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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 13: Pumpkin Spice Lattes Deep Dish: Twisted Food History!

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!HighlightsMeg 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).

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!

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

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!HighlightsMeg 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).
  1. Episode 13: Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  2. Episode 12: Burritos
  3. Episode 11: Chicken Tikka Masala!
  4. Episode 10: Off Topic! Weird Anniversary Gift Traditions, The Hamptons, Audio Issues!
  5. Episode 9: Ice Cream Sandwiches!

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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Test the Recipe: Blueberry Muffins

“Test the Recipe” is a recurring column on PCFG where we test vintage (anything published before 1990) recipes and see if they stand the test of time or need updating. In this post we test the recipe as exactly as possible for the most accurate outcomes. Those recipes that need updating will be featured later in a “We Can Do It Better” post.

It’s been a while since my last Test The Recipe post, but I decided I wanted the next edition to be a breakfast one.  After a recent trip to the city, I’ve had blueberry muffins on my mind.  So it was off to the old cookbooks to see if I could find an old blueberry muffin recipe to test.  I found one in the McCall’s Cook Book from 1963.  This book is huge and has pretty much everything in it.  It’s actually kind of two recipes since they first offer a basic recipe and then offer variations, one of which, luckily for me, is blueberry.  I’m a big fan of muffins because they’re easy to make and can then also provide a breakfast option for the rest of the week.

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Smoothie Sunday: Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothie

It’s now officially fall which means it’s seasonally appropriate to start eating pumpkin again!  It also means that Smoothie Sunday is coming to a close for the year.  But they’ll be back again next year!  But for now we’re winding down with a yummy fall themed smoothie.  I’ve made a couple of smoothies that use overnight oatmeal before, and that makes up the base of this smoothie as well.  It does require a bit of advanced planning (I myself actually almost forgot to get the oatmeal ready last night) but it’s worth it.  This smoothie is super creamy and really filling.  It’s a nice hearty smoothie to get you through those early fall mornings.

 

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(Most of) What you’ll need.

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