A podcast about condiments. Emily Elias and Tom Wiggins ask, if you were trapped on a desert island, which 5 dips would you take with you.
Sweet & Sour Sauce
The confusion fusion that is Sweet & Sour sauce! We learn how it became a Chinatown staple and racist immigration policies of the US: 19th Century Edition. It's crazy. We meet Robert C. Baker the hero who invented the chicken nugget. Guess how much money he made off of that venture? It's a stunner. Emily shows off her knowledge as an unofficial McDonald's historian. We tour (via an article) the zero-rated restaurants in Swindon. Disclaimer: This is not a vegetarian friendly episode.
Henderson's Relish. The pride of Yorkshire! Hendos has a loyal fanbase for a reason: it is a lovely condiment. An institution in Sheffield, we meet Henry Henderson the inventor and namesake of the relish. People STAN Henderson's Relish so we look at the fandom and Sean Bean can't stop talking about it at press junkets. Plus, find out why Nick Clegg had a fight in the House of Commons over Henderson's Relish. Who doesn't want to listen to this episode! People of Yorkshire - we're coming for your ears!
Mojo! The Canary Island condiment tries to land a spot on our island. You've probably had this on holiday and didn't even know it. Get ready for Emily to talk about potatoes for a while. (Oh and Canary Island Food Culture). Tom corrects Emily's constant mispronunciation of Spanish words with some chat about witches. We meet a Canarian that's bringing mojo to the UK with his company Noda's Food. AND! A PROMO CODE! Go to nodasfood.com and type in DesertIslandDips20 for a mojo discount!
Aioli! The tastier cousin to mayonnaise finally gets it's very own episode! Tom introduces us to it's Roman roots and Pliny the Elder. We're working on our Pliny the Elder merch. Tom also informs Emily he's -shock- in a band and is a cunning linguist! Sorry. Emily's been watching too much Drag Race. He just studied linguistics. Also, Emily feels really old as she recounter her employment history. There is much debate over whether aioli gets on the island.
Marinara. The Italian sauce with humble beginnings as a sailors dinner to pizza crust sidekick. Emily talks about the inception of the sauce and offers many Pizza Hut based confessions of her misspent youth. Tom weighs out his relationship with Papa John's. And, buckle up for one bizarre corporate showdowns in pizza history. We find out why #CaptainMarvel is packing marinara wherever she goes and meet the former Trump and current marina-heiress.
There are a lot of Franks is the story of Frank's RedHot and one elephant named Jumbo. Tom introduces us to all the Franks and discovers how one traveling salesman from Cincinnati changed the way we eat. We take a trip to Buffalo NY to talk about the holy union of chicken wings and Frank's Red Hot and meet another Condiment good guy. But, like not a physical trip. We don't have that kind of budget. And we discover why Philadelphia has abandoned the Wing Bowl.
Make sure you Ketchup. This one really cuts the mustard.
In an ocean of banality, this series dedicated to condiments, and their ultimate positioning on a beach in the Pacific should satisfy even the most jaded of listener.
Listen as Britain’s #7 Dudley Moore lookalike and his Canadian friend argue over not only *what* constitutes a condiment, but which five are their favourites.
But of all the dips in the sea, which will be number one? Only time will tell...
Where’s the mayo
Would’ve given 5 stars but there isn’t enough mayo love! It’s delish!
I’m more of a gravy fan but WOW!!
This hooked me in from the very first moment. I both learned something and accidentally laughed in the face of a stranger on the bus, which I think is the sign of any great podcast.