Every week on Spilled Milk, writers/comedians Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton start with a food-related topic, from apples to winter squash, and run with it as far as they can go—and, regrettably, sometimes further.
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
Brought to you by Sur La Table.[...]
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[...]
July 22nd, 2010 | 15 mins 40 secs
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.
July 8th, 2010 | 11 mins 53 secs
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.
July 1st, 2010 | 18 mins 26 secs
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 rab[...]
June 17th, 2010 | 12 mins 33 secs
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.spilledmilkpodcas[...]
June 3rd, 2010 | 15 mins 12 secs
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 e[...]
May 20th, 2010 | 12 mins 11 secs
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. www.sp[...]
May 6th, 2010 | 16 mins 7 secs
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.
April 22nd, 2010 | 18 mins 13 secs
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 g[...]
April 9th, 2010 | 13 mins 52 secs
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 [...]
March 25th, 2010 | 14 mins 38 secs
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 to get you to eat weird fish.
March 15th, 2010 | 16 mins 42 secs
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[...]