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!).
March 3rd, 2011 | 13 mins 21 secs
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 [...]
February 17th, 2011 | 14 mins 29 secs
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 delic[...]
February 3rd, 2011 | 14 mins 32 secs
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.
January 20th, 2011 | 18 mins 15 secs
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. www.spilledmil[...]
January 6th, 2011 | 15 mins 12 secs
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 clip show.
December 17th, 2010 | 15 mins 45 secs
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.
December 2nd, 2010 | 15 mins 44 secs
"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.
November 19th, 2010 | 2 mins 15 secs
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.
November 18th, 2010 | 14 mins 48 secs
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 more. Urp.
November 4th, 2010 | 14 mins 44 secs
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 [...]
October 21st, 2010 | 15 mins 52 secs
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[...]
October 7th, 2010 | 12 mins 46 secs
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[...]
September 23rd, 2010 | 13 mins 14 secs
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, [...]
September 16th, 2010 | 13 mins 54 secs
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; Spic[...]
September 2nd, 2010 | 15 mins 50 secs
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 te[...]
August 19th, 2010 | 16 mins 31 secs
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
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