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Big Night (1996)

Ep. 61

We just watched the wonderful film Big Night (1996), aka Two Brothers with a Restaurant and They’re Italian.

We discuss the impressive directorial decisions, the written & visual storytelling, and a final scene that is one of the best from any movie we’ve seen – food-related or otherwise. Plus drunken octogenarians, Italian Bilbos, and so much more.

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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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The Search for General Tso (2014)

Ep. 60

Ever wonder why every hole-in-the-wall Chinese food restaurant has a General Tso Chicken dish on their menu? Well look no further than 2014’s The Search for General Tso.

Sophie & Mitch talk about this investigative documentary, sussing out the origins of this ubiquitous chicken recipe. We discuss the malleability of food, the relationship between food & culture, and we wish we could go to Big Wong Restaurant.

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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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The Chef Show (Season 1)

Ep. 59

A spinoff of a previous episode (Chef 2014), we’re talking about Netflix’s The Chef Show staring Jon Favreau & Roy Choi!

Sophie & Mitch address the subtle balance between interview shows & cooking shows, we talk about how successful Favreau & Choi are at expanding their behind-the-scenes antics into a series, and Mitch shares a history of Kraft Singles.

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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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Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Ep. 58

We’re talking about the 2019 Netflix film staring Ali Wong & Randall Park: Always Be My Maybe.

Sophie & Mitch gush about their new favourite movie, how refreshing it is for a mid-level romantic comedy that doesn’t just repeat tired tropes, and how these characters’ relationships with food reflect their inner struggles and all that good stuff.

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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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Okja (2017)

Ep. 57

We watched 2017’s Okja and now we’re going to talk about how we’ve been processing it.

We talk about the strengths and weaknesses of this film, the difference between making a movie about meat vs. one about corporatism, and we dive into the world of meat alternative burgers!

CW: This movie has a 3rd act that is essentially a pig-POV inside a breeding centre/slaughterhouse and Okja is personified to a degree that we wanted to ensure folks with sensitivities towards physical/sexual abuse are aware that those topics come up (around the 30 minute mark).

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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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Nailed It! p.6

Ep. 56

Sophie & Mitch finish off episodes 4, 5, and 6 of Nailed It! Season 3!

We discuss how much decorating is too much before you’re no longer baking, we talk about what actually counts as a tropical flavour, and we offer a little background on flavour extracts & fruit hats.

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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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Nailed It! p.5

Sophie & Mitch are back and with Nailed It! Season 3!

We cover episodes 1, 2, and 3 of the third season of Netflix’s hit baking show. We’re talking about Marvel, spookiness, and art across this podcast; plus a history of birthday cake and a recipe that scares us both!

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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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54 – Chef’s Table: Nancy Silverton

We return to Chef’s Table to see what Nancy Silverton is all about; apparently it’s doing a whole lot of different things. We explore bread-making obsessions, coaxing flavour out of ingredients, and grilled cheese nights!

Plus we provide some channel updates right at the top of the episode, so don’t miss that.

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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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53 – The Founder (2016)

We watched 2016’s The Founder and now we’re talking about it!

Sophie & Mitch go back to a ‘simpler’ time, when a man like Ray Kroc could get away with pretty much anything – including swindling a pair of burger bros out of a multi-billion dollar business, while still keeping their namesake. We talk about this, deliciously shot burgers, and protagonist sympathies & so much more.

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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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52 – Food on the Go (2017)

Sophie & Mitch go over a delightful little documentary about Italian food: Food on the Go (E il cibo va) (2017).

How does food travel and how does it change when it does? What happens to Italian cooking and techniques when they immigrate to the United States or to Argentina? All of these questions are at play in this week’s episode.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/