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.
738: Legendary Food Writer Claudia Roden
This week, we spend an hour with the legendary food writer Claudia Roden and check in with one of her biggest fans, Yotam Ottolenghi.
715: Tasting the Nation with Padma Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi of Top Chef & Hulu’s Taste the Nation, talks about meeting cooks across our land, raising bicultural kids, and growing up in Queens.
737: Eating Greek
Diane Kochilas talks about regional Greek cooking, Tara Q. Thomas explains Greek wine, and we visit a Greek-American family as part of our Family Kitchen Series.
714: A Carla Hall 4th of July
Who better to bring us fresh ideas for cooking through the long weekend than the delightful Carla Hall?
736: Summer Cooking with Carla Lalli Music
Carla Lalli Music takes on your summer cooking questions, and Khushbu Shah talks about the cold Asian treats that will keep you cool all summer.
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.
Francis Lam breathes new life
If you haven’t listened since the days of LRC, it’s time to come home to the new Splendid Table. Francis is such a thoughtful, respectful, and curious host, and such a dear man. Perfect listen with your morning coffee.
More homecooking, less restaurants
This is supposed to be a show for avid home cooks but it is now constantly focused on chefs and restaurateurs. Can there please be more talk of actual recipes or ethnographic food stories rather than cooking professionals? I really liked the show on Persian cooking for example (the 3 dif POVs made it interesting!) Also it’s obvious Francis is uncomfortable giving advice on the fly to callers, maybe just cut the section or bring in a permanent cohost for that, cuz it’s painful for the listener. Milk Street radio and Good Food are now my preferred radio shows, but still hoping ST can step up its game.
Edit: can npr give FL interview lessons? He constantly goes “uh huh, yeah, mhmm” and other stuff like that when the guest is talking, which is distracting. Maybe the editors can just cut it. He’s sooo bad at interviewing ppl he seems really flustered all the time.
This show is getting boring. Are you ever going to do a new episode?