Matthew Amster-Burton has been writing about food since 1999, but let's talk about some of his other accomplishments. He was the first person ever to use the phrase "erotic pirate haiku" on the web (really!) and took home the gold in ski jump at Innsbruck, 1964 (not really). He's the author of five books, including Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo and the young adult novel Our Secret Better Lives. He is big in Japan (really!).
April 19th, 2018 | 27 mins 51 secs
Today we consume quarts of Tang while debating the best snack to demo for young whippersnappers: banana slicing or cutting the cheese? We discover Matthew's past with the Tangmaster General along with Molly's past with bathroom sinks.
April 12th, 2018 | 22 mins 7 secs
Straight from your friend's freezer case, today we present Mouth Pillows. We wish for a robot chef or at least a nonna while debating whether this is really just a dumpling by another name. Don't you worry, of course Molly's "Italian" accent makes an appearance.
April 5th, 2018 | 36 mins 20 secs
Today, we are slippery and unstable as we discuss Frosting in all its weepy glory. We reminisce over rosettes, butt milk and our empathy for electronics. Are you a corner or middle slice person? Or do you take after Matthew and not like cake at all? Monster.
March 29th, 2018 | 31 mins 14 secs
Today the rhizome of podcasts discusses the second best food in the world, thai curries. As we lament our lack of mortar and pestling skills, we wonder where Whoopie went and which Swayze is best. This episode is dedicated to ski jump breasts everywhere.
March 22nd, 2018 | 27 mins 45 secs
Today we taste what is possibly the world's most dangerous drink, Mountain Dew. We discover how a soft drink is like a dating app and the job opportunities for a Soda Sommelier. Trigger warning for any listening Sour Patch Kids.
March 15th, 2018 | 31 mins 32 secs
Today we wade through traumatic children's literature and a research rabbit hole to bring you Brinner. While debating just throwing an egg on it and the history of PDA, we arrive at the profound conclusion that lunch is dinner is breakfast is lunch. Perhaps love is like consuming waffles late in the day.
March 8th, 2018 | 34 mins 26 secs
Welcome to The Booch where we simultaneously risk death and health to discuss that effervescent dream drink of hipsters everywhere, Kombucha. We chat about biofilm, liquid interface, mothers, and clothing design. Then, of course, we invent a new Olympic sport.
March 1st, 2018 | 25 mins 50 secs
Today we are bullish and apocalyptic while discussing the most calming of teas, chamomile. We learn about Molly's mortal fear of caffeine, her coolness level in college and then we promptly fall asleep. Some really riveting stuff.
February 22nd, 2018 | 32 mins 25 secs
Today we (very carefully) taste molten meat inside flaky crusts and diagnose Meat Hand Syndrome while Molly gives us another signature Hot Take. Trigger warning for people who are sensitive to terrible words. Like Producer Abby, who has done nothing but love and support the podcast and does not deserve this sort of treatment.
February 15th, 2018 | 31 mins 36 secs
This episode was 7 years in the making. Today we dive deep into this Dad food staple finding that a little cheese goes a long way. After some lipstick woes, herbal liaisons and painful high school memories we eventually get super French. Because of course we do.