The Splendid Table
By American Public Media
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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 with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for the culinary delights. Updated every Friday.
||609: Silk Road Food||Caroline Eden and Eleanor Ford on Samarkand, Michael Twitty's The Cooking Gene, ATK's Molly Birnbaum on Parmesan.||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Colonel Sanders, Mahalia Jackson and the South’s Influence on Fast Food||Host Francis Lam and food historian John T. Edge discuss how two southern icons and their fried chicken businesses changed American fast food.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||633: The Unexpected South||John T. Edge on Southern hippie farmers, Dinner at the Patel Motel, America's Test Kitchen on SC Fresh Smoked Ham, Southern food in Pacific Northwest||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||607: The Secrets of Service||Will Guidara on service, Steve Raichlen on meatless smoking, Talia Baiocchi on low-alcohol drinks, culinary covers, ATK on espresso machines||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Bon Appétit's Adam Rapoport interviews host Francis Lam||Francis Lam and Adam Rapoport discuss editing cookbooks, entertaining friends at home, living and eating with Chrissy Teigen, and a bit of football.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||632: Food Myths||America's Test Kitchen on busted food myths, Trine Hahnemann on hygge, Ole Mouritsen on mouthfeel, Burmese cuisine, and classic vegetarian cookbooks||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||606: Spring Fling||Skye Gyngell on Spring, Robert Egger on senior meals, Molly Birnbaum on milk, Mark Hagen on rhubarb, True Treats Candy.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||631: Jessica Harris||Jessica Harris on her memoir, The Key 3 with Dale Talde, ATK taste tests bagged popcorn, Mads Refslund & Tama Matsuoka Wong on 'trash cooking'||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||605: Farm-to-Table||Lenny Russo on farm-to-table, ATK on fettuccine, Alex Raij on the Basque Country, Dina Cheney on non-dairy milks, meat in vending machines||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||630: Recipes: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly||Samin Nosrat on acid balance, Emily Kaiser Thelin on Paula Wolfert, America's Test Kitchen on cooking with cannabis, Tom Scocca on caramelized onions||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Bonus: Samin Nosrat's Pasta alle Vongole - extended interview with recipe||Splendid Table Sides: Extended interview with Samin Nosrat about working with acid to balance dishes, specifically her recipe for Pasta alle Vongole||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||604: Wurst Case||Chris Ying on sausage, Chris Schonberger on food media, America's Test Kitchen on perfect baked potatoes, Floyd Cardoz on curry, Lynda Trang Dai||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||629: Feeding Family||Pableaux Johnson on red beans and rice, Bianca Bosker on wine obsession, David Leite on his new memoir, ATK on salmon, Spilled Milk on feeding kids||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||601: Brain Food||Dr. Drew Ramsey on brain health, Olia Hercules on Ukraine, Chinese food on U.S./Mexico border, and ATK on North Carolina Dipped Fried Chicken||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Bonus: Shane Mitchell Extended Interview||Splendid Table Sides: Extended interview with Shane Mitchell, who explored the meaning of hospitality across the globe for her book Far Afield.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||628: Food From Faraway Places||Sheldon Simeon on Hawaiian food, Francis Lam on Faroe Islands, Shane Mitchell's Far Afield, ATK on poached eggs, Aleksandra Crapanzano on London||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||603: Koreatown||Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard on Korean food, Enrique Olvera on recipes, Molly Birnbaum on scallops, Gary Nabhan on Tucson.||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||627: What We Talk About When We Talk About Food||Lam & Thile new gigs, Hanna Raskin on women's pages, Mario Batali on Jim Harrison, Buddhist cooking in Japan, ATK & slow cookers, Colu Henry on pasta||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||602: The Dirt Cure||Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein on dirt, Bee Wilson on eating, Molly Birnbaum on lamb, Katie Parla on Rome, The Sporkful's Dan Pashman.||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||626: The President's Kitchen Cabinet||Adrian Miller on black presidential chefs, Andrea Nguyen on pho, The Key 3 with Amanda Cohen, and America's Test Kitchen on premium EVOO||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||600: Six Hundred||Yotam Ottolenghi on cookbooks, Tom Sietsema on food cities, Dessa on food politics, Cheryl Sternman Rule on yogurt, ATK on vegan mayo||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||625: Fed, White, and Blue||Rowan Jacobsen on underground tea in Montreal, Martha Cheng on poke, Simon Majumdar on America and its food, America Test Kitchen tests muffin tins||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||614: Meeting Hoppin' John||Osayi Endolyn on Hoppin' John, Kurt Soller on Impossible Burger, Jacques Pépin on chicken, ATK on NJ Crumb Buns, Dan Pashman on the Greensboro Four||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||624: A New Chapter||Lynne welcomes new show host Francis Lam, The Perennial Plate in Ireland, ATK on Kitchen Safety, and Hannah Hart's My Drunk Kitchen||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||599: Biodiversity||Simran Sethi on biodiversity, Matt Goulding on Japan, Molly Birnbaum on alliums, Sam Seneviratne on spice, Alex Stupak on tortillas.||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||623: Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked||Ragavhan Iyer on potatoes, Joe Yonan on jackfruit, ATK on sourdough starters, Elaine Khosrova on butter, Andrea Cherng on Panda Express||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Rather have the interviews and stories. (updated 11/14)
In case you aren't familiar, The Splendid Table is broken into two parts: the first half being interviews, stories and profiles made by true professionals in the food and beverage industry. It's the best! The second half is "joe and jane public" calling in and talking to Lynne about mystery ingredients and recipes. This is fine, but it's the part of Lynne's show when I usually begin cooking and pay loose attention to what's being said. However, I would not miss the first half if you tried to drag me away. When will we see the podcast of this first, far better, half of the show? (updated 11/14 - The entire show is now being podcast here and it is truly great. Thanks Lynne! No other food/wine/beer/etc podcast compares.)
Don't you love Public Radio?
I personally am the son of the producer of the Splendid Table and have the honor of eating with Lynne every Thanksgiving. (Right after they finish the Thanksgiving brodcast.) Every foodie out there has to listen to this podcast. Show some support for Lyyne.
Finally! The full show!
I'm thrilled they're opted to have the entire show on iTunes- it's one of my favorite programs, but my newest work schedule had made listening at the broadcast times impossible. Good advice, interesting guests, and a lot of foodie chatter.