The Sporkful

The Sporkful

United States

The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. It's a James Beard Award-nominated podcast that explores the huge, fun, surprising world of food and eating that lies beyond the realm of chefs, restaurants, and recipes. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better.

Episodes

How A Food Emoji Gets Made  

Important news: Our show is going on a brief hiatus. We’ll be back April 17 with an exciting announcement. Please make sure you’re subscribed to this podcast and our newsletter so you don’t miss it! (Newsletter at sporkful.com/newsletter)

This week we’re presenting an episode of Food52’s podcast Burnt Toast, in which host Kenzi Wilbur goes on a quest to get a pie emoji made. Check out more episodes of Burnt Toast today!

President Obama Eats His Pie Crust First  

In our Pi Day Spectacular, former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses reveals the very particular way President Obama eats his pie. Plus, we discuss pi and pie with mathematician Eugenia Cheng and debate the true definition of pie with Evan Kleiman of KCRW's Good Food.

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Is Cereal a Soup?  

In this special podcast version of Dan's new animated web video series The Snackdown, he and Food Network's Justin Warner debate a pressing question. Take a side and share The Snackdown with your friends!

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Comic Maeve Higgins Is On The Michael Fassbender Diet  

The writer and comedian tells us how she handles meals alone or with a sad friend, and explains why she still feels more Irish than Irish-American.

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Is Sandwich Sexism Real?  

In this special Sporkful investigation, we order sandwiches around New York City to find out whether places make smaller sandwiches for women. (Repeat)

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May Contain Nuts Pt. 2: Fear of Food  

Is it possible to experience total food joy when you're always afraid that something you eat will make you sick? Our look at life with food allergies continues with Part 2 of our mini-series, May Contain Nuts.

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May Contain Nuts Pt. 1: Alpha Gal Returns  

Amy Pearl loved meat -- until a steak almost killed her. We hear her riveting (and hilarious) story, and explore how allergies change your relationship with food and people. This story was originally heard on Radiolab, the second part is a new update, taped after Amy was tested for her allergy again.

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A Very Halal Valentine’s with Taz Ahmed  

The co-host of Good Muslim Bad Muslim tells us how to share food without killing the romance, and why she wishes guys she dates would stop trying to out-Muslim her.

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Andy Richter Bought A Midlife Crisis Fridge  

Conan’s sidekick tells us why he chose a really nice refrigerator over a sports car. And he traces his issues with weight back to a childhood ice cream outing with his grandmother.

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Is It OK To Save Seats In A Crowded Restaurant?  

Is it OK to claim your seat before you get your food in a busy restaurant? In a world where there just aren't enough tables to go around, is there a way to serve the greater good while maximizing your own restaurant experience? Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats joins Dan to take a call from a listener.

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What Rock Star Sammy Hagar and Chef Jacques Pepin Have In Common  

Dan eats fresh mozzarella with the former Van Halen frontman and drinks beer out of paper cups with the legendary French chef. It turns out neither of these guys is who you think they are. (Repeat)

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The Great Office Coffee Election  

We follow one woman’s quest to get better coffee in her office, a process that culminates in a companywide taste test. Plus we ask experts whether caffeine actually makes us more productive.

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Raina One Year Later  

Last year Dan spoke with a young woman who was on the verge of developing an eating disorder. This week he speaks with her again to see how she's doing one year later.

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The Restaurateur Who Got Rid Of Tipping  

Shake Shack’s Danny Meyer explains why tipping is a hoax, which questions his servers aren't allowed to ask, and how his dad's bankruptcies affected his approach to business.

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New Year's Food Resolutions 2017  

Sporkful listeners and Dan reveal what they resolve to eat more of in the new year. Plus we replay one of our weirdest, favoritest shows from 2016.

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Special Delivery  

We deliver food to elderly New Yorkers who can't shop or cook for themselves, and talk with them about the role food plays in their lives today.

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When Is It OK To Send Food Back?  

If the food at a restaurant just isn’t your taste, should you send it back? A father and daughter disagree, so Dan and Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats weigh in.

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This Puerto Rican Eggnog Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad  

We talk with coquito masters in Harlem and a moonshiner in the Bronx to learn about the holiday drink that’s the centerpiece of a Puerto Rican Christmas celebration. (Repeat)

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Padma Lakshmi Was An Ice Cream Mule  

The Top Chef host talks about food memories from her childhood in India, the challenges of straddling two cultures, and the judgments people make about her body and her brains.

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Calls: Who Eats A Bag Of Dried Mango On The Couch?  

Are some foods meant for snacking on-the-go and others for snacking at home? Or is one of the pleasures of adulthood living without rules? A couple can't agree. Dan and Serious Eats' Kenji Lopez-Alt take their call and issue a verdict.

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