The Sporkful

We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better. A Stitcher Production.

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A Brief History Of American Barbecue


We follow barbecue from West Africa to the American South to the south side of Chicago, with help from culinary historian Michael Twitty and a pitmaster in Chicago. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com/Oatmeal-Cups to buy your own gluten-free Egg Replacer today. Go to GetOneDrop.com and use promo code SPORKFUL to save 20% on your order. Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (limited time). Go to TryFirstLeaf...


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   47m
 
 

This Puerto Rican Drink Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad


We learn about the holiday drink that’s the centerpiece of Puerto Rican Christmas celebrations, and we hear how Hurricane Maria changed Christmas for one Puerto Rican family. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com/Oatmeal-Cups to get $1 off gluten-free Oatmeal Cups. Go to GetOneDrop.com and use promo code SPORKFUL to save 20% on your order. Go to KiwiCo.com/Sporkful to try their projects for kids, for free. Go to ChefSteps...


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   28m
 
 

Carla Hall Isn't Going Back To The Frozen Food Section


When the chef and star of The Chew and Top Chef started her career, she turned her back on the food she grew up with. Her journey back included false starts, U-turns, and a mail truck full of sandwiches. And it's led her to write a cookbook that's unlike anything she's ever done before. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com/Oatmeal-Cups to buy online, search retailers, and get $1 off the Gluten Free Oatmeal Cups. Go to KiwiCo.com/Sporkful to try their projects for kids, for free...


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   38m
 
 

Feasting In A War Zone


The military is not known as a place to find a good meal. But our men and women in uniform are trained to overcome any obstacle. This week, as many service members spend Thanksgiving far from home, we bring you their stories of memorable meals on the front lines -- from fishing with grenades in WWII to an unexpected feast in the middle of the Saudi desert. Today's sponsors: Go to Babeths.com and enter promo code SPORKFUL18 for free shipping on all samplers or your order of $50 or more...


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   29m
 
 

Ask Mimi: Relax And Keep Eating


In the fourth and final part of our special series Ask Mimi, legendary food critic Mimi Sheraton shares her thoughts on the etiquette of free food samples, ballpark eating, and how ice cream should be scooped. Then comedian Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, gets Mimi's advice on dealing with a picky eater husband. Plus, Mimi offers final words of wisdom for living and eating well. Today's sponsors: Go to ChosenFoods...


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   39m
 
 

The Couple That Cooks Together...


Emily and Patrick are past the honeymoon phase. Now they have to learn to work together, if they're going to be together for the long haul. They get advice from Dan and food writer Nicole Taylor, who returns to ride shotgun, face The Lightning Round, and follow up on a conversation she and Dan had years ago. Today's sponsors: Go to Babeths.com and enter promo code SPORKFUL18 for free shipping on all samplers or your order of $50 or more. Go to BobsRedMill...


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 2018-11-12  30m
 
 

Why Cows Wear Fitbits


In this special bonus episode, Dan talks to a dairy farmer about why cows wear fit bits and the best way to drink a glass of milk.  This entire episode is sponsored by Undeniably Dairy. To hear more stories about dairy farmers, visit UndeniablyDariy.org/Devoted.


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 2018-11-08  10m
 
 

Love And Chili In Cincinnati


Cincinnati chili does not get a lot of love around the US. It's known for its sweetness, sometimes made with chocolate, and served over spaghetti. But as Dan learns when he travels to Cincy, this midwestern specialty has roots that span centuries and continents. Plus, an unlikely love story between a chef and a city. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to ChefSteps...


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 2018-11-05  35m
 
 

Ask Mimi: How To Elope


xx Today's sponsors: Go to Babeths.com and enter promo code SPORKFUL18 for free shipping on all samplers or your order of $50 or more. Go to Sonos.com to learn more about starting your smart home sound system. Go to SplendidTable.org (or where ever you get your podcasts) to listen to The Splendid Table podcast. Go to Ritual.com/Sporkful to start your ritual today.


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 2018-11-01  37m
 
 

The Pasta That Won Obama Re-Election


Sam Kass shares stories of his time as the Obama family’s chef -- cooking on Air Force One, smuggling special ingredients in to the White House, and creating a dish that came to be known as 'lucky pasta'. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to Mailchimp.com to sign up for free and see how Mailchimp can grow your business. Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order. Go to ThirdLove...


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 2018-10-29  31m