009: South African Food! ft. Carla Conradie

December 9, 2018
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This week, my lovely friend Carla joins me to discuss South African Food!

We talk about the joy she finds in rooibos tea, the cultural institution that is braai (including boerewors and braaibroodjie), the biltong bin at JFK, droewors, melktert, koeksisters, bobotie, and the supremely first-gen/immigrant feeling of being the weird Canadian cousin when you go back to where your family's from. 

And of course it couldn't be an episode with Carla without a lengthy section on Nutella, so we covered that right at the top. 

As promised, here's a link to South African celebrity chef Zola Nene, and food writer Hope Malau!

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008: Camping Food! ft. Louis Baudoin-Laarman

December 2, 2018
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This week I'm joined by my wonderful friend Louis, and we chat about eating in the wilderness!

We cover trail snacks, rest stop food, the beauty of good canned fish, camping cooking methods and fails, the importance of sweets, how to DIY camping cooking gear, camping in North America vs. Europe, and the singular joy of eating something completely delicious while basking in nature. 

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007: Cooking Meat! ft. Nate McKenzie

November 25, 2018
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This week, I'm joined by my friend Nate! He tells me about his comfort foods and his recent stellar meals, and then we chat about cooking meat at home!

Hear about the magic of marinating, the forgiving nature of chicken thighs, how to overcome raw meat anxiety, why low and slow is the way to go, Nate’s biggest meat-cooking fail, the basics of raw-meat safety, the power of experimentation and spices, and why chicken breast is a tricky beast that should only be attempted with caution and experience.

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006: Meal Planning! ft. Grace Harris & Zoë Carlton

November 19, 2018
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In a special episode of Snack Judgment, we recorded in person in Philly! We get to know my wonderful friends Grace and Zoë, and then they share their amazing tips for meal planning!

We discuss how meal planning saves them tons of money, how it helps them de-stress from their crazy law school schedules, how they deal with food truck FOMO, where they find sources of meal plan inspiration, how helpful shortcuts make things easier, how they divide the labour but enjoy meals together, and how living and eating as a community make cooking and shopping much more fun- and bottom line, that ANYONE can do it! 

We also hear tons of meal ideas thanks to a full Grace & Zoë meal plan, and lots of meal examples all through the episode, so take notes and get inspired!

ALSO we hear the origin story of the name "Snack Judgment"!

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Our theme song is Urbana Metronica by Spinning Merkaba ft. Morusque, Jeris, C-Soul, and Alex Beroza. Our logo was made in Canva and uses art by Agata Kuczminska and Freepik.com.

005: French Food! ft. Margaux Joly

November 11, 2018
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In Episode 005 of Snack Judgment, we meet my friend Margaux, and we talk about the myths and the marvels of French food!

We discuss being vegetarian in France, the quintessential French cookbook “La cuisine pour tous” by Ginette Mathiot, the culture of hosting and serving apéro, the practice of making a special meal on a Sunday and eating it all week, the joy eating big lunches and light dinners, and the truth that french food isn’t all as heavy or fancy as we’ve been led to believe.

We also hear about Margaux’s three-colours cooking rule, how she learned to cook, and her tips on how to get into French cooking!

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004: Suburbs! ft. Haylee Carlyle

November 5, 2018
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In this episode, we get to know my friend Haylee and then start talking about eating in the suburbs!! 

We talk about suburban chain restaurants, mall food courts, eating at Costco (samples & hot dogs), and the agony and the ecstasy of eating at 7-Eleven. This one will hit particularly close to home if you happen to be from Toronto, Dallas, or Boston, but either way, if you grew up in a suburb and have ever gingerly ventured back to a chain restaurant you ate at as a teen, this is for you.

My side-mission is for nobody to ever feel ashamed of eating anything, so I also discuss the time I ate a chicken caesar Hot Pocket from 7-Eleven and enjoyed it.

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Our theme song is Urbana Metronica by Spinning Merkaba ft. Morusque, Jeris, C-Soul, and Alex Beroza. Our logo was made in Canva and uses art by Agata Kuczminska and Freepik.com.

003: Entertaining! ft. Ericka Grawey

October 29, 2018
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After getting to know my friend Ericka, the queen of entertaining, by discussing her favourite comfort foods, we talk about cooking for a crowd!

We talk about the magic of delegation, go-to snacks for a crowd, wine vs. cocktails, the power of lists, entertaining must-dos and no-gos, the need for home economics in school, how to be an extremely helpful guest, how to relieve cooking legs, the buzz of entertaining adrenaline, the best dinner party layouts, the magic of chaos, and missing our friends.

Reach out to Ericka @grawzer on Instagram if you want some personalized party advice - take her up on this!! Trust me!

As always, tell me about your favourite snacks @snack_judgment on Twitter or Instagram, email me at snackjudgment@gmail.com, and like the Facebook page! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and rate and review the podcast so more people can find it!! Our website is www.snackjudgment.com

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Our theme song is Urbana Metronica by Spinning Merkaba ft. Morusque, Jeris, C-Soul, and Alex Beroza. Our logo was made in Canva and uses art by Agata Kuczminska and Freepik.com.

002: Food TV! ft. Melissa Shohet

October 22, 2018
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In the second episode of Snack Judgment, we get to know my friend Melissa and then dive into our main topic: food tv.

We talk about Guy Fieri (Diners Drive-ins and Dives AND his Grocery Games), Julia Child, Chopped, what improv has to do with food tv and with cooking, young Melissa’s Iron Chef: Battle Pistachio, Great British Bake-Off, gender in Top Chef and Chef’s Table, the magnificent Cristina Martinez of Tacos El Compadre in Philly, David Chang’s Ugly Delicious, Samin Nosrat’s Salt Fat Acid Heat, and stocking up on snacks before watching food tv.

If you've ever felt feelings about any kind of food tv, join us!

As always, tell me about your favourite snacks @snack_judgment on Twitter or Instagram, email me at snackjudgment@gmail.com, and like the Facebook page! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and rate and review the podcast so more people can find it!! Our website is www.snackjudgment.com

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Our theme song is Urbana Metronica by Spinning Merkaba ft. Morusque, Jeris, C-Soul, and Alex Beroza. Our logo was made in Canva and uses art by Agata Kuczminska and Freepik.com.

001: Cheesestrings! ft. Maddie Dean

October 14, 2018
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In this first episode, we get to know my friend Maddie a little bit by talking about her favourite comfort foods and the most exciting thing she's eaten lately- and then we get down to business.

We discuss cheesestring etymology! Cheesestring shame! Low fat vs regular! Cheesestring brands! Cheesestrings at work and in public! The aesthetics of a cheesestring eater! Cheesestring confidence! Cheesestring history! Oaxaca cheese! Armenian braided cheese! Cheesestring evidence! Chain cheesestring eating! Cheesestring theft!

If you've ever had an opinion about stringable cheese, this is the episode for you.

Tell me about your favourite snacks @snack_judgment on Twitter or Instagram, email me at snackjudgment@gmail.com, and like the Facebook page! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and rate and review the podcast so more people can find it!! Our website is www.snackjudgment.com

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Our theme song is Urbana Metronica by Spinning Merkaba ft. Morusque, Jeris, C-Soul, and Alex Beroza. Our logo was made in Canva and uses art by Agata Kuczminska and Freepik.com.