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The Sporkful

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We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better.

We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better.
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Location:

New York, NY

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Earwolf

Description:

We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better.

Twitter:

@TheSporkful

Language:

English

Contact:

646.829.4087


Episodes

The Jell-O Curse

9/24/2018
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We follow one family’s complicated relationship with Jell-O. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to SweeTango.com/Sporkful to find a grocer near you.

Duration:00:38:32

Life Lessons From The Pizza Hut Lunch Buffet

9/17/2018
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Comedian Tim Dillon takes Dan out for lunch in Tim's home town on Long Island. Tim talks about why this place is so important to him, why rich people don't care about food, and what the founding fathers would have said about the Pizza Hut lunch buffet. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to SweeTango.com/Sporkful to find a grocer near you. Go to ThriveMarket.com/Sporkful to get 25% off your first purchase and a free 30-day trial.

Duration:00:33:30

Shabbat Dinner at Wendy's

9/10/2018
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Dan travels to Palm Desert, California, to ring in the Jewish sabbath with a group of seniors the way they do it every week -- at the fast food chain Wendy’s. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to Casper.com/Sporkful and use offer code SPORKFUL to get $50 credit toward select mattresses.

Duration:00:34:35

The Pashman Family Takes Your Calls

9/3/2018
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Dan's wife Janie and their kids Becky and Emily join the show to solve listeners' food-related relationship issues and dilemmas. "I don't love talking into a microphone," Janie says, "but I do have opinions." Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first purchase.

Duration:00:37:51

Inside The Mind Of A Culinary Mad Scientist

8/27/2018
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The flavor chemist who created Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza and the McDonald's McGriddle talks about the science of burger cooking and the correct sequence for burger toppings. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to BuildABear.com to learn more about all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear.

Duration:00:33:45

Comedian Nicole Byer Sees Her First Shrimp

8/20/2018
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The host of the Netflix cooking competition show "Nailed It" tells us about her love of raunchy humor, the commonality between comedy spaces and restaurant kitchens, and the time her aunt sent her an Easter dinner in the mail. Today's sponsors: Go to BeyondMeat.com/Sporkful to find a retailer near you. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes.

Duration:00:32:45

Lunch With The Simpsons

8/13/2018
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Dan's dreams come true when he visits The Simpsons writers' room to talk about the role food plays on the show, and behind the scenes. Plus, Simpsons creator Matt Groening explains how new technologies have changed the show’s food jokes. Today's sponsors: Go to BeyondMeat.com/Sporkful to find a retailer near you. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes.

Duration:00:40:56

Michael Ian Black Is A Man Who Eats Salads

8/6/2018
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Why does eating alligator seem more manly than eating chicken? Why does coffee seem more manly than tea? Comedian and actor Michael Ian Black tells us how his sense of masculinity and his body image issues affect what he eats. Plus he and Dan bond over life as suburban dads. Today's sponsors: Go to BeyondMeat.com/Sporkful to find a retailer near you. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order. Go to...

Duration:00:40:18

Confessions of a Ballpark Food Vendor

7/30/2018
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A former Shea Stadium food vendor tells us about the worst gig in the ballpark. Plus a North Carolina peanut man tells us how they get the salt inside the shell, and Mike Pesca from The Gist tells us how much free advertising Cracker Jack got from being included in "Take Me Out To The Ball Game". Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to TryFirstLeaf.com/Sporkful to get three bottles of wine for only $15 (plus free shipping). Go to...

Duration:00:33:14

What 400 Gallons Of Oobleck Can Teach You About Ketchup

7/23/2018
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A husband irked by his wife's loud chewing noises calls in for advice, and Cooks Illustrated's Dan Souza tells us how science can help get ketchup out of the bottle. Today's sponsors: Go to Store.Benjerry.com to have new Moo-Phoria Light Ice Cream delivered to you. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes.

Duration:00:42:00

L.A. Story

7/16/2018
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Dan travels through time in search of a coconut cake. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to Store.Benjerry.com to have new Moo-Phoria Light Ice Cream delivered to you.

Duration:00:42:42

Yewande Finds Her Super Power

7/9/2018
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A chef working in the US as an undocumented immigrant cooks to stay connected to her home. But what happens when food isn't enough to bridge the distance? Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first purchase.

Duration:00:38:10

A Marriage Built On Rum Cake (with Alan Alda)

7/2/2018
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Alan and Arlene Alda have been married for 61 years, and food has been a big part of how they communicate since the night they met. In this week's show, they talk about using food to communicate in their relationship, in geopolitics, and at dinner parties. Plus they give Dan some marriage advice. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to FirstLeaf.com/Sporkful to get three bottles of wine for $15 (plus free shipping). Go to...

Duration:00:29:27

What If There Were No Nachos?

6/25/2018
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Famed football announcer Howard Cosell played an unlikely role in popularizing nachos, as we learn this week when Dan sits down with his old friend Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast at Slate. And Mike rants about restaurant practices that drive him nuts -- like when servers don't write down your order. Today's sponsors: Go to BenJerry.com to have Moo-Phoria Light Ice Cream delivered to you. Go to BeyondMeat.com/Sporkful to find a retailer near you. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their...

Duration:00:32:40

The Man Who Married Pizza

6/18/2018
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"I love pizza, but I really don't think I'm insane," says Scott Wiener of Scott's Pizza Tours, who limits his consumption to 15 slices per week, and has a Guinness World Record holding collection of 1,400 pizza boxes. Today's sponsors: Go to BeyondMeat.com/Sporkful to find a retailer near you. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to UndeniablyDairy.org to learn more about the people who bring dairy to your table.

Duration:00:40:00

Is This Pizza Worth Waiting For?

6/11/2018
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Ever waited in a crazy long line for some famous barbecue or donuts? Was it worth it? This week we visit a legendary pizzeria with a famous queue -- and talk with scientists -- to find out when a long wait makes your food taste better and when it makes it taste worse. Today's sponsors: BeyondMeat.com/SporkfulBobsRedMill.comUndeniablyDairy.orgSunBasket.com/Sporkful

Duration:00:36:50

The Ethics of Supermarket Lines

6/4/2018
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Two friends disagree about whether it's OK to keep shopping after getting in the check-out line, and cookbook author Nicole Taylor tells us about some unsolicited advice she got about navigating the food world as a black woman. Today's sponsors: Go to BeyondMeat.com/Sporkful to find a retailer near you. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to UndeniablyDairy.org to learn more about the people who bring dairy to your table. Go to...

Duration:00:39:29

Nigella Lawson Is The British Beyonce

5/28/2018
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The cookbook author and food TV star talks about the condiment she keeps in her purse, and how she uses method acting to decide what to order in restaurants. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (case sensitive). Go to MarthaStewartWine.com and use offer code SPORKFUL to get 20% off your first purchase of a bottle, pack, or club membership.

Duration:00:34:14

How To Read A Taco

5/21/2018
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Professor Steven Alvarez teaches a college course called Taco Literacy, which explores Mexican history and culture through food. When he and his students take us on their end-of-semester taco crawl, we learn that every taco tells a story -- you just have to know how to read them. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (case sensitive).

Duration:00:37:22

Live: W. Kamau Bell And Hari Kondabolu Play The Newlywed Game

5/14/2018
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The two comics are old friends, but how well do they really know each other's eating quirks? Plus, Kamau gives us an update on the racist incident he told us about last time he was on the show, and Dan reveals what comedians have taught him about food. Today's sponsors: Go to BenJerry.com to find out where you can get Ben & Jerry's Pint Slices. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order.

Duration:00:35:17