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In part two of our special series Ask Mimi, legendary food critic Mimi Sheraton discusses being a working mother, eating alone, and mac and cheese. Plus Brendan Francis Newnam argues against brunch.

In this special four-part series, legendary food writer Mimi Sheraton offers advice on food and life to callers and celebrity guests. This week: critical mothers, edible weed, and grandparenthood.

A husband irked by his wife's loud chewing noises calls in for advice, and Cooks Illustrated's Dan Souza tells us how science can help get ketchup out of the bottle.

A couple calls in for advice about food tensions in their intercultural relationship, and New Yorker food writer Helen Rosner tells us why all relationships are "inter-everything."

A married couple calls in for advice about the ethics of free ice cream samples, and Cooks Illustrated's Dan Souza reveals the artisanal ice cream industry's biggest secret.

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Two friends call in for help settling a long-running feud, and Kenji Lopez-Alt explains the science of burgers taken to go.

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.

A wife who objects to her husband's embarrassing food hacks calls in for advice, and food science guru Kenji Lopez-Alt explains the science of tomato storage.

Is it OK to claim your seat before you get your food in a busy restaurant? A listener with a dining ethics dilemma calls in for advice from Dan and Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats.