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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This week we hear about a group of renegade Montana farmers and their quest to change the farming industry from Liz Carlisle, author of Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America. We talk to chef Eric Ripert about his recent travels, and we have an encore performance of the day Lynne taught violinist Joshua Bell how to cook pasta.
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.
Adrian Miller on black presidential chefs, Andrea Nguyen on pho, The Key 3 with Amanda Cohen, and America's Test Kitchen on premium EVOO
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 it’s a look at saliva with America’s funniest science writer, Mary Roach, author of Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Trail. The Sterns are at the Blue Scorcher Bakery Café in Astoria, Ore., and we learn which salts are really worth the money with salt merchant Mark Bitterman, author of Salted: A Manifesto on the World's Most Essential Mineral.
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.
This week it's Bryant Terry, author of Vegan Soul Kitchen, Jane and Michael Stern are at M & M Cigar Store in Butte, MT, Michael Ruhlman explains the culinary codes behind every successful recipe. He is the author of Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking, and we hear a story of grieving and revival at the farmer's market with Suzanne Pirret, author of The Pleasure is All Mine.
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.
Cathy Barrow on pickles, Eric Ripert on traveling, Liz Carlisle on lentils, Jennifer Ho on identity, Joshua Bell.
Ferran Adria on cooking, Nigella Lawson on celebrating food, Michael Solomonov on Israel, Karen MacNeil on port.
Ming Tsai on one-pot cooking, Harold McGee on pasta, Tom Owen on coffee, James Oliver Cury on records.
J. Kenji López-Alt on breakfast, ATK gets bitter, Betty Fussell on life, Shaina Shealy on West Bank olive harvest, Dan Zigmond on Buddha's Diet
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 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.
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.
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."
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. Her book is Vegetable Literacy and we turn to the duo from The Perennial Plate, an online documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating.
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.