The Splendid Table

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The Splendid Table has always connected people through the common language of food and eating. Now with award-winning food journalist Francis Lam at the helm, we’re bringing forward even more fresh voices and surprising conversations at the intersection of food, people and culture – covering everything from the global appeal of sesame to the impact of Instagram on everyday eating. It’s a food show where everyone is welcome. Produced by American Public Media.

698 698: A Holiday Jubilee Dec. 20, 2019

Festive discussions of celebration, community and cooking with Questlove, Toni Tipton-Martin, Raquel Pelzel, and Claudia Fleming.


Tags: kids & family, health, society & culture, food

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672 672: Holiday Warm-Up Dec. 13, 2019
We prepare for the holidays with stuffed potato pancakes, Indian American comfort food, and some great reasons to drink Champagne.
697 697: Cold Weather Cooking Dec. 6, 2019
Cold weather cooking to carry us through the winter from Alissa Timoshkina, Maangchi, Tyler Kord, Andy Baraghani and Paul Kahan.
Food world superstar Nigella Lawson embraces the pleasure of home cooking, speaks against food elitism, and approaches cookbooks like conversations
Turkey Confidential 2019 Nov. 28, 2019
Our Thanksgiving 2019 call-in show hosted by Francis Lam with guests Melissa Clark, Kwame Onwuachi, Samin Nosrat and Shauna Sever.
Get ready for Thanksgiving with a soul food menu, game-changing gravy technique, fixes for dessert disasters, and an epic lesson on pumpkin pie.
This year’s Thanksgiving show celebrates with some of America’s great foreign- born chefs: Ann Kim, Hugo Ortega, Miroslav Uskokovic and Maneet Chauhan.
In our new podcast, Melissa Clark makes a simple and slightly sinful Lemon Vanilla Rice Pudding for her mom – in the Instant Pot.
Let’s dive into oysters: we’ll talk about how they’re grown, the history of a surprising oyster king, shucking with a pro, and grief in a half shell.
We talk with Sean Brock, chef and Southern food champion, about microregional cuisines, curiosity in the kitchen, and how he survived workaholism.
Chef René Redzepi on how fermentation is the future of great cooking, Noma's global influence, and his work/life balance.
694 694: Japanese Home Cooking Oct. 18, 2019
We look at the everyday foods that Japanese people eat at home, the way they cook and feed their kids, and what comfort food looks like in Japan.
2018 Julia Child Award winners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken talk about their partnership and the changing face of the American food world.
Cookbook author Diana Henry shares inspiration, techniques and recipes for quick weeknight meals cooked in the oven.
693 693: Favorite Fall Cookbooks Oct. 4, 2019
We talk with the authors of our favorite fall cookbooks: Danny Mena, Evan Funke, Joanne Chang, Chris Shepherd, T.J. Smith and Kami Ahrens.
We honor chef, writer, and activist Edna Lewis, who was born in a village of freed slaves and helped change the course of American cuisine.
Whoopi Goldberg isn’t just an entertainer on the screen and stage, she is also a serious party planner and hostess at home.
692 692: Passing the Torch Sept. 20, 2019
On family farms, in restaurants, and in food writing, what happens when one generation passes the work to the next?
667 667: Taking Care Sept. 13, 2019
We look at what it means to take care of yourself and others with food – from pies and inherited tea to community farms and home kitchens.
Melissa comes home to an empty refrigerator save for eggs, scallions and sad sage, and ends up showing us an amazing fried egg recipe and technique!