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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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!

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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)
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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)
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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)
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74 – The Island (2005) w. Jodie McRobbie & Sophie Gareau-Brennan

The future is now! It’s 2019 so Jodie McRobbie & Sophie Gareau-Brennan join me to kick off the New Year with a movie set in this bright & bold future: 2005’s The Island.

We discuss all the intricacies of clandestine clone factories, the assumptions 2005 made about 2019, and the most important question raised by this film: can Ewan McGreggor look good in white?

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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