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By The Book co-hosts Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg join Dan to answer listener questions about tipping, who owns leftovers, and what to do with dinner guests who arrive very early.

Danny Trejo has gone from inmate to movie star to restaurateur. This week, the L.A. native traces his path and tells us how an old joke with his mom led to an unexpected career in food.

Business is booming in the world of CBD oil and cannabis-infused edibles. But are the science and technology keeping up? Dan travels to Oregon, where recreational pot is legal, to investigate.

The native Minnesotan explains why a little internal bleeding can't keep her from a treat, and why the way she eats salad is like the way she deals with depression.

Disordered eating, anti-blackness, and addiction all bubble together in Kiese Laymon’s new memoir, Heavy. "Food to me is a paradoxical way to get into all of the mess of what we are,” he says.

When Dan hit 40, he noticed his body wasn't feeling as good. So recently, he embarked on a journey to change his lifestyle. Today, you'll meet the three people who've inspired him.

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Ben Abbott wants to pair his meals with drinks, but as a Mormon, he doesn't drink alcohol. So Dan journeys to an offbeat soda shop in Los Angeles to find Ben some beverages.

Last week we talked hibachi and why it's complicated. This week, we take your questions and discuss, with friends-of-the-show and cookbook authors Kenji López-Alt and Nicole Taylor.

We look at the skill it takes to be a great hibachi chef, and what happens when the performance becomes problematic.

Josie Long and Jonny Donahoe love food, but they've also struggled with disordered eating. Can they share that love with their daughter without the parts they’re determined not to pass down?

Your philosophy about how a communal fridge should be used says a lot about how you think society should function. This week on the podcast, listeners express their contrasting perspectives.