Felicia Day & Robin Thorsen Cook Up An Old Family Recipe in "Torta" - The Flog, Ep 3


Uploaded by geekandsundry on Apr 16, 2012

Transcript:
[MUSIC]
FELICIA DAY: Hey, everybody.
I am Felicia Day and this is The Flog, my show where I do
whatever I want.
As always, I start out the episode with sharing my
favorite things of the week.
So let's get started.
First up is an indie web comic.
If you have an MMO or fantasy background, you will love
Looking For Group.
It's been around since 2006, and it chronicles a naive elf
named Cale'Anon and his evil but
hilarious companion, Richard.
Basically they make fun of every trope you've ever seen
in MMOs or epic fantasy novels.
It's really funny, they have great art, and they offer
hardback compilations you can gift to people you don't know
what to get for their birthday but you vaguely remember they
play WOW or own Lord of the Rings novels.
Number two.
I wanted to share this game with you because I lost hours
of my life to it this week and wanted to destroy your--
[BLEEP].

And I hope to destroy your productivity too.
The game is called Realm of the Mad God.
And it's a MMO slash RPG slash shooter--
I don't know what to call it.
Bottom-line, it's simple, addictive fun.
The crazy slash horrible thing about this game is that if you
die, you die.
As in create another character.
Die.
Permanent death is not very common in video games because
it's, quite frankly, depressing, but when the
stakes are that high, when you spend six hours on a dude and
lose him to this accidental scorpion mass pull, can I
admit a little bit of a masochistic thrill?
Yeah, I can.
You can play the game in your browser on PC or Mac.
With our third fave today--
what is this?
With the third fave, you also get to learn a new phrase.
Semantic satiation is a psychological phenomenon where
repetition causes a phrase or a word to lose
meaning to its listener.
Try it out.
Flog, flog, flog, flog, flog, flog, flog, flog.
It's not really working.
Anyway , on that thinly connected note, there's a
YouTube channel called Pronunciation Manual where
they take words or phrases and they mangle them in--
just check it out.
The videos are only eight seconds long so watch 30 in a
row and you will laugh your coccyx off.
MALE SPEAKER: "Coth-stick."
FELICIA DAY: Coccyx.
You might be aware that I have a paranormal romance book club
that I do on my personal channel
called Vaginal Fantasy.
Once a month, my friends Veronica, Bonnie, Kiala, and
me get together, we discuss a book, and we incorporate
comments on Goodreads Forum, Twitter, and chat.
But in between, people are always asking me for
recommendations.
So I thought I would share with you the first series I
ever read in the genre, the Rachel Caine
Weather Warden series.
I think it was the first series I ever read because
back then I was reading paper books, and the covers in the
series are less embarrassing than most of them.
There's not like oily chests or awkward embraces.
And the cool thing is it's not about vampires, like
most of them are.
It's about a woman who can control the weather.
And jinn, genies.
Not Alladin, the hot kind.
They're in bottles, but they're hot.
Just read it.
I think you're going to enjoy it.
Oh yeah, for number five, I bought this toilet coffee mug.
It was on my Amazon recommended list.
I had to.
I put nuts in it to make it look like poop.
I'm going to eat a poop.
Mm, crunchy.
Mm, it's tasty.

Why?
Why was this made?
I bought it.
That's why it was made.

So I wanted to do some cooking with my friend,
Robin, from of The Guild.
Robin Thorsen, who plays Clara.
ROBIN THORSEN: Hey.
FELICIA DAY: And she's quite the cooker.
She has brought in a family recipe.
ROBIN THORSEN: Yes.
And this is a really easy, easy recipe.
FELICIA DAY: You don't know how bad I am.
ROBIN THORSEN: Prep really--
no, I promise.
It's good.
This is my grandma Lily's torta.
So it has some Italian sausage, a lot of Italian cold
cuts, and some cheese.
And spinach and peppers.
It's really, really yummy.
And then there's like a nice little omelettey
layer in the middle.
Two pounds of pizza dough.
Look at that.
FELICIA DAY: Whoa.
Now where do you get pizza dough?
ROBIN THORSEN: You can get it at a restaurant.
I work at an Italian restaurant, so I just
kind of took that.
FELICIA DAY: Did we pay for it?
ROBIN THORSEN: No.
You need four eggs.
You want to do that?
You can crack the eggs in here.
FELICIA DAY: Oh yeah, OK.
What are--
ROBIN THORSEN: You just want to chop the garlic
like uber, uber fine.
FELICIA DAY: I tend to attack garlic like I'm going to kill
someone in a game.
ROBIN THORSEN: You go off?
FELICIA DAY: Maybe point first.
ROBIN THORSEN: Then we're going to add the
garlic right now.
FELICIA DAY: To what?
ROBIN THORSEN: To the eggs.
FELICIA DAY: You're going to add it to the egg right now?
ROBIN THORSEN: Mm-hmm.
FELICIA DAY: I'm not Italian.
I don't know how to do this.
ROBIN THORSEN: Three little--
FELICIA DAY: I don't know.
ROBIN THORSEN: OK.
That's perfect.
That's plenty.
It's a lot you got going on there.
That's good.
FELICIA DAY: Now you do this salt.
ROBIN THORSEN: OK.
FELICIA DAY: Ooh, that's a lot.
ROBIN THORSEN: And then you whisk OK.
FELICIA DAY: Oh, whoa.
ROBIN THORSEN: And you just want to wait till the egg
starts to cook and kind of lifts up from the pan.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
I don't know what's going on.
Ahhh.

ROBIN THORSEN: So you want to butter your--
FELICIA DAY: OK.
ROBIN THORSEN: springform.
OK.

So now it's time for the layering.
FELICIA DAY: Yeah!
Just flat?
ROBIN THORSEN: Yeah.
FELICIA DAY: This is not brain, right?
ROBIN THORSEN: No, it's good.
FELICIA DAY: It's just weird.
Is there a rule of what's better next to each other?
ROBIN THORSEN: No.
Perfect.
Look how nice that is.
FELICIA DAY: What is this?
ROBIN THORSEN: That's hard salami.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
You think that's a good choice?
ROBIN THORSEN: Yeah.
FELICIA DAY: I could order this from somewhere.
ROBIN THORSEN: Yeah, but you have the satisfaction of
making it right now.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
ROBIN THORSEN: We'll do the mozzarella.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
Whoa!
Oh that's really pretty.
ROBIN THORSEN: We'll put ham.
That's ham and egg.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
ROBIN THORSEN: Right?
FELICIA DAY: Oh, ham and egg, yeah.
ROBIN THORSEN: This should have been on the [INAUDIBLE].

FELICIA DAY: I did this part.
So basically you just take all the layers' ingredients and--
ROBIN THORSEN: There's no rhyme or reason.
It's just like whatever you feel.
I mean it shouldn't protrude.
FELICIA DAY: Yeah.
ROBIN THORSEN: With like a design.
FELICIA DAY: Yeah, [INAUDIBLE].
[OVEN BEEPING]
FELICIA DAY: Oven's preheated.
ROBIN THORSEN: You don't really have to utilize
all the cold cuts.
And then we'll just end it with the cheese.
It's heavy, huh?
FELICIA DAY: Yeah.
There's a lot of meat and cheese in there.
That is no joke, man.
ROBIN THORSEN: You're going to place the top dough over.
We're just going to cut a little bit
of the excess dough.
And then what you want to do is kind of like pinch it.
FELICIA DAY: Like a pie.
ROBIN THORSEN: Yeah.
FELICIA DAY: Do you need a brush?
ROBIN THORSEN: Yeah.
Do you have one?

FELICIA DAY: It's clean.
Can we put your face like right here?
ROBIN THORSEN: Yeah.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
ROBIN THORSEN: Oh, yeah, you gotta get the bangs.
FELICIA DAY: Yeah.
That's your head.
There's your bangs.
ROBIN THORSEN: Totally.
FELICIA DAY: Your face is swirled like a--
ROBIN THORSEN: That's weird.
So then you want to spread the egg-white mixture on top of
the dough just so when it bakes it gets a nice golden--
FELICIA DAY: Well I just need to put your earrings on.
ROBIN THORSEN: You made earrings?
FELICIA DAY: Yeah.
OK.
Good.
ROBIN THORSEN: Let's pop this puppy in!
FELICIA DAY: And how long does it bake?
ROBIN THORSEN: About an hour.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
ROBIN THORSEN: Yay!

FELICIA DAY: Oh my gosh.
OK.
That looks really good.
ROBIN THORSEN: I know.
Ooh, look at the steam.
FELICIA DAY: Well thank you to your grandma--
ROBIN THORSEN: Yeah.
FELICIA DAY: --for doing that.
ROBIN THORSEN: Thank you.
FELICIA DAY: I love you.
OK.
Thanks for watching.
ROBIN THORSEN: Yes.
FELICIA DAY: And negative comments down there.

ROBIN THORSEN: Or positive, like, hey, look at that torta.
FELICIA DAY: Yeah.
Let's do positive.
ROBIN THORSEN: First we'll do positive.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
Bye.
ROBIN THORSEN: Bye.
FELICIA DAY: To wrap up the show, this week's question of
note comes from Smash Kid Chris who asks, if a zombie
apocalypse were to occur, who would be on your team and why?
They could be real or fictitious, dead and/or alive.
Easy.
Dear Mr. Chris, working off the premise, I would have a
team of five because that just sounds good.
My choices would be Bruce Lee because hand-to-hand combat
would be important.
Chewbacca because he's a mechanic and Wookiees probably
wouldn't turn if bitten because
of their alien genetics.
Martha Stewart.
She would totally not whine, she could cook well with found
objects, and she would totally take me out if I was bitten
with no remorse.
And finally, Lord Darcy from Pride and Prejudice.
I need someone to swoon into with good abs.
That you for your query.
Sincerely, Felicia Day.
Smash Kid Chris, your letter is on its way.
And if you have a question, please email it to
TheFlog@geekandsundry.com.
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See you guys next week.
Bye.
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