117. Moving Food ft. Greg Schulz

You oughta know by now.

This week, host Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai) chats with special guest plant-based food correspondent Greg Schulz (@giantwerewolf4) about the best foods to eat before, during, and after a big move! We also pitch a new catering service and learn about some of Chicago’s favorite healthy moving day snacks., I guess? Plus- non-beer moving-day drinkies!

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111. NBF Does NYC!

This week, hosts Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai) and Teffer Adjemian (@tefferbear) recap our recent trip to New York City! Bagel sandwiches! Tahini iced coffee! Oatmeal lace cookies! Dumplings! Hand-pulled noodles! Ice…

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Pasta Fest MTL 2023 ft. Mathieu Fortin

This week, host Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai) calls up Mathieu Fortin (@pizzamath), creator of Pasta Fest MTL (@pastfestmtl), to get the scoop on this year’s PastaFest lineup! We also get into Mathieu’s recent trip to the Las Vegas Pizza Expo, and hear about the slice of pizza that changed his life. This year’s PastaFest is May 11th-24th! Head to for all the info!

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136 – Top 5 Fast Food Chains

Order up!

Look, we know fast food is not “good for us” but life’s too short not to occasionally indulge in the guilty pleasures of the world. That said, there are is definitely a difference between what constitutes “good” versus “bad” fast food and we are here to rank only the worthy food establishments that satisfy our high bar of questionable food. So join Tuong and Deep Fried Foodies Tom Zalatnai (No Bad Food), Matt Cole (Debate This) and Giovanni Colantonio (Left Trigger Right Trigger) as they cook up a Top 5 Fast Food Chains list!

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132 – Top 5 Genie Wishes

We got a genie in a bottle baby!

Among fantasy dreams and hypothetical questions such as “What superpower would you want to have?” and “If you won a million dollars what would you do?”, the classic “What would you wish for from a genie” ranks above them all. If a magical being insists we make some choices to fulfill our deepest desires and needs, who are we to say no to that?!  So join Tuong and Gyrating Lamp Rubbers Victoria Luloff, Jess Maybear, and Jonah Maybear as they summon the all powerful Jinn of the PodCavern, and rank Top 5 Genie Wishes!

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114 – Top 5 Canadian Foods

What even is “Canadian” food anyway?
There are many mixed emotions releasing this episode today. On one hand, we originally recorded this to “celebrate” Canada as we have in the past. On the other hand, with recent news and the further evidence of how Canada has mistreated our Indigenous Communities it’s difficult to feel very patriotic. With that said, we have included resources in our show notes to resources and charities so you can help educate yourself as well as give back to some incredible Indigenous causes.

Ultimately, we decided to release today’s episode anyways. Today’s episode centres more around food than Canada and our guests today would be the first to tell you that they don’t celebrate Canada day. So join Tuong and The Upford Network/Natural Toonie’s  Tom Zalatnai, Alexander Smith, and David Hall as they try to figure out what is “Canadian Food” and make a Top 5 list from it!

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77 – Top 5 Lazy Comfort Foods

Here’s to all the naughty foods that stuck by us all these years.
Look we all love food here in the PodCavern, but sometimes you don’t feel like cooking and need some reliable food that’s quick, dirty, and cheap. So join Tuong La and Instant Food Experts Taylor Fleming, Laura Gordon, and Shannon Leis as they get their microwave/toaster oven ready to rank Top 5 Lazy Comfort Foods!

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60 – Top 5 Pizza Toppings

Hot & Ready Top 5 List comin’ right up!

Pizza has been the king of comfort food all across the world for eons and eons. From the combination of that zesty tomato sauce, to that gooey cheese, right down to it’s mouth watering crust – it’s hard not to love this world-wide food phenomenon. Even most “bad pizza” is still pretty good because of the strength of that tasty trio of ingredients. But what makes good pizza even better are the endless combination of toppings you can put on it to take it to the next level! Join Tuong La and Pretty Pizzaiolos Johnny McArthur, Colleen Wang, and Leslie Cserepy as they put their best ideas in the oven and come out with a list of Top 5 Pizza Toppings!

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52 – Top 5 Fast Food Menu Items

Listen we all love fast food. No matter who you are you can’t deny the instant gratification of eating a greasy burger with fries from your favorite fast food joint. You may not feel “good” about it after but you eventually come crawling back because it’s oh so tasty (and convenient!). Now while there are plenty of great fast food chains, it’s the items that you can order from those restaurants that make it or break it. On this finger lickin’ episode, Tuong La and Fast Food Lovers Leslie Cserepy, Angus MacDonald, and Samantha Leggatt salivate and rank a Top 5 list of the best Fast Food Menu Items!

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