130. The Food of J.R.R. Tolkien ft. Emma Lanza

This week, host Teffer Adjemian (@tefferbear) chats with special guest Emma Lanza about the food of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings! We’re talking books, movies, AND animated adaptations, with apologies to the book purists out there, because, let’s be real, visual depictions of fictional food are wonderful and worth exploring too! What the heck are “seed cake” and “lembas bread?” What can Bilbo Baggins teach us about hospitality? Is Samwise Gamgee the ultimate salt-loving bisexual icon?

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128. One Piece: Pirate Recipes by Sanji – Meat on the Bone & Exploding Apples!

This week, hosts Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai) and Teffer Adjemian (@tefferbear) review the official One Piece cookbook, Pirate Recipes by Sanji! We tried out the recipes for Meat on the Bone and Exploding Apples, and shared some tips & warnings about how to have a good time cooking from a recipe!

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113. Six Thousand Years of Bread by H.E. Jacob

CW: Lots of talk about colonialism, genocide, and war. Some mention of disordered eating.

This week, hosts Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai) and Teffer Adjemian (@tefferbear) talk about H.E. Jacob’s prolific tome, 6000 Years of Bread: Its Holy and Unholy History. We get into the interplay of religion, industrialization, and the military, and how all three connect deeply to bread. What lessons can we learn from the history of bread? Where do bagels come from? Why would someone wear Jesus’s foreskin as a wedding ring? The answers may (or may not) surprise you…

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S01E12 – Shock to the system.

The prophesy is not complete? What?! Our squad has obtained one piece after suffering a great loss, but it looks like they are not done yet. What challenges await them? Will they succeed in obtaining the other pieces? What will be the price? Tune in to find out.

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79. 6 Great Food Books for your Holiday Gift-Giving!

This week, host Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai) shares book recommendations to help you find the perfect holiday gifts for the Food nerds in your life!

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EP55 – Allegedly an Episode

Angus helps Sal prepare for his upcoming trial by going through law books at the Super City Library. The laws they find might be more odd than you think.

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Ep 75 – The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) with Meghan Murphy

“Families can be hard but they are so worth fighting for.”

Stop us if you heard this before: A movie about an unlikely group of people saving the world from killer robots. You’d think with the amount of times this type of movie has been done before that there would be no way to tell us this movie in a fresh exciting way. Well we were wrong! This week on Talkin’ Tuong join Tuong and Overlord Robot A.I. Meghan Murphy as they talk about the latest movie from the minds behind Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse and The Lego Movie – The Mitchells vs. The Machines!

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EP32 – Required Reading

Angus and Sal venture to the Super City Library to check out some books that will help Angus prepare for his S.H.A.R.T. field agent written tests. And Sal opens up about why he detests Libraries.

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90 – Top 5 Smells

Take a whiff outta this list!

Fun fact: people can detect at least one trillion distinct scents (It’s true! We Googled this)! Not only is Smell one of the most powerful senses, it is also the most primal and layered sense where it can elicit an ultra-wide variation of emotion depending how your particular nose detects a scent. So join Tuong La and Stink Sniffers Angus MacDonald, Samantha Leggatt, and Leslie Cserepy as they waft the best aromas into their noses and rank Top 5 Smells!

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EP10 – Late Bloomer

Angus and Sal are visited by Agatha Shelley the librarian who works at the SuperCity Historical Paperback Society. The three of them must put their differences aside to help Agatha rid herself of an unwanted power or she may never be able to touch a book again.

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