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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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I visit Chicago's legendary hot dog joint Hot Doug's, which is closing down despite million dollar offers to expand. Plus, why hot dogs are sandwiches and the time hot dogs defeated the Nazis.

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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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Stuck with bad hot dog buns? Plagued by overcondimentation? There's a better way. Watch the latest installment of You're Eating It Wrong.

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Dan talks to the flavor chemist who invented Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza and McDonald's McGriddles about how he made them, how he eats them, and whether he's sorry.

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We're pleased to announce that on October 14, Simon & Schuster will publish Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious!

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I talk to a third generation peanut man to find out the best way to crack open a peanut and debate popcorn-to-peanut ratios in a box of Cracker Jack with a former Shea Stadium food vendor.

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Dan talks with the woman who introduced Belgian waffles to America 50 years ago, and a man carrying on her legacy.

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