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A Soda Jerk And A Mormon Walk Into A Podcast

What soda pairs best with enchiladas? Why are soft drinks carbonated with dry ice so much better? Plus we talk regional soda pop nomenclature with a linguist. Got belly wash?

What Kind Of Kitchen Are You?

Monday, January 12, 2015

How will research big food companies are doing today affect what we eat tomorrow? And how can it make our lives more delicious now? We get a rare peek inside the Campbell's Test Kitchen.
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Why Mac And Cheese Is Like Hall And Oates

Monday, January 05, 2015

The Two Man Gentlemen Band performs "Pork Chops" and "Fancy Beer" live in studio and we discuss the intersection of food and music with Zach Brooks from Food Is The New Rock.
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You Say Potato, I Say Hangover Cure

Monday, December 29, 2014

Which is better for a hangover--home fries or hash browns? We cover breakfast potato minutiae with Slate's L.V. Anderson, just in time for New Year's.
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The Puerto Rican Egg Nog That Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad

Monday, December 22, 2014

We talk to 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.
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Calls: Are Whoopie Pies Sandwiches?

Monday, December 15, 2014

How do you get an indecisive group to go to your preferred restaurant? If your friends say your salsa’s too spicy should you make milder salsa or get spicier friends? We take your calls!
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An Eater's Guide to Holiday Gifting

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Sporkful's Dan Pashman helps you play Santa for that special 'Eater' in your life.
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Dominique Ansel Eats A Cronut Every Day

Monday, December 08, 2014

It's not just because he can. The pastry's creator explains why, and tells us what he thinks of his many imitators. Plus, the best way to eat a cronut and food portmanteau trivia!
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Marc Maron's Drug of Choice Is Sausage Gravy And Biscuits

Monday, December 01, 2014

We debate the merits of melon balls, the pros and cons of temperature contrast in sandwiches, and whether the high from eating sausage gravy is worth the food shame-induced crash.
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Amy Sedaris Loves Family Fights at the Holidays

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Amy Sedaris offers advice on dealing with family who are drunk or confrontational at the holidays. Plus, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich on the time a turkey fell in love with his wife.

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Why A Turkey Is Like A Tube Of Toothpaste

Monday, November 17, 2014

Serious Eats' Kenji Lopez-Alt discusses the science of turkey cookery, Slate's L.V. Anderson talks vegetarian options, and OTM's Brooke Gladstone shows us how not to make dessert.
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How To Win Thanksgiving (HINT: Nicer napkins, fewer nuts)

Monday, November 10, 2014

We're conquering Thanksgiving anxiety with help from Mo Rocca and NY Times food editor Sam Sifton. Sneak preview: More cloth napkins, fewer mixed nuts.
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Is It Wrong To Eat String Cheese Without Peeling It Into Strings?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rhonda in Memphis rants against nacho cheese, Cindy in Portland needs frosting advice, and Chris and Renee in Berkeley can't agree on how to eat string cheese. We take your calls! 
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Rachel Maddow, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich and Slate's Julia Turner: Eat More Better Book Release Spectacular!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

We celebrate the release of Dan's new book, Eat More Better, by talking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow about cocktail philosophy and Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich about sandwich science.
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Anthony Weiner Takes Bagels Seriously

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Anthony Weiner was recently selected to be a judge in a bagel-tasting contest. Little did the organizers realize how seriously the former congressman would take his duties. 
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Bagels!

Monday, October 06, 2014

On The Media's Brooke Gladstone calls modern fluffy bagels "a betrayal." Anthony Weiner calls BuzzFeed's bagel judging event "offensive.” What's the right way to do bagels?
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Mo Rocca Likes Big Ravioli, And He Cannot Lie

Monday, September 22, 2014

Humorist and Cooking Channel host Mo Rocca joins Dan to talk about his grandma, debate whether square or round ravioli is better, and tell us which variety is the Kenny G of ravioli.
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This Is The Sound Of Good Chocolate

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Trust us: you can tell a chocolate's quality by the sound it makes when you break it. Listen for examples of good vs. bad chocolate bars.
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Listen To Your Chocolate--It Can Tell You How Good It Is

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Dan learns what listening to chocolate can tell you about it, how our brains play tricks on our tongues, and why charging more for wine can make it taste better. 
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An 11 Year Old Offers A Lesson in Hot Sauce

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Full disclosure: I’m a caliente wimp. But 11-year-old hot sauce enthusiast (and founding president of The Sporkful Junior Eaters Society) Nathaniel Goodyear thinks he can change that. 
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Building Better S’mores, Inside Out Or In Pie Form

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

S'mores combine superb flavors and textures in a format that's structurally problematic. Graham crackers splinter upon bite impact, resulting in a s'more I'd like s'less of.
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