Dan Pashman on planning holiday meals in hot weather, and terrorism anxiety.

Let’s Skip the Eggnog This Year

Let’s Skip the Eggnog This Year

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Dec. 28 2015 5:09 PM

Bloody Merry

Dan Pashman from The Sporkful explains why you might want to hold off on serving eggnog this New Year’s Day.

Even devoted eggnog fans might have a hard time enjoying a glass this winter season.

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Listen to Episode 405 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, Dan Pashman from The Sporkful podcast explains the food science behind why we’re more in the mood for a lemony Blood Mary this week instead of a creamy glass of eggnog. If you’re going to serve eggnog anyway, there’s a great recipe for Puerto Rican eggnog from The Sporkful here. For the Spiel, an issue in American life that is terrorizing us. Spoiler—it’s terrorism.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.