Delicious Dish

Margaret Jo McCullen.....Ana Gasteyer
Teri Rialto.....Molly Shannon
"Fireball".....John Goodman



Margaret Jo McCullen: Hello. I'm Margaret Jo McCulen.

Teri Rialto: And I'm Teri Rialto.

Margaret Jo McCullen: And you're listening to..

Together: "The Delicious Dish", on National Public Radio.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Now, Teri, the days are getting longer, and the mercury is rising.

Teri Rialto: It sure is, Margaret Jo. And that cna only mean one thing.

Together: Summer.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Now.. one of my favorite things about summer is that you can have your meals outside.

Teri Rialto: That is neat.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Yeah. It's fun. It's warm. It's warm outside.

Teri Rialto: Yeah. Summer's my favorite season.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Same here. Because it's hotter than the rest of the year.

Teri Rialto: It sure is.

Margaret Jo McCullen: It's fun, isn't it?

Teri Rialto: It's neat.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Fun.

Teri Rialto: Good times. Now, we have some exciting ideas on how to keep cool during these summer months.

Margaret Jo McCullen: That's right, Teri. One of my favorite summer treats is a nice tall glass of soda water.

Teri Rialto: Mmm.. me, too. Sometimes, to keep things interesting, I like to add a little bit of ice.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Thanks for bringing that up.

Teri Rialto: You're welcome.

Margaret Jo McCullen: I see your point.

Teri Rialto: Thank you. And, actually, I don't know if you noticed, there are many different kinds of ice.

Margaret Jo McCullen: You're absolutely right. There's cubed ice.

Teri Rialto: Crushed ice.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Cracked ice.

Teri Rialto: Shaved ice.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Shaved ice? I didn't know ice could grow a beard!

[ they laugh ]

Teri Rialto: That's funny! Did you just think of that right now?

Margaret Jo McCullen: No, I thought of it last night and wrote it down.

Teri Rialto: You're very funny.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Thanks.

Teri Rialto: You're so fun to be around.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Thanks, so are you. It's fun being with you.

Teri Rialto: You're welcome. But you know, Margaret Jo, you could soda water all you want, but it still wouldn't be summer without one thing.

Together: Cookouts.

Margaret Jo McCullen: That's right. We're so thrilled to have our special guest with us today.

Teri Rialto: I feel really thrilled.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Me, too. He's the two-time winner of the Great American Chili Cookoff, and his spicy five-alarm chili recipes are all I need to get my bronco bucking.

Teri Rialto: So please welcome - Rusty "Fireball" Wilson. Thanks for coming, "Fireball".

"Fireball": You're sure welcome. Wow. I'm really fired up to be here.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Well, "Fireball", talking to you is just like being out on the old West.

Teri Rialto: Tell us, "Fireball", what is your recipe for an unforgettable summer cookout?

"Fireball": Well, you know I'm gonna hurt my book sales for telling you this.. but there are three critical ingredients for an authentic summer barbecue. You might want to grab a pen for this. They are: meat, bread, and sauce.

Teri Rialto: You might want to say that again, in case our listeners didn't have a chance to get a pen.

Margaret Jo McCullen: That's a good idea.

"Fireball": Sure. Meat. [ pause ] Bread. [ pause ] And sauce.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Wow. My stomach's really starting to growl.

"Fireball": Well, when all of it is said and done, no single element of a barbecue can get your mouth watering like a clean grill.

Margaret Jo McCullen: I'll be darned.

Teri Rialto: I guess that's why you're the expert.

"Fireball": Yeah. You should always clean your grill. A wire brush is a good thing to use.

Margaret Jo McCullen: I don't mean to rock your boat, "Fireball", but what about using an S.O.S. pad.

"Fireball": [ thinking ] Shoot, I should have put that in my book.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Thanks!

Teri Rialto: You know, "Fireball", I'll bet there's a world of facts about grills.

"Fireball": Oh, there sure is. Did you know that the first gas grill was invented in 1934.

Teri Rialto: Yes, I did.

Margaret Jo McCullen: By Captain Carl Heinrick of Belgium.
"Fireball": Bingo.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Hey, look, we have a call!

"Fireball": That's exciting.

Together: "Delicious Dish", you're on the air!

Caller: Yeah, hi. I'm a big fan of the show.. but let me get this straight - are you guys talking about cooking food outside?

Teri Rialto: Yes, that's what we're talking about.

Caller: But I mean, there's birds and rain outside. Who knows what could happen.

Margaret Jo McCullen: You're right.. but, likewise, cookouts can be pretty unpredictable.

Caller: Okay. So, here's my question: could I cook my food inside, while I look out the window?

Teri Rialto: Uh.. tht's not a problem for us. "Fireball"?

"Fireball": Fine by me - only, in that case, you should call it a "cook-in".

[ they laugh ]

Teri Rialto: That's funny! You.. you should be on "Carson"!

"Fireball": I almsot was.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Well, uh.. thank you for calling.
Teri Rialto: Thanks for calling!

Margaret Jo McCullen: Uh-oh, Teri, we've done it again - we're out of time.

Teri Rialto: Oh, that's too bad.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Well, join us tomorrow on "Delicious Dish", when our topic will be..

Together: Eggs.

"Fireball": I had a good time.

Teri Rialto: Me, too.

"Fireball": I hope I ddin't ruin your show.

Margaret Jo McCullen: No, you didn't. It was really fun for us..

[ fade out ]


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