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I don't love spicy foods, but one young eater wants to win me over. He serves as my hot sauce personal trainer, whipping me into shape as we work our way from the mild stuff to sauce labelled "XXX".

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Morgan Spurlock is known for his unflattering portrayals of gluttony ("Super Size Me”, “7 Deadly Sins”). But the self-described "Guinness drinking, West Virginia hillbilly" is no teetotaler.

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Famed Oklahoma meteorologist Gary England evaluates weather-themed desserts based on the severity of their namesake weather systems and helps invent a new dessert. Plus how weather affects taste.

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As conceived in this week's Sporkful (with legendary Oklahoma weatherman Gary England), the Shattuck Tornado is cherry cobbler, vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. Plus Gary's secret ingredient.

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Graham crackers splinter upon bite impact, resulting in a s'more experience I'd like to have s'less. So with help from some friends, I recreated a campfire in my lab to experiment with improvements.

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Corn on the cob gets stuck in your teeth, it's hard to season evenly and without mess, and its remains are ugly. Watch this video to learn why corn OFF the cob is better.

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Melon balls look nice, but they roll all over the plate. Squares and rectangles are fine but boring. By employing the same spiral cut technology used for Easter hams, we can eat watermelon better.

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Like burying beetles and blowflies, parents are natural scavengers. Watch this video to learn where to draw the line between edible and trash-worthy.

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The advent of the Dairy Queen Blizzard was a seminal moment in my development as an eater and a fat kid. Years later, a vivid dream led me to compose this great (read: terrible) work of poetry.

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Is a hot dog a sandwich? What about a burrito? This timeless debate turned especially heated when John Hodgman called in to WNYC to argue with me about it.

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Everyone focuses on how and what kids should eat. But parents are hungry too. Dan talks to former congressman Anthony Weiner, Hillary Frank and Arun Venugopal about eating while parenting.

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