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!"
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.
We're taking a look at the specialty coffee movement with Michaele Weissman author of God in a Cup. Britain's Diana Henry, author of Salt, Sugar, Smoke joins us with her take on where to go for flavor inspirations and Andy Crouch, author of Great American Craft Beer introduces us to session beer.
We're talking to Smithsonian paleoanthropologist Brianna Pobiner about the origins of meat-eating. Food scientist Harold McGee explains the nuances of rice wine vinegar, and we get the low-down on real southern cooking in Chicago with Garden and Gun magazine’s Julia Reed.
This week we're looking at the resurgence of cooking with lard with Charleston chef Sean Brock. Chef Susan Feniger joins us with her new book Street Food and New York Times wine columnist Eric Asimov joins us with his observations from the wine world. His new book is How To Love Wine, A Memoir and Manifesto.
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 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.
We are talking about fried chicken this week with Lee Brian Schrager and Adeena Sussman, authors of Fried & True: More than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken and Sides, Food & Wine Magazine's Ray Isle explores a re-imagined wine bottle and we look at rice through a Persian cook's eyes with Louisa Shafia, author of The New Persian Kitchen.
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.
This week we're looking at Mexican Jewish food traditions with Chef Patricia Jinich. And we'll check in with Jane and Michael Stern, who have found world-class cupcakes at Cupcake Royale in Seattle.
We're looking at the country cooking of Ireland with award-winning writer Colman Andrews. And this week, the Sterns are introducing us to the cousin of the Po'Boy in New Orleans.
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.
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.
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.
This week we talk to award-winning journalist Michael Moss about the food giants that decide what we eat. He is the author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. Chopped's Ted Allen has advice on how to get out of our food ruts and we look at the stirrings of a movement in the wine world, natural wine.
We get a master lesson in pie crust from chef Thomas Keller and pastry genius Sebastian Rouxel, authors of Bouchon Bakery, Jane and Michael Stern bring us the very best in extremely hot road food and Mexican chef Roberto Santibañez looks at the Middle Eastern influences on modern day Mexican food.
It's our annual get-ready–for-the-feast broadcast with writer and comedian Mo Rocca; journalist Alex Witchel, author of All Gone, A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia; With Refreshments; and David Leite, of Leite’s Culinaria, takes on the carving knife.
This week it's a road trip to New Orleans with guests Leah Chase of the legendary Dooky Chase Restaurant, journalist Lolis Eric Elie, WWNO's Poppy Tooker host of Louisianna Eats! and mixologist Chris McMillian. Jane and Michael Stern escort us around the annual Roadfood Festival.
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.