In this episode we learn about the history of nutmeg and the Banda Islands in Indonesia. Per usual, white people show up and ruin everything. Unlike most of our stories, however, there’s a somewhat happy ending.
Melissa blows everyone’s mind in Episode 20 by introducing Aimee & Kate to Milk Punch and the process behind making it- a drink that sounds disgusting but is actually delicious. Aimee, meanwhile, shares the history of American Cheese, and a dish that sounds disgusting, and is disgusting: Cheese Supper Dish.
Melissa mixed up the crowd-pleasing Barnstormer’s Cider while Aimee dropped some knoweldge about the true and horrific history of Thanksgiving that traces follows the American holiday from genocide to propaganda. Listen to this episode while enjoying your Thanksgiving meals to ensure arguments and hurt feelings.
In our latest episode, Aimee losses her goddamn mind trying to talk about the indigenous history of peanut butter, Melissa makes up her own cocktail called Peanut Butter Jelly Time, and Kate is back with so many questions. While answering important questions like “Who actually invented peanut butter?” Aimee brings the other dishes down a long and winding path towards the answer, covering peanut farming, slavery, and imperialism. Melissa also reveals one of her deepest peanut butter-fueled desires, and Kate grows very protective over Lord of the Rings lore. The dishes also come to an impasse when they can’t agree on which peanut butter brand reigns supreme.
The Bourbon Brunch is the cocktail featured in Episode 9 “Make America Waffles Again“. This recipe has been adapted from a recipe found at Classy Girls Wear Pearls. None of us were particularly fond of this drink. It’s best to stay away from this one unless you are a Bourbon lover.
4 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
1 tsp. Pure Maple Syrup
2 oz. Apple Cider
1 oz. Ginger Beer
Candied bacon* and mini-waffle for garnish.
*Recipe to follow.
Combine all ingredients except the bubbly ginger beer in a glass. Stir to combine. Add ginger beer and garnish with bacon and toasted min-waffle.
Candied Bacon Recipe
Thick Cut Bacon (I used thin since that’s what I had, but thick cut would be better)
1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Line a baking sheet with foil and insert a wire baking rack and lay out the bacon.
3. Bake in over for 10 minutes on each side.
4. Remove from oven and brush on sugar mixture to one side.
5. Cook for 10 minutes, remove from over and flip bacon, adding sugar mixture to the other side, and bake another 10 minutes or until you reach the desired color.
6. Allow to fully cool and harden before using as a garnish.
This vintage recipe was mentioned on Episode 08: Disgusting Salads, Depressing Times. This recipe originally appeared in Bright Spots For Wartime Meals – 66 Ration-Wise Recipes 1944
1 pkg Lime Jell-O
1 pint hot water
3 tbsp. vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup sliced stuffed olives
1/2 cup sliced sweet pickles
1/4 cup diced celery, if desired
Dissolve Jell-O in hot water. Add vinegar and salt. Chill. When slightly thickened, add remaining ingredients. Turn into small individual molds. Chill until firm. Unmold. Serve with fish or meat. Makes 12 molds. Hospitality needn’t cost you much … either money or pints. Try some of these color-and-savor combinations, all made with food easy to get nowadays. They’ll prove to you and your friends that you can still do luscious entertaining in spite of shortages and rations. Say welcome in wartime!
In Episode 07 Melissa tells us way too much about bourbon, and Aimee gets weird with some weenies while us in on some 4th of July traditions and food. Kate reminds us of her love for Hamilton and officially gets Hamilton sidebars banned in future episodes. Listen below, or on your favorite podcasting service.
We have some related posts up on the blog that we mention in the show below!
Per usually, we have some ah-mazing research photos below.
Ever want to know what really goes into the pink slime? Do terms like “emulsion” and “meat batter” pique your appetite? Have you ever wanted to see a sausage factory ( Get your minds out of the gutter). Well we scoured the internet (searched YouTube) for the best “how hot dogs are made” video and we’re here to share it with you. It’s gross. But you likely already knew that and don’t care. Enjoy those dogs on Fourth of July!
List to Episode 07: Cocktails for Hitler here where we dig into the patriotic (and German) heritage of the Hot Dog.
Hopefully you’ve listened to Episode 6 of Drunk Dish were we throw back a couple of these beverages. If you haven’t, make yourself a cocktail and click here to listen!
Off the Wall: This cocktail was created by Mel Albaladejo, a bartender at the Stonewall Inn, in Greenwich Village, NYC.
1 1/2 oz. Stoli Cucumber
1/2 oz. pomegranate juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. lime juice
4 fresh mint leaves
6 grinder shakes white peppercorn
1. Add all the ingredients (except mint) into a shaker. Muddle fresh ginger.
2. Add mint and ice, then shake until chilled.
3. Pour into a coupe glass. Garnish with mint leaves, cucumber, and sugared ginger.