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!"
Dr. Drew Ramsey on brain health, Olia Hercules on Ukraine, Kelis Rogers on culinary school, the Sterns.
Jim Gaffigan on eating, David Rosengarten on seafood, Andrea Slonecker on pretzels, healthier food culture, Thai Park.
Mexican chef Pati Jinich host of PBS's Pati's Mexican Table joins us with her take on authentic Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Jane and Michael Stern are at Eckl's Beef & Weck in Orchard Park, NY. We talk to food activist and McArthur Genius award recipient Will Allen about his new book The Good Food Revolution.
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.
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.
Will Guidara on service, Steve Raichlen on meatless smoking, Talia Baiocchi on low-alcohol drinks, Corey Lee on culinary covers.
This week we talk to chef Dan Barber about ethical eating. His book is The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food. We meet Von Diaz, a woman cooking her way through Cocina Criolla
This week it's Japanese Grilling with Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat and Food & Wine Magazine's Ray Isle has some wine suggestions for summer sipping.
Francis Mallmann on fire, Susan Volland on mock stocks, Eric Werner on Hartwood, Kian Lam Kho on Chinese cooking.
David Gelb on chefs, Diana Henry on chicken, Elizabeth Millard on kitchen gardening, Tara Whitsitt.
Gordon Edgar on cheddar, Justin Warner's laws, Emily Fleischaker on BuzzFeed, Jennifer Milikowsky on pork, Steve Jenkins on supermarkets.
Augusten Burroughs on his new memoir, Virgilio Martinez on Peruvian cuisine, Domenica Marchetti on preserving food, Kate McDermott on pie crust.
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.
Ming Tsai on one-pot cooking, Harold McGee on pasta, Tom Owen on coffee, James Oliver Cury on records.
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.
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.
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.