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Somewhere between a pinch and a dash is a smidgen, and when it comes to good cooking, a smidgen can make all the difference! Smidgen is the podcast of Red Stick Spice Company. Join host Anne Milneck as she talks with a variety of interesting people from the food world, plus real-world cooking segments prepared live from the Red Stick Spice Test Kitchen.

Smidgen Red Stick Spice Company

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Somewhere between a pinch and a dash is a smidgen, and when it comes to good cooking, a smidgen can make all the difference! Smidgen is the podcast of Red Stick Spice Company. Join host Anne Milneck as she talks with a variety of interesting people from the food world, plus real-world cooking segments prepared live from the Red Stick Spice Test Kitchen.

    Local Love

    Local Love

    The very first interview on the very first episode of Smidgen was with Galen Iverstine of Iverstine Farms Butcher. Galen is back on this Season 3 finale episode of Smidgen to talk about what impact the last year had on his small business; what he learned as a rancher from the pandemic; and what customers are shopping for now at the meat counter. For you to try at home: Cast Iron Chorizo Queso.

    • 41 min
    Refresh and Restore – Herbal Teas

    Refresh and Restore – Herbal Teas

    When you walk into Red Stick Spice Co. looking for tea, the staff will ask you, “Caffeine or no caffeine?” Your answer will set a course for your sipping future. This episode of Smidgen is the no caffeine side of things—herbals and botanicals. Host Anne Milneck walks us through the leaves, flowers, bushes, roots, and other delights that make up herbal teas. Listen and learn how to brew botanicals plus all about the wellness properties that can be found in herbal teas.

    • 37 min
    Enjoy the Joy of Tea | Camelia Sinensis

    Enjoy the Joy of Tea | Camelia Sinensis

    Watch the leaves dance about in the water, allow the aroma to change and develop, and in a few minutes, take a sip of something rich and complex. It’s tea—delicious, flavorful joy in a cup. Anne Milneck, host of Smidgen, is a tea sommelier and certified tea lover. All of the skills that make Anne passionate about blending spices translate to the world of tea. In this first of two tea episodes, Anne talks about tea from Camelia Sinesis—the tea plant that produces black, green, and white tea.

    • 51 min
    Poultry Power from the Pantry

    Poultry Power from the Pantry

    Here we are, back with our ol’ pal CHICKEN! This reliable protein finds the way onto many of our dinner tables (for lots and lots… and lots of meals.) With all this poultry, it could be easy for chicken to be boring or even a chore. Anne Milneck, chef and owner of Red Stick Spice Co. has some things stored in the pantry to let chicken be the star of dinner. We also hear from Red Stick Spice staff to hear what home cooks like you want to know about chicken. Plus: Chicken Meatballs in Harissa Tomato sauce

    • 58 min
    2 Cooking Ruts (and How to Get Out of Them)

    2 Cooking Ruts (and How to Get Out of Them)

    It happens to everyone—don’t panic—and there is hope to escape. We’re talking about cooking ruts. Even Anne, a chef and foodie pro, has known a rut or two in her time and assures us it’s not just the pandemic that is causing this bout of malaise. In this episode, Anne diagnoses two common cooking ruts and gives specifics on how to get out. This episode is chock full of new flavors, oils, and even techniques to try that will help you regain that cooking spark.

    • 31 min
    The Right (Kitchen) Tool for the Job

    The Right (Kitchen) Tool for the Job

    It’s the equipment episode of Smidgen!  It’s not just food that goes into meal preparation. Anne takes us on a tour of the kitchen—from smallwares to the stove to the oven to electrical tools—everything we use to be amazing home cooks.

    Anne also introduces the Monogram line of ranges and ovens that she selected for the Red Stick Spice Co teaching kitchen and why she took the plunge. To cook, Anne’s got Rosemary Chicken Pizzettas—so tasty and you can make tonight!

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Mom2kandk ,

Great podacst about cooking and eating together!

I loved Season 1 of Smidgen and can't wait for Season 2. Anne has a passion for teaching others to cook and shares a lot of tips on getting a healthy dinner on the table for everyone to share.

Lori AKA Food Junkie ,

Love this podcast!

So excited to listen to the first podcast & looking forward to those to come! Ann makes home cooking fun, exciting & doable. You can tell she has a passion for what she does

Rerechester22 ,

Love!!

Thoroughly enjoyed the informative interview and yummy recipe on the first episode! I love the new podcast and can’t wait to try the Spatchcock chicken. Looking forward for what’s next on the menu!

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