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Harold McGee takes a “Nose Dive” into the science of smells and Nik Sharma works out his “Flavor Equation” in this week’s extremely nerdy episode.

Ahead of Valentine's Day, we talk about first date eating with Elizabeth Chubbuck from famed cheesemonger Murray's Cheese. (We'll tap into her cheese expertise in Part 2.) In this ep we get into choosing a place and ordering. Plus, Dan tells a story of an especially bizarre first date.   Also, this episode contains a Very Special Announcement about future Sporkful goodness. Photo:

If Mark Twain were alive today, we're quite sure he would be proud to wear The Sporkful fan's moniker: Eater. Why are the fat lines on a steak like a road map? Find out when we talk to the author of "Twain's Feast: Seaching for America's Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens" about the gustatory passions of a