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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Roy Wood Jr. On The Pros Of Bad Service And Confederate Flags


Comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. is known for his thoughtful and pointed takes on race. He joins us to discuss McRib conspiracy theories, the dangers of touring the south as a black comic, and the advantages of bad service and Confederate flags. Plus, Roy talks about what he learned about food from his father over the course of their conflicted relationship. Today's sponsors: Go to Carnival.com/TheSporkful to learn more about cruise vacations. Go to GreenChef...


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   33m
 
 

Dan Savage Recommends A Polyeaterous Lifestyle


What should you cook for breakfast the morning after? How can couples share power in the kitchen without driving each other crazy? Ahead of Valentine's Day, we talk food and relationships with Dan Savage, who writes the sex advice column Savage Love and hosts the Savage Lovecast Podcast. Today's sponsors: Go to milklife.com to learn more. Go to ling-ling.com/SPORKFUL to learn more.


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   32m
 
 

Kids’ Weird Food Creations


What are the craziest things parents do to get their picky eating kids to eat? Hillary Frank, creator of The Longest Shortest Time podcast and author of the new book, Weird Parenting Wins, shares some stories. Plus, kids call in to pitch Hillary and Dan their weirdest food creations. Today's sponsors: Go to milklife.com to learn more. Go to ling-ling.com/SPORKFUL to learn more.


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   32m
 
 

In Defense of Picky Eaters


Why do picky eaters face so much judgment? Is picky eating even actually a problem? We talk with two twins who grew up in a family of proud picky eaters, and an expert who treats picky eating kids, to find out. This is part one of a two-part series on picky eating. Today's sponsors: Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/Sporkful to start your free month of learning. Go to Leesa.com/Sporkful and use promo code SPORKFUL to get $160 off your mattress. Go to LinkedIn...


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   40m
 
 

Is The Future Of Bourbon Female?


Bourbon's growing popularity is changing an industry with deep roots in Kentucky. We travel there to learn what that means for one of the oldest and one of the youngest bourbon masters.  Today's sponsors: Go to Leesa.com/Sporkful and use promo code SPORKFUL to get $160 off your mattress. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first bra purchase.


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 2019-01-14  37m
 
 

When Celery Was More Special Than Caviar


Celery was the hottest food trend in 18th century America. Why did it fall from grace? And can it ever make a comeback? Today's sponsor: Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/Sporkful to start your free month.


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 2019-01-07  29m
 
 

New Year's Food Resolutions 2019


Sporkful listeners and Dan reveal what food they resolve to eat more of in the new year -- and why. Plus we replay one of our favorite episodes of 2018. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com/Oatmeal-Cups to explore their entire line of paleo-friendly food today. Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL. Go to Ritual.com/Sporkful to start your ritual today. Go to SplendidTable...


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 2018-12-24  48m
 
 

A Brief History Of Cereal And Milk


We explore the history of an iconic American food couple -- cereal and milk -- with help from NYT food correspondent Kim Severson and author Mark Kurlansky. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com/Oatmeal-Cups to explore recipes and get your favorite muesli today. Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (limited time). Go to GetOneDrop.com and use promo code SPORKFUL to save 20% on your order. Go to Sonos...


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 2018-12-17  37m
 
 

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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 2018-12-10  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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 2018-12-03  28m