Friday Night Cookies
Foodful Thinking was a Facebook Live project in 2016 that, after 28 million views, evolved into USA TODAY 10Best’s Eat Sip Trip. Programming included Friday Night Cookies, a weekly show where two cookie connoisseurs (Jonathan Palmisano and Kae Lani) explored the quirky and sometimes dramatic backstories of the world’s favorite desserts.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIES EP. 1 - HISTORY OF OREO
How did a creme filled chocolate sandwich cookie take over an entire grocery isle? We explore how Oreo, a knock-off brand, became Milk's Favorite Cookie.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIES EP. 2 - CHIPS AHOY AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF MARKETING
30 years after Nestle hijacks the chocolate chip cookie recipe from the Toll House Inn, Chips Ahoy revolutionizes marketing food brands. This episode is 1,000 chips delicious.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIES EP. 3 - THE KEEBLER KERFUFFLE (SOMEONE FUDGED ON MY COOKIE)
Have you ever noticed how some Girl Scout Cookies are just like some Keebler cookies? Who is ripping off of who?
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIES EP. 4 - PUMPKIN SPICE IS A LIE
We expose autumn's greatest lie -- that most pumpkin products don't actually contain pumpkin. Plus, our cat Geronimo interrupts our broadcast and our camera cuts out a bunch.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIES EP. 5 - TIM TAM SLAM (NIBBLE, NIBBLE, SUCK, DEVOUR)
Australia’s Favorite Cookie is named after a race horse. But, y’all, It’s not just a cookie. It’s an experience. This cookie isn’t for dunking, it’s for slamming!
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIES EP. 6 - PEPPERIDGE FARMS (EITHER MY HANDS GOT BIGGER OR THE COOKIES SHRUNK)
In this episode with traipse through Europe’s swankiest cities with Pepperidge Farms.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIES EP. 7 - S’MORES (WE COULDN’T MAKE A FIRE WITH MOIST LOGS)
We try to recreate the campfire experience in our little South Philly apartment, but end up lighting marshmallows on fire.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIES EP. 8 - TOLL HOUSE VS. PILLSBURY BAKE-OFF
We discuss the history of two major chocolate chip cookie empires and pit them against each other in a plop-and-drop bake-off. Which pre-made cookie is superior?