The Sporkful

The Sporkful

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. A Stitcher Production.
  1. February 25, 2021
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    Mission: ImPASTAble Trailer
    For the last three years, Dan has been on a quest to invent a new pasta shape, actually get it made, and actually sell it. And things have not gone as planned. Starting this Monday, March 1, we’re telling the s…
  2. February 22, 2021
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    Are All Vodkas The Same?
    Putting our own homemade vodka to the test... Dan’s friend Alex Goldmark insists that cheap vodka makes his face turn red; Dan doesn’t believe him, because Dan thinks all vodka is the same. We team up with NPR’…
  3. February 18, 2021
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    The Sporkful Dating Game!
    It’s not for foodies, it’s for lovers… Could listening to The Sporkful be the fertile soil out of which true love grows? We put out the call for Sporkful listeners looking for love, and hundreds of you responde…
  4. February 09, 2021
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    Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon Eat Differently…
    Cauliflower rice biryani anyone?… When Kumail Nanjiani was cast as a Marvel superhero, he decided to transform his body. Gone was the guy who played a schlubby coder on Silicon Valley — Kumail got jacked. To ma…
  5. February 01, 2021
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    Celebrating Other People’s Holidays
    Plus, a surprising new update… Do you drink a Guinness on St. Patrick's Day, even though you're not Irish? Do you eat chips and salsa on Cinco de Mayo, even though you're not Mexican? Here at Sporkful HQ, we su…
  6. January 25, 2021
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    Men Have Eating Disorders, Too. Why Don’t They Seek…
    Three personal stories about an overlooked problem…Public discussions about eating disorders tend to focus on women, and in the past, so have our episodes on the subject. But millions of men also struggle with…
  7. January 18, 2021
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    Julián Castro On Nachos And Government
    And why hunger in America became partisan… When Julián Castro sought the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, he made hunger one of his key campaign issues. The former HUD secretary and San Antonio mayo…
  8. January 11, 2021
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    Free Ice Cream For Science!
    The laws of gastrophysics at work… How do background music, the shape of a spoon, and your DNA affect your taste? These are just a few of the questions that psychologist Charles Spence looks at in his research…
  9. January 04, 2021
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    This Food Stylist Is Bringing More Compassion To The…
    And the importance of representation in food photography… Elle Simone Scott once said that a food stylist’s job is to tell the story of the food — and in her work on shows for Bravo, Food Network, and America’s…
  10. December 21, 2020
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    New Year’s Food Resolutions 2021
    What foods do Sporkful listeners resolve to eat more of in the new year, and why? And what’s Dan’s New Year’s food resolution for 2021? All is revealed in this annual tradition. Plus we replay one of our favori…
  11. December 14, 2020
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    The Fruitcake That Wouldn't Die
    Our gift recommendations…Fruitcake has long been the butt of jokes, an inedible brick that people receive around Christmas, don’t eat, then regift the next year. But it’s also been a beloved baked good for gene…
  12. December 07, 2020
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    Two Books For The Food Science Nerd In Your Life
    Do roses really smell like poo-poo-oo?... From tortilla chips to tree bark, from fancy cheese to toe cheese, there’s a world of smells all around us that tell us a lot about food, drink, and everything else. So…
  13. November 30, 2020
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    LeVar Burton Even Reads Recipes Dramatically
    Plus, dishing on Patrick Stewart’s weird lunches… You may think you know LeVar Burton. After starring in the seminal 1977 mini-series "Roots," he hosted "Reading Rainbow" and starred alongside Sir Patrick Stewa…
  14. November 23, 2020
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    A Writer Who Finds His Characters Through Their Food
    Bryan Washington on how meals can fill silence… In Bryan Washington’s acclaimed debut novel, Memorial, Benson and Mike, a couple living in Houston, are going through a rocky patch in their relationship. Mike le…
  15. November 16, 2020
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    Hitting The Texas Taco Trail With José Ralat
    Why Tex-Mex is just as legit as Mexican food…José Ralat’s job at Texas Monthly magazine is so unique that when he got it last year, it made national news. One headline read: “The Job You Wish You Had: Taco Edit…
  16. November 09, 2020
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    Can Jelly Donuts Be Fixed?
    Listeners call in with food issues… The perimeter of a jelly donut is devoid of fruity goodness, while the epicenter is a blob of jelly mess, says listener Larry in New York. Dan thinks he has the solution. Bar…
  17. November 02, 2020
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    Samin Nosrat And Hrishikesh Hirway Are Just Here For…
    Is the ideal cookie chewy, crispy, or crunchy?... Earlier this year, “Salt Fat Acid Heat” author Samin Nosrat and “Song Exploder” podcast host Hrishikesh Hirway teamed up to create “Home Cooking,” a podcast whe…
  18. October 26, 2020
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    Spicy Doritos And How Foods Become American
    And why some make the transition faster than others….Over the years on The Sporkful, Dan has explored an idea that’s changed the way he understands food in the U.S.: You can track an immigrant group’s assimilat…
  19. October 19, 2020
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    The Great Office Coffee Election
    Remember when bad office coffee was our biggest problem?... “The time has come for us to change the coffee brand that we offer and we want your input!” The email came from Myiesha Gordon in the HR Department. L…
  20. October 12, 2020
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    Who Was James Beard?
    To be a star, he couldn’t be himself… Before the James Beard Awards and the James Beard Foundation, there was the man himself. Beard was the first celebrity chef of the TV era, preaching home cooking and fresh,…

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