PCFG Deep Dish Podcast – Episode 5: Flan!

In this episode of Deep Dish, we take you all the way back to Ancient Rome where everybody’s favorite jiggly custard dessert, flan, was first created! Go on a mystical flan journey that spans several millenia, multiple civilizations collapsing, and all leading up to Japan creating versions of the dish that are larger than your face!

Highlights

  • Flan has a lot of different names! And as usual, Britain gets it wrong.
  • Boobs. Loooots and lots of boob references in an episode about one of the bounciest desserts in the world.
  • The original recipes for flan kinda suck. They contained olive oil. And that wasn’t even the worst ingredient.
  • Flan is a surprisingly international food! There’s SO many variations of it out there, and so many ways to serve and eat it.
  • A very special edition of Shitty Old Recipes takes place, where, in the spirit of jiggly jiggly flan, we look through some old Jell-o mold abominations from the 1960s. They’re uh, they’re pretty bad.

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Episode 5: Flan! Poor Couple's Food Guide

In this episode of Deep Dish, we take you all the way back to Ancient Rome where everybody's favorite jiggly custard dessert, flan, was first created! It's a miracle we still eat this stuff considering how many collapsed empires it survived! In the spirit of custard, we also go over some Jell-o mold horrors from the 1960s! And uh, yeah, they're pretty bad.
  1. Episode 5: Flan!
  2. Episode 4: Banana Bread!
  3. Episode 3: Penne Alla Vodka!
  4. Episode 2: Hamburgers!
  5. Episode 1: Irish Soda Bread

This wraps up our trial-run of Deep Dish! We’re looking for any feedback or constructive criticism to help improve the show! Please reach out and drop us a line, to let us know about things you liked, things you didn’t like, any any general comments on the show!

We’ll be sure to give updates on when we’re recording new episodes, so in the meantime, follow us on Instagram, @poorcouplesfoodguide – https://www.instagram.com/poorcouplesfoodguide/ and be sure to check out any updates on Facebook as well. Until then, stay hungry, folks!

PCFG Deep Dish Podcast – Episode 4: Banana Bread!

In this episode of Deep Dish, we discuss the incredibly specific circumstances that led to banana bread’s creation in the early 1900s! This sweet, quickbread seems so simple, but there’s more to it than just someone thinking banana-flavored bread was be a good idea!

Highlights

  • New York is STILL hot as hell. But PCFG Erik and PCFG Meg power through for the good of food!
  • Bananas actually have something in common with… plutonium?
  • If you liked our history lesson on the Irish Potato Famine, then you’ll love our coverage of the Great Depression. (As much as one can “love” hearing about one of the most horrific times in American history…)
  • People use banana bread as a means to bake “healthy” desserts, but let’s be real, desserts aren’t supposed to be healthy. They’re dessert.
  • We debut our first edition of Review Roast! In this episode, we defend our favorite burrito joint from troll reviews that range from “You sound like a entitled douchebag” to “You don’t understand how food works.”

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Episode 5: Flan! Poor Couple's Food Guide

In this episode of Deep Dish, we take you all the way back to Ancient Rome where everybody's favorite jiggly custard dessert, flan, was first created! It's a miracle we still eat this stuff considering how many collapsed empires it survived! In the spirit of custard, we also go over some Jell-o mold horrors from the 1960s! And uh, yeah, they're pretty bad.
  1. Episode 5: Flan!
  2. Episode 4: Banana Bread!
  3. Episode 3: Penne Alla Vodka!
  4. Episode 2: Hamburgers!
  5. Episode 1: Irish Soda Bread

Next week we’ll be serving up the fifth and final episode of this initial trial-run of Deep Dish. Our last topic is an interesting one, featuring a dessert which was invented by the Holy Roman Empire, lasted through millenia and multiple civilizations collapsing, only to land itself in Japan, where a Pokemon was named after it.

Think you know what it might be? Submit your guesses on Facebook, Instagram, or in the comments below, and if you’re correct we’ll give you a shoutout on next week’s show! Until then, stay hungry, peeps!

This show is in early stages of creation so for now we’re doing a preliminary trial run of 5 episodes. If you like them, let us know on social media and we’ll keep making them!

PCFG Deep Dish Podcast – Episode 3: Penne Alla Vodka!

In this episode, we take a look at a true New York favorite, penne alla vodka. This rich, creamy, vodka-infused pasta dish has a disputed origin with some people claiming it was invented in Italy, and some saying it was invented state-side! Which was it? Listen to find out!

Highlights

  • New York is hot as HELL this week! Speaking of New York, PCFG Erik can’t help but let their inner New Yorker burst forth and take over!
  • Penne alla vodka is only about as old as the internet…? Seriously?
  • Fire. SO much fire.
  • Who the frig is Gigi Hadid and why is she cooking penne alla vodka on TikTok? Also, cue millenial rant about TikTok in 3..2..1…
  • Another round of Shitty Old Recipes takes us to possibly one of the worst cookie recipes of all time! (Is it fair to even call them “cookies”??)

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Episode 5: Flan! Poor Couple's Food Guide

In this episode of Deep Dish, we take you all the way back to Ancient Rome where everybody's favorite jiggly custard dessert, flan, was first created! It's a miracle we still eat this stuff considering how many collapsed empires it survived! In the spirit of custard, we also go over some Jell-o mold horrors from the 1960s! And uh, yeah, they're pretty bad.
  1. Episode 5: Flan!
  2. Episode 4: Banana Bread!
  3. Episode 3: Penne Alla Vodka!
  4. Episode 2: Hamburgers!
  5. Episode 1: Irish Soda Bread

Next week we’ll be serving up a dish that’s similar to our first episode’s topic soda bread, though this one’s an interesting one because it’s a lot younger, only existing for about 100 years, kinda like hamburgers.  It straddles the line between sweet treat dessert, and legitimate breakfast bread that you can enjoy on the go without feeling like a shlub. Think you know what it is?
Think you know what it might be? Submit your guesses on Facebook, Instagram, or in the comments below, and if you’re correct we’ll give you a shoutout on next week’s show! Until then, stay hungry, peeps!

This show is in early stages of creation so for now we’re doing a preliminary trial run of 5 episodes. If you like them, let us know on social media and we’ll keep making them!

PCFG Deep Dish Podcast – Episode 2: Hamburgers!

In this episode, we take a look at one of the most iconic foods in American history, hamburgers! Find out how a disgusting hockey puck of raw meat and bread turned into a beloved BBQ favorite! Then discover its path from a country-fair staple to fast food icon and more!

Highlights

  • Happy Birthday to Charlie, the Westie! He turned 1 this week! Oh, and America also celebrated its birthday too.
  • The invention of the modern hamburger is really confusing.
  • The invention of the modern cheeseburger is… also really confusing.
  • Americans are fat. Japanese are whacky. What else is new?
  • Shitty Old Recipes makes its debut, with, well, an overwhelmingly shitty recipe. Ever thought about adding sugar to mashed potatoes? No. Of course you haven’t, cuz you’re not a monster.

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Episode 5: Flan! Poor Couple's Food Guide

In this episode of Deep Dish, we take you all the way back to Ancient Rome where everybody's favorite jiggly custard dessert, flan, was first created! It's a miracle we still eat this stuff considering how many collapsed empires it survived! In the spirit of custard, we also go over some Jell-o mold horrors from the 1960s! And uh, yeah, they're pretty bad.

Next week’s episode features an another American classic, albeit one that’s more of a regional favorite. If you’re from NY or the tri-state area, odds are you’ve eaten it at almost every wedding, graduation, communion, and every other formal event you’ve ever been to!
Think you know what it might be? Submit your guesses on Facebook, Instagram, or in the comments below, and if you’re correct we’ll give you a shoutout on next week’s show! Until then, stay hungry, peeps!

This show is in early stages of creation so for now we’re doing a preliminary trial run of 5 episodes. If you like them, let us know on social media and we’ll keep making them!

PCFG Deep Dish Podcast – Episode 1: Irish Soda Bread!

After months of teasing and procrastination, PCFG is finally unveiling its new project, the Poor Couple’s Food Guide Deep Dish Podcast! Tired of informative murder porn shows? Getting sick of all your podcasts being about serial killers? Listen to Meg and Erik give you a crash course on food history! Each episode focuses on a specific food or dish and takes a deep-dive look at its origins, history, and how it developed into the modern version we know it as today.

This show is in early stages of creation so for now we’re doing a preliminary trial run of 5 episodes. If you like them, let us know on social media and we’ll keep making them!

In the premiere episode of PCFG Deep Dish Podcast, Erik and Meg take a look at Irish Soda Bread. Discover the origins of this humble, easy, little bread loaf, and how it came to become a St. Patrick’s Day favorite!

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Episode 5: Flan! Poor Couple's Food Guide

In this episode of Deep Dish, we take you all the way back to Ancient Rome where everybody's favorite jiggly custard dessert, flan, was first created! It's a miracle we still eat this stuff considering how many collapsed empires it survived! In the spirit of custard, we also go over some Jell-o mold horrors from the 1960s! And uh, yeah, they're pretty bad.
  1. Episode 5: Flan!
  2. Episode 4: Banana Bread!
  3. Episode 3: Penne Alla Vodka!
  4. Episode 2: Hamburgers!
  5. Episode 1: Irish Soda Bread

Highlights

  • Despite its name, it’s not actually Irish!
  • British food is bad.
  • The Irish Potato Famine sucked.
  • No, really, the potato famine really sucked.
  • Soda bread makes a comeback because of internet idiots!

Next week’s episode features an American classic, possibly one of the most iconic dishes in the history of the United States, whose origins trace back all the way to Genghis Khan carrying it on horseback! Think you know what it might be? Submit your guesses on Facebook, Instagram, or in the comments below, and if you’re correct we’ll give you a shoutout on next week’s show! Until then, stay hungry, peeps!