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!


  • 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 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!

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!

Posted on July 30, 2020, in Deep Dish!, Etcetera. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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