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Sep, 2011


Talking Sausage and Beer for Oktoberfest with Madeleine Brand

I joined Dan from Germany during Oktoberfest for our latest appearance on Madeleine Brand's show, talking beer and sausage. As I say often, there's a lot more to German food... More


View From Your Laptop: Ice Cream and Lollipops in Los Angeles

Lynn Chen in Los Angeles sends along this photo, which she describes as "lunch on a really hot day in LA -- two scoops of cookie dough ice cream and... More


Sporkful Eater Experiments with One-Sided Toast for BBQ Sandwich

One-sided came up in our recent BLT episode as a possible toasting technique especially suited for BLT deployment. One sided toast can be made using a broiler, a tool I... More


The BLT Sandwich (Ep 90)

Photo: Flickr CC / jeffreyww


Behold the Chip Buddy

Part of our vision for The Sporkful has always been to create a clearinghouse for innovations in the field of eating. Some day we hope to bring all this collective... More

What Art Can Teach Us About BLT Construction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2qxhWmdIrs?wmode=transparent Our next episode is on BLTs. We examine the ingredients and construction and explain which ingredient is most like Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects. Sculptor Claes Oldenburg comes... More


On Mixing Beer and Sugary Things

We talked a bit about the mixing of beer and banana juice in one of our episodes from Germany. German media outlet Deutsche Welle invited me to write a commentary... More


Onion Rings (Ep 89)

In this week's episode we consider the breading, dipping and bite technique of onion rings. Naturally, sculptor Isamu Noguchiis part of the conversation. Photo: Flickr CC / katerha


Pics from Sporkful Berlin Meetup

See the full gallery on Posterous We had a fantastic meetup in Berlin, a highlight of my Germany adventure. It was a great turnout for our first European gathering. I... More


Happy “Tell A Friend About The Sporkful Week!”

Congress may not be able to agree on much these days, but they're on the same page in at least one respect: They've completely ignored our repeated calls to declare... More