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Two couples call in to settle longstanding food disputes. But are these marital spats really just about leftovers and dessert? Dan and Serious Eats' Kenji Lopez-Alt get to the bottom of it.

Is the toaster the enemy of good bagels, a friend to bad ones, or both? Dan moderates this debate with Serious Eats' Kenji Lopez-Alt and Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman.

Changing background music can make chocolate taste sweeter. And you can tell whether you're cutting scallions correctly by the sound they make. Hear (and taste) the difference yourself in this show!

Serious Eats food science guru Kenji Lopez-Alt challenges some of Dan's eating innovations, then Sporkful listeners challenge Kenji with their own questions. Can The Sporkful stump Kenji?

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.

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We talk turkey cooking science with Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats and Thanksgiving for vegetarians with Slate's L.V. Anderson. Plus, how not to make dessert with Brooke Gladstone of On The Media.

I've been carrying a jar of duck fat around for about the past year, and I finally put it to use.