The Sporkful

By Dan Pashman and Stitcher

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Sarah Wiley
 Nov 22, 2019
My review below was supposed to say "but also" not butterfly!

Sarah Wiley
 Oct 7, 2019
Always super entertaining butterfly also very enlightening.


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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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Where All The Chefs Are Grandmas
00:31:54

A visit to a very exclusive holiday party... When Jody lost his grandmother, mom, and sister within a few years, he opened a restaurant to deal with the grief. But this place is very different from other Staten Island Italian joints.

 

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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.



Dec 09, 2019
Live: You'll Never Find Vegan Dishes At My Restaurant
00:37:43

Angie Mar's book is “a giant ‘F you’ to every other cookbook"… When Chef Angie Mar threw a party recently to celebrate the release of her new book, people were drinking from mini champagne bottles with straws. Her favorite part was “watching my guests scoop obscene amounts of caviar on their French fries and gnaw on rib bones, butter dripping down their arms on to their tuxedos.” This image encapsulates the whole feeling of Angie Mar’s book, Butcher and Beast, and restaurant, The Beatrice Inn. In this week's show, taped live on stage in New York, we hear the story of how, and why, Angie pursues her singular vision of carnal pleasure.


Today’s sponsors: Go to DineinParadise.com to learn more. Go to Hallmark.com/sporkful to shop holiday cards for everyone on your list and use promo code SPORKFUL to get 20% off your card purchase. Go to Rothys.com/sporkful to get your new favorite flats in time for the holidays. Go to Sonos.com to learn more and complete your holiday shopping.


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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.


Dec 02, 2019
Aasif Mandvi is a Human Turducken
00:26:06

The former Daily Show correspondent talks food and his triple identity: Indian, British, American… Aasif Manddvi isn't a fan of American food excess – except when it provides the perfect metaphor for his own tri-cultural upbringing. He talks about making sense of his dueling identities, his love of peanut butter, and the fight he had with his father over a Big Gulp. Catch his new podcast, Lost at the Smithsonian, from Stitcher.


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Nov 25, 2019
Live: You're Eating Gay Cheese
00:38:09

Virginia is for (wine and cheese) lovers... Can you make a good vegan cheese? What in the world is orange wine? We find out when Dan heads to the Fire, Flour, & Fork Festival in Richmond, VA, to talk with the craftspeople building the growing wine and vegan cheese scenes in the state.


Today's sponsors: Go to KingArthurFlour.com/Sporkful to get an additional 25% off some of their favorite recipes bundles, like the Ridiculously Easy No Knead Sticky Buns. Go to MeUndies.com/sporkful to get your 15% off your first pair, free shipping, and a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Go to peteandgerrys.com to learn more. Go to Rothys.com/sporkful to get your new favorite flats in time for the holidays. Go to Sonos.com to learn more and complete your holiday shopping. Go to VisitMacaoChina.com for more information.


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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.



Nov 18, 2019
A Forager's Life
00:32:25

A Forager’s Life

Dan goes foraging!...Jay Marion is a master forager who lives in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. One chef says, “Jay can consistently find world-class ingredients just by going for a walk in the woods.” This week, Dan joins Jay for one of those walks, and hears the story of how his business got to where it is today. Jay Marion had the foraging knowledge he got from his grandparents, and the business sense to get in early on a growing trend. But as we hear when Dan joins him for a foraging trip, Jay never expected what happened next.

Today's sponsors: Go to DineinParadise.com to learn more. Go to Food52.comand enter code SPORKFUL to get 10% off your purchase. Go to HelloFresh.com/sporkful9 and enter code SPORKFUL9 to get 9 free meals. Go to KingArthurFlour.com/Sporkful to get an additional 25% off some of their favorite recipes bundles, like the Ridiculously Easy No Knead Sticky Buns. Go to vitalfarms.com/coupon for $2 off a dozen pasture-raised eggs and look for them in the black carton at the grocery store.


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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

Nov 11, 2019
My Food History Wasn't Lost. It was Stolen.
00:43:16

Poet Tommy Pico tells the story of building his own indigenous food history from scratch... A few years ago, Tommy Pico, a queer indigenous American poet, and lover of junk food, set out to learn how to cook. But rather than turn to the past to find an indigenous food history, he turned to friends to build his own. His new book FEED, an epic poem, chronicles that journey. Tommy and Dan chat about the horrors of airport vegetarian options, what it’s like when the food you grow up with is connected to trauma, and how queerness and looking to the future creates an opportunity to make your own legacy.


Today's Sponsors: Go to Aria.com to see how they Vegas. Go to KingArthurFlour.com/Sporkful to get an additional 25% off some of their favorite recipes, like the Caramelized Brie and Onion Pizza Recipe Bundle. Go to nativedeodorant.com and enter promo code SPORKFUL for 20% off your first purchase. Go to Rothys.com/sporkful to get your new favorite flats. Go to thirdlove.com/sporkful now to find your perfect-fitting bra, and get 15% off your first purchase!


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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.




Nov 04, 2019
Live: Is Sparkling Water Actually Water?
00:32:45

Myq Kaplan is a linguist, vegan, and stand-up comic, so he and Dan debate the definition of water and whether eggless vegan mayo should be called mayo. Plus, is picking all the pretzels out of a snack mix wrong? A philosophy professor tells us what Socrates would say. Live on stage from Tufts University!

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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.




Oct 28, 2019
2 | When Black Chefs Created Plantation Food
00:36:49

We visit one of America’s most famous plantations with three descendants of enslaved Virginians...

In 1784, Thomas Jefferson brought the enslaved chef James Hemings, brother of Sally Hemings, with him to France, to train under the French culinary masters of the day. Hemings used what he learned to create a cuisine that was half French, half Virginian, and brought it back to Jefferson's plantation, Monticello. French fries. Ice cream. Mac and cheese. Meringue. All of these foods came to America through the kitchens at Monticello. This week, Dan tours those kitchens with three descendants of enslaved Virginians, including Michael Twitty, culinary historian and author of The Cooking Gene. 

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Oct 21, 2019
1 | When White People Say Plantation
00:46:44

The word "plantation" pops up a lot in the food world – Plantation Mint Tea, Plantation Chicken, Plantation Rum. But it's not a culinary term. It doesn't indicate certain spices or cooking methods. So what are white people in food who use this word trying to evoke? Inspired by a piece by food writer Osayi Endolyn, we go on a mission to find out. In the process, we try to learn something about whiteness in America. 

Today's sponsors: Go to Larabar.com to explore all the fun flavors. Go to meundies.com/SPORKFUL for 15% off your first purchase, free shipping, and a 100% guarantee. Go to NewMexico.org to plan your trip. Go to peteandgerrys.com to learn more. Go to sonos.com to learn more. 


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Oct 14, 2019
Inside the Olympics of Bread Baking
00:16:51

To love making bread as much as Jeff Yankellow does, "you have to be crazy," he says. Jeff's official title at King Arthur Flour is Regional Sales Manager, but we like to think of him as the Chief Flour Nerd. He joins us this week to tell the story of the time he competed for the bread world's biggest prize, to answer listener questions about baking, and to explain why the flour you choose matters.


This entire special mini episode is sponsored by King Arthur Flour, a 100% employee-owned baking company. Visit KingArthurFlour.com/Sporkful to get recipes and discounts on ingredients and baking gear. Right now there’s an extra 25% off their Ridiculously Easy No-Knead Sticky Buns Recipe Bundle and the Carmelized Onion and Brie Pizza Recipe Bundle, both of which come with the ingredients, the recipe, and even a really nice pan. Check it all out!


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Oct 10, 2019
Claire Saffitz Teaches the Internet How to Bake
00:30:57

We go behind the scenes of one of the web's most beloved food shows, Gourmet Makes, with host Claire Saffitz of the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen. In each episode Claire tries to figure out how to make an artisanal version of a classic junk food, using an approach very different from other food TV shows. In this week's podcast she answers Sporkful caller questions, rejects the idea that baking is stiff and stuffy, and reveals her little-known background in French culinary history.

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Oct 07, 2019
A New Apple is Born
00:37:13

This fall, there’s a new apple coming. It’s been 20 years in the making, and its launch will be the biggest in apple history. How was it invented? What makes it special? And will it live up to the hype? We hear the story behind this apple's conception and birth, with help from Helen Zaltzman of The Allusionist podcast, and NPR reporter Dan Charles.

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Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.



Sep 30, 2019
Is Sandwich Sexism Real?
00:27:01

In this special Sporkful investigation, we order sandwiches around New York City to find out whether places make smaller sandwiches for women.

Today's sponsors: Go to ADA.org/sporkful today for more information. Go to Bona.com/SPORKFUL for cleaning tips and exclusive offers. Go to thirdlove.com/sporkful for 15% off your first purchase. This week we're making an Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich on Thomas' English Muffin. Get the recipe here: https://thomasbreads.com/recipes/eggplant-parmesan-sandwich.


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Sep 23, 2019
Can You Spot A Fake Chef?
00:41:56

This week, our entire episode is a game: Two Chefs And A Lie. The rules are simple. We call three purported chefs. Dan asks them five — and only five — questions each. And together, we try to separate fact from fiction. Can you decipher which of these chefs are real, and which is a complete liar? Can Dan? Listen, play the game and find out!


Today's sponsors: Go to ADA.org/sporkful today for more information. Go to Bona.com/SPORKFUL to receive exclusive offers and learn more. Go to peteandgerrys.com to learn more. This week we're making an Egg, Ham, and Cheddar English Muffin on Thomas' English Muffin. Get the recipe here: https://thomasbreads.com/recipes/egg-ham-cheddar-english-muffin.


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Sep 16, 2019
Why Food Is Like Fashion with Style Icon Simon Doonan
00:39:09

Simon Doonan has been called "the world's most famous window dresser," but he never wanted to be that stereotype of a fashion person, looking down his nose at everybody. He's always encouraged people to "dress like themselves." In other words, his approach to fashion is a lot like Dan's approach to food. And yet, people still expect both of them to be judgmental. So what does that say about our culture? And how did Simon become so self-assured? Plus, Simon talks about self-help, Marianne Williamson, and surviving the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. 


Today's sponsors: Go to SirKensingtons.com/sporkful to get $1 off your next purchase. Go to ADA.org/sporkful today for more information. Go to Bona.com/SPORKFUL to receive exclusive offers and learn more. Go to WhiteCastle.com/SPORKFUL to get $1 off the purchase of any 4 or 6-pack White Castle Sliders. This week we're making Gingerbread English Muffin French Toast on Thomas' English Muffin. Get the recipe here: https://thomasbreads.com/recipes/gingerbread-english-muffin-french-toast.


Sep 09, 2019
Natasha Leggero And Moshe Kasher Save Dan's Marriage
00:35:35

Husband-and-wife comedians Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher give marital advice in their Netflix special and their podcast, The Endless Honeymoon. So this week they join us to help Dan and his wife Janie work out long-simmering arguments over hand soap and dinner parties. Plus, Natasha and Moshe discuss their own marital tensions about dining out, finances, and soup.

Today's sponsors: Go to Bona.com/SPORKFUL to receive exclusive offers and learn more. Go to NativeDeoderant.com and enter promo code SPORKFUL, to get 20% off your first purchase. Go to Rothys.com/SPORKFUL to get your new favorite flats. Go to WhiteCastle.com/SPORKFUL to get $1 off the purchase of any 4 or 6-pack White Castle Sliders.

Sep 02, 2019
Christopher Kimball Finds Pleasure In Pain
00:37:33

The founder of Milk Street hates celebrations and says pleasure is annoying. This week, Chris Kimball tells us why he thinks cooking is supposed to be hard, and how he got this way. Plus, he and Dan bond over their shared food obsessiveness and clash over their differences in the kitchen -- and in life.

Today's sponsors: Go to nationsphotolab.com and use code sporkful15 for 15% off your order. This week we're making a Berry Mint English Muffin on Thomas' English Muffin. Get the recipe here.

Aug 26, 2019
Till Food Allergies Do We Part
00:39:02

After a tick bite, Amy Pearl developed a meat allergy called alpha-gal. (We shared her story in an episode a few years ago -- longtime listeners already know that she is one of the most hilarious people on the planet.) This week, Amy draws on her experience to help a listener whose serious food allergy is affecting his relationship with his fiancée. Plus, what do you do when your husband won’t stop slopping hummus onto everything you cook? And why won’t Amy accept Dan’s instagram request?


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Aug 19, 2019
Jelly: A Musical Odyssey
00:41:44

From the Harlem Renaissance to Beyonce and beyond, we explore references to jelly in music that span decades and genres. Along the way, we hear the story of a famous moment in internet history, explore depictions of black women in music, and learn how jelly became an affirmation for LGBTQIA+ identity. For the grand finale, we compose and perform an original song about jelly.


Today's sponsors: Go to nationsphotolab.com and use code sporkful15 for 15% off your order. Go to RaddishKids.com/sporkful and enter code SPORKFUL at checkout to save $15 off a 6-month membership. Go to rothys.com/sporkful to get your new favorite flats. This week we're making Holiday English Muffins on Thomas' English Muffin. Get the recipe here: https://thomasbreads.com/recipes/holiday-english-muffin.


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Aug 12, 2019
Live: Pigs In Blankets: One Woman's Journey
00:34:01

Mary Giuliani grew up as one of the few Italian kids in a mostly Jewish town, so she went to lots of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs – the Jewish rite of passage that comes at age 13. And at these parties, while the other kids were slow dancing awkwardly, Mary was engaged in a different kind of youthful discovery – she was falling in love with pigs in blankets. Little did she know that this classic appetizer would become the foundation for her meteoric rise to catering stardom. In this week's show, taped live on stage, Mary talks about what she learned from her Grandma Lucille – a powerful hotel owner when few women held such a job -- and how working crazy hours, and struggling with infertility, affected her marriage. 


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Aug 08, 2019
Live: Marcus Samuelsson: "Somebody Lied"
00:33:30

The TV host and chef behind Red Rooster Harlem was taught in culinary school that French cuisine is the gold standard of cooking. One day, he realized, "Somebody lied." In this week's show, taped live on stage at the Museum of the City Of New York, Marcus Samuelsson talks about the life experiences that have informed his approach to food, responds to criticism of his restaurants, and tells us about a new dish he’s working on that gives a rare window into the mind of a chef.

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Aug 05, 2019
Andy Richter Bought A Midlife Crisis Fridge
00:24:21

Conan O’Brien's sidekick tells us why he chose a really nice refrigerator over a sports car. And he talks about his lifelong struggles with his weight, saying, "When you feel bad, eating something that tastes good feels like you're fighting the feeling bad."

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Jul 29, 2019
Live: Rapper Dessa Invented An Ice Cream
00:36:23

Singer, writer, and rapper Dessa talks about finding deliciousness while crossing the country in a tour van, including the story of the Wisconsin gas station that inspired the ice cream flavor she created, called Dessa's Existential Crunch. And she tells us about trying to use science to alter her brain, in the wake of a bad breakup. Turns out the story also reveals something about Dessa's eating habits. 

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Jul 25, 2019
Bill Nye, Food Science Guy!
00:31:41

Bill Nye nerds out on PB&J, explains why he now supports GMOs, and answers our burning food science questions: Does mashing bananas actually make them sweeter? How long before there’s affordable lab-grown meat? Does adding salt to water make it boil faster? On his new podcast, Science Rules!, Bill and science writer Corey S. Powell answer questions on just about anything in the universe.


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Jul 22, 2019
Is It Rude To Add Salt At The Table?
00:38:06

After Rod served his wife Nellie the dinner he had prepared for them, Nellie took a taste. Then, she added more salt. Rod took offense. But should he have? Nellie and Rod call in to the show to discuss that question with Dan and a very special guest -- Dan's mom Linda, who's a therapist. Plus, Linda talks about how Dan ate when he was a kid, and they answer listener questions about pizza construction, napkin etiquette, and more.

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Jul 15, 2019
Live: A Poem About A Chicken Shack
00:36:07

What can an iconic Chicago restaurant chain tell us about segregation and the Great Migration? Poet and South Side native Nate Marshall joins Dan live on stage in Chicago to dig deep on food and race in his home city, ponder what he and his girlfriend might serve at their wedding, and debate the meaning of brunch.

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Jul 11, 2019
This Is Your Brain On Cheesesteak
00:28:15

We run around Philly eating the city's most iconic foods, then bring samples to a scientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center to learn why greasy treats like cheesesteak, Philly pork sandwiches, and scrapple are so good. 

(Hint: it has more to do with our brains than our stomachs.)

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Jul 08, 2019
A Restaurant Critic Changes the Rules
00:31:13

When Soleil Ho was hired as the restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle six months ago, she was hailed as a “young, queer woman of color who wants to redefine food criticism.” And she is. But to Soleil, “The most interesting part about me is my politics and how I use those things to inform those parts of my identity.” Soleil joins Dan to talk about questioning everything — with everyone watching. 


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Jul 01, 2019
Even Bros Scramble Eggs
00:28:42

Jason Jones got famous for his character on the Daily Show: a bro-ish, “man’s man” who went after liberal snowflakes. In real life, he's a guy who'll spend 45 minutes soft-scrambling eggs for his three kids. He got into cooking in part because of feelings of career inadequacy, when his wife Samantha Bee's star rose faster than his. That dynamic is parodied in Jason's hit show The Detour, on TBS. So does that mean he's really a softie? As Dan learned when they met up, it's not so simple.


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Jun 24, 2019
The Secret At Grace Church
00:38:39

31 years ago, six women on an island off the coast of Massachusetts began selling lobster rolls as a church fundraiser. Today, people travel by car, boat, and plane just to taste these hallowed summer treats. And it's not just the Christian fold. "Don't tell my rabbi I'm here," one woman told Dan before leaving with her bounty. This week, Dan travels to New England to uncover Grace Church's secret recipe and learn the surprising history the church holds in its stained glass.


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Jun 17, 2019
The Holy Smoker
00:32:31

During the week Devin Pickard is the pitmaster at his family's BBQ restaurant in Centerville, Tennessee. But on Sundays he trades the pit for the pulpit at the local church where he preaches. This is the first in a two-part series on churches that are using food to carry out their missions in surprising ways.


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Jun 10, 2019
Live: The Chef Who Hid Her Restaurant From Her Family
00:42:07

When Ann Kim became an actor, her immigrant parents disowned her. It was no different than “being a whore,” her mom said. When Ann ditched acting to open a pizza restaurant in Minneapolis, she knew better than to tell her folks about her new pipe-dream. She studied crust and dough, and topped pizza with things like kimchi and almonds. Crowds came, then awards came. But would her parents?


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Jun 06, 2019
Am I F*cking Up My Kids? Food Edition.
00:35:39

Every parent fears they’ll f*ck up their kid. But what if there’s a hack, one tiny thing you can control? Maybe if you get their eating right, you’ll set up them up to succeed. 

Spoiler: there are no hacks. Sorry. And writer Carvell Wallace knows this very well. On the podcast Mom And Dad Are Fighting, he digs into his trove of mistakes – and momentary victories – raising teens to help other people with tiny humans feel slightly less alone. 

This week, Carvell and Dan talk about using food to connect kids to their heritage, sussing out whether that fight with your kids was about you or them, and questioning whether “adventurous eating” is really a virtue. Hear Carvell's thoughts on the Tooth Fairy and you'll know that you don't need kids to connect with this episode.


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Jun 03, 2019