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I Made Delicious Butter-Poached Lobster in my Dishwasher. In Your Face, Thomas Keller. (VIDEO)

Watch the video of Dan's crazy dishwasher cooking experiments, and see step-by-step photos of one of the successes--butter-poached lobster tail. Cooking in your dishwasher isn't just for salmon anymore.  More


Behind the Scenes: A Pina Colada Photo Shoot

Check out this picture of my kitchen in the midst of a photo shoot for the web portion of my radio segment this Sunday on NPR's Weekend Edition. Can I add "key grip" to my resume? More


Junior Eater Promulgates Preferred Pizza Positioning in Portland

13-year-old Zoe Richman joins the ranks of The Sporkful Junior Eaters Society, after her mother sent in this photo of her eating her pizza cheese side down to accentuate cheesy goodness. More


PHOTOS: Dan Gets a Lesson in Hot Sauce from 11-Year-Old Nathaniel

In next week's episode of The Sporkful, Dan gets schooled in hot sauce by the founding president of The Sporkful Junior Eaters Society, Nathaniel Goodyear. Here are some pics from the taping! More


What Your Party Trash Says About You

Here's a photo of the aftermath of a recent party at my neighbor's house. I love that they sprung for PREMIUM Beast. What does this choice say about them? More


Recipe: ‘Where There’s Smoke, There’s No Need for Fire’ Chicken Wings (w/PHOTOS)

Wing places brag about the level of mental illness required to consume their hottest offerings. But I believe that eating should be about pleasure--not feats of strength. So here's a recipe just in time for the Super Bowl. More


Junior Eaters Increase Cheddar Cube Surface Area, Brightening America’s Future

Junior Eaters Justin and Julia cut their cheddar cubes into smaller pieces to increase the surface area, an idea they got from The Sporkful. Their father is proud. So is America. More


Meals Ready to Eat (Military MREs): I Did It For Science (PHOTOS)

As part of this week's show on War Zone Eating, I ate three Meals Ready to Eat (MREs). Here are some photos of the food and the nutritional info, as well as some of my thoughts on each dish. More


Fried Chicken: Ideal Meat-to-Fried Ratio, Korean Style, and More (AUDIO)

Robert Smith from NPR's Planet Money discusses "The Golden Mean of Fried Foods," travels with Dan to Queens for Korean fried chicken, and teaches him the art of eating on mic without grossing people out. More


Veggieducken: Step-by-Step Recipe and Photos

Here's the complete recipe for the Veggieducken, along with some glorious still images suitable for framing. More