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Somewhere between a pinch and a dash is a smidgen, and when it comes to good cooking, a smidgen can make all the difference! Smidgen is the podcast of Red Stick Spice Company. Join host Anne Milneck as she talks with a variety of interesting people from the food world, plus real-world cooking segments prepared live from the Red Stick Spice Teaching Kitchen.

Somewhere between a pinch and a dash is a smidgen, and when it comes to good cooking, a smidgen can make all the difference! Smidgen is the podcast of Red Stick Spice Company. Join host Anne Milneck as she talks with a variety of interesting people from the food world, plus real-world cooking segments prepared live from the Red Stick Spice Teaching Kitchen.
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Somewhere between a pinch and a dash is a smidgen, and when it comes to good cooking, a smidgen can make all the difference! Smidgen is the podcast of Red Stick Spice Company. Join host Anne Milneck as she talks with a variety of interesting people from the food world, plus real-world cooking segments prepared live from the Red Stick Spice Teaching Kitchen.

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English

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225-930-9967


Episodes

Now We Gather | Leslie Todd, LCSW plus Roasted Cauliflower with Capers, Walnuts, and Yogurt

7/25/2019
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Now we gather. This simple motto carries a deeper meaning beyond the first glance, its significance can be experienced by preparing a meal and enjoying it with family and friends. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Leslie Todd joins us on Smidgen to talk loneliness, isolation and how those factors affect mental health, plus what actions we can all take to counteract the negative results. Host Anne Milneck and Leslie dive deep into how we form close, interpersonal connections and identify some...

Duration:01:05:14

Stock Options | Stock, Broth, Curried Tomato Bisque and Slab Grilled Cheese

7/18/2019
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There are a couple kitchen skills that are worth learning (and some that can have a huge impact on your home cooking), and Smidgen host Anne Milneck is here to tell you that making stock and broth at home can be a game changer. Our own tireless champion of the home cook Anne is interviewed by podcast producer Catherine O’Brien to learn why stock and broth are fundamentals of cooking, why we’re hearing about bone broth all the time, and how easy and doable it is to make stock and broth at...

Duration:00:54:38

Cook the Book | Mary Stein of East Baton Rouge Parish Library System plus Salted Dark Chocolate Cake

7/11/2019
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If you want to be a better cook, we have a free resource for you that is enriching, abundant, and may have been as-of-yet overlooked. Your public library is a wealth of information—sure, they have cook books, but you also may find magazines, historical cooking records, classes, and more! Mary Stein, Assistant Director of East Baton Rouge Parish Libraries (and irrepressible enthusiast for learning) bursts onto Smidgen to share the vast array of cooking tools that can be found at most every...

Duration:01:05:44

In an Instant (Pot) | Bruce Weinstein plus Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

7/3/2019
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Maybe you got it as a gift, maybe you bought it on a whim, but if you have an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker that is still in the box, this is the episode of Smidgen for you! (If you are an Instant Pot enthusiast, we bet you will doubly appreciate our guest and the cooking segment.) Bruce Weinstein is the author of The Instant Pot Bible, The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book and the forthcoming (and potentially game changing) From Freezer to Instant Pot. We talk specifically about...

Duration:01:09:20

The Power of an Incredible Teacher | Chef Marcelle Bienvenu and Cast Iron Skillet Corn Creole

6/27/2019
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Culture and food are deliciously intertwined, especially in South Louisiana. Chef Marcelle Bienvenu of the John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University has a lengthy and illustrious resume—and she’s Anne Milneck’s favorite teacher. Chef Marcelle and Anne dive into the roots of Cajun cuisine as well as reflect on Chef Marcelle’s experience as a Times Picayune food writer, a cookbook author, and as a colleague of food greats such as Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse. Prepare to...

Duration:01:01:43

Its Called Baking | Sheet Pan Suppers and Carrot Tacos

6/20/2019
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It started innocently enough on foodie social media. Smidgen host and owner of Red Stick Spice Company Anne Milneck noticed pretty pictures posted of baked dinners, but now this classic method of preparing dinner bore a new, modern name: Sheet Pan Suppers. The “new” and “trending” adoration lofted on these meals made Anne a bit bemused, and (with tongue in cheek) cranky. On this episode of Smidgen, Anne tries to get to the bottom of where this trend started and why it holds sway over much...

Duration:01:19:22

Scratch vs Store Bought | Bonus

6/19/2019
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Bonus: Smidgen launched last week and we’ve been amazed with the response! Thank you to everyone who is listening, sharing, and reviewing the show. You can hear Episode 1 of Season 1 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcast app. We have a little bonus for you as a thank you for all the support. Host Anne Milneck, owner of Red Stick Spice Co. and podcast producer Catherine O’Brien do a short lightning round on the topic of Scratch vs. Store Bought—some of...

Duration:00:05:56

Tastes Like Chicken | Farm to Shop Butcher and Peruvian Spatchcock Chicken

6/13/2019
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S1E1 Welcome to Smidgen, the podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.! “What can I do to make boneless, skinless chicken breasts taste better?” is the question heard day in and day out at our retail location in Baton Rouge, LA. To answer that question (and maybe even redirect the cook doing the asking) Anne Milneck, owner of Red Stick Spice Co. and host of Smidgen speaks with Galen Iverstine of Iverstine Farms Butcher to discuss the relatively new phenomenon of pre-packaged cuts of meat found in our...

Duration:00:41:31

Introducing Smidgen - The Podcast of Red Stick Spice Company

5/22/2019
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Somewhere between a pinch and a dash is a smidgen, and when it comes to cooking, a smidgen can make all the difference. Introducing Smidgen, the podcast of Red Stick Spice Company. Host Anne Milneck is a chef, head "spice girl" at Red Stick Spice Company, and a tireless champion of home cooks everywhere. Smidgen features some of the most interesting people in the food world plus real world cooking segments recorded right from the Red Stick Spice Co. Teaching Kitchen. Season One of Smidgen...

Duration:00:01:04