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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

The Ephemerality Of The Perfect Muffin

11/20/2017
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Julia Turner of the Slate Culture Gabfest offers muffin opinions, muffin analysis, and, according to Dan, muffin heresy. Is there a muffin they can both agree to love? Listen to find out, and to gain a new appreciation for the nuances of muffindom. Today's sponsors: Go to BonAppetit.com/GetBA and use the code SPORK to save $5 on a one-year subscription (and get an exclusive tote bag!). Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (case...

Duration: 00:31:45


The Last Sporkful Thanksgiving Special Ever

11/13/2017
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We discuss the beauty and tyranny of tradition, as well as the Wheel Of Infinite Thanksgiving Anxiety, with legendary food writer Mimi Sheraton, Milk Street Kitchen's Christopher Kimball, and cookbook author Kian Lam Kho. And yes, we're serious. Today's sponsors: Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (case sensitive). Go to Sonos.com and get 10% off one order of $2500 or less, using the promo code SPORKFUL10 (case sensitive). Go to...

Duration: 00:40:14


Searching For The Aleppo Sandwich Pt. 2

11/7/2017
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A famous sandwich shop in Aleppo, Syria, played a key role in changing Shadi Martini's life forever. Today on The Sporkful we hear the rest of Shadi's story, and conclude our quest to find out what made that shop special and whether it survived the Syrian Civil War. Today's sponsor: Go to SpiceIslands.com/Sporkful for spice facts and recipes.

Duration: 00:28:31


Searching For The Aleppo Sandwich Pt. 1

11/6/2017
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Before Aleppo became famous for fighting, it was famous for food. This week we go on a quest to find out what made a beloved sandwich shop there special, and whether the restaurant and its owners have survived the Syrian Civil War. Today's sponsors: Go to BonAppetit.com/GetBA and use the code SPORK to save $5 on a one-year subscription (and get an exclusive tote bag!). Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and use the code SPORKFUL to get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide (limited time). Go to...

Duration: 00:29:53


Monologues Are Like Meatballs, Says Actor Michael McKean

10/30/2017
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The comedy icon discusses the role food can play in comedy and drama. Plus, he tells us why learning a new part is like eating spaghetti and how he reacts when people in the audience bring food into the theater. Today's sponsors: Go to Modcloth.com and enter promo code SPORKFUL25 to get 25% off your order of $100 or more. Go to SpiceIslands.com/Sporkful for spice facts and recipes. Go to TastyBite.com to learn more about Tasty Bite's ready-to-eat Thai, Indian, and Asian dishes.

Duration: 00:32:24


As Hot Chicken Gets Hotter, Who Benefits?

10/23/2017
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Dan travels to Prince's Hot Chicken in Nashville, where hot chicken was invented, to explore the restaurant's complicated history with race -- from segregation to today. Today's sponsors: Go to MackWeldon.com and get 20% off your purchase, using the promo code SPORKFUL. Go to Sonos.com and get 10% off one order of $125 or less, using the promo code SPORKFUL10 (case sensitive). Go to SpiceIslands.com/Sporkful for spice facts and recipes. Restaurant owners: Go to TouchBistro.com/Sporkful to...

Duration: 00:35:08


Is A Takeout Burger A Lesser Burger?

10/16/2017
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Two friends call in for help settling a long-running feud. Plus, food science guru Kenji Lopez-Alt explains what happens to a burger when it sits in a wrapper before being eaten. Today's sponsors: Go to Arhaus.com/Sporkful to learn more about Arhaus's dining sale. Go to Modcloth.com and enter promo code SPORKFUL25 to get 25% off your order of $100 or more. Go to SpiceIslands.com/Sporkful for spice facts and recipes. Go to Sunbasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order. Go to...

Duration: 00:30:43


The Holy Smoker

10/9/2017
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During the week, Devin Pickard is the pitmaster at his family's BBQ restaurant in Centerville, Tennessee. But on Sundays, he trades the pit for the pulpit at the local church where he preaches. Food and faith are a natural pairing in the south, but Devin tells Dan that there are less obvious ways his two professions come together. Today's sponsors: Go to Bhhsnyp.com/Sporkful to learn about the story behind Manhattan residential real estate. Go to Modcloth.com and enter promo code...

Duration: 00:34:45


Guy Fieri Doesn't Live On A Yacht That Shoots Rockets

10/2/2017
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Behind the spiky hair and donkey sauce is a savvy businessman who's been obsessed with finding success in the world of food since he was a kid. He talks with Dan about the importance of self-reflection, why he doesn't serve more organic food at his restaurants, and what people don't understand about him. (And, by the way, you know that shirt with the flames you always see him wearing? He hates it.) Today's sponsors: Go to Arhaus.com/Sporkful to learn more about Arhaus's dining sale. Go to...

Duration: 00:37:29


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

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