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48 – Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Fat

We begin a 4 week journey into the Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. It, for whatever reason, starts with fat.

Fat is flavour and boy does this show have flavour! We visit Italy to see how olive oil is made, what makes focaccia bread so delicious, how to break down a pig, and how cheese is birthed. So many different ways to utilize fat in your cooking!

And yes, we’re aware that we mispronounce Samin’s name. We’re sorry that we’re hacks & frauds, but here we are.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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47 – Love’s Kitchen (2011)

Valentine’s Day is coming up so we wanted something lovely; we watched Love’s Kitchen (2011) instead.

We crack open this pretty-much-made-for-TV-movie and try to figure out what is going on. Why are people eating desserts with two fingers? Why is the daughter cast 7 years older than written? Why would you name your restaurant “The Boot”?!

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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46 – Mostly Martha (2001)

We’re repeating ourselves this week with the 2001 German film Mostly Martha!

We discuss why this movie is so tasty & why the American remake No Reservations (2007) was so bland. We solve issues of adaptations, talk about what makes for compelling drama, and figure out how long it takes to drive from Hamburg to Italy.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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45 – Waiting…(2005)

Do raunchy comedies like 2005’s Waiting… hold up? No. No they don’t.

This movie’s a real mixed-bag. We talk about the problematic pedophilia & homophobia baked into this cult classic, but also the incredibly accurate & hilarious portrayals of the food service industry. We also discuss tipping culture & the ennui of waiting tables day in and day out.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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44 – Tampopo (1985)

We watched the first ramen western: 1985’s Tampopo.

Sophie & Mitch discuss this spectacular genre-pun film, with all its food-related glory. We talk about how food can be intimate – in lovely or icky ways. Also learn about some delightful ramen history & our inspiring trip to Tokiwa Ramen.

And here’s that How to Eat Ramen video.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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43 – VeggieTales

It’s time for VeggieTales!
If you like to waltz with potatoes, then have we got a show for you! Not only do Sophie & Mitch look over the classic Christian TV show, but they also go over the Drawn Together parody: the Veggie Fables.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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42 – Waitress (2007)

Let’s start 2019 fresh with 2007’s Waitress.

Sophie & Mitch discuss all the complexities of this simple little film about a waitress with an abusive husband, imaginative pies, and a bun in the oven. We question the subjectivity of stories, wonder about the process of pie-making, and we explain the tragic meta-text surrounding this movie.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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41 – Nailed It! Holiday p.2

Our coverage of Nailed It! Holiday continues this week!

This podcast covers episodes 4, 5, 6, and the bonus 7th one! We talk about all the impossible tasks these contestants have to attempt, the odd editing choices, and the possibility of Nailed It! spinoffs – based off of the DIY 7th episode.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Rice Krispies!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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40 – Nailed It! Holiday p.1

Get outta here season 3; it’s Nailed It! Holiday time!

This podcast covers episodes 1, 2, and 3 of this specialty season. We discuss all the reasons why we’re excited for this over a proper season three, we’re excited by returning guests, and – most of all – we’re happy to share some holiday cheer through food and people trying their best.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Buttercream!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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39 – ShakespeaReTold: Macbeth (2005)

Macbeth the chef! It’s the 2005 BBC made-for-TV-movie ShakespeaReTold: Macbeth.

Sophie and Mitch watched the James McAvoy starring modernization of The Scottish Play – this time set in a Michelian-star restaurant. We discuss how it works (or doesn’t) as a Shakespearean adaptation. We also pitch our own modern food-related versions of the Bard’s work.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Traditional Scottish Shortbread!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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