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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!


  • 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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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!

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