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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  • Outtake: Mountain Dew

    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.

  • Episode 26: Soda

    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.

  • Episode 25: Puffy Snacks

    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 [...]

  • Episode 24: Burgers

    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[...]

  • Episode 23: Cucumbers

    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[...]

  • Episode 22: Chiles

    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, [...]

  • Episode 21: Corn off the Cob

    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[...]

  • Episode 20: Crackers

    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[...]

  • Episode 19: Scary Food

    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.[...]

  • Episode 18: Heirloom Tomatoes

    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[...]

  • 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[...]