Desert Island Dips
By Emily Elias & Tom Wiggins
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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.
||Clean#36: Marinara||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...||20 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#35: Frank's RedHot||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...||5 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#34: Curry Sauce||Curry Sauce. There are so many layers to this episode. From the OG Nigella from the 18th century named Hannah Glasse where curry powder made its way into our diets, to the fish and chip shops in Salford from where Curry Sauce was created in the 1960s...||19 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#33: Piccalilli||Tricky to spell, easy to eat: it's piccalilli's turn to fight for a spot on the island. Tom talks about the indian origins of this pickled wonder and it's american cousin chow-chow. Meanwhile Emily gets distracted by oversharing a story about a woman...||5 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#32: Salsa||Will Salsa dance it's way on to the Island? I assume that's how Salsa moves. It salsas. That looks weird. Oh right, episode description. Emily talks about a "Salsa Dynasty" that has all kinds of DRAMA. They put the picante in Pace Picante Sauce. Salsa..||23 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#31: Condiments: A Year In Review||Emily goes deep into her Google search history to bring some weird condiment based news that didn't make it into the past 30 episodes of Desert Island Dips. Things like: a Long Island school district that's limited condiments to two sachets per child...||9 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#30: Bread Sauce||Bread Sauce! Dogs! Porpoises! This episode has it all. What is Bread Sauce? And more importantly - who eats it with their roast dinner? Emily and Tom start a campaign to save the environment by using more bread bowls and bread plates. This podcast the..||24 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29: Christmas Sandwich Special||Emily and Tom talk with their mouths full for 30 odd minutes. Six Christmas sandwiches purchased in one afternoon are ready to be reviewed. Who will become the Desert Island Dips Christmas Dinner and which will be disqualified for not being...||11 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28: French Mustard||Tom completes the holy mustard trilogy with French Mustard. We learn about how even a Pope has to find a job for his lazy nephew. Emily ponders a historical career as a condiment hawker while Tom has his eyes on a traditional mustard boutique. Plus,...||27 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27: Oyster Sauce||Oyster Sauce! Or the story of how one accident spawned global family empire with a 1,000 year business plan - THAT YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF! Emily talks about the history of this great Chinese food staple and bestows the best piece of trivia you will...||14 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26: Peri-Peri||Peri-Peri might as well be called "Nando's sauce" but this podcast refuses to let that happen. We learn all about its Latin America via Africa via Portugal roots. Tom tells us what number of dates it takes for him to take a lady to Nando's. We...||30 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25: Houmous||Houmous or Hummus? Who knows. But, we do know it is a magical thing. Tom and Emily talk about the great Houmous Wars. The fact houmous is an aphrodisiac and the time Emily called a guy a "Chubby Paul Rudd" (it was meant as a compliment). And did you...||17 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24: Mint Sauce||Emily comes back from the honeymoon bearing gifts and her 85 year-old Granny makes her podcasting debut. Tom takes us on a journey of mint sauce wonders with a Minthe the Nymph, a Roman Heston Blumenthal-type, and Elizabeth I (who jumpstarts the mint...||3 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23: Maple Syrup||A true battle as Tom Wiggins is a big meanie who does believe that sweet condiments are a thing. Sorry Tom. You are wrong. And this is why you shouldn't trust me (Emily) to write the episode descriptions. Because I'm getting the last word in this...||4 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#22: Sh** the Bed with Renae Bunster||Sh** the Bed is a hot sauce. Yep. That's the name. Creator Renae Bunster joins us to talk about it from Perth. Renae tell us the inspirational story of walking away from journalism to pursue her dreams: making a condiment. She gives us our first...||22 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21: Horseradish||Horse + radish = condiment. Tom tells us what noise a radish makes. We learn all about the healing properties of horseradish. (Ladies, time to fight UTI's with the power of horseradish!) Emily readies her entry into the Little Miss Horseradish...||8 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20: Salad Cream||The much awaited Salad Cream episode. Is Salad Cream going to disappear? A controversial name change is pitched for the sauce but will it stick? What else? Oh, Salad Cream, according to Tom, is condiment that even Nazis don’t like. Emily gets a...||24 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19: Ajika||A mystery sauce is delivered to Emily's Russian hotel room and turns out it's a game changer. It's all about Ajika on this episode. And while you probably don't know what it is, buckle up. we've got a story to tell about sheep farmers/shepherds,...||10 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18: Ranch||Plumber Steve Henson retired at 35 and then invented a condiment that would turn into a multi-million dollar industry: Ranch dressing. It's a beloved condiment of the U-S-A, U-S-A. But why? Should it be eaten on cereal and with Oreos? Some say yes....||26 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17: Branston Pickle||Branston Pickle is an outstandingly British condiment that Tom loves. Tom goes into the history of the brown stuff and Crosse & Blackwell while Emily asks him to convert historical currency into today's money off the top of his head. What's the...||12 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16: Soy Sauce||Soy Sauce! Did you know an ancient goddess is responsible for handing over this recipe to an emperor? It's way more complicated than that but for the sake of this intro blerb, you should listen to find out more. We hand out the first Desert Island...||29 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15: American Mustard||Part two in the mustard trilogy: American Mustard. Yep. Trilogy. Tom fanboys over the 1904 St Louis World Fair. Emily finally learns the reason American Mustard is good at staining your clothes. And we debate what is the most kissable...||15 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14: Tartare Sauce||Is Tartare Sauce named after the Tartars? Emily goes to the British Library and maxes out her library card to look at the history of tartare sauce with limited success. We look at the first fish and chips shop and meet the Cincinnati heroes who...||2 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13: Tabasco||Tom Wiggins has lots of facts about tabasco sauce and Avery Island from where it came from. He also has limited facts about the museum associated with it. We also learn about the medical uses of tabasco and risk a lawsuit from 'Big Tabasco'. And Emily..||18 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12: Wasabi||Emily & Tom explore the rich history of Wasabi which quickly turns into talking about a Wasabi Fire Alarm. Tom humble-brags about interviewing Craig David about his unusual invention. Inspired by a TV chef Tom has never heard of, a game of Wasabi...||3 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11: Worcester Sauce||Tom makes the case for Worcester Sauce. We learn four alternative histories to Lee & Perrins and meet "the fattest young man in the British Army." Tom explores the special relationship with worcester sauce and cruise ships. With special guest:...||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10: Sriracha||SRIRACHA! All Caps. We talk about David Tran, the brain behind the Huy Fong Foods brand. The condiments that made it to the International Space Station. Emily tells a weird story about getting milked poured all over her. (You're welcome Mum &...||6 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9: Burger Sauce||Was burger sauce invented a mormon burger chain or a Nobel prize winner? Tom tells the debated history of the flesh coloured condiment. Big Mac sauce makes an appearance. And, you get a chance to enter an anti-climactic contest.||20 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8: BBQ Sauce||The southern staple BBQ sauce visits the island but will it stay? We learn the sauce's roots in slavery and meet the father of Kansas City BBQ. Emily sends a lot of emails. Tom laughs at her. Plus, there is 'Nugzilla'- a 1.5 kg nugget. But which...||6 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: Vinegar||Tom introduces another Good Guy in the condiment world to the podcast. Emily gets too excited about regional geography of old vinegar distilleries. And! we discuss dying at work. Plus, we talk about vinegar. A lot.||23 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: Guacamole||Tom and Emily debate the status of guacamole as a condiment. We learn about the family that lost out on an avocado fortune. Emily has beef with 'Saved by the Bell' star Tiffani Thiessen. And! There is a woman named Pamela Wang who found the world's...||9 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: English Mustard||Tom and Emily tackle the most feminist condiment: English Mustard. Tom asks whether you should eat english mustard with a pop tart and Emily prepares to sew mustard seeds into her wedding dress.||26 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4: Cranberry Sauce||Tom & Emily explore the history of the festive condiment. Cranberry Sauce comes in a can and a jar, but which is best? Plus: Emily sends a lot of emails to get the true history of the Christmas sandwich. And Tom points out things that happened in...||12 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: Brown Sauce||It's brown. It's sauce. It's brown sauce. Tom introduces Emily to his favourite condiment and a taste test ensues that leaves some apologetic results.||29 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: Mayonnaise||Tom and Emily debate ketchup's white cousin: mayonnaise. Why do so many people find mayo gross? What is the dip's connection to the Titanic? And! We myth bust whether or not it is OK to make mayo while on your period.||14 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: Ketchup||Ketchup is the OG condiment but how did it get on our shelves? Do you keep your red sauce in the cupboard or in the fridge? And Emily and Tom refuse to see eye-to-eye over the great glass vs. plastic bottle debate.||29 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Where’s the mayo
Would’ve given 5 stars but there isn’t enough mayo love! It’s delish!
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...
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.
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