75 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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    • 4.6 • 3.6K 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.

    Deep Dish With Sohla And Ham: Bagels

    Deep Dish With Sohla And Ham: Bagels

    Violence, death threats, and bagels, oh my! In this final episode of Deep Dish season one, Sohla and Ham explore the origins of bagels, and the tough-as-nails Eastern Europe immigrants who created a thriving bagel business in New York. When the mafia tried to muscle its way into the bagel business, the bagel bakers fought back — but in the process, they failed to see a bigger threat.

    • 39 min
    Can A Restaurant Makeover Make Diners Spend More?

    Can A Restaurant Makeover Make Diners Spend More?

    One table in New York's Adda Indian Canteen is underperforming the others. And in a business with razor-thin margins, that's a real problem. In this special collaboration with Sally Helm and NPR's Planet Money, we enlist the help of a tape measure-wielding professor to try to turn the loser table into a winner.

    • 28 min
    Can A Stanley Drinking Cup Really Withstand A Car Fire?

    Can A Stanley Drinking Cup Really Withstand A Car Fire?

    Stanley cups are all the rage, but did you know they’ve been around for decades? So what happened to make them go viral? We chat about that and much more, including the internet’s love affair with Josh wines, competitive hot pepper eating, and a food-based test of true love, in this edition of the Salad Spinner.

    • 34 min
    Deep Dish With Sohla And Ham: Tacos Al Pastor

    Deep Dish With Sohla And Ham: Tacos Al Pastor

    Tacos al pastor are an iconic Mexico City dish — but a relatively new addition to Mexican cuisine. And they only came to be with influences from halfway around the world. Ham and Sohla share the surprising story of al pastor’s origins, then Ham visits Taquería Ramírez, one of the most talked about taco spots in Brooklyn, to learn their unique method.

    • 39 min
    Undercover Dining With NY Times Restaurant Critic Pete Wells

    Undercover Dining With NY Times Restaurant Critic Pete Wells

    New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells has been called the most feared food writer in America. He can make or break a restaurant with the power of one of his reviews. When he goes out, he does so in secret, making reservations under fake names because he doesn't want restaurants to know that he's coming. This week Pete takes Dan on an undercover mission to a New York restaurant.

    • 36 min
    Why Hibachi Gets Complicated

    Why Hibachi Gets Complicated

    In 1964 Rocky Aoki, a Japanese immigrant, created hibachi restaurants in America when he opened his first Benihana. Rocky later said that he based his concept on the idea that "Americans enjoy eating in exotic surroundings, but are deeply mistrustful of exotic foods.” The restaurant took off, but Rocky's legacy is complicated.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

Something Clever 54321 ,

Sohla and Ham!! Great addition to the feed

I’ve been a loyal listener to The Sporkful for years now, but I’ve been so pleased with the addition of two new voices to the feed. The Deep Dish show on this feed is hosted by the dynamic wife and husband duo of Sohla and Ham El-Waylly. They are so funny and talented as is showcased on YouTube (History channel, NYT Cooking, and the formerly great—though ultimately thoroughly exploitative—BA test kitchen channel). I’ve listened to the first two episodes and it’s great hear these two in a new format. Fans will love their familiar banter while being impressed with the story telling chops. I hope this becomes a regular addition to the Sprokful family.

Rosie185936 ,

Annoying ads

The ads for deep dish are so bad. I have never skipped forward so fast. No one needs to hear about this show seven times in one podcast. I’m going to not listen to this just because of the ad.

PDlikespodcasts ,

Deep Dish needs a different feed

Love Dan and his pod, but I find Sohla and Ham to be snooty and insufferable (I know, sue me). Weirdly insensitive storytelling in the Delta Tamale episode re: two gruesome, tragic deaths. Don’t think they were prepared as journalists to tackle that with appropriate tact.

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