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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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New York, NY

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Earwolf

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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.

Twitter:

@TheSporkful

Language:

English

Contact:

646.829.4087


Episodes

Is The Best Cuban Food Still In Cuba?

9/25/2017
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While Cuban-Americans in Miami enjoy the dishes their grandparents grew up with, food shortages in Cuba have forced the cuisine there to change. So what defines Cuban food today? We go to Miami to try to find out. Today's sponsors: Go to Bhhsnyp.com/Sporkful to learn about the story behind Manhattan residential real estate. Go to PodSwag.com/Sporkful to get your very own Sporkful mug. Go to SpiceIslands.com/Sporkful for spice facts and recipes. Restaurant owners: Go to...

Duration: 00:38:37


The Geometry Of Pizza

9/18/2017
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A neuroscientist calls in to debate the geometry of pizza, and food science guru Kenji Lopez-Alt explains how woodworking can help us make a better bagel and cream cheese. Today's sponsors: Go to Sunbasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order. Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code "SPORKFUL" to get three free items in your first box. Go to WorldCampusInfo.com to learn how Penn State World Campus can help you reach your educational goals.

Duration: 00:29:59


LeVar Burton's Stolen Steaks

9/11/2017
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The longtime Reading Rainbow host and Star Trek star talks about the power of food memories and the art of PB&J. Plus he performs dramatic readings of recipes. Today's sponsors: Go to SpiceIslands.com/Sporkful for spice facts and recipes. Go to WorldCampusInfo.com to learn how Penn State World Campus can help you reach your educational goals.

Duration: 00:30:51


Modern Family's Ty Burrell Cases Hollywood Parties For Free Food

9/4/2017
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As a struggling young actor, Ty Burrell pretended to be a guest at hotels to get the free breakfast buffet. Now he fights the urge to pocket food at the Emmys. He talks about his hors d'oeurves strategy at fancy Hollywood events, getting his kids to eat slower, and how Utah's arcane liquor laws actually benefitted the two Salt Lake City bars he owns. Today's sponsors: Go to Bhhsnyp.com/Sporkful to learn about the story behind Manhattan residential real estate. Go to RXBAR.com/Sporkful and...

Duration: 00:38:26


How To Pair Your Food With The Beach

8/28/2017
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Summer is winding down, so it's time for one last trip to the beach. Here's how to pair your snacks with the smell and taste of salt water. Plus, we debate potluck etiquette for hosts and guests. Today's sponsors: Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code "SPORKFUL" to get three free items in your first box. Go to SpiceIslands.com/Sporkful for spice facts and recipes.

Duration: 00:29:19


Your Mom's Food Pt. 4: Til Pork Do Us Part

8/10/2017
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Dan and his wife Janie are both white and Jewish, both raised in the NY area. In many ways it's an easy fit. But not so much with food -- Janie grew up kosher and Dan didn't. In part four of Your Mom's Food they talk about navigating food tension in their relationship and ask Janie's mom how she feels about the choices they've made. Today's sponsors: Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get 50% off your first order. Go to SpiceIslands.com/Sporkful for spice facts and recipes.

Duration: 00:30:00


Your Mom's Food Pt. 3: Soledad O'Brien Cooks Rice, Not Beans

8/7/2017
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The TV host's Afro-Cuban mom and Irish-Australian dad got married when interracial marriage was still illegal in parts of the US. She talks about how their different cultures came together on the dinner table, why staying connected to Cuban food was so important to her mother, and how she feels now that it's too late to learn her mom's recipes.

Duration: 00:29:43


Your Mom's Food Pt. 2: Midwest Meets Masala

8/3/2017
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When a meat-and-potatoes white girl falls in love with an Indian vegetarian, what food will be their food? And how will their families feel about their choices? Today's sponsor: Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get 50% off your first order.

Duration: 00:35:36


Your Mom's Food Pt. 1: What Dumplings Can't Fix

7/31/2017
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How do parents who adopt kids from other countries use food to connect their children to their birthplace? And what happens when those kids grow up and feel like it wasn't enough? This is part one of a new series on race, culture and food called Your Mom's Food. It's about the complications that come up when we pass our cultures on from one generation to the next. We'll have three more parts in the next two weeks.

Duration: 00:44:07


Rachel Maddow Fixed The Pina Colada

7/24/2017
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The MSNBC host nerds out on cocktails, debates lime wheels vs. wedges, and speculates about what the bartenders in heaven are like.

Duration: 00:31:41


Cooking Pad Thai For 20,000 People (with Jet Tila)

7/17/2017
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Food Network star Jet Tila’s parents opened the first Thai market in the US in 1972. Now he’s trying to introduce people who aren’t Asian to the foods he grew up with. He tells the story of protecting his family’s store during the LA riots and explains why he considers himself more a businessman than a chef.

Duration: 00:32:43


Why Lefties Buy Less Soup

7/10/2017
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Psychologist Charles Spence explains that "taste" is influenced by many different factors -- from the background music in a restaurant to your own DNA and even the shape of your spoon. Plus, Dan and his daughter recreate one of Charles' experiments when they give out free ice cream in the street.

Duration: 00:32:28


You Can't Cure Manic Depression With Puff Pastry

7/3/2017
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Food writer David Leite talks about how bipolar disorder affects what he cooks and eats. Plus he and Dan bond over the difficulties of being neurotic party hosts.

Duration: 00:27:57


The Thinking Person's Competitive Eater

6/26/2017
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Tim "Eater X" Janus talks about how being a competitive eater affects your dating life, how much money these guys actually make, what happens when people on the circuit try to cheat, and how he taught himself to like hot dogs so he could compete in the most famous eating contest of all.

Duration: 00:31:22


How To Be Fat (with Lindy West)

6/19/2017
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The author of "Shrill" and leader of the fat acceptance movement says, "As a fat person, you’re always under surveillance when you’re eating."

Duration: 00:32:47


What If Willy Wonka Was Your Dad

6/12/2017
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Author Roald Dahl's creative and twisted approach to food wasn't limited to his stories. Ahead of Father's Day, his daughter recalls his witches potions and midnight feasts, and says he based Willy Wonka on himself.

Duration: 00:33:06


Patti LaBelle Brings Her Frying Pans On Tour

6/5/2017
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The music icon couldn't eat in restaurants while touring the segregated South in the 60s. Now she cooks for herself on the road. She shares cooking tips, and we explore the racial implications of the viral video that made her sweet potato pie a sensation. Plus, she tells us what she really thinks of pumpkin pie.

Duration: 00:37:05


Is It OK To Put Tomatoes In The Fridge?

5/29/2017
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A wife who objects to her husband's embarrassing food hacks calls in for advice, and food science guru Kenji Lopez-Alt explains the science of tomato storage.

Duration: 00:32:07


Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj Says Life Is Like Biryani

5/22/2017
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The comedian finds deep meaning in his favorite cereal and lives the same way he eats his biryani -- pulling out the good bits and pushing the weird stuff to the side.

Duration: 00:38:26


Why Bartenders Can’t Have Boyfriends

5/15/2017
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Live on stage! A world-renowned mixologist and the former bartender at a beloved Chicago dive bar tell us how their work is a little like showbiz and a little like babysitting.

Duration: 00:35:09

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