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PCFG Deep Dish Podcast – Episode 2: Hamburgers!

In this episode, we take a look at one of the most iconic foods in American history, hamburgers! Find out how a disgusting hockey puck of raw meat and bread turned into a beloved BBQ favorite! Then discover its path from a country-fair staple to fast food icon and more!

Highlights

  • Happy Birthday to Charlie, the Westie! He turned 1 this week! Oh, and America also celebrated its birthday too.
  • The invention of the modern hamburger is really confusing.
  • The invention of the modern cheeseburger is… also really confusing.
  • Americans are fat. Japanese are whacky. What else is new?
  • Shitty Old Recipes makes its debut, with, well, an overwhelmingly shitty recipe. Ever thought about adding sugar to mashed potatoes? No. Of course you haven’t, cuz you’re not a monster.

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Episode 2: Hamburgers! Poor Couple's Food Guide

In this episode, we take a look at one of the most iconic foods in American history, hamburgers! Find out how a disgusting hockey puck of raw meat and bread turned into a beloved BBQ favorite! Then discover its path from a country-fair staple to fast food icon and more! 

Next week’s episode features an another American classic, albeit one that’s more of a regional favorite. If you’re from NY or the tri-state area, odds are you’ve eaten it at almost every wedding, graduation, communion, and every other formal event you’ve ever been to!
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!

PCFG Deep Dish Podcast – Episode 1: Irish Soda Bread!

After months of teasing and procrastination, PCFG is finally unveiling its new project, the Poor Couple’s Food Guide Deep Dish Podcast! Tired of informative murder porn shows? Getting sick of all your podcasts being about serial killers? Listen to Meg and Erik give you a crash course on food history! Each episode focuses on a specific food or dish and takes a deep-dive look at its origins, history, and how it developed into the modern version we know it as today.

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!

In the premiere episode of PCFG Deep Dish Podcast, Erik and Meg take a look at Irish Soda Bread. Discover the origins of this humble, easy, little bread loaf, and how it came to become a St. Patrick’s Day favorite!

To download, click here!
To watch on Youtube, click here!
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Episode 2: Hamburgers! Poor Couple's Food Guide

In this episode, we take a look at one of the most iconic foods in American history, hamburgers! Find out how a disgusting hockey puck of raw meat and bread turned into a beloved BBQ favorite! Then discover its path from a country-fair staple to fast food icon and more! 
  1. Episode 2: Hamburgers!
  2. Episode 1: Irish Soda Bread

Highlights

  • Despite its name, it’s not actually Irish!
  • British food is bad.
  • The Irish Potato Famine sucked.
  • No, really, the potato famine really sucked.
  • Soda bread makes a comeback because of internet idiots!

Next week’s episode features an American classic, possibly one of the most iconic dishes in the history of the United States, whose origins trace back all the way to Genghis Khan carrying it on horseback! 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!

In Memoriam of The Colonel: Releasing a Legend, Back to the Universe

As many of our family and friends are aware, this Sunday, the world lost an icon. The Colonel was a dog that many of us thought would live forever. But sadly he passed away in his home, at the age of 14 due to complications with an ongoing infection he’d been battling for months. So many people, even outside our own circle, have had their lives touched by that beautiful creature, and many know his story. But in case you didn’t know, take a seat, and learn about how this dog went on to experience a richer, fuller life, than most of us humans will ever live.

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We Can Do It Better – How to Make a Homemade Shamrock Shake!

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and people are gearing up for the one day of the year they can get away with getting drunk at 10:00AM. However, for many others, the season of St. Paddy means something else (and I’m not just talking about non-stop listening to their Dropkick Murphys/Flogging Molly playlist). Of course, I’m referring to the almighty Shamrock Shake!

Photo Credit: Todd Van Hoosear

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Pizza Lab #47: Smokey Autumn Squash Pizza

As the Fall draws to a close and we all curse under our breath about the impending cold, let’s take one dip into the pool of delicious Autumnal foodstuffs. Pizza Lab has experimented with pumpkins before, but to avoid repetitiveness we went for a more alternate take on the edible gourd, and used a butternut squash instead. There was a point where we actually had trouble thinking up an overarching theme besides just “Fall” but we eventually decided to toss in some smokey flavors since it seemed like a nice complement. Oh, and also because we recently bought a food smoker and smoked meats are reeeeeeally good.

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