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A podcast about condiments. Emily Elias and Tom Wiggins ask: If you were trapped on a desert island, which 5 dips would you bring with you?

A podcast about condiments. Emily Elias and Tom Wiggins ask: If you were trapped on a desert island, which 5 dips would you bring with you?
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United Kingdom

Description:

A podcast about condiments. Emily Elias and Tom Wiggins ask: If you were trapped on a desert island, which 5 dips would you bring with you?

Language:

English

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+44 07447 506 281


Episodes

#15: American Mustard

5/16/2018
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Part two in the mustard trilogy: American Mustard. Yep. Trilogy. Tom fanboys over the 1904 St Louis World Fair. Emily finally learns the reason American Mustard is good at staining your clothes. And we debate what is the most kissable condiment.

Duration:00:33:11

#14: Tartar Sauce

5/2/2018
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Is Tartar Sauce named after the Tartars? Emily goes to the British Library and maxes out her library card to look at the history of tartar sauce with limited success. We look at the first fish and chips shop and meet the Cincinnati heroes who finally got 'National Tartar Sauce Day' on the calendar. Then, there is the story of Misty, the woman who is addicted to Tartar sauce and the lengths a reality TV show goes to cure her of her addiction. Hint: It involves a 40 gallon drum and a kiddie...

Duration:00:36:31

#13: Tabasco

4/18/2018
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Tom Wiggins has lots of facts about tabasco sauce and Avery Island from where it came from. He also has limited facts about the museum associated with it. We also learn about the medical uses of tabasco and risk a lawsuit from 'Big Tabasco'. And Emily can't stop talking about Beyonce. Come on our show Beyonce.

Duration:00:40:01

#12: Wasabi

4/4/2018
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Emily & Tom explore the rich history of Wasabi which quickly turns into talking about a Wasabi Fire Alarm. Tom humble-brags about interviewing Craig David about his unusual invention. Inspired by a TV chef Tom has never heard of, a game of Wasabi Roulette breaks out.

Duration:00:35:07

#11: Worcester Sauce

3/21/2018
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Tom makes the case for Worcester Sauce. We learn four alternative histories to Lee & Perrins and meet "the fattest young man in the British Army." Tom explores the special relationship with worcester sauce and cruise ships. With special guest: Maple Syrup.

Duration:00:36:41

#10: Sriracha

3/7/2018
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SRIRACHA! All Caps. We talk about David Tran, the brain behind the Huy Fong Foods brand. The condiments that made it to the International Space Station. Emily tells a weird story about getting milked poured all over her. (You're welcome Mum & Dad.) And, there is a giving of gifts!

Duration:00:35:54

#9: Burger Sauce

2/21/2018
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Was burger sauce invented a mormon burger chain or a Nobel prize winner? Tom tells the debated history of the flesh coloured condiment. Big Mac sauce makes an appearance. And, you get a chance to enter an anti-climactic contest.

Duration:00:34:10

#8: BBQ Sauce

2/7/2018
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The southern staple BBQ sauce visits the island but will it stay? We learn the sauce's roots in slavery and meet the father of Kansas City BBQ. Emily sends a lot of emails. Tom laughs at her. Plus, there is 'Nugzilla'- a 1.5 kg nugget. But which BBQ sauce pair with it?

Duration:00:33:40

#7: Vinegar

1/24/2018
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Tom introduces another Good Guy in the condiment world to the podcast. Emily gets too excited about regional geography of old vinegar distilleries. And! we discuss dying at work. Plus, we talk about vinegar. A lot.

Duration:00:32:39

#6: Guacamole

1/10/2018
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Tom and Emily debate the status of guacamole as a condiment. We learn about the family that lost out on an avocado fortune. Emily has beef with 'Saved by the Bell' star Tiffani Thiessen. And! There is a woman named Pamela Wang who found the world's largest avocado. Tom can't handle it.

Duration:00:31:52

#5: English Mustard

12/27/2017
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Tom and Emily tackle the most feminist condiment: English Mustard. Tom asks whether you should eat english mustard with a pop tart and Emily prepares to sew mustard seeds into her wedding dress.

Duration:00:30:54

#4: Cranberry Sauce

12/13/2017
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Tom & Emily explore the history of the festive condiment. Cranberry Sauce comes in a can and a jar, but which is best? Plus: Emily sends a lot of emails to get the true history of the Christmas sandwich. And Tom points out things that happened in 2005.

Duration:00:31:42

#3: Brown Sauce

11/29/2017
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It's brown. It's sauce. It's brown sauce. Tom introduces Emily to his favourite condiment and a taste test ensues that leaves some apologetic results.

Duration:00:27:51

#2: Mayonnaise

11/15/2017
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Tom and Emily debate ketchup's white cousin: Mayonnaise. Why do so many people find mayo gross? What is the dips connection to the Titanic? And! we myth bust whether or it is okay to make mayo while on your period.

Duration:00:27:13

#1: Ketchup

10/29/2017
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Ketchup is the OG condiment but how did it get on our shelves? Do you keep your red sauce in the cupboard or in the fridge? And Emily and Tom refuse to see eye-to-eye over the great glass vs. plastic bottle debate.

Duration:00:33:37

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