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The Splendid Table

Sundays at 12:00 p.m.
  • Hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper

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 Lynne Rossetto Kasper 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.

Diana Henry on Oven Cooking

Oct 8, 2019

As we move into fall, our pull to the oven grows stronger. Cooking in the oven is not only soul-warming, but it happens to be a real time-saver. Food writer Diana Henry has spent nearly two decades traveling across the globe for culinary inspiration. However, inspiration for the recipes for her latest book, From the Oven to the Tablebegan much closer to home -- with her oven.

Favorite Fall Cookbooks

Oct 4, 2019

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

Enter to win Made in Mexico cookbook by Danny Mena

Oct 1, 2019

October 2019 Giveaway

Whoopi Goldberg: The Unqualified Hostess

Sep 24, 2019

When you think about Whoopi Goldberg, you likely think of her as an actor, entertainer and television host. But what you probably don’t know about Whoopi is that she is a passionate hostess who takes the art of setting the table and entertaining very serious. Her new book, Whoopi Goldberg: The Unqualified Hostess, is full of creative tablescapes and suggestions for making people feel welcome in your home.

Whoopi Goldberg: The Unqualified Hostess

Sep 24, 2019

When you think about Whoopi Goldberg, you likely think of her as an actor, entertainer and television host. But what you probably don’t know about Whoopi is that she is a passionate hostess who takes the art of setting the table and entertaining very serious. Her new book, Whoopi Goldberg: The Unqualified Hostess, is full of creative tablescapes and suggestions for making people feel welcome in your home.

Passing the Torch

Sep 20, 2019

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 talks with Soleil Ho, the new restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, about stepping into big shoes. Peach farmers Mas and Nikiko Masumoto talk about what it is like for them to pass the farm from father to daughter. Bricia Lopez tells us about taking over the family restaurant when her parents returned to Mexico.

Melissa comes home to an empty refrigerator save for eggs, scallions and some sad sage and ends up showing us an amazing recipe and technique for Olive Oil Fried Eggs with Scallions, Sage and Turkish Red Pepper.

Invigorating Israeli Cooking

Sep 10, 2019

Adeena Sussman is one of those food writers who immerses themselves into a subject. To say she is enamored of Middle Eastern food, flavors and culture may be an understatement. An American who visited Israel regularly throughout her life, Adeena decided to make Tel Aviv her home in 2015. She has a great gift for teaching others how to embrace the flavors of Israeli cuisine by using border-crossing kitchen staples like tahini, sumac, silan, harissa and za’ater. Her newest cookbook, Sababa: Fresh Sunny Flavors from My Israeli Kitchen, focus solely on Israeli food.

Caterers - The Unsung Heroes of Cooking

Sep 6, 2019

We dive into the wild world and chaotic career of catering! Matt and Ted Lee share tales from inside the food world’s riskiest business. Food historian Michael Twitty tells us about the underappreciated role of caterers in Black food history. Francis swaps catering horror stories with Beard Award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi (2019 Rising Star Chef award). And, America’s Test Kitchen brings us the tools and recipes we need to cook for a crowd at home; check out the recipes below.

 

In this episode, Melissa explains why the sheet pan is a game-changer for home cooks. Sheet pan dinners are the crispy-lover’s version of one-pot cooking. Melissa brings us her delicious and simple recipe for Harissa Chicken with Leeks, Potatoes & Yogurt, plus a magic sauce that can be used on virtually anything and tells us about her very favorite tool.

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