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Sporkful listeners with family food feuds call in for my advice on eating pancakes and cookies. But it turns out these domestic disputes are really about love. And also pancakes and cookies.

I talk to the woman whose family introduced America to Belgian waffles more than 50 years ago, and a young waffle-maker who’s shaking things up. Can they find common ground?

Dan talks with the woman who introduced Belgian waffles to America 50 years ago, and a man carrying on her legacy.

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.

We invite Dan's daughter to our kitchen/lab and try to apply the principles of baby food to food for grownups. Watch Dan's daughter's hilarious reaction when she eats pureed grilled cheese for the first time.

Why serve bacon with your waffle, when you can cook bacon IN your waffle? We tested this theory, and experimented with some interesting waffle stuffings of our own.