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!


  • 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 11: Chicken Tikka Masala! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

In this episode of Deep Dish, we head over to India…or…Scotland? and cozy up with some curry.  Which country can lay claim to the origin of Chicken Tikka Masala?  Has the UK finally redeemed itself, culinarily speaking?  You’ll have to listen to find out!HighlightsWe revisit some beloved childhood snacks, inspired by our recent purchase of the s’mores lookalike Mallowmars! We finally cover the rise of a food that DOESN’T correspond to the Industrial Revolution!  PCFG Erik puts on his best British accent to discuss some fine*, traditional British dishes. (*Not fine)There’s like three different curry dishes that are all basically the same thing… It’s so confusing.The introduction of a new dessert topic – Poor Taste!  We take a look at Taco Bell’s newest item, and it’s not what you would expect.
  1. Episode 11: Chicken Tikka Masala!
  2. Episode 10: Off Topic! Weird Anniversary Gift Traditions, The Hamptons, Audio Issues!
  3. Episode 9: Ice Cream Sandwiches!
  4. Episode 8: S’Mores!
  5. Episode 7: Lemonade!

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!

Posted on July 23, 2020, in Deep Dish!, Etcetera. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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