The Splendid Table

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 Feb 12, 2019

Vanitha
 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

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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.

Episode Date
Confessions of Culinary Superfans
00:50:06

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.

Sep 18, 2020
719: Back to Baking with Lisa Donovan and Anissa Helou
00:50:28

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 

Sep 11, 2020
Traveling to Eat
00:49:46

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

Sep 04, 2020
718: Things You’ve Gotta Try
00:49:23

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. 

Aug 28, 2020
Mothers & Daughters
00:49:39

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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 kitchen. And, Molly Birnbaum of America’s Test Kitchen Kids brings us her magical ways with small cooks and eaters in training.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • May 3, 2019 (originally aired)

  • August 21, 2020 (rebroadcast)

Aug 21, 2020
717: Summer Kitchens
00:49:38

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.

Aug 14, 2020
How Bees Made What We Eat
00:50:23

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 takes us inside the mysterious of colony collapse disorder. Francis also talks with listeners about using and preserving habanero peppers, and why cocoa powder is often included in Sicilian caponata recipes.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • August 24, 2018 (originally aired)

  • August 16, 2019 (rebroadcast)

  • August 07, 2020 (rebroadcast)

Aug 07, 2020
716: Farm, Garden, Cook
00:50:14

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.

Jul 31, 2020
661: Summer Cookout
00:50:14
Light up and get your grill on with inspired sauces and sides, and foolproof techniques for both your fire and your food.
Jul 24, 2020
715: Tasting the Nation with Padma Lakshmi
00:49:37
Padma Lakshmi of Top Chef & Hulu’s Taste the Nation, talks about meeting cooks across our land, raising bicultural kids, and growing up in Queens.
Jul 17, 2020
662: Pepper Party
00:49:19
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.
Jul 10, 2020
714: A Carla Hall 4th of July
00:49:00
Who better to bring us fresh ideas for cooking through the long weekend than the delightful Carla Hall?
Jul 03, 2020
659: Vegging Out
00:49:49
The cultural (and family) politics of vegetarianism, new techniques and better planning for cooking veggies, and essential vegan dishes from Vedge.
Jun 26, 2020
713: Light Up Your Grill
00:50:15
Get grilling with Hmong Chef Yia Vang, vegetable whisperer Chef Ashley Christensen and best-selling grilling author John "Doc" Willoughby.
Jun 19, 2020
668: Edna Lewis, an American Original
00:49:40
We honor chef, writer, and activist Edna Lewis, who was born in a village of freed slaves and helped change the course of American cuisine.
Jun 12, 2020
712: An Hour with Yotam Ottolenghi
00:49:37
Cookbook phenomenon Yotam Ottolenghi takes on your calls and talks tahini, feeding kids, and collaboration.
Jun 05, 2020
686: A Conversation with Madhur Jaffrey
00:49:26
We spend an afternoon with the illustrious and iconic Indian cookbook author and food writer Madhur Jaffrey.
May 29, 2020
711: How Restaurants are Dealing
00:50:08
San Francisco Chronicle’s Soleil Ho and chef Hugh Acheson talk about what's happening on the ground in restaurants, both the bad and the good.
May 22, 2020
666: In Jacques Pépin's Kitchen
00:50:05
Francis meets up with Chef Jacques Pépin in his home kitchen to talk career, life, and the magic of instant-cured gravlax.
May 15, 2020
710: Carla Lalli Music and Andrea Nguyen Take Your Calls
00:49:48
Francis Lam takes on tofu, unsalted butter, jam pies, and more with Carla Lalli Music (Bon Appétit) and Andrea Nguyen (Vietnamese Food Any Day).
May 08, 2020
709: Catching up with Lynne Rossetto Kasper
00:49:52
The founding host of The Splendid Table joins Francis Lam to talk about what she’s been up to since retiring and answer some great listener questions.
May 01, 2020
708: Two Bright Food Stars - Alison Roman and Kwame Onwuachi
00:50:28
Best-selling author Alison Roman and James Beard award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi join Francis Lam to take your calls.
Apr 24, 2020
707: Christina Tosi and Bryant Terry Answer Quarantine Cooking Questions
00:50:18
Baking expert Christina Tosi (Milk Bar) and veggie whisperer Bryant Terry (Vegetable Kingdom) join Francis Lam to take your calls.
Apr 17, 2020
706: Melissa Clark and Pati Jinich Answer Your Cooking Questions
00:49:47
Melissa Clark (The New York Times) and Pati Jinich (Pati's Mexican Table) join Francis Lam to consider your quarantine cooking questions.
Apr 10, 2020
705: Samin Nosrat Answers Your Cooking Questions
00:49:21
Samin Nosrat (Salt Fat Acid Heat) joins Francis Lam to answer some of your self-isolation cooking questions.
Apr 03, 2020
Podcast Extra: Slow Cooker Grains & Veggies
00:06:23
Slow cookers aren't just for large cuts of meat and chili. Faith Durand uses hers to cook all sorts of vegetarian dishes, from breakfast to dessert.
Apr 01, 2020
704: How to Shop and Eat Safely Now
00:50:03
Food science writer J. Kenji López-Alt on safe grocery shopping and how to handle take-out in the time of the coronavirus.
Mar 27, 2020
Podcast Extra: How to Make a Sourdough Starter
00:06:45
In this podcast extra we revisit making a sourdough starter with a couple of ingredients and the power of fermentation.
Mar 25, 2020
Podcast Extra: Freewheeling Salads
00:12:12
In this podcast extra it’s inspired salad thinking with vegetable genius Eileen Rosen, author of Saladish.
Mar 23, 2020
Podcast Extra: If You've Got Time... Caramelize Some Onions
00:08:08
We’ve a conversation about caramelized onions, and the zen-like beauty of making a large batch of them to help with meal prep.
Mar 21, 2020
680: The Sharpest Tools
00:50:09
This week, it’s all about surprising stories behind the little tools in your kitchen.
Mar 20, 2020
A Message from The Splendid Table
00:01:06
We want to help everyone during this difficult time. Please share your questions and ideas with us.
Mar 18, 2020
703: Spring Cookbook Picks
00:49:43
From baking and Cajun cuisine to vegetarian and historically inspired Mughal dishes, we talk with the authors of four wonderful new cookbooks.
Mar 13, 2020
679: Four Persian Cooks
00:49:56
It’s the food of Persia with conversations about fresh herbs, tahdig, a classic fish stew, modern Iranian cuisine, and the Persian pantry.
Mar 06, 2020
702: Food and Marriage
00:49:57
It’s all about couples and their foods, symbolic and delicious from dumplings to rye bread to beans.
Feb 28, 2020
678: Say Cheese!
00:50:25
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 21, 2020
701: The Culture of Drinking
00:50:32
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.
Feb 14, 2020
677: Do We All Eat the Same?
00:50:37
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 07, 2020
676: Daily Bread
00:49:53
From biscuits to bagels, Ethiopian injera to Nordic flatbreads, we explore some of the great breads baked worldwide.
Jan 31, 2020
700: Eating Canadian - Live from Hot Docs Podcast Festival
00:50:08
Live from Hot Docs Podcast Festival: Matty Matheson and Suresh Doss on eating Canadian, chef Joshna Maharaj challenges Melissa Clark in Stump the Cook
Jan 24, 2020
675: The Food of Thailand
00:49:34
Explore the regional flavors of Thailand and learn why there are so many Thai restaurants in the U.S. Plus, lessons on curry paste and coconut milk.
Jan 17, 2020
699: How Far Will You Go?
00:49:41
Food-obsessed chefs, photographers, and writers tell us about the lengths to which they will go in the name of passion and perfection.
Jan 10, 2020
674: Hanging Out with Mike Solomonov
00:50:10
Francis Lam and renowned chef Michael Solomonov get to the soul of Israeli food, swap disaster stories and tag team calls from listeners.
Jan 03, 2020
673: How Chefs Holiday at Home
00:49:27
Bring on the holidays with dishes from chefs Matty Matheson, Christina Tosi and Victor Albisu. Plus, the story of the ultimate golden gift.
Dec 27, 2019
698: A Holiday Jubilee
00:49:22
Festive discussions of celebration, community and cooking with Questlove, Toni Tipton-Martin, Raquel Pelzel, and Claudia Fleming.
Dec 20, 2019
672: Holiday Warm-Up
00:49:00
We prepare for the holidays with stuffed potato pancakes, Indian American comfort food, and some great reasons to drink Champagne.
Dec 13, 2019
697: Cold Weather Cooking
00:48:35
Cold weather cooking to carry us through the winter from Alissa Timoshkina, Maangchi, Tyler Kord, Andy Baraghani and Paul Kahan.
Dec 06, 2019
658: Nigella Lawson Defends the Honor of Home Cooking
00:50:08
Food world superstar Nigella Lawson embraces the pleasure of home cooking, speaks against food elitism, and approaches cookbooks like conversations
Nov 29, 2019
Turkey Confidential 2019
01:54:43
Our Thanksgiving 2019 call-in show hosted by Francis Lam with guests Melissa Clark, Kwame Onwuachi, Samin Nosrat and Shauna Sever.
Nov 28, 2019
671: Carla Hall’s Soul Food Thanksgiving
00:49:29
Get ready for Thanksgiving with a soul food menu, game-changing gravy technique, fixes for dessert disasters, and an epic lesson on pumpkin pie.
Nov 22, 2019
696: Discovering Thanksgiving with Four American Chefs
00:49:19
This year’s Thanksgiving show celebrates with some of America’s great foreign-born chefs: Ann Kim, Hugo Ortega, Miroslav Uskokovic and Maneet Chauhan.
Nov 15, 2019
Weeknight Kitchen with Melissa Clark: Instant Pot Mommy Food
00:10:49
In our new podcast, Melissa Clark makes a simple and slightly sinful Lemon Vanilla Rice Pudding for her mom – in the Instant Pot.
Nov 13, 2019
654: The Oyster King and the Seagull Test
00:50:33
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.
Nov 08, 2019
695: Sean Brock is Still Learning About Southern Food
00:50:18
We talk with Sean Brock, chef and Southern food champion, about microregional cuisines, curiosity in the kitchen, and how he survived workaholism.
Nov 01, 2019
670: René Redzepi – Fermentation, Inspiration and the Balance of Life
00:50:20
Chef René Redzepi on how fermentation is the future of great cooking, Noma's global influence, and his work/life balance.
Oct 25, 2019
694: Japanese Home Cooking
00:50:15
We look at the everyday foods that Japanese people eat at home, the way they cook and feed their kids, and what comfort food looks like in Japan.
Oct 18, 2019
694: Japanese Home Cooking
00:50:15
We look at the everyday foods that Japanese people eat at home, the way they cook and feed their kids, and what comfort food looks like in Japan.
Oct 18, 2019
669: An Award-Winning Duo: Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken
00:49:36
2018 Julia Child Award winners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken talk about their partnership and the changing face of the American food world.
Oct 11, 2019
669: An Award-Winning Duo: Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken
00:49:36
2018 Julia Child Award winners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken talk about their partnership and the changing face of the American food world.
Oct 11, 2019
Diana Henry on Oven Cooking
00:16:24
Cookbook author Diana Henry shares inspiration, techniques and recipes for quick weeknight meals cooked in the oven.
Oct 08, 2019
Diana Henry on Oven Cooking
00:16:24
Cookbook author Diana Henry shares inspiration, techniques and recipes for quick weeknight meals cooked in the oven.
Oct 08, 2019
693: Favorite Fall Cookbooks
00:50:04
We talk with the authors of our favorite fall cookbooks: Danny Mena, Evan Funke, Joanne Chang, Chris Shepherd, T.J. Smith and Kami Ahrens.
Oct 04, 2019
693: Favorite Fall Cookbooks
00:50:04
We talk with the authors of our favorite fall cookbooks: Danny Mena, Evan Funke, Joanne Chang, Chris Shepherd, T.J. Smith and Kami Ahrens.
Oct 04, 2019
668: Edna Lewis, an American Original
00:51:02
We honor chef, writer, and activist Edna Lewis, who was born in a village of freed slaves and helped change the course of American cuisine.
Sep 27, 2019
668: Edna Lewis, an American Original
00:51:02
We honor chef, writer, and activist Edna Lewis, who was born in a village of freed slaves and helped change the course of American cuisine.
Sep 27, 2019
Whoopi Goldberg: The Unqualified Hostess
00:11:06
Whoopi Goldberg isn’t just an entertainer on the screen and stage, she is also a serious party planner and hostess at home.
Sep 24, 2019
Whoopi Goldberg: The Unqualified Hostess
00:11:06
Whoopi Goldberg isn’t just an entertainer on the screen and stage, she is also a serious party planner and hostess at home.
Sep 24, 2019
692: Passing the Torch
00:50:33
On family farms, in restaurants, and in food writing, what happens when one generation passes the work to the next?
Sep 20, 2019
692: Passing the Torch
00:50:33
On family farms, in restaurants, and in food writing, what happens when one generation passes the work to the next?
Sep 20, 2019
667: Taking Care
00:50:07
We look at what it means to take care of yourself and others with food – from pies and inherited tea to community farms and home kitchens.
Sep 13, 2019
667: Taking Care
00:50:07
We look at what it means to take care of yourself and others with food – from pies and inherited tea to community farms and home kitchens.
Sep 13, 2019
Weeknight Kitchen with Melissa Clark - Episode 2: There Are Always Eggs
00:13:59
Melissa comes home to an empty refrigerator save for eggs, scallions and sad sage, and ends up showing us an amazing fried egg recipe and technique!
Sep 11, 2019
Weeknight Kitchen with Melissa Clark - Episode 2: There Are Always Eggs
00:13:59
Melissa comes home to an empty refrigerator save for eggs, scallions and sad sage, and ends up showing us an amazing fried egg recipe and technique!
Sep 11, 2019
Invigorating Israeli Cooking
00:10:25
Food writer Adeena Sussman uses her passion for border-crossing ingredients to put a personal touch on Israeli cuisine.
Sep 10, 2019
Invigorating Israeli Cooking
00:10:25
Food writer Adeena Sussman uses her passion for border-crossing ingredients to put a personal touch on Israeli cuisine.
Sep 10, 2019
691: Caterers - The Unsung Heroes of Cooking
00:50:20
Go beyond the pipe and drape, deep into intense world of catering with Matt and Ted Lee, Michael Twitty, Kwame Onwuachi, and America’s Test Kitchen.
Sep 06, 2019
691: Caterers - The Unsung Heroes of Cooking
00:50:20
Go beyond the pipe and drape, deep into intense world of catering with Matt and Ted Lee, Michael Twitty, Kwame Onwuachi, and America’s Test Kitchen.
Sep 06, 2019
Weeknight Kitchen with Melissa Clark - Episode 1: Sheet Pan Magic
00:19:32
Melissa Clark explains why the sheet pan is a game changer for home cooks, with a simple recipe for Harissa Chicken with Leeks, Potatoes & Yogurt.
Sep 04, 2019
Weeknight Kitchen with Melissa Clark - Episode 1: Sheet Pan Magic
00:19:32
Melissa Clark explains why the sheet pan is a game changer for home cooks, with a simple recipe for Harissa Chicken with Leeks, Potatoes & Yogurt.
Sep 04, 2019
690: Confessions of Culinary Superfans
00:50:16
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.
Aug 30, 2019
690: Confessions of Culinary Superfans
00:50:16
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.
Aug 30, 2019
Natural Wine for the People
00:10:36
Wine expert Alice Feiring uncorks the wine world’s hottest new trend: additive-free, natural wines.
Aug 27, 2019
Natural Wine for the People
00:10:36
Wine expert Alice Feiring uncorks the wine world’s hottest new trend: additive-free, natural wines.
Aug 27, 2019
666: In Jacques Pépin's Kitchen
00:50:14
Francis meets up with Chef Jacques Pépin in his home kitchen to talk career, life, and the magic of instant-cured gravlax.
Aug 23, 2019
666: In Jacques Pépin's Kitchen
00:50:14
Francis meets up with Chef Jacques Pépin in his home kitchen to talk career, life, and the magic of instant-cured gravlax.
Aug 23, 2019
665: How Bees Made What We Eat
00:49:55
We spotlight bees: their important role in food and evolution, urban beekeeping, the mystery of colony collapse, and how to use honey in the kitchen
Aug 16, 2019
665: How Bees Made What We Eat
00:49:55
We spotlight bees: their important role in food and evolution, urban beekeeping, the mystery of colony collapse, and how to use honey in the kitchen
Aug 16, 2019
Summer Vegetables & Easy Weeknight Meals
00:19:27
Food writer Hetty McKinnon combines a passion for vegetables with tips and techniques for quick summertime meals.
Aug 13, 2019
Summer Vegetables & Easy Weeknight Meals
00:19:27
Food writer Hetty McKinnon combines a passion for vegetables with tips and techniques for quick summertime meals.
Aug 13, 2019
689: Culinary Empowerment
00:50:27
Meet the people who started and those who’ve been supported by two mission-driven culinary organizations, La Cocina and The League of Kitchens.
Aug 09, 2019
689: Culinary Empowerment
00:50:27
Meet the people who started and those who’ve been supported by two mission-driven culinary organizations, La Cocina and The League of Kitchens.
Aug 09, 2019
663: The Importance of Eating Urchins
00:49:38
The aquacultural benefits of eating purple sea urchins. Making rice salad and savory breakfast. America’s Test Kitchen on perfect home-cooked falafel.
Aug 02, 2019
663: The Importance of Eating Urchins
00:49:38
The aquacultural benefits of eating purple sea urchins. Making rice salad and savory breakfast. America’s Test Kitchen on perfect home-cooked falafel.
Aug 02, 2019
Demystifying Miso
00:11:00
Fermentista Kirsten Shockey discusses the flavorful impact misos have on your home cooking. Plus, how to make your own miso at home.
Jul 30, 2019
Demystifying Miso
00:11:00
Fermentista Kirsten Shockey discusses the flavorful impact misos have on your home cooking. Plus, how to make your own miso at home.
Jul 30, 2019
688: Traveling to Eat
00:50:07
Francis Lam and guests trek around the world to explore the cuisines of the Black Sea, Thailand, Haiti, Milwaukee, and beyond.
Jul 26, 2019
688: Traveling to Eat
00:50:07
Francis Lam and guests trek around the world to explore the cuisines of the Black Sea, Thailand, Haiti, Milwaukee, and beyond.
Jul 26, 2019
Introducing Weeknight Kitchen with Melissa Clark
00:02:28
A practical guide to weeknight eating from the makers of The Splendid Table. Coming September 4th.
Jul 24, 2019
Introducing Weeknight Kitchen with Melissa Clark
00:02:28
A practical guide to weeknight eating from the makers of The Splendid Table. Coming September 4th.
Jul 24, 2019
664: Project Cooking
00:50:16
We're taking on serious cooking projects: whole hog barbecue, paella on the grill, community ovens, and an unforgettable tomato panade.
Jul 19, 2019
664: Project Cooking
00:50:16
We're taking on serious cooking projects: whole hog barbecue, paella on the grill, community ovens, and an unforgettable tomato panade.
Jul 19, 2019
Summer Fruit in the Kitchen
00:11:17
Pastry chef Nicole Rucker shares techniques and recipes for using the plethora of summertime fruits and berries in baked goods and beyond.
Jul 16, 2019
Summer Fruit in the Kitchen
00:11:17
Pastry chef Nicole Rucker shares techniques and recipes for using the plethora of summertime fruits and berries in baked goods and beyond.
Jul 16, 2019
687: All-Star Summer Cookout
00:49:49
Get outside and enjoy the foods of summer: grilled meats and seafood, no-cook meals, ice cream sandwiches, and alcohol-optional beverages.
Jul 12, 2019
687: All-Star Summer Cookout
00:49:49
Get outside and enjoy the foods of summer: grilled meats and seafood, no-cook meals, ice cream sandwiches, and alcohol-optional beverages.
Jul 12, 2019
662: Pepper Party
00:50:11
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.
Jul 05, 2019
662: Pepper Party
00:50:11
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.
Jul 05, 2019
DIY Summer Liqueurs
00:09:07
Homemade cordials crafted with seasonal produce make the summertime cocktail season all the more delicious. Andy Schloss shares some of his favorites.
Jul 02, 2019
661: Summer Cookout
00:50:27
Light up and get your grill on with inspired sauces and sides, and foolproof techniques for both your fire and your food.
Jun 28, 2019
636: Peppers, Onions & Butter
00:49:50
Maricel Presilla on chili peppers, America's Test Kitchen on Colorado Green Chile, Alex Halberstadt on butter, Kate Winslow on Onions
Jun 21, 2019
Let Them Eat (Simple) Cake
00:12:10
Keep it simple! Baker Odette Williams shares how to make crowd-pleasing cakes with easy-to-find ingredients and little to no special technique.
Jun 18, 2019
686: A Conversation with Madhur Jaffrey
00:49:55
We spend an afternoon with the illustrious and iconic Indian cookbook author and food writer Madhur Jaffrey.
Jun 14, 2019
660: Barbacoa, Boniato, and Ceviche
00:50:04
An episode dedicated to pinnacle dishes and ingredients from Peru, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
Jun 07, 2019
The Way We Eat Now
00:18:58
Food historian Bee Wilson discusses trendy eating, changes in our global appetite, and how social media has changed food – for better and worse.
Jun 04, 2019
685: One Cook's Trash...
00:49:39
We dig into the second life of food trash, leftovers and green kitchens with chef Abra Berens, yogurt maker Homa Dashtaki and America’s Test Kitchen.
May 31, 2019
659: Vegging Out
00:50:05
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
00:11:40
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
00:49:12
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
00:51:00
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
00:18:20
Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey talks about his research on the connection between food, brain function, and mental health.
May 07, 2019
683: Mothers & Daughters
00:49:08
It’s the real-life relationships between mothers and daughters, playing out in the kitchen.
May 03, 2019
657: The Philly Special
00:50:06
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
00:09:55
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
00:49:40
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
00:49:23
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
00:08:41
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
00:49:46
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
00:50:49
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
00:08:06
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
00:50:08
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
00:49:59
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
00:06:50
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
00:49:35
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
00:49:58
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
00:09:02
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!
00:49:53
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
00:50:09
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
00:08:48
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?
00:49:57
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
00:50:45
Turning the sandwich, a workday workhorse, into a work of art
Feb 01, 2019
History of Sauces
00:08:55
Food historian Maryann Tebben discusses the past, present and future of sauces.
Jan 29, 2019
676: Daily Bread
00:50:02
From biscuits to bagels, Ethiopian injera to Nordic flatbreads, we explore some of the great breads baked worldwide.
Jan 25, 2019
649: Behind the Restaurant
00:50:06
The complicated community of restaurants and their people.
Jan 18, 2019
Green Soup for the Winter Blues
00:06:19
Long, gray winter got you down? Find some seasonal relief in this warm, colorful soup recipe from Anna Thomas.
Jan 15, 2019
675: The Food of Thailand
00:50:29
Explore the regional flavors of Thailand and learn why there are so many Thai restaurants in the U.S. Plus, lessons on curry paste and coconut milk.
Jan 11, 2019
647: Mexican Food in America
00:50:59
Jorge Gaviria on tortillas, Steve Alvarez on Mexington, ATK on chilaquiles, Wesley Avila on tacos, Fany Gerson on flan, the importance of Mitla Cafe
Jan 04, 2019
Chefs, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll
00:17:46
Food writer Andrew Friedman celebrates the free spirits and misfits who started the the American restaurant revolution.
Jan 01, 2019
674: Hanging Out with Mike Solomonov
Francis Lam and renowned chef Michael Solomonov get to the soul of Israeli food, swap disaster stories and tag team calls from listeners.
Dec 28, 2018