Episode 125: Hungry Squared Podcast Update and Some Food News

Monday, March 11, 2019
We give you an update about what's happening and what our episode schedule will be for the next 3 months. Plus, we amuse you with some amusing food news.

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  • Hey friends, we are going to be publishing every couple weeks, because we're getting into conference season and we are BUSY! Please stick with us, because we've got some fun stuff coming up.
  • This guy and his dog survived on Taco Bell hot sauce for 5 days!


  • Clear the FOG, people. Clear the FOG (ew!).
  • Send us an email to says hi! We love getting mail. Send an email to hungrysquared@gmail.com



Run Time: 16 minutes

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Episode 124: Stress Eating and Comfort Foods

Monday, February 18, 2019
Welcome back! We've had some tough times and thus, a lot of emotional eating of comfort foods. We talk about the science and psychology behind emotional eating and how it leads us to eat all the foods that are full of fats, sugars, and carbs. We also try to discuss ways to NOT emotional eat. Plus, we discuss the 10-in-1 Surlatab Ulitmate Silicone Fork and Daiya Shreds (aka vegan cheese).

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  • Food Nerd Shoutout: Did you listen to our episode with Chef Justice Stewart? What a great interview, plus we have his cookbook giveaway! Make sure to enter at his website.
  • Let's Dig into the Kitchen Drawer: Winter received the Surlatab Silicone Ultimate Fork (the 10-in-1 fork) over Christmas, and she likes it and it's been handy, though Lee doesn't think it didn't work well for separating (eggs). Winter's rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Emotional eating can be triggered by stress, which dumps into the body epinephrine (adrenaline). However, if stress is constant, it can dump into the body cortisol, which can ramp up appetite. This can keep this switch on if our stress is constant.


  • Psychologically speaking, emotional eating can be a bad feedback loop. The comfort foods give you a sense of belonging.
  • We listen to Brene Brown (see her TED talks here and here), because she talks about shame, belonging, and true happiness.
  • The research about emotional eating may not be the most accurate according to this article.
  • Brownies! Brownies! Brownies! It's a real place.
  • Tactics for not stress/emotional eating: Sharon forces herself to make the comfort food. Winter is getting into meditation and I'm excited for a friend who is starting a meditation Youtube station. Plus, I made a list of things that helps me relax that is not food-related.


Run Time: 33 minutes

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Episode 123: Sous Vide Cooking with Chef Justice Stewart, Author of Mastering the Art of Sous Vide

Monday, February 4, 2019
Sharon's out this week and Lee joins Winter to interview chef Justice Stewart, author of Mastering the Art of Sous Vide and the blog Gourmet Deconstructed. He talks about how he started out as a construction worker then transitioned to becoming a chef. We get into how he got into the sous vide method of cooking (wild game) and his new cookbook, Mastering the Art of Sous Vide.

Let's taco 'bout it!



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  • Justice is from New York and had been working construction and cooking on the side as a hobby. Then, after helping a friend in his catering company, he was inspired to change his career to cooking.
  • You can find his blog Gourmet Deconstructed here.
  • Sous vide cooking was discovered by a physicist Benjamin Thompson by accident with a mutton shoulder.





Run Time: 46 minutes

Sponsors: The International Sous Vide Association (ISVA) and the 1st Annual Sous Vide Summit are the sponsors of this episode. Join us for the 1st Annual Sous Vide Summit in July 19-21, 2019 in Wilmington, DE (30 minutes from Philadelphia, PA) with other sous vide enthusiasts!


Episode 122: Goodbye 2018 Food...Hello 2019 Food! Mini-Episode

Monday, January 21, 2019
On this week's mini-episode, we look back on our 2018 and describe our year in terms of food. Then we look forward to 2019 and talk about about the food we hope describes our year. What's your food of 2019?

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  • Are you doing the January Cure? Marie Kondo-ing?
  • Sharon's 2018 in food form: The movie French Kiss during the part where Meg Ryan yells "lactose intolerance!" It's beautiful cheese that she can't eat. It was a crazy year for Sharon!



  • Winter's 2018 in food form: The movie National Lampoons Christmas Vacation when Clark is about to cut into the beautiful turkey, but it let's out a puff of smoke! It was a rough year for the Redd family--started out good, but it didn't turn out how we would've liked. Being honest!



  • Sharon's 2019 in food form: She hopes it's a chocolate chip cookie year. Yum! Her word of the year is "present".
  • Winter's 2019 in food form: She hopes it's like the Lindt Chili Chocolate Bar--constant and rich with a little excitement. Her word is "intentional". (I debated using the Vosges Chocolate Bacon Bar by for my food of the year.)



Run Time: 19 minutes

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Episode 121: Foods from Your Favorite Christmas Songs Mini Episode Part 2

Monday, December 24, 2018
This is Part 2 mini episode where we to talk about a couple of foods, roasted chestnuts and plum pudding, that are in a couple other favorite Christmas songs. We hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!

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Run Time: 19 minutes

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