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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

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

Turkey Confidential with Jacques Pepin, Samin Nosrat and More

11/26/2020
Francis Lam hosts the 2020 pre-recorded edition of our popular Thanksgiving show. Francis is joined by special guests Samin Nosrat, Chef Michael Solomonov, Jacques Pépin, Nora McInerny, and Sohla El-Waylly to answer your pre-recorded questions. Broadcast dates for this episode: November 26, 2020

Duration:01:56:00

723: Global Thanksgiving with Hawa Hassan and Andrea Nguyen

11/20/2020
This week, we’ve stories of how Thanksgiving looks for Americans from all over the world - Vietnam, Mexico, and Somalia. And America’s Test Kitchen helps us downsize this years menu.

Duration:00:50:54

694: Japanese home cooking with Ivan Orkin and Chris Ying

11/13/2020
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...

Duration:00:55:11

722: Staying Close, Even When Distant with Sam Sanders and more

11/6/2020
We’re working on connecting this week with advice from Sam Sanders on making real conversation, food gifting with Deb Perelman, and the art of gathering with Priya Parker.

Duration:00:55:02

Favorite Fall Cookbooks

10/30/2020
This week we’re all about the new fall cookbook releases and we talk to some of our favorite authors who wrote them: Danny Mena (Made in Mexico), Evan Funke (American Sfoglino), Joanne Chang (Pastry Love), Chris Shepherd, (Cook Like a Local), and T.J. Smith and Kami Ahrens (editors of the newest edition of The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery). Broadcast dates for this episode: October 4, 2019 (originally aired) October 30, 2020 (rebroadcast)

Duration:00:55:13

An Award-Winning Duo: Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken

10/23/2020
2018 Julia Child Award winners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken talk about their partnership and the changing face of the American food world. Broadcast dates for this episode: October 19, 2018 (originally aired) October 11, 2019 (rebroadcast) October 23, 2020 (rebroadcast)

Duration:00:52:58

721: Let's talk Chinese American Food

10/16/2020
Chef Lucas Sin talks about the evolution of Chinese food & we meet the Ng family, beloved restaurateurs of Kansas City's Bo Lings.

Duration:00:54:39

Passing the Torch

10/9/2020
On family farms, in restaurants, and in food writing, what happens when one generation passes the work to the next? Best-selling author and restaurant critic Ruth Reichl (Save Me the Plums) talks with Soleil Ho, the new restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, about stepping into big shoes. Peach farmers Mas and Nikiko Masumoto (The Perfect Peach, Changing Season)talk about what it is like for them to pass the farm from father to daughter. Bricia Lopez (Oaxaca) tells us about...

Duration:00:54:58

720: Dads and Kids: J. Kenji López-Alt, David Chang, & Chris Ying

10/2/2020
J. Kenji López-Alt answers your kid-related cooking questions, and David Chang and Chris Ying talk about cooking for their toughest critics.

Duration:00:50:20

Caterers - The Unsung Heroes of Cooking

9/25/2020
Go beyond the pipe and drape, deep into the intense world of catering with Matt and Ted Lee, Michael Twitty, Kwame Onwuachi, and America’s Test Kitchen.

Duration:00:49:58

Confessions of Culinary Superfans

9/18/2020
Who do you admire? Preston Clark on Patrick Clark, Shauna Sever on Maida Heatter, Melissa Clark on Marcella Hazan, and Pati Jinich on Joan Nathan.

Duration:00:50:06

719: Back to Baking with Lisa Donovan and Anissa Helou

9/11/2020
Here’s hoping that the heat of summer is behind us as we fire up our ovens with baking experts from the American South and the Middle East

Duration:00:53:33

Traveling to Eat

9/4/2020
Francis Lam and guests explore the cuisines of the Black Sea, Thailand, Haiti, Milwaukee, and beyond.

Duration:00:53:53

718: Things You’ve Gotta Try

8/28/2020
From what to really dunk your Oreos in to a West African super-grain, canned wine, and an all-day ratatouille recipe, we talk things you’ve got to try.

Duration:00:53:01

Mothers & Daughters

8/21/2020
Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Pandora This week are celebrating mothers and daughters in all kinds of ways. We eavesdrop in the kitchen with Priya and Ritu Krishna, authors of Indian (-ish). Chef Asma Khan shows us the real edges of her own family and the family she’s made at her London restaurant Darjeeling Express. Chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales, author of Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking, talks about the influence her mother still wields in her...

Duration:00:49:39

717: Summer Kitchens

8/14/2020
We talk cooking cool (or not cooking at all) with The New Yorker’s Helen Rosner and learn about the literal summer kitchens of Ukraine.

Duration:00:49:38

How Bees Made What We Eat

8/7/2020
This week is all about bees. We talk to Thor Hanson, author of Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees, about the importance of bees to our food supply, as well as their connection to the evolution of plants and humans. Francis Lam gets the story of Brooklyn’s red bees and other urban tales of beekeeping from Andrew Coté. Bridget Lancaster, host of America’s Test Kitchen, has flavorful tips for cooking with honey. And bee researcher Bernardo Niño discusses what makes a healthy bee colony and...

Duration:00:54:13

716: Farm, Garden, Cook

7/31/2020
Thanks to the farmers and gardeners who are keeping us well-fed this summer. This week, we talk to farmer/activist Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm, and chef/farmer Abra Berens.

Duration:00:52:39

661: Summer Cookout

7/24/2020
Light up and get your grill on with inspired sauces and sides, and foolproof techniques for both your fire and your food.

Duration:00:54:11