Win a Copy of Eat More Better and Improve Your Existence

The conventional list of basic needs for physical well-being includes food, clothing and shelter. But so much of the innate wisdom and discourse around the first, and arguably most important, resource is saturated with inaccuracy and misnomers. Most people believe they have perfected eating — it being the first vocation they tackled after crying — but they really haven’t improved at it since that first day on Earth.

Do you consume burgers right-side up? You could be eating better. Do you fill a glass with ice cubes (that aren’t actually cube-shaped) and then pour liquid on top of them, or do you dump ice into a glass filled with liquid? Do you even pay attention to this stuff? You could be drinking better.

Sporkful podcaster and You’re Eating It Wrong host Dan Pashman has literally written the book on the physics, semantics, maximized flavor and overall best practices of eating. It’s called Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious. We’re giving away five copies so you’ll, as Dan says, “get more pleasure from each bite. Multiply that increased enjoyment over years and decades, and the entire nature of your existence will change.” Dan’s illustrated guidebook is tongue-in-cheek, but that’s just the best way to rub against the flavor receptors of your mouth’s papillae.

Here are just a couple examples of his detailed eating analysis from the book:

The Spiral-Cut Watermelon

We’re giving away five copies of at Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious. All you have to do to enter is check out Dan's You're Eating It Wrong and and leave a comment here telling us which hack you'd most like to try. (You can also buy a copy here.)

So, tell us, what's your favorite You're Eating It Wrong hack? You must include your email address in the "Email" field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re a winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving five very lucky, randomly selected commenters each a copy of Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes ends at 6pm ET on Oct. 27, 2014. For full official rules, visit Sponsored by Cooking Channel, LLC, 75 9th Ave, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011.

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