Spilled Milk

A comedy show about food

About the show

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.

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  • Episode 47: Lettuce

    September 15th, 2011  |  13 mins 30 secs

    Oh NOOOOOOOOO! There's a severed head in the crisper drawer! Either we've been sampling from Molly's adolescent-era stash of Stephen King novels, or this week's topic is lettuce. Tune in to find out. Recipe: Stir-Fried Chicken in Lettuce Cups. www.s[...]

  • Episode 46: Dorm Food

    September 1st, 2011  |  18 mins 19 secs

    Molly and Matthew graduated from college not so long ago. (The 90s just happened, right?) Today, they share semi-fond memories of the weird things they used to eat, including free pizza, box brownies, illegally microwaved leftovers, and gallons of f[...]

  • Episode 45: Frozen Treats on a Stick

    August 18th, 2011  |  16 mins 13 secs

    It's hot, hot, hot, and we've got a freezer full of fun. We're talking Creamsicles, Fudgsicles, Push-ups, and more. If it's not on a stick, it's not on our agenda. Explicit content. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

  • Episode 44: Seaweed

    August 4th, 2011  |  18 mins 5 secs

    Sure, nori and kombu are loaded with nutrients and umami, but are they funny? We can try. While splashing around in the ocean of seaweed humor, we learn how to shop for savory seaweed products, including tsukudani, Korean salted laver, and furikake.[...]

  • Episode 43: Sparkling Beverages

    July 21st, 2011  |  15 mins 12 secs

    In the thick of summer, neither rain, nor sweatshirts, nor ignorance of beverage history is going to keep us from our sparkling drinks. See you in Cancun. The Cancun of the mind. Recipes: rosemary lemonade, egg cream. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

  • Episode 42: Poached Eggs

    July 7th, 2011  |  17 mins 55 secs

    It's simmertime! No rolling boil here, just a pan of simmering water and the scent of vinegar in the air. What can Molly teach Matthew about poaching eggs? Everything, as it turns out. Recipe: Oeufs en Meurette. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

  • Episode 41: Junk Food II

    June 23rd, 2011  |  20 mins 27 secs

    Severed hands, five dirty napkins, and a roll of Hob Nobs. That's what it's come to. We're talking junk food again, and this time, the focus is on England, Australia, and some of their finest delicacies: Mega Monster Munch, Tim Tams, Aero Mint, Ch[...]

  • Episode 40: Rice

    June 9th, 2011  |  16 mins 53 secs

    You know the nonexistent proverb, "Rice is nice; eat it twice"? Well, we're taking it to heart this week with two kinds of tasty rice dishes and a handy chart. And believe me, our chart looks great on the radio. Recipes: Jasmine rice with crunchy to[...]

  • Episode 39: Meat Sticks

    May 26th, 2011  |  21 mins 5 secs

    Dusk. A lone boxcar clatters down the tracks. Squint, and you'll see two silhouettes huddled inside. One peels the lid off a tin can; the other rips open a plastic pouch with his teeth. They say grace over the feast of Vienna Sausages and Lit'l Smok[...]

  • Outtake: Mammi

    May 16th, 2011  |  4 mins 53 secs

    For a special Easter treat, Molly and I ate some Mammi, the Finnish delicacy made famous by Jenna in our Scary Food II episode. Features a sneak preview of next week’s full episode.

  • Episode 38: Crusty Corners

    May 12th, 2011  |  15 mins 44 secs

    We're reporting live from Crusty Corners, the magical land where crusty, cheesy, bubbly goodness reigns. This was supposed to be a show about macaroni and cheese, but everything went horribly off the rails and devolved into Matthew's makeup tips and[...]

  • Episode 37: Beans

    April 28th, 2011  |  19 mins 4 secs

    We know you didn't think it was possible, but this week, we're even more full of beans than usual. (Dried beans, specifically, though we like canned, too.) We're tackling some of life's toughest questions: to soak or not to soak, to salt or not to[...]

  • Episode 36: Butter

    April 14th, 2011  |  21 mins 37 secs

    We are not Shedding you: this is our richest, creamiest episode yet. It's a Country Crockload of buttery goodness, featuring a rigorous butter taste test and some trenchant observations that will get us banned from Iceland. www.spilledmilkpodcast.co[...]

  • Episode 35: Scary Food II

    March 31st, 2011  |  14 mins 44 secs

    Like a zombie rising from your natto bowl, it's Scary Food II, and this time, thanks to listener calls, it's personal. Claire is afraid of lasagna. Jenna had an encounter with an unspeakable Finnish dessert. And Iris loves sukiyaki, except when...we[...]

  • Episode 34: Ramen

    March 17th, 2011  |  20 mins 40 secs

    Noodle, noodle, noodle all day. We're boiling up instant ramen. But wait! This isn't (just) our junk food tendencies taken to their inevitable final destination. We found some instant ramen with real depth. Dive into a cup noodle with us.

  • Episode 33: Parsnips

    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 [...]