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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Episodes

  • Episode 17: Salad Dressing

    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.

  • Episode 16: Sour Cherries

    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.

  • Episode 15: Breakfast Cereal

    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[...]

  • Episode 14: Mystery Lunch

    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[...]

  • Episode 13: Rhubarb

    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[...]

  • Episode 12: Rice Balls

    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[...]

  • Episode 11: Peas

    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.

  • Episode 10: Ham

    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[...]

  • Episode 9: Crispy Potatoes

    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 [...]

  • Episode 8: Unpopular Fish

    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.

  • Episode 7: Irish Spring

    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[...]

  • Episode 6: Junk Food

    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 [...]

  • Episode 5: Braising

    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.

  • Episode 4: Romantic Food

    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[...]

  • Episode 3: Milkshakes

    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[...]

  • Episode 2: Winter Squash

    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[...]