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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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678: Say Cheese!

May 14th, 2021


We step behind the scenes at The Cheesemonger Invitational, then go deep into the world of cheese with experts Greselda Powell and Tia Keenan.

734: Mother’s Day with Melissa Clark, Chef Kwame Onwuachi, & Caroline Shin

May 7th, 2021


Chef Kwame Onwuachi & his mom on their culinary origins, Melissa Clark & her unusual Mother’s Day tradition plus her thoughts on what to cook …

664: Project Cooking

April 30th, 2021


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In this episode, we take on serious culinary projects. Beard Award-winning …

733: Food Beyond Borders With Yasmin Khan and Reem Kassis

April 23rd, 2021


We delve into Eastern Mediterranean border cuisine with Yasmin Khan and talk to Reem Kassis about her work with modern Arab food.

663: The Importance of Eating Urchins

April 16th, 2021


The aquacultural benefits of eating purple sea urchins. Making rice salad and savory breakfast. America’s Test Kitchen on perfect home-cooked falafel.

732: Real world seafood cooking with Genevieve Ko and Jennifer Bushman

April 9th, 2021


This week, we navigate seafood counters and frozen fish aisles with the help of Senior Editor for NYT Cooking, Genevieve Ko and seafood advocate Jennifer Bushman

647: Mexican Food in America

March 26th, 2021


Jorge Gaviria on tortillas, Steve Alvarez on Mexington, ATK on chilaquiles, Wesley Avila on tacos, Fany Gerson on flan, the importance of Mitla Cafe

731: The Shape of Pasta

March 19th, 2021


We are all in on pasta this week!  Francis joins Evan Kleiman, host of Good Food on KCRW, and Dan Pashman of The Sporkful to debate the merits of …

703: Spring Cookbook Picks

March 12th, 2021


From baking and Cajun cuisine to vegetarian and historically inspired Mughal dishes, we talk with the authors of four wonderful new cookbooks.

730: Vegetarian Cooking with Deborah Madison

March 5th, 2021


This week, we spend an hour with Deborah Madison, the legendary chef and cookbook author who helped revolutionize vegetarian cuisine in America.

702: Food and Marriage

February 26th, 2021


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This episode is all about food... and marriage. We’ve an international love story built around Bosnian food with the couple behind Balkan Treat …

729: Saving Chinatown with Grace Young

February 19th, 2021


This week we sit down with Grace Young, one of the greatest culinary historians of Chinese American food to talk about her career and her mission to …

701: The Culture of Drinking

February 12th, 2021


We look at the world of drinking with a secret barrel room, the spiritual side of mezcal, the language of wine, and the trend of being sober curious.

728: Coffee & Toast with Cheryl Day and Nick Cho

February 5th, 2021


Award-winning baker, Cheryl Day brings us advice on breakfast baking and Nick Cho of Wrecking Ball Coffee & Your Korean Dad fame gives us the lowdown on brewing a perfect cup

700: Eating Canadian - Live from Hot Docs Podcast Festival

January 29th, 2021


This week’s show was recorded live at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival in Toronto. Francis and his team of intrepid eaters tackle a tantalizing question: what makes Canada so delicious? Guests include Matty “The Flavor …

727: Cooking by Feel with Vivian Howard & Nik Sharma

January 23rd, 2021


Vivian Howard, star of A Chef's Life, and the scientist-turned-cook, Nik Sharma, talk about applying intuition to their recipes.

697: Cold Weather Cooking

January 15th, 2021


Cold weather cooking to carry us through the winter from Alissa Timoshkina, Maangchi, Tyler Kord, Andy Baraghani and Paul Kahan.

726: Soup’s On with Jenn Louis

January 8th, 2021


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 …

695: Sean Brock is Still Learning About Southern Food

January 1st, 2021


We spend an hour with one of the great champions of Southern foodways, award-winning chef Sean Brock. Raised in rural Virginia, Sean has spent 20 …

698: A Holiday Jubilee with Toni Tipton-Martin and Questlove

December 25th, 2020


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

Broadcast dates …

725: Welcoming the Holidays with Ina Garten

December 18th, 2020


We close this rollercoaster of a year with the wonderful Ina Garten and answer some of your cooking questions. Plus, Kristen Miglore brings in some …

644: The Power of Invitation with Melissa Clark and Friends

December 11th, 2020


Carla Capalbo traveled extensively throughout the nation of Georgia gathering stories and recipes for her gorgeous new book, Tasting Georgia. She explains to Francis Lam the many dishes you're likely to find on a …

724: The Power of Smell with Harold McGee

December 4th, 2020


This week, legendary food science writer Harold McGee joins us to talk about how he’s seen food change, and his new passion -- the science of smell

696: Discovering Thanksgiving with Four American Chefs

November 27th, 2020


This year’s Thanksgiving show celebrates with some of America’s great foreign-born chefs: Ann Kim, Hugo Ortega, Miroslav Uskokovic and Maneet Chauhan.

All four chefs have their stories and recipes included in the …

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