The Splendid Table

By American Public Media

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 Feb 12, 2019

 Feb 9, 2019
Love this podcast. Best thing to listen while doing anything, everything, and nothing. I find listening to folks who love all aspects of food and cooking to be the best way to relax. The joy you hear in their voice is infectious -Thanks

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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.

Episode Date
680: The Sharpest Tools
This week, it’s all about surprising stories behind the little tools in your kitchen.
Mar 22, 2019
654: The Oyster King and the Seagull Test
Let’s dive into oysters: we’ll talk about how they’re grown, the history of a surprising oyster king, shucking with a pro, and grief in a half shell.
Mar 15, 2019
Cooking Scallops
Molly Birnbaum (America's Test Kitchen) explains that sourcing the right scallop is as important as how you cook it.
Mar 12, 2019
679: Four Persian Cooks
It’s the food of Persia with conversations about fresh herbs, tahdig, a classic fish stew, modern Iranian cuisine, and the Persian pantry.
Mar 08, 2019
652: Good News for Chicken & Post-Wildfire Foraging
Maryn McKenna on Big Chicken, Pascal Baudar on foraging, Barton Seaver on fish, ATK on charred beet salad, Alpana Singh on Master Sommelier exam
Mar 01, 2019
Vietnamese Food Any Day
Best-selling cookbook author Andrea Nguyen weighs in on some surprising ingredients you might not associate with Vietnamese food.
Feb 26, 2019
678: Say Cheese!
We step behind the scenes at The Cheesemonger Invitational, then go deep into the world of cheese with experts Greselda Powell and Tia Keenan.
Feb 22, 2019
651: Eating in the Instagram Era
We look at food and identity through the lenses of social media, Instant Pot/multicookers, social protest, rediscovered roots, and shopping behavior
Feb 15, 2019
The Power of Scent
Artisan perfumer Mandy Aftel uses her deep knowledge of essential oils to reveal the secret life of scent in creative cooking.
Feb 12, 2019
677: Do We All Eat the Same?
We look at foods that connect us, the loss of lunchtime, the culture of insect eating, and a burger that is not served your way.
Feb 08, 2019
650: The Art of the Sandwich
Turning the sandwich, a workday workhorse, into a work of art
Feb 01, 2019
History of Sauces
Food historian Maryann Tebben discusses the past, present and future of sauces.
Jan 29, 2019
676: Daily Bread
From biscuits to bagels, Ethiopian injera to Nordic flatbreads, we explore some of the great breads baked worldwide.
Jan 25, 2019
649: Behind the Restaurant
The complicated community of restaurants and their people.
Jan 18, 2019
Green Soup for the Winter Blues
Long, gray winter got you down? Find some seasonal relief in this warm, colorful soup recipe from Anna Thomas.
Jan 15, 2019
675: The Food of Thailand
Explore the regional flavors of Thailand and learn why there are so many Thai restaurants in the U.S. Plus, lessons on curry paste and coconut milk.
Jan 11, 2019
647: Mexican Food in America
Jorge Gaviria on tortillas, Steve Alvarez on Mexington, ATK on chilaquiles, Wesley Avila on tacos, Fany Gerson on flan, the importance of Mitla Cafe
Jan 04, 2019
Chefs, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll
Food writer Andrew Friedman celebrates the free spirits and misfits who started the the American restaurant revolution.
Jan 01, 2019
674: Hanging Out with Mike Solomonov
Francis Lam and renowned chef Michael Solomonov get to the soul of Israeli food, swap disaster stories and tag team calls from listeners.
Dec 28, 2018
644: The Power of Invitation
Carla Capalbo on Georgian supra, Justin Spring on pot au feu, America's Test Kitchen's favorite kitchen tools, and the positive power of invitation
Dec 21, 2018
Eating Italy: A Holiday Menu
Italian food expert Jack Bishop (America’s Test Kitchen) takes us to Italy with an authentic holiday menu featuring six regionally inspired dishes.
Dec 18, 2018
673: How Chefs Holiday at Home
Bring on the holidays with dishes from chefs Matty Matheson, Christina Tosi and Victor Albisu. Plus, the story of the ultimate golden gift.
Dec 14, 2018
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
Dec 07, 2018
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.
Dec 04, 2018
672: Holiday Warm-Up
We prepare for the holidays with stuffed potato pancakes, Indian American comfort food, and some great reasons to drink Champagne.
Nov 30, 2018
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
Nov 23, 2018