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!).
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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August 5th, 2010 | 15 mins 2 secs
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 Seat[...]