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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.

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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’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.

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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!

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!

PCFG Deep Dish Podcast – Episode 5: Flan!

In this episode of Deep Dish, we take you all the way back to Ancient Rome where everybody’s favorite jiggly custard dessert, flan, was first created! Go on a mystical flan journey that spans several millenia, multiple civilizations collapsing, and all leading up to Japan creating versions of the dish that are larger than your face!

Highlights

  • Flan has a lot of different names! And as usual, Britain gets it wrong.
  • Boobs. Loooots and lots of boob references in an episode about one of the bounciest desserts in the world.
  • The original recipes for flan kinda suck. They contained olive oil. And that wasn’t even the worst ingredient.
  • Flan is a surprisingly international food! There’s SO many variations of it out there, and so many ways to serve and eat it.
  • A very special edition of Shitty Old Recipes takes place, where, in the spirit of jiggly jiggly flan, we look through some old Jell-o mold abominations from the 1960s. They’re uh, they’re pretty bad.

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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!

This wraps up our trial-run of Deep Dish! We’re looking for any feedback or constructive criticism to help improve the show! Please reach out and drop us a line, to let us know about things you liked, things you didn’t like, any any general comments on the show!

We’ll be sure to give updates on when we’re recording new episodes, so in the meantime, follow us on Instagram, @poorcouplesfoodguide – https://www.instagram.com/poorcouplesfoodguide/ and be sure to check out any updates on Facebook as well. Until then, stay hungry, folks!

PCFG Deep Dish Podcast – Episode 4: Banana Bread!

In this episode of Deep Dish, we discuss the incredibly specific circumstances that led to banana bread’s creation in the early 1900s! This sweet, quickbread seems so simple, but there’s more to it than just someone thinking banana-flavored bread was be a good idea!

Highlights

  • New York is STILL hot as hell. But PCFG Erik and PCFG Meg power through for the good of food!
  • Bananas actually have something in common with… plutonium?
  • If you liked our history lesson on the Irish Potato Famine, then you’ll love our coverage of the Great Depression. (As much as one can “love” hearing about one of the most horrific times in American history…)
  • People use banana bread as a means to bake “healthy” desserts, but let’s be real, desserts aren’t supposed to be healthy. They’re dessert.
  • We debut our first edition of Review Roast! In this episode, we defend our favorite burrito joint from troll reviews that range from “You sound like a entitled douchebag” to “You don’t understand how food works.”

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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!

Next week we’ll be serving up the fifth and final episode of this initial trial-run of Deep Dish. Our last topic is an interesting one, featuring a dessert which was invented by the Holy Roman Empire, lasted through millenia and multiple civilizations collapsing, only to land itself in Japan, where a Pokemon was named after it.

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 3: Penne Alla Vodka!

In this episode, we take a look at a true New York favorite, penne alla vodka. This rich, creamy, vodka-infused pasta dish has a disputed origin with some people claiming it was invented in Italy, and some saying it was invented state-side! Which was it? Listen to find out!

Highlights

  • New York is hot as HELL this week! Speaking of New York, PCFG Erik can’t help but let their inner New Yorker burst forth and take over!
  • Penne alla vodka is only about as old as the internet…? Seriously?
  • Fire. SO much fire.
  • Who the frig is Gigi Hadid and why is she cooking penne alla vodka on TikTok? Also, cue millenial rant about TikTok in 3..2..1…
  • Another round of Shitty Old Recipes takes us to possibly one of the worst cookie recipes of all time! (Is it fair to even call them “cookies”??)

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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!

Next week we’ll be serving up a dish that’s similar to our first episode’s topic soda bread, though this one’s an interesting one because it’s a lot younger, only existing for about 100 years, kinda like hamburgers.  It straddles the line between sweet treat dessert, and legitimate breakfast bread that you can enjoy on the go without feeling like a shlub. Think you know what it is?
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!