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Dec, 2013


Dinosaur Eggs, Jane Austen’s Ice Cream, and More (AUDIO)

What did dinosaur eggs taste like? How was Jane Austen's dessert shaped? How do you make ice cream on an uninhabited island in the summer? Answers and more in Dan's favorite Sporkful of the year! More


Hash Browns and Home Fries Compared and Contrasted (AUDIO)

Dan and Slate's L.V. Anderson debate the relative merits, ideal characteristics, and correct definitions of hash browns and home fries. More


Good to Know Math: One Pound of Cheddar = Five Apps (VIDEO)

My friend Laurie challenged me to make five appetizers from a one-pound block of cheddar cheese in the latest installment of Good to Know. Spoiler alert: Mac and Cheese Pops. Watch! More


Finding Deliciousness in the Barren Wasteland of Air Travel (AUDIO)

As we head into holiday travel season, The Sporkful covers strategies and techniques for air travel eating that can make the experience a little less demoralizing, and occasionally actually delicious. More

July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest

Eater X: The Sporkful Interview (AUDIO)

On Thanksgiving, we're all competitive eaters. So Dan sits down with Tim "Eater X" Janus to get a Thanksgiving Day pep talk and to learn more about the world of competitive eating. Much, much more. More

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The Ultimate Kids Table, and a Lesson in Cupcake Consumption (VIDEO)

Laurie March and I set out to create the ultimate kids table. The result is so awesome, it almost made me wish the kids didn't love it so much, so I could have a turn sitting there. Watch and share! More


Contest Alert: Win All Five Monster Cereals and a Free Sporkful T-Shirt!

The monster cereals are now off the shelves until fall 2014, but I scooped up the full collection before they went away. Now I'm giving the whole set, plus a Sporkful T-shirt, to one lucky Eater. Contest entry is free, so enter now! More


Debating Pasta Shapes and Sizes (AUDIO)

Slate's Julia Turner joins Dan to discuss the merits of short vs. long pastas, which shapes should be eliminated, and the best ways to get different shapes into your mouth, including the question of whether short pastas are better eaten with a spoon. More


Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry Analyzed and Reviewed (AUDIO)

Dan covers all things monster cereals including ideal soaking time, ideal cereal-to-marshmallow ratio, ideal combinations of monster cereals, and much more. More

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Watch: Video Compilation of Animals Stealing Food

When animals steal food it's funny and cute. They think they're getting away with something, but it's just that we've decided to make a video of them for the internet rather than stop them. Silly animals! More