The Splendid Table

Saturdays at 11 a.m.
  • Hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper

More than just talking about recipes, Splendid Table explores everything about food: the culture, the science, the history, the back stories and the deeper meanings that come together every time people sit down to enjoy a meal.

Tasting the Nation with Padma Lakshmi

Jul 17, 2020

If you only know Padma Lakshmi from her role as host of Top Chef, get ready for a fascinating chat with a big thinker who really wants to help us understand the real value of the food we love, and the stories of the invisible people behind it. We talk about her series Taste the Nation on Hulu, we get into what really thrills her about what she eats, her theory on the relationship between Mexican and Indian food, parenting bicultural kids, and the food writers she admires most.

A Carla Hall 4th of July

Jul 3, 2020

This week, Francis spends the hour with the irrepressible Carla Hall. Carla is a chef, author of Carla Hall's Soul Food, a judge on Netflix’s new series Crazy Delicious, a motivational speaker, and a restaurateur, but at her very core she is still a cook.

Light Up Your Grill

Jun 19, 2020

This week, we bring you grilling inspiration with Chef Yia Vang of Minneapolis' Union Hmong Kitchen. Yia talks about the strong Hmong grilling tradition that fuels his work and leaves us with an amazing marinade recipe. Raleigh Chef Ashley Christensen of Poole's Diner is famous for her way with vegetables and her grilling ideas for them are pretty extraordinary.

An Hour with Yotam Ottolenghi

Jun 5, 2020

This week, Francis spends the hour with the charming Yotam Ottolenghi, author of multiple best-selling books including Ottolenghi SimplePlenty, and his forthcoming Flavor. Yotam talks about the reality of feeding family while in quarantine, the excitement around reopening his restaurants in London, and answers your questions about exploring international markets, taking tahini beyond hummus, jazzing up your bowl of oatmeal, and keeping your wild children off the top of the table during dinner.

How Restaurants are Dealing

May 22, 2020

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