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.
"stump the chef!"
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.
Jay McInerney joins with his new wine book The Juice, Vinous Veritas. Tracie McMillan author of The American Way of Eating has gone undercover in the American food industry and we look at the vegetarian traditions in Morocco with Jeff Koehler author of Morocco: A Culinary Journey with Recipes from the Spice-Scented Markets of Marrakech to the Date-Filled Oasis of Zagora.
Amy Sedaris is stopping by with some gift-giving help from her hilarious book Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. Jane and Michael Stern are at Hartley's Pork Pies in Fall River, Mass., and Mexican cook Fany Gerson introduces us to the unusual sweets of Mexico with her book My Sweet Mexico.
We are looking at mindfulness in the kitchen this week with Dan Harris, best-selling author of 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help that Actually Works -- A True Story. We talk to the Martha Stewart of Australia, Donna Hay, chef Ronna Welsh tells us how to reduce waste in the kitchen, and the Sterns fill us in on Arkansas fried pies.
This week irrepressible foodie Nora Ephron joins us with observations on life and America's food scene. She is author of the best-selling I Feel Bad About My Neck. Jane and Michael Stern are eating all things kosher at Chutpah in Fairfax, Virginia, and pleasure activist Fred Plotkin takes us on a road trip to Vienna.
This week we check in with the hilarious columnist Jolie Kerr about keeping kitchens clean. She is the author of My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag … and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha. The duo behind The Perennial Plate takes us to Ethiopia for a look at the super grain teff, and we get a sense of modern Greek food with Maria Elia, author of Smashing Plates.
Amy Sedaris is stopping by with some gift-giving help from her hilarious new book, Simple Times, Crafts for Poor People. The Stern's are at Hartley's Pork Pies in Fall River, MA, and Mexican cook Fany Gerson introduces us to the unusual sweets of Mexico with her book My Sweet Mexico.
This week is a road trip to New Orleans. Guests include Leah Chase of the legendary Dooky Chase's Restaurant; journalist Lolis Eric Elie; WWNO's Poppy Tooker, host of Louisiana Eats!; and mixologist Chris McMillian. Plus, Jane and Michael Stern escort us around the annual Roadfood Festival.
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".
Were going into the kitchen of Daniel in NYC for another installment of The Key 3 with legendary chef Daniel Boulud. We take a vegan look at the grill with John Schlimm author of Grilling Vegan Style, and we play Stump the Cook with Stumpmaster Frank De Caro author of The Dead Celebrity Cookbook.
This week we're bringing you a show recorded in one of the most happening food towns in the world, Mexico City, including a visit with the grand dame of Mexican cuisine, Diana Kennedy.
This week we're looking at why we find things pleasurable with Paul Bloom, author of How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Orange Inn in Laguna Beach, CA. We play Stump the Cook with Amy Sedaris and tea authority Bill Waddington introduces us to the first brand new strain of tea ever developed, Ruby 18.
We're taking a look at the world of extreme tourism with Chuck Thompson, author of To Hellholes and Back, we look at the world of self-publishing with the creators of Canal House Cooking, and take on the veggie burger with Lukas Volger author of Veggie Burgers Every Which Way.
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.
Jo Robinson, author of Eating on the Wild Side, explains why eating five fruits and vegetables a day may not be enough, fruit expert David Karp of the Los Angeles Times tells us about a surprising new variety of table grape and we dive into summer entertaining with humorist Charles Phoenix.
This week we're looking at the last of the world's wild foods, fish with Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish. We get some outside the box thinking on how deal with small kitchen and dining spaces from Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, author of Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small Cool Spaces. Jane and Michael Stern have found first-rate baked goods at Waves of Grain Bakery in Canon Beach, OR.
We're learning to eat on the cheap with Christopher Greenslate and Kerri Leonard, authors of On A Dollar A Day. The Sterns have found first-rate tidewater seafood at Sting Rays in Cape Charles, VA. And Gordon Edgar, author of Cheesemonger, A Life on the Wedge explains the intersection of punk rock and cheesemaking.
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."