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As a chubby kid who became a chubby adult, comedian Fortune Feimster often played her body for laughs. But in recent years her approach to both comedy and food has evolved.

Comic Paul F. Tompkins explains how his approach to comedy mimics his mother's approach to cooking.

A neuroscientist calls in to debate the geometry of pizza, and food science guru Kenji Lopez-Alt explains how woodworking can help us make a better bagel and cream cheese.

Mathematician Alex Bellos thinks he's discovered a way to slice cake that improves structural integrity and lifespan. Watch his video and tell us whether you agree!

Dan takes a call from two Eaters who can't agree on whether a dish one makes qualifies as soup. Listen to each side, watch the video evidence, and cast your vote.

On Slate's Table to Farm podcast, Dan and co-host Laura Anderson hear divergent opinions on the effectiveness and fairness of taxing soft drinks. Then Laura makes an awesome Coca-Cola cake and shares the recipe.