Streams

Anne Noyes Saini

Associate Producer, Sporkful

Anne Noyes Saini appears in the following:

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."

Dining Out In A Wheelchair

Monday, March 14, 2016

Dan hangs out with WNYC's John Hockenberry, a blogger who calls himself "The Disabled Foodie," and YouTube star Zach Anner to find out what it's like to dine out in a wheelchair.

A Priest Walks Into A Bar

Monday, March 07, 2016

What do a great bartender and a great priest have in common? We ask a Catholic priest who moonlights as a mixologist.

Calls: Are Green Beans Finger Food?

Monday, February 29, 2016

A married couple calls in to debate whether to make their kids eat green beans with silverware. But like so many marital disputes, this one isn't really about green beans.

Is Michael Pollan Misunderstood?

Monday, February 22, 2016

The leader of the farm-to-table movement loves Cracker Jacks, hates questions about GMO's, and says no one invites him to dinner. Are his followers missing his message?

Bonus: Should Bagels Ever Be Toasted?

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Is the toaster the enemy of good bagels, a friend to bad ones, or both? Dan moderates this debate with Serious Eats' Kenji Lopez-Alt and Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman.

Pho The Love Of Slurping Noodles

Monday, February 15, 2016

Chef Charles Phan shows us the right way to eat Vietnamese pho. Then we take a deep dive into the science of soup slurping with a researcher who studies the mechanics of eating.

Calls: Is It OK To Eat All Your Popcorn Before The Movie Starts?

Monday, February 08, 2016

The Sporkful Family Food Court is back in session. Listeners call in with disputes over when to eat movie popcorn and whether eating salad dressing makes you an adult. 

Dumpling Architecture: Redesigning Lunar New Year

Monday, February 01, 2016

Writer (and iconoclast) Jiayang Fan argues that dumplings are overrated. Can a group of architects improve the design of Lunar New Year’s beloved comfort food?

Live: Is Sparkling Water Actually Water?

Monday, January 25, 2016

Comic Myq Kaplan debates the definition of water with Dan. Plus, is picking all the pretzels out of a snack mix wrong? A philosophy professor tells us what Socrates would say.

Why You Should Listen To Your Food

Monday, January 18, 2016

Changing the background music can make chocolate taste sweeter. Hear and taste the difference for yourself in this episode of The Sporkful.