Short English Conversation Podcast | Baking | 65
In this short English conversation podcast, Luke and Emma talk about baking. There are several jokes in this episode that are plays on words. Listen for the play on the phrase ‘like comparing apples to oranges’ and on the grammar usage for the word ‘with.’
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This is a short English conversation podcast with Dialogue Frog. Recently, we were talking about apples, right? Going to the orchard, getting apples.
And so often once, well, I do anyway, if I have a lot of apples, do you know what I'm going to do with those apples?
Compare them to oranges?
Well, you could do that and-and you'll notice a lot of different things between apples and oranges, but actually what I do is cook with them.
I think I actually mm-do more cooking with apples than eating raw apples. So I'll make a lot of baked goods.
Wait, you said you cook with them? So, are they helping you like they're wearing an apron-
And then they're like, handing you asparagus.
With their little apple hands. Yes.
Mm hm. Yep. But no, seriously. I always, I bake a lot in the, in the fall and in the autumn and it's kind of a popular pastime. Do you-
Do you do baking at all?
I have baked the occasional thing. Uh, recently as in like three months ago, I make like-
Hey, that's recent. Recent history.
I made biscuits. Um, and they turned out pretty good. I did make some errors, but they were not catastrophic.
I-I-uh-I do like watching sometimes like the cooking TV shows, um, that are competitions.
And so sometimes the contestants on those cooking shows when they fail, they fail hard.
Cakes collapse. There's soggy bottoms to crusts.
That, yeah. It is rough, but I don't, I don't cook competitively. I don't bake competitively. I'm not so worried about perfection in a recipe as long as it tastes good.
And I'm sure that your, you said they were biscuits?
They were probably quite tasty. Okay, this has been another short English conversation podcast with Dialogue Frog. For transcripts, vocabulary lists, and other episodes of Dialogue Frog, please visit our website dialoguefrog.com.
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In this short English conversation podcast, Luke talks about his experience making American biscuits. American biscuits are small, soft bread rolls. They are often served with a white gravy or with fried chicken and mashed potatoes.
Check out the video below from a TV show called 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives' that shows biscuits and gravy being made at a road-side restaurant.