Monday, April 27, 2015
Is a buttered roll a sandwich? Is it still brunch if it’s 2 pm? Dan debates food and language with Peter Kim from the Museum of Food and Drink and Helen Zaltzman from The Allusionist.
Monday, April 20, 2015
The popular comedian talks about trying to eat healthier and the frustrations of getting his autistic son to do the same. Plus Ron explains why comedy is a lot like cooking.
Monday, April 13, 2015
The host of Bizarre Foods says, “We have such a narrow definition of what’s edible.” So IBM wants its Watson technology to discover new flavors and foods. But how will the future taste?
Monday, April 06, 2015
What’s the difference between a good donut and a great one? Dan travels from Portland to Brooklyn in search of the answer.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Slate's Mike Pesca and I discuss what you can tell about a workplace based on the kitchen. Then I offer Mike a detailed critique of his sandwich construction methods.
Monday, March 23, 2015
We talk to a guy whose Freedom of Information Act request pried open the CIA cafeteria suggestion box. Turns out even spies hate stale bread. Plus the unwritten rules of office potlucks.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Your philosophy about how a communal fridge should be used says a lot about how you think society should function. Sporkful listeners call in with contrasting perspectives.
Monday, March 09, 2015
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.
Monday, March 02, 2015
Dan talks to the Moist Towelette Museum's curator, then discusses whether napkin color affects meal enjoyment and whether restaurants should be banned from using scented hand soap.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Sporkful host Dan Pashman feasts on Philly's most iconic foods, then brings samples to a scientist to find out what makes greasy treats like cheesesteak and scrapple so irresistible.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Dan tries chicken feet and a dessert soup called tang yuan with some passionate eaters who are defying stereotypes of Asian-Americans.
Monday, February 09, 2015
What should you cook for breakfast the morning after? How can couples share power in the kitchen? We talk food and relationships with Dan Savage and Death, Sex and Money’s Anna Sale.
Monday, February 02, 2015
Listeners call in to confess their quirkiest eating habits and desires. But if we’re all weird, doesn’t that make us all normal?
Monday, January 26, 2015
A pair of young lovers leads a motley crew of wing fanatics on a quest for the perfect Buffalo wing. But will the universe deliver a happy ending for their hearts and bellies?
Monday, January 19, 2015
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.