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Rank #8 in Food category

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We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better. A Stitcher Production.

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We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better. A Stitcher Production.

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Instant Obsession!

By Noonan420 - Mar 24 2020
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Thank you for this! I truly enjoy this podcast.

So fun!

By Syndanne - Mar 11 2020
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Nice light touch and insightful interview questions. Very enjoyable!

iTunes Ratings

2348 Ratings
Average Ratings
1853
280
77
54
84

Instant Obsession!

By Noonan420 - Mar 24 2020
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Thank you for this! I truly enjoy this podcast.

So fun!

By Syndanne - Mar 11 2020
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Nice light touch and insightful interview questions. Very enjoyable!
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The Sporkful

Latest release on May 18, 2020

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Rank #1: Marc Maron And Kenji Lopez-Alt Will Help You Get Through This

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Cooking and panicking in quarantine... Most weeks we plan on providing you with a nice distraction during these times, but this week, in a show recorded in Dan's basement, we're here with commiseration. For that Dan turns to two old friends. Marc Maron, comic and host of the podcast "WTF," may be an expert on panic. He's spent much of his life expecting the worst, and his new Netflix stand-up special is called "End Times Fun." Marc and Dan explore "Diminishing Buffet Syndrome" — a satirical condition they both suffer from, which creates an irrational fear that any buffet is about to run out of food or at least diminish in quality — and how that applies in a global pandemic. Then, chef and writer J. Kenji Lopez-Alt of "The Food Lab" tells us how his restaurant is doing and what the latest research says about how to handle food to minimize exposure to coronavirus. Finally, Kenji and Dan take your calls and help you figure out what to do with all your random pantry items. We hope you're doing okay out there.

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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

Mar 20 2020

47mins

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Rank #2: Bringing Georgia O’Keeffe To Life, One Recipe At A Time

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The painter's recipes go up for auction... Sotheby’s is about to put a trove of Georgia O'Keeffe items up for sale. While the auction will include paintings likely to go for millions of dollars, we're interested in something less valuable, but to us, way more exciting — O'Keeffe's box of grease-stained, handwritten recipes. This week Dan goes to see the recipes himself and talks with art experts, O’Keeffe scholars, and a woman who cooked for O'Keeffe towards the end of her life to find out what the recipes say about the artist. As for the auction? Well, it doesn't go exactly as planned.

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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

Mar 30 2020

39mins

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Rank #3: New Year’s Food Resolutions 2020

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It’s that time of year again… We’re closing out 2019 with our annual tradition -- having you tell us what foods you resolve to eat more of in the new year, and why. Plus Dan reveals his own food resolution for 2020, and we replay our April Fool's episode from earlier this year. We think you'll enjoy the satire even more knowing from the beginning that it's a joke.

Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

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Dec 16 2019

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Rank #4: The Art — And Joy — Of Recipe Writing

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Why writing a simple recipe is complicated... When you follow a recipe and it doesn't work, how do you know when it's your fault and when it's the recipe's fault? Why do some writers' recipes just work — while others' are hit-or-miss? And is there a better way to write recipes? This week Dan talks with author Chandra Ram, who judges one of the nation's most prestigious cookbook awards, and John Becker and Megan Scott, who revised and developed 2,400 recipes for the latest edition of "Joy Of Cooking." Plus we have special cameos from Gourmet Makes' Claire Saffitz and best-selling cookbook author Julia Turshen!

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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

Mar 16 2020

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Rank #5: Where All The Chefs Are Grandmas

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A visit to a very exclusive holiday party... When Jody lost his grandmother, mom, and sister within a few years, he opened a restaurant to deal with the grief. But this place is very different from other Staten Island Italian joints.

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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

Dec 09 2019

26mins

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Rank #6: My Food History Wasn't Lost. It was Stolen.

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Poet Tommy Pico tells the story of building his own indigenous food history from scratch... A few years ago, Tommy Pico, a queer indigenous American poet, and lover of junk food, set out to learn how to cook. But rather than turn to the past to find an indigenous food history, he turned to friends to build his own. His new book FEED, an epic poem, chronicles that journey. Tommy and Dan chat about the horrors of airport vegetarian options, what it’s like when the food you grow up with is connected to trauma, and how queerness and looking to the future creates an opportunity to make your own legacy.

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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

Nov 04 2019

38mins

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Rank #7: Ronny Chieng Roasts Everything But Restaurants

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The Daily Show correspondent has a lot of food opinions... Ronny Chieng’s recurring segment on The Daily Show is called “Everything Is Stupid,” and you could say that’s the theme of a lot of his stand-up, too. His style is often grumpy and caustic. But the one thing he won’t call out as stupid is a restaurant. In this week's podcast he explains why. He also talks about his meticulous system for keeping track of restaurants he likes, how to get a big group to decide where to eat, and what he loves about food in Malaysia and Singapore.

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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

Jan 06 2020

29mins

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Rank #8: Live: You'll Never Find Vegan Dishes At My Restaurant

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Angie Mar's book is “a giant ‘F you’ to every other cookbook"… When Chef Angie Mar threw a party recently to celebrate the release of her new book, people were drinking from mini champagne bottles with straws. Her favorite part was “watching my guests scoop obscene amounts of caviar on their French fries and gnaw on rib bones, butter dripping down their arms on to their tuxedos.” This image encapsulates the whole feeling of Angie Mar’s book, Butcher and Beast, and restaurant, The Beatrice Inn. In this week's show, taped live on stage in New York, we hear the story of how, and why, Angie pursues her singular vision of carnal pleasure.


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Dec 02 2019

32mins

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Rank #9: 1 | When White People Say Plantation

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The word "plantation" pops up a lot in the food world – Plantation Mint Tea, Plantation Chicken, Plantation Rum. But it's not a culinary term. It doesn't indicate certain spices or cooking methods. So what are white people in food who use this word trying to evoke? Inspired by a piece by food writer Osayi Endolyn, we go on a mission to find out. In the process, we try to learn something about whiteness in America. 

Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

This episode is from The Sporkful's archives. Normally, this episode and hundreds like it are only available with Stitcher Premium. But in these strange times, we're releasing it for free — both to help our listeners through self-isolation, and to say thanks for continuing to support our show. If you'd like to have access to our entire archive, you can sign up for Stitcher Premium at www.stitcherpremium.com/SPORKFUL, and use the promo code SPORKFUL for a special discount.

Oct 14 2019

42mins

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Rank #10: American St. Patrick's Day, Through Irish Eyes

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Comic Maeve Higgins shares her Michael Fassbender Diet... Comic Maeve Higgins loves living alone in New York City, her home since she left her native Ireland in 2014. But sometimes, living alone leads her to eat foods she calls "bizarro." This week, she shares her solution to this so-called "problem." (Hint: Michael Fassbender is involved.) Plus, she talks with Dan about her complicated relationship with Irish-Americans, and the struggle to enjoy your food while dining with someone who has sad news to share. Check out Maeve's new film Extra Ordinary!

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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

Mar 09 2020

25mins

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Rank #11: Comedian Nicole Byer Sees Her First Shrimp

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The host of the Netflix cooking competition show "Nailed It" tells us about her love of raunchy humor, the commonality between comedy spaces and restaurant kitchens, and the time her aunt sent her an Easter dinner in the mail.

This episode is from The Sporkful's archives. Normally, this episode and hundreds like it are only available with Stitcher Premium. But in these strange times, we're releasing it for free — both to help our listeners through self-isolation, and to say thanks for continuing to support our show. If you'd like to have access to our entire archive, you can sign up for Stitcher Premium at www.stitcherpremium.com/SPORKFUL, and use the promo code SPORKFUL for a special discount.

Aug 20 2018

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Rank #12: 1 | Live: Notes From A Young Black Chef

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Kwame Onwuachi learns to cook in the middle of the ocean... In the past year, Kwame Onwuachi has become one of the fastest rising star chefs in America. His DC restaurant, Kith and Kin, is widely considered one of the best in the country. But he went through countless twists and turns to get there. His story is so wild that he wrote a memoir, Notes From A Young Black Chef, that's now being made into a movie starring Lakeith Stanfield. This week Kwame shares the first half of that story live on stage, in conversation with Dan, at the Miracle Theatre in Washington, DC.

Jan 13 2020

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Rank #13: "You Can't Hate Yourself Constantly" Says Comic Fortune Feimster

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Comedian Fortune Feimster on using her body to get laughs... "I've always been a fan of food," comedian Fortune Feimster says in her new stand up special, "Sweet and Salty." She joined the swim team in grade school just for the snacks. As a chubby kid who became a chubby adult, she often played her body for laughs. But in recent years her approach to both comedy and food has evolved. In this week's podcast, she talks about struggling to hold back when you really love to eat. She also shares the lesson she learned from her grandmother, and tells the story of the meatball sliders that almost made her and her fiance break up.

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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

Mar 02 2020

32mins

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Rank #14: Why Candidates Shouldn’t Eat Corn Dogs

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One false bite could cost you the presidency... Every four years, presidential candidates flock to the Iowa State Fair for a stump speech and a photo op. But one wrong food-related move, and their campaign could be in jeopardy. This week, Dan talks with current and former presidential candidates about the perils of eating on the trail. How do you use food to win over voters? Plus, Sean Rameswaram, host of Today Explained, joins us to analyze what the 2020 candidates' eating habits say about them.

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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

Jan 27 2020

37mins

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