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The Splendid Table

American Public Media

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The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table

American Public Media

370
Followers
937
Plays
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About Us

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.

Latest Episodes

How Bees Made What We Eat

This week is all about bees. We talk to Thor Hanson, author of Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees, about the importance of bees to our food supply, as well as their connection to the evolution of plants and humans. Francis Lam gets the story of Brooklyn’s red bees and other urban tales of beekeeping from Andrew Coté. Bridget Lancaster, host of America’s Test Kitchen, has flavorful tips for cooking with honey. And bee researcher Bernardo Niño discusses what makes a healthy bee colony and takes us inside the mysterious of colony collapse disorder. Francis also talks with listeners about using and preserving habanero peppers, and why cocoa powder is often included in Sicilian caponata recipes. Broadcast dates for this episode: August 24, 2018 (originally aired) August 16, 2019 (rebroadcast) August 07, 2020 (rebroadcast)

50 MIN1 d ago
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How Bees Made What We Eat

716: Farm, Garden, Cook

Thanks tothe farmers and gardeners who are keeping us well-fed this summer. This week, we talk to farmer/activist Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm, and chef/farmer Abra Berens.

50 MIN1 w ago
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716: Farm, Garden, Cook

661: Summer Cookout

Light up and get your grill on with inspired sauces and sides, and foolproof techniques for both your fire and your food.

50 MIN2 w ago
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661: Summer Cookout

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 MIN3 w ago
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715: Tasting the Nation with Padma Lakshmi

662: Pepper Party

Things get spicy when we look at the wide world of chili peppers and how they're enjoyed raw, cooked, powdered, and blended into sauces.

49 MINJUL 10
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662: Pepper Party

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?

48 MINJUL 3
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714: A Carla Hall 4th of July

659: Vegging Out

The cultural (and family) politics of vegetarianism, new techniques and better planning for cooking veggies, and essential vegan dishes from Vedge.

49 MINJUN 26
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659: Vegging Out

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.

50 MINJUN 19
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713: Light Up Your Grill

668: Edna Lewis, an American Original

We honor chef, writer, and activist Edna Lewis, who was born in a village of freed slaves and helped change the course of American cuisine.

49 MINJUN 12
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668: Edna Lewis, an American Original

712: An Hour with Yotam Ottolenghi

Cookbook phenomenon Yotam Ottolenghi takes on your calls and talks tahini, feeding kids, and collaboration.

49 MINJUN 5
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712: An Hour with Yotam Ottolenghi

Latest Episodes

How Bees Made What We Eat

This week is all about bees. We talk to Thor Hanson, author of Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees, about the importance of bees to our food supply, as well as their connection to the evolution of plants and humans. Francis Lam gets the story of Brooklyn’s red bees and other urban tales of beekeeping from Andrew Coté. Bridget Lancaster, host of America’s Test Kitchen, has flavorful tips for cooking with honey. And bee researcher Bernardo Niño discusses what makes a healthy bee colony and takes us inside the mysterious of colony collapse disorder. Francis also talks with listeners about using and preserving habanero peppers, and why cocoa powder is often included in Sicilian caponata recipes. Broadcast dates for this episode: August 24, 2018 (originally aired) August 16, 2019 (rebroadcast) August 07, 2020 (rebroadcast)

50 MIN1 d ago
Comments
How Bees Made What We Eat

716: Farm, Garden, Cook

Thanks tothe farmers and gardeners who are keeping us well-fed this summer. This week, we talk to farmer/activist Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm, and chef/farmer Abra Berens.

50 MIN1 w ago
Comments
716: Farm, Garden, Cook

661: Summer Cookout

Light up and get your grill on with inspired sauces and sides, and foolproof techniques for both your fire and your food.

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
661: Summer Cookout

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 MIN3 w ago
Comments
715: Tasting the Nation with Padma Lakshmi

662: Pepper Party

Things get spicy when we look at the wide world of chili peppers and how they're enjoyed raw, cooked, powdered, and blended into sauces.

49 MINJUL 10
Comments
662: Pepper Party

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?

48 MINJUL 3
Comments
714: A Carla Hall 4th of July

659: Vegging Out

The cultural (and family) politics of vegetarianism, new techniques and better planning for cooking veggies, and essential vegan dishes from Vedge.

49 MINJUN 26
Comments
659: Vegging Out

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.

50 MINJUN 19
Comments
713: Light Up Your Grill

668: Edna Lewis, an American Original

We honor chef, writer, and activist Edna Lewis, who was born in a village of freed slaves and helped change the course of American cuisine.

49 MINJUN 12
Comments
668: Edna Lewis, an American Original

712: An Hour with Yotam Ottolenghi

Cookbook phenomenon Yotam Ottolenghi takes on your calls and talks tahini, feeding kids, and collaboration.

49 MINJUN 5
Comments
712: An Hour with Yotam Ottolenghi
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