26 episodes

The Splendid Table has always connected people through the common language of food and eating. Now with award-winning food journalist Francis Lam at the helm, we’re bringing forward even more fresh voices and surprising conversations at the intersection of food, people and culture – covering everything from the global appeal of sesame to the impact of Instagram on everyday eating. It’s a food show where everyone is welcome. Produced by American Public Media.

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    • Food
    • 4.3, 1.9K Ratings

The Splendid Table has always connected people through the common language of food and eating. Now with award-winning food journalist Francis Lam at the helm, we’re bringing forward even more fresh voices and surprising conversations at the intersection of food, people and culture – covering everything from the global appeal of sesame to the impact of Instagram on everyday eating. It’s a food show where everyone is welcome. Produced by American Public Media.

    659: Vegging Out

    659: Vegging Out

    The cultural (and family) politics of vegetarianism, new techniques and better planning for cooking veggies, and essential vegan dishes from Vedge.

    • 49 min
    713: Light Up Your Grill

    713: Light Up Your Grill

    Get grilling with Hmong Chef Yia Vang, vegetable whisperer Chef Ashley Christensen and best-selling grilling author John "Doc" Willoughby.

    • 50 min
    668: Edna Lewis, an American Original

    668: Edna Lewis, an American Original

    We honor chef, writer, and activist Edna Lewis, who was born in a village of freed slaves and helped change the course of American cuisine.

    • 49 min
    712: An Hour with Yotam Ottolenghi

    712: An Hour with Yotam Ottolenghi

    Cookbook phenomenon Yotam Ottolenghi takes on your calls and talks tahini, feeding kids, and collaboration.

    • 49 min
    686: A Conversation with Madhur Jaffrey

    686: A Conversation with Madhur Jaffrey

    We spend an afternoon with the illustrious and iconic Indian cookbook author and food writer Madhur Jaffrey.

    • 49 min
    711: How Restaurants are Dealing

    711: How Restaurants are Dealing

    San Francisco Chronicle’s Soleil Ho and chef Hugh Acheson talk about what's happening on the ground in restaurants, both the bad and the good.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

gardentotablegirl ,

Best food podcast

I’ve been listening to Splendid table for 20 years. It is a great way to explore the world through food, a fun escape, and super useful for family meals!

17/&;kek ,

Informative and calming

I love this show!! I don’t even cook that much, but it is so entertaining and also relaxing! The episodes are super interesting and they definitely do their research. I love how they also tie in great stories, because cooking is so much more than just food!

Rhode Island Ruth ,

Laugh

I love Francis’s laugh. It lightens things up and illustrates that cooking can be fun.
Rhode Island Ruth
I agree with everything that “Donzo” says except his assumption that the people that dislike Francis are all elderly. I am very elderly as are my friends. We all love him and his presentations.

Thank you Francis for your statement on how racism has hidden the contributions of Africa American cooks. It was a brave statement, and I greatly appreciate it.

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