This week on The Sporkful, Dan and Serious Eats food science guru Kenji Lopez-Alt, author of The Food Lab cookbook, are taking your questions.
First up, Jackie in upstate New York (below right) calls in for advice on coping with her husband (below left) Shawn's embarrassing food hacks -- like his method of eating burritos, which he calls "The Suck":
"With every bite he makes this audible sucking sound," Jackie says. "It's embarrassing, it's a little unappetizing, and other people [in restaurants] can definitely hear it."
But Shawn argues that his food hacks really work:
"On average I use zero napkins [when eating a burrito]," he points out.
Is there a hack for making peace in this marriage? Listen to the full episode for Dan and Kenji's advice.
And later in the episode, Simon in Las Vegas asks about the correct way to store tomatoes. His wife argues they should be kept in the refrigerator, but he prefers to keep them on the counter.
"Oh man this is a big can of worms -- or a can of peeled tomatoes!" Kenji says.
Listen in to get the full scientific breakdown on tomato storage best practices, as well as Kenji's tips for finding a decent corn tortilla at the grocery store and more.
Interstitial music in this episode from Black Label Music:
- "Beep Boop" by Dylan Myers
- "Hip Hop Slidester" by Steve Pierson
- "Young and Free" by Cullen Fitzpatrick
Photos: FlickrCC/Ryan Tir and courtesy of Jackie M.