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Deep Dish, Twisted Food History! – Episode 13: History of Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

In this episode of Deep Dish, take a look at the cultural phenomenon that is pumpkin spice lattes! Did Starbucks actually invent them? Are pumpkin pie spice products supposed to actually contain pumpkin?  What spices actually ARE “pumpkin spice”?!  Listen now to find out!

Highlights

  • Meg makes a confession about her relationship to this week’s topic.
  • An overview of what exactly constitutes a basic bitch.
  • An in-depth look at the spices that make up pumpkin spice  – and no discussion of lattes because well…we forgot.  
  • We put in the work and research to finally determine, shockingly, there are over 60 pumpkin spice products released by major brands in the last twenty years!
  • Another edition of Review Roast! that roasts reviews for Roast!  (It’s not as confusing 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 time we’ll be serving up a special Halloween edition of Deep Dish! We’ll be looking at a beloved treat that everyone hopes they get in their jack-o-lantern bucket. It’s the perfect blend of salty and sweet, and has become a beloved flavor combo. Think you know what it is? Guess in the comments, and if you get it right, we’ll give you a great big shoutout in a future episode! Until then, stay hungry!

Deep Dish, Twisted Food History! – Episode 12: History of Burritos!

In this super-stuffed episode of Deep Dish, we do a deep dive on all things burrito-related! How long have people been eating tortillas? What the hell is nixtamalization? Why is Taco Bell getting rid of all its menu?! All these answers and more await, if you can stomach this 2-hour-long behemoth!

Highlights

  • Erik makes a confession about their dark past, as a Taco Bell addict.
  • Corn and tortillas have been around for a long time. A lonnnnnnng, long time. Like, a REALLY long time.
  • Exactly when did burritos get invented? That’s a tough question. When did they first enter our lexicon? Well, it started off in a Mexican dictionary!
  • Chipotle sucks. Chipotle is really stupid. We don’t like Chipotle. Find out why!
  • Another edition of Review Roast! for our favorite dim sum place, defending Red Tiger Dumpling House in Stonybrook from review trolls! (Spoilers: A lot of racists eat at Chinese restaurants!)

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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 time we’ll be serving up an episode focused solely around a single type of drink. This seasonal-favorite was invented in the early 2000s, but its origins go wayyy further back than that, thanks to its ingredients being a variety of rustic, long-cherished spices. Think you know what it is? Guess in the comments, and if you get it right, we’ll give you a great big shoutout in a future episode! Until then, stay hungry!

Deep Dish, Twisted Food History! – Episode 10: Off Topic! Weird Anniversary Gift Traditions, The Hamptons, Audio Issues!

In this off-week edition of Deep Dish, we discuss our Labor Day weekend, which included our very first wedding anniversary! We also play another round of Shitty Old Recipes! 

Highlights include…

  • We discuss our Labor Day weekend, briefly going over what “The Hamptons” actually means.  How many Hamptons are there? Are they actually ritzy?
  • Speaking of ritzy, we take some time looking over the list of traditional wedding anniversary gifts, and some of them are a bit, uh, abstract. (How does one give “fire” as a gift?)
  • Despite some audio problems, we delve into perhaps the nastiest meal we’ve done yet, in Shitty Old Recipes! Hint: Combine fruity Jello with things that should NEVER be combined with fruity Jello)

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To listen on Spotify, click here!
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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’ll be your best friends forever.

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’ll take a look at a true rarity in the food world, a British favorite dish that’s actually good! This popular curry has a disputed origin story that ranges from India, to Bangladesh, to Scotland! Think you know what it is? Send in your guesses, and if you’re right, we’ll feature you in an upcoming episode!

Deep Dish, Twisted Food History! – Episode 7: Lemonade!

Deep Dish is back! After our brief hiatus to collect feedback, we’ve returned with our best episode yet. This week, we discuss the surprisingly ancient history of lemonade! Where did lemons come from? What’s an ade? Your answers await!

Highlights

  • Lemons actually originate from a cool, old lineage of citrus fruits that sound like something from a shonen anime!
  • Erik and Meg are in an incredibly anti-government mood thanks to an unfortunate letter from the IRS. Where’s Ron Paul when you need him?
  • On that note, Erik and Meg officially decide they hate the federal government more than annoying children.
  • If you have a foot fetish, then boy are you going to like the origins of pink lemonade!
  • Another edition of Review Roast takes place, defending Brickhouse Brewery & Restaurant of Patchogue, from review trolls… some of which sound like they were written by an 18th century playwright, bizarrely.

To download, click here!
To watch on Youtube, click here!
To listen on Spotify, click here!
RSS Link for your favorite player: https://feed.podbean.com/poorcouplesfoodguide/feed.xml

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’ll be focusing on one of the truest summertime treats that exist, though strangely only in America! These toasty, campfire favorites are simple, yet satisfying. Think you know what it is? Write in or comment with your guesses, and if you’re correct, we’ll give you a great bit shout-out in a future episode!

Until then, stay hungry!

PCFG Deep Dish Podcast – Episode 6: Off-Topic!

Following our trial run of five episodes, we’ve decided to do a bonus episode while we work on taking your feedback and suggestions for the future of Deep Dish! This episode is a bonus, so there’s no topic, no research, just laughs and food talk!

Highlights

  • Camping food is awesome! We share some tips for campfire cookouts and what to make!
  • PCFG Erik and Meg visit the new Lidl grocery store that opened recently! As the Germans tend to be, their grocery stores are efficient and clean.
  • Speaking of Germany, Shitty Old Recipes returns with a recipe that combines chocolate cake with… fermented cabbage. Brilliant.

To download, click here!
To watch on Youtube, click here!
To listen on Spotify, click here!
RSS Link for your favorite player: https://feed.podbean.com/poorcouplesfoodguide/feed.xml

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!

We’re all-ears for constructive criticism! So please write in to 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 7 will be back to normal, once we get some more feedback on the show! Until then, stay hungry!