The Sporkful

The Sporkful

Alton Brown Keeps A Scrambled Egg Journal

The Food Network star joins Dan to talk about the best way to eat popcorn, the relative merits of forks and knives,...

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The Jell-O Curse

We follow one family’s complicated relationship with Jell-O. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to...

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Life Lessons From The Pizza Hut Lunch Buffet

Comedian Tim Dillon takes Dan out for lunch in Tim's home town on Long Island. Tim talks about why this place is so...

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Shabbat Dinner at Wendy's

Dan travels to Palm Desert, California, to ring in the Jewish sabbath with a group of seniors at the fast food chain...

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The Pashman Family Takes Your Calls

Dan's wife Janie and their kids Becky and Emily join the show to solve listeners' food-related relationship issues...

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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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