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.
Jacques Pépin Is Still Teaching — And Learning
Jacques Pépin has spent his career defying expectations. By 1958, at the age of 23, he had cooked for three French presidents. But he left that life to work at a high-end restaurant in New York, then gave that up to cook at Howard Johnson's, making food for the masses.
Margaret Cho Has Always Been ‘Hollywood Obese’
Comedian Margaret Cho has struggled with eating disorders for most of her life. When she was starting out in comedy, she used alcohol and drugs to mask her hunger, and later resorted to other methods of controlling her weight. When we received a note from a teenage listener struggling with her own eating issues, we invited Margaret to share her story and advice with the listener and other young people who might be headed down the same path.
Should You Put Ice In Your Milk?
Should you eat fast food on vacation, or should every meal be at a special local place? Is soup bar food? Does ice belong in milk?
The Hardest Beer Test In The World
Mandy Naglich is an award-winning home brewer who also writes and teaches about beer. Now she wants to become a Master Cicerone — basically the beer equivalent of a master sommelier. There are only 19 in the world, and just three are women.
New Year’s Food Resolutions 2022
What foods do Sporkful listeners resolve to eat more of in the new year, and why? And what’s Dan’s New Year’s food resolution for 2022? All is revealed in our annual year-end spectacular.
Sebastian Maniscalco’s First Stage Was The Dinner Table
Sebastian Maniscalco is one of the top-grossing comedians in America, beloved for his stories about the food-obsessed family he grew up in, and his constant irritation at just about everyone around him. Now he’s parlayed his love of food into a new Food Network show, Well Done.
I really love to listen to the Sporkful, always something new to learn and they cover really interesting topics in the food world. I’m starting to talk to people about surface area on foods ;)
Enjoyed episode apart from...
I was listening the podcast for the first time and enjoying the episode with Nadiya Hussain. Then, the host referred to North England as a rust belt- a term I’d never heard before.
After researching this expression and as an unimpressed North England listener, I’ll not be listening to this podcast again.
I love this podcast. Dan is entertaining and fun - we now have a Dan Pashman pizza test to decide whether a slice is any good. But he’s at his best in the episodes when he takes on culture and food - the Kiese episode recently had me hooked, and his short series on race and food was gripping. Love the frivolous episodes but adore the more deeply grappling with life ones. Something for everyone.