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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.

What soda pairs best with enchiladas? Why is dry ice carbonation so much better? We help a Mormon listener in need. Plus we talk regional soda pop nomenclature with a linguist. Got belly wash?

This week's episode of The Sporkful is all about soda. But let's not forget the basics -- like: What's the best way to enjoy a standard soft drink -- all on its own?

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.