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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.

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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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.




Episode 561: Hash Browns/Home Fries

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 Illustrated John Thorne’s Serious Pig The Untold Truth Of Home Fries We did do an Avocado Episode: Episode 433: Avocados Molly's Now but Wow! - “Cheetos Flamin’ Hots Made Me Who I Am,” by Summer Kim Lee Listen to our spinoff show Dire...


Episode 560: Corn-Based Cereals

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 Podcast Funny jungle land moving pictures booklet How corn flakes are made: YouTube video from Discovery UK Matthew's Now but Wow! - Phoenix Wright:...


Episode 559: Lightning Round 2022

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 Podcast Little Limbertwig - $5/monthMagnum Bonum...


Episode 558: Shepherd's Pie

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 Pie Pie Bird Bakeshop Pie Club Molly's Now but Wow! - Yasmin Williams


Episode 557: Travel Food

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 Food Matthew's Now but Wow! - Hollie Cook, Happy Hour


Episode 556: Bistro Night

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! Transcript Bistro Night Menus! 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...


Episode 555: Cooking with Wine

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. Transcript 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:


Episode 554: Non-Milano Pepperidge Farm Cookies

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. Transcript Ultimate Pound Cakes by Phyllis Hoffman DePiano Matthew's Now but Wow! - Cook Korean! by Robin Ha


Episode 553: Jack Cheese

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. Transcript 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 reddit


Episode 552: Smoothies

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! Transcript 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...


Episode 551: Charcuterie Platters

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. Transcript Molly's Now but Wow! - Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change, by Angela Garbes Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit


Episode 550: Boba

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. Transcript 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...


Episode 549: Box Graters

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


Episode 548: Cup Noodles

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...


Episode 547: Japanese Curry

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! Roxanne Gay and Debbie MillmanSkip Intro"Design Matters Podcast


Episode 546: Supermarket Lunch

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


Episode 545: Tajín

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


Episode 544: Salad Spinners

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


Episode 543: Chicken Thighs

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


Episode 542: Underappreciated Cookbooks

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 Simpatica by Johanne Killeen and George Germon (1991) The Campagna Table by Mark Strausman (1999) The Dim Sum Dumpling Book by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo...