The Splendid Table American Public Media's The Splendid Table is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Francis Lam leads listeners on a journey of the senses and hosts discussions with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for the culinary delights. Updated every Friday.
The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table

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American Public Media's The Splendid Table is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Francis Lam leads listeners on a journey of the senses and hosts discussions with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for the culinary delights. Updated every Friday.More from The Splendid Table »

Most Recent Episodes

Tucson: America's First City of Gastronomy

Savor the many different foods that make Tucson, Arizona worthy of being named the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S.

655: The Seeds of Flavor

Celebrate spring with seeds that create new flavors — and change lives. Plus, one-bottle cocktails and unexpected ways to cook spring vegetables.

Essential Asian Sauces

Dan Souza from America's Test Kitchen takes us on a flavorful tour of three classic Asian sauces: oyster sauce, fish sauce, and hoisin sauce.

634: Where We Eat

Andy Shallal on inclusive dining, An Angel in Queens, Lee Glazer on The Peacock Room, and America's Test Kitchen reviews pie and cake carriers.

628: Food From Faraway Places

Sheldon Simeon on Hawaiian food, Francis Lam on Faroe Islands, Shane Mitchell's Far Afield, ATK on poached eggs, Aleksandra Crapanzano on London

For the Love of Fat

Andrew Zimmern explains how important fat is to the flavor, appearance and texture of the foods we love.

654: The Oyster King and the Seagull Test

Let's dive into oysters: we'll talk about how they're grown, the history of a surprising oyster king, shucking with a pro, and grief in a half shell.

653: The Women's Pages

Amanda Cohen on female chefs, Hanna Raskin on the women's pages, Buddhist cooking in Japan, ATK on slow cookers, Daniel Patterson on vegetables

Eating in Space

Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield enjoys sharing all aspects of life in space, especially what it's like to eat and handle food in zero gravity.

652: Good News for Chicken & Post-Wildfire Foraging

Maryn McKenna on Big Chicken, Pascal Baudar on foraging, Barton Seaver on fish, ATK on charred beet salad, Alpana Singh on Master Sommelier exam

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