Stacey and Stephen embark on culinary misadventures in this monthly podcast featuring cooking, recipes, and dinner with friends!
We whip up six courses of Hunan favorites, discover the true origins of a famous Vaudeville bit, and learn about the dairy cow reproductive cycle.
We attempt an international wedding banquet for our soon-to-be-married guests, with mixed results. Features include a chicken-like challah, ghost stories, shrimp in a pumpkin and a towering cream puff creation called croquembouche. Check out the photos at www.ronnieandeddie.com.
Just in Casing
We stuff our own sausages and pair them with spiced figs for a warm first course, make a traditional tortilla or Spanish omelet, and then roll out the paella in all its glory. Tasters love the first half of the meal, but are completely stymied by the mystery dessert.
Going on a Thai-rade
We prepared a feast for the senses - green curry with chicken, beef and broccoli noodles, heavenly springrolls with a sweet and hot dipping sauce, catfish wrapped in banana leaves, and a coconut custard steamed in a pumpkin. Perhaps most intriguing were the condiments - chili sauces, sugar, ground peanuts - something for everyone! Our guests, from Texas, were in a warm spicy heaven.
We attempted to construct a strudel from scratch, phyllo dough and all, with horrible results. Slightly more successful were the kraut casserole and the chicken with kohlrabi. We plied our guest with liquor and were forgiven.
Rockette Road Trip
We hit the road and took in the Rockettes, BBQ and biscuits in Nashville, Tennessee.
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The Hapless Groumands present a good show with good quality audio even when on the road. The content is very entertaining, and hungry-making. Oh, and they are very good looking, but not at all stuck-up.
My favorite cooking show
Yes, this is without question my absolute FAVORITE cooking show. When Stephen asked for iTunes reviews in the most recent episode, I was all too willing to comply. If you like anything having to do with food and the adventure of preparing it and you aren't subscribed to this podcast, you are really missing out. The selection of prepared dishes is always diverse, usually taking the listener on a culinary tour around the globe, and we are involved in every bit of the process, from wandering around the grocery store to silly dinner conversations. The big sell is that Stacey and Stephen are such interesting, eloquent and witty characters, they never fail to throw in a clever joke or observation that'll award you the hairy eyeball from everyone in your office or gym or wherever you listen... They never fail to deliver on the "hapless," either! It's especially a must-listen for any klutzy cook, like myself. If there's one bad thing I have to say about it, it's that it only comes out once a month! For the quality of each show, though, I really can't be that upset about it.
Top of my list
When a new episode of 'The Hapless Gourmands' is released, it's immediately at the top of my listening list. The food sounds pretty good (once in a while I even learn something!) and the incidental music is spot-on, but the hosts and their guests are the reason to listen. They're witty, spontaneous and can tell a great story. The retelling of the stone soup fairy tale in the Rockettes episode made me laugh so hard that people in the gym have started avoiding me.