Category Archives: Deep Dish!

All posts relating to Deep Dish! the official podcast of Poor Couple’s Food Guide.

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 14: Peanut Butter Cups! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

Join us for a special Halloween edition of Deep Dish in which we discuss cherished Halloween memories, and look into the sweet 'n' salty history of peanut butter cups! We also take a peek at some seasonally-appropriate news stories about licorice killing people, stupid 2020 trick-or-treat ideas, and the age old myth of poison candy that doesn't exist!Happy Halloween, everyone! Stay spooky! (And hungry!)
  1. Episode 14: Peanut Butter Cups!
  2. Episode 13: Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  3. Episode 12: Burritos
  4. Episode 11: Chicken Tikka Masala!
  5. Episode 10: Off Topic! Weird Anniversary Gift Traditions, The Hamptons, Audio Issues!

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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To watch on Youtube, 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 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 14: Peanut Butter Cups! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

Join us for a special Halloween edition of Deep Dish in which we discuss cherished Halloween memories, and look into the sweet 'n' salty history of peanut butter cups! We also take a peek at some seasonally-appropriate news stories about licorice killing people, stupid 2020 trick-or-treat ideas, and the age old myth of poison candy that doesn't exist!Happy Halloween, everyone! Stay spooky! (And hungry!)
  1. Episode 14: Peanut Butter Cups!
  2. Episode 13: Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  3. Episode 12: Burritos
  4. Episode 11: Chicken Tikka Masala!
  5. Episode 10: Off Topic! Weird Anniversary Gift Traditions, The Hamptons, Audio Issues!

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 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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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 14: Peanut Butter Cups! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

Join us for a special Halloween edition of Deep Dish in which we discuss cherished Halloween memories, and look into the sweet 'n' salty history of peanut butter cups! We also take a peek at some seasonally-appropriate news stories about licorice killing people, stupid 2020 trick-or-treat ideas, and the age old myth of poison candy that doesn't exist!Happy Halloween, everyone! Stay spooky! (And hungry!)
  1. Episode 14: Peanut Butter Cups!
  2. Episode 13: Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  3. Episode 12: Burritos
  4. Episode 11: Chicken Tikka Masala!
  5. Episode 10: Off Topic! Weird Anniversary Gift Traditions, The Hamptons, Audio Issues!

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 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 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’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 14: Peanut Butter Cups! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

Join us for a special Halloween edition of Deep Dish in which we discuss cherished Halloween memories, and look into the sweet 'n' salty history of peanut butter cups! We also take a peek at some seasonally-appropriate news stories about licorice killing people, stupid 2020 trick-or-treat ideas, and the age old myth of poison candy that doesn't exist!Happy Halloween, everyone! Stay spooky! (And hungry!)
  1. Episode 14: Peanut Butter Cups!
  2. Episode 13: Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  3. Episode 12: Burritos
  4. Episode 11: Chicken Tikka Masala!
  5. Episode 10: Off Topic! Weird Anniversary Gift Traditions, The Hamptons, Audio Issues!

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 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!

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 14: Peanut Butter Cups! Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

Join us for a special Halloween edition of Deep Dish in which we discuss cherished Halloween memories, and look into the sweet 'n' salty history of peanut butter cups! We also take a peek at some seasonally-appropriate news stories about licorice killing people, stupid 2020 trick-or-treat ideas, and the age old myth of poison candy that doesn't exist!Happy Halloween, everyone! Stay spooky! (And hungry!)
  1. Episode 14: Peanut Butter Cups!
  2. Episode 13: Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  3. Episode 12: Burritos
  4. Episode 11: Chicken Tikka Masala!
  5. Episode 10: Off Topic! Weird Anniversary Gift Traditions, The Hamptons, Audio Issues!

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!