Smidgen Podcast Bonus Episode: Scratch vs. Store Bought

Posted on June 19, 2019 by Anne Milneck | 1 comment

Smidgen launched last week and we’ve been amazed with the response! Thank you to everyone who is listening, sharing, and reviewing the show. You can hear Episode 1 of Season 1 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcast app.

We have a little bonus for you as a thank you for all the support. Host Anne Milneck, owner of Red Stick Spice Co. and podcast producer Catherine O’Brien do a short lightning round on the topic of Scratch vs. Store Bought—some of Anne’s opinions might surprise you!

Don’t forget: all the recipes featured on Smidgen can be found at Red Stick The next episode of Smidgen will be out in a few days, so enjoy this bonus until then! Thanks for listening to Smidgen!

Smidgen Podcast Episode 001: Tastes Like Chicken

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Anne Milneck | 2 comments


What can I do to make boneless, skinless chicken breasts taste better? It’s the number one question we hear in the store, day in, day out. It made sense to make it the topic of our very first podcast episode. Our shop stocks thousands of spices, blends, oils and balsamics on the shelves, so we are well-equipped to answer the question. But we wanted to go deeper in this episode. We wanted to find out how consumers have come to prefer this particular packaged poultry. We decided to ask Galen Iverstine or Iverstine Farms Butcher—Baton Rouge’s premier local butcher—about this very popular cut and what we can do (or not do) in order to get full flavor and bang for our buck. We love Galen’s approach to ranching and butchering. His insight broadened our perspective for buying local and what it really means for a foodway to be sustainable.

After talking with Galen, we head over to the Red Stick Spice test kitchen with store staffer Madeline to cook up a spicy Peruvian Spatchcock Chicken with Cilantro Sauce. Among other things, Anne shares her memories of her Catholic upbringing and Pagan babies, declares herself Team Cilantro and ties it all into the oh-so delicious spatchcock chicken and creamy cilantro sauce.  

Before you watch, print our shopping list for the recipes we'll be whipping up.


Here’s a list of the links we mentioned in the podcast:


Listen to Smidgen on the podcast player above or on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or your favorite podcast app.

Smidgen Launches June 13

Posted on June 08, 2019 by Anne Milneck | 0 comments

Somewhere between a pinch and a dash is a smidgen, and when it comes to cooking, a smidgen can make all the difference. Introducing Smidgen, the podcast of Red Stick Spice Company. Host Anne Milneck is a chef, head "spice girl" at Red Stick Spice Company, and a tireless champion of home cooks everywhere. Smidgen features some of the most interesting people in the food world plus real world cooking segments recorded right from the Red Stick Spice Co. Teaching Kitchen. 

Season One of Smidgen launches June 13. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app. 

Smidgen-the Red Stick Spice Co Podcast-COMING SOON!

Posted on May 06, 2018 by Anne Milneck | 0 comments