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Food & Cooking Podcasts

A show about food and the things people do to it. Every week, Noah McKinnon and Louisa Herron pick a dish, define its most important elements, and then sit down to find out what the Internet thinks about it.

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United States

Description:

A show about food and the things people do to it. Every week, Noah McKinnon and Louisa Herron pick a dish, define its most important elements, and then sit down to find out what the Internet thinks about it.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Episode 87: Queso Fundido

7/14/2024
If anyone thinks they have found a more perfect food, let them come forward and be proven wrong. Noah and Louisa pay tribute to the ultimate way to combine cheese and chorizo. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:56:18

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Episode 86: Ratatouille

7/7/2024
In which Louisa tries to talk about a simple summer dish with a rich history, and Noah takes every chance he can to insult tomatoes, Pixar, and the concept of soft vegetables. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:46:41

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Episode 85: Onion Rings

6/23/2024
The rings of real power, if you ask us. If the Elves had made theirs out of onions, Sauron would've been too busy eating to ever leave his lands. Noah and Louisa pay tribute to the fried food to rule them all. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:01:02:30

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Episode 84: Three-Bean Salad

6/16/2024
This episode is fine—it's good. Actually, it's great. Noah and Louisa discuss a humble food for humble people, and why a lot of people seem to hate it. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:55:35

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Episode 83: Waffles

6/9/2024
Now that's one way to square or circle. Faced with a breakfast food they haven't covered yet, Noah and Louisa are surprisingly decisive on the subject. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:49:32

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Episode 82: Coleslaw

6/2/2024
If you treat it right, it's a lot more than that green stuff next to your ribs. Join Noah and Louisa on this traipse through the cabbage patch. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:51:07

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Episode 81: Fried Rice

5/26/2024
We really shouldn't have used that joke already, huh? Join Noah and Louisa on this tribute to the inadequacy of average kitchen equipment. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:01:21:09

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Episode 80: Fettuccine Alfredo

5/12/2024
Last week was great if you liked episodes where Noah doesn't like the food; this week is great if you like episodes where Noah and Louisa go on an absolutely massive tangent that, somehow, is still relevant to the food in question. Oh, yeah, and we talk about some pasta, too. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:51:38

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Episode 79: Baked Potatoes

5/5/2024
No jacket required! Those of you who like episodes where Noah hates the food under discussion, your luck's in. Ovoids full of perfect fluffy golden potato, or bland and flavorless receptacles in search of toppings? You decide. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:01:02:21

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Episode 78: Deviled Ham

4/28/2024
Good as hell! Noah and Louisa talk about the smooth and savory sandwich spread that gives lunches and party trays the extra piquancy of facing God. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:59:58

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Episode 77: Rice Pudding

4/21/2024
What's better than a bowl of warm, creamy, sweet, spiced rice? Well, a lot of things—especially if you do it wrong. Noah and Louisa find out how surprisingly easy it is to screw up one of the least onerous dishes they've ever brought up on the show. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:49:52

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Episode 76: Charred Green Beans

4/14/2024
Tired of boiled, olive drab, soft and mushy green beans? Why not perk them up the same way Noah and Louisa like to gild every vegetal lily: artfully burn them in hot oil? Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:51:34

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Episode 75: Birria Tacos

4/7/2024
From a goat stew in Jalisco to a fried taco in Tijuana, to the food trucks of San Diego and beyond, this complex dish has gained decadence at every stop along the way. Noah and Louisa get into all the different steps and their appurtenant pitfalls and wonders. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:01:04:53

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Episode 74: Fried Tofu

3/31/2024
Probably not what you expected for an Easter episode! Tofu: good platform for flavors, decent test of your frying skills, and easy target for jokes if you don't feel like making an effort. Noah and Louisa get into the methods, the pairings, and most of all, as always, the human-induced horrors of this versatile food. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:59:59

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Episode 73: Quesadillas

3/17/2024
Like many other things we've covered, you might wonder how it's possible to screw up putting melted cheese inside a tortilla. Well, as Noah and Louisa have discovered, the simpler a dish gets, the weirder the cooks of the Internet become in response. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:56:34

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Episode 72: Boneless Pork Chops

3/10/2024
Or are they porch chops? The humble, versatile, and wonderful lean cut of pork loin finally gets its due on No Substitutions, Please. Louisa and Noah tell you how to cook it properly, wax poetic about its wide range of accompaniments, and demonstrate that people will refuse to get anything right, no matter how simple. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:52:38

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Episode 71: Risotto

3/3/2024
Who knew a dish this luxurious could be based on simple rice? Well, not just simple rice. You have to get the right kind, and do things in the exactly right order, and pay a lot of attention to what you're doing—unless you use this one neat trick Noah recently acquired. He and Louisa will be happy to inform you of it. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on BlueSky. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz. Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:58:20

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Episode 70: Roast Broccoli

2/25/2024
Sulfurous and delightful, cruciferous and enjoyable. Noah and Louisa talk about one of the simplest green sides to any dish, and why people keep overcomplicating it. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on Cohost. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:48:37

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Episode 69: Chocolate Fondue

2/18/2024
If there's something more decadent than a bowl of liquid chocolate, fortified with dairy and perhaps even flavored with assorted sweets, we should probably keep that knowledge far away from the hands of the people Noah and Louisa talk about in this episode. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on Cohost. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:41:55

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Episode 68: Seared Scallops

2/11/2024
While everyone else is talking about the Super Bowl, we're looking forward to Valentine's Day—and what better way to celebrate the love of your life than making a plate of fresh, sweet, delicately-caramelized scallops? Louisa and Noah discuss all the ways to nail this wonderful dish. Follow us: @NoSubsPlease on Twitter. @NoSubsPlease@mastodon.online on Mastodon. @NoSubsPlease on Cohost. Noah: @elderrumbao on Twitter, @nsmckinnon@laserdisc.party on Mastodon, @nsmckinnon.bsky.social on BlueSky. Louisa: @louisa@mastodon.xyz Our theme is Street Food, by FASSounds, and is governed by the Simplified Pixabay License. Our cover art includes work by artist Kirsty Pargeter.

Duration:00:58:41