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The Splendid Table

American Public Media

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.

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.

Location:

Saint Paul, MN

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

480 Cedar Street St. Paul, MN 55101 1-800 537 5252


Episodes

732: Real world seafood cooking with Genevieve Ko and Jennifer Bushman

4/9/2021
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

Duration:00:52:53

647: Mexican Food in America

3/26/2021
Jorge Gaviria on tortillas, Steve Alvarez on Mexington, ATK on chilaquiles, Wesley Avila on tacos, Fany Gerson on flan, the importance of Mitla Cafe Broadcast dates for this episode: January 12, 2018 (originally aired) January 4, 2019 (rebroadcast) March 26, 2021 (rebroadcast)

Duration:00:52:55

731: The Shape of Pasta

3/19/2021
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.

Duration:00:54:02

703: Spring Cookbook Picks

3/12/2021
From baking and Cajun cuisine to vegetarian and historically inspired Mughal dishes, we talk with the authors of four wonderful new cookbooks. Broadcast dates for this episode: March 13, 2020 (originally aired) March 12, 2021 (rebroadcast)

Duration:00:52:33

730: Vegetarian Cooking with Deborah Madison

3/5/2021
This week, we spend an hour with Deborah Madison, the legendary chef and cookbook author who helped revolutionize vegetarian cuisine in America.

Duration:00:52:13

702: Food and Marriage

2/26/2021
Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Pandora This episode is all about food... and marriage. We’ve an international love story built around Bosnian food with the couple behind Balkan Treat Box. We get dumpling and relationship advice from a long-married Uzbek couple, Damira Inatullaeva and Sahib Aminov. We’ve a story from writer Michaele Weissman about discovering that the key to understanding her husband is in the rye bread he loves. And, we sit down with...

Duration:00:53:01

729: Saving Chinatown with Grace Young

2/19/2021
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.

Duration:00:50:34

701: The Culture of Drinking

2/12/2021
We look at the world of drinking with a secret barrel room, the spiritual side of mezcal, the language of wine, and the trend of being sober curious. Broadcast dates for this episode: February 14, 2020 (originally aired) February 12, 2021 (rebroadcast)

Duration:00:51:48

728: Coffee & Toast with Cheryl Day and Nick Cho

2/5/2021
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

Duration:00:54:09

700: Eating Canadian - Live from Hot Docs Podcast Festival

1/29/2021
This week’s show was recorded live at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival in Toronto. Francis and his team of intrepid eaters tackle a tantalizing question: what makes Canada so delicious? Guests include Matty “The Flavor Lord” Matheson (Just a Dash); Greater Toronto Area food, drink and travel writer Suresh Doss; and New York Times food columnist and host of our Weeknight Kitchen podcast Melissa Clark, who impresses everyone with her quick thinking in a game of Stump the Cook. Broadcast dates...

Duration:00:52:19

727: Cooking by Feel with Vivian Howard & Nik Sharma

1/22/2021
Vivian Howard, star of A Chef's Life, and the scientist-turned-cook, Nik Sharma, talk about applying intuition to their recipes.

Duration:00:50:26

697: Cold Weather Cooking

1/15/2021
Cold weather cooking to carry us through the winter from Alissa Timoshkina, Maangchi, Tyler Kord, Andy Baraghani and Paul Kahan.

Duration:00:51:30

726: Soup’s On with Jenn Louis

1/8/2021
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.

Duration:00:52:37

695: Sean Brock is Still Learning About Southern Food

1/1/2021
We spend an hour with one of the great champions of Southern foodways, award-winning chef Sean Brock. Raised in rural Virginia, Sean has spent 20 years highlighting the unique culinary characteristics of the South. He is the author of the best-selling book, Heritage, and the newly published, South. Francis talks with Sean about microregional cuisines of the South, the importance of curiosity in the kitchen, and how he survived workaholism. Broadcast dates for this episode: November 1, 2019...

Duration:00:52:40

698: A Holiday Jubilee with Toni Tipton-Martin and Questlove

12/25/2020
Festive discussions of celebration, community, and cooking with Questlove, Toni Tipton-Martin, Raquel Pelzel, and Claudia Fleming. Broadcast dates for this episode: December 20, 2019 (originally aired) December 25, 2020 (rebroadcast)

Duration:00:55:13

725: Welcoming the Holidays with Ina Garten

12/18/2020
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.

Duration:00:54:50

644: The Power of Invitation with Melissa Clark and Friends

12/11/2020
Carla Capalbo traveled extensively throughout the nation of Georgia gathering stories and recipes for her gorgeous new book, Tasting Georgia. She explains to Francis Lam the many dishes you're likely to find on a Georgian feast table, and some of the rituals you can expect to take part in. The French dish of pot au feu is an easy, homey one-pot dish that can be made while hosting a party or doing other chores around the house. Justin Spring is the author of The Gourmands' Way; he talks with...

Duration:00:53:37

724: The Power of Smell with Harold McGee

12/4/2020
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

Duration:00:53:55

696: Discovering Thanksgiving with Four American Chefs

11/27/2020
This year’s Thanksgiving show celebrates with some of America’s great foreign-born chefs: Ann Kim, Hugo Ortega, Miroslav Uskokovic and Maneet Chauhan. All four chefs have their stories and recipes included in the wonderful new book, A Place at the Table: New American Recipes from the Nation's Top Foreign-Born Chefs, from the Vilcek Foundation, a group dedicated to raising awareness of immigrant contributions in American and fostering appreciation of the arts and sciences. Broadcast dates...

Duration:00:53:37