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184: Spice Up Your Life!


Secrete saliva with some succulent segments and stories about seasonings and spices! Find out what the most popular Japanese dish is (and it's not what you think it is)! Sail around the world with us as we dive into the spice trade and how it resulted in some of the dishes we now eat. Take our spicy music quiz and Karen finds out what the cinnamon challenge is.

ALSO: horse racing primer, baby camel names

RUNTIME: 56 minutes 19 seconds


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Um... Actually...... Chris - there is such a thing called curry, it's the curry tree you get curry leaves from - Granted it's not used in curry powder which was what your segment was about, but you did state at the beginning that there was no such spice as curry.

Also, just so you know in the UK coriander is both the leaves and the seeds, cilantro is the Spanish word for it.

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July 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterhero poker

I'd love to try Japanese curry, would you post your favorite recipe for it? I'm a huge fan of other curries, savory dishes, and Asian cuisine but I know a lot of recipes "Americanize" the flavors for the American palate so I'm hesitant to just find a recipe online. Thanks!

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November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBidobi

Chris, and the rest.
I just listened to this episode, and I to would like your favorite Japanese curry recipe.

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBill(B)

Never mind, I found Chris a little way further down in my Google search.

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November 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJaniak

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