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In Search Of Rosa Parks\' Pancakes

In 2016, the Library of Congress posted Rosa Parks\' personal documents online for the first...

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Cooking With Brain Injury — And Finding Humor In It

How does a traumatic brain injury affect the way you cook and eat? Filmmaker Cheryl Green, who...

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Mission: ImPASTAble | Quick Update

It\'s been a week and a half since Dan\'s new pasta shape went on sale. The response has been way...

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Mission: ImPASTAble 5 | A Shape Is Born

After months of revisions, Dan thinks he’s got his shape. But he’s been working on...

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Mission: ImPASTAble 4 | Where The Ruffles Meet The Road

The first test batch of Dan’s pasta rolls off the presses, but problems crop up almost...

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Mission: ImPASTAble 3 | What Would Juan Guzmán Do?

Dan dusts himself off and goes on the hunt for a pasta company to partner with. Plus, he edges...

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Mission: ImPASTAble 2 | Slanting The Floors

Dan seeks inspiration for the design of his new pasta shape, a process that includes an epic...

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Mission: ImPASTAble 1 | Spaghetti Sucks

Spaghetti doesn’t hold sauce. Angel hair goes from zero to mush. Wagon wheels are gimmicks....

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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...

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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...

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The Sporkful Dating Game!

It’s not for foodies, it’s for lovers… Could listening to The Sporkful be the...

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Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon Eat Differently Now

Cauliflower rice biryani anyone?… When Kumail Nanjiani was cast as a Marvel superhero, he...

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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...

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Men Have Eating Disorders, Too. Why Don’t They Seek Help?

Three personal stories about an overlooked problem…Public discussions about eating...

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Julián Castro On Nachos And Government

And why hunger in America became partisan… When Julián Castro sought the...

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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...

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This Food Stylist Is Bringing More Compassion To The Kitchen

And the importance of representation in food photography… Elle Simone Scott once said that...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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