Spilled Milk



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 goand, regrettably, sometimes further.


  • Episode 494: Pho

    17/06/2021 Duración: 01h30s

    Today we embrace our late adopter identities and narrowly avoid time travel shenanigans as we take a deep dive in pho with our special guest, Andrea Nguyen. Through slap echoes and overnight simmers, we debate how to get bones and the existence of electric eels. Spoilers: baby head = meatball. Transcript Stop AAPI Hate  The Black and Brown Podcast Collective Spilled Milk Live! Recording The Pho Cookbook by Andrea Nguyen Viet World Kitchen Eating Viet Nam: Dispatches from a Blue Plastic Table by Graham Holliday  Mediterranean Moray Eel! The All Fantasy Everything podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 493: Onion Rings

    10/06/2021 Duración: 56min

    Today we reflect on mortality and geography with bowls of onion rings. While we ponder keg stands, The Pull Out Problem and copyrighted material, Molly demands Matthew's resignation. So get ready for our new spin-off, Spilled Vamp! Transcript Onion Loaf The Food Lab's Foolproof Onion Rings Recipe Scientific American Boston Baroque — "The Trumpet Shall Sound" from Handel's Messiah with Dashon Burton Scottish Highland Cattle John Denver & Plácido Domingo - Perhaps Love (1981) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 492: Sumac

    03/06/2021 Duración: 38min

    Today we are coming to you from Toni Negroni's house! We discuss ill conceived childhood shenanigans, human show jumping and sumac-ade before learning real things from our guest, Anas Atassi. Mr. Botany also makes an appearance along with more rodent adjacent creatures than Producer Abby is comfortable with. Transcript Sumac: Recipes and Stories by Anas Atassi Chuck the Prairie Dog Christine Mari  Patreon   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 491: Biscotti

    27/05/2021 Duración: 34min

    Welcome to The Biscotti Suggestion where we encounter colorful memories, surprise cameos and completist bakers all in attempt to find out how to say this word. After wondering about The World's Fair, we finally abandon the sea and go full land shark with undertones of diesel.   blobfish-shaped Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy by Alice Medrich Red Panda Meets With Raccoon Friend, Wanders Freely Around Zoo There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 490: Chili

    20/05/2021 Duración: 48min

    Welcome to Chili Chat, the non-definitive episode where we go deep and give up talking about chili very quickly. With a bit of help from Good Times and Great Oldies, we learn Viking hairstyling tips, celebrate Jane Fonda and discover Matthew's petting preferences. CH. Transcript We Are Magic Podcast Good Times, Great Oldies from Spotify Chili Madness cookbook Maggi Fix Chili con Carne  NPR Kitchen Sisters story - The Chili Queens of San Antonio Penzeys Spices If you sit on the cat island, you will be surrounded by cats in no time. Hanif Abdurraqib on On Being Object of Sound podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 489: Colanders

    13/05/2021 Duración: 46min

    Today our brains are off and we've got 3 pages of "information" to get through, or "panning for gold" as we like to call it. We declare our allegiances, tease a sequel and discover a palimpsest until eventually veering into toilet paper territory. Be very careful not to scuff your noodles on the way out.   Spilled Milk Live! Simply Julia by Julia Turshen A beaver eats cabbage at its desk The Address Book, Deirdre Mask See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 488: Congee / Jook

    06/05/2021 Duración: 50min

    Today we meet cute and crush you with love as we extol the wisdom of Harold McGee and discover what is controlling Molly's congee consumption. Our very special guest, Hetty McKinnon "The Rogue Cook", shares her stories of jook past and encourages us to break kitchen rules.  Transcript Spilled Milk Live! Congee Character Hetty McKinnon Peddler Journal The House Specials Podcasts To Asia with Love cookbook Brown rice and quinoa congee with shiitake and ginger Hetty McKinnon's brown rice congee with chilli oil and crispy kale Fiona the baby hippo Steady Holiday’s Tiny Desk Concert Min Jin Lee in NYT See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 487: Mozzarella Sticks

    29/04/2021 Duración: 42min

    Today we wander the halls of depressing cuisine and end up in the dungeons. As we wander, we wonder: What is a snack? Are The Great Lakes actually great? Where did all the elephant ears go? Then we finally we discuss stretchable fried dough, pastry coffins and much more. This episode is stamped: Seasoned Breadcrumbs! Transcript Spilled Milk Live! Dio - Holy Diver (Official Music Video) Food.com recipe Giada de Laurentiis recipe Bon Appetit’s recipe Sugar gliders Black Mountain Radio Podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 486: Korean Rice Cakes / Tteok

    22/04/2021 Duración: 47min

    Welcome to the next installment of The Rice Cakes Trilogy where we discuss gleaming robes, borax and fake origin stories. We are joined by special guest Michelle Zauner who explains the sensuality of raw salmon and a new way to eat Cheetos. Finally, we discover just how many life lessons we can learn from meerkats.  Transcript Spilled Milk Live! Michelle Zauner Virtual Book Tour "Crying in H Mart" by Michelle Zauner Japanese Breakfast   Single "Be Sweet" Pitchfork article Tteokbokki Town Aaron and Claire Maangchi Za’atar Cacio e Pepe from Ottolenghi Meerkats Cissy’s Art Cafe stickers Point of Origin   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 484: Bell Peppers

    08/04/2021 Duración: 49min

    Today we work on our dramatic biting skills and try to joke about public services retirement credit as we discover what its like inside Molly's mouth. We decide that fajitas are fun and that this episode is mildly interesting, but We Never Laugh at Bell Peppers! Be sure to stick around for Matthew's Movie Reviews and a new workout idea. Transcript Live Show Online! Rosy Maple Moth Memorial by Bryan Washington  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 483: Chicken Nuggets

    01/04/2021 Duración: 47min

    Get curated with us and discover your nuggets. Today we meet Wolverine and Johnny Scissorhands as we encounter reconstituted chicken product, get into some classic tangents and invent a new game. Transcript Molly's Workshop - Taking Happiness Seriously Nico the baby seal (start at 5:00) Why Won't You Date Me with Nicole Byer @chinatownpretty See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 482: Rice Cakes

    25/03/2021 Duración: 41min

    Today's show is shot from a gun and involves much casual interweaving. As we discuss rice cakes, we wonder if this is a diet thing and is there a top and a bottom? With the help of niblicks, metal depressions and dewlaps we reach a conclusion on how to know if your kid is a serial killer and what is a legit snack. Neither None nor All. Transcript "The Rise and Fall of the Quaker Rice Cake"   Cocoa Puff, a Flemish giant rabbit Now but Wow! The Food Truck Scholar Podcast  The Book of Delights by Ross Gay    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 481: Puffed Products

    18/03/2021 Duración: 46min

    Today we dive deep into the concept of popcorn as we discuss these extruded snack things. We miss sofa naps as we wonder how edible a mesh bag is and how many segments an arthropod has. Always Real and NO substitutions! Transcript How Popchips are made  Cute Animal  Dumpling the Puffer Fish  Now but Wow! The Book of Delights by Ross Gay   Add to Cart Podcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 480: Knife Skills

    11/03/2021 Duración: 55min

    Today we go to The Trouble and become fire curious as we discuss carrot cubes, chimney sweeps and knife skills. By the shores of Peach Creek and Silver Lake, we get into some mince mocking and wonder if Sexy is actually Back. As we always say: Comfy Knife Comfy Life! Transcript FANTI Podcast  Knife Skills video    Molly's Knives RyuSen Blazen santoku knife German Breakfast Knife    Matthew's Knives Masamoto VG10, 240mm  Tojiro DP Honesuki    Cute Animal - Sneezing quokka   Now but Wow! Twilight's Kiss  Victoria Monét’s single F.U.C.K. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 479: Fish Sauce

    04/03/2021 Duración: 54min

    Welcome to The Adventures of Jim Sandwich and Ocean Scumby! Today we wonder what 79 would mean as we learn that fish sauce is much more than it smells. We welcome special guest Pailin Chongchitnant back to the show and a dark secret is revealed before we debate cuteness levels. Transcript Matthew's second-ever published food article Giant River Otter of South America Red Boat Fish Sauce  Squid Fish Sauce  Mega Chef Fish Sauce  Tom Yum Soup Corn Cucumber Salad Hot Thai Kitchen  Pailin's Kitchen  Molly's Butternut Squash Soup Julia Child's Souffle  Sweet and Spicy Pepper Stew  A Pho Love Story  Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 478: Scones

    25/02/2021 Duración: 45min

    Get ready to pull em out and warm em up. We're coming to you straight from Matthew's bed where we learn about difficult doughs, Old Earth and Hotels from Yore and Yonder. Welcome to Spilled Milk: Unscripted. Transcript Matthew's Scones  Orangette Scones blog post  Scottish Scones Oat Scones  Whole Wheat Date Scones  Cute Animal Purple swamphen Chef/activist Clarence Kwan’s antiracist zine “Chinese Protest Recipes” @thegodofcookery   Money Ha Ha Podcast Amazonians See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 477: Peanuts

    18/02/2021 Duración: 43min

    Today we visit The Boil Belt and cross a fine line to discuss nutmeats, groundnuts and goobers. We use a lot of official sounding words, tell some boring stories and introduce you to Mister Edymology as we learn the correct pronunciation of "legume". Transcript Hank the Cave Peanut These Precious Days By Ann Patchett Cyclist meets family of skunks Hostess Mascots See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 476: M&M's

    11/02/2021 Duración: 57min

    Welcome to our longest and most self-helpy episode ever as we display crazy self control and then begin a dance of intimacy. It's Molly vs the Superfluous Apostrophe as we discuss living down the hatch, candy in wartime and when we should eat our own faces. Transcript Baby Malaysian Tapir from a Singapore zoo See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 475: Yakisoba

    04/02/2021 Duración: 30min

    Today we hope that the second time is the charm as we welcome Guest Listener Kayoko to chat with us about yakisoba. We discover how this dish is like a sloppy joe, Molly's thimble obsession and that Matthew is a monster. On an unrelated note: we vow to never again record at night. Transcript Reddit  Just One Cookbook  Jeopardy Earth at Night  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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