Munchies is a web series done by Vice. They have a real off the wall sensibility which is hit or miss although for me it is mostly hit, I love Vice (and am waiting for my job interview, hint, hint – don’t you think we need another cooking show? Only this one with a jaded urban slightly hung over middle aged gay guy? ;-).
I have no previous knowledge of Andy Milonakis and was a little bit taken aback when I first watched this video. He certainly isn’t afraid to share his thoughts. Nor is he afraid to share his recipes and this one looks really delicious. Crete’s version of Spanakopita is different from its Greek cousin because it is not made with Phyllo dough. This very much appeals to me because I hate recipes that call for “products” (as opposed to ingredients) I have to go out and buy like Phyllo pastry (and no even I am not crazy enough to try and make Phyllo dough, here is why).
There was no link to the recipe that I could find, but he breaks it down slowly enough that it is easily written out as you watch it. I will make it so if you are patient it’ll be posted here some time this Summer. Really, I promise.
Even though he gives good advice about what kind of Feta to get I think its odd that he uses stuff wrapped in plastic in this video, if you are going to make this (as I am) by all means go to a good Greek grocer or cheesemonger and get the real deal.
Also I’d imagined you could make these and freeze them so they could be cooked up with relative ease when you wanted them.
Promise me this, if you start to watch this and have no interest you must at least watch to the 2.08 minute point for his comment on,um, er…. taste. I nearly fell off my chair.
Certainly the most Adult themed cooking show I have ever seen.