Anne Noyes Saini

Associate Producer, Sporkful

Anne Noyes Saini appears in the following:

The Great Office Coffee Election

Monday, January 16, 2017

We follow one woman’s quest to get better coffee in her office, culminating in a companywide taste test. Plus we ask experts whether caffeine actually makes us more productive.

Raina One Year Later

Monday, January 09, 2017

Last year Dan spoke with a young woman who was on the verge of developing an eating disorder. This week he speaks with her again to see how she's doing one year later.

New Year's Food Resolutions 2017

Monday, December 26, 2016

Sporkful listeners and Dan reveal what they resolve to eat more of in the new year. Plus we replay one of our weirdest, favoritest shows from 2016.

When Is It OK To Send Food Back?

Friday, December 16, 2016

If the food at a restaurant just isn’t your taste, should you send it back? A father and daughter disagree, so Dan and Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats weigh in.

This Puerto Rican Eggnog Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad

Monday, December 12, 2016

We talk with coquito masters in Harlem and a moonshiner in the Bronx to learn about the holiday drink that’s the centerpiece of a Puerto Rican Christmas celebration.

Who Eats A Bag Of Dried Mango On The Couch?

Friday, December 02, 2016

Are some foods meant for snacking on-the-go and others for snacking at home? Dan and Serious Eats' Kenji Lopez-Alt step into one couple's dispute.

Thanksgiving Is For Eaters (with Amy Sedaris)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Amy Sedaris and Mo Rocca offer advice on dealing with family, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich tells of a lovesick turkey, and we call Butterball’s hotline for life advice.

The Cat, The Mother-in-Law, And The Pie

Friday, November 11, 2016

A Sporkful listener tells of an epic battle over Thanksgiving pie between her mother-in-law and her cat.

Finding A Good Meal In A War Zone

Monday, November 07, 2016

For Veterans Day, we bring you vets' stories of unforgettable meals on the front lines -- from fishing with grenades in WWII to bartering with Girl Scout cookies in Iraq.

New Jersey's Pork Roll-Taylor Ham Wars

Thursday, October 27, 2016

What is this iconic food? Why is it so important to the people of New Jersey? And why can't they stop fighting about it? We talk with comic Chris Gethard and many others to find out.

Who Is This Restaurant For? Pt. 4: Why Comic W. Kamau Bell Doesn't Wear Hoodies To Restaurants

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The comedian reflects on his personal experiences with race as a restaurant customer, including the pros and cons of dining out when you're in an interracial marriage.

Who Is This Restaurant For? Pt. 3: One Sign In Arabic, Another In English

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

How do restaurants appeal to very different groups of customers at the same time? We continue our exploration of race, culture, food, and the signals restaurants send.

Who Is This Restaurant For? Pt. 2: Looking The Part

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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

Who Is This Restaurant For? Pt. 1: Us vs. Them

Monday, October 10, 2016

When you walk into a restaurant, you’re bombarded with signals that tell you what kind of place it is. But what happens when those signals bring certain people in, and keep others out?

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

Friday, October 07, 2016

Ahead of a new series on race and food, we're repeating Other People's Food. Cultural appropriation and assimilation are personal for artist Ashok Kondabolu and comedian Michelle Buteau.

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

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating Other People's Food. Actress Rosie Perez says she's fed up with stereotypes of her and her food.

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

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Ahead of a new series on race and food, we're repeating Other People's Food. We meet Joe McNeil, whose order at a segregated lunch counter in 1960 changed the way Americans eat forever.

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

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating Other People's Food. Why are we willing to pay more for Italian and Japanese food than Chinese and Mexican?

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

Monday, October 03, 2016

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating Other People's Food. Celebrity chef Rick Bayless opens up about the pros and cons of cultural exchange.

Should Potato Salad Be Called Salad? (with Kenji Lopez-Alt)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

When a high school student calls in to discuss the true meaning of salad, Dan and Serious Eats' Kenji Lopez-Alt find themselves on opposing sides of another debate.