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Deep Dish, Twisted Food History! – Podcast Episode 17: Off-Topic! Christmas Special!

Join us as we go off-topic in this holly-jolly Christmas edition of Deep Dish! Highlights include… 

Highlights

  • We go a bit overboard with Advent calendars this year. (Hint, there’s two of us, and FIVE calendars)
  • We discuss the abomination that is pizza-flavored candy canes.
  • Inexplicably, pizza candy canes isn’t even the worst variety that we talk about in this episode…
  • A very special holiday edition of Shitty Old Recipes, with TWO unthinkable nightmare dishes! (One of which looks like something that you dragged out from underneath your car.)

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Episode 19: Off Topic! Super Bowl Foods By State! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

In this off-topic episode of Deep Dish, we look at another Google Trends map which shows some interesting search results from different U.S. states related to what kinda Super Bowl foods they're looking to make! After this, we tear apart an op-ed written by possibly the richest, most spoiled douchebag on Planet Earth, who published an entire article complaining that his vacation to Hawaii, in the middle of a pandemic, had to be cancelled. We finish up with a mind-boggling edition of Shitty Old Recipes which makes up for its short ingredient list by being truly confusing.
  1. Episode 19: Off Topic! Super Bowl Foods By State!
  2. Episode 18: Gingerbread Men!
  3. Episode 17: Off Topic! Christmas Special!
  4. Episode 16: Chili Con Carne!
  5. Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods!

Deep Dish, Twisted Food History! – Podcast Episode 16: Chili Con Carne!

In this edition of Deep Dish, we investigate the pinnacle of Tex-Mex cuisine, chili con carne. Learn about how it came out of the complicated history of Mexico and Texas, before spreading to the rest of the U.S. 
This week, we also bring on a special guest for the very first time in Deep Dish! A longtime friend of the show, Patrick R., a born and bred Texan, shows up for the latter half of the ep to tell us all about how much Texas loves its chili.

Highlights

  • Chili peppers have been farmed for almost ten thousand years, which is crazy to think about! Take that, paleo diet!
  • Despite its reputation as a Texas treasure, chili actually has a surprisingly international origin story? South America, Spain, Texas, and even Germany all played a part in its creation!
  • Ghost peppers are really, REALLY freaking spicy. 
  • Modern chili has a bunch of different variations ranging from the pasta-paired Cincinnati Chili to Sonic the Hedgehog’s favorite, chili dogs. 
  • We debut a brand new Dessert section game, “Pokemon or Medicine?” …it’s exactly what it sounds like.

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Please rate us on RateThisPodcast, using this link! Good reviews help Deep Dish’s audience grow, and we could all use a good laugh in today’s world! Plus, spread the word and let your friends know!

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 19: Off Topic! Super Bowl Foods By State! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

In this off-topic episode of Deep Dish, we look at another Google Trends map which shows some interesting search results from different U.S. states related to what kinda Super Bowl foods they're looking to make! After this, we tear apart an op-ed written by possibly the richest, most spoiled douchebag on Planet Earth, who published an entire article complaining that his vacation to Hawaii, in the middle of a pandemic, had to be cancelled. We finish up with a mind-boggling edition of Shitty Old Recipes which makes up for its short ingredient list by being truly confusing.
  1. Episode 19: Off Topic! Super Bowl Foods By State!
  2. Episode 18: Gingerbread Men!
  3. Episode 17: Off Topic! Christmas Special!
  4. Episode 16: Chili Con Carne!
  5. Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods!

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 19: Off Topic! Super Bowl Foods By State! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

In this off-topic episode of Deep Dish, we look at another Google Trends map which shows some interesting search results from different U.S. states related to what kinda Super Bowl foods they're looking to make! After this, we tear apart an op-ed written by possibly the richest, most spoiled douchebag on Planet Earth, who published an entire article complaining that his vacation to Hawaii, in the middle of a pandemic, had to be cancelled. We finish up with a mind-boggling edition of Shitty Old Recipes which makes up for its short ingredient list by being truly confusing.
  1. Episode 19: Off Topic! Super Bowl Foods By State!
  2. Episode 18: Gingerbread Men!
  3. Episode 17: Off Topic! Christmas Special!
  4. Episode 16: Chili Con Carne!
  5. Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods!

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 19: Off Topic! Super Bowl Foods By State! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

In this off-topic episode of Deep Dish, we look at another Google Trends map which shows some interesting search results from different U.S. states related to what kinda Super Bowl foods they're looking to make! After this, we tear apart an op-ed written by possibly the richest, most spoiled douchebag on Planet Earth, who published an entire article complaining that his vacation to Hawaii, in the middle of a pandemic, had to be cancelled. We finish up with a mind-boggling edition of Shitty Old Recipes which makes up for its short ingredient list by being truly confusing.
  1. Episode 19: Off Topic! Super Bowl Foods By State!
  2. Episode 18: Gingerbread Men!
  3. Episode 17: Off Topic! Christmas Special!
  4. Episode 16: Chili Con Carne!
  5. Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods!

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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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 19: Off Topic! Super Bowl Foods By State! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

In this off-topic episode of Deep Dish, we look at another Google Trends map which shows some interesting search results from different U.S. states related to what kinda Super Bowl foods they're looking to make! After this, we tear apart an op-ed written by possibly the richest, most spoiled douchebag on Planet Earth, who published an entire article complaining that his vacation to Hawaii, in the middle of a pandemic, had to be cancelled. We finish up with a mind-boggling edition of Shitty Old Recipes which makes up for its short ingredient list by being truly confusing.
  1. Episode 19: Off Topic! Super Bowl Foods By State!
  2. Episode 18: Gingerbread Men!
  3. Episode 17: Off Topic! Christmas Special!
  4. Episode 16: Chili Con Carne!
  5. Episode 15: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods!

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!