The Sporkful

The Sporkful

Who Was James Beard?

To be a star, he couldn’t be himself… Before the James Beard Awards and the James Beard Foundation,...

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The Enslaved Man Who Taught Jack Daniel To Make Whiskey

And one woman’s quest to share his story... In 2016, Jack Daniel’s announced the company would make...

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10 YEARS #5 | Notes From A Young Black Chef Pt 2 (Update)

A lot’s happened this year… After starting his own catering company and going to the Culinary Institute...

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10 YEARS #4 | Notes From A Young Black Chef Pt 1

In honor of our 10th anniversary we’re re-releasing three all time favorite stories, as selected by listeners,...

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10 YEARS #3 | Katie’s Year In Recovery (Update)

The next chapter... In honor of our 10th anniversary we’re re-releasing three all time favorite stories, as...

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Where All The Chefs Are Grandmas

A visit to a very exclusive holiday party... When Jody lost his grandmother, mom, and sister within a few years, he...

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Live: You'll Never Find Vegan Dishes At My Restaurant

Angie Mar's book is “a giant ‘F you’ to every other cookbook"… When Chef Angie Mar threw a party recently to...

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Live: You'll Never Find Vegan Dishes At My Restaurant

Angie Mar's book is “a giant ‘F you’ to every other cookbook"… When Chef Angie Mar threw a party recently to...

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Aasif Mandvi is a Human Turducken

The former Daily Show correspondent talks food and his triple identity: Indian, British, American… Aasif Manddvi...

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Aasif Mandvi is a Human Turducken

The former Daily Show correspondent talks food and his triple identity: Indian, British, American… Aasif Manddvi...

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Live: You're Eating Gay Cheese

Virginia is for (wine and cheese) lovers... Can you make a good vegan cheese? What in the world is orange wine? We...

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Live: You're Eating Gay Cheese

Virginia is for (wine and cheese) lovers... Can you make a good vegan cheese? What in the world is orange wine? We...

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A Forager's Life

A Forager’s Life Dan goes foraging!...Jay Marion is a master forager who lives in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. One...

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A Forager's Life

A Forager’s Life Dan goes foraging!...Jay Marion is a master forager who lives in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. One...

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My Food History Wasn't Lost. It was Stolen.

Poet Tommy Pico tells the story of building his own indigenous food history from scratch... A few years ago, Tommy...

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My Food History Wasn't Lost. It was Stolen.

Poet Tommy Pico tells the story of building his own indigenous food history from scratch... A few years ago, Tommy...

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Live: Is Sparkling Water Actually Water?

Myq Kaplan is a linguist, vegan, and stand-up comic, so he and Dan debate the definition of water and whether eggless...

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Live: Is Sparkling Water Actually Water?

Myq Kaplan is a linguist, vegan, and stand-up comic, so he and Dan debate the definition of water and whether eggless...

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2 | When Black Chefs Created Plantation Food

We visit one of America’s most famous plantations with three descendants of enslaved Virginians... In 1784, Thomas...

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2 | When Black Chefs Created Plantation Food

We visit one of America’s most famous plantations with three descendants of enslaved Virginians... In 1784, Thomas...

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