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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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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

    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. 

    • 49 min
    715: Tasting the Nation with Padma Lakshmi

    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.

    • 49 min
    737: Eating Greek

    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.

    • 49 min
    714: A Carla Hall 4th of July

    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?

    • 49 min
    736: Summer Cooking with Carla Lalli Music

    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. 

    • 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.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Kec009 ,

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.

Murderhornet1 ,

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.

Proffessional Homecook ,

New episodes

This show is getting boring. Are you ever going to do a new episode?

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