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.
||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||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Best in Show Cookies||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.||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||672: Holiday Warm-Up||We prepare for the holidays with stuffed potato pancakes, Indian American comfort food, and some great reasons to drink Champagne.||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||642: The Sioux Chef||Sean Sherman on indigenous kitchens, Dorie Greenspan on butter, America's Test Kitchen on pumpkin pie spice, Liz O'Keefe on mushrooms||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Turkey Confidential 2018||Our Thanksgiving 2018 call-in show hosted by Francis Lam with guests Dorie Greenspan, Pati Jinich, Samin Nosrat & Lynne Rossetto Kasper||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lynne's Twists on Thanksgiving Side Dishes||Lynne Rossetto Kasper shares many wonderful ideas for adding new flavors to traditional Thanksgiving sides.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||671: Carla Hall’s Soul Food Thanksgiving||Get ready for Thanksgiving with a soul food menu, game-changing gravy technique, fixes for dessert disasters, and an epic lesson on pumpkin pie.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||643: Thanksgiving 2017||Indian-spiced Thanksgiving, Emma Christensen on hard cider, ATK's Thanksgiving hacks, The Mash-Up Americans, Doc Willoughby's heirloom pot roast||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Unexpected Wines from Unexpected Places||Wine expert Madeline Puckette uncorks a selection of unique wines that are both quaffable and affordable.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||670: René Redzepi – Fermentation, Inspiration and the Balance of Life||Chef René Redzepi on how fermentation is the future of great cooking, Noma's global influence, and his work/life balance.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||641: Gail Simmons's Key 3||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.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hard Cider Revival||Apple expert Amy Traverso discusses hard cider's history and current popularity in America, and gives suggestions for pairing hard ciders with food.||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||669: An Award-Winning Duo: Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken||2018 Julia Child Award winners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken talk about their partnership and the changing face of the American food world.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||640: Iconic Desserts||Stella Parks on desserts, Leslie Pariseau on goddess pilgrimage, Adam Federman on Patience Gray, ATK on Boston cream pie, and Lisa Mendelson on halva||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Beer Hacks||Ben Robinson's creative work-arounds for getting beer cold quickly, opening without an opener, and glassware suggestions based on serving temperature.||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||668: Edna Lewis, an American Original||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.||10/4/2018||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||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Wine Headaches||Food science writer Dr. Nadia Berenstein looks at the chemical compounds that could cause you to have a wicked headache when drinking wine.||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||667: Taking Care||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.||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||639: Filipino Food||Inside the food of the Philippines with Amy Besa, King & Emma Phojanakong, Chad Valencia, Jessica Hagedorn, Joanne Boston, and America's Test Kitchen||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Preserving the Taste of Summer||Food preservationist extraordinaire Marisa McClellan shares scaled-down canning projects to help capture and keep the flavors of summer.||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||666: In Jacques Pépin's Kitchen||Francis meets up with Chef Jacques Pépin in his home kitchen to talk career, life, and the magic of instant-cured gravlax.||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||638: The Future of Urban Farming||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||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Eating Summer: Tomatoes and Watermelon||As summer comes to an end, Southern chef Vivian Howard shares some of her favorite ways to cook and preserve watermelon and tomatoes.||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||665: How Bees Made What We Eat||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||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||636: Peppers, Onions & Butter||Maricel Presilla on chili peppers, America's Test Kitchen on Colorado Green Chile, Alex Halberstadt on butter, Kate Winslow on Onions||8/16/2018||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.