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How to Reheat a Leftover Meatball Sub (AUDIO)

Pat in Pittsburgh called The Sporkful with a familiar quandary: When he heats his leftover meatball subs in the microwave, the bread turns to mush. When he uses the oven, the bread's good but the meat's still cold. Dan offers a solution that Pat deems "perfect". More


Burrito Construction and Consumption (AUDIO)

Is a burrito better when its ingredients are mixed up before being rolled in the tortilla? What's the best way to eat the end cap? And if any flour tortilla shape were possible, what would be ideal? More


Eater Mark Explains How to Get Crispy Skin in Microwaved Baked Potatoes

Microwaving potatoes presents issues. Not only does it seem a disturbingly long time to leave anything cooking in a microwave, but the results are subpar. Eater Mark offers a technique that sounds bizarre, but just might work. More


Maddow Colada Recipe: Rachel Maddow’s New and Improved Pina Colada

When she was on The Sporkful, Rachel Maddow declared the pina colada a tragedy. But she didn't just find fault. She also proposed solutions. Here's her recipe for a new and improved--and amazingly delicious--pina colada. More


Discomforting Croissants

We've often explored the issue of croissants. But this video raises questions we're much too terrified to consider, with an insidious score. /mark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elpAKTauZUw?wmode=transparent


Slate’s Table to Farm #3: Everything You Need To Know About Beef (AUDIO)

Dan and Laura learn about how changes in the beef industry have affected the meat on your plate, how to select a good cut of beef, and what a lifelong butcher would do if his son became a vegetarian. Then Dan cooks a steak. More

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Revolutionary Tortilla Chip Breakthrough: It’s Not A Scoop, It’s A Dome

A discussion with a structural engineer about tortilla chips and the wonders of domes leads Dan to a Cinco de Mayo breakthrough.  More