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The Sporkful
The Sporkful is an award-winning podcast and blog about eating, where we discuss, debate, and obsess over the most ridiculous food-related minutiae, always seeking new and better ways to eat. Hosted by Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison, former co-workers at NPR, The Sporkful encourages everyone to eat more, eat better, and "EAT MORE BETTER!"
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Monday, September 10, 2012
SF140: Tailgating
This is a big show to coincide with a big event -- the start of football season. I interview tailgaters in the parking lot of Giants (a.k.a. MetLife) Stadium before the first NFL game of the season, and I'm joined by a star-studded cast, including the reclusive Mrs. Sporkful, my mom, Brendan McDonald from WTF with Marc Maron, food blogger Sarah Sprague, pastry chef Emily Vail, and Zach Rude, executive chef at The Hideaway in Ocean Beach, Fire Island. 
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Monday, September 3, 2012
SF139: Jesse Thorn: The Sporkful Interview
We welcome podcasting impresario and public radio host Jesse Thorn of Bullseye (formerly The Sound of Young America), Jordan Jesse Go, and MaximumFun.org. We discuss the differences between Northern and Southern California burritos, as well as burrito construction techniques, and Jesse tells us about facing down a judgmental butcher.
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Monday, August 27, 2012
SF138: Hot Dogs Pt. 3: Beyond the Bun
We cover corn dogs, pigs (or cows, if you're kosher) in blankets, and hot dogs as ingredients in soups, stews, casseroles, and other concoctions. 
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Monday, August 20, 2012
SF137: Bananas
Dan and Mark discuss alternate banana peeling methods, the merits of the banana split and frozen banana, and banana sandwichization techniques.
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Monday, August 13, 2012
SF136: Chicken Wings Pt. 2
We continue examining chicken wings, looking at dips, side vegetables and alternative preparations.
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Monday, August 6, 2012
SF135: Chicken Wings Pt. 1
By popular demand, we present part one of our two-part series on chicken wings. We cover wing eating technique, Buffalo sauce, and Dan's controversial approach of getting wings dry, with sauce on the side. Next week we cover dressings, side veggies, and more!
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Monday, July 30, 2012
SF134: Airplane Food
How to undegrade the eating experience that comes with a coach ticket, including drinks, snack, food, technique and airport eating.
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Monday, July 23, 2012
SF133: Cupcakes
Dan and Mark discuss ideal frosting-to-cake ratio, cupcake sandwichization, cupcake toppings, toppings and unorthodox serving techniques, and whether cupcakes are really just a frosting delivery system.
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Monday, July 16, 2012
SF132: Potlucks
Dan and Mark discuss potluck dinners, including how much the host should try to manage what guests bring, the ethics of bringing bought food, and strategies for the potluck eater.
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Monday, July 9, 2012
SF131: Hot Dog Fixins
Dan and Mark look at basic hot dog augmentations, plus more complex options like those of Chicago, Tucson and Iceland. Advanced chili dog assembly is also discussed.
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Monday, July 2, 2012
SF130: Hot Dogs
Dan and Mark celebrate July 4th by covering ideal hot dog type and cooking method, optimal length and girth, and the best way to put it in your mouth. Happy Birthday, America!
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Monday, June 25, 2012
SF129: Lemonade
Dan and Mark talk about the making and mixing of mighty fine lemonade. Plus, find out what food reminds Dan of "getting to first base with a cow."
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Monday, June 18, 2012
SF128: Beach Eating
As summer approaches, Dan and Mark offer thoughts on policies and procedures for effective beach eating. Is a sandwich or wrap preferable? How to avoid sandy snacks? And Dan holds forth on the seasoning impact of salt water on post-swim snacks.
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Monday, June 11, 2012
SF127: L.A. Field Trip (w/Alie and Georgia, Adam Gertler, and Win Rosenfeld)
Dan and Win trade eating observations and experiences from their recent trips to Los Angeles, and Dan shares interviews he did there with Cooking Channel's "Classy Ladies" (Alie and Georgia), and Food Network's Adam Gertler (Next Food Network Star, Kid in a Candy Store). Alie and Georgia talk about creating cocktails with peanut butter in them, and Adam explains how he invented the pastrami dog. Plus, Dan unveils a new Tumblr site devoted to burritos and sailboats.
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Monday, June 4, 2012
SF126: Snack Mix Pt. 2
This week we continue our conversation on snack mix. We cover the best (and worst) ingredients and the importance of their relative size and weight, and we take listener suggestions for unorthodox approaches to snack mix.
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