The Sporkful

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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2 | When Black Chefs Created Plantation Food

We visit one of America’s most famous plantations with three descendants of enslaved Virginians... In 1784, Thomas Jefferson brought the enslaved chef James Hemings, brother of Sally Hemings, with him to France, to train under the French culinary masters of the day. Hemings used what he learned to create a cuisine that was half French, half Virginian, and brought it back to Jefferson's plantation, Monticello. French fries. Ice cream. Mac and cheese. Meringue...



When White People Say Plantation, Pt. 1

The word "plantation" pops up a lot in the food world – Plantation Mint Tea, Plantation Chicken, Plantation Rum. But it's not a culinary term. It doesn't indicate certain spices or cooking methods. So what are white people in food who use this word trying to evoke? Inspired by a piece by food writer Osayi Endolyn, we go on a mission to find out. In the process, we try to learn something about whiteness in America.  Today's sponsors: Go to to explore all the fun flavors...



Inside the Olympics of Bread Baking

To love making bread as much as Jeff Yankellow does, "you have to be crazy," he says. Jeff's official title at KinArthur Flour is Regional Sales Manager, but we like to think of him as the Chief Flour Nerd. He joins us this week to tell the story of the time he competed for the bread world's biggest prize, to answer listener questions about baking, and to explain why the flour you choose matters...



Claire Saffitz Teaches the Internet How to Bake

We go behind the scenes of one of the web's most beloved food shows, Gourmet Makes, with host Claire Saffitz of the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen. In each episode Claire tries to figure out how to make an artisanal version of a classic junk food, using an approach very different from other food TV shows. In this week's podcast she answers Sporkful caller questions, rejects the idea that baking is stiff and stuffy, and reveals her little-known background in French culinary history...



A New Apple is Born

This fall, there’s a new apple coming. It’s been 20 years in the making, and its launch will be the biggest in apple history. How was it invented? What makes it special? And will it live up to the hype? We hear the story behind this apple's conception and birth, with help from Helen Zaltzman of The Allusionist podcast, and NPR reporter Dan Charles. Today's sponsors: Download the mobile app or go to instacart...



Is Sandwich Sexism Real?

In this special Sporkful investigation, we order sandwiches around New York City to find out whether places make smaller sandwiches for women. Today's sponsors: Go to today for more information. Go to for cleaning tips and exclusive offers. Go to for 15% off your first purchase. This week we're making an Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich on Thomas' English Muffin. Get the recipe here:



Can You Spot A Fake Chef?

This week, our entire episode is a game: Two Chefs And A Lie. The rules are simple. We call three purported chefs. Dan asks them five — and only five — questions each. And together, we try to separate fact from fiction. Can you decipher which of these chefs  Today's sponsors: Go to today for more information. Go to to receive exclusive offers and learn more. Go to to learn more...


 16 September 2019  41m

Why Food Is Like Fashion with Style Icon Simon Doonan

Simon Doonan has been called "the world's most famous window dresser," but he never wanted to be that stereotype of a fashion person, looking down his nose at everybody. He's always encouraged people to "dress like themselves." In other words, his approach to fashion is a lot like Dan's approach to food. And yet, people still expect both of them to be judgmental...


 09 September 2019  39m

Natasha Leggero And Moshe Kasher Save Dan's Marriage

Husband-and-wife comedians Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher give marital advice in their Netflix special and their podcast, The Endless Honeymoon. So this week they join us to help Dan and his wife Janie work out long-simmering arguments over hand soap and dinner parties. Plus, Natasha and Moshe discuss their own marital tensions about dining out, finances, and soup. Today's sponsors: Go to to receive exclusive offers and learn more. Go to NativeDeoderant...


 02 September 2019  35m

Christopher Kimball Finds Pleasure In Pain

The founder of Milk Street hates celebrations and says pleasure is annoying. This week, Chris Kimball tells us why he thinks cooking is supposed to be hard, and how he got this way. Plus, he and Dan bond over their shared food obsessiveness and clash over their differences in the kitchen -- and in life. Today's sponsors: Go to and use code sporkful15 for 15% off your order. This week we're making a Berry Mint English Muffin on Thomas' English Muffin. Get the recipe here.


 26 August 2019  37m