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Broccoli Sub, Broccoli Tacos, and More with Chef Tyler Kord of No. 7 (AUDIO)

Think broccoli is boring? Tyler Kord makes a broccoli sub, double-decker broccoli tacos, and fried broccoli, and they're all amazing. He and Dan discuss the magic of broccoli, a thing called The Brocco-Leg, and more. More

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Improving Falafel with the Waffle Falafel Sandwich (VIDEO)

Falafel sandwiches are great in theory but problematic in practice. They have too many bites without falafel, and a pita is a poor sandwich base. Chef Einat Admony of Taim Falafel and I find a better way. More

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Falafel Philosophy: The Shape, Consumption, and Meaning of Falafel

Katie Quinn of NowThis News joins Dan to discuss falafel sandwichization, the problems with the pita, ideal accompaniments, and whether the ball really is the best shape. Then they have a major revelation. More

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The Science Behind Every Meat Fold and Bread Cut at Subway (VIDEO)

Inexplicably, the folks at Subway let me make a sandwich with their executive chef and ask him all sorts of ridiculous questions about their specs. But I didn't just absorb knowledge. I also dropped it. More

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Burrito Construction and Consumption (AUDIO)

Is a burrito better when its ingredients are mixed up before being rolled in the tortilla? What's the best way to eat the end cap? And if any flour tortilla shape were possible, what would be ideal? More

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Weird Al Yankovic: The Sporkful Interview (AUDIO)

Dan sits down with the man behind "Eat It," "Fat," "My Balogna," "I Love Rocky Road," and so many other classic food-related parody songs. This is a special one, Eaters. More

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Sporkful Live at Guactacular: Guacamole Composition & Consumption (AUDIO)

In the first ever Sporkful with a live audience, Dan talks to Lee Frank of Nachos NY, Laura Anderson of Slate, and Chris Salgado of Chris's Awesome Guacamole. Voices are raised. Passions are inflamed. More

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Is NPR’s ‘Sandwich Monday’ Distorting the Definition of a Sandwich?

Last week's Sporkful podcast included an intense debate about the correct definition of a sandwich. Hear what both sides have to say, then let us know what you think. Does NPR's ombudsman need to know about this? More

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Free Association Sporkful: Sandwich Theory, Broccoli, Chips & More (AUDIO)

It turns out magic can happen when Dan tapes an episode of The Sporkful with no plan whatsoever, especially when it's with Ian and Mike from NPR's "How To Do Everything" and "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." More

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Brown Bag Lunches: Strategies for Bringing Your Lunch to Work (AUDIO)

Dan and guest Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune cover most over- and underrated options. You'll be shocked by where Dan places the sandwich. Plus, a caller offers useful advice on navigating restaurant choices. More