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Melon balls look nice, but they roll all over the plate. Squares and rectangles are fine but boring. By employing the same spiral cut technology used for Easter hams, we can eat watermelon better.

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I demonstrate some innovative pizza slice consumption techniques, including The Travolta and The Inside-Out Fold. New York pizza legend Patsy Grimaldi is not impressed.

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In my new Cooking Channel web series, You're Eating It Wrong, I look at ways to eat foods to make them as delicious as possible. Episode 1: Chicken wings, with competitive eater Crazy Legs Conti.

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On Thanksgiving, we're all competitive eaters. So Dan sits down with Tim "Eater X" Janus to get a Thanksgiving Day pep talk and to learn more about the world of competitive eating. Much, much more.

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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.

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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?

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A discussion with a structural engineer about tortilla chips and the wonders of domes leads Dan to a Cinco de Mayo breakthrough.

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Eater Josh calls in with a tip on how to gently steer your friends to the eatery of your choice, without them even knowing what happened.

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Young Miriam learned from The Sporkful that inverting foods to put certain elements directly on your tongue increases deliciousness. But she's still mastering the technique. Her mom wants advice, and Dan provides it.

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