Did you know that the word “Spork” first appeared in the Century Dictionary way back in 1909? Or that there were patents for spork like utensils going back to 1874? It’s all true. Sporks man, they’re crazy. What isn’t crazy, yet spork related, is the website/blog/podcast The Sporkful, which delves into the finest, and most ridiculous, minutiae of foods. “Delving into the finest, and most ridiculous, minutiae of foods? Isn’t there a website that does that already, but is only nacho related?” Yes, yes there is, and you’re on it right now, because it’s us, but the very fact that we love the notion of food minutiae makes us also love The Sporkful. Anyone who can overthink the biological act of consumption in a hilarious and informative fashion is alright in our books.
So what happens when an unstoppable force, The Sporkful, meets an immovable object, Nachos? Well, like the Greek myth of the Teumessian Fox (destined never to be caught) and the magical hound Laelaps (destined to catch everything it chased) the very Gods themselves had to intervene to prevent a paradox. While the fox and hound of legend were turned to stone and cast into the heavens, the result in this case was an episode of nacho fact and myth at the New York Nacho and Craft Beer Festival. Sporkful host Dan Pashman interviewed both men and women on the street as well as the creators of popular, and aptly named, New York based nacho site, Nachos NY. What followed was a shoot from the hip, aim for the chip, down and dirty discussion of the nature of nachos and their rightful place in our world. What nachos will do to your tongue, this episode will do to your ears, make them beg for more deliciousness. Give it a listen, for while your stomach may not thank you for making it hungry, your ears will.