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 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 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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