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Sporkful Live at Taste of Chicago Guest Lineup Announced!

We're taping an episode of The Sporkful podcast live on stage at the Taste of Chicago on Saturday, July 11 at 1:30 pm. The show is free and open to the public. See you there!

Book Release Show: Rachel Maddow, Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich and Slate’s Julia Turner

This week on The Sporkful podcast we're celebrating the release of my new book, Eat More Better: How To Make Every Bite More Delicious, with an all-star lineup of guests!

Is This A Scientifically Superior Way To Cut Cake?

Mathematician Alex Bellos thinks he's discovered a way to slice cake that improves structural integrity and lifespan. Watch his video and tell us whether you agree!

The Math Behind The Pizza Slice Fold

We all know that folding pizza makes it easier to get the slice into your mouth. But why exactly? An age old mathematical theorem explains the phenomenon.

Listen To Your Chocolate–It Can Tell You How Good It Is

In the nerdiest Sporkful ever, I learn what listening to chocolate can tell you about it, how our brains play tricks on our tongues, and why charging more for wine can make it taste better.

The Perfect Way To Slice A Pizza

From @NewScientist. Yes, New Scientist. [Link]