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The Splendid Table

25 EpisodesProduced by American Public Media

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 everyth… read more

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748: Dr. Jessica B. Harris Special

January 27th, 2023


We spend the hour with the iconic, Dr. Jessica B. Harris, the groundbreaking scholar of African American food and author of High on the Hog.

773: Happy Lunar New Year!

January 20th, 2023


This week, we’re celebrating Lunar New Year with Sarah & Kaitlin Leung from the Woks of Life, Vietnamese icon Andrea Nguyen, & Korean chef Hooni Kim

749: The Magnificent Mushroom

January 13th, 2023


This week, we get into the beauty of mushrooms with wild foods expert Eugenia Bone and Anna L. Tsing, author of The Mushroom at the End of the World

772: On the Curry Trail with Raghavan Iyer

January 6th, 2023


This week, it's an hour-long special featuring the iconic writer and teacher Raghavan Iyer, author of the forthcoming book, On The Curry Trail

726: Soup’s On with Jenn Louis

December 30th, 2022


Jenn Louis stops by to talk about the essentials for a great soup and takes on your questions. Plus, the Splendid team holds a taste-off of …

Our Holiday Special with Von Diaz, Vallery Lomas, and Ada Limón

December 23rd, 2022


We’re gearing up for the holidays with Von Diaz's Puerto Rican Christmas, great baking with Vallery Lomas, and a little slowdown poetry with Ada Limón

771: Holiday Cookbooks 2022

December 16th, 2022


This week, it's cookbooks we're excited about! From Sri Lankan cuisine, to classic British cooking,  to a how-to vinegar guide  to Amish Soul Food 

746: A Guide to Holiday Gifting and Hosting

December 9th, 2022


A holiday guide with The New Yorker’s Helen Rosner, Serious Eats' Daniel Gritzer, & Leah Bonnema & Nick Leighton of the Were You Raised by …

770: British Cooks Prue Leith & Nigella Lawson

December 2nd, 2022


This week we’re talking to restaurateur and writer Prue Leith of The Great British Baking Show & Nigella Lawson with her latest book Cook, Eat, Repeat.

745: Thanksgiving with Rodney Scott, Nik Sharma, Genevieve Ko, and Eric Wareheim

November 25th, 2022


We’re getting you all set up for Thanksgiving this week with our friends, Rodney Scott, Nik Sharma, Genevieve Ko, and Eric Wareheim

769: Thanksgiving with Vivian Howard and Priya Parker

November 18th, 2022


This week, we’re getting ready for Thanksgiving with Star of A Chef’s Life, Vivian Howard, and the expert on gatherings, Priya Parker.

744: Secretly Simple Desserts with Anne Byrn, Dave Beran, Aran Goyoaga, & Paola Velez

November 11th, 2022


This week, we’ve surprisingly simple desserts with amazing bakers & chefs, Anne Byrn, Dave Beran, Aran Goyoaga, & Paola Velez

768: Hands On Cooking and Hosting with Sohla & Ham El-Waylly and Restaurateur Will Guidara

November 4th, 2022


This week, Chefs Sohla and Ham El-Waylly, answer your cooking questions, and restaurateur Will Guidara joins us with advice on how to be a great host

743: Baking with Dorie Greenspan and Everything Grains with Abra Berens

October 28th, 2022


We’re baking with national treasure Dorie Greenspan and we dive deep into the beauty of grains and beans with Abra Berens author of Grist.

767: Asian Vegan cooking with Hannah Che and Chef Danny Bowien

October 21st, 2022


This week, we’re getting deep into the incredibly soulful world of vegan cooking with Hannah Che and Chef Danny Bowien

742: Fall Cookbook Lineup

October 14th, 2022


We talk with the authors of some of our favorite fall cookbooks: Mooncakes & Milk Bread, Gastro Obscura, Flavors of the Sun, and Sandor Katz’s Fermentation Journeys.

766: Honoring Family and Heritage with Linda Ronstadt and Natalia Molina

October 7th, 2022


This week, it’s stories from, and about, two Mexican American icons, Linda Ronstadt and Natalia Molina

741: Pizza: Origin, Culture and Making It with Nathan Myhrvold

September 30th, 2022


It's all about pizza this week with Nathan Myhrvold, founder of Modernist Cuisine and our Family Kitchen Segment with Journalist, Liana Aghajanian

765: French Home Cooking and Baking with Jacques Pépin and Aleksandra Crapanzano

September 23rd, 2022


This week, we're getting deep into two staples of French cuisine, chicken, and cake, with Jacques Pépin and Aleksandra Crapanzano

740: Back To The Kitchen with Farideh Sadeghin and Soleil Ho

September 16th, 2022


We’re back in the kitchen and getting cooking inspiration from VICE’s Farideh Sadeghin and we talk to SF Chronicle’s restaurant critic Soleil Ho …

764: Women Brewers

September 9th, 2022


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This week, we're exploring the history of women and beermaking. First, …

739: Chef Martin Yan’s Culinary Journey

September 2nd, 2022


We’re spending this episode with the iconic Martin Yan, the groundbreaking star of Yan Can Cook.

763: Home Food with Chef Vishwesh Bhatt & Masa with Jorge Gaviria

August 26th, 2022


This week, we’re talking to James Beard award-winning Chef Vishwesh Bhatt, and Masienda Founder Jorge Gaviria

662: Pepper Party

August 19th, 2022


Things get spicy when we look at the wide world of chili peppers and how they're enjoyed raw, cooked, powdered, and blended into sauces.

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