The Splendid Table is a one-hour culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, The Splendid Table tours new culinary territory, from the vineyards of Provence to the city-street diners of Philadelphia. While doing so, host Lynne Rossetto Kasper uncovers hidden delights, and offers her modern take on getting food to the "splendid table" with cooking tips, recipes, and her own personal advice.
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We're looking at legendary gourmand and politician Winston Churchill with Cita Stelzer, author of Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table. And Jane and Michael Stern join us with tales from eating on the road; this time, it's the Stockholm Pie Company in Stockholm, Wis.
Greg Engert's profiling system divides beer into seven categories. Award-winning writer and cook Deborah Madison is here with the missing puzzle piece for vegetable cooking -- the plants themselves -- with her book Vegetable Literacy. We turn to the duo from The Perennial Plate, an online documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating.
Evan Goldstein author of Daring Pairings joins us with a fresh take on pairing food and wine, we learn a new cooking technique for getting the most from summer vegetables with Martha Rose Shulman author of The Very Best of Recipes for Health, and Mario Batali stops by with his take on Italian gelato.
We take a look at the specialty coffee movement with Michaele Weissman author of God in a Cup. Britain's Diana Henry, author of Food from Plenty: Good Food Made from the Plentiful, the Seasonal and the Leftover with Over 300 Recipes, None of Them Extravagant joins us with her take on where to look for flavor inspiration. And Andy Crouch, author of Great American Craft Beer: A Guide to the Nation's Finest Beers and Breweries introduces us to "session beer."
We dive into the world of rare wines with Benjamin Wallace, author of The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine. Jane and Michael Stern are at Round Rock Donuts in Round Rock, TX, and Sally Schneider of The Improvised Life introduces us to seductive orange flower water.
David Sedaris joins us this week with his stories about family dinners. His latest book is Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. We look at an alternative and ancient way to bake – on the grill – with Paula Marcoux, author of Cooking with Fire, and learn the art of pairing beer with cheese from Steve Jones, owner of Cheese Bar in Portland, Oregon.
This week we get some modern day wine truths from Matt Kramer author of Matt Kramer on Wine. We'll look at some of the world's most bizarrely set restaurants with JD Rinne of Budgettravel.com, we deconstruct and reinvent ratatouille with Salon.com's Francis Lam and the Sterns are eating hotdogs at Texas Lunch & Hubba in Port Charles, NY.
David Sedaris joins us this week with his stories about family dinner. His latest book is Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. We look at an alternative and ancient way to bake -- on the grill -- with Paula Marcoux, author of Cooking with Fire, and learn the art of pairing beer with cheese from Steve Jones, owner of Cheese Bar in Portland, Oregon.
This week we meet Nordic chef Rene Redzepi, author of Noma, Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine. Jane and Michael Stern are at Hathaway's Coffee Shop in Cincinnati, OH, and Indian food authority Madhur Jaffrey teaches us the Indian way with fresh greens.
Kat Kinsman on ethics, David Rosengarten on knives, Michael Ruhlman on roasting, Louise Hay, Heather Dane, Azalina Eusope.
This week we talk to award-winning journalist ,about the food giants that decide what we eat. He is the author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. Chopped's Ted Allen has advice on how to get out of our food ruts and we look at the stirrings of a movement in the wine world, natural wine.
We’re heading to India for this week’s Key 3 with Raghavan Iyer, author of the bestselling 660 Curries. Bee Wilson, author of Consider the Fork, A History of How We Cook and Eat, brings the stories from our tabletops.
This week we're taking a look back at Britain's culinary groundbreaker, Elizabeth David with Ruth Reichl, Jane and Michael Stern are at The Southern Kitchen in New Market, VA and our wine guy Joshua Wesson brings us his short list of wines that are sure to become your BFF, “best friends forever” and we learn about a new fruit – the Dekopan.
Nigella Lawson joins us this week with her new book Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes. And we meet up with Joe Warwick, who has compiled a guide of chefs' favorite restaurants worldwide, Where Chefs Eat.
We discuss the cuisine of Portugal with David Leite author of The New Portuguese Table. Jane and Michael Stern have found stellar Creamed Chipped Beef at The Breakfast Shoppe in Severna Park, MD and we learn the art of Indian dal from Raghavan Iyer author of 660 Curries.
This week we're taking a look back at Britain's culinary groundbreaker, Elizabeth David with Ruth Reichl. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Southern Kitchen in New Market, VA and our wine guy Joshua Wesson brings us his short list of wines that are sure to become your BFFs, "best friends forever".
We're looking at the advent of Chinese food in America with Andrew Coe, author of Chop Suey, A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States. Jane and Michael Stern are in North Charleston, South Carolina for low country soul food at Bertha's Kitchen, and Sally Schneider, creator of The Improvised Life website teaches us to improvise with miso.
This week it's Japanese Grilling with Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat. Food & Wine Magazine's Ray Isle has some suggestions for summer wine sipping, we're looking at home brewing with William Bostwick author of Beer Craft: A Simple Guide to Making Great Beer and we go into the world of a flavor scientist.