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Latest episode: January 14, 2018 | 11:00 pm - Katie's Year In Recovery

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Katie's Year In Recovery (00:42:04) January 14, 2018 | 11:00 pm

We follow one woman's attempt to recover from an eating disorder and hear what it’s like to wake up each morning and have to fight a battle not only with food, but more importantly, with yourself. It's a rare look inside one person’s struggle. We also hear from her husband and explore her decision, early in recovery, to become a baker.

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This Podcast Contains MSG (00:37:22) January 07, 2018 | 11:00 pm

Fifty years after the panic about "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome" began, we explore how faulty science and perceptions of race and class contributed to the making of a food myth that persists today. And we tell you how to make the best bloody Mary ever.

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To Cook On TV, Forget How To Cook (with Chef Richard Blais) (00:31:41) January 01, 2018 | 11:00 pm

Richard Blais got his first job in food at McDonald's when he was a teenager. He was so shy he couldn't look the customers in the eye. So how did that kid become a food TV star and winner of Top Chef All Stars? How did he end up in some the finest kitchens in the country? And why does he say he still doesn't consider himself successful? We discuss, plus he tells us why spotting a hot trend and hopping on the bandwagon is a good career strategy in the food world.

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New Year's Food Resolutions 2018 (00:46:34) December 26, 2017 | 12:00 am

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 shows from 2017.

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How To Use The Force To Stir Risotto (00:36:50) December 14, 2017 | 11:00 pm

What are the best and worst food-related moments in the Star Wars films? How could the Force help you out in the kitchen? Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out today, so we're exploring the universe of Star Wars food with The Food Lab's Kenji Lopez-Alt, Nerdette's Greta Johnsen, and the recipe developer behind Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite Jello Mold.

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Wine Condoms And Popcorn Balls: A Holiday Gift Guide (00:35:06) December 10, 2017 | 11:00 pm

We talk to three inventors who've sacrificed everything -- from their life savings to their gall bladders -- in pursuit of their dream of changing the way we eat and drink. It’s the first ever Sporkful Holiday Gift Guide!

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Can The Library Of Congress Cooking Club Rise Again? (00:35:48) December 03, 2017 | 11:00 pm

We travel to DC to learn about a quintessentially librarian cooking club, founded in 1949, that's in danger of disappearing.

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To Eat Less Sugar, Bake A Cake, Says Yotam Ottolenghi (00:32:28) November 26, 2017 | 11:00 pm

The Israeli-British chef is famous for getting people to eat more vegetables, but now he's making the case for sugar. Plus he discusses the personality differences between bakers and cooks, why he never orders the specials in restaurants, and what happens when a perfectionist like him attempts to cook with his kids.

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The Ephemerality Of The Perfect Muffin (00:31:45) November 19, 2017 | 11:00 pm

Julia Turner of the Slate Culture Gabfest offers muffin opinions, muffin analysis, and, according to Dan, muffin heresy. Is there a muffin they can both agree to love? Listen to find out, and to gain a new appreciation for the nuances of muffindom.

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The Last Sporkful Thanksgiving Special Ever (00:40:14) November 12, 2017 | 11:00 pm

We discuss the beauty and tyranny of tradition, as well as the Wheel Of Infinite Thanksgiving Anxiety, with legendary food writer Mimi Sheraton, Milk Street Kitchen's Christopher Kimball, and cookbook author Kian Lam Kho. And yes, we're serious.

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Searching For The Aleppo Sandwich Pt. 2 (00:28:31) November 07, 2017 | 10:00 am

A famous sandwich shop in Aleppo, Syria, played a key role in changing Shadi Martini's life forever. Today on The Sporkful we hear the rest of Shadi's story, and conclude our quest to find out what made that shop special and whether it survived the Syrian Civil War.

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Searching For The Aleppo Sandwich Pt. 2 (00:29:04) November 06, 2017 | 11:00 pm

A famous sandwich shop in Aleppo, Syria, played a key role in changing Shadi Martini's life forever. Today on The Sporkful we hear the rest of Shadi's story, and conclude our quest to find out what made that shop special and whether it survived the Syrian Civil War.

Today's sponsor: Go to SpiceIslands.com/Sporkful for spice facts and recipes.

Searching For The Aleppo Sandwich Pt. 1 (00:29:53) November 05, 2017 | 11:00 pm

Before Aleppo became famous for fighting, it was famous for food. This week we go on a quest to find out what made a beloved sandwich shop there special, and whether the restaurant and its owners have survived the Syrian Civil War.

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Monologues Are Like Meatballs, Says Actor Michael McKean (00:32:24) October 29, 2017 | 11:00 pm

The comedy icon discusses the role food can play in comedy and drama. Plus, he tells us why learning a new part is like eating spaghetti and how he reacts when people in the audience bring food into the theater.

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As Hot Chicken Gets Hotter, Who Benefits? (00:35:08) October 22, 2017 | 11:00 pm

Dan travels to Prince's Hot Chicken in Nashville, where hot chicken was invented, to explore the restaurant's complicated history with race -- from segregation to today.

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Is A Takeout Burger A Lesser Burger? (00:30:43) October 15, 2017 | 11:00 pm

Two friends call in for help settling a long-running feud. Plus, food science guru Kenji Lopez-Alt explains what happens to a burger when it sits in a wrapper before being eaten.

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The Holy Smoker (00:34:45) October 08, 2017 | 11:00 pm

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. Food and faith are a natural pairing in the south, but Devin tells Dan that there are less obvious ways his two professions come together.

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Guy Fieri Doesn't Live On A Yacht That Shoots Rockets (00:37:29) October 01, 2017 | 11:00 pm

Behind the spiky hair and donkey sauce is a savvy businessman who's been obsessed with finding success in the world of food since he was a kid. He talks with Dan about the importance of self-reflection, why he doesn't serve more organic food at his restaurants, and what people don't understand about him. (And, by the way, you know that shirt with the flames you always see him wearing? He hates it.)

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Is The Best Cuban Food Still In Cuba? (00:38:37) September 24, 2017 | 11:00 pm

While Cuban-Americans in Miami enjoy the dishes their grandparents grew up with, food shortages in Cuba have forced the cuisine there to change. So what defines Cuban food today? We go to Miami to try to find out.

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The Geometry Of Pizza (00:29:59) September 17, 2017 | 11:00 pm

A neuroscientist calls in to debate the geometry of pizza, and food science guru Kenji Lopez-Alt explains how woodworking can help us make a better bagel and cream cheese.

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