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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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.

    701: The Culture of Drinking

    701: The Culture of Drinking

    We look at the world of drinking with a secret barrel room, the spiritual side of mezcal, the language of wine, and the trend of being sober curious.

    • 50 min
    677: Do We All Eat the Same?

    677: Do We All Eat the Same?

    We look at foods that connect us, the loss of lunchtime, the culture of insect eating, and a burger that is not served your way.

    • 50 min
    676: Daily Bread

    676: Daily Bread

    From biscuits to bagels, Ethiopian injera to Nordic flatbreads, we explore some of the great breads baked worldwide.

    • 49 min
    700: Eating Canadian - Live from Hot Docs Podcast Festival

    700: Eating Canadian - Live from Hot Docs Podcast Festival

    Live from Hot Docs Podcast Festival: Matty Matheson and Suresh Doss on eating Canadian, chef Joshna Maharaj challenges Melissa Clark in Stump the Cook

    • 50 min
    675: The Food of Thailand

    675: The Food of Thailand

    Explore the regional flavors of Thailand and learn why there are so many Thai restaurants in the U.S. Plus, lessons on curry paste and coconut milk.

    • 49 min
    699: How Far Will You Go?

    699: How Far Will You Go?

    Food-obsessed chefs, photographers, and writers tell us about the lengths to which they will go in the name of passion and perfection.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

sq1000 ,

A wonderful show

I’ve been listening to splendid table for over ten years...I loved Lynn and I still listen to her shows on the website’s archive but the new show with Francis is also amazing! I love how thoughtful and sensitive he is, and how committed he is to looking at the impact of identity and power on the world of food. I find this show incredibly relaxing and I learn new delicious stuff all the time, it makes me a better cook. ❤️

Debkimrob ,

Miss the ol days

Wish you could just talk about food I can cook in my kitchen.
Not the “culture of drinking”! Not how to make saffron. Not an interview with a chef in his restaurant! Just recipes please.

Jackie eats ,

Excellent food people show!!

Francis Lam has revamped the show to include a diverse range of chefs and food people from various cultures, and I really appreciate how positive, compassionate and inclusive his show is. He also knows his stuff and this is one of my go to food shows for sure! Highly recommend!

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