The Hapless Gourmands show

The Hapless Gourmands

Summary: Stacey and Stephen embark on culinary misadventures in this monthly podcast featuring cooking, recipes, and dinner with friends!

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  • Artist: Ronnie and Eddie Productions
  • Copyright: Copyright 2007 Eddie and Ronnie Productions


 Bao Wow! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:28:24

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.

 Vowhounds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:35:53

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

 Just in Casing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:31:48

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:18

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.

 Baby Got Baklava | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:32:22

We made hummus, flatbread, yet another kind of stuffed pastry (spinach parcels), koshary, chicken and baklava. But mostly this podcast features dinner conversation - about epiphanies, online dating and marriage.

 Amore Than We Bargained For | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:38:07

We serve up a bright seafood salad, an enormous timpano, and tiramisu. Our guests discuss trips to Italy and the body parts of saints.

 Good Cooks of Sichuan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:40:46

Meeting your food before you eat it, and the subtleties of Froot Loops and Rice Krispies are all topics of conversation when we cook a six course Chinese meal for (and mostly in front of) our guests.

 Halfcast at Tank | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:21:08

Our mic was filled with background noise, but our tummies were filled with sushi when we ate out on half-price maki day at Chicago's Tank restaurant.

 Irashaimase! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:42:43

Octopus salad, pinwheel pork cutlets stuffed with shiso leaves and plum paste and deep-fried, sashimi and more are featured in this Japanese meal. Rice. Did we mention the rice?

 Cassoulet Cookoff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:47:19

What could be more French than that creamy white-bean and meat stew called cassoulet? And what could be more American than a cook-off? We try out two recipes - a traditional, long-simmering, goose-fat-filled French one and a shortcut-laden American one - for the classic French comfort food on our friends. The engaged couple are inspired to discuss politics, knitting, and how they met.

 Christmas Chutney | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:51:24

Stacey and Stephen delve into Indian cooking for the holidays

 Can't Screw Up Dessert | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:55

Stacey and Stephen debone a chicken and make a not-so-chiffon cake


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