Streams

Anne Noyes Saini

Associate Producer, Sporkful

Anne Noyes Saini appears in the following:

When A Tamale Determines The Presidency

Monday, July 11, 2016

Former presidential candidates tell us what it's really like to eat while campaigning. And we explore famous election food gaffes, including one that may have decided the presidency.

Jim Gaffigan Lies To His Kids About Food

Monday, July 04, 2016

The food-obsessed comic discusses eating with his five children, navigating birthday parties and buffets, his dad's steaks, and when it's OK to lie to your kids.

This Hot Dog Tastes Like Home

Monday, June 27, 2016

We take you to two iconic hot dog joints in Detroit and New Jersey to find out what makes them special. Plus Kenji Lopez-Alt schools us on the science of deep-fried hot dogs.

Breaking The Ramadan Fast With Chicken Pot Pie

Monday, June 20, 2016

A Muslim mom in Michigan tells us why cooking helps her get through her Ramadan fast. And Dan shares an iftar meal with a Muslim taxi driver speeding through New York City.

Burgers Of The Future (Cow Not Included)

Monday, June 13, 2016

We explore the future of carnivorousness -- from meat grown in labs to veggie burgers that really bleed to the hybrid car of burgers.

When Weight Loss Surgery Is Like A Bad Breakup

Monday, June 06, 2016

Nikki didn't really understand her relationship with food until she could barely eat anything. Now her kids are struggling to accept her new diet.

Weird Al Enjoys A Lasagna Massage

Monday, May 30, 2016

Weird Al dissects his many food songs, from “My Balogna” to “Eat It,” “The White Stuff” and more. Plus, he explains why he always questions authority—except when he’s cooking.

The Agony And Ecstasy Of School Lunch

Monday, May 23, 2016

Everyone remembers school lunch. We talk to Sporkful listeners and a group of fifth graders about the meals and experiences that changed them forever -- for better or worse.

Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi Is A Human Turducken

Monday, May 16, 2016

The actor and writer isn't a fan of American food excess -- except when it provides the perfect metaphor for his own tri-cultural upbringing.

Calls: A Couple Divided By OCD And Leftovers (with Kenji Lopez-Alt)

Monday, May 09, 2016

Two couples call in to settle longstanding food disputes. But are these marital spats just about leftovers and dessert? Dan and Serious Eats' Kenji Lopez-Alt get to the bottom of it.

Comic Maria Bamford Risked Her Life For Ice Cream

Monday, April 25, 2016

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.

Meet A Southern Baptist Matzoh Expert

Monday, April 18, 2016

The man who runs one of the biggest matzoh factories in the world schools us on the science behind these excellent crackers. Then Dan debates kosher law with a rabbi.

Christopher Kimball Finds Pleasure In Pain

Monday, April 11, 2016

The founder of America’s Test Kitchen hates celebrations and says pleasure's annoying. He explains why he thinks cooking isn't about either, and how he got this way.

Serial Parody: Investigating An Office Fridge Theft

Monday, April 04, 2016

It’s Elkhart, Indiana, 2001. Two inches of Heather Coleman's turkey club disappear from her office fridge. The thief is nowhere to be found. And Heather’s life will never be the same.

Other People's Food Pt. 5: Your Mom's Crappy Casserole

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Artist Ashok Kondabolu and comedian Michelle Buteau grew up straddling multiple food cultures. For them, cultural appropriation and assimilation are very personal.

Other People's Food Pt. 4: Rosie Perez ≠ Rice And Beans

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The actress says she's fed up with stereotypes of her and her food. And she tells the story of eating in Puerto Rico for the first time and thinking, "This is me."

Other People's Food Pt. 3: The Order That Changed The World

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Joe McNeil's order at a segregated lunch counter in 1960 changed the way Americans eat forever. We met him for lunch to discuss his historic protest -- and the finer points of apple pie.

Other People's Food Pt. 2: What's 'Poor People's Food?'

Monday, March 28, 2016

Why are we willing to pay more for Italian and Japanese food than Chinese and Mexican cuisine? Turns out, stereotypes about people have a lot to do with what we eat.

Other People's Food Pt. 1: White Chef, Mexican Food

Monday, March 21, 2016

What happens when people cook food from a culture that's not their own? Celebrity chef Rick Bayless opens up about the pros and cons of cultural exchange.

Other People's Food: Trailer

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

What can we learn about how we perceive culture and race by talking about food? Listen here for a sneak preview of our upcoming special series, "Other People's Food."