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.
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[...]
March 4th, 2010 | 21 mins 4 secs
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 [...]
February 17th, 2010 | 19 mins 19 secs
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.
February 12th, 2010 | 18 mins 18 secs
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 mo[...]
February 4th, 2010 | 15 mins 34 secs
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[...]
January 21st, 2010 | 25 mins 14 secs
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 Sala[...]
January 7th, 2010 | 13 mins 15 secs
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.