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Every week on Spilled Milk, writers/comedians Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton start with a food-related topic, from apples to winter squash, and run with it as far as they can go—and, regrettably, sometimes further.

Spilled Milk Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton

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    • 4.6, 1.1K Ratings

Every week on Spilled Milk, writers/comedians Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton start with a food-related topic, from apples to winter squash, and run with it as far as they can go—and, regrettably, sometimes further.

    Episode 438: Spanakopita

    Episode 438: Spanakopita

    Today we become a Spanakopita pronunciation guide as we discuss the hovering meals of childhood and cover-ups. We learn about Molly's tailored past, Papa Pie and the importance of relaxing as we finally discover a use for old tote bags.


    WOTSL's recipe

    Dimitra's Dishes


    Molly's Spanakopita

    Adapted from The Joy of Cooking

    Yield: One 8-inch square pan / 8 servings


    1 Tbsp. olive oil

    ½ of a large yellow onion, finely chopped

    2 scallions, thinly sliced

    10 ounces baby spinach

    A large pinch of dried dill (or about 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill)

    2 large eggs

    4 ounces feta, crumbled

    1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan

    ¼ tsp. fine salt or table salt

    Black pepper

    Pinch of grated nutmeg

    4 Tbsp. (½ stick) unsalted butter

    ½ lb. phyllo dough, thawed according to package directions


    Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and scallion, and cook until softened, 5-7 minutes. Add the spinach a handful at a time, stirring to coat. Season to taste with salt, and cook until the spinach is wilted and its liquid is released, 5 minutes. Raise the heat and continue to cook, stirring, until the liquid has evaporated and the spinach is dry, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the dill. Let stand until cool enough to handle; then squeeze to remove any remaining liquid. Coarsely chop the spinach mixture.


    In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Add the feta, Parmesan, salt, a few grinds of black pepper, and the nutmeg, and mix well. Stir in the spinach mixture. 


    Melt the butter, and lightly grease an 8-inch square pan. Unroll the phyllo onto a clean work surface. Using a thin, sharp knife, cut through the stack of phyllo sheets across their width. You should now have two stacks of smaller phyllo sheets, about 8 per stack. Cover the phyllo with a dry towel, and then cover the dry towel with a damp towel.


    When the butter is melted, lay 1 sheet of phyllo in and up the sides of the prepared pan, and brush the sheet lightly with melted butter. Top with 7 more phyllo sheets, lightly brushing each one as you lay it down. (You should use one entire stack of the phyllo sheets.) Spread the spinach-and-cheese mixture over the layered phyllo. Top with the rest of the phyllo sheets, brushing each one with butter, including the top sheet. (If you run short on melted butter, olive oil works too.) Tuck in any ragged phyllo edges around the side. With a thin, sharp knife, cut the pie into diamonds, but do not cut through to the bottom, or the filling will leak into the pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. 


    Preheat the oven to 375F. Bake the spanakopita until crisp and golden, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, and allow to stand for a few minutes. Cut the diamonds through to the bottom. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

    • 42 min
    Dire Desires: Body of Evidence

    Dire Desires: Body of Evidence

    The first episode in our new limited series podcast, Dire Desires. 

    Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to get access to the rest of Season 1. 

    Join us on a journey to that most erotic of cities, Portland Oregon as we discuss Body of Evidence. Today we learn about VCR settings, how to use nipple clamps, the recipe for funky sex and much more.

    • 45 min
    Episode 437: Mug Cakes

    Episode 437: Mug Cakes

    Join us as we endeavor to discover what these are, why they exist and what the kids are into these days. We discuss Dad vengeance and Sheens to eventually watch it rise before our eyes. Before we get to any of that however, we need to learn how microwaves work so buckle up.


    Chocolate Mug Cake

    Chocolate Cake in a Mug


    • 36 min
    Introducing Dire Desires

    Introducing Dire Desires

    Dire Desires: Life Lessons from Classic Erotic Thrillers. Coming soon from the creators of Spilled Milk.

    Matthew Amster-Burton and Molly Wizenberg, co-hosts of the hit comedy podcast Spilled Milk, team up with movie buff/producer Abby Cerquitella to scour Hollywood’s sexiest—and usually stupidest—movies for lessons in how to live, love, and get laid as much as Michael Douglas did in the 90s.

    Season 1 covers six erotic classics, including Indecent Proposal, Body Heat, and Disclosure.

    • 1 min
    Episode 436: Almond Extract

    Episode 436: Almond Extract

    Today we create a Coconut Macaroon Pact and debate going polyrhythmic as we discuss almond extract and drum circles. Molly finds a new calling while Matthew exposes the secret behind almond extract creation and assigns homework.


    Almond Meltaway Cookies

    Almond Cake - Orangette

    Apricot Jam

    Recipes that Use Almond Extract

    • 35 min
    Episode 435: Olives

    Episode 435: Olives

    We are coming to you from Molly's closet to chat about Greatcoats, War and Peace, and The Pelican Brief. We learn a secret from Molly's past, encounter Olive Santa and debate Bear vs Cyclops. Note: this episode has so much and yet so little about olives.


    Chicken Marbella

    • 53 min

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