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The Crucial Issue of Surface-Area-to-Volume Ratio of Ice Cubes (AUDIO)

Ice should be constructed and deployed with the same consideration you'd give to any other beverage ingredient. I explained why, and how, on NPR the other day. Click through to hear and read the segment. More

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NPR: The Tragedy of the Pina Colada, and How to Redeem It (AUDIO)

On NPR I talked about daiquiris and pina coladas, and to offer ways in which both of this unpleasant beverages can be improved. Click through to listen to the segment or read the transcript, then try the recipe! More

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Talking Granola and Granola History on NY Public Radio (AUDIO)

Listen to Dan discuss granola's history at the confluence of several major food innovations of the 1800's, leading him to dub it the Forrest Gump of the 19th Century. Plus, the case is made for the return of the word "nutriment." More

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Dan Talks Food and Web Culture and Why Bacon Is Over on GigaOM Podcast

Dan joins in on the GigaOM podcast for a conversation about internet food culture, including the many pros and few cons of food on the web, home beef corning, and why bacon is overrated. More

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Sporkful on NPR: How to Eat Well (Or At Least Not So Poorly) in a War Zone

In a preview of next week's episode of The Sporkful, I joined NPR's Rachel Martin on Weekend Edition to talk about eating in a war zone. Listen to the segment here and learn more about what's coming up on this special episode. More

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Dining in the Dark: Feeding Your Family in a Blackout

Today I was on KPCC's Take Two to discuss keeping food fresh during a blackout, and cooking in the dark. You know how people like to stay huddled together to stay warm? Well foods like to huddle together to stay cold. More

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Talking Office Eating with Madeleine Brand

We're back on the radio with Madeleine Brand talking about workplace eating. Take a listen here. Want to hear still more from us on office eating? We've got plenty. /mark

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Dan Joins Luke Burbank on TBTL, Live from Second Avenue Deli

Last week I went to the legendary Second Avenue Deli with friends-of-The Sporkful Luke Burbank (host of the excellent podcast TBTL), Mike Pesca (NPR sports reporter, CNN contributor, and co-host... More

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We Tackle Condiment-Spread Debate on NPR’s “How to Do Everything”

We're on the latest "How to Do Everything" episode answering a very important audience question about the difference between a condiment and a spread. While you're there, check out the... More

WATCH: Dan and Mark Create Deep Fried Insanity on ABC’s The Chew

WATCH: Dan and Mark Create Deep Fried Insanity on ABC’s The Chew

In our network TV debut, we take over the fryolator at Chip Shop in Brooklyn for a segment on ABC's The Chew, for a segment called "Deep Fry or Goodbye." It didn't break the fryolator, but it will break your brain. More