The Splendid Table

26 EpisodesProduced by American Public Media

American Public Media's The Splendid Table is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Francis Lam leads listeners on a journey of the senses and hosts discussions wit… read more

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673: How Chefs Holiday at Home

December 14th, 2018

Bring on the holidays with dishes from chefs Matty Matheson, Christina Tosi and Victor Albisu. Plus, the story of the ultimate golden gift.

630: Recipes: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

December 7th, 2018

Samin Nosrat on acid balance, Emily Kaiser Thelin on Paula Wolfert, America's Test Kitchen on cooking with cannabis, Tom Scocca on caramelized onions

Best in Show Cookies

December 4th, 2018

As a food writer and cookie contest coordinator Rick Nelson has seen and tasted thousands of cookie recipes. He shares some of his favorites with us.

672: Holiday Warm-Up

November 30th, 2018

We prepare for the holidays with stuffed potato pancakes, Indian American comfort food, and some great reasons to drink Champagne.

642: The Sioux Chef

November 23rd, 2018

Sean Sherman on indigenous kitchens, Dorie Greenspan on butter, America's Test Kitchen on pumpkin pie spice, Liz O'Keefe on mushrooms

Turkey Confidential 2018

November 22nd, 2018

Our Thanksgiving 2018 call-in show hosted by Francis Lam with guests Dorie Greenspan, Pati Jinich, Samin Nosrat & Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Lynne's Twists on Thanksgiving Side Dishes

November 20th, 2018

Lynne Rossetto Kasper shares many wonderful ideas for adding new flavors to traditional Thanksgiving sides.

671: Carla Hall’s Soul Food Thanksgiving

November 16th, 2018

Get ready for Thanksgiving with a soul food menu, game-changing gravy technique, fixes for dessert disasters, and an epic lesson on pumpkin pie.

643: Thanksgiving 2017

November 9th, 2018

Indian-spiced Thanksgiving, Emma Christensen on hard cider, ATK's Thanksgiving hacks, The Mash-Up Americans, Doc Willoughby's heirloom pot roast

Unexpected Wines from Unexpected Places

November 6th, 2018

Wine expert Madeline Puckette uncorks a selection of unique wines that are both quaffable and affordable.

670: René Redzepi – Fermentation, Inspiration and the Balance of Life

November 2nd, 2018

Chef René Redzepi on how fermentation is the future of great cooking, Noma's global influence, and his work/life balance.

641: Gail Simmons's Key 3

October 26th, 2018

The Key 3 with Gail Simmons, Michael Harlan Turkell on vinegar, America's Test Kitchen on sous vide, and Tejal Rao on oysters and love.

Hard Cider Revival

October 23rd, 2018

Apple expert Amy Traverso discusses hard cider's history and current popularity in America, and gives suggestions for pairing hard ciders with food.

669: An Award-Winning Duo: Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken

October 19th, 2018

2018 Julia Child Award winners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken talk about their partnership and the changing face of the American food world.

640: Iconic Desserts

October 12th, 2018

Stella Parks on desserts, Leslie Pariseau on goddess pilgrimage, Adam Federman on Patience Gray, ATK on Boston cream pie, and Lisa Mendelson on halva

Beer Hacks

October 9th, 2018

Ben Robinson's creative work-arounds for getting beer cold quickly, opening without an opener, and glassware suggestions based on serving temperature.

668: Edna Lewis, an American Original

October 5th, 2018

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.

628: Food From Faraway Places

September 28th, 2018

Sheldon Simeon on Hawaiian food, Francis Lam on Faroe Islands, Shane Mitchell's Far Afield, ATK on poached eggs, Aleksandra Crapanzano on London

Wine Headaches

September 25th, 2018

Food science writer Dr. Nadia Berenstein looks at the chemical compounds that could cause you to have a wicked headache when drinking wine.

667: Taking Care

September 21st, 2018

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.

639: Filipino Food

September 14th, 2018

Inside the food of the Philippines with Amy Besa, King & Emma Phojanakong, Chad Valencia, Jessica Hagedorn, Joanne Boston, and America's Test Kitchen

Preserving the Taste of Summer

September 11th, 2018

Food preservationist extraordinaire Marisa McClellan shares scaled-down canning projects to help capture and keep the flavors of summer.

666: In Jacques Pépin's Kitchen

September 7th, 2018

Francis meets up with Chef Jacques Pépin in his home kitchen to talk career, life, and the magic of instant-cured gravlax.

638: The Future of Urban Farming

August 31st, 2018

Caleb Harper on urban farming, Rachel Khong on eggs, America's Test Kitchen on grill tongs, Patrick Comiskey on American Rhône, and Miami Gas Stations

Eating Summer: Tomatoes and Watermelon

August 28th, 2018

As summer comes to an end, Southern chef Vivian Howard shares some of her favorite ways to cook and preserve watermelon and tomatoes.

665: How Bees Made What We Eat

August 24th, 2018

We spotlight bees: their important role in food and evolution, urban beekeeping, the mystery of colony collapse, and how to use honey in the kitchen
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