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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
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51 – Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Heat

We conclude our adventure with Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat – appropriately enough – with an episode all about Heat.

Samin travels back to her roots in Berkeley, California to re-learn the lessons cooking with open flames teach. We look into oven science, cook with moms, and have people draw why we’re in the kitchen.

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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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50 – Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Acid

Finally on track with the titling in Netflix’s Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. Episode 3 is all about Acid

We’re visiting the Yucatan in order to see all the different things to use acid for. With a wide variety of citrus, a surprising type of honey, and a few other acidic ingredients, Samin Nosrat shows off how all of this balances your food.

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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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Hellboy II: The Golden Army

This week on a special 2 Nerds in a Basement! Tessa (of Fanimorphs fame) joins me as we watch a movie not done by Marvel or DC but a film done by Dark Horse comics!

Hellboy II features an amazing cast, gorgeous visuals, a villain who were not sure why he is a villain and drunk Ron Pearlman singing Barry Manilow. What more could you possibly ask for?

All that and more this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!

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49 – Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Salt

Our trek continues with Netflix’s Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. It’s second episode is Salt. Still doesn’t make sense, but here we are!

Off to Japan to meet all sorts of experts on salt, saltiness, and salty sauces. From seaweed, to miso, soy sauce, and chicken on rice, we see how to layer in different sorts of salts for different culinary ends.

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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/

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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
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Constantine 2005


New guest alert!

My sister Justine sits down with me to watch and discuss a movie about one of hers and mines favorite characters Constantine! We discuss some of the changes they made to the character, the fact that Shia Labouef is pretty much a toddler that can drive a cab and how weird it is seeing Rachel Weisz in anything other than the Mummy.

A return to form this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!

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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
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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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)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Elektra 2005


2 Nerds in a Basement returns! (For real this time!)

With returning guest David Carnduff in tow, we stumble our way through a live watch of Elektra! We discuss how not badass elektra is, how hard Jennifer Garner makes acting look and how this movie insists on telling instead of showing!

All that and more this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!