40 episodes

We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman, who's also the inventor of the new pasta shape cascatelli. James Beard and Webby Award winner for Best Food Podcast. A Stitcher Production.

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    • 4.5 • 259 Ratings

We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman, who's also the inventor of the new pasta shape cascatelli. James Beard and Webby Award winner for Best Food Podcast. A Stitcher Production.

    After His Father’s Death, Carlos Frías Found Solace In Miami’s Ventanitas

    After His Father’s Death, Carlos Frías Found Solace In Miami’s Ventanitas

    Fernando Frías was a successful cafe and restaurant owner in Havana, but when Fidel Castro came to power, the government nationalized Fernando’s businesses and imprisoned him when he tried to leave the country. Eventually he got out, settling near Miami like so many other Cuban expats. Even though Fernando never went back to Cuba, he was always searching for pieces of his homeland in the Cuban-American community in Miami.

    • 35 min
    Don’t Call Stephen Satterfield Brilliant. Invest In Him Instead.

    Don’t Call Stephen Satterfield Brilliant. Invest In Him Instead.

    You might know Stephen Satterfield as the host of Netflix’s High on the Hog, but he’s also one of the only Black food magazine publishers in the country. Inspired by his work as a sommelier and in the South African wine industry, Stephen launched Whetstone Media to tell stories about how food and people are connected to the land they came from. But even as Whetstone grew and became profitable, none of the hundreds of investors he met with would write him a check.

    • 42 min
    Nicole Taylor Busted Through The Door Of Food Media

    Nicole Taylor Busted Through The Door Of Food Media

    When Nicole Taylor was writing her first cookbook, publishers were expecting her to focus on soul food — because she’s Black. Like Freda DeKnight, the Ebony food editor we heard about last week, Nicole knew that Black American food was much more than that. Now, several years later, Nicole has released Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations.

    • 33 min
    The Table Freda Built

    The Table Freda Built

    Today ahead of Juneteenth we’re launching “By Us For Everyone,” a three-part series about how Black American food is represented in media, and how those portrayals change when Black people are in charge of them. In the 1940s and ‘50s, Ebony was one of the only magazines created by Black people that spoke directly to Black people.

    • 28 min
    Lunchtime With The Simpsons

    Lunchtime With The Simpsons

    Dan’s dreams come true when he visits The Simpsons writers’ room to talk about the role food plays on the show and behind the scenes. Turns out the writers are just as obsessed with food as all of the show’s food jokes suggest. Plus, Simpsons creator Matt Groening explains how new technologies have changed the show’s food jokes over time.

    • 35 min
    Help! My Spouse Keeps Eating Old Eggs And Raw Meat

    Help! My Spouse Keeps Eating Old Eggs And Raw Meat

    When you’re served a plate with a variety of foods on it, should you put a bit of each on the fork to create one multi-faceted bite? Or alternate between foods? A married couple comes to us for mediation in this dispute.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
259 Ratings

259 Ratings

Flora4flor ,

Profound

The recent podcasts have been your best. Author Tiese Layman’s profound answers to good questions captivated attention. That’s a keeper. The Plantation analysis and revolution is a profound diptych, that got me questioning my own complacency and preconceptions. Thank you, and all best for future creations.

Greid19 ,

Ice cream for science

I did not appreciate that you use a white and black plates for the experiment. I read the study and I felt there was no need for this. Very disappointed and was caught of guard. I listen to your show in order to get away from the constant comparisons between black and white in society.

EldieDuncan ,

One of the best podcasts out there

Professionally recorded and edited, The Sporkful manages to be both endearingly lighthearted, and culturally reflective. I always laugh, but always think, and find myself frequently starting conversations with “I heard on The Sporkful...”

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