Episode 105: To the Victor Goes the Spoiled

Episode 105

Natalie brings the case against her husband Hugo. She wants to throw food away when she decides it’s spoiled or too old. Hugo hates waste, and is aghast that Natalie throws away moldy but “perfectly usable” items. Who is right? Who is wrong? Only one man can decide.

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Natalie brings the case against her husband Hugo. She wants to throw food away when she decides it’s spoiled or too old. Hugo hates waste, and is aghast that Natalie throws away moldy but “perfectly usable” items. Who is right? Who is wrong? Only one man can decide.

This week, the Judge is joined by television host, chef, and expert witness Alton Brown. Alton continues to host a number of shows for the Food Network, including Good Eats and Next Iron Chef. He’s currently working on a podcast of his own, called The Browncast.

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Special thanks to listener Miles Taber for suggesting this episode’s title!

EVIDENCE

Submitted by Natalie:

“Attached is some recent evidence of a photo of before and after of an item that my husband deemed OK to eat. The dessert was left in his car by accident for a week so instead of letting me throw it away, he just “cleaned it up” by removing the small moldy parts so its good as new and then ate it. He also argues that cheese is a mold and we eat that all the time.”


The dessert before Hugo’s cleaning.


The dessert after Hugo’s “preparation”.

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  • Alton Brown

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