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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!

How did vanilla become the default flavor of ice cream? And what's the ideal temperature of pie when served a la mode? We investigate, with Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapoport, Weird Al, and my Aunt Meryl.

As conceived in this week's Sporkful (with legendary Oklahoma weatherman Gary England), the Shattuck Tornado is cherry cobbler, vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. Plus Gary's secret ingredient.

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.

In this week's episode of Slate's Table to Farm podcast, Dan and co-host L.V. Anderson talk to a self-described "apple nerd," look at ways to get local apples, cook and eat an apple crisp, and play Apple Variety or New England Town.

We have a notable fondness for putting foods inside of other foods. See our egg sandwich and our grilled cheesevideos for some of the best known examples. Eater Matt in Illinois has done some groundbreaking work in this field. He combined cookies, cake and pie in one massive creation, cleverly hiding its structure under icing. He calls it Piecooken, and its