The Splendid Table

By American Public Media

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 Feb 12, 2019

 Feb 9, 2019
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

 Aug 3, 2018

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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 Francis Lam 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.

Episode Date
659: Vegging Out
The cultural (and family) politics of vegetarianism, new techniques and better planning for cooking veggies, and essential vegan dishes from Vedge.
May 24, 2019
Cooking with Maple Syrup
Beth Dooley and Mette Nielson revel in the magic of maple syrup for recipes both sweet and savory.
May 21, 2019
684: Food & Mental Health
The impact of food and food culture on mental health with personal stories from David McMillan, Stephanie Covington Armstrong, and Virgie Tovar.
May 17, 2019
658: Nigella Lawson Defends the Honor of Home Cooking
Food world superstar Nigella Lawson embraces the pleasure of home cooking, speaks against food elitism, and approaches cookbooks like conversations
May 10, 2019
At the Intersection of Food and Mental Health
Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey talks about his research on the connection between food, brain function, and mental health.
May 07, 2019
683: Mothers & Daughters
It’s the real-life relationships between mothers and daughters, playing out in the kitchen.
May 03, 2019
657: The Philly Special
Francis Lam live on stage with three of Philadelphia’s best chefs: Ange Branca, Eli Kulp and Mike Solomonov.
Apr 26, 2019
Chetna's Healthy Indian
Cookbook author Chetna Makan shares a never-ending variety of light and refreshing foods from Indian cuisine.
Apr 23, 2019
682: Kwame Onwuachi - Notes from a Young Black Chef
Francis Lam spends the hour with chef Kwame Onwuachi to talk about his lifelong love of food and challenges he's faced in the culinary world.
Apr 19, 2019
656: The Opposite of Locavore
What does it mean to be a food pilgrim versus food tourist? We consider the cultural ramifications of food travel and foods with multinational roots.
Apr 12, 2019
Cooking with Scraps
Mads Refslund and Tama Matsuoka Wong encourage 'trash cooking,' where food waste is given new life as ingredients for innovative dishes.
Apr 09, 2019
681: Burrito Royalty, Kitchens in Palestine & the Food of Nigeria
We go inside the kitchens of Palestine, look at the diversity of Nigerian cuisine, meet frozen burrito royalty, and find out what’s up with bowl food.
Apr 05, 2019
655: The Seeds of Flavor
Celebrate spring with seeds that create new flavors -- and change lives. Plus, one-bottle cocktails and unexpected ways to cook spring vegetables.
Mar 29, 2019
Essential Chinese Cooking Techniques
Self-described tech geek turned chef/food writer Kian Lam Kho discusses Chinese cooking methods: stir-frying, red cooking, braising, and smoking.
Mar 26, 2019
680: The Sharpest Tools
This week, it’s all about surprising stories behind the little tools in your kitchen.
Mar 22, 2019
654: The Oyster King and the Seagull Test
Let’s dive into oysters: we’ll talk about how they’re grown, the history of a surprising oyster king, shucking with a pro, and grief in a half shell.
Mar 15, 2019
Cooking Scallops
Molly Birnbaum (America's Test Kitchen) explains that sourcing the right scallop is as important as how you cook it.
Mar 12, 2019
679: Four Persian Cooks
It’s the food of Persia with conversations about fresh herbs, tahdig, a classic fish stew, modern Iranian cuisine, and the Persian pantry.
Mar 08, 2019
652: Good News for Chicken & Post-Wildfire Foraging
Maryn McKenna on Big Chicken, Pascal Baudar on foraging, Barton Seaver on fish, ATK on charred beet salad, Alpana Singh on Master Sommelier exam
Mar 01, 2019
Vietnamese Food Any Day
Best-selling cookbook author Andrea Nguyen weighs in on some surprising ingredients you might not associate with Vietnamese food.
Feb 26, 2019
678: Say Cheese!
We step behind the scenes at The Cheesemonger Invitational, then go deep into the world of cheese with experts Greselda Powell and Tia Keenan.
Feb 22, 2019
651: Eating in the Instagram Era
We look at food and identity through the lenses of social media, Instant Pot/multicookers, social protest, rediscovered roots, and shopping behavior
Feb 15, 2019
The Power of Scent
Artisan perfumer Mandy Aftel uses her deep knowledge of essential oils to reveal the secret life of scent in creative cooking.
Feb 12, 2019
677: Do We All Eat the Same?
We look at foods that connect us, the loss of lunchtime, the culture of insect eating, and a burger that is not served your way.
Feb 08, 2019
650: The Art of the Sandwich
Turning the sandwich, a workday workhorse, into a work of art
Feb 01, 2019
History of Sauces
Food historian Maryann Tebben discusses the past, present and future of sauces.
Jan 29, 2019