Spilled Milk

Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton


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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Episode 183: Banana Bread

23:02 | Jul 9th, 2015

With more straddling and mashing than necessary, we present you with Banana Bread. Sure what the freezer does to a banana is unspeakable, but we go there. For the listeners. Through speckles, mush, chunks and MILFs, today's conversation will make you...Show More

Episode 380: Pregnancy Cravings

27:57 | Apr 11th

Today we bring you unfortunate accents, oral hygiene tips and some tales of Dorito Deficiency as we chat about pregnancy cravings. We also learn about the genetics of taste, Molly's new royal obsession and vampire lore. It is a pretty full episode. ...Show More

Episode 379: MSG

30:40 | Apr 4th

Get ready for the Salty Superheros! Today we get super science-ey yet again as we delve into that woefully misunderstood origin of flavor, MSG. We learn about the nocebo effect and palate concordance before starting a new religion. Support Spilled ...Show More

Episode 378: Frozen Fruit

41:03 | Mar 28th

Today we sample wild brick fruit at peak ripeness and return to Celestial Smoothies. We reminisce about Handsome Older Man Tony, newspaper shagging and raspberry coulis while wondering what it takes to be a mentor. Support Spilled MilkLinks:Stash...Show More

Episode 377: Sauerkraut

35:00 | Mar 21st

Today we discuss that favorite of moms everywhere, Sauerkraut. We learn about hot dogs in Vegas, CRISPR and what high rollers are. Get out the turkey gravy!Support Spilled MilkLinks:Homemade Fermented Sauerkraut Recipe | Serious EatsRoasted And Brais...Show More

Episode 376: Cheesy Puffs

39:16 | Mar 14th

Today we are confused but power through to find out just what cheesy puffs are. Molly remembers her history of cheese ball abuse as we discuss convening panels, oozing puffs and Superman trivia. Be sure to stick around for the Beautiful People of Fri...Show More

Episode 375: Savory Pancakes

31:40 | Mar 7th

Today we go down rabbit holes to discover lots of fat and history as we munch on pancakes of the savory variety. Along the way we wonder where we got this idea, encounter a Japanese Patrick Swayze and find that the chance of a nap is 100%. Suppor...Show More

Episode 374: Hot Toddy

34:07 | Feb 28th

Today we visit Warm Cocktail World to find out what kind of podcast this really is. We decide Matthew's bartending skills need some work as we encounter rolodex hackers, hot acid and oily sugar. Support Spilled MilkLinks:Cocktail 101: How to Make O...Show More

Episode 373: Flip Yogurt

32:24 | Feb 21st

Today we prove that we are not Car Talk by talking about sidecars, horsepower, torque and The Monkees. We find out if M & M are MFEO and learn to watch out for cherbies. Let's be real, this is all tangents. Support Spilled MilkLinks:Procrustes - Wi...Show More

Episode 372: Oklahoma City

32:46 | Feb 14th

We are coming to you live from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with a love letter episode to Molly's hometown. We hit up all the most iconic spots: Borg's, Nichol's Hills, the Fretwell's house, Casady Square and the various (now closed) storefronts of Molly'...Show More

Episode 371: Slurpees

44:38 | Feb 7th

Field trip! Today we make our true yet invalid opinions about Slurpees known to the world. We discover M & M's birthstones and their favorite My Little Pony characters, all while battling some serious brain freeze. Support Spilled MilkLinks:Peridot...Show More

Episode 370: Fried Rice

35:57 | Jan 31st

Put on your VR helmets because it's time for Molly's annual review and to talk about confetti rice. We discuss backbone aromatics, injured fingers and studded food as we decide what was authentic for the time. Support Spilled MilkLinks:How to Make ...Show More

Episode 369: Mayonnaise

44:56 | Jan 24th

Welcome to Matthew's nightmare. Today we wade through some Back to the Future trivia to bring you a live mayo demonstration and an attempt at exposure therapy. Spoiler alert: we just end up tired. Support Spilled MilkLinks:Smashing Pumpkins - Mayon...Show More

Promo: Josie & Jonny Are Having a Baby (With You!)

02:14 | Jan 18th

Spilled Milk is proud to present a preview of a new podcast we are super excited about. Check out the trailer for JOSIE AND JONNY ARE HAVING A BABY (WITH YOU!) and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.Support Spilled MilkLinks:Josie & Jonny Are H...Show More

Episode 368: Rotisserie Chicken

36:49 | Jan 17th

Welcome to The Danger Zone! Neither wind nor downed telephone poles nor minor illnesses will prevent us from bringing you some Molly bait, aka Rotisserie Chicken. Hop on the train of discussion as we learn the real definition of vegetarianism and rem...Show More

Episode 367: Baking Chips

51:14 | Jan 10th

Rated NFJ (Not For June) Today we live through excessive nibbling, alien abductions and more of Molly's Willy Wonka obsession to bring you an episode all about Baking Chips. Or Baking Morsels. Whatever they are called, they are better than any Baldwi...Show More

Episode 366: Cabbage

42:34 | Jan 3rd

Whether you boil, stuff or braise it, cabbage is a canvas. We chew into eternity as we become Cabbage Heads and discover that this beloved of brassicas will one day save us all. Get ready to ooh and ahh. STIR-FRIED CABBAGE Cabbage Ginger Soy sau...Show More

Episode 365: Mulled Wine and Cider

43:16 | Dec 27th, 2018

Today our traffic jam of voices discusses holiday train sets, and hygge over glasses of painful wine. On our journey we encounter Hadrian's Wall, time capsules, space travel and even more fiery desserts than we planned on. Support Spilled MilkLinks...Show More

Episode 364: Tea Lattes

33:49 | Dec 20th, 2018

Get out your foaming wands! Today we discover just how fun Matthew is to travel with and then we get all science-y again. We discover that anything can be yucky, some interesting mom facts, and that Medium Art 101 would be a great class. The Offi...Show More

Episode 363: Multi Cookers (Instant Pot)

43:27 | Dec 13th, 2018

Today, the Rice Cooker Vigilantes confront patent trolls and scary rap to bring you lots and lots of science. We drop truths you may not be able to handle, such as how dentures are like pressure cookers, whose instant pot is best and the ups and down...Show More

Episode 362: Bulk Bins

38:28 | Dec 6th, 2018

Today, we are in a bulk state of mind as we discuss shrimp scoops, Amélie and our new #1 Fan. Eventually, Molly divulges her bulk section past and Matthew shows off his memorization skills. Oh, we also take luxury vehicles to task so this episode is ...Show More

Episode 361: Risotto

33:39 | Nov 29th, 2018

Welcome to... Risotto World! We've been given a mission and chosen to make it, blowing right through nap time in the process. This quickly devolves into our "sexiest" episode as we discuss scheduling adult time, building bedroom suspense and Carnarol...Show More

Episode 360: Cookies and Cream

26:59 | Nov 22nd, 2018

So what if it is our second ice cream themed episode in one week? We do not have a problem so don't email us. Today we confront cookie smooshed frozen dairy desserts and ask: Are they cookie enough for us? Beware of false memories and melting blizzar...Show More

Bonus: Milkshakes 2

47:29 | Nov 19th, 2018

Welcome to Milkshakes: The Sequel. Today, we are steeped in legacy as we ponder the modern meaning of milkshake, whether you can be jealous of a high school and UPS drivers' secret coded language of beeps. MATTHEW’S ULTIMATE COFFEE MILKSHAKE 6 o...Show More

Episode 359: Stuffing

46:15 | Nov 15th, 2018

Today we play Filling, Foam or Substance as we discuss that Thanksgiving staple, Stuffing. Molly vamps and Matthew fluffs as we wonder where the phalanges are, when was Ancient Rome and what potatoes have to do with anything. Support Spilled MilkLi...Show More

Episode 358: Chicken and Rice

32:23 | Nov 8th, 2018

Once again, we go way too broad. Today, we discuss Chicken and Rice complete with excessive saliva and slippery lessons. Matthew discloses his rebellious tendencies and Molly christens herself the Mother Dish. Support Spilled MilkLinks:Hainanese Ch...Show More

Episode 357: Iceberg Lettuce

42:36 | Nov 1st, 2018

Today, Julia Turshen joins us to devour and discuss Iceberg Lettuce. After a quick visit to therapy and Molly's mind's mouth, we reminisce about Individual Side Salad woes and lettuce cups before christening Matthew "The Iceberg Man". We get pretty ...Show More

Episode 356: Meal Planning

48:16 | Oct 25th, 2018

Have your plow and Google calendar ready, because today we are discussing Meal Planning. This is one of those episodes that may be low on comedy but high on usefulness, or so we are telling ourselves. Matthew gets put into the hot seat as we find out...Show More

Bonus: Kahlúa Live Show

29:32 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Today we have a mid-afternoon cocktail hour among strangers while deciding make out session requirements, our Hogwarts House and basic rhyming etiquette. While sipping on Kahlúa cold brew cocktails, we discover that Matthew’s car knowledge isn’t up t...Show More

Episode 355: Peach vs Nectarine

25:32 | Oct 18th, 2018

Forget Rocky vs Bullwinkle. This is the showdown we've all been waiting for! Today we embark on a skinless tasting and proceed to make things way more complicated than they need to be. Secret envelopes may be involved. Whispering fruits definitely ma...Show More

Episode 354: Leeks

47:45 | Oct 11th, 2018

Grab your one euro logs and a sword, because today we are talking about Leeks. We learn about Matthew's unit price obsession and Molly's counter top sludge as we discuss the merits of this melting allium. Things will get dirty. Support Spilled MilkL...Show More

Bonus: Kahlúa Cocktails

32:45 | Oct 8th, 2018

Pour a glass of Kahlúa and put on a sweater, we're going on a field trip! Today we discuss the slow passage of time, fashion cycles and snapchat suspicions as we sip on Espresso Martinis. We discover America's Last Top Model and which host is a ding-...Show More

Episode 353: Movie Candy

43:00 | Oct 4th, 2018

This week, we dive into boxes of Movie Candy while Matthew chickens out. Our intrepid hosts suffer bruised tongues and Red Vine abuse while chatting crushes, clammy hands and sexy librarians. Producer Abby strikes again! Support Spilled Milk

Episode 352: Nectarines

40:40 | Sep 27th, 2018

Trichomes, botany and provocative questions must mean we are talking about some very special stone fruit. Nectarines, though clingy and aged, are yummy and dominate. Just our type. Support Spilled MilkLinks:Punnett square - WikipediaThe Difference ...Show More

Episode 351: Shokupan

23:14 | Sep 20th, 2018

This week we are a podcast for listening as we discuss Shokupan, the eraserbread. Bread cheeks, heels and ears all make an appearance along with some star making reenactments. Finally, we uncover a secret pastry brush obsession so be sure to swipe ri...Show More

Episode 350: Jello Cakes

42:36 | Sep 13th, 2018

Today we go way down Memory Lane Rabbit Hole and end up at The Junior League as we eat the Jello Cake of Molly's childhood. We encounter Mr Bob and High Maintenance as we confront illusions of pudding and compatible superlatives. Limit: One duck per ...Show More

Episode 349: Margaritas

29:58 | Sep 6th, 2018

This was all Producer Abby's idea. Unless you hate this episode, in which case she had nothing to do with it and actually advised against it. Let it be known that Margaritas may cause excessive licking, splinter injuries and are essential to the game...Show More

Episode 348: Ice Cream Cones

46:03 | Aug 30th, 2018

Today we taste Ice Cream Cones and immediately become lunge feeders. Dive deep with us for some teaching moments as we tackle cone fears, scotch drops and nature's napkin. It takes some tongue coaxing but eventually blowing agents get their say. Sup...Show More

Episode 347: Non-Stick Ice Cream Treats

30:12 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Today, Matthew shocks and Molly rants as we discover too much of a good thing can be hazardous. We attempt to make meaningful contributions to society as we ponder murderous organs and sneaky nutritional facts. Meanwhile, the dreaded Ice Cream Wall l...Show More

Episode 346: BLTs

38:39 | Aug 16th, 2018

Hey bae, we need a lot of help today. We learn the merits of abbreviations as we discuss that descendant of the club sandwich, the BLT. Topics such as tomato baths and mayonnaise glops are fair game as well as silver foxes and lonely bears. Support...Show More

Episode 345: Refried Beans

36:04 | Aug 9th, 2018

We take a long meandering journey down Memory Lane as we discuss Refried Beans and measure coolness levels with Scorn and Envy. We learn the perils of "yes-anding" and hiking while high as worlds collide and Molly's real name is revealed. Links:The...Show More

Episode 344: Cinnamon Rolls

42:04 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Welcome to The Nordic Connection, where we bed and incubate bressert with the help of Molly's tour guide "skills". While discussing Cinnamon Roll anatomy, sugar lumps and student waiters, we come to some surprising conclusions in order to crown the M...Show More

Episode 343: Crudités

38:19 | Jul 26th, 2018

Today we skip the dip and dive straight into Hypothetical Vegetable Grammar with a side of dusty radishes. We get philosophical and sporty while Molly's patience wears thin, Matthew invents a new job and a long lost friend returns.

Episode 342: Halva

39:18 | Jul 19th, 2018

Welcome to language hour where we encounter some funky Dad stuff, Matthew's secret pottery dreams and Good King Henry. Our vocabulary is off the charts as we discuss the morbid dessert paste Halva while coming up with some all purpose insults. Just d...Show More

Episode 341: Corn on the Cob

42:54 | Jul 12th, 2018

Today we dive into danger with that classic conversation starter, Corn on the Cob. We are still in the milk stage as we fight against the Niblet Nabber with butter pats and Silver Spoons. But wait! The dreaded Butter Boy makes an appearance and all w...Show More

Episode 340: Cool Whip

32:19 | Jul 5th, 2018

Today we devour that stone cold classic, de-emulsed edible spackle also known as Cool Whip. Pre-funk with us as we Co-host Greatly to decide if this deserves the highest of Spilled Milk honors, until a secret is revealed that could threaten the futur...Show More

Episode 339: Try My Casserole

47:38 | Jun 28th, 2018

Today we are a couple of hot dishes talking starchy binders and gloopy soups. We discover Molly's lack of hospitality skills and a cute attempt at quiz making while discussing the Blanket and Funeral Casseroles that lurk on the horizon. Links:Meat ...Show More

Episode 338: Still Water

34:08 | Jun 21st, 2018

Today we embrace the stillness and immediately a fight breaks out. Using panda voices and pH levels, we consume multitudes to find hydration you can feel and amusement you can hear. Thanks again to Mr. Nobody for making this episode possible. Links...Show More

Episode 337: Dutch Baby

32:21 | Jun 14th, 2018

Today our topic is the Dutch Baby, though you'd be forgiven for forgetting that once we get started. This episode is overflowing with nonsense: indecent proposals, minivans of children and celestial masterpieces are just the beginning. Be sure to sti...Show More

Episode 336: Pringles

35:26 | Jun 7th, 2018

Saddle up your tongue because today we are discussing Hyperbolic Paraboloid Potato Crisps, the ultimate way recharge your busy day. Are they chips? Or are they crisps? Crackers? Batter? Stix!? We learn about invasive species, lid sufficiency, and lou...Show More

Episode 335: Scallions

31:16 | May 31st, 2018

Today we discuss The Unsung Aromatic, scallions. When we aren't accidentally liquefying them, we find that these alliums are pretty inoffensive though Molly isn't that impressed. Then, we celebrate tender lower parts and the return of Mrs. Cubbison. ...Show More

Episode 334: Goldfish Crackers

30:34 | May 24th, 2018

Luxury grocery stores, complete with fireplaces and suits of armor, lead us to FrankenMolly, Monte Carlo and eventually to Goldfish. We discuss the merits of smiling snacks, play Name That Princess! and are eventually attacked by stink bugs. Unrelate...Show More

Episode 333: Coffeecake

25:28 | May 17th, 2018

Good morning! Or afternoon. Or tea time. We give up, when do you eat Coffeecake? After some DJ speculation and nubby streusel stripes we decide that we awesome and of course tears ensue. We contemplate going facebook official and would you believe th...Show More

Episode 332: Turnips

32:11 | May 10th, 2018

Today we wonder if turnips are perfect and who told who to shut up. Then we turn up the funk, get assertive and launch the Cutest Vegetable Pageant. After much debate, we finally decide to rutabaga which turns out to be much more musical than you'd e...Show More

Episode 331: Coconut Oil

27:21 | May 3rd, 2018

We are 7 years out of date, per usual, but are finally talking Coconut Oil. Is this blast from the past the other white meat? Can our hosts survive through residue dread, mouth mayo and a dramatic on-air argument? Who decides the smell of the beach a...Show More

Episode 330: Crumpets

27:28 | Apr 26th, 2018

Today, through the magic of bubbly topped crumpets, we learn linguistics, history, musical theater, and pillow philosophy. Note how often our self-proclaimed "musical averse" hosts break into song for no apparent reason. Links:The Crumpet Shop – Pi...Show More

Episode 329: Tang

27:51 | Apr 19th, 2018

Today we consume quarts of Tang while debating the best snack to demo for young whippersnappers: banana slicing or cutting the cheese? We discover Matthew's past with the Tangmaster General along with Molly's past with bathroom sinks. Links:Our Sec...Show More

Episode 328: Ravioli

22:07 | Apr 12th, 2018

Straight from your friend's freezer case, today we present Mouth Pillows. We wish for a robot chef or at least a nonna while debating whether this is really just a dumpling by another name. Don't you worry, of course Molly's "Italian" accent makes an...Show More

Episode 327: Frosting

36:20 | Apr 5th, 2018

Today, we are slippery and unstable as we discuss Frosting in all its weepy glory. We reminisce over rosettes, butt milk and our empathy for electronics. Are you a corner or middle slice person? Or do you take after Matthew and not like cake at all? ...Show More

Episode 326: Thai Curry

31:14 | Mar 29th, 2018

Today the rhizome of podcasts discusses the second best food in the world, thai curries. As we lament our lack of mortar and pestling skills, we wonder where Whoopie went and which Swayze is best. This episode is dedicated to ski jump breasts everywh...Show More

Episode 325: Mountain Dew

27:45 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Today we taste what is possibly the world's most dangerous drink, Mountain Dew. We discover how a soft drink is like a dating app and the job opportunities for a Soda Sommelier. Trigger warning for any listening Sour Patch Kids.

Episode 324: Breakfast for Dinner

31:32 | Mar 15th, 2018

Today we wade through traumatic children's literature and a research rabbit hole to bring you Brinner. While debating just throwing an egg on it and the history of PDA, we arrive at the profound conclusion that lunch is dinner is breakfast is lunch. ...Show More

Episode 323: Kombucha

34:26 | Mar 8th, 2018

Welcome to The Booch where we simultaneously risk death and health to discuss that effervescent dream drink of hipsters everywhere, Kombucha. We chat about biofilm, liquid interface, mothers, and clothing design. Then, of course, we invent a new Olym...Show More

Episode 322: Chamomile Tea

25:50 | Mar 1st, 2018

Today we are bullish and apocalyptic while discussing the most calming of teas, chamomile. We learn about Molly's mortal fear of caffeine, her coolness level in college and then we promptly fall asleep. Some really riveting stuff. Links:The Story of...Show More

Episode 321: Handheld Meat Pies

32:25 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Today we (very carefully) taste molten meat inside flaky crusts and diagnose Meat Hand Syndrome while Molly gives us another signature Hot Take. Trigger warning for people who are sensitive to terrible words. Like Producer Abby, who has done nothing ...Show More

Episode 320: Omelettes

31:36 | Feb 15th, 2018

This episode was 7 years in the making. Today we dive deep into this Dad food staple finding that a little cheese goes a long way. After some lipstick woes, herbal liaisons and painful high school memories we eventually get super French. Because of c...Show More

Episode 319: Fruit Curd

31:13 | Feb 8th, 2018

In between knife-fulls of Sprite curd, we debate jam vs. curd vs. marmalade while going on some seriously weird tangents. We also crown a superior citrus and make some predictions for next year's feudal lord fashion. So, just another Thursday. Links...Show More

Episode 318: Corn Tortillas

34:22 | Feb 1st, 2018

Welcome to another episode of Science, Death and Sex Moves. Today we learn all sorts of new words, some insights into the joys of parenting, and what Molly wants for her birthday. Remember, the first rule about nixtamalized corn is ... you get it. ...Show More

Episode 317: Arnold Palmer

20:50 | Jan 25th, 2018

Babe, join us here at the country club for a refreshing glass of Arnold Palmer after a strenuous game of golf. Or tennis. Or just anytime not in winter. Today we speculate about Arnold Palmer's dark past and get way too excited about nerdy book topic...Show More

Episode 316: Pasta Widths

36:09 | Jan 18th, 2018

We pretty much want to bathe in pasta, whether its extruded, cranked or dyed. Today we learn about Matthew's angelic past, Molly's preferred ribbon texture and where to find the perfect pasta nest. Excessive accent warning. Links:Skillet Pasta Carb...Show More

Episode 315: Breath Mints

31:24 | Jan 11th, 2018

Within these four mouth walls, we break dance and break resolutions as we torture our tongues with breath mints. With Mouth Ghosts and Eye Goblins right behind the door, is this the episode where Matthew and Molly finally make out!? Links:Matthew Br...Show More

Episode 314: Mussels

34:30 | Jan 4th, 2018

We continue to exude class today as we lunch on mussels. Adorned in mother of pearl and beards, we learn what it means to adult and what treasures can lie behind dumpsters. Along the way we uncover Matthew's room temperature fears and the best way to...Show More

Episode 313: Scallops

30:36 | Dec 28th, 2017

Today, we quickly become full of existential angst as we learn way too much about Scallops. Discover how delicate an ecosystem this episode is with all of its biology degrees and cosmopolitan free living. We wonder how to quantify conscious thought w...Show More

Episode 312: Gingerbread Cookies

25:55 | Dec 21st, 2017

Ready for 26 minutes in heaven? Listen as we discuss nameless humanoid baked goods both snappy and biting. We also play Guess the Cookie Cutter Shape and Are We Cool? before we are all gone. Links:Martha Stewart's Royal Icing

Episode 311: Canned Cold Brew

30:10 | Dec 14th, 2017

Look at us drinking the trendiest thing in caffeinated beverages! Coffee, steeped long, hard, and cold. We wonder how many sips are too many sips, and what happened to the flavor compounds—all the while hoping Cookie Monster shows up.

Episode 310: French Fry Shapes

25:13 | Dec 7th, 2017

Today Matthew and Molly encounter Curly, Shoestring, Steak and Crinkle all from the comfort of home! Fibonacci and the Golden ratio make cameo appearances and we wonder if there are laws dictating seasoning norms. Recommended reading: The History of ...Show More

Episode 309: Vietnamese Junk Food

27:06 | Nov 30th, 2017

Thanks to Listener Doctor Helena, we embark on a flavor journey that starts in joy and ends in tears. We keep it tight while encountering pleasing packaging and the taste of teacups. Finally, we attempt to answer the age old question: Swedish or savo...Show More

Episode 308: Pop Tarts

27:43 | Nov 23rd, 2017

We may get off to a rocky start, but as Molly presents her treatise on Pop Tarts, things start to fire up. We learn about the origins of breakfast pastries, anthropomorphic marketing strategies and introduce a new segment: "Kelloggs or not?". Stick a...Show More

Episode 307: Bagels

30:28 | Nov 16th, 2017

Coming at you hot today to discuss yeasty dough rings. We learn about Matthew's hero complex and the merits of boiling, and encounter some very frightening dolls. Links:Bravetart bagel recipeSimpich Dolls

Episode 306: Tokyo

35:19 | Nov 9th, 2017

Today Matthew and Molly take Tokyo! We are turning strangers into friends as we discuss creamy heads, extravagant delis and squid legs all the while learning more than we ever bargained for about each other's personal habits.       Links:Bar VIC...Show More

Episode 305: Roast Chicken

42:54 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Roast Chicken, it's not us, it's you. We're only in love with the idea of you. Today we realize our alien tendencies as we broach our feelings of inadequacy regarding these deeply burnished birds. Do you truss us? Links:Zuni Cafe's Roast ChickenTho...Show More

Episode 304: Lentils

33:02 | Oct 26th, 2017

Welcome to The Laird of the Lentils: Super Tender Potential Edition. Today we reminisce about insufferable grandfathers and lovely advisors while discussing teenage pulse obsessions. We also give you a dumpster full of recipes. POTATO-SAUSAGE MA...Show More

Episode 303: Molasses Cookies

23:10 | Oct 19th, 2017

Get out those index cards and red string to prep for the holidays. Today we dive into the ol' holiday cookie tin for a taxonomy lesson and find out a curious teenage obsession of Matthew's. Do you think Blackstrap Twinkles is a DJ, Stripper or Grade ...Show More

Episode 302: Stinky Cheese

38:25 | Oct 12th, 2017

Professor Molly teaches Student Matthew all about washed rind cheeses through cheese guns, rind bravery and cautionary tales. Blooming and ripe, we step out of the cheese cave and into the light before washing and smearing. We are so cultured. Lin...Show More

Episode 301: Watermelon

29:17 | Oct 5th, 2017

How many podcast hosts does it take to slice a watermelon? We nerd out big time while discussing seed spitting, thumping techniques and ball conundrums while running into juicy troubles.

Episode 300: Bibimbap

25:51 | Sep 28th, 2017

We've finally made it to 300 episodes, so are celebrating with Bibimbap and then maybe some brown diamonds. We sing about rice and the Facts of Life (again) while learning about hot stone bowls and experiments in patience. Matthew's Bibimbap Fro...Show More

Episode 299: Animal Crackers

29:43 | Sep 21st, 2017

Follow the Animal Cracker trail down memory lane into the Red Carpeted Love Dungeon, which may be located in a parallel universe. We discuss string theories while playing Guess the Animal! and wonder where Bailey went. Links:Spilled Milk - Become a...Show More

Episode 298: Sorbet

29:21 | Sep 14th, 2017

Wait! Before summer ends, we need to talk about Sorbet. Get ready for a palate cleanser and a history lesson. We gild our memories a bit, plan yet another retreat and get excited about ritualized transactions while discussing the glorious Sorbet Age ...Show More

Episode 297: Frozen Chicken Pot Pie

24:44 | Sep 7th, 2017

This week we tackle molten lava aka Chicken Pot Pie. We wonder where the pot comes in, the appeal of crusty stew and address Matthew's broken promises. Be sure to stick around till the end for a riveting word game.

Episode 296: Coconut Milk

26:47 | Aug 31st, 2017

Welcome to the Red-Carpeted Love Dungeon! Alice navigates an obstacle course of cords as Matthew and Molly taste coconut milk and encounter Big Bird and Cookie Monster. Tummy aches may occur. Links:Matthew's Thai Curry Revisited

Episode 295: Boxed Mac and Cheese

25:34 | Aug 24th, 2017

Straight from hell, we are Forever Friends who are desperate for some wind beneath our wings. As a cure for our heat wave, we decide to do some rolling boiling and consume bowls of steaming milky macaroni. This episode goes nowhere good, though it do...Show More

Episode 294: Baby Snacks

29:30 | Aug 17th, 2017

Make sure you are seated in an upright position while listening to this episode. We travel way way down memory lane as we discuss the vital importance of Cheerios and the merits of clear packaging. After a quick return through Busytown, we do a skill...Show More

Episode 293: Swiss Junk Food

21:56 | Aug 10th, 2017

Today we are strangers in a strange box, this time of the Swiss variety. We narrowly avoid horse dental emergencies to explore mountains of chocolate alongside mis-pronunciations galore. No passport required.

Episode 292: Bloody Marys

31:13 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Cheers! Today your out of the know hosts practice extreme ambivalence. But first, some affirmations and explorations from Mother of the Show, Judy. We then discuss friendly ghost stories and rank our favorite food companions. Which is 100% a good ide...Show More

Episode 291: Breakfast Sausage

28:40 | Jul 27th, 2017

The law offices of Link, Patty and Chub invite you to The Sausage Report. We tackle the most important meal of the day while discussing the lyrics of Mulan, Molly's obituary status and the delights of Jimmy Dean.

Episode 290: Kid Snacks

30:39 | Jul 20th, 2017

Aural and Oral here coming to you live with cereal snacking adventures. Today, we go from teddies to goldfish to bunnies to discover the truth behind afternoon delights and flavor blasting. Be sure to look before you squeeze.

Episode 289: Hawaiian Junk Food

23:58 | Jul 13th, 2017

In which we happily accept a nonthreatening box of Hawaiian Junk Food, working through excessive grinding and sawing to get to the Creem Crackers and chubbies inside. Learning nipple care tips and the actual flavor of popcorn are just bonuses.

Episode 288: Tomato Juice

33:05 | Jul 6th, 2017

Pardon our dust as we discuss Tomato juice, whether it resides in large cans or in dump buckets. Through flume rides, sing-a-longs and soldier ants we wonder if we have finally reached that v8 stage of life. Links:Flume - Say It feat. Tove Lo (Clea...Show More

Episode 287: Black Tea

30:36 | Jun 29th, 2017

Excessive slurping ahead. Matthew schools us on tea leaves, buying a zoo and what to do with PG Tips while Lil ol' Molly offends absolutely no one. Directions: bash, fester, dry, repeat. EXPLICIT.     Brad Pitt in GQ

Episode 286: Crisps and Crumbles

34:30 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Beware the Crumbling! No we will not discuss grunts, slumps or buckles today, but we will discuss discrete nubs, butter rubbing and Def Leppard. Note: This episode will also serve as our audition reel for America's Got Talent. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmi...Show More

Episode 285: Chicken Wings LIVE!

43:40 | Jun 15th, 2017

Technical difficulties notwithstanding, we wish you all a Happy Mount St. Helens Day! To celebrate, we take a field trip to that Narnia of restaurants, Buffalo Wild Wings aka B Dub Dub. McKayla and Buff Ranch lead us to consume drumettes, party wings...Show More

Episode 284: Dinner Rolls

30:36 | Jun 8th, 2017

We're hot for the summer and devouring way more Dinner Rolls than the suggested serving size. We wonder what to pair with butt rolls, what the movie Cider House Rules is about and where pneumatic tubes went. Butterflake and Shutterfly out! EXPLICIT. ...Show More

Episode 283: Vanilla Extract

29:05 | Jun 1st, 2017

Today we learn about all the forms Vanilla can take; paste, sugar, salt and wood pulp. We also learn about base notes and top notes, smelling as sad as you feel and the various ailments of Richard Scarry characters. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast.c...Show More

Episode 282: Arugula

29:48 | May 25th, 2017

Welcome to the Exceptional Food and Comedy Experience for Your Ears. Today we work through mispronunciations, automatans and duo dental emergencies to bring you our thoughts on Arugula. Or rucola. Or is it rocket? Whatever, just put it on a pizza. EX...Show More

Episode 281: Toffee

29:45 | May 18th, 2017

Grab your hammers because today we are talking Toffee. Molly encounters her first Heath bar, which (spoiler alert) does not go well. We also learn a few things about soft cracks, snaps and surfing geese. EXPLICIT.   Chill ...Show More

Episode 280: Sausage

31:41 | May 11th, 2017

Today we get real about food, within or without you. Playing sausage roulette leads to fennel surprises, thoughts on what makes us human and our best horror movie voices. Beware the evil onion! EXPLICIT.     PDX show  Mo...Show More

Episode 279: Hot Pockets

20:05 | May 4th, 2017

Well, these aren't the worst things we've ever eaten. Today, we nuke some doughy, toasty "sandwiches" filled with lava, giving Molly yet another brand new life experience. Sing it with us: HOT POCKETS! EXPLICIT.

Episode 278: Enchiladas

26:05 | Apr 27th, 2017

Bear with our vocal fry and upspeak as we discuss the king of casseroles, Enchiladas. We talk impregnating tortillas, our spin-off show "Cool Hunters" and the return of the dreaded bologna rollups. EXPLICIT.     Book Lard...Show More

Episode 277: Brown Rice

24:53 | Apr 20th, 2017

No one has ever been happier to spread their thoughts on brown rice and children's tv shows. Opposites attract as we use context clues to wax poetic about health vs. taste, Daniel Tiger vs. Peppa Pig and the jackasses who give toasts. EXPLICIT. www.s...Show More

Episode 276: Radicchio

27:57 | Apr 13th, 2017

Radiculous Radicchio! Beware the excessive Italian accents and the actual food knowledge that may be imparted in this episode. We wade through the bitter, the sweet and the trendy to find out about vegetables' hidden agendas and their inner lives. EX...Show More

Episode 275: Gas Station Candy

36:27 | Apr 6th, 2017

After last week's meat piles, it is now time for dessert which comes from the check out aisle of a gas station. We are judging candies by their wrappers, checking out big hunks and babe bait and vow to never look inside a candy bar again. EXPLICIT. w...Show More

Episode 274: Bolognese

28:51 | Mar 30th, 2017

We are tasting Bolognese today in all its meaty and long simmering glory. Throughout the journey of today's episode we get stumped by pasta shapes, state birds and basic human emotions. Luckily meat nuggets with clingy pasta saves the day. EXPLICIT. ...Show More

Episode 273: Parsley

26:53 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Spilled Milk presents The Taking of Parsley: Curly vs. Flat. Today we wonder whether these little green leaves are more than just a garnish and if curly spinach exists. We also are finally ready to live our best life which includes frolicking, stew a...Show More

Episode 272: TV Dinners

26:06 | Mar 16th, 2017

Expectorate Petroleum! Today we power through husky voices and bleeding lips to judge TV Dinners for your hearing pleasure. Canned corn, soupy rice and oceans of gravy are just the beginning. Oh and you'll never guess which Hogwarts house Matthew bel...Show More

Episode 271: Summer Berries LIVE!

43:52 | Mar 9th, 2017

You know you've made it when you do a comedy show at a museum. Though our topics are Summer Berries and Airplane Parts, our conversation veers from crockpots to muffin tops to esters and Oklahoma History. We discover all about Molly's obsession with ...Show More

Episode 270: Root Beer

23:54 | Mar 2nd, 2017

We sniff your Root Beer! We sniff it up, but draw the line at your lips. Today we taste a soda lineup and discover hints of sassafras, sarsaparilla and wintergreen with a couple of nostalgic twinges along the way. Oh, how are you with road trip playl...Show More

Episode 269: Polenta

32:14 | Feb 23rd, 2017

We are playing Tubes and Chubs today. Keep your mind out of the gutter, we are talking about Polenta! We assign our listeners a bunch of homework while discussing urban legends like Bigfoot, Cheesy Black Holes and Ottolenghi. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmil...Show More

Episode 268: Tater Tots

24:10 | Feb 16th, 2017

Wake up! Hide your mom! Tater Tots are the order of the day, along with dog collars, teenage rebellions, ugly foods and interplanetary travel. We may also pay a visit to Betty Crocker. EXPLICIT.     Green Chile Tater Tot ...Show More

Episode 267: Chard

25:07 | Feb 9th, 2017

Do you know a plant called chard? Well, we are finally caving to popular demand that we talk about it. While we chomp on chard, we chat about ribs and promise keepers and get into some trouble with our Yes And skills. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodcast...Show More

Episode 266: Ice Cream Soda

21:14 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Today is an emotional roller coaster of sodas, floats and soapy heads which quickly devolves into baby talk. There are ups and downs, with carbonated iced dairy products making sporadic appearances along with coin hills and investigative journalists....Show More

Episode 265: Flavored Sparkling Water

26:22 | Jan 26th, 2017

We are firing it up with Flavored Sparkling Waters today! But let's be real people, it is all La Croix all the time. We get severely over-hydrated sipping liquid potpourri as we sporadically break into song, jog in place and ponder the state of celeb...Show More

Episode 264: Mandarin Oranges

27:09 | Jan 19th, 2017

We venture back to our botanical roots while peeling cuties, clementines and pixies. We find thumb holes in thin skinned, pithless, refrigerated fruit while learning of June's career aspirations along with some perfume tricks. So gird your loins and ...Show More

Episode 263: Pomegranates

25:18 | Jan 12th, 2017

Today's To Do list: whacking, excavating and pegging pomegranates. Also, a taxonomy, vocabulary and mythology lesson to determine if our sarcotesta are juicer than yours. Lastly, we decide if the antioxidants, fiber content and garnet color are enoug...Show More

Episode 262: Olive Oil

27:02 | Jan 5th, 2017

Warning: this is one of those episodes where we know nothing and end up practically where we started. We chat extra virgins, discover ripeness levels and look for the key to Molly's very survival while discussing the green fizzling drizzle also known...Show More

Episode 261: Dim Sum

32:59 | Dec 29th, 2016

Today we are chasing carts and chatting Dim Sum, with a slight detour to sing praises for Toronto's International Airport. Utter madness ensues as our hosts discuss turnip cakes, sesame balls and rice rolls along with industrial sized Lazy Susans and...Show More

Episode 260: Applesauce

37:30 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Hey, we've got the Motts! Molly and Matthew snack on applesauce while recording internationally and discuss their respective Canadian Justin crushes: Bieber vs. Trudeau. We find that there is actually a lot going on in an apple, learn the hierarchy o...Show More

Episode 259: Icelandic Junk Food

19:54 | Dec 15th, 2016

In memory of Listener Erin Today we butcher another language, and this time its Icelandic. Matthew tells us his Icelandic Saga, while Molly makes a lot of disgusted noises at her nemesis: Licorice. Hraun not walk to this episode! EXPLICIT. www.spill...Show More

Episode 258: Stuff on Crackers

31:07 | Dec 8th, 2016

Wife/Listener Laurie suggested "suggestions", so welcome to our first episode based off of pictures on a cracker box. Join us as we put on the Ritz while learning shapes of Sociables and just how much a Triscuit can hold. We also form a new religion ...Show More

Episode 257: Holiday Parties LIVE!

45:03 | Dec 1st, 2016

Today we are bringing you happiness and cheer, like Hanukkah Harry. It is our first club show and we use this game changing experience to audition for your party guest list and ridicule our producer's decoration preferences. We discuss how Molly real...Show More

Episode 256: Holiday Cookies

31:20 | Nov 24th, 2016

T'was the day of Thanksgiving, and all through the episode Sunny D and Hi-C chatted afternoon delight. Quickies, sleeping habits and cheesy mitts help us bloom where we are planted as we strictly enforce the Rule of Tins.     Toffee Russian Tea Cake...Show More

Episode 255: Lemon Bars

21:49 | Nov 17th, 2016

Through f*** tons of lemons we debate squares vs. bars vs. trapezoids vs. rhombuses. Eggs nuts and jello help us decipher these treats from top to bottom while pitching our mom's merits and deciding which cleavage tool is size appropriate. EXPLICIT. ...Show More

Episode 254: French Fries

35:14 | Nov 10th, 2016

Curly and waffle and matchstick and steak. Happy boxes and soffits and horses' flanks. These are a few of our favorite things. When the fly bites! When the bee stings! When we are dipping in fat! Molly exterminates and Matthew expounds and then we do...Show More

Episode 253: South African Junk Food

24:42 | Nov 3rd, 2016

This. Is. Living! We were gifted a box of South African goodies and encountered the paradox of revoltingly addictive treats. Learn the limits of Molly's knowledge of fantasy novels while we sample fruity lubricants and tubes of flavor. We also decide...Show More

Episode 252: Peppercorns

31:31 | Oct 27th, 2016

Cracked or ground? Today we've got a peppercorn to grind while we discuss Italian playboys, pink poison and Sprockets. We wonder if pepper mill size matters and why salt just isn't enough. Note: "Let it Go" trigger warning. EXPLICIT.www.spilledmilkpo...Show More

Episode 251: Baked Beans

28:15 | Oct 20th, 2016

Stand by us as we make announcements, eat fake baked beans and discuss the merits of bush doctors. Yes, there are some "Yes And" fails, yes there are American History fails, but there is also sugar and spice and more depths of flavor than you could e...Show More

Episode 250: Rolling Pins

22:55 | Oct 13th, 2016

We are giving this a whole utensil thing a whirl. Who knew that Rolling Pins brought out the sexy in us? We whack, feel and roll while discussing professional vs. axl and eventually get into some basil bashing. EXPLICIT.

Episode 249: Cinnamon

31:10 | Oct 6th, 2016

Welcome to our Black Crowes podcast, where we can't remember our favorite Black Crowes song but can name a couple of Lenny Kravitz ones. Through light dustings of cinnamon we reminisce about the smells of our youth, horse husbandry and perform some s...Show More

Episode 248: Peanut Butter Cookies

29:53 | Sep 29th, 2016

In this episode you'll be forced to endure Cookie Monster impressions, mud baths, airborne toxic events and the occasional Peanut Butter Cookie. We invent an equation for sadness, discuss the merits of mental spa treatments and decide how necessary t...Show More

Episode 247: Espresso Drinks

33:17 | Sep 22nd, 2016

11/6 Live Show We are high on caffeine and feeling foyne. But only before 1 pm as we can't drink elongated java joe after that. Matthew tries a Sparkle Pony while mapping Oklahoma City and eventually they both end up down the rabbit hole of nonsense....Show More

Episode 246: Ice Cream Toppings LIVE!

42:29 | Sep 15th, 2016

This episode was recorded in front of a live studio audience with our hosts tasting Ice Cream Toppings, but no ice cream. We learn about Molly's childhood bedroom posters, lopping and Clown Cones. We also barely survive some fiery rants and a failed ...Show More

Episode 245: S'Mores

26:50 | Sep 8th, 2016

We revert back to our childhoods yet again as we set up camp in Matthew's living room to devour S'mores. We wonder if Oprah glamps, go meteor hunting and try to keep Molly from burning down the studio. We also learn some new vocabulary while some inv...Show More

Episode 244: Danish Junk Food

21:34 | Sep 1st, 2016

Today we butcher the Danish language while sampling it's delicacies. We also encounter Molly's nemesis and her mouth's beloved all in one episode. Some unspeakable substances with floating cookies make an appearance while we try to celebrate Mother's...Show More

Episode 243: Chewy Fruit Candy

22:16 | Aug 25th, 2016

WARNING: if you have sensitivity to slurping or excessive moaning turn back now. Today we tackle Chewy Fruit Candies, and Molly gets way too excited. Drooling, chewing and saliva tsumanis help us search for hidden jokes and assist us through some int...Show More

Episode 242: Pesto

44:53 | Aug 18th, 2016

Live Show September 3, 2016 in Seattle  We Pesto boyz are traveling back to the 80s yet again, this time to taste an herby, garlicky topping. Matthew's fashion is critiqued and duets abound as we talk garlic skepticism and basil blanching. Spoiler al...Show More

Episode 241: Cream Cheese

35:55 | Aug 11th, 2016

September 3rd Live Show in Seattle at Pocket Theater   Can you believe Matthew has never eaten a bagel with cream cheese? Well, today we remedy that with heaping spoonfuls of of the stuff. Molly shows off her Russian accent during discussions of geol...Show More

Episode 240: New Zealand Junk Food

29:16 | Aug 4th, 2016

Honey, we went to New Zealand and learned some new things about candy physics. Did you know they spray, bounce and lump!? Along the way, your real decent hosts get served Perky Nanas, melted chocolate and inspirational quotes. EXPLICIT www.spilledmil...Show More

Episode 239: Beets

35:20 | Jul 28th, 2016

This week we visit those relics of the 90s, those partners of goat cheese, Beets. Molly's catering past comes to light as well as some shameful opinions of Matthew's parents. We wonder what the point of raw beets is, what bodily function talk we can ...Show More

Episode 238: Teriyaki (Sponsored by Soy Vay)

21:31 | Jul 26th, 2016

This entire episode is sponsored by Soy Vay. Soy Vay came to us. They said, "Hey, would you do a whole episode about teriyaki and talk about our sauce?" We said, "Can we be as dumb and/or vulgar as we usually are?" They said sure. So here you go: a t...Show More

Episode 237: Lima Beans

25:18 | Jul 21st, 2016

So apparently we have a very special relationship with Lima Beans, those tender and creamy villains of our childhoods. We prank chefs, spontaneously duet and speculate stripper superheros. Can you say "butter beans" 10 times fast? EXPLICIT. www.spill...Show More

Episode 236: Flour Tortillas

26:53 | Jul 14th, 2016

Holy Quesadillas! We are triangulating the coordinates to Flatbread Alley and choosing the Flour Tortilla path. Now, Matthew is no scientist and Molly doesn't have much experience but they sure have a lot of opinions about those sad floppy things. We...Show More

Episode 235: Sangria

23:35 | Jul 7th, 2016

Today a couple of amusingly inquisitive lightweights gulp down fruit punch for grown ups, also known as Sangria. Hold on to your bedknobs as we traverse the perils of adulthood while chatting eighties ladies, MILFs and mahjong. EXPLICIT. www.spilledm...Show More

Episode 234: Breadcrumbs

24:17 | Jun 30th, 2016

Whether they be fine or coarse, pillowy or electrocuted, Breadcrumbs' capacity for crispiness will elevate any dish. Molly and Matthew follow their trail to find out who remembers Titanic better and what Lynn Rossetto Kasper and Beyonce have in commo...Show More

Episode 233: Deep South Convenience Store Staples

28:33 | Jun 23rd, 2016

We were given our most luxurious box of junk food yet! This time the packaged snacks come from the convenience stores of the Deep South. Join us as we discuss swamp dreams, peat bog burials and the benefits of a good funnel. Best enjoyed while enjoyi...Show More

Episode 232: Pudding Cups

23:58 | Jun 16th, 2016

This week we are blasting and hot taking our way through Puddin Cups. We attempt some musical numbers, profess jiggly preferences and assemble the perfect gift for the newly single friend in your life. EXPLICIT.      Scrub...Show More

Episode 231: Hummus

27:40 | Jun 9th, 2016

Beware the creaky chair and the hummus overdose! Today we go all out hippie and taste different types of hummi so grab your pitas, gang mates and your favorite cotton tee to fully enjoy the benefits of creamy chickpea spreads. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmi...Show More

Episode 230: Vinegar Part 2

23:27 | Jun 2nd, 2016

Previously on Spilled Milk, we chatted acidic juice and - spoiler alert - we continue this riveting storyline here. We take a jaunt through the 80s, discover all the trends Molly has started and learn that Matthew had a bad tooth experience that defi...Show More

Episode 229: Vinegar Part 1

30:15 | May 26th, 2016

Today we become quite educational, throwing around words like ethanol and acetic acid. We suffer from excessive alliteration while tasting the Mother of Vinegars and eventually own up to our curmudgeon tendencies. To be continued... EXPLICIT. www.spi...Show More

Episode 228: Oreos

21:09 | May 19th, 2016

Our love for perfectly engineered food products is known far and wide. Today we indulge in yet another feat of edible engineering, stacks and stacks of Oreos. Through double stuff and thin we decide if we are hookers or unscrewers while battling defe...Show More

Episode 227: Fruit Salad

27:30 | May 12th, 2016

Welcome to California History 101 where we attempt to define the enigma that is fruit salad. We reminisce about tender upbringings and reveal our fear of slimy bananas. Learn unique juicing techniques and catch a sneak peak at our upcoming album of d...Show More

Episode 226: Frozen Burritos

25:27 | May 5th, 2016

Dr. Matthew, MD goes down memory lane while Molly tries something new, yet again. We meet up with Tina and Amy while wondering just what is textured vegetable protein and what makes something a taco burrito. We also introduce a new segment and furthe...Show More

Episode 225: Cough Drops

25:00 | Apr 28th, 2016

From lozenges to lollipops, today we are discussing Cough Drops. We traverse basement lairs and state fairs to find out if these flavored suppressants actually do anything and why there isn't a cocktail flavored cough drop. Or is there? EXPLICIT. www...Show More

Episode 224: The 420 Episode

27:02 | Apr 21st, 2016

Today is the day we seasoned stoners traipse out to the dumpster and finally join the cool kids. We google 'how to use a weed pipe' and encounter far more Arnold Schwarzenegger movies than we were prepared for. Watch out for Maniacal Molly and Cranky...Show More

Episode 223: Live Show: Almonds

43:53 | Apr 14th, 2016

What happened in California, did not stay in California. Behold our first "on the go" live show! We made it to LA where we decided to chat about Almonds. Well, not so much almonds as zombies, unfortunately placed mirrors and Marzipan Matthew. EXPLICI...Show More

Episode 222: Taiwanese Junk Food

21:34 | Apr 7th, 2016

Its been a while since we've eaten abroad so today we are plowing through excessive information and inaccurate cartoons to bring you our opinions on Taiwanese Junk Food. Molly is texturally challenged while Matthew gets hung up on intense quandaries ...Show More

Episode 221: Canned Beans

24:52 | Mar 31st, 2016

Mark our words, canned beans are no laughing matter. From kidneys to cowboys, whipped liquid to a juicy Cafeteria Expose we discover the perfect dinner party size while faking and baking. EXPLICIT.     California Casse...Show More

Episode 220: Frozen Pizza

26:29 | Mar 24th, 2016

Today Molly and Matthew meet Celeste, the champion of solo, intimate nights who has been heating up your grocer’s freezer case. We learn that some abominations aren’t what they seen as we strive to always bring you an exceptional listening experience...Show More

Episode 219: Ham and Cheese

33:11 | Mar 17th, 2016

Actually "Ham and Cheese" since you'd be hard pressed to find an actual mention of ham or cheese here. Instead feast your ears upon poetry filled with adolescent yearnings, Indigo Girls, existential quandaries, sperm whales and fantasies of cheese ca...Show More

Episode 218: Packaged Cheese

24:38 | Mar 10th, 2016

Today we taste test extra processed mini dairy products to see if they live up to our childhood memories, whether said memories are real or not. We have some intimate unwrapping adventures, discuss a new invention and take a stand against low fat che...Show More

Episode 217: Cauliflower

24:46 | Mar 3rd, 2016

Oh cauliflower let us count the ways we love you: roasted... and roasted. Matthew has prepared an heirloom produce quiz which causes quite an outrage and we discuss cauliflower "steaks", The NeverEnding Story and an excess of phlegm. EXPLICIT. www.sp...Show More

Episode 216: Biscuits

32:22 | Feb 25th, 2016

We don’t let defective cans get in the way of tender, flaky, buttery biscuits. Sure, this episode contains a whole lot of unnecessary alliteration and sure we confess our deep seated fear of Canadian Geese but our biscuits bring all the listeners to ...Show More

Episode 215: Croutons

27:05 | Feb 18th, 2016

Wondering what all the hubbub is about? Well, tune in to “Making a Crouton” where we venture outside the salad bar to investigate The Case of the Impossible Bread Stabbing. We crunch through soups, salads and rejections only to find that the defense ...Show More

Episode 214: Garlic Bread

28:17 | Feb 11th, 2016

Here at Spilled Milk our sole purpose is to spark joy for our brave listeners. Therefore, we are eating a whole lot of gooey, yet somehow crispy, Garlic Bread. We wonder why it often accompanies pizza and pasta, what generation we come from and unvei...Show More

Episode 213: Raisins

29:05 | Feb 4th, 2016

Today we are tasting those masters of the sneak attack, Raisins. We play a new game entitled, "Raisin or Rancid?" while reminiscing about little red boxes, spackling and GORP. Things get serious when we bring up dark children's novels and violent par...Show More

Episode 212: Kale

26:55 | Jan 28th, 2016

Well, we've avoided being trendy long enough and are now finally ready to tackle the most beloved and massaged of all greens, Kale. We discover the power of pot likker and that kale gives us Hulk-like abilities. We like to think that a good kale sala...Show More

Episode 211: Sick Food

26:09 | Jan 21st, 2016

We are on a roll with gross out episodes, returning this week with Sick Food. We learn about Matthew's mouth problems and Molly's vanilla tendencies while chatting about those edible comforts we consume while we are ill. The merits of flat Coke, puki...Show More

Episode 210: Housekeeping

32:47 | Jan 14th, 2016

Be warned, this could be our grossest episode yet, and contains no chewing at all. Today Molly and Matthew tell us about childhood chores, hospital corners and tales of household hygiene. Molly is all for glove empowerment but suffers from grout fear...Show More

Episode 209: Lamb

28:32 | Jan 7th, 2016

Welcome to your favorite ol' podcast where we are embracing fatty fears to devour some lamb. We choose to forgo the mint jelly and focus on racks and shanks while working on our interviewing skills. Our childhood fixations lead us to the only good ty...Show More

Episode 208: Alternative Milks

28:19 | Dec 31st, 2015

Today we brave Alternative Milks, where no udders are necessary. While sipping lame lattes, we dream of rice and decide everything tastes better in a nut bag. We make a New Years Pledge, reminisce about dating vegans, hot horse shoes and wonder if dr...Show More

Episode 207: Leftovers

24:28 | Dec 24th, 2015

Molly channels Bob Brennan as she tried to convince Matthew to love leftovers as much as she does, which is a whole lot. Yes, we do indeed encounter the patriarchy again as we chat about chicken salads, cop out dinners and Matthew's husbandly virtues...Show More

Episode 206: Mexican Junk Food

18:07 | Dec 17th, 2015

Today we are chowing through a hand delivered box of Mexican Junk Food where we venture past fried bones to taste that sweet after burn of chili. We, as citizens of the world, feel compelled to bring you the truth, whether that be pompadours, neckerc...Show More

Episode 205: Dates

32:06 | Dec 10th, 2015

Welcome to our Date Show! We barely make it through the Arsenic Hour while discussing painted scones, hot tubs full of yogurt and of course, Tinder profiles. Listen for our insights on what makes a good date, and tips for which section of your local ...Show More

Episode 204: Cold Cuts

22:47 | Dec 3rd, 2015

Today we take a pass at the deli counter for some choice selections of Cold Cuts, and encounter what may become Matthew's worst nightmare: the Bologna Roll-up. An epic meat themed duet gives way to ham aromas, rants against the patriarchy and stealin...Show More

Episode 203: Care Packages

28:57 | Nov 26th, 2015

Today we are all lace and banana bread as we meander down memory lane to visit the Care Packages of our youth. We visit colleges, camps and Molly's bedroom back in Oklahoma while discussing makeout breakouts, luncheon loaves, Whistle pops and and woo...Show More

Episode 202: Cheesecake

26:38 | Nov 19th, 2015

What better way to consume cheese, than in cake form? We travel down memory lane and eat sour cream topped cakes while chatting water baths, cake cracks, evil furbies and whatever happened to Tom and Jerry. There may also be a long lost sibling myste...Show More

Episode 201: Pickles

33:10 | Nov 12th, 2015

Today's episode is fraught with danger as Molly and Matthew confront these briny beasts and the cold case of the Pickle Fork. They travel down memory lane all the way to Vegas through vats of relish, salt and vinegar to decide between Claussen, Vlasi...Show More

Episode 200: Meatloaf

35:34 | Nov 5th, 2015

Welcome to the most educational Spilled Milk episode you'll ever hear. We welcome J. Kenji Lopez-Alt and his magnificent meatloaf while he spins tales of luxurious band camps, coed fraternities, and three-meat mixtures. We discuss the loaves of our y...Show More

Episode 199: Cocoa Nibs

23:01 | Oct 29th, 2015

Whether you say cacao nibs or cocoa nibs, today we show you a "different side of chocolate". Our episode is indebted to Alice Medrich and her genius ideas that guide us from bean to nib. Be sure to stick around for our musical segment and let us know...Show More

Episode 198: Grapes

24:05 | Oct 22nd, 2015

Today it would seem that any topic is fair game from farming conditions and grecian urn fetishes to snot pockets and otter's dietary habits. Grapes make a cameo appearance when we pit seedless against skinless, fresh against frozen and Champagne vs. ...Show More

Episode 197: Sesame

25:46 | Oct 15th, 2015

Infinitely Long and Exceptionally Silly. Today we open Sesame, rejecting the sweet to concentrate on the savory. Whether unhulled, re-hulled or hull-less, we discuss seeds, sauce, paste and oil while wondering about Elmo's gender and seed toasting te...Show More

Episode 196: Microwaves

27:51 | Oct 8th, 2015

It's light, it's quick, it's easy, it's Spilled Milk! Today we discuss our love and ambivalence for that bulky kitchen appliance, the Microwave. Our hosts have quite the history with them, with Molly's half-pint and Matthew's yard sale installation. ...Show More

Episode 195: Norwegian Junk Food

20:06 | Oct 1st, 2015

We're bringing junk food back, Norwegian style. These Scandinavian treats bring delight and horror to our intrepid hosts who brave lompers, hair care products, gelee and almond poles. Thank goodness Walters Mandler was here to save the day. EXPLICIT....Show More

Episode 194: Lasagna

26:12 | Sep 24th, 2015

You say ri-cahhh-ta, Molly says ri-cohh-tta. Today we look beyond Stouffer's, fangirl over Lynn Rossetto Kasper and chat cheese beds while diving into squares of piping hot cheese and crusty corners. We get boiling and layering tips while staying tru...Show More

Episode 193: Melons

35:22 | Sep 17th, 2015

Today we find out just how many innuendos can we fit into 20 minutes. With much slusching, we chat naturally perfumed melons and Molly's stealing habits. In typical Spilled Milk fashion there is of course a French melons vs. Japanese melons debate an...Show More

Episode 192: Natural Waters

24:44 | Sep 10th, 2015

Spilled Milk: Bottled at the Source. Today we are tasting Natural Waters, purified, filtered and flavorized with no machete necessary. Please note that no pole dancing lessons, neither vertical nor horizontal, are included in this episode. www.spille...Show More

Episode 191: Peaches

39:39 | Sep 3rd, 2015

It took 190 episodes for Matthew to find a peach that can live up to his exacting standards. Today we take a variety quiz, talk peach butts and de-fuzzing with a whole lot of slurping and dribbling. We also seek to discover if there is one perfect wa...Show More

Episode 190: Ginger Drinks

26:59 | Aug 27th, 2015

Always fresh, always unfiltered. With frosty copper mugs in hand we consume ales and beers of the ginger variety. We learn about Molly's McDonald's phase, her flat past and ongoing internal struggle between Tim Riggins and Taylor Kitsch. With the hel...Show More

Episode 189: Jell-O

27:46 | Aug 20th, 2015

Get ready for a whole lot of jiggling and gelling. Matthew confronts his traumatizing past with Jello-O shots while Molly debates American Gladiator vs. mainframes. We try cherry, grape and orange flavors with no shortage of slimy residue. Don't worr...Show More

Bonus episode: Fro-yo

22:35 | Aug 17th, 2015

What’s the deal with Frozen Yogurt? Once again, we get stuck in the past as we discuss whether fro-yo is just topping deep or is it actually more than a creamy conduit? Buckle up as Matthew and Molly take us on a roller coaster of topics that may not...Show More

Episode 188: Blueberries

24:32 | Aug 13th, 2015

Today, blueberries are gracing us with their presence, much as we are gracing your eardrums. Whoever said chivalry was dead hasn't met Matthew Amster-Burton, who always give fair warning when throwing garbage out the window. We are chatting size pref...Show More

Episode 187: Ginger

28:06 | Aug 6th, 2015

Today we are spicy, fresh and chatting about ginger. We may not stay totally on topic but we do get another chance to show off our poetry prowess. Our knowledge of pop culture is in rare form here as Bennifer and Bourne make an appearance and we get ...Show More

Episode 186: Fruit Punch

24:58 | Jul 30th, 2015

No punch bowls or ice rings here. We are using straws, boxes and communal vessels. Though she's had a few bad experiences with Fruit Punch in the past, Molly braves through artificial flavoring like a pro. Through band names, flower beds and riddles ...Show More

Episode 185: Heat Wave

27:01 | Jul 23rd, 2015

The heat is literally frying/melting/murdering our brains so please accept our pre-emptive apology for the rambling nonsense in this episode. While our thermometers climb past 90, we chat cool treats and find that our love for Madonna and Beyonce is ...Show More

Episode 184: Strawberries

24:36 | Jul 16th, 2015

Summer gifts us with glorious strawberries so we are gifting you with an heirloom variety quiz. We chat strawberries whether they be raw, cooked, jammed, stolen or hulled and find that there is little in this world that doesn't fluster Matthew. Be su...Show More

Episode 182: Picnic

32:58 | Jul 2nd, 2015

Recording live from the wilderness where we get traumatized by the outdoors and beverage laws while on our Picnic. We discuss food temperatures and transportation, celebrity guests and encounter more bugs than any other episode before. So much nature...Show More

Episode 181: Energy Bars

22:42 | Jun 25th, 2015

As usual we are always trend following and never trend setting. We brought you energy drinks, so now its time for Energy Bars. We wonder why you'd ever want to replace a meal, how long it takes for an energy bar to take effect and if they are just wo...Show More

Episode 180: Nachos

24:50 | Jun 18th, 2015

The listeners spoke and... we didn't really listen. Today we address the best and worst of crispy, cheese soaked Nachos. Toppings, cheese ratios, high school reunions and balding are all up for discussion and we also find out what cheese and underwea...Show More

Episode 179: Hot Sauce

22:08 | Jun 11th, 2015

The things we do for this show. Today we sacrifice our tongues as we travel down Hot Sauce Alley where the conversation quickly turns morbid. Matthew discovers how cool he really was as a child and Molly reveals her "50 Shades of Grey" past. www.spil...Show More

Episode 178: Pudding

22:20 | Jun 4th, 2015

The stakes have never been higher as M & M examine American puddings, not to be confused with British puds. This indefinable substance grows a skin, scrambles eggs and could give us an exclusive insight into Molly's newest project. We also play casti...Show More

Episode 177: Nut Butters

18:06 | May 28th, 2015

Today we stir and taste non-peanut Nut Butters. Listen to scintillating conversation regarding almond butter phases during college, grease vs. sludge and nut arbitrage. We are talking buttering nuts and seeding butter while the nut aromas get to our ...Show More

Episode 176: Soy Sauce

27:17 | May 21st, 2015

After 175 episodes, we have finally selected our ideal chopsticks and feel ready to tackle Soy Sauce. We chat X-Files, cartoons, fairy tales and feigning interest while drowning our rice in The Black Ooze. Will we or won't we be able to differentiate...Show More

Episode 175: Indian Junk Food

20:51 | May 14th, 2015

Yes, we were given yet another box of foreign goodies submitted for our pleasure and judgement. Indian Junk Food is super classy although its looks, taste and smell don't always exactly align. This is a seriously bangin box full of confusing aromatic...Show More

Episode 174: Brown Butter

24:13 | May 7th, 2015

For optimal results, your cohosts recommend bathing and basting yourself in the sizzling slurry of deliciousness that is brown butter. Be sure to hold on tight to your chemise as we encounter nutty food babies, Lynn Rossetto Kasper imitations and foa...Show More

Episode 173: Sack Lunch LIVE!

40:04 | Apr 30th, 2015

Journey into the minds of geniuses as Pat Benatar and Kenny Loggins present an ode to childhood. We packed each other a meal filled with goodies from our childhood lunch boxes where we find that baggie technology has not improved since our mothers co...Show More

Episode 172: Breakfast Pastries

18:55 | Apr 23rd, 2015

As grown ups, we can eat whatever we want for breakfast. Today we grab some brooding breakfast desserts from the shelf where they have lived for who knows how long. Cake nuggets, waves of powdered sugar and sweaty glaze are all part of this complete ...Show More

Episode 171: Shallots

23:52 | Apr 16th, 2015

This Sunday is our live show! Get your tickets here! With mouths afire we unveil the many layers of onion's little sibling, the shallot. We discuss this sexiest of alliums in the raw, fried, pickled and crisped along with that most vital of question...Show More

Episode 170: Korean Junk Food

14:43 | Apr 9th, 2015

Still tickets available for our live show on April 19th in Seattle!    Once again, a box of foreign delights has landed on our table, ergo we are forced to partake and pass judgement. This time, Korea lends its treats to our tongues and we hold not...Show More

Episode 169: Dumplings

21:39 | Apr 2nd, 2015

Live show tickets here!    Join Professors Molly and Matthew as they teach Encased Dough Balls 101. We tackle existential questions such as the exact definition of a dumpling, where ravioli falls and a technique known as "Side Swayze". Be sure to t...Show More

Episode 168: Singapore Junk Food

13:57 | Mar 26th, 2015

Live show tickets still available here! Hopes are high for hand delivered Singapore Junk Food which comes heavily packaged, addictive and conditioned. Molly confronts the dreaded jellied meat while SuperRing comes to the rescue! www.spilledmilkpodca...Show More

Episode 167: Mint Chocolate

21:27 | Mar 19th, 2015

There are still tickets available for our April 19th Live Show here! We are going door to door bearing laughter, joy and mint chocolate treats. Mint is our favorite chocolate pairing, though we think that could be due to dependence rather than merit...Show More

Episode 166: Scrambled Eggs

19:43 | Mar 12th, 2015

Click here for tickets to Spilled Milk Live on April 19th at Town Hall Seattle!   Today Molly and Matthew go back to their roots to chat about the first dish they ever learned to cook, scrambled eggs. The nuances of egg preparation, when to cheese ...Show More

Episode 165: Fondue

21:51 | Mar 5th, 2015

Hot and bubbly,  we are stabbing our way into the 70s with Molly's first foray into fondue. The conspiracy behind the creation of fondue is revealed as are past experiences with French stoner dudes, and clergy members.   ...Show More

Episode 164: Donuts

32:40 | Feb 26th, 2015

Sugar bombs away! Stop by our break room for a box of donuts aka: crullers, fritters, bear claws, bismarcks, twists and jellied. We chat about weepy donuts, oozing donuts and what they have in common with sex and pizza. EXPLICIT. www.spilledmilkpodca...Show More

Episode 163: Birthday Cake LIVE!

52:41 | Feb 19th, 2015

We celebrated our 5th birthday/anniversary with a live show where we broke our slogan by sharing cake with the audience. Molly and Matthew reminisce about their childhood birthday parties, cakes and presents. There is a lot more crying and fainting t...Show More

Episode 162: Orange Soda

18:50 | Feb 12th, 2015

Get ready to concentrate. When you are hot and sweaty from watering your potted plant, nothing is better than a cool, refreshing, bottled and carbonated "orange" flavored beverage. Mexican carbonation, the Vietnam War and Russian history all play an ...Show More

Episode 161: Fennel

19:35 | Feb 5th, 2015

Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. Today we delve into fennel, its seeds, pollen, fronds and bulbs. Matthew finally admits to his mysterious past while we wonder about this plant's licorice flavor and price point.      Jill Santopietro's Braised Fennel wit...Show More

Episode 160: Cheap Beer

19:34 | Jan 29th, 2015

We don't know much about football, so we are participating in the only way we know, the beer. Join us as we slosh down memory lane, wonder where the calories in light beer go, which beer has the best cans and if our beer of choice makes us hipsters. ...Show More

Episode 159: Lip Balm

24:05 | Jan 22nd, 2015

It is the dead of the winter and our lips are paying the price. We try a plethora of lip balms and finally admit to our Carmex addiction. Waxy, fruity, glossy or tinted, these balms are smooth on the lips but rough on the tongue. How often do you lip...Show More

Episode 158: Waffles

23:34 | Jan 15th, 2015

Rise and Shine! Today we consume yet another doughy breakfast item slathered in syrup. Molly and Matthew struggle to keep things clean while wondering what the opposite of Belgian is and whether a waffle is just a pancake in disguise. What tops your ...Show More

Episode 157: Canadian Junk Food

18:00 | Jan 8th, 2015

Oh Canada! You send it, we eat it. Maybe that should be our new motto. Today we flirt with new career paths, challenge Smarties to a duel and find out if our patriotism trumps our taste buds.

Episode 156: Carrots

25:15 | Jan 1st, 2015

Happy New Year!    Beware: carrots apparently bring out some inflamed opinions. We discuss the carrots of days gone by and find out if Molly can rescue Matthew from his carrot rut. Remember to tip your podcasters in carrot coins. EXPLICIT. www.spille...Show More

Episode 155: German Christmas

17:23 | Dec 25th, 2014

Fröhliche Weihnachten!  We must not have been too naughty this year, since we were gifted a box of German Christmas treats. We delve into the merits of marzipan, artificial aromas and shady Santas. Thanks for listening and supporting us during 2014! ...Show More

Episode 154: Favorite Sandwiches

20:10 | Dec 18th, 2014

The cure for the flu? Sandwiches of course. Or is it tattoos? Sandwiches both foreign and domestic, of the past and the present haunt our appetites and today we discuss and debate our favorites. It isn't as simple as you think to pair the perfect bre...Show More

Episode 153: Vanilla Ice Cream

30:20 | Dec 11th, 2014

Today we are joined by our arch enemy, Dan from The Sporkful, to talk all things lame and boring, otherwise known as Vanilla Ice Cream. We find out what your favorite frozen dessert says about your bedroom behavior and discuss melting points and scoo...Show More

Episode 152: Classic Cocktails

35:31 | Dec 4th, 2014

Finally, the episode you've all been waiting for! Our hosts get more and more tipsy as they learn what makes a cocktail a classic, what Matthew can safely order in a biker bar and how many steps it takes to become Don Draper. It was way past our bedt...Show More

Episode 151: Green Beans

25:36 | Nov 27th, 2014

Today you can finally have some of our topic, if you are having that classic Thanksgiving side dish, the Green Bean Casserole that is. Molly and Matthew discover what Friday Night Lights and green beans have in common along with some soggy and squeak...Show More

Episode 150: Sour Cream

24:25 | Nov 20th, 2014

How do you take your sour cream? Whipped, savory and with extra fat? Today your super cultured and ultra-pasteurized hosts alternate from true detectives to true divas. Serving suggestion: do not partake before noon without a baked potato. spilledmil...Show More

Episode 149: Cheddar

25:02 | Nov 13th, 2014

Today we are extra sharp, clothbound and falling down the Wookey Hole. We love cheddar cheese in every shape and color, whether generic or artisanal, just don't ask us to start cheddaring.  Now to determine the best vehicle to transport these cheddar...Show More

Episode 148: Pumpkin Spice

25:11 | Nov 6th, 2014

Autumn has arrived bringing with it all manner of pumpkin spiced edibles. Molly and Matthew tackle heirloom varietals, contemplate a Trader Joes pumpkin intervention and taste a PSL which surprises even themselves. We ask the world, how far is too fa...Show More

Episode 147: Caramel

21:25 | Oct 30th, 2014

Molly, Matthew and the Maillard Reaction presents an ooey, gooey, sticky adventure of the burnt sugar variety. Caramel is cheap and simple, yet impressive, kind of like the Spilled Milk Podcast. Where we stand on the Great Salted Caramel Debate comes...Show More

Episode 146: Colombian Junk Food

15:28 | Oct 23rd, 2014

Either we are nearing our expiration date or we will just need another trip to the dentist after these Colombian treats from Listener Maria. These DIY delicacies teach us to always pair our Frunas with our Papitas de Pollo.

Episode 145: Bok Choy

16:59 | Oct 16th, 2014

What baby brassica simply stalks and leaves? Bok Choy! Through 50 shades of green and raw dunks, Matthew and Molly explore this underused vegetable beyond the good ol' stir fry.           Matthew's Bok Choy stir fry   Heat pea...Show More

Episode 144: Walnuts

21:13 | Oct 9th, 2014

Today we take a walk down the wild side through nutty Oklahoman pasts while Molly and Matthew fall under the spell of black walnut magic. RIP nutcrackers.      Walnut Cake from Orangette Purchase Black Walnuts Pike Place...Show More

Episode 143: Jarred Spaghetti Sauce

17:18 | Oct 2nd, 2014

Meat posts at the ready! Molly and Matthew taste jarred spaghetti sauces and discuss chunky vs. smooth, Sinatra vs. Newman and stapled fingers vs. inside out eyelids. Note: Viscosity is vital and oregano only in moderation.   ...Show More

Episode 142: Cheesy Crackers

13:34 | Sep 25th, 2014

This week we confront those cheesy crackers that populated our childhoods and continue to haunt our dreams. Tasting these zesty, neon orange, voluptuous crackers brings about some loaded conversations.

Episode 141: Fresh Herbs

24:35 | Sep 18th, 2014

Stephen King and Spilled Milk presents: Fresh Herbs. Molly and Matthew approach a plethora of herbs, favorite and feared, real and imagined, delicate and oppressive. Through preferences and prejudices it turns out that thyme makes fools of us all. sp...Show More

Episode 140: Brazilian Junk Food

17:52 | Sep 11th, 2014

Carla the Listener sent us on a journey of Brazilian delights. Crossing the Saliva Sea, our odyssey is fraught with poor pronunciation, incognito beef chips, enigmatic peanuts and vile meat jelly with a stop by the Pseudo Swiss Alps. spilledmilkpodca...Show More

Episode 139: Crepes

22:17 | Sep 4th, 2014

Back to school with French 101. Your supply list consists of a baguette, beret, neckerchief, squeegee and a fire extinguisher. Today we'll lecture on savory and sweet crepes while Matthew's francophile past finally comes to light. spilledmilkpodcast....Show More

Episode 138: Caramel Corn

28:36 | Aug 28th, 2014

Today we are tapping caramel corn with relish. Those sticky, crunchy clusters invoke more spelunking stories, though not the kind you are thinking of. You may want to think twice before playing Truth or Dare? with Matthew and Molly. EXPLICIT spilledm...Show More

Episode 137: Maple Syrup

22:05 | Aug 21st, 2014

Welcome to the Spilled Milk Sugar Bush, where we taste maple syrup of all grades and qualities and sometimes, it's not even real. We've done way more research into syrup grading than you ever thought you'd want so take notes. Through sticky pours and...Show More

Episode 136: Non-Tomato Pasta Sauces Pt. 1

25:46 | Aug 14th, 2014

Today, we plate up some pasta and discuss sauces sans tomatoes. Molly fixates on spelunking while Matthew's cookbook collection comes under fire. It's Loren vs. Bastianich so cast your votes, boil some water and sauce it up.  ...Show More

Episode 135: Toast

22:02 | Aug 7th, 2014

This week, we tackle yet another trendy topic and discover that toast abuse is real. But we still aren't sure if it's worth $4 a slice or which method is best for getting that perfect crisp, though John Thorne seems to have some strong toasty opinion...Show More

Episode 134: Celery

18:56 | Jul 31st, 2014

More than just mirepoix, we seek to celebrate celery in all its stringy, crunchy glory. On a journey through its leaves, seeds and stalks, listen as we crunch away chatting about the merits of de-stringing, chopping and puppetry. EXPLICIT. spilledmil...Show More

Episode 133: Oatmeal Cookies

15:12 | Jul 24th, 2014

We make good on our promises so it is time to discuss oatmeal in cookie form. Have you ever been lured and deceived by raisins? Do you know where no bake cookies come from? How about the fighting capabilities of Sesame Street characters? Take a liste...Show More

Episode 132: Cream of Wheat

16:12 | Jul 17th, 2014

Please sir, we want some more sloppy breakfast cereals. This week our topic is farina aka Cream of Wheat, that favorite meal of the elderly or incarcerated. Join us as we discover what actually makes this stuff edible, Daryl Hannah and bears all befo...Show More

Episode 131: Gushing Candies

20:23 | Jul 10th, 2014

Today we discuss extreme exploders, hopped up with high fructose corn syrup and 1% real fruit juice. Those whirling, squirting, leaking, tingling and fizzing flavors that dance on your taste buds provide a science experiment in candy form that could ...Show More

Episode 130: Coleslaw

20:28 | Jul 3rd, 2014

Get ready to expose yourself to that tangy, cold and crunchy meal accompaniment, coleslaw. Shredded, raw and sometimes wilting, we find the perfect balance between green cabbage and red cabbage with a full serving of goat at no extra charge. spilledm...Show More

Episode 129: Pretzels

17:05 | Jun 26th, 2014

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's The Pretzel! He is here to save the day from the Snack Artist's nefarious plan to take over the world with honey mustard pretzel minions. But where is The Pretzel's trusty sidekick, Peanut Butter Pellet? Tune in to f...Show More

Episode 128: Lemonade

21:24 | Jun 19th, 2014

When life gives you powder... you eat it from the can. This week's topic is Lemonade where we discover yet again that Matthew is a snob with atrocious pickup lines while Molly ponders the Mystery of the Missing Pink Lemons. Taste the thirst. EXPLICIT...Show More

Episode 127: Oatmeal

23:21 | Jun 12th, 2014

Rise and Shine! This week, we embark an another oat based breakfast, this time the gloopy variety. Our slightly snobby hosts prefer posh and steel-cut though they may deign to sample some of that instant flavored stuff. The Podcast, out! (drops mic) ...Show More

Episode 126: Canned Tomatoes

21:22 | Jun 5th, 2014

With rhymes and puns, Molly and Matthew tackle what could prove to be their Achilles' heel, Canned Tomatoes. Through cheesy pasts, shady meeting places and can opener envy, our hosts slog through these pureed, sliced, diced and fire roasted sauce mak...Show More

Episode 125: Granola

22:50 | May 29th, 2014

While neither are worthy of the title Granola Mentor, Matthew and Molly are taking us from toasty to tasty. Join these cereal stuffers as they get their oats in order and discuss the merits of clumps, mix-ins and pulling out in time. Help us Sam Elli...Show More

Episode 124: Green Juice

17:51 | May 22nd, 2014

Great blades of wheat grass! This week our super trendy and always relevant hosts are on a cleanse. They are bulking up and hulking out, braving one of the most dreaded of beverages, green juice. This episode is certified organic, all natural, cold p...Show More

Episode 123: Spring Veggies

22:49 | May 15th, 2014

This week, Matthew and Molly once again laugh in the face of danger as they brave pungent odors, homicidal plants and entrapping tendrils. The limited edition backyard edibles tasted are fiddlehead ferns, ramps, pea shoots and stinging nettles. Forag...Show More

Episode 122: Canned Tuna

19:58 | May 8th, 2014

This week we are packed in the Mediterranean tradition with one of Matthew's most feared foods, canned tuna. Get ready to pick a side, whether it's Albacore vs. Yellowfin, Chunk vs. Solid, Water vs. Oil or Italy vs. Costa Rica. More

Episode 121: Sushi

22:18 | May 1st, 2014

Sweet tofu pockets it's Sushi 101! Matthew finally gets to show off his knowledge of that most beloved of Japanese cuisine, sushi. He expertly guides us through concept, pronunciation, tastings and practical application. Molly is not amused. EXPLICIT...Show More

Episode 120: Icebox Cake

16:10 | Apr 24th, 2014

Webster's Dictionary defines Icebox Cake as: (n) Much better than a human centipede. Join our post-apocalyptic adventure where zebras and cannibals abound and only a 2 ingredient chilled dessert can save you.  House of Cards Season One spoiler alert!...Show More

Episode 119: Prunes

18:41 | Apr 17th, 2014

Keeping you regular with our weekly episodes, this time we probe everybody's favorite laxative, prunes. This versatile fruit delights whether dried, stewed, juiced, roasted, savory or sweet. "Moist" haters beware.     Reci...Show More

Episode 118: Food as Utensils

19:26 | Apr 10th, 2014

Celery straws and coconut bras. Here at Spilled Milk, we don't shy away from the deep questions, such as "What actually constitutes a food utensil?" and "Where do Red Vines go when they die?". Desperate times call for edible utensils. spilledmilkpodc...Show More

Episode 117: English Muffins

23:17 | Apr 3rd, 2014

Dive deep into the nooks and crannies of that perfect breakfast system delivery mechanism: the English Muffin. Are they English? Are they muffins? Can our intrepid bread nerds, Matthew and Molly, break through the crumpet barrier and avoid an avocado...Show More

Episode 116: Grilled Cheese

22:24 | Mar 27th, 2014

To dip or not to dip? Creating a perfectly crustic grilled cheese sandwich is an art. Butter-brushing, crisp-creating and cheese-selecting takes an expert, which we totally are. Please don’t be intimidated by the goblins and eroticism contained withi...Show More

Episode 115: Limes

17:04 | Mar 20th, 2014

It’s time. It’s lime time. They’re essential to ceviche, Mexican cooking, Thai cooking, and pie. We investigate Persian limes, key limes, rangpur limes, and that one lime with the racist name that we’re really not sure what to call. spilledmilkpodcas...Show More

Episode 114: Scottish Junk Food

23:06 | Mar 13th, 2014

Sons and daughters of Scotland! We are Spilled Milk. And that’s as much of Braveheart as we remember. Listener Gemma kindly sent us a box full of Scottish wafers, caramel, and absurdities. What else could we do but start chewing? Alba gu bràth! EXPLI...Show More

Episode 113: Salsa

19:52 | Mar 6th, 2014

Fiesta! Molly and Matthew get down with five bowls of spicy goodness and a pound of broken chips, and they learn a lot about salsa, garlic, and life. Take yourself to a new frontera with this episode. EXPLICIT. Rick Bayless’s ...Show More

Episode 112: Mixed Nuts

26:16 | Feb 20th, 2014

This week on Mixed Nuts: Matthew admits to a shocking nut-crush. Molly admits she’s never thought much about mixed nuts. And we spend five minutes begging for money.

Episode 111: Fast Food Frozen Treats

18:06 | Feb 6th, 2014

Road trip! Why is our sound quality so lousy this week? It’s because we took the show to our local fast food emporium to enjoy some frozen treats. We talk Frostys, Blizzards, and other fast-food classics. Plus, a sneak preview of Molly’s forthcoming ...Show More

Episode 110: Popcorn

18:30 | Jan 23rd, 2014

Dear Dennis Quaid: We’re really sorry about all the things we did to you on this episode. But really, would you rather Martin Short in there, or us? Love, your two grannies, Molly and Matthew.

Episode 109: Bacon

25:23 | Jan 16th, 2014

Finally, Matthew’s superpower is revealed. Trust us, you didn’t want to know. In the meantime, however, we eat bacon and talk thickness, crispiness, smokiness, and finding bacon in unexpected places. Bacony cornbread recipe: h...Show More

Episode 108: Eggplant

22:24 | Jan 9th, 2014

Witness the debunking of eggplant sex, the battle of bitter and silky, and the birth of Hobo Ghannoush. NOTE: You know the part where Matthew gets all smug because he knows the word “dioecious”? Well, he was completely wrong. Eggplants are monoecious...Show More

Episode 107: Pizza Toppings

25:23 | Dec 27th, 2013

Welcome back, our friends, to the show that never ends. But how do you stop talking about pizza toppings? I mean, you’ve got cheese, sauce, pepperoni, margherita, supreme, pineapple, dessert pizza, hamburger nuggets, white pies, red pies, and we forg...Show More

Episode 106: Sweet Potatoes

18:25 | Dec 12th, 2013

Hey, sweetie pies. On this episode we explore the sweet potato/yam divide, ruin Thanksgiving, get arrested for assault and battery, and still have time to stuff our faces with cake. Recipes: Sweet Potato Pound Cake, Roasted Japanese Sweet Potatoes wi...Show More

Episode 105: Lemons

16:59 | Nov 28th, 2013

From the high-powered world of competitive botany comes this lip-puckering episode. How do you zest? How do you juice? How many hand gestures can we work into an audio podcast? Go suck a lemon! EXPLICIT. Recipes: Braised Fenn...Show More

Episode 104: Salami

18:24 | Nov 14th, 2013

DIRECTIONS TO THE SPILLED MILK SALAMI DUNGEON Drive 2.8 miles down Lactic Fermentation ParkwayTurn right onto Meat Stick Alley (ignore PRIVATE PROPERTY sign)Proceed until you see an ominous-looking shackFlee on foot Recipe: ...Show More

Episode 103: Halloween Candy

20:24 | Oct 31st, 2013

The things we do to our bodies on this episode should be illegal. Also, our understanding of human biology is primitive. Also, what is nougat? Also, where are we and why are we surrounded by empty candy wrappers? Candies tasted: 3 Musketeers, Necco W...Show More

Episode 102: Chocolate Chip Cookies

14:53 | Oct 17th, 2013

Padlock your freezer, because we’re coming for your dough! What kind of chocolate makes the best cookie? What’s so great about old dough? Does size matter? Molly and Matthew chew through two astonishingly different cookies in search of answers. Recip...Show More

Episode 101: Whipped Cream

18:00 | Oct 3rd, 2013

It’s light vs heavy vs canned vs Peter Gabriel vs Prince in this no-holds-barred cream-o-rama. Wait, that didn’t sound right at all. What can you say about whipped cream, anyway, other than “whip it well and put it on everything?” We give it our 16-m...Show More

Episode 100: Salt

24:25 | Sep 19th, 2013

It’s our centennial episode! Remember when Spilled Milk got its start, back in 1913? All we remember is, we probably didn’t have access to the variety of gourmet salts we enjoy today. Salts tasted: Jacobsen (Oregon), Læsø Groft Sydesalt (Denmark), Ad...Show More

Episode 99: Instant Coffee

19:47 | Sep 5th, 2013

Hey does it seem like we’re talking really fast? It seems to us likewe’retalkingreallyfast. Molly and Matthew celebrate the moments of their lives with a selection of the finest instant coffees. Remember France? Remember Jean-Luc, the waiter? Remembe...Show More

Episode 98: Radishes

18:22 | Aug 22nd, 2013

Join your masked hosts El Rábano and Le Radis for a classic Spilled Milk heirloom produce variety quiz and a discussion of French breakfasts, little pinkies, and big hairy daikons. Recipe: Braised radishes. Braised radishes: h...Show More

Episode 97: East Coast Chips

18:07 | Aug 8th, 2013

Listeners Rachel and Max from Pittsburgh sent us the greatest gift: a big box of potato chips. Grandma Utz, for example, fries her chips in lard. Whatever happened to old Grandma Utz, anyway? Chips tasted: Lays, Utz (original), Utz Kettle Classics, U...Show More

Episode 96: Pasta Shapes

18:46 | Jul 25th, 2013

This is the show that you’ve been waiting for, in which we determine, once and for all, the best pasta shape. Or not. Along the way, Matthew continues his love affair with penne rigate, Molly makes Italians roll their eyes and groan, and we voice som...Show More

Episode 95: Salmon

18:24 | Jul 11th, 2013

It’s July in Seattle, and that means one thing: salmon. We’ve been noodlin' around in the river with Brad Pitt, losing fingers and catching dinner, and now we're sharing our favorite ways to cook and eat our favorite local fish. (Though, no, you stil...Show More

Episode 94: Croissants

17:31 | Jun 27th, 2013

In this flaky, buttery episode, Molly and Matthew pull apart the culinary conundrum that is a croissant. How did the croissant conquer the world when it's so hard to make? We're still not sure, but we’re willing to eat four croissants for lunch in or...Show More

Episode 93: Jam

20:05 | Jun 13th, 2013

What's your jam? Our jam is jam. Strawberry, gooseberry, tayberry, damson...but grape? Not so much. We taste a bunch of jams on toast and have a Smucking good time doing it.

Episode 92: Buckwheat

16:28 | May 30th, 2013

Surprisingly little talk of Eddie Murphy on this buckwheat-centric episode. Buckwheat for dinner? Yes! For dessert? Yes! As a hearty, toasted breakfast cereal? Well, how Dickensian do you want to get? Recipes: Kasha, Buckwheat Waffles, Nibby Buckwhea...Show More

Episode 91: Airplane Food

17:17 | May 16th, 2013

Ever since airlines stopped serving meals on domestic flights, comedians have had nothing to talk about. That didn't stop us from having a rollicking discussion of what to bring on the plane, snacks served on the plane, and why Molly and Matthew are ...Show More

Episode 90: Milk

20:32 | May 2nd, 2013

Finally, an episode about our namesake. Molly and Matthew mustache their way through quarts of milk. We sidestep the raw milk debate and cow vs goat, but we take a strong position on chunky vs creamy. Moo.

Episode 89: Onions

16:13 | Apr 18th, 2013

If there are no onions involved, is it really cooking? Molly's Polish grandmother says no. If you don't have a Polish grandmother, this episode makes a good substitute. Molly and Matthew peel back the layers, have a good cry, talk shopping and choppi...Show More

Episode 88: Bitter Greens

16:52 | Apr 4th, 2013

How does a chicory root become a bunch of tightie whities? What can broccoli rabe teach us about Matthew’s masculinity? And if you close your eyes, can you taste the difference between escarole and radicchio? If you’re mad keen for bitter greens, thi...Show More

Episode 87: Potato Chips

16:45 | Mar 21st, 2013

Molly and Matthew taste four classic chips, with surprising results. As you might expect, this episode consists entirely of crunching and made-up potato chip slogans. Are O'Boisies really o'boisterous? We're not sure, because they don't make them any...Show More

Episode 86: Bananas

17:06 | Mar 7th, 2013

Do you dare to touch the frozen banana? We did, and we lived to tell you about it in excruciating detail. You are going to be so proud of how many monkey and human anatomy jokes we resisted making on this show. Recipes: Bananas Foster II; Banana Brea...Show More

Episode 85: Garlic

17:23 | Feb 21st, 2013

What's that smell, you ask? Why, it's Molly and Matthew, and we've just eaten enough garlic bread to ward off all vampires (and humans with functioning olfactory bulbs) within a hundred-mile radius. This week, we're talking hardneck garlic, softneck ...Show More

Episode 84: Canned Fruit

17:13 | Feb 7th, 2013

Why do some fruits get better when you put them in a can and others turn into clammy eyeballs? We have no idea, but we keep opening cans of peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, and more, until we're up to our necks in heavy syrup. www.spilledmilkpodcast.c...Show More

Episode 83: Shrimp

17:04 | Jan 24th, 2013

Any episode that includes the question “do you prefer head-on or headless?” has got to be pretty good, right? We dive into the undersea world of shrimp and surface with a briny hangover and a couple of pretty awesome recipes. Recipes: Rick Bayless’s ...Show More

Episode 82: Marshmallows

15:50 | Jan 10th, 2013

Gather round the campfire, children, because we have ghost stories from darkest Florida that'll scare you boneless! Meanwhile, Molly's marshmallow catches fire seventeen times. That's not a euphemism. Then we make s'mores. (Also not a euphemism.) And...Show More

Episode 81: Cornbread

15:18 | Dec 27th, 2012

A band of renegade and not-too-smart historians argues that the Civil War was fought over cornbread. Should it be sweet, cakey, and yellow? Or savory, white, and crisp-crusted? Is it true that the best Southern cornbread is made with yankee cornmeal?...Show More

Episode 80: Brownies

13:39 | Dec 13th, 2012

A note to fans of cakey brownies, if you even exist: you can skip this episode. Here at Spilled Milk, we fall on the fudgy side of the Great Brownie Divide, and it’s nice and soft and gooey over here. Join us as we discuss the finer points (and edge ...Show More

Episode 79: Canned Childhood

17:12 | Nov 29th, 2012

We're strolling down memory lane again, and this time, we're checking out cans.  From SpaghettiOs to tiny burgers in soup, we're revisiting the canned foods of our youth, and hey, would you look at that: we didn't even maim ourselves on the can opene...Show More

Episode 78: Gum

16:17 | Nov 15th, 2012

Five out of five dentists recommend listening to this episode, because there is as of yet no known mechanism for sound waves to cause tooth decay. Unless you lie around listening to the show for days on end without brushing your teeth, in which case ...Show More

Episode 77: Brussels Sprouts

16:19 | Nov 1st, 2012

Do you still have nightmares about stinky little green heads on your childhood dinner plate? We're here for a grownup look at Brussels sprouts, with a hearty dose of heavy cream and hot metal. (Just kidding; we've never done anything grownup on this ...Show More

Episode 76: Chinese Takeout

15:36 | Oct 18th, 2012

Yes, we love the real Chinese food you can get in major Western cities today. But we've never lost our taste for the gloopy takeout we ate as kids. That's why we're feasting this week on beef with snow peas, sweet and sour chicken, and other cornstar...Show More

Episode 75: Yogurt

19:47 | Oct 4th, 2012

Gather round, friends. We have a special treat for you: plain yogurt. Yeah, we said it. This week we climb into a metaphorical vat of probiotic goodness and discuss texture, mix-ins, and made-up yogurt science. Includes a rare Molly-Matthew disagreem...Show More

Episode 74: Japanese Junk Food

12:49 | Sep 20th, 2012

We’ve got mail, and it’s a box full of tiny brains, mini mushrooms, little fish, and Pocky. Tune in, Tokyo: it’s Japanese snack time. Roasted chestnuts Mountain Mushroom cookies Green tea mochi balls Salty chocolate Poc...Show More