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!"
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, the Puerto Rican Joy of Cooking, and The Kitchen’s Faith Durand brings us the best in vegetable slow cooker recipes.
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.
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.
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 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.
We get some modern-day wine-truths from Matt Kramer author of Matt Kramer on Wine. We will look at some of the world's most bizarrely set restaurants with JD Rinne of Budgettravel.com and we deconstruct and reinvent ratatouille with Giltfood.com's Francis Lam.
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.
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.
This week talk with Mark Bitterman author of Salted, A Manifesto on the World's Most Essential Mineral, with Recipes. We get a look at the world of a wine importer—with boutique importer Terry Theise—author of Reading Between the Wines and the Sterns are in Santa Fe at Bobcat Bite.
Jay McInerney joins us with his latest wine book, The Juice. Tracie McMillan has gone undercover in the American food industry, and we look at the vegetarian traditions in Morocco with Jeff Koehler.
We get a clear-eyed view of the wine world this week with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl author of Drink This: Wine Made Simple, Chef Patrice Olivon introduces us to the gentle art of the soufflé, Indian food authority Monica Bhide, author of Modern Spice, explains the Indian art of spice blends ... and we play another round of "Stump the Cook" with Stumpmaster Christopher Kimball.
This week we meet Britain's latest culinary phenomenon, columnist and restaurateur Yotam Otttolenghi, author of the vegetarian bestseller Plenty, Vibrant Dishes from London's Ottolenghi. Jane and Michael Stern are taking on a classic—Wisconsin's Door County Fish Boils, Food & Wine Magazine's Ray Isle explains the beauty of wine blends and we meet a historian who has put together the first African-American heritage seed collection.
This week we meet the woman behind the wine guide considered by most to be the most comprehensive ever published. England's Jancis Robinson, author of The Oxford Companion to Wine. Jane and Michael Stern are visiting Dan's Carry-Out in Charleston, SC, and Gourmet Magazine's John Willoughby introduces us the restaurants of Istanbul.
We get a clear-eyed view of the wine world this week with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl author of Drink This: Wine Made Simple. Chef Patrice Olivon introduces us to the gentle art of the soufflé, and Indian food authority Monica Bhide, author of Modern Spice explains the Indian art of spice blends.
This week we play another round of Stump the Cook with Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi. We meet Erin Byers Murray, author of the memoir Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm, and we look at low-alcohol wines with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, author of Drink This: Wine Made Simple.
This week we dig into chef Marcus Samuelsson’s ethnic pantry. His latest book is Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home. We look at the decline of traditional French cheese in France, we match junk food with wine for a lesson in wine pairing with Anthony Giglio and we talk to the duo who documented Cuban home cooking in their new book, The Cuban Table.
We are meeting up with J. J. Goode, a culinary ghost writer, Jane and Michael Stern are just back from New Orleans with fresh finds and we talk to Wine & Spirits wine columnist Tara Thomas about what is going on with Greek wines.
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.