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Harold McGee takes a “Nose Dive” into the science of smells and Nik Sharma works out his “Flavor Equation” in this week’s extremely nerdy episode.

He talks about his favorite children's books about food, his PB&J peculiarities, and Sir Patrick Stewart’s weird lunches on the set of Star Trek.

Bryan Washington explains why he finds food such a useful literary tool, and how its role in his characters’ lives mimics its role in his own.

We ride shotgun with Texas Monthly taco editor Jose Ralat as he embarks on a week-long taco road trip across Texas.

Recipes for your favorite cookies with the classic flavor combo.


We take your calls and debate the best way to eat jelly donuts and corn muffins. Plus, Matt in Ohio has an issue with pancakes that turns out to run much deeper.

How much time can the hosts of "Home Cooking" and Dan spend analyzing the most minute details of cookies?