The Sporkful

By Dan Pashman and Stitcher

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 Jan 30, 2019

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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.

Episode Date
Talkback! Why Hibachi is Complicated (Pt. 2)
00:27:21

Talkback! Why Hibachi is Complicated (Pt. 2)

Last week, we talked hibachi and why it's complicated. This week, Dan takes your questions and discusses them, along with friends-of-the-show and cookbook authors Kenji López-Alt and Nicole Taylor. We cover communal eating, orientalism, finding "authentic" foods, and more. Nicole also dishes on her upcoming cookbook, The Last O.G. Cookbook, and Kenji updates us on his restaurant, Wursthall, in San Mateo, CA.


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Mar 18, 2019
Why Hibachi is Complicated
00:33:29

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.

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Mar 11, 2019
The First Time I Ate My Feelings
00:33:53

Josie Long and Jonny Donahoe love food, but they've also struggled over the years with disordered eating. Last year they had a baby, which brings new opportunities for food joy, and stress. The comedians join Dan to talk about trying to share their passion for food with their daughter, while leaving out the parts they’re determined not to pass down.

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Mar 04, 2019
Office Fridge Theft: What Would the Founding Fathers Do?
00:31:03

Your philosophy about how a communal fridge should be used says a lot about how you think society should function. This week, listeners share their opinions. Plus we hear stories of the crazy things people do to stop office fridge theft, and we talk with an admitted perpetrator.

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Feb 25, 2019
Actor Ron Funches Lost 140 Pounds And Became A Leading Man
00:33:44

When actor and comic Ron Funches came on The Sporkful four years ago, his humor and warmth made him one of our most popular guests ever. Since then he's lost 140 pounds. This week, Ron returns to talk about how losing weight has changed the way people treat him, and the way he perceives himself. Plus he updates us on his autistic son Malcom. 

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Feb 18, 2019
Why Roy Wood Jr. Sees Pros To Bad Service And Confederate Flags
00:33:07

Comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. is known for his thoughtful and pointed takes on race. He joins us to discuss McRib conspiracy theories, the dangers of touring the south as a black comic, and the advantages of bad service and Confederate flags. Plus, Roy talks about what he learned about food from his father over the course of their conflicted relationship.

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Feb 11, 2019
Dan Savage Recommends A Polyeaterous Lifestyle
00:32:14

What should you cook for breakfast the morning after? How can couples share power in the kitchen without driving each other crazy? Ahead of Valentine's Day, we talk food and relationships with Dan Savage, who writes the sex advice column Savage Love and hosts the Savage Lovecast Podcast.


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Feb 04, 2019
Kids’ Weird Food Creations
00:32:05

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.

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Jan 28, 2019
In Defense of Picky Eaters
00:40:28

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.

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Jan 21, 2019
Is The Future Of Bourbon Female?
00:37:22

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. 

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Jan 14, 2019
When Celery Was More Special Than Caviar
00:29:46

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
New Year's Food Resolutions 2019
00:48:43

Sporkful listeners and Dan reveal what food they resolve to eat more of in the new year -- and why. Plus we replay one of our favorite episodes of 2018.

Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com/Oatmeal-Cups to explore their entire line of paleo-friendly food today. Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL. Go to Ritual.com/Sporkful to start your ritual today. Go to SplendidTable.org (or where ever you get your podcasts) to listen to The Splendid Table podcast.

Dec 24, 2018
A Brief History Of Cereal And Milk
00:37:42

We explore the history of an iconic American food couple -- cereal and milk -- with help from NYT food correspondent Kim Severson and author Mark Kurlansky.

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Dec 17, 2018
A Brief History Of American Barbecue
00:47:46

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
This Puerto Rican Drink Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad
00:28:44

We learn about the holiday drink that’s the centerpiece of Puerto Rican Christmas celebrations, and we hear how Hurricane Maria changed Christmas for one Puerto Rican family.

Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com/Oatmeal-Cups to get $1 off gluten-free Oatmeal Cups. Go to GetOneDrop.com and use promo code SPORKFUL to save 20% on your order. Go to KiwiCo.com/Sporkful to try their projects for kids, for free. Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (limited time).

Dec 03, 2018
Carla Hall Isn't Going Back To The Frozen Food Section
00:38:42

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.

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Nov 26, 2018
Feasting In A War Zone
00:29:04

The military is not known as a place to find a good meal. But our men and women in uniform are trained to overcome any obstacle. This week, as many service members spend Thanksgiving far from home, we bring you their stories of memorable meals on the front lines -- from fishing with grenades in WWII to an unexpected feast in the middle of the Saudi desert.

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 check out new recipes and get your own bag of their Protein Pancake and Waffle Mix. Go to KiwiCo.com/Sporkful to try their projects for kids for free. Go to Sonos.com to learn more about their Up and Running delivery and setup service.

Nov 19, 2018
Ask Mimi: Relax And Keep Eating
00:39:05

In the fourth and final part of our special series Ask Mimi, legendary food critic Mimi Sheraton shares her thoughts on the etiquette of free food samples, ballpark eating, and how ice cream should be scooped. Then comedian Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, gets Mimi's advice on dealing with a picky eater husband. Plus, Mimi offers final words of wisdom for living and eating well.

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Nov 15, 2018
The Couple That Cooks Together...
00:30:46

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
Why Cows Wear Fitbits
00:10:34

In this special bonus episode, Dan talks to a dairy farmer about why cows wear fit bits and the best way to drink a glass of milk. 

This entire episode is sponsored by Undeniably Dairy. To hear more stories about dairy farmers, visit UndeniablyDairy.org/Devoted.

Nov 08, 2018
Love And Chili In Cincinnati
00:35:42

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
Ask Mimi: On Sex and Eloping
00:37:38

Legendary food critic Mimi Sheraton discusses sex and marriage, including the two times she eloped. Plus, Dan's mom calls in for advice on how to deal with Dan's dad's strange addiction to Subway sandwiches, and chocolatier Jacques Torres joins Mimi and Dan to debate the merits of frozen Milky Way bars.

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 Sonos.com to learn more about starting your smart home sound system. Go to SplendidTable.org (or where ever you get your podcasts) to listen to The Splendid Table podcast. Go to Ritual.com/Sporkful to start your ritual today.

Nov 01, 2018
The Pasta That Won Obama Re-Election
00:31:38

Sam Kass shares stories of his time as the Obama family’s chef -- cooking on Air Force One, smuggling special ingredients in to the White House, and creating a dish that came to be known as 'lucky pasta'.

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Oct 29, 2018
Why Sushi Chefs Have To Look The Part
00:29:58

What judgments do we make about a restaurant's food based on how the people working there look?

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Oct 22, 2018
Ask Mimi: How To Eat Alone
00:39:49

In part two of our special series Ask Mimi, legendary food writer Mimi Sheraton discusses being a working mother, eating alone, and mac and cheese. Plus Dinner Party Download's Brendan Francis Newnam stops by to argue against brunch.

Today's sponsors: Go to Bona.com to join the BFF group and get coupons and exclusive offers on your favorite Bona products. Go to BuildABear.com to learn about all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Go to ChosenFoods.com/Sporkful and use promo code sporkful to get 50% off your order. Go to NationsPhotoLab.com/Buzzbooks and use promo code SPORKFUL to get a free Buzz Book.

Oct 18, 2018
The Food Guilt Remediation Project
00:30:06

Dan sets out on a mission in which he attempts to take three actions to alleviate his guilt about food waste: compost, spice up his leftovers, and figure out what expiration dates actually mean. Will it make him feel better?

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 SweeTango.com/Sporkful to find a grocer near you. Go to ThriveMarket.com/Sporkful to get 25% off your first purchase and a free 30-day trial.

Oct 15, 2018
The Chef Who Drinks Milk With Her Chocolate Soufflé
00:39:29

Samin Nosrat, author of the bestselling cookbook "Salt Fat Acid Heat", joins Dan to talk about feeling like an outsider, sexism and pretentiousness in food, a controversy about a spoon, and the finer points of toast.

Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to BuildABear.com to learn about all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Go to NationsPhotoLab.com/Buzzbooks and use promo code SPORKFUL to get a free Buzz Book. Go to ThriveMarket.com/Sporkful to get 25% off your first purchase and a free 30-day trial.

Oct 08, 2018
Ask Mimi: Mimi On Moms
00:46:59

In this special four-part series, legendary food writer Mimi Sheraton offers advice on food and life to live callers and celebrity guests. This week Mimi covers critical mothers, edible weed, and grandparenthood with comedian Maeve Higgins and Radiolab's Robert Krulwich.

Today's sponsors: Go to Bona.com to join the BFF group and get coupons and exclusive offers on your favorite Bona products. Go to BuildABear.com to learn about all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Go to ChosenFoods.com/Sporkful and use promo code sporkful to get 50% off your order. Go to NationsPhotoLab.com/Buzzbooks and use promo code SPORKFUL to get a free Buzz Book.

Oct 04, 2018
Alton Brown Keeps A Scrambled Egg Journal
00:32:57

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
The Jell-O Curse
00:37:31

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