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Padma Lakshmi Just Wants To Eat Her Samosa In Peace

The Top Chef host and executive producer has become more outspoken about immigrants’ and women’s rights — especially with her new TV show and children’s book.

American St. Patrick’s Day, Through Irish Eyes

Writer and comedian Maeve Higgins tells us how she handles meals alone or with a sad friend, and explains why she still feels more Irish than Irish-American.

Live: When Will Indian Food Be American?

How exactly does an immigrant cuisine assimilate? What compromises are made along the way? Cookbook authors Madhur Jaffrey and Priya Krishna join us to discuss.

New Year’s Food Resolutions 2019

Sporkful listeners and Dan reveal what food they resolve to eat more of in the new year -- and why. Plus we replay one of our favorite episodes of 2018.

The Chef Who Drinks Milk With Her Chocolate Soufflé

Samin Nosrat, author of the bestselling cookbook "Salt Fat Acid Heat", joins Dan to talk about feeling like an outsider, sexism and pretentiousness in food, and the finer points of toast.

Yewande Finds Her Super Power

A chef working in the US as an undocumented immigrant cooks to stay connected to her home. But what happens when food isn't enough to bridge the distance?