Eat Your Television

Of Pilots and Podcasts

Mission Sustainable and Spilled Milk are two funny and informative new A/V endeavors from Seattle food folks.

By Jessica Voelker March 8, 2010


I had a good time watching the pilot of Mission Sustainable, the Seattle-based television program bent on showing families some inconvenient truths about their home lives.

In this introductory episode, a team of experts invades the house of one brave local family. Seasonal Cornucopia founder Becky Selengut handles the kitchen, testifying to the evils of superprocessed breakfast sausage and farm-raised frozen shrimp, then taking the featured family on a trip to Mutual Fish and, later, presenting them with organic cake mixes courtesy of PCC.

Earnest but charming, Mission Sustainable manages to walk that thin line between informative and wonky/preachy, and the advice is very down-to-earth and approachable. I really hope it finds a home out there in TV Land. You can help that effort, by the way, by watching the pilot on the website and commenting. See site for details.

Then there is Spilled Milk, the podcast collab between Molly Wizenberg (the local lady behind the world-famous Orangette blog) and her very funny friend Matthew Amster-Burton, author of the book Hungry Monkey. Take a listen to that over here.

The junk food episode is already legendary.

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