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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.

Amy Sedaris and Mo Rocca offer advice on dealing with family, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich tells of a lovesick turkey, and we call Butterball’s hotline for life advice.

A married couple calls in to debate whether to make their kids eat green beans with silverware. But like so many marital disputes, this one isn't really about green beans.

Amy Sedaris and Mo Rocca offer advice on dealing with family at the holidays, the NY Times’ Sam Sifton rails against appetizers at Thanksgiving, and Kenji Lopez-Alt talks turkey science.

Slate's Mike Pesca and I discuss what you can tell about a workplace based on the kitchen. Then I offer Mike a detailed critique of his sandwich construction methods.

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I talk to the founder and curator of the Moist Towelette Museum, then and a friend and I debate napkin technique and whether restaurants should use scented hand soap.

You can learn a lot about your romantic compatibility with someone by eating with them. Here's how to do it.

If cooking, hosting, guesting or eating at Thanksgiving has you stressed, The Sporkful is here to help, with assists from Mo Rocca, NY Times food editor Sam Sifton, and drinks maven Rosie Schaap.

Like society, nacho consumption can get messy. With help from Thomas Farley (a.k.a. Mr. Manners), I present three rules of nacho etiquette and a technique that’ll help us all eat in harmony.