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The Sporkful

Updated 22 days ago

Comedy
Society & Culture
Food
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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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1928 Ratings
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Heavy

By Chris MVSD - Apr 12 2019
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Great episode. More serious than usual. Good for thought.

I laughed out loud.

By Kate Lancaster - Apr 04 2019
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The deadpan delivery of the Smun was killing.

iTunes Ratings

1928 Ratings
Average Ratings
1527
238
58
44
61

Heavy

By Chris MVSD - Apr 12 2019
Read more

Great episode. More serious than usual. Good for thought.

I laughed out loud.

By Kate Lancaster - Apr 04 2019
Read more

The deadpan delivery of the Smun was killing.

Cover image of The Sporkful

The Sporkful

Updated 22 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: Should You Tip For Takeout?

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By The Book co-hosts Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg join Dan to answer listener questions about tipping, who owns leftovers, and what to do with dinner guests who arrive very early. Today's sponsors: Go to VRBO in the app store to download the Vrbo app today and find a vacation home. Go to nationsphotolab.com and use code sporkful for 15% off your order. Go to thirdlove.com/sporkful to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase. This week we're making Swirl Bread Apple Pie Panini on Thomas' English Muffin. Get the recipe here: https://thomasbreads.com/recipes/swirl-bread-apple-pie-panini.

Apr 29 2019
36 mins
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Rank #2: Comic Phoebe Robinson Stress Eats Vegetables

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The comedian and podcast host tells us how to navigate a big meal in tight jeans, who should pay on a first date, and what it’s like to go out to eat when you’re in an interracial relationship. Today's sponsors: Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/SPORKFUL to get full month of unlimited access for free, when you sign up. Go to Milklife.com to learn more about real, delicious milk.

May 06 2019
25 mins
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Rank #3: The Couple That Cooks Together...

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Emily and Patrick are past the honeymoon phase. Now they have to learn to work together, if they're going to be together for the long haul. They get advice from Dan and food writer Nicole Taylor, who returns to ride shotgun, face The Lightning Round, and follow up on a conversation she and Dan had years ago. Today's sponsors: Go to Babeths.com and enter promo code SPORKFUL18 for free shipping on all samplers or your order of $50 or more. Go to BobsRedMill.com to add Vanilla Protein Powder to your kitchen arsenal. Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (case sensitive). Go to TryFirstLeaf.com/Sporkful to get three bottles of wine for only $15 (plus free shipping).

Nov 12 2018
30 mins
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Rank #4: Why Hibachi is Complicated

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The hibachi restaurant was created in America in 1964 by a savvy showman and Japanese immigrant named Rocky Aoki, who observed that "Americans enjoy eating in exotic surroundings, but are deeply mistrustful of exotic foods." This week, we see the skill it takes to be a great hibachi chef, and look at what happens when the performance becomes problematic. Today's sponsors: Go to milklife.com to learn more. Go to Bona.com/SPORKFUL receive exclusive offers and to learn more. Go to ling-ling.com/SPORKFUL to find Ling-Ling at a location near you. Go to shipt.com/podcast to start your free two-week trial. This week we're making BBQ Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict on a Thomas' English Muffin. Get the recipe here: https://thomasbreads.com/recipes/bbq-pulled-pork-eggs-benedict.

Mar 11 2019
33 mins
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Rank #5: A Marriage Built On Rum Cake (with Alan Alda)

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Alan and Arlene Alda have been married for 61 years, and food has been a big part of how they communicate since the night they met. In this week's show, they talk about using food to communicate in their relationship, in geopolitics, and at dinner parties. Plus they give Dan some marriage advice. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to FirstLeaf.com/Sporkful to get three bottles of wine for $15 (plus free shipping). Go to MichelinMan.com/LongLastingPerformance to learn more about their all-season tires.

Jul 02 2018
29 mins
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Rank #6: What If There Were No Nachos?

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Famed football announcer Howard Cosell played an unlikely role in popularizing nachos, as we learn this week when Dan sits down with his old friend Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast at Slate. And Mike rants about restaurant practices that drive him nuts -- like when servers don't write down your order. Today's sponsors: Go to BenJerry.com to have Moo-Phoria Light Ice Cream delivered to you. Go to BeyondMeat.com/Sporkful to find a retailer near you. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes.

Jun 25 2018
31 mins
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Rank #7: Love And Chili In Cincinnati

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Cincinnati chili does not get a lot of love around the US. It's known for its sweetness, sometimes made with chocolate, and served over spaghetti. But as Dan learns when he travels to Cincy, this midwestern specialty has roots that span centuries and continents. Plus, an unlikely love story between a chef and a city. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (case sensitive). Go to ChosenFoods.com/Sporkful and use promo code sporkful to get 50% off your order.

Nov 05 2018
35 mins
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Rank #8: A Brief History Of American Barbecue

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We follow barbecue from West Africa to the American South to the south side of Chicago, with help from culinary historian Michael Twitty and a pitmaster in Chicago. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com/Oatmeal-Cups to buy your own gluten-free Egg Replacer today. Go to GetOneDrop.com and use promo code SPORKFUL to save 20% on your order. Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (limited time). Go to TryFirstLeaf.com/Sporkful to get three bottles of wine for only $15 (plus free shipping).

Dec 10 2018
47 mins
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Rank #9: Alton Brown Keeps A Scrambled Egg Journal

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The Food Network star joins Dan to talk about the best way to eat popcorn, the relative merits of forks and knives, and how his divorce changed the way he cooks. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first purchase. Go to ThriveMarket.com/Sporkful to get 25% off your first purchase and a free 30-day trial.

Oct 01 2018
32 mins
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Rank #10: The Food Guilt Remediation Project

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Dan sets out on a mission in which he attempts to take three actions to alleviate his guilt about food waste.

Oct 15 2018
30 mins
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Rank #11: The Jell-O Curse

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We follow one family’s complicated relationship with Jell-O. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to SweeTango.com/Sporkful to find a grocer near you.

Sep 24 2018
37 mins
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Rank #12: CBD: New Food Frontier Or Marketing Gimmick?

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Business is booming in the world of CBD oil and cannabis-infused edibles. But are the science and technology keeping up? Dan investigates when he travels to Oregon, where recreational pot is legal, to meet a woman dubbed "the Martha Stewart of edibles". Today's sponsors: Go to Bona.com/SPORKFUL to receive exclusive offers and learn more. Go to carnival.com/TheSporkful to learn more about a Carnival Cruise Line vacation. Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/SPORKFUL to get one month free.

Apr 22 2019
37 mins
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Rank #13: In Defense of Picky Eaters

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Why do picky eaters face so much judgment? Is picky eating even actually a problem? We talk with two twins who grew up in a family of proud picky eaters, and an expert who treats picky eating kids, to find out. This is part one of a two-part series on picky eating. Today's sponsors: Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/Sporkful to start your free month of learning. Go to Leesa.com/Sporkful and use promo code SPORKFUL to get $160 off your mattress. Go to LinkedIn.com/Sporkful to get $50 off your first job post.

Jan 21 2019
40 mins
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Rank #14: Live: Danny Trejo, From Lockup to Donut Shop

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Danny Trejo is a Hollywood legend. He's been in nearly 400 films, often playing the kinds of characters you wouldn't want meet in a dark alley. Now in his 70s, his career has taken a turn -- The L.A. native has become a successful restaurateur. This new chapter is especially surprising considering that 50 years ago, Danny was a drug addict who couldn't stay out of prison. In this show taped live in L.A., he traces his path from heroin dealer to drug counselor to beloved actor, and tells us how a decades-old joke with his mom led to an unplanned career in food. This is the first in a special series of live podcast episodes. We'll have three more in this run, dropping every other Thursday. Get psyched! Today's sponsors: Go to VRBO in the app store to download the Vrbo app today and find a vacation home. Go to peteandgerrys.com to learn more. This week we're making Slooker Booker Italian Beef on Thomas' English Muffin. Get the recipe here: https://thomasbreads.com/recipes/slow-cooker-italian-beef.

Apr 25 2019
34 mins
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Rank #15: Shabbat Dinner at Wendy's

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Dan travels to Palm Desert, California, to ring in the Jewish sabbath with a group of seniors the way they do it every week -- at the fast food chain Wendy’s. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to Casper.com/Sporkful and use offer code SPORKFUL to get $50 credit toward select mattresses.

Sep 10 2018
34 mins
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Rank #16: Carla Hall Isn't Going Back To The Frozen Food Section

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When the chef and star of The Chew and Top Chef started her career, she turned her back on the food she grew up with. Her journey back included false starts, U-turns, and a mail truck full of sandwiches. And it's led her to write a cookbook that's unlike anything she's ever done before. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com/Oatmeal-Cups to buy online, search retailers, and get $1 off the Gluten Free Oatmeal Cups. Go to KiwiCo.com/Sporkful to try their projects for kids, for free. Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first purchase.

Nov 26 2018
38 mins
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Rank #17: Kids’ Weird Food Creations

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What are the craziest things parents do to get their picky eating kids to eat? Hillary Frank, creator of The Longest Shortest Time podcast and author of the new book, Weird Parenting Wins, shares some stories. Plus, kids call in to pitch Hillary and Dan their weirdest food creations. Today's sponsors: Go to milklife.com to learn more. Go to ling-ling.com/SPORKFUL to learn more.

Jan 28 2019
32 mins
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Rank #18: Comic Maria Bamford Risked Her Life For Ice Cream

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The native Minnesotan explains why a little internal bleeding can't keep her from a treat, and why the way she eats salad is like the way she deals with depression. Today's sponsors: Go to ICantBelieveItsNotButter.com for delicious recipes and more. Go to LinkedIn.com/SPORKFUL to get $50 off your first job post. Search V - R - B - O in the app store to download the Vrbo app today.

Apr 15 2019
31 mins
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Rank #19: Is The Future Of Bourbon Female?

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Bourbon's growing popularity is changing an industry with deep roots in Kentucky. We travel there to learn what that means for one of the oldest and one of the youngest bourbon masters.  Today's sponsors: Go to Leesa.com/Sporkful and use promo code SPORKFUL to get $160 off your mattress. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first bra purchase.

Jan 14 2019
37 mins
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Rank #20: When Celery Was More Special Than Caviar

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Celery was the hottest food trend in early 1900s America. Why did it fall from grace? And can it ever make a comeback? Today's sponsor: Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/Sporkful to start your free month.

Jan 07 2019
29 mins
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