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 Gelb on chefs, Diana Henry on chicken, Elizabeth Millard on kitchen gardening, Tara Whitsitt.
Jeffrey Hertzberg, the best-selling co-author of The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, joins us with the newest take on bread making for the home cook, we look at Muslim-Chinese cuisine with Jason Wang of New York City's Xi'an Famous Foods, we head to Tallahassee, Fla., with the Sterns to Olean's Cafe for first-rate soul food and hear about how vegetarians are taking on the congressional lunchroom.
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.
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.
We are celebrating Julia Child's birthday this week with a listen back to some early Splendid Table interviews with the grand lady. Chopped's Ted Allen joins us as our celebrity Stump Master in another round of Stump the Cook and David Leite of Leite's Culinaria returns with a fresh look at a European favorite, Nutella.
Managing Producer Sally Swift guest hosts this week’s The Splendid Table, with a look at the best American food cities....
Paul Freedman on the most important restaurants in American history, Michelle McKenzie on fig leaves, Sylvia Weinstock on her artisan cakes
This week we're talking to Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat, about our sometimes puzzling relationship with meat, Diana Henry author of Plenty brings us a decidedly British take on leftovers, and New York Times Getting Lost columnist Matt Gross explains why he has fallen in love with schnapps.
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.
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.
Francis Mallmann on fire, Susan Volland on mock stocks, Eric Werner on Hartwood, Kian Lam Kho on Chinese cooking, Alice Medrich on cocoa percentage
Jennifer McLagan on bitter, Ray Isle on American wine, Jimi Yui on kitchen design, the Sterns.
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'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 Web site teaches us to improvise with miso.
We are meeting up with England's beloved food columnist Nigel Slater. He is the author of Tender, A Cook and his Vegetable Patch. Mike Faverman and Pat Mac authors of Ultimate Camp Cooking are taking on dining in the great outdoors and Lynne plays Stump the Cook with chef Mario Batali.
Sandor Katz, author of the masterful Art of Fermentation, joins us with the guidelines for yogurt making, we get a basic guide to tequila from Lucinda Hutson, author of Viva Tequila! Cocktails, Cooking and Other Agave Adventures, and we learn how to train our wine taste buds with Megan Krigbaum of Food & Wine magazine.
This week on the Splendid Table, we’re looking at willpower with John Tierney, co-author of Willpower, Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. Jane and Michael Stern are breakfasting at Green Salmon in Yachats, OR, and we learn what it takes to be a cheesemonger with Steve Jones, proprietor of The Cheese Bar in Portland, OR.
Tom Philpott on almonds, Sarah Copeland on vegetarian cooking, The Sioux Chef, the Sterns.