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Deep Dish, Twisted Food History! – Podcast Episode 15: Off Topic Thanksgiving Food Ranking!

In this off topic episode we’re getting ready for food’s biggest holiday – Thanksgiving!  We’re ranking traditional Thanksgiving foods to determine the best and the worst of the bunch.  No history this episode, just a good old fashioned battle between foods to see who comes out on top.  Which food will reach God tier status?  Which food will be the bottom of the barrel?  Listen now to find out!

Highlights

  • A brief discussion of how Halloween went. 
  • A disagreement over what tier cranberry sauce belongs in.
  • Can we all at least agree that sweet potato casserole is the WORST Thanksgiving food of all time? (Which is sad because sweet potatoes are one of the best vegetables of all time!)
  • A last minute change in the rankings!
  • Another edition of the classic dessert segment Shitty Old Recipes!  This one manages to have Erik almost completely stumped.

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Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

In this off-topic episode we're getting ready for food's biggest holiday – Thanksgiving!  We're ranking traditional Thanksgiving foods to determine the best and the worst of the bunch.  No history this episode, just a good old fashioned battle between foods to see who comes out on top.  Which food will reach God tier status?  Which food will be the bottom of the barrel?  Listen now to find out!HighlightsA brief discussion of how Halloween went. A disagreement over what tier cranberry sauce belongs in.A last minute change in the rankings!Another edition of the classic dessert segment Shitty Old Recipes!  This one manages to have Erik almost completely stumped.
  1. Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods!
  2. Episode 14: Peanut Butter Cups!
  3. Episode 13: Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  4. Episode 12: Burritos
  5. Episode 11: Chicken Tikka Masala!

Deep Dish, Twisted Food History! – Episode 14: History of Peanut Butter Cups!

In this spooOOoky edition of Deep Dish, we explore the Halloween favorite that introduced the perfect combo of peanut butter and chocolate to the world – peanut butter cups.  Would peanut butter cups have been invented if Reese hadn’t been such a horndog?  What’s the connection between peanut butter cups and Elvis?  Does Reese’s come up with some of the best marketing ideas around?  Listen now to find out!

Highlights

  • A look back at some of our favorite and earliest Halloween costumes.
  • An explanation of how peanuts came to the United States from Africa, even though they’re native to South America.
  • The bromance between Hershey and Reese that made peanut butter cups so damn successful.   
  • Halloween robots that give you Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!  (And yes, there’s more than one type of Reese’s dispensing Halloween robot!)
  • Another edition of Poor Taste where we look at some candy and Halloween related news that made us shake our heads and roll our eyes.

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Plus, we’re all-ears for constructive criticism! So feel free to write in at poorcouplesfoodguide@gmail.com, or hit us up on Facebook and Instagram to let us know what you want more of and less of, in Deep Dish!

Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

In this off-topic episode we're getting ready for food's biggest holiday – Thanksgiving!  We're ranking traditional Thanksgiving foods to determine the best and the worst of the bunch.  No history this episode, just a good old fashioned battle between foods to see who comes out on top.  Which food will reach God tier status?  Which food will be the bottom of the barrel?  Listen now to find out!HighlightsA brief discussion of how Halloween went. A disagreement over what tier cranberry sauce belongs in.A last minute change in the rankings!Another edition of the classic dessert segment Shitty Old Recipes!  This one manages to have Erik almost completely stumped.
  1. Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods!
  2. Episode 14: Peanut Butter Cups!
  3. Episode 13: Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  4. Episode 12: Burritos
  5. Episode 11: Chicken Tikka Masala!

Deep Dish, Twisted Food History! – Episode 11: History of Chicken Tikka Masala!

In this episode of Deep Dish, we head over to India…or…Scotland? and cozy up with some curry, so that we can answer the question of who really invented chicken tikka masala?  Curry has been around for ages, but chicken tikka itself has only been around a few decades! Has the UK finally redeemed itself, culinarily speaking?  You’ll have to listen to find out!

Highlights

  • We 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 their best British accent to discuss some fine*, traditional British dishes. (*Not fine)
  • The UK loves their curry dishes! So much that they almost laid official legal claim to chicken tikka masala!
  • The introduction of a new segment – Poor Taste!  We take a look at Taco Bell’s newest item, annnd it’s not what you would expect.

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Pleeease spread the word about Deep Dish! Introduce your friends to it! We could all use a good laugh in today’s world, and this show should do the trick! If you can convince one of your friends to start listening, let us know! We might send you a present! Like cookies, or maybe even $5!

Plus, we’re all-ears for constructive criticism! So feel free to write in at poorcouplesfoodguide@gmail.com, or hit us up on Facebook and Instagram to let us know what you want more of and less of, in Deep Dish!

Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

In this off-topic episode we're getting ready for food's biggest holiday – Thanksgiving!  We're ranking traditional Thanksgiving foods to determine the best and the worst of the bunch.  No history this episode, just a good old fashioned battle between foods to see who comes out on top.  Which food will reach God tier status?  Which food will be the bottom of the barrel?  Listen now to find out!HighlightsA brief discussion of how Halloween went. A disagreement over what tier cranberry sauce belongs in.A last minute change in the rankings!Another edition of the classic dessert segment Shitty Old Recipes!  This one manages to have Erik almost completely stumped.
  1. Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods!
  2. Episode 14: Peanut Butter Cups!
  3. Episode 13: Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  4. Episode 12: Burritos
  5. Episode 11: Chicken Tikka Masala!

Next week we’re back in the Americas and focus on a popular hand held food. With a literal translation of “little donkey” this dish is the perfect option for almost any meal of the day. Think you know what it is? Guess in the comments here, on Facebook, Youtube, or Instagram, and we’ll feature you on a future episode of Deep Dish! Until then, stay hungry

Deep Dish, Twisted Food History! – Episode 9: Ice Cream Sandwiches!

In this episode of Deep Dish, we explore the history of the ice cream sandwich!  How many different types of ice cream sandwich are there around the world?  What does the Jersey Shore have to do with ice cream sandwiches?  Which member of the Jersey Shore are we related to?  You’ll have to listen to find out!

Highlights

  • We start off with a recap of the exotic fruit party we had last weekend. (Spoilers: The fruits were exotic.)
  • Some people take ice cream sandwich a little too literally.
  • We establish an interesting connection between ice cream innovations and hot dog vendors, for some reason.
  • Chipwiches have a surprisingly convoluted history that almost resulted in them disappearing forever. 
  • Another edition of shitty old recipe that stretches the limits of what constitutes a salad!

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Pleeease spread the word about Deep Dish! Introduce your friends to it! We could all use a good laugh in today’s world, and this show should do the trick! If you can convince one of your friends to start listening, let us know! We might send you a present! Like cookies, or maybe even $5!

Plus, we’re all-ears for constructive criticism! So feel free to write in at poorcouplesfoodguide@gmail.com, or hit us up on Facebook and Instagram to let us know what you want more of and less of, in Deep Dish!

Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

In this off-topic episode we're getting ready for food's biggest holiday – Thanksgiving!  We're ranking traditional Thanksgiving foods to determine the best and the worst of the bunch.  No history this episode, just a good old fashioned battle between foods to see who comes out on top.  Which food will reach God tier status?  Which food will be the bottom of the barrel?  Listen now to find out!HighlightsA brief discussion of how Halloween went. A disagreement over what tier cranberry sauce belongs in.A last minute change in the rankings!Another edition of the classic dessert segment Shitty Old Recipes!  This one manages to have Erik almost completely stumped.
  1. Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods!
  2. Episode 14: Peanut Butter Cups!
  3. Episode 13: Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  4. Episode 12: Burritos
  5. Episode 11: Chicken Tikka Masala!

Next week we’re going off the cuff again and talking about whatever food related things cross our minds.  Have something you want us to discuss? Let us know in the comments here, on Facebook, Youtube, or Instagram, and maybe we’ll talk about it on a future episode of Deep Dish! Until then, stay hungry!

Deep Dish, Twisted Food History! – Episode 8: S’mores!

In this episode of Deep Dish, we hang out around the campfire and roast up some s’mores!  How long have we been roasting marshmallows around fires?  Did the person who wrote down the s’mores recipe have the best Girl Scout leader name?  You’ll have to listen to find out!

Highlights

  • A brief trip down memory lane of school cafeterias/school lunches.
  • The history of s’mores basically stops at the invention of s’mores because they’re so perfect!  What else is there to talk about?
  • Marshmallows used to be medicine!? Well… sort of!
  • An insane deep-dive on one of the biggest fad-diet purveyors of all time, Sylvester Graham!
  • We finally praise England for one of their contributions to the culinary world!
  • A somewhat more recent edition of Shitty Old Recipes that tragically combines s’mores with hamburgers… (It’s as terrible as it sounds.)

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Pleeease spread the word about Deep Dish! Introduce your friends to it! We could all use a good laugh in today’s world, and this show should do the trick! If you can convince one of your friends to start listening, let us know! We might send you a present! Like cookies, or maybe even $5!

Plus, we’re all-ears for constructive criticism! So feel free to write in at poorcouplesfoodguide@gmail.com, or hit us up on Facebook and Instagram to let us know what you want more of and less of, in Deep Dish!

Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

In this off-topic episode we're getting ready for food's biggest holiday – Thanksgiving!  We're ranking traditional Thanksgiving foods to determine the best and the worst of the bunch.  No history this episode, just a good old fashioned battle between foods to see who comes out on top.  Which food will reach God tier status?  Which food will be the bottom of the barrel?  Listen now to find out!HighlightsA brief discussion of how Halloween went. A disagreement over what tier cranberry sauce belongs in.A last minute change in the rankings!Another edition of the classic dessert segment Shitty Old Recipes!  This one manages to have Erik almost completely stumped.
  1. Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods!
  2. Episode 14: Peanut Butter Cups!
  3. Episode 13: Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  4. Episode 12: Burritos
  5. Episode 11: Chicken Tikka Masala!

Next week we focus on a true dessert sandwich, after questioning if s’mores count as a sandwich. This tasty frozen treat was born in New York at the turn of the 20th century, before coming a fixture in freezers around the globe. Think you know what it is? Guess in the comments here, on Facebook, Youtube, or Instagram, and we’ll feature you on a future episode of Deep Dish! Until then, stay hungry