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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.

Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton


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    Episode 578: Beef Bourguignon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 39:09


    We enter the long, cold season with too much metal talk, pirate carolers and some Burgundy beef. Thanks to Producer Abby's extreme editing skills, we learn about the un-apeeling nature of having a human body, brother roasts and The Whole Franco and not about Molly's opinion of Taylor Swift. Episode 379: MSGEpisode 556: Bistro NightBoeuf BourguignonWild Salmon Seafood MarketMatthew's Now but Wow! - “Kill Bill” by SZA  Support Spilled Milk Podcast!Molly's SubstackListen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit 

    Episode 577: Japanese Convenience Stores with Dre Babinski

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 51:46


    Today we encounter sus birds and new nicknames as we chat about the life saving konbini. Listen as we jingle a jingle, chat with a real musician and and learn more than we wanted to about supply chains. Matthew and Molly tease upcoming adventures, a new island and their predictions for tin trends in 2023. Google Map spot where Matthew and December ateDre Babinski aka Steady HolidaySteady Holiday InstagramSteady Holiday Tiny Desk Concert  Support Spilled Milk Podcast!Molly's SubstackListen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit

    Episode 576: Eleven Hot Foods

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 46:10


    This episode is unique in that we just made it up and are going for it. Join us in the buffet of the mind as we sip on hot coffee (until it gets cold) and wonder "What is a metaphor?" and "Who is a hot snack?". We discuss Pet Steves, ear smells and carnal acrobatics before saying "Yum" to the non-gaunt and haunted Tom Hanks.  Hot ToddyHot Fudge RecipeSTIR-FRIED MINCED BEEF WITH CHILES AND BASILEpisode 4: Romantic FoodEpisode 160: Cheap BeerMatthew's Now but Wow - Spellling, “Boys at School” live on KEXPJakob Dylan Support Spilled Milk Podcast!Molly's SubstackListen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit

    Episode 575: Fast Food Favorites

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 45:49


    We're rusty at this recording thing, but it us. We're recounting hit internet memes and wonder what is a time as we tackle the topic of F cubed. We visit the Bedroom Neighborhood which is located just East of Western and provides frosty flavors, speeding tickets and exercise tips. Whatcha Snackin? Matthew: Peek Freans Pirate CookiesMolly: Theo's Milk ChocolateMolly's Now but Wow - Carl Phillips, My Trade Is MysteryMolly's In-person writing workshops Support Spilled Milk Podcast!Molly's SubstackListen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit 

    Episode 574: Figs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 56:41


    Today, Matthew is in Calgary while Molly delivers a thesis on Figs as they dodge experts, wasps and grocer's itch. We play hard to get as we attempt to deliver injections of knowledge before inventing a new game and identifying the works of Gustav Klimt. Matthew's Now but Wow! - The Weekly Grief, a Substack newsletter by Thu-Huong HaWater Serpents IISupport Spilled Milk Podcast!Listen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit

    Episode 573: Oat Milk

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 34:04


    Merry Oat Milk Day! Today we confront crusty carpets, non-human milks and workshop some cocktail ideas as we attempt to stay on topic for more than 2 consecutive minutes. We learn about Aunt Millicent's footwear and wonder what groats are and if chicken have nipples. Episode 35: Scary Food IIEpisode 19: Scary FoodEpisode 150: Sour CreamEpisode 208: Alternative MilksTan Tan Ramen from Woks of LifeMolly's Now but Wow! - Book ExploderSupport Spilled Milk Podcast!Listen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit

    Episode 572: Philly Cheesesteaks

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 39:22


    Get ready for some greasy entertainment. We begin with a disclaimer and a chance to experience Memory Lane in real time before chunking out and re-christening ourselves. We discover some silver linings to 2020 before Molly forgets information she should have remembered. Oh Crumbdigger!  RockRecipes Rolls RecipeDriving Tour Philadelphia's Passyunk Square HoodTarget GranolaLaura Bush's Cowboy CookiesMatthew's Now but Wow! - I Guess I Live Here Now, Claire AhnSupport Spilled Milk Podcast!Listen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit  

    Episode 571: Smoked Salmon

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 33:15


    Today we bring the drama right away as Molly accuses Matthew of an unforgivable crime. We attempt to remember our memory as we trawl for redundant desserts and encounter unexpected consequences as we swim against a current of knowledge.  Molly's Now but Wow! - Kiese Laymon and Tressie McMillan Cottom on The Ezra Klein Show, November 9, 2021. “Two Acclaimed Writers on the Art of Revising Your Life.”100 Cookies by Sarah KeifferSupport Spilled Milk Podcast!Molly's SubstackListen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit

    Episode 570: Serrano Peppers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 43:32


    Today we are current on our vaccines and ready for some fiery (or not) rants. It is peak pico season as we get a visit from Mr. Botany and the Smurfs before begging for crackers. Eventually, we learn a lot, forget our ages and decide we're just here for the lollipops.  Rick Bayless Roasted Tomatillo Salsa w/SerranosMATTHEW'S SPICY SAUTEED CORNMatthew's Now but Wow! - “Bad Habit” by Steve LacySupport Spilled Milk Podcast!Listen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresMolly's SubstackJoin our reddit

    Episode 569: Fruit Leather

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 40:12


    Today we are hungry for fruits and must settle for A Vague Shade of Brown. We wonder if our intelligence as been insulted as we discuss middle school tastes, stretch islands and metric fruit. Then, we rate our Endurance a 10 as we turn up the yellow flavor and look for some papyrus.  How to Make Fruit Leather from Simply RecipesThe Surprising, Secret Origins of Fruit Roll-Ups By Gabriella GershensonJoray Fruit RollsMolly's Now but Wow! - Diaspora Co  Support Spilled Milk Podcast!Our new website!Molly's SubstackListen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit

    Episode 568: 7-Eleven Hot Foods

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 28:19


    Field Trip! Today we partake of a disclaimer sandwich and A Big Bite. We eat a few items that are worse than average and text Toni Negroni before composing a new jingle on the spot. Oatmeal CarmelitasCara-Sel CaramelMatthew's Now but Wow! - “Riders Catch a Little Too Much Air on a Detroit Slide” by Remy Tumin in the NYTSupport Spilled Milk Podcast!Listen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit

    Episode 567: Smoked Foods

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 36:13


    Today we lick flames and are cured in the smook as we discuss the eating side of smoking. We are visited by Pliny the Elder and abandoned by the whiskey people before Matthew says the least interesting thing ever and faces the consequences. Molly's Now but Wow!: Keep Calm and Cook on with Julia Turshen: Food + Romance: Jasmine Guillory

    Episode 566: Cilantro

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 34:51


    Today we encounter more nature than usual as we go full on cilan. We discuss genetic mutations, ethnobotany and have to explain jokes before meeting up with Mr Numerology AND Mr Etymology. We then attempt to describe the taste of this herb while dodging papyrus texts. In conclusion: more research is needed.  Molly's Spring Chopped SaladMatthew's Now but Wow! - The Loophole, Naz KutubMatthew's Dressing5 tablespoons fresh lime juice1 shallot1 jalapeno, stemmed and seeded1 small garlic clove, peeled1 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon ground cuminsalt1.2 cup fresh cilantro3/4 extra-virgin olive oilProcess lime juice, shallot, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, cumin and 1/2 tsp salt in blender until shallot and garlic are finely chopped, about 15 seconds. With blender running, add cilantro, then oil and continue to process until smooth and emulsified about 15 seconds.  

    Episode 565: Gnocchi

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 31:56


    Today we tackle pronunciation woes, vampires and sex packets to bring you our thoughts on Gnocchi. We go beyond Italy to discuss air hockey and other parlor games before jetting off on our groovy boards.  Episode 486: Korean Rice Cakes / Tteok with Michelle ZaunerPasta's Predecessor: The History of Gnocchi,Molly's Now but Wow! - Juliet Takes a Breath, by Gabby RiveraListen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit

    Episode 564: Dried Fruit Showdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 45:47


    Today we're dressed in barrels and ready to traverse the Fertile Crescent looking for raisin reasons and Western European Spreads. This is the Ultimate Showdown (or is it?) and after chatting aplicots and thermal sources we eventually reach the untimely demise of the show.  Episode 205: DateMatthew's Now but Wow! - “Fast Food in China is a Whole Other World”, reported by Yoyo Chow for Goldthread.Listen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit

    Episode 563: Travel Food 2 with Jon Gabrus

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 38:30


    Today we're bringing you (drumroll please) The Destination! We've finally arrived and spill the tea with Special Guest Jon Gabrus about how to decide what to eat in a new location and why you can't miss Dumpy's. We discuss the delights of boring cities, what we're too old for and fire dancing before realizing that Matthew needs to get out more. Jon GabrusEaterThe Infatuation101 Places to Party Before You DieAlicia KennedyMatthew's Now but Wow! - Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair, by June GervaisListen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit

    Episode 562: Hot Lettuce

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 31:05


    The day has come and we are finally tackling the terrifying topic of Hot Lettuce. We name drop way too much as we discuss greens that grow with heads, platonic bed sharing and the danger of raw leaves. Get ready for the magic of the watery crunch.Hetty McKinnon's Stir-Fried Lettuce with Crispy Garlic and Fried EggsClarissa Wei's Hong Kong-Style Romaine Lettuce with Oyster SauceCooked Lettuce with Oyster Sauce & Garlic from The Woks of LifeDinner A Love Story NewsletterJulia Turshen's NewsletterMarian Bull's NewsletterMolly's NewsletterThis is Water by David Foster Wallace (Full Transcript and Audio)Matthew's Now but Wow! - Planet Money on best buy and use by dates, reported by Sarah GonzalezListen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit

    Episode 561: Hash Browns/Home Fries

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 35:27


    We're Grand Slamming today as we discuss this evanescent dish and debate hard vs floppy and the torque required for the phantom sizzle. As we lift and toss we discover the joys of going halfsies and that language is weird Hash browns from Cook's IllustratedJohn Thorne's Serious PigThe Untold Truth Of Home FriesWe did do an Avocado Episode: Episode 433: AvocadosMolly's Now but Wow! - “Cheetos Flamin' Hots Made Me Who I Am,” by Summer Kim LeeListen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit

    Episode 560: Corn-Based Cereals

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 38:56


    Rated NFX. This episode is kid-tested, Judy Amster approved. Temper your lust and your grains as we Jockey for Your Love discussing sexy mascots, drainage channels and masturbation malady cures (citation needed). We ask "Will it Flake?" as we warn against winking at your grocers and inflation.  Tori Amos "Cornflake Girl"Hidden Jukebox PodcastFunny jungle land moving pictures bookletHow corn flakes are made: YouTube video from Discovery UKMatthew's Now but Wow! - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (video game)Listen to our spinoff show Dire DesiresJoin our reddit

    Episode 559: Lightning Round 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 50:06


    Today we are going wild from the bottom bunk and bringing you the visionary, the revolutionary, the very mood specific Lightning Round 2022 edition! As we're gifted topics from Producer Abby, we demand gravy, morbid toys and sandwiches of love. After surviving jingles, premium delicacies and illegal foods we finally decide that things are fine. They are just fine. Support Spilled Milk Podcast! Levels of Support for Spilled Milk PodcastLittle Limbertwig - $5/monthMagnum Bonum Sustaining Member - $10/monthGlycine Max Supermember - $20/month

    Episode 558: Shepherd's Pie

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 28:48


    Today we turn on the Lamb Signal as we celebrate Pie Day and Valentine's Day all at once. With the help of cool moms, Tinder and good vibes we learn about wetter meat components and pizzles before ending with some weird songs we made up. Cook's Illustrated Shepherd's PiePie Bird Bakeshop Pie ClubMolly's Now but Wow! - Yasmin Williams  

    Episode 557: Travel Food

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 45:31


    Today we attempt to be lovably harmless while amending our bylaws and revisiting an old topic. We meet Hot Meal Matthew and Chompy Greta as we yank on the chili tube and learn the official drink of the mile high club. Episode 91: Airplane FoodMatthew's Now but Wow! - Hollie Cook, Happy Hour

    Episode 556: Bistro Night

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 42:42


    Today we discuss the newest Named Night: Bistro Night! We chat about molding fancy people, sad birthday realizations and unwelcome third hosts as we devour these menus with gusto. We propose that Bistro Night is a state of mind and can be planned or accidental so have at it!     Yukon Gold Gruyère Galette Whitings Writings The Art of the Tart by Tamasin Day-Lewis Bistro Cooking by Patricia Wells Parisian Home Cooking by Michael Roberts Bistro Cooking at Home by Gordon Hamersley Bouchon by Thomas Keller Rebekah Peppler Matthew's Now but Wow! - King Stingray  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 555: Cooking with Wine

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 38:21


    Today we finally leave the kid's table in the basement, put on our formal wear and discuss the very grown up idea of cooking with wine. We're feeling quite French as we discuss dishes with names, the best way to butter and Moosey.     Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Poppy Seeds and Lemon Beef Bourguignon Ruffage by Abra Berens Molly's Now but Wow! - Do the Work!: An Antiracist Activity Book, by W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz:See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 554: Non-Milano Pepperidge Farm Cookies

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 42:57


    Today we are large and memorable as we channel chatbots and eat our way through some Distinctive Wide Bags of cookies. Through the roller coaster of hiring and firing we eventually realize the perils of barns before becoming completely spritzed out.     Ultimate Pound Cakes by Phyllis Hoffman DePiano Matthew's Now but Wow! - Cook Korean! by Robin Ha  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 553: Jack Cheese

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 28:35


    We have a bad feeling about this as we dive into the highly colonial history of Jack Cheese. We attempt to solve The Mystery of the Monterey Process as we enter the summer of jack and witness the contradictions outside our window. The Tragic Way Monterey Jack Cheese Got Its Name from Food & Wine Molly's Now but Wow! - Pachinko, on Apple TV Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our redditSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 552: Smoothies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 38:05


    Listen as we take a dive down memory lane to find the Blenderman and try to avoid death by smoothie. This is a Tale of Blades and Bananas as we encounter industrialists, barons, and soda jerks while attempting brazenly erotic wand techniques. Thanks to all our LILYs out there! Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery Please note that we have done a parsley episode Matthew's Now but Wow! - Asian Salad article from Consumer Report by Perry Santanachote Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our redditSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 551: Charcuterie Platters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 33:37


    Today we celebrate abundance and balance as we traverse paths paved with prosciutto armed with sabers, lasers and chastity. Between moans and groans, Molly discovers a hard truth about Matthew before deciding that we're gonna need a bigger platter.   Molly's Now but Wow! - Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change, by Angela Garbes Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 550: Boba

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 35:54


    This episode is full of gross exaggerations, dizzying arrays and many stupifications as we chat about the eating and drinking experience of boba. We traverse the peeks and hills of the early espresso era as we discuss bathing in boba, open mic dreams and moving up to a size Small. Shaken, not sealed.     The article in the Taipei Times by Edward Jones Matthew's Now but Wow: Now but Wow! - Friend of the show(?!)Japanese Breakfast on SNL Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 549: Box Graters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 44:37


    Today we break the fabric of the multiverse as we attempt true shred with one of these perfectly engineered utensils. We get raspy and up close with shower drains and dirty beds before ending up with chips of cheese. Transcript Molly's Now but Wow! - The Sentence, by Louise Erdrich  Cuisipro See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 548: Cup Noodles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 51:35


    Today we conquer a panoply of topics as we taste Cup Noodles: armor, lad culture, corporate jargon, blowing agents and the fearsome Mild Aroma. We discover some nice ways to die and our status as spicy lovers is cemented. Rated NSFJ Transcript Cup Noodle Museum What we tried: Nissin Cup Noodles Chicken Paldo Gomtang Beef & Vegetable Nissin Cup Noodles Curry Nongshim Shin Black Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood Paldo Teumsae Stir-Fried Ramen Spicy Matthew's Now but Wow! - Chihiro's newsletter on Substack See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 547: Japanese Curry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 37:39


    Today we learn lots about Japanese Curry, retort pouches and what sailors eat. As we brave water stew and precise measurements, Molly sets the scene before we attempt to discover how WOTSL feels about torque. Transcript S&B Curry  The article in the Japan Times by Makikoh Itoh Molly's Now but Wow! Partners Podcast Episode with Roxanne Gay and Debbie Millman Still Processing Episode "Skip Intro" Design Matters Podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 546: Supermarket Lunch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 40:54


    Welcome to the Season of Steam where we are dangerous but alluring while revealing our favorite grocery store lunchables. While chatting soup cauldrons, Krusty Krumbs and the membrane industry Matthew gets more excited than ever before while Molly confesses her true feelings about Town & Country.   Transcript Matthew's Now but Wow! - Say Sue Me, The Last Thing Left See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 545: Tajín

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 29:25


    Today the beach is in our mouths as we discover the worst part of being a human and demand a mouth makeover and a suggestion box. We learn how to tell when you are a real grown up before meeting General Extreme and that guy. Not a Candy. Transcript Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit Molly's Now but Wow! -Last Night at the Telegraph Club, by Malinda Lo See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 544: Salad Spinners

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 41:45


    Another day another centrifuge. Today we wonder whether Salad Spinners are essential, where all the cranks went and why a STOP button is necessary. We perform a very scientific experiment complete with wash and dry cycles and encourage callers to help us understand What Have We Done. Transcript Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit Matthew's Now but Wow! - Soul Glo, Diaspora Problems See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 543: Chicken Thighs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 36:09


    Today we narrowly avoid falling into Dire Desires territory as we attempt to give thighs the appreciation they deserve. Then, we confess our history of marination in college while debating the merits of breast bites, bush legs and thigh domes. Words, words, words. Transcript Pressure Cooker Chipotle-Honey Chicken Tacos Conveyor Belt Chicken Butadon recipe A 2011 article from Slate about white meat vs dark meat   Molly's Now but Wow! - Ocean Vuong, Time Is a Mother See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 542: Underappreciated Cookbooks

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 49:24


    Today we traverse a long and winding Memory Lane as we discover forgotten treasures inside the pages of beloved yet underrated cookbooks. Molly learns her magical legacy and we narrowly escape murder by lasagna. Non, Non et Non! Transcript Books Mentioned Pasta Presto by Norman Kolpas Still Life with Menu by Mollie Katzen Cucina Simpaticaby Johanne Killeen and George Germon (1991) The Campagna Table by Mark Strausman (1999) The Dim Sum Dumpling Book by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo (1995) Chinese Home Cooking by Helen Chen (1996) 50 Chowdersby Jasper White (2000) Izakaya: The Japanese Pub Cookbook byMark Robinson(2008) Fresh from the Farmers' Market by Janet Fletcher (1997) Parisian Home Cooking by Michael Roberts (1999) Paris Sweets by Dorie Greenspan (2002) Southern Cakesby Nancie McDermott (2007) Repertoire by Jessica Battilana (2018)   Samin Nosrat's Lasagna Matthew's Now but Wow! - “I got lost in Tokyo Station and found the perfect comfort food,” by Bryan Washington, in the New York Times See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 541: Mangoes

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 49:14


    Today we're channeling our corporate selves and using dastardly means to invent business ideas that for some reason are all hat focused. We learn to check the neck for ripeness while wondering what our circumference is and why Matthew knows so much about the movie Sideways. Where are your sweet and sour buttons? Transcript Molly's Now but Wow- “My Mustache, My Self,” by Wesley Morris See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 540: Top Chips with Ese Atawo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 48:43


    Today we're at the corner of High Street and Memory Lane asking "What the hell is a Top Chip!?" We talk chip luring, tongue scouring and hurdle foods with Special Guest Ese Atawo before almost getting kicked off our own show. We learn how chips are like boyfriends, how Matthew is like a guinea pig and then finally reveal the results of a listener poll. LAYS! LOWER YOUR PRICES! Transcript Ese Atawo Lil Clitty (aka Ese Atawo) Matthew's Now but Wow! - The Legend of Auntie Po, by Shing Yin Kor See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 539: Trader Joe's Favorites

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 28:37


    You ask and we deliver. We're finally revealing our favorite Trader Joe's items, awakenings and research concerns. Listen as we chew constantly, mourn discontinued items and discover what is located to the right of the bacon. Transcript Trader Joe's Molly's Now but Wow! - Lucille Clifton's “Blessing the Boats” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 538: Morning Beverage Routine

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 48:25


    Join us at The Waning of The Day as we experience shivers of french press fear while sharing the infinitesimal details of our morning beverage habits. We divulge first date stories, anniversary gift ideas and reveal Matthew's alter ego before concluding that stains are the evidence of love. Transcript Producer Abby's new podcast: Everything Cookbooks Where Matthew buys his tea Molly's sweater that she knit! Matthew's Now but Wow! - Japanese Noodles Udon Soba Osaka Nara on YouTube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 537: Non-Alcoholic Beer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 45:10


    Today we wish we were at the beach as we try to remember how to record an episode and what beer we drank as kids. Listen for the aftertaste while we get super sciencey and chat about bad dads, 25 year edging and the secret to a happy marriage. It's not what you'd think. Transcript Grüvi Molly's Now but Wow: The One Recipe podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 536: Herbal Tea

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 49:50


    Today we're popping p's and dropping h's as we curl up with a mug of morning beverage to discuss Molly's crazy college days, tea cults and death juice all in our signature interminable drone. We go a bridge too far on a long, winding Memory Lane and eventually end up in a completely different show. Transcript Café de la Mosquée de Paris Harbor Herbalist Korean toasted rice tea Episode 322: Chamomile Tea Matthew's Now but Wow! - Hrishikesh Hirway: Accept Cookies Newsletter Molly's Newsletter - I've Got a Feeling See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 535: Chili Crisp with J. Kenji López-Alt

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 43:49


    Welcome to Moron Time which is full of trickling explosions, bottled tornados and chunky stuff. Matthew's handyman skills are called into question as Special Guest J. Kenji López-Alt leads another taste testing and we learn the best part of baby showers. Transcript Extensive Eater piece from mid-2020 Lao Gan Ma Fly By Jing KariKari Chili Crisp Homemade Spicy Chili Crisp Recipe J. Kenji López-Alt Website The Wok: Recipes and Technique Youtube Sichuan Chile Crisp Sundae With Peanut Streusel Matthew's Now but Wow! : While I Was Away, by Waka T. Brown See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 534: Mimosas

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 33:34


    Listen as Matthew ostentatiously enjoys a mimosa alone in his closet as Molly watches and they recount Events that Happen in the Morning. We get the bubbles out of the way as we royally confuse our royals, learn about Matthew's adventures in tooth modeling and finally reveal our favorite ratios. Transcript Lying for Money by Dan Davies Love and Lemon's Mimosa Jenny Rosenstrach's crispy broccoli with sweet chile glaze and ginger What's the Difference?: Recreational Culinary Reference for the Curious and Confusedby Brette Warshaw Molly's Now but Wow! - “A Letter to My Mother that She Will Never Read,” from the New Yorker, May 2017 by Ocean Vuong       See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 533: Oyster Sauce with J. Kenji López-Alt

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 49:10


    Today we're feeling deeply savory as we attempt to discover the ingredients of various sauces before Matthew forgets who Molly is. We do a blind taste test with Special Guest J. Kenji López-Alt and get things as wrong as possible. Don't waste the paste! Transcript Cooked lettuce with garlic oyster sauce Springfield Style Chicken J. Kenji López-Alt Website The Wok: Recipes and Technique Youtube Molly's Now but Wow! - The Swimmers, by Julie Otsuka   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 532: Cooking Smells

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 44:28


    Welcome to Spilled Matthew where you have to go through the funk to get to the feast. We're fizzing up our nostrils and romping through the whiffs in an attempt to identify a polarity and adequately describe the bouquet of a hamburger. Oh Mackerel! Transcript Do You Have A Working Exhaust Fan in Your Kitchen? survey Season to Taste by Molly Birnbaum Molly's Now but Wow! - The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, by Deesha Philyaw See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 531: Caesar Salad

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 52:55


    Today we wonder if storks deliver baby romaine and if we are ladies who lunch. We're tossed in a teapot as we get punk'd and go down gossip column rabbit holes before The Return of Mrs Cubbison. Finally, M & M both invoke outrage with their opinions and abysmal movie knowledge. Transcript Ina Garten's dressing recipe Kenji Lopez Alt's recipe on Serious Eats Matthew's Now but Wow! - Silent Parade, Keigo Higashino See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 530: Cacio e Pepe with Kristina Gill

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 59:11


    Today Molly's inner Italian returns as we discover things that are vastly different and very similar. We are too simple to be good so we enlist the help of special guest Kristina Gill to lead us along the path of Roman pasta and we learn about shepherds, hot water soaks and how not to eat a fortune cookie. Transcript Trattoria's menu Molly's cute 2005 blog post Repertoire by Jessica Battlina Tasting Rome by Kristina Gill and Katie Parla Kristina Gill's Instagram highlight Cesare al Casaletto Bonci Pizzarium Matthew's Now but Wow! : Coq au Vin and the rest of the Nanette Hayes series by Charlotte Carter See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 529: What's in your Freezer?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 42:24


    When its cold, Matthew gets weird. Today we are like snowballs and the Beatles as we discuss what we keep in our freezer while learning about fire safety and door to door meat salesmen. We also promote the power of ground beef while lamenting stalled ice cube tray technology as we eventually become too hot to handle. Transcript Irving and Muktuk:Two Bad Bears Spilled Mail mentions Anthony Bourdain's A Cook's Tour Diary of a Tokyo Teen by Christine Mar Baye McNeil's Hi! My Name is Loco and I Am a Racist French Milk by Lucy Knisley Waverley Root's The Food of Italy Luisa Weiss's Classic German Baking Nigel Slater's The Kitchen Diaries Jenny Erpenbeck's Not a Novel M. F. K. Fisher, of course! Call Me By Your Name Molly's Now but Wow! : Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 528: Chili Oil with Bryant Terry

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 51:28


    Let's start by starting. To start we discuss the mouth warming dominant sensation that is chili oil which wearing our fancy cooking shoes and harvesting foot juice. Special Guest Bryant Terry helps us out of The Danger Zone and shares some behind the scenes info about his new book and then we end the episode with milk chunks and carbonized pork so you're welcome. Transcript Mala Market Black Food by Bryant Terry Bryant Terry website Spiral Gardens Black Food Spotify Playlist Wontons in chili oil - Hsiao-Ching's recipe in Chinese Soul Food Matthew's Now but Wow! - How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe, by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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