Spilled Milk

Food & Cooking Podcasts

Every week on Spilled Milk, writers/comedians Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton start with a food-related topic, from apples to winter squash, and run with it as far as they can go—and, regrettably, sometimes further.


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Every week on Spilled Milk, writers/comedians Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton start with a food-related topic, from apples to winter squash, and run with it as far as they can go—and, regrettably, sometimes further.




Episode 579: What's in Your Pantry?

Today we provide blueprints to our kitchens and reveal our most prized possessions as we channel The Hamburglar. Everything is fine (and surprisingly disorienting) as we share what's on the counter, what's tucked away and when we do (and don't) look out the window. Smitten Kitchen Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix Molly's Now but Wow! - Death of an Artist podcast Support Spilled Milk Podcast! Molly's Substack Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit


Episode 578: Beef Bourguignon

We enter the long, cold season with too much metal talk, pirate carolers and some Burgundy beef. Thanks to Producer Abby's extreme editing skills, we learn about the un-apeeling nature of having a human body, brother roasts and The Whole Franco and not about Molly's opinion of Taylor Swift. Episode 379: MSG Episode 556: Bistro Night Boeuf Bourguignon Wild Salmon Seafood Market Matthew's Now but Wow! - “Kill Bill” by SZA Matthew's Single - Cornerstones Support Spilled Milk...


Episode 577: Japanese Convenience Stores with Dre Babinski

Today we encounter sus birds and new nicknames as we chat about the life saving konbini. Listen as we jingle a jingle, chat with a real musician and and learn more than we wanted to about supply chains. Matthew and Molly tease upcoming adventures, a new island and their predictions for tin trends in 2023. Google Map spot where Matthew and December ate Dre Babinski aka Steady Holiday Steady Holiday Instagram Steady Holiday Tiny Desk Concert Support Spilled Milk Podcast! Molly's...


Episode 576: Eleven Hot Foods

This episode is unique in that we just made it up and are going for it. Join us in the buffet of the mind as we sip on hot coffee (until it gets cold) and wonder "What is a metaphor?" and "Who is a hot snack?". We discuss Pet Steves, ear smells and carnal acrobatics before saying "Yum" to the non-gaunt and haunted Tom Hanks. Hot Toddy Hot Fudge Recipe STIR-FRIED MINCED BEEF WITH CHILES AND BASIL Episode 4: Romantic Food Episode 160: Cheap Beer Matthew's Now but Wow - Spellling,...


Episode 575: Fast Food Favorites

We're rusty at this recording thing, but it us. We're recounting hit internet memes and wonder what is a time as we tackle the topic of F cubed. We visit the Bedroom Neighborhood which is located just East of Western and provides frosty flavors, speeding tickets and exercise tips. Whatcha Snackin? Peek Freans Pirate CookiesTheo's Milk ChocolateMolly's Now but Wow - Carl Phillips, My Trade Is Mystery Molly's In-person writing workshops Support Spilled Milk Podcast! Molly's...


Episode 574: Figs

Today, Matthew is in Calgary while Molly delivers a thesis on Figs as they dodge experts, wasps and grocer's itch. We play hard to get as we attempt to deliver injections of knowledge before inventing a new game and identifying the works of Gustav Klimt. Matthew's Now but Wow! - The Weekly Grief, a Substack newsletter by Thu-Huong Ha Water Serpents II Support Spilled Milk Podcast! Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit


Episode 573: Oat Milk

Merry Oat Milk Day! Today we confront crusty carpets, non-human milks and workshop some cocktail ideas as we attempt to stay on topic for more than 2 consecutive minutes. We learn about Aunt Millicent's footwear and wonder what groats are and if chicken have nipples. Episode 35: Scary Food II Episode 19: Scary Food Episode 150: Sour Cream Episode 208: Alternative Milks Tan Tan Ramen from Woks of Life Molly's Now but Wow! - Book Exploder Support Spilled Milk Podcast! Listen to our...


Episode 572: Philly Cheesesteaks

Get ready for some greasy entertainment. We begin with a disclaimer and a chance to experience Memory Lane in real time before chunking out and re-christening ourselves. We discover some silver linings to 2020 before Molly forgets information she should have remembered. Oh Crumbdigger! RockRecipes Rolls Recipe Driving Tour Philadelphia's Passyunk Square Hood Target Granola Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies Matthew's Now but Wow! - I Guess I Live Here Now, Claire Ahn Support Spilled Milk...


Episode 571: Smoked Salmon

Today we bring the drama right away as Molly accuses Matthew of an unforgivable crime. We attempt to remember our memory as we trawl for redundant desserts and encounter unexpected consequences as we swim against a current of knowledge. Molly's Now but Wow! - Kiese Laymon and Tressie McMillan Cottom on The Ezra Klein Show, November 9, 2021. “Two Acclaimed Writers on the Art of Revising Your Life.” 100 Cookies by Sarah Keiffer Support Spilled Milk Podcast! Molly's Substack Listen to...


Episode 570: Serrano Peppers

Today we are current on our vaccines and ready for some fiery (or not) rants. It is peak pico season as we get a visit from Mr. Botany and the Smurfs before begging for crackers. Eventually, we learn a lot, forget our ages and decide we're just here for the lollipops. Rick Bayless Roasted Tomatillo Salsa w/Serranos MATTHEW’S SPICY SAUTEED CORN Matthew's Now but Wow! - “Bad Habit” by Steve Lacy Support Spilled Milk Podcast! Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Molly's...


Episode 569: Fruit Leather

Today we are hungry for fruits and must settle for A Vague Shade of Brown. We wonder if our intelligence as been insulted as we discuss middle school tastes, stretch islands and metric fruit. Then, we rate our Endurance a 10 as we turn up the yellow flavor and look for some papyrus. How to Make Fruit Leather from Simply Recipes The Surprising, Secret Origins of Fruit Roll-Ups By Gabriella Gershenson Joray Fruit Rolls Molly's Now but Wow! - Diaspora Co Support Spilled Milk...


Episode 568: 7-Eleven Hot Foods

Field Trip! Today we partake of a disclaimer sandwich and A Big Bite. We eat a few items that are worse than average and text Toni Negroni before composing a new jingle on the spot. Oatmeal Carmelitas Cara-Sel Caramel Matthew's Now but Wow! - “Riders Catch a Little Too Much Air on a Detroit Slide” by Remy Tumin in the NYT Support Spilled Milk Podcast! Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit


Episode 567: Smoked Foods

Today we lick flames and are cured in the smook as we discuss the eating side of smoking. We are visited by Pliny the Elder and abandoned by the whiskey people before Matthew says the least interesting thing ever and faces the consequences. Molly's Now but Wow!: Keep Calm and Cook on with Julia Turshen: Food + Romance: Jasmine Guillory


Episode 566: Cilantro

Today we encounter more nature than usual as we go full on cilan. We discuss genetic mutations, ethnobotany and have to explain jokes before meeting up with Mr Numerology AND Mr Etymology. We then attempt to describe the taste of this herb while dodging papyrus texts. In conclusion: more research is needed. Molly's Spring Chopped Salad Matthew's Now but Wow! - The Loophole, Naz Kutub Matthew's Dressing Process lime juice, shallot, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, cumin and 1/2 tsp salt in...


Episode 565: Gnocchi

Today we tackle pronunciation woes, vampires and sex packets to bring you our thoughts on Gnocchi. We go beyond Italy to discuss air hockey and other parlor games before jetting off on our groovy boards. Episode 486: Korean Rice Cakes / Tteok with Michelle Zauner Pasta’s Predecessor: The History of Gnocchi, Molly's Now but Wow! - Juliet Takes a Breath, by Gabby Rivera Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit


Episode 564: Dried Fruit Showdown

Today we're dressed in barrels and ready to traverse the Fertile Crescent looking for raisin reasons and Western European Spreads. This is the Ultimate Showdown (or is it?) and after chatting aplicots and thermal sources we eventually reach the untimely demise of the show. Episode 205: Date Matthew's Now but Wow! - “Fast Food in China is a Whole Other World”, reported by Yoyo Chow for Goldthread. Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit


Episode 563: Travel Food 2 with Jon Gabrus

Today we're bringing you (drumroll please) The Destination! We've finally arrived and spill the tea with Special Guest Jon Gabrus about how to decide what to eat in a new location and why you can't miss Dumpy's. We discuss the delights of boring cities, what we're too old for and fire dancing before realizing that Matthew needs to get out more. Jon Gabrus Eater The Infatuation 101 Places to Party Before You Die Alicia Kennedy Matthew's Now but Wow! - Jobs for Girls with Artistic...


Episode 562: Hot Lettuce

The day has come and we are finally tackling the terrifying topic of Hot Lettuce. We name drop way too much as we discuss greens that grow with heads, platonic bed sharing and the danger of raw leaves. Get ready for the magic of the watery crunch. Hetty McKinnon's Stir-Fried Lettuce with Crispy Garlic and Fried Eggs Clarissa Wei’s Hong Kong-Style Romaine Lettuce with Oyster Sauce Cooked Lettuce with Oyster Sauce & Garlic from The Woks of Life Dinner A Love Story Newsletter Julia...


Episode 561: Hash Browns/Home Fries

We're Grand Slamming today as we discuss this evanescent dish and debate hard vs floppy and the torque required for the phantom sizzle. As we lift and toss we discover the joys of going halfsies and that language is weird Hash browns from Cook’s Illustrated John Thorne’s Serious Pig The Untold Truth Of Home Fries We did do an Avocado Episode: Episode 433: Avocados Molly's Now but Wow! - “Cheetos Flamin’ Hots Made Me Who I Am,” by Summer Kim Lee Listen to our spinoff show Dire...


Episode 560: Corn-Based Cereals

Rated NFX. This episode is kid-tested, Judy Amster approved. Temper your lust and your grains as we Jockey for Your Love discussing sexy mascots, drainage channels and masturbation malady cures (citation needed). We ask "Will it Flake?" as we warn against winking at your grocers and inflation. Tori Amos "Cornflake Girl" Hidden Jukebox Podcast Funny jungle land moving pictures booklet How corn flakes are made: YouTube video from Discovery UK Matthew's Now but Wow! - Phoenix Wright:...