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.
721: Let's talk Chinese American Food
Chef Lucas Sin talks about the evolution of Chinese food & we meet the Ng family, beloved restaurateurs of Kansas City's Bo Lings.
742: Fall Cookbook Lineup
We talk with the authors of some of our favorite fall cookbooks: Mooncakes & Milk Bread, Gastro Obscura, Flavors of the Sun, and Sandor Katz’s Fermentation Journeys.
720: Dads and Kids: J. Kenji López-Alt, David Chang, & Chris Ying
J. Kenji López-Alt answers your kid-related cooking questions, and David Chang and Chris Ying talk about cooking for their toughest critics.
741: Pizza: Origin, Culture and Making It with Nathan Myhrvold
It's all about pizza this week with Nathan Myhrvold, founder of Modernist Cuisine and our Family Kitchen Segment with Journalist, Liana Aghajanian
719: Back to Baking with Lisa Donovan and Anissa Helou
Here’s hoping that the heat of summer is behind us as we fire up our ovens with baking experts from the American South and the Middle East
740: Back To The Kitchen with Farideh Sadeghin and Soleil Ho
We’re back in the kitchen and getting cooking inspiration from VICE’s Farideh Sadeghin and we talk to SF Chronicle’s restaurant critic Soleil Ho about the future of restaurants
Francis’s soothing voice
Love listening to The Splendid Table. Francis has such a kind comforting voice. I love the questions he asks, and how he interacts with his guests.
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.
He’s trying…however I have tried numerous times since he took over to understand where Minnesota Public Radio is going with this. Are your donations up? Has Francis increased listenership and enriched MPR? If he has, then you made the right decision and I’m just a 50 year old relic clinging to the past. If not, perhaps it’s time to admit your mistake and move on.