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!


  • 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 18: Gingerbread Men! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

In the first 2021 edition of Deep Dish, we take a look at a beloved Christmas cookie, and find out why they're so associated with Christmas!  Are gingerbread cookies medicine?  Which came first, gingerbread loaves or gingerbread cookies?  What connection do these wholesome cookies have to Roman orgies?  Listen now to find out!HighlightsA brief discussion of our New Year's Resolutions and the new foods we want to make in 2021.Learning about molasses and that time it killed 21 people… in absolutely the last way you'd expect. Queen Elizabeth I set the bar really high in the area of impressive treats for guests!Story time as we review the fable of the gingerbread man, Shrek, and a random video game series from the Amiga days.  Defending a Taco Express Plus in Selden, NY from 1-star review trolls in another Review Roast!
  1. Episode 18: Gingerbread Men!
  2. Episode 17: Off Topic! Christmas Special!
  3. Episode 16: Chili Con Carne!
  4. Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods!
  5. Episode 14: Peanut Butter Cups!

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!

Posted on July 16, 2020, in Deep Dish!, Etcetera. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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