a peanut, with fudge stripes painted on it, plus crunchy fig seeds. That's a scientific determination, gleaned by snorkeling our way through five…
62: Utensils II
Apr 5, 2012 • 13 min
BONUS EPISODE! We just couldn't leave it alone. We're back with a few words on can openers, oven mitts, side towels, and…a dream sequence? www.spilledmilkpodcast.com
61: Utensils
Mar 29, 2012 • 18 min
Forget the sexy, expensive stuff like knives and skillets. We're debating the best spatulas, peelers, and spoons. With one saucepan thrown in just because we like to break the rules. For links to our recommended utensils, see www.spilledmilkpodcast.com.…
60: Steak
Mar 15, 2012 • 19 min
Do you fantasize about flanks and skirts and pan sauces mounted with butter? That makes three of us. This week on Spilled Milk, we're making our dreams come true in broad daylight, at lunchtime, as we cook and share tips for two of our favorite steaks:…
59: Pancakes
Mar 1, 2012 • 15 min
Molly and Matthew are trapped in the kitchen cooking pancakes while you've already started eating breakfast. Join us for another syrup-drenched episode; just don't call us Short Stack. Recipes: Buttermilk pancakes; cornmeal pancakes.…
58: French Toast
Feb 16, 2012 • 17 min
Stale bread + nostalgia = French toast. Molly and Matthew dredge up hazy, eggy memories; then it's a present-day smackdown between Molly's artisan approach and Matthew's diner-style delights. Recipe: French toast x2. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Recipes:…
57: Grapefruit
Feb 2, 2012 • 17 min
This week, thanks to the miracle of the winter citrus harvest, we're tackling questions that have plagued mankind for centuries: why old people get wrinkles, how to operate a kitchen torch, and why, WHY, does grapefruit always squirt in your eye? Also…
56: Hard Candy
Jan 19, 2012 • 15 min
If it comes in a wrapper and destroys fillings with extreme prejudice, we're putting it in our mouths this week. We've raided the supermarket bulk candy section for butterscotch disks, Milk Maid caramels, and other childhood favorites. Have they aged any…
55: Broccoli
Jan 5, 2012 • 12 min
Notes from a broccoli bender: Cruciferous, by Calvin Klein. Dinosaur Trees. The case of Florets v. Stalks. Recipe: Roasted Broccoli and Shrimp. Note: Mildly NSFW. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Melissa Clark's Roasted Broccoli and Shrimp, via The Wednesday…
54: Hot Chocolate
Dec 22, 2011 • 14 min
Never promise hot chocolate and deliver hot cocoa, or you'll be sorry. What's the difference? Let's spend some time together confusing the issue amid slurps of chocolaty goodness. Recipes: Laduree hot chocolate; Matthew's hot cocoa.…
53: Dark Chocolate
Dec 8, 2011 • 16 min
We found a list of chocolate tasting terms on the Internet, and we’re not afraid to use it. Prunes, ash, wax, coffee beans, smoker’s breath: this episode has it all! Plus: we speak French (poorly) a lot. Grab a bar of dark chocolate and join in.
52: Apples
Nov 28, 2011 • 17 min
Hey there, Honeycrisp. You can be our Aunt Rachel anytime. Join us as we get down to the core of our state fruit. Recipe: Whole Wheat Apple Cake. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Whole Wheat Apple Cake from The Wednesday Chef:…
51: Banh Mi
Nov 10, 2011 • 13 min
Fill a French baguette with Vietnamese ingredients and you have one of the world's great sandwiches: banh mi. Combine Molly and Matthew with a banh mi and you have a recipe for quick-pickled antics. Recipe: The Official Spilled Milk Banh Mi (with lots of…
50: Toothpaste and Shampoo
Oct 27, 2011 • 15 min
They said it couldn't be done. Oh, wait, they said it SHOULDN'T be done. It's done. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com
49: Peanut Butter
Oct 13, 2011 • 18 min
Welcome to the Adventures of Jif Skippy, the No-Stir Kid. We're dipping our butter knives into so many peanut butter jars, we're not sure our jaws will ever unstick. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com
48: Thai Salads
Sep 29, 2011 • 17 min
You know the four flavors of Southeast Asia? Something like hot, sour, salty, Spilled Milk? They all come together on today's tongue-scorching episode devoted to the salads of Thailand. Fill your bathtub with lime juice and fish sauce and dive in.…
47: Lettuce
Sep 15, 2011 • 13 min
Oh NOOOOOOOOO! There's a severed head in the crisper drawer! Either we've been sampling from Molly's adolescent-era stash of Stephen King novels, or this week's topic is lettuce. Tune in to find out. Recipe: Stir-Fried Chicken in Lettuce Cups.…
46: Dorm Food
Sep 1, 2011 • 18 min
Molly and Matthew graduated from college not so long ago. (The 90s just happened, right?) Today, they share semi-fond memories of the weird things they used to eat, including free pizza, box brownies, illegally microwaved leftovers, and gallons of frozen…
45: Frozen Treats on a Stick
Aug 18, 2011 • 16 min
It's hot, hot, hot, and we've got a freezer full of fun. We're talking Creamsicles, Fudgsicles, Push-ups, and more. If it's not on a stick, it's not on our agenda. Explicit content. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com
44: Seaweed
Aug 4, 2011 • 18 min
Sure, nori and kombu are loaded with nutrients and umami, but are they funny? We can try. While splashing around in the ocean of seaweed humor, we learn how to shop for savory seaweed products, including tsukudani, Korean salted laver, and furikake.…
43: Sparkling Beverages
Jul 21, 2011 • 15 min
In the thick of summer, neither rain, nor sweatshirts, nor ignorance of beverage history is going to keep us from our sparkling drinks. See you in Cancun. The Cancun of the mind. Recipes: rosemary lemonade, egg cream. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com
42: Poached Eggs
Jul 7, 2011 • 17 min
It's simmertime! No rolling boil here, just a pan of simmering water and the scent of vinegar in the air. What can Molly teach Matthew about poaching eggs? Everything, as it turns out. Recipe: Oeufs en Meurette. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com
41: Junk Food II
Jun 23, 2011 • 20 min
Severed hands, five dirty napkins, and a roll of Hob Nobs. That's what it's come to. We're talking junk food again, and this time, the focus is on England, Australia, and some of their finest delicacies: Mega Monster Munch, Tim Tams, Aero Mint, Cherry…
40: Rice
Jun 9, 2011 • 16 min
You know the nonexistent proverb, "Rice is nice; eat it twice"? Well, we're taking it to heart this week with two kinds of tasty rice dishes and a handy chart. And believe me, our chart looks great on the radio. Recipes: Jasmine rice with crunchy toasted…
39: Meat Sticks
May 26, 2011 • 21 min
Dusk. A lone boxcar clatters down the tracks. Squint, and you’ll see two silhouettes huddled inside. One peels the lid off a tin can; the other rips open a plastic pouch with his teeth. They say grace over the feast of Vienna Sausages and Lit’l Smokies.…
Outtake: Mammi
May 16, 2011 • 4 min
For a special Easter treat, Molly and I ate some Mammi, the Finnish delicacy made famous by Jenna in our Scary Food II episode. Features a sneak preview of next week’s full episode.
38: Crusty Corners
May 12, 2011 • 15 min
We're reporting live from Crusty Corners, the magical land where crusty, cheesy, bubbly goodness reigns. This was supposed to be a show about macaroni and cheese, but everything went horribly off the rails and devolved into Matthew's makeup tips and…
37: Beans
Apr 28, 2011 • 19 min
We know you didn't think it was possible, but this week, we're even more full of beans than usual. (Dried beans, specifically, though we like canned, too.) We're tackling some of life's toughest questions: to soak or not to soak, to salt or not to salt,…
36: Butter
Apr 14, 2011 • 21 min
We are not Shedding you: this is our richest, creamiest episode yet. It's a Country Crockload of buttery goodness, featuring a rigorous butter taste test and some trenchant observations that will get us banned from Iceland. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com
35: Scary Food II
Mar 31, 2011 • 14 min
Like a zombie rising from your natto bowl, it's Scary Food II, and this time, thanks to listener calls, it's personal. Claire is afraid of lasagna. Jenna had an encounter with an unspeakable Finnish dessert. And Iris loves sukiyaki, except when…well, tune…
34: Ramen
Mar 17, 2011 • 20 min
Noodle, noodle, noodle all day. We're boiling up instant ramen. But wait! This isn't (just) our junk food tendencies taken to their inevitable final destination. We found some instant ramen with real depth. Dive into a cup noodle with us.
33: Parsnips
Mar 3, 2011 • 13 min
What's a carrot's evil twin? That's right, a parsnip! But they're far from evil. We love these sinewy roots roasted, pureed, mashed, stewed, and sauteed, and we're going to tell you how to select them and where you can st—er, how to cook them. (As Ira…
32: Spouseless Eating
Feb 17, 2011 • 14 min
You know the saying: when the spouses are away, Molly and Matthew eat soufflé. Except not really. This week, we share a piping hot Stouffer's French Bread Pizza and swap notes on peanut butter, Hot Pockets, ice cream sandwiches, and other delicacies we…
31: Hot Dogs
Feb 3, 2011 • 14 min
This week we tackle everyone's favorite fleshy meat…uh, let's start over. This week we obsess over snappy tube steaks. No, wait. There's no good way to say this, is there? It's the hot dog episode. We love them and we're not afraid to say it. Recipe:…
30: Chicken Stock
Jan 20, 2011 • 18 min
We're taking stock of the situation…with our tongues. Wait, that can't be right. We're slurping chicken stock—homemade and factory-squeezed—with surprising results and some shameful admissions along the way. Recipe: Chicken Stock.…
29: Memories
Jan 6, 2011 • 15 min
It's the dreaded clip show…with a twist! We're revisiting our favorite moments from our first year, but you've never heard these secret outtakes before. This ham-heavy trip down memory lane will have you clamoring for new episodes. Just like a regular…
28: Fudge
Dec 17, 2010 • 15 min
Oh, f——! We wanted to share delicious holiday fudge with you. Instead, we need therapy. And a crime scene cleanup crew. Paging the Byrd Brothers! Recipe: Chocolate Fudge.
27: Muffins
Dec 2, 2010 • 15 min
"Muffin" is not just a euphemism for cake. We've got bananas and blueberries on the brain, along with bran, gingerbread, and poppyseed. Recipes: Blueberry muffins; banana muffins.
Outtake: Mountain Dew
Nov 19, 2010 • 2 min
This didn’t quite fit into an upcoming episode, so we’re posting it as a little extra for the true fans. This means you.
26: Soda
Nov 18, 2010 • 14 min
Nothing takes us back to the sick days of our youth like lemon-lime soda. Lying in bed, listening to the Walkman, hoping you won't need the strategically-placed bucket: we are taking you back in time with an all-star lineup of 7-Up, Sprite, Bubble Up, and…
25: Puffy Snacks
Nov 4, 2010 • 14 min
Yes, it's another junk food bender as we eat our way through several bags of puffy snacks—Cheetos, Funyuns, and their kin—in front of a live audience. Along the crunchy way, we answer important questions, like "how do they puff these things?" and "what…
24: Burgers
Oct 21, 2010 • 15 min
Do you love hamburgers? Do you butter your buns with care? And most importantly, do you grind your meat at home? If these questions make you feel like you need a cold shower, you've come to the right place. This week on Spilled Milk, we cook and eat a…
23: Cucumbers
Oct 7, 2010 • 12 min
This week on Spilled Milk, we're celebrating cucumbers the same way that we celebrate everything: by cooking them. Cooked cucumber! Who knew? Also, what's up with recipes that call for salting cucumbers to make them crispier? Seriously, what's up with…
22: Chiles
Sep 23, 2010 • 13 min
Put on your pepper pants, people, because we're frying, pickling, and enchiladafying chiles today. We're crazy for medium-sized, medium-hot chiles (padrons, shishitos, anaheims, poblanos, and their cousins), and we're going to drive you crazy, too, with a…
21: Corn off the Cob
Sep 16, 2010 • 13 min
How do you get your niblets off the cob? Wait, that's not a euphemism! Join us for a lunch of corn off the cob: how to buy it, how to coax the kernels off (still not a euphemism!), and how to cook it—or not cook it. Recipes: Tomato-Corn Salad; Spicy…
20: Crackers
Sep 2, 2010 • 15 min
How were Triscuits created? What's that white powder on the outside of a White Cheddar Cheez-It? And what, exactly, does the "stoned" in Stoned Wheat Thins mean? Join us as we try, and mostly fail, to answer these questions. If you're nice, we'll teach…
19: Scary Food
Aug 19, 2010 • 16 min
Raw, primal, stomach-churning fear. It's brought on by snakes, public speaking, and…lunch? Tune in as Molly and Matthew face down a meal they'll never forget, no matter how hard they try. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com Brought to you by Sur La Table.
18: Heirloom Tomatoes
Aug 5, 2010 • 15 min
Have you ever sunk your teeth into a juicy Grandma's Recliner heirloom tomato? Neither have we, because we made it up. We investigate the world of real and fake tomatoes in this special episode, recorded live at the Queen Anne Farmers Market in Seattle.…
17: Salad Dressing
Jul 22, 2010 • 15 min
It's hot outside, and who wants to cook? Not us. Instead, we're talking salad dressing. Join us for a discussion of oil, vinegar, miso, gloop-gloop, and Paul Newman's bare chest.
16: Sour Cherries
Jul 8, 2010 • 11 min
They may be expensive, highly perishable, and a little tricky to find, but it's not summer without them: sour cherries! 'Tis the season, and we're celebrating in classic Spilled Milk style, with milkshakes, pickles, and puns.
15: Breakfast Cereal
Jul 1, 2010 • 18 min
This week, we revisit the breakfast cereals of our youth and ask, once and for all, if they're really as good as we thought they were. What happened to Cracklin' Oat Bran? Why is Lucky the Leprechaun making that face? What cereal was stolen by a rabbit,…
14: Mystery Lunch
Jun 17, 2010 • 12 min
If we told you what it was about, it wouldn't be mystery lunch, WOULD IT? It's definitely more than just Matthew's plot to get Molly to clean out his fridge. Dear God, what is that—could it be? An entire…? Recipe: Yaki Udon. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com
13: Rhubarb
Jun 3, 2010 • 15 min
We love rhubarb in all its forms: stewed, roasted, in a cake, in a crumble, in a pie, churned into sherbet—and even raw. (Well, sort of.) Join us on an odyssey to the grocery store and back, and find out, once and for all, what happens when you eat a…
12: Rice Balls
May 20, 2010 • 12 min
The squeezing, my god, the squeezing! Today we're woman- and manhandling rice into onigiri, Japanese rice balls, and filling them with all sorts of traditional ingredients like pickled plum, salmon, and…black forest ham? Recipe: Rice balls.…
11: Peas
May 6, 2010 • 16 min
If you've been taught to cook your peas just until they're bright green and fresh-tasting, you're about to get schooled. We know a guy with a pea-encrusted axe to grind. Guest: Francis Lam of The Splendid Table. MUSHY PEAS Adapted from Jamie Oliver 2…
10: Ham
Apr 22, 2010 • 18 min
Here at Spilled Milk, our Easter party is still raging, because we can't stop eating ham. Dry-cured, wet-cured, we don't care: we love and investigate them all, with stops in Spain, the mall, and the Middle Ages. Recipe: Greens with ham and cheesy grits.…
9: Crispy Potatoes
Apr 9, 2010 • 13 min
Do you smell something burning? Sorry, that was us. Not even the smoke alarm can deter us from our mission to make crispy potatoes two ways. Plus, Matthew's freezer contains an embarrassing secret. Again. Recipes: Smashed Roasted Potatoes; Cold-Oil French…
8: Unpopular Fish
Mar 25, 2010 • 14 min
Do you enjoy stinky little fish like sardines, anchovies, mackerel, and herring? We do. So does Becky Selengut of www.chefreinvented.com and Mission Sustainable, who joins us to help answer the age-old question: what is your power fish? We're on a mission…
7: Irish Spring
Mar 15, 2010 • 16 min
Your hosts may not be Irish, but we make a mean corned beef and colcannon, not to mention fools of ourselves. Join us as we drink Guinness from the can (wrong!), discuss the etymology of bubble and squeak (not Irish!), and otherwise give St. Patrick an…
6: Junk Food
Mar 4, 2010 • 21 min
As a kid, Molly coveted Hostess Twinkies, and Matthew ate something called Jingles. This week, we bury our faces in childhood junk food favorites and ask: which salty and sugary sensations still make our mouths happy? We also find out, once and for all,…
5: Braising
Feb 17, 2010 • 19 min
Only braising can get you through the winter alive. But what to braise? Matthew says meat. Molly says vegetables. If this strikes you as stereotypical, however, check out Matthew's gender-bending headgear.
4: Romantic Food
Feb 12, 2010 • 18 min
As Shakespeare didn't put it, "If food be the food of love, eat food." That's how we would put it, though, and we are turning your Valentine's Day into a scorcher with a feast of noted aphrodisiacs, from green M&Ms to ambergris. You know that movie Love…
3: Milkshakes
Feb 4, 2010 • 15 min
We're whizzing up trouble here in the Spilled Milk test kitchen, as your hosts make milkshakes and mistakes in equal measure. Follow us down the rabbit hole. Recipe: Chocolate malt. NOTE: Even though this episode has the Explicit tag, it is probably safe…
2: Winter Squash
Jan 21, 2010 • 25 min
Winter squash is a big, scary vegetable. Matthew is scared of its sweet taste. Molly is scared of its thick skin. Can they put their fears to rest? What is the "throwdown method"? And is squash-licking fatal? Recipe: Warm Butternut and Chickpea Salad with…
1: Fried Eggs
Jan 7, 2010 • 13 min
Does everything taste better with a fried egg on top? Molly and Matthew come up with many things that do and a few that don't. Plus, the pros and cons of snowy white bottom. Recipe: Kimchi fried rice with a fried egg.