Friday, October 22, 2021

Food News- It's Ham Season!!!!

John and Jeni talk about cooking meatloaf, pulled pork tacos and eating at amusement parks as well as how happy we are for Ham season (It's a thing for us!).

In food news we cover canned pumpkin, Tim Burton cookbooks and restaurants, Bobby Flay leaving the FN and home goods from drag queen Steak Diane. Thanks for listening!!



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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Chefisode #14- Vincent Price

John and Jeni get into spooky season with our favorite Ghoulish Gourmand, Vincent Price. From his cookbooks to his TV Show as well as cooking records (yes you read that right), we cover everything food related to the Master of the Macabre. We also give you an early Halloween treat with an radio play featuring Vincent from 1974. Enjoy!!



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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Food news- Renn Fest Food Fight!!

John and Jeni talk about the food they ate (or didn't eat) at the Renaissance Festival. From the mini corn dogs to the salacious sausage on a stick, we give you the play-by-play. We also cover food news topics including Cracker Jack soda, airline food fetishists, mustard wine and fudge made on a grave stone. Thanks for listening!!!



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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Worcestershire Sauce!!!

Jeni and John get saucy about Worcestershire Sauce. From how to pronounce it, how it's made, it's history and how it's still very popular around the globe. Thanks for listening!!!



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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Food News: Slug Life!

John and Jeni talk about cooking Kugel, Pork Belly Bun and making Ramen Noodles from Spaghetti before getting into this weeks food news. Nerds candy, D&D, Pretzel flavored beer and lab made Kobe Beef are among the many topics discussed this week. Thanks for listening!!!



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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Gelatin!!!

John and Jeni get jiggly about Gelatin. It's history, how it's made, it's uses and how it has changed foods on both the savory and sweet sides. We also go into the history of J-E-L-L-O. Thanks for listening!!!



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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Blue Crabs!!!

Jeni and John talk about the amazing and delicious blue crab. This is a long one because we love blue crabs. Steamed, fried, baked and even raw, we cover all of their preparations. Also, wait until you hear how Jeni eats crabs!! Thanks for listening!



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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Taste tests, digressions and Jeni's Bachelorette blowout

John and Jeni are all over the place on this fast paced run-up to our big Crab episode. Starting at Jeni's friends bachelorette party run down (lots of food was involved) we go to an impromptu taste test and food news (with tons of cooking digressions) this crazy episode has it all. Thanks for listening!!!



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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Pistachios!!!

John and Jeni get cracking with Pistachios. They find out why they're so expensive, how they're grown & how America became self sufficient in growing it's own pistachios. We also talk about how pistachios are evil, terrifying and explosive murder drupes. Thanks for listening!!!



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Thursday, August 12, 2021

John and Jeni Shoot the Sh!t

After a potato chips tasting, John and Jeni talk about lots of food topics such as easy dinners, BLTs, alcoholic Mountain Dew, how we dressed as kids, Judas Priest and mustard flavored hot dog buns. Hop you have as much fun listening as we did talking. 



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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Food Subscription boxes Part 2!!

Jeni finishes up her second part on subscription foods with a talk about meal subscriptions plans. We cover the big names as well as some of the lesser known plans and also talk about the pros and cons of getting one of these plans. We also talk about types of salt in recipes. Thanks for listening!!!



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Thursday, July 29, 2021

American Barbecue Part 2

Lesser known regions and foods are on the American BBQ menu. From Kentucky Mutton w/ Black BBQ sauce to Smoked Chicken with Alabama White Sauce we cover the stuff that's great but doesn't have a publicist. We deep dive on the amazing Chicago Aquarium Pit. Thanks for Listening!!!



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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Food Subscription boxes!!

Jeni fills John in about food subscription services (not meal planners like Blue Apron). We find out about ramen, beef jerky, whiskey and marshmallow delivery plans. We also take all the digressions from beds to the Olympics. Thanks of listening!!!



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Thursday, July 15, 2021

American Barbecue Part 1

John and Jeni talk about what makes American barbecue. After talk about pizza, meatloaf and how to pronounce Connecticut, John tries to explain what American bbq exactly is (hint: it's not easy). Luckily, there will be two more parts to figure this out. Thanks for listening!!!



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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Kiss the Cookbook #2- The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Jeni presents one of her (and John's) favorite cookbooks, The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. After catch up and food news we dive into what we love about The Food Lab site, Kenji himself and why this cookbook is a must have for beginners and experienced cooks alike. Thanks for listening!!!



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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Jibber Jabber with Jeni and John!!!

Jeni and John talk this week about .... anything they want. From John's excursions eating while his kid and dog are away to the Fast and the Furious series they digress admirably. There is also food news, listener questions and talk of the Twilight movies. Thanks for listening!!! 



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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Jeni's Jumbo Gumbo Journey!!!

Jeni and John talk about the loose recipe of Gumbo. After a Father's day roundup and food news we dive head first into the ever-changing recipe that is gumbo. We talk history and variations but mainly how we're obsessed with this amazing dish. Thanks for listening!!!



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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Turnips!!

John and Jeni are ready to turn it up! After talk of birthdays, fathers day and dinners we get into the food news and then turnips. We cover it's history, ask why Americans aren't a big fan and leave with recipes for turnip wine. Thanks for listening!



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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Seaweed!!!!

Jeni and John goes on an adventure into the ocean to forage for some seaweed. Jeni goes through it's history, the different types, how it's used in cooking and it's ecological benefits. It's really interesting and we hope you enjoy listening to it! Thanks!



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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Brunch live from the SNIPS!!!!!

John and Jeni are together at last in the same space to perform live on the Scavengers Network Indie Podcast Showcase (SNIPS). The topic was brunch and somehow through their giddiness they kept it at about an hour. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for listening!!!



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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Rhubarb!!!!

Jeni tells John all about rhubarb. From medicine, forced rhubarb, the king of rhubarb and botany jazz we hear about it all. We also cover food news on pizzas for reading books, the chicken wars and pickle hard seltzers. Thanks for listening!!



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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Chefisode #13 Jacques Pépin

John and Jeni learn about Jacques Pepin this week. From his humble beginnings in his parents country restaurant to being one of the most beloved Chefs in the world, we cover it all. Thanks for listening!!! Cheers!



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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Episode 200!!!!!!!!!

Jeni talks to John about doing 200 episodes of the Podcast. We get to talk a little before going into what the podcast has meant to us, what our favorite episodes are and what topics we would like to see in the future. Thanks you all so much for listening!!!



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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Raisin Hell!!!

John and Jeni try to right the wrongs that are being perpetrated against raisins. They talk about their history, how they're produced, the various types and what Pliny the Elder thought we should do with them. We finish with the story of one of the greatest bands of the 1980's: The California Raisins. Thanks for listening!!!



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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ramps!!!

Jeni chose Ramps to be our subject this week and she delivers the foraged goods. From what a ramp is to how to pick it and cook it she covers it all. We have some connectivity issues so pardon our dust on this one. Listen, learn and enjoy!!! Thanks!



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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Ranch Dressing!!!

John and Jeni dip into the history of Ranch Dressing. They cover it's humble beginnings feeding hungry plumbing crews in Alaska to it's current reign as the ubiquitous sauce we all dip our pizza crusts in. Jeni gets into the food news and we hit ranch trivia. Thanks for listening! 



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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Gochujang

Jeni and John talk about Gochujang this week! Jeni teaches John about it's history, how it's made and how it relates to other other Korean condiments (and how they make up Gochujang). We also hit on Food News and Jeni's awesome Brisket recipe. Thanks for listening!!!



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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Jerrod Bronson!!!!!

John has a two part conversation with Jerrod Bronson about working in bars, seeing craziness, The Snyder Cut and his Dr. Bronson's Elixirs brand of mixers, bitters and shrubs. This one took three days to finish but we got there. Thanks for listening!



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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Food Fads Part 2!!!

John and Jeni return to the food fads through the years. We jump right into the weird, wild and amazing food fads that have captured our collective fascination over the last century. Thanks for listening!!!!



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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Food Fads part 1!!!!!!

John and Jeni get hip to food fads through the years. After some catch up and food news we get into the weird, wild and amazing food fads that have captured our collective fascination over the last century. We hope you dig it. Thanks for listening!!!!



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Thursday, March 4, 2021

The Scrapple of my Eye

John and Jeni get scrappy over scrapple. Jeni teaches us all about one of our favorite fried breakfast foods. From how it's made and how to cook it to who loves it and why it's still popular, Jeni covers it all. We hope you love it like we did. Thanks for listening!!!



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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Bone-In Olives

John and Jeni talk about Olives this week. We cover their history, how they're harvested and the process of turning these inedible fruits into delicious flavor bombs. The Sacred Olive Tree at the Acropolis is highlighted too. Thanks for listening!



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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Supermarket Sweep Part 2

This week Jeni schools John about Supermarkets. Where and how they got started, how they adapted and how they've grown into a way of life. Jeni crushes is on her first time presenting a topic!!! Thanks for listening!!!



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Friday, February 12, 2021

Supermarket Sweep Part 1

John and Jeni talk about food, cooking and what they're going to do for Valentines Day before getting to the super weird food news. The problem is they never got to the main topic in time. Definitely next week? Thanks for listening!!



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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Mighty Joe Squared!!!!

John and Jeni talk with Joe and Okan from Joe Squared Pizzeria. From the beginning of the restaurant to it's fall during covid and rise as a workers co-op, we find out the story behind the pie. Also we find out how their incredible menu has changed over the years. Thanks for listening!!!



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Thursday, January 28, 2021

A Cozy Catch Up with Fried Chicken Talk

John and Jeni chat about food, cooking, and lots of talk about fried chicken. What we're eating, how we're both getting back into cooking and some of our favorite take out dishes. Thanks for listening!!



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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Brad Cartwright and Meat Week 2021!!!

John and Jeni are visited by Brad Cartwright, the Captain of Baltimore Meat Week. He explains what  Meat Week is, how it works and where to go to celebrate it. We also talk about Meat Weeks of the past and our love of BBQ in general. We also also celebrate Jeni's first episode as Co-Host! Thanks for listening!!!



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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Dara BunJon!!!

John talks with author, writer, food stylist and host of The Food Enthusiast show Dara Bunjon.

They talk cooking, eating, family and how Dara got started in the food industry.

Dara also waxes nostalgic about rubbing elbows with some of the biggest names in food while looking forward to what the industry has to offer in the future.

Thanks for Listening!!



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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Amie Ward!!!!

John is joined by Healthtender Amie Ward. They talk bartending, the damage it can do and ways to help your body recover from this trauma. They also cover self care, Amie's dedication to helping people and the muscle tape you see all over football players. Thanks for listening!!!



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