39 episodes

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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    • 4.7 • 76 Ratings

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.

    How “Crying In H Mart” Helped Michelle Zauner Grieve Her Mother

    How “Crying In H Mart” Helped Michelle Zauner Grieve Her Mother

    The indie musician Michelle Zauner (who records under the name Japanese Breakfast) always had a complicated relationship with her mother, Chongmi. Michelle was born in Seoul and raised in Oregon, where she never felt like she was truly Korean or truly American. While it was sometimes hard for mother and daughter to understand each other, the thread that kept them together was their shared “Korean appetite,” as Michelle writes in her new memoir, Crying in H Mart. Dan talks with Michelle about losing her mother to cancer before she ever had a chance to learn her mom’s recipes. In the wake of Chongmi’s death, Michelle used food — and frequent trips to H Mart — as a way to rediscover her identity, and to grieve. //

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    • 29 min
    In Search Of Rosa Parks' Pancakes

    In Search Of Rosa Parks' Pancakes

    In 2016, the Library of Congress posted Rosa Parks' personal documents online for the first time. Buried under postcards from Martin Luther King and lists of volunteers for the Montgomery Bus Boycott was a pancake recipe, written on the back of an envelope — which included the addition of peanut butter to the batter. On this week's episode, we visit Adrienne Cannon, a specialist in African-American history at the Library of Congress, to see the recipe firsthand. Then we travel to Detroit to share a meal with Mrs. Parks' nieces, who published their aunt's favorite recipes in their book, Our Auntie Rosa. Finally, I head to Nicole Taylor's kitchen to make those peanut butter pancakes.//

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    • 33 min
    Cooking With Brain Injury — And Finding Humor In It

    Cooking With Brain Injury — And Finding Humor In It

    How does a traumatic brain injury affect the way you cook and eat? Filmmaker Cheryl Green, who has a brain injury, satirizes her own experiences in the kitchen in a short video called “Cooking With Brain Injury.” This week Dan talks with Cheryl about what it means to live with an invisible disability, how it affects her cooking, and why asking for help can be a beautiful thing. Plus, Cheryl records herself making a meal. (You can find a version of Cheryl's video with audio description here.) //

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    • 27 min
    Mission: ImPASTAble 5 | A Shape Is Born

    Mission: ImPASTAble 5 | A Shape Is Born

    After months of revisions, Dan thinks he’s got his shape. But he’s been working on this for so long, he’s not sure he knows what’s good anymore. So he brings in an all-star panel of taste testers, including Sohla El-Waylly, Francis Lam, Dorie Greenspan, Christopher Kimball, Claire Saffitz, Jet Tila, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. Then J. Kenji López-Alt, Justin Warner, and Samin Nosrat help Dan pick a name for his shape before, finally, it’s production day! 

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    • 39 min
    Mission: ImPASTAble 4 | Where The Ruffles Meet The Road

    Mission: ImPASTAble 4 | Where The Ruffles Meet The Road

    The first test batch of Dan’s pasta rolls off the presses, but problems crop up almost immediately. In order to save his shape, Dan has to make some big decisions that come with a high price tag. Then just as things start coming together, a die redesign goes very wrong. 

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    • 39 min
    Mission: ImPASTAble 3 | What Would Juan Guzmán Do?

    Mission: ImPASTAble 3 | What Would Juan Guzmán Do?

    Dan dusts himself off and goes on the hunt for a pasta company to partner with. Plus, he edges closer to a design for his shape. But the real challenge is convincing pasta industry insiders to take him seriously. 

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

GruntyBee ,

Making the Impastible Possible

I’m 100% invested in Dan’s mission to create a unique new pasta shape, and I’m itching for the next episode.

JessieNell ,

A delight

I love this show so much. Dan is a brilliant interviewer and presenter, and I love his friendly, conversational style.
There are some great, light episodes that are interesting and fun, and also some more serious episodes that show food and food culture (restaurants, food writing) as an integral part of our culture, representing all of the positives and negatives within that culture.
I love that the show doesn’t shy away from the tough issues and how central food is.
I also love that there are episodes for any kind of mood you’re in.
Whenever there’s a new episode, I always click ‘Play Next’, and sometimes jump right to it! Now that I’m working from home and have more time to listen, and sometimes need something stress-free, I go back to the episode about apples, and the creation of the honey crisp apple. It’s one of my favourites.

tiahpenny ,

Informative and Entertaining

I love learning new things about food aroudn the world and the stories of the people in and around the food industry (chefs, restuarantuers, etc.)

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