During a recent appearance on The Sporkful podcast, comedian Jim Gaffigan — whose appreciation for food is well documented — admits that he lies to his kids about food all the time, especially when he doesn’t feel like sharing.
“I’ve pretended to enjoy healthy food in front of my kids many times,” Jim tells host Dan Pashman.
“I’ve eaten a bagel outside so I didn’t have to share it.” Other times, it’s all about invoking an element of danger.
“Have you ever told [your kids] something’s spicy when it’s not spicy? I’m an adult lying to a 3-year-old.”
Gaffigan also shares tips for maximizing the experience of an all-you-can-eat buffet (focus on the bacon), what it’s like to eat 50 Fudgsicles during the filming of one episode of the new Jim Gaffigan Show (really), and how much time he can spend thinking about an everything bagel (a lot).