The Sporkful

The Sporkful

Inside The Mind Of A Culinary Mad Scientist

The flavor chemist who created Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza and the McDonald's McGriddle talks about the science of...

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Comedian Nicole Byer Sees Her First Shrimp

The host of the Netflix cooking competition show "Nailed It" tells us about her love of raunchy humor, the...

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Lunch With The Simpsons

Dan's dreams come true when he visits The Simpsons writers' room to talk about the role food plays on the show, and...

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Michael Ian Black Is A Man Who Eats Salads

Why does eating alligator seem more manly than eating chicken? Why does coffee seem more manly than tea? Comedian and...

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Confessions of a Ballpark Food Vendor

A former Shea Stadium food vendor tells us about the worst gig in the ballpark. Plus a North Carolina peanut man...

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What 400 Gallons Of Oobleck Can Teach You About Ketchup

A husband irked by his wife's loud chewing noises calls in for advice, and Cooks Illustrated's Dan Souza tells us how...

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L.A. Story

Dan travels through time in search of a coconut cake. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore...

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Yewande Finds Her Super Power

A chef working in the US as an undocumented immigrant cooks to stay connected to her home. But what happens when food...

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A Marriage Built On Rum Cake

Alan and Arlene Alda have been married for 61 years, and food has been a big part of how they communicate since the...

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What If There Were No Nachos?

Famed football announcer Howard Cosell played an unlikely role in popularizing nachos, as we learn this week when Dan...

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The Man Who Married Pizza

"I love pizza, but I really don't think I'm insane," says Scott Wiener of Scott's Pizza Tours, who limits his...

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Is This Pizza Worth Waiting For?

Ever waited in a crazy long line for some famous barbecue or donuts? Was it worth it? This week we visit a legendary...

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The Ethics of Supermarket Lines

Two friends disagree about whether it's OK to keep shopping after getting in the check-out line, and cookbook author...

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Nigella Lawson Is The British Beyonce

The cookbook author and food TV star talks about the condiment she keeps in her purse, how cooking helps her cope...

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How To Read A Taco

Professor Steven Alvarez teaches a college course called Taco Literacy, which explores Mexican history and culture...

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Live: W. Kamau Bell And Hari Kondabolu Play The Newlywed Game

The two comics are old friends, but how well do they really know each other's eating quirks? Plus, Kamau gives us an...

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Live: Hari Dreams Of Donuts

When comedian Hari Kondabolu isn't delivering incisive jokes about politics and identity, he's dreaming of being...

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Searching For The Donut King Pt. 2

After months of searching, we finally meet Ted Ngoy, aka "the Donut King", and learn what happened to him. He's...

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Searching For The Donut King

After escaping Cambodia's "Killing Fields," Ted Ngoy built a donut empire in California. Then he lost it all, and...

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Prison Ramen Saved My Life

Gustavo Alvarez didn't learn to cook until he went to prison. Sharing food there was a good way to win friends and...

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