The Splendid Table

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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


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 everything from the global appeal of sesame to the impact of Instagram on everyday eating. It’s a food show where everyone is welcome. Produced by American Public Media.

Episode Date
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.

May 13, 2022
756: Up Close with Evan Kleiman, Host of Good Food

This week, we talk to the pioneering food  radio personality Evan Kleiman host of our other favorite food radio show, Good Food from KCRW 

May 06, 2022
694: Japanese home cooking with Ivan Orkin and Chris Ying

We are talking about Japanese home cooking this week, and not ramen or sushi! Think curry, omelets, and quick fried noodles. Tomoko Imade Dyen, culinary director of Japan House in Los Angeles, shares the everyday foods enjoyed by Japanese families. Sonoko Sakai, author of Japanese Home Cooking, tells us about the origins of the Japanese curry everyone makes at home. Ivan Orkin and Chris Ying (The Gaijin Cookbook) give us a lesson in Japanese kid-food, and chef Shintaro Okuda, of NYC's Bar Moga, teaches us how to make the delicious fried rice omelet, omurice.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • October 18, 2019 (originally aired)

  • November 13, 2020 (rebroadcast)

Apr 29, 2022
Check out: Borderline Salty

This week, we're sharing a trailer for Borderline Salty, a new weekly call-in food podcast from Pineapple Street Studios, hosted by two of our friends, Carla Lalli Music, and Rick Martinez. They'll share their latest ingredient obsessions, give you their hot takes on the latest food trends, and bring you their kitchen nightmare stories. Whether you’re still finding your way in the kitchen or have been cooking for years, this show has something for everyone. New episodes come out weekly — wherever you get your podcasts. 

Apr 26, 2022
755: Special Sauce with René Redzepi, Diep Tran, and Khushbu Shah

This week, we dive into the sauces that will elevate your everyday dishes with chef René Redzepi, cookbook author Diep Tran, & journalist Khushbu Shah

Apr 22, 2022
733: Food Beyond Borders With Yasmin Khan and Reem Kassis

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

Apr 15, 2022
732: Real world seafood cooking with Genevieve Ko and Jennifer Bushman

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

Apr 08, 2022
754: Spring Cookbook Season

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This week, we’re celebrating the cookbooks of Spring 2022! We talk with British chef Asma Khan about her latest book, Ammu. The book is an homage to her mother and she walks us through her childhood eating, imagine the aroma of pakoras (onion fritters) frying during monsoon season in India! Then, we chat with Rick Martinez about his latest book, Mi Cocina and his decision to move to Mexico City to connect with his culture. He leaves us with a delicious recipe for Ceviche de Camarón y Leche de Coco (Raw shrimp and watermelon tossed with coconut milk and lime juice). We talk to Reem Assil, author of the book Arabiyya , Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora about Arab bread and  why she considers it the foundation of Arab cuisine. Then, Jess Damuck gives us tips to ensure the perfect salad every time, her latest book is Salad Freak.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • April 1, 2022 (originally aired)

Apr 01, 2022
731: The Shape of Pasta

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 different pasta shapes in front of a live audience. Then, we talk to Dan about his years-long quest to create his very own pasta shape, cascatelli. And then a true pasta obsessive, Chef Douglass Williams of MIDA in Boston, is in-house to help Francis take your pasta questions.

Mar 25, 2022
753: An Homage to the Refrigerator

This week, it’s the magical, life-changing appliance that you already have the refrigerator with Historian Jonathan Rees & Cooks Illustrated Editor in Chief, Dan Souza

Mar 18, 2022
730: Vegetarian Cooking with Deborah Madison

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

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • March 5, 2021 (originally aired)

  • March 11, 2022 (rebroadcast)

Mar 11, 2022
752: Hands-On Cooking with Maneet Chauhan & Dawn Perry, and introducing Jesse Sparks, host of The One Recipe

Chef Maneet Chauhan and cookbook author Dawn Perry talk hands-on cooking and we introduce our new podcast, The One Recipe & its host, Jesse Sparks 

Mar 04, 2022
729: Saving Chinatown with Grace Young

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 save Chinese restaurants in the age of Covid.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • February 19, 2021 (originally aired)

  • February 25, 2022 (rebroadcast)

Feb 25, 2022
Introducing The One Recipe

Senior Editor at Eater, Jesse Sparks, talks to chefs and cooks from all over the world about their one go-to recipe and the story behind it. The team at APM Studios’ The Splendid Table proudly presents The One Recipe which premieres March 8!

Feb 22, 2022
751: Saving Rare Foods with Dan Saladino and M. Karlos Baca

This week, we talk to BBC Food journalist Dan Saladino about how saving endangered foods might save the world and indigenous foods activist Karlos Baca

Feb 18, 2022
728: Coffee & Toast with Cheryl Day and Nick Cho

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

Feb 11, 2022
750: Cooking Winter Vegetables with Hetty McKinnon and Amanda Cohen

This week, we get into cooking with winter vegetables with Hetty McKinnon, author of To Asia, With Love and Chef Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy 

Feb 04, 2022
727: Cooking by Feel with Vivian Howard & Nik Sharma

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

Jan 29, 2022
749: The Magnificent Mushroom

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

Jan 21, 2022
726: Soup’s On with Jenn Louis

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 store-bought chicken stock.

Jan 14, 2022
748: Dr. Jessica B. Harris Special

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.

Jan 07, 2022
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.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • December 28, 2018 (originally aired)

  • January 3, 2020 (rebroadcast)

  • December 31, 2021 (rebroadcast)

Dec 31, 2021
725: Welcoming the Holidays with Ina Garten

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 of her favorite Genius recipes of the year.

Dec 24, 2021
Our Holiday Special with Von Diaz, Vallery Lomas, and Ada Limón

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

Dec 17, 2021
724: The Power of Smell with Harold McGee

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

Dec 10, 2021
746: A Guide to Holiday Gifting and Hosting

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

Dec 03, 2021