Episode 9 :: Hamburgers


It’s our last show of the year, so we figured what a better time than to drink a beer given to us as a gift last year around this time. It’s St. Nikolaus Bock Bier from Penn Brewing in Pittsburgh, which was sent to us from the boys at Should I Drink That? And nothing goes better with a beer like this than a thick juicy hamburger. So we’re talking about hamburgers – particularly, a pressed Cuban burger that Bobby Flay makes.

There’s a discussion of farm raised fish, and how far these growers have come in emulating the flavor of wild fish. We also discuss the dangers of buying generic ground beef, and young vegetarians. No, not buying young vegetarians – that came out wrong. Seriously.

Oh, and it’s never too late to shop for Christmas gifts. And if you want to make the meat-eater in your life happy, get them a year’s subscription to the Bacon of the Month Club. It’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year long.

Listen to Episode 9
Download the recipe for the Pressed Cuban Burger (courtesy of Bobby Flay)
Watch the mouth-watering slide show from this episode

Episode 8 :: Korean BBQ

KimchiJoin me as I visit a Korean market and purchase items for a semi-traditional Korean BBQ meal. We make beef bulgogi with rib eye steak, along with some spicy kimchi, a seaweed salad, and fish cakes.

I also enjoy some Soju on the show and try two different varieties. Soju is the national drink of Korea, and it tastes like a light vodka. Very easy to drink, and easy to get in trouble with. I give a little more information than you probably need on this drink, but we’re nothing on this show if not educational.

There’s also a discussion of Chris Cosentino and his San Francisco-based restaurant Incanto. Chris made it to the final 3 on The Next Iron Chef competition on Food Network. He recently appeared on an episode of “Modern Marvels” on the History Channel, which focused on “OFFAL” – cooking the less than desirable cuts of the pig. I play a brief segment of his appearance on that show. Check the whole thing out on the History Channel if you’re interested.

Download the show here, the slide show for the episode here, and the recipe for Beef Bulgogi here.

Oh, and don’t forget to listen to Big Foamy Head, where I’ll be making a brief appearance on their next “Sexiest Beer Alive” competition. Trust me, this is not to be missed.

Music in this episode from Oman Chali. If you liked it, please support Oman and buy it on iTunes.