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Sharing food

We love food, talk about it constantly, and, if you are a friend of ours, you have probably even received it from us as a gift.

We've found that sharing our food 50/50 helps us enjoy it even more.

Deciding between two equally good options? Want to bank a nutritious salad and indulge for your entree? Want a certain dish but really want to save some room for dessert? Enter: your co-stomach/significant other.

Additionally, food is not immune to diminishing returns. The second bite is not quite as good as the first, the third is not as good as the second, and so on. A second half-meal is a culinary changeup that starts your palate afresh with delicious new food.

Sharing is even more valuable when you are traveling, have precious few meals in a city, and want to experience as many unique foods as possible.

So ogle the menu and pick a few things next time, to share.

John Hodgman

John Hodgman is an author, actor, performer, and podcaster who has found a hard-to-describe niche of well-read humor, obscure cultural references, and the occasional earnest wisdom.
We get our regular John Hodgman fix from his weekly podcast of Internet justice, Judge John Hodgman, but he runs with a crowd of seemingly unrelated people we also love, from Alton Brown to Paul F. Tompkins to Ted Leo, so you can never be sure when you will run into him. There is little that gets us more excited than an unexpected John Hodgman appearance, like his scene-stealing character in Bored to Death, Louis Green. He has also been a character in my relationship with Allison since the beginning, when I burned several podcasts featuring him to CD for her solo, cross-country road trip. His voice makes excellent company in unfamiliar places, as I have also found, during my work travels.

We were fortunate enough to meet John at a book signing after a performance of Vacationland in Austin in November 2017,…