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.

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774: On the Road – Hawaii with Chefs Sheldon Simeon, Ed Kenney, Robynne Maii and More!

This week, we’re bringing you a live show we recorded in Hawaii about the incredible food culture with Chefs Sheldon Simeon, Ed Kenney, Robynne Maii and more!

Feb 03, 2023
748: Dr. Jessica B. Harris

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 27, 2023
773: Happy Lunar New Year!

This week, we’re celebrating Lunar New Year with Sarah & Kaitlin Leung from the Woks of Life, Vietnamese icon Andrea Nguyen, & Korean chef Hooni Kim

Jan 20, 2023
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 13, 2023
772: On the Curry Trail with Raghavan Iyer

This week, it's an hour-long special featuring the iconic writer and teacher Raghavan Iyer, author of the forthcoming book, On The Curry Trail

Jan 06, 2023
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.

Dec 30, 2022
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 23, 2022
771: Holiday Cookbooks 2022

This week, it's cookbooks we're excited about! From Sri Lankan cuisine, to classic British cooking,  to a how-to vinegar guide  to Amish Soul Food 

Dec 16, 2022
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 09, 2022
770: British Cooks Prue Leith & Nigella Lawson

This week we’re talking to restaurateur and writer Prue Leith of The Great British Baking Show & Nigella Lawson with her latest book Cook, Eat, Repeat.

Dec 02, 2022
745: Thanksgiving with Rodney Scott, Nik Sharma, Genevieve Ko, and Eric Wareheim

We’re getting you all set up for Thanksgiving this week with our friends, Rodney Scott, Nik Sharma, Genevieve Ko, and Eric Wareheim

Nov 25, 2022
Turkey Confidential with Rick Martinez, Maneet Chauhan, Claire Saffitz, and Jesse Sparks

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Francis Lam hosts the 2022 pre-recorded edition of our popular Thanksgiving show. Francis is joined by special guests Claire Saffitz, author of Dessert Person, Rick Martinez author of Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico, Chef, and Chopped judge Maneet Chauhanand our very own Jesse Sparks, host of The One Recipe podcast to answer Thanksgiving questions.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • November 24, 2022

Nov 24, 2022
769: Thanksgiving with Vivian Howard and Priya Parker

This week, we’re getting ready for Thanksgiving with Star of A Chef’s Life, Vivian Howard, and the expert on gatherings, Priya Parker.

Nov 18, 2022
744: Secretly Simple Desserts with Anne Byrn, Dave Beran, Aran Goyoaga, & Paola Velez

This week, we’ve surprisingly simple desserts with amazing bakers & chefs, Anne Byrn, Dave Beran, Aran Goyoaga, & Paola Velez

Nov 11, 2022
768: Hands On Cooking and Hosting with Sohla & Ham El-Waylly and Restaurateur Will Guidara

This week, Chefs Sohla and Ham El-Waylly, answer your cooking questions, and restaurateur Will Guidara joins us with advice on how to be a great host

Nov 04, 2022
743: Baking with Dorie Greenspan and Everything Grains with Abra Berens

We’re baking with national treasure Dorie Greenspan and we dive deep into the beauty of grains and beans with Abra Berens author of Grist.

Oct 28, 2022
767: Asian Vegan cooking with Hannah Che and Chef Danny Bowien

This week, we’re getting deep into the incredibly soulful world of vegan cooking with Hannah Che and Chef Danny Bowien

Oct 21, 2022
742: Fall Cookbook Lineup

We talk with the authors of some of our favorite fall cookbooks: Mooncakes & Milk Bread, Gastro Obscura, Flavors of the Sun, and Sandor Katz’s Fermentation Journeys.

Oct 14, 2022
766: Honoring Family and Heritage with Linda Ronstadt and Natalia Molina

This week, it’s stories from, and about, two Mexican American icons, Linda Ronstadt and Natalia Molina

Oct 07, 2022
741: Pizza: Origin, Culture and Making It with Nathan Myhrvold

It's all about pizza this week with Nathan Myhrvold, founder of Modernist Cuisine and our Family Kitchen Segment with Journalist, Liana Aghajanian

Sep 30, 2022
765: French Home Cooking and Baking with Jacques Pépin and Aleksandra Crapanzano

This week, we're getting deep into two staples of French cuisine, chicken, and cake, with Jacques Pépin and Aleksandra Crapanzano

Sep 23, 2022
740: Back To The Kitchen with Farideh Sadeghin and Soleil Ho

We’re back in the kitchen and getting cooking inspiration from VICE’s Farideh Sadeghin and we talk to SF Chronicle’s restaurant critic Soleil Ho about the future of restaurants

Sep 16, 2022
764: Women Brewers

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This week, we're exploring the history of women and beermaking. First, Theresa McCulla, curator of The Smithsonian's American Brewing History Initiative, explains why beer is a great lens to examine American history and shares the story of Patsy Young, an early American brewer and fugitive from slavery. Then, Atinuke Akintola Diver talks about her feature-length documentary This Belongs to Us, which follows Black women brewers in the American south and finally, beer Journalist Stephanie Grant of Good Beer Hunting shares her favorite beer and food pairings. You can find her newsletter, The Share, here and on Substack. 

Sep 09, 2022
739: Chef Martin Yan’s Culinary Journey

We’re spending this episode with the iconic Martin Yan, the groundbreaking star of Yan Can Cook.

Sep 02, 2022
763: Home Food with Chef Vishwesh Bhatt & Masa with Jorge Gaviria

This week, we’re talking to James Beard award-winning Chef Vishwesh Bhatt, and Masienda Founder Jorge Gaviria

Aug 26, 2022
662: Pepper Party

Things get spicy when we look at the wide world of chili peppers and how they're enjoyed raw, cooked, powdered, and blended into sauces.

Aug 19, 2022