The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table

  • 478: Shared Meals in Blue Zones

    Apr 18, 2014 | 52 min
    Dan Buettner on happiness, Victoria Tonay on dreams, Dana Bowen on Easter in Sicily, Justin Horner on tamales.
  • 555: Ramen Slurp

    Apr 04, 2014 | 52 min
    Ivan Orkin on ramen, James Oseland on stories, Gustavo Arellano on Mexico, David Rosengarten on capers, Julie Hruby on pottery.
  • 5: Saliva the Superhero

    Mar 28, 2014 | 52 min
    Mary Roach on saliva, Google Plus Hangouts, Mark Bitterman on salt, Russ Parsons on artichokes.
  • 554: Tasting in the Dark

    Mar 21, 2014 | 52 min
    Hoby Wedler on wine tasting, Coi's Daniel Patterson, Sam Brasch on cactus, Bill Waddington on white tea.
  • 52: Beer Profiles

    Mar 14, 2014 | 52 min
    Greg Engert on beer, Mario Batali on editing, Deborah Madison on radishes, Perennial Plate on coconuts, Travis Marcotte on farming.
  • 55: Artisan Bread

    Mar 07, 2014 | 52 min
    Jeff Hertzberg, Mark Furstenberg on bread, Jeremy Bailenson on empathy, Marin Cogan on D.C. lunch, Jason Wang on Xi'an, the Sterns.
  • 528: Meat-Eaters

    Feb 28, 2014 | 52 min
    Briana Pobiner on meat-eating, Harold McGee on rice wine, Sean Brock on buckwheat, Julia Reed on Chicago, Nova Kim on wildcrafting.
  • 552: Chickenization

    Feb 21, 2014 | 52 min
    Christopher Leonard on chicken, Marion Nestle on the farm bill, Macanese cuisine, Joshua Wesson on wine, the Sterns.
  • 527: Dinner with Churchill

    Feb 14, 2014 | 52 min
    Cita Stelzer on Winston Churchill, Dorie Greenspan on beef, Mark Menjivar's fridge photos, Doron Petersan on vegan baking.
  • 551: Toro Bravo

    Feb 07, 2014 | 51 min
    John Gorham on family, Maureen Fant on pasta, David Rosengarten on hot sauce, Sam Chapple-Sokol on diplomacy, The Perennial Plate.
  • 526: Nigellissima

    Jan 31, 2014 | 52 min
    Nigella Lawson on Italy, Nathalie Dupree on Southern biscuits, Joe Warwick on chef eats, Pati Jinich and Arthur Allen on tomatoes.
  • 55: Zero Gravity

    Jan 24, 2014 | 52 min
    Col. Chris Hadfield on space, Andy Ricker on Thailand, Herb Eckhouse on prosciutto, Jenn Louis on salad, the Sterns.
  • 525: Polish Revival

    Jan 17, 2014 | 52 min
    Anne Applebaum on Poland, Jekka McVicar on herbs, seed saving, Cheryl Day on vintage baking, Hazelann Williams on feet.
  • 54: No Props

    Jan 10, 2014 | 52 min
    Lisa Heathcote on Downton Abbey, Rene Redzepi on fun, Rachel Laudan on empires, Michael Anthony, Katie Workman.
  • 524: Eating Bugs

    Jan 03, 2014 | 52 min
    Stefan Gates on bugs, Scarlett Lindeman on Dumpster-diving, Eddie Huang on bao, Scott Peacock on Southern food, Charles Phan on pho.
  • 52: Christmas Cheese

    Dec 27, 2013 | 51 min
    David Lebovitz on Paris, Junot Diaz on goats, Eli Sussman on snacking, Sally Schneider on decorating, Steve Jenkins on cheese.
  • 548: Duck, Duck, Goose

    Dec 20, 2013 | 51 min
    Nathan Myhrvold on modernist cuisine, Hank Shaw on goose, Alice Medrich on chocolate, Joshua Wesson on wine, the Sterns.
  • 522: Lizz's Fettuccine

    Dec 13, 2013 | 51 min
    Lizz Winstead's Key , Dr. Andrew Weil on nutrition, Dessa on tour food, Liddabit Sweets on holiday candy, James Freeman on coffee.
  • 547: Soul Food

    Dec 06, 2013 | 51 min
    Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, Sally Schneider on gifts, Adrian Miller, Kate Hubbard, Marina Marchese.
  • 467: Simple Times

    Nov 29, 2013 | 50 min
    Amy Sedaris on culinary crafts, Fany Gerson on Mexico's sweets, Rachel Saunders on marmalade, the Sterns.
  • 546: Swanksgiving

    Nov 22, 2013 | 51 min
    Mollie Katzen on veggies, Ray Isle on wine, Cheryl Day on pie, Pati Jinich, Vikas Khanna on the Dalai Lama, The Kitchn.
  • 521: All Gone

    Nov 15, 2013 | 50 min
    Mo Rocca, Francis Lam on chicken skin, Alex Witchel's memoir, Corey Milligan on carving knives, Kevin Young's poetry.
  • 52: Tom's Tomato Soup

    Nov 08, 2013 | 50 min
    Tom Douglas' Key , Penny De Los Santos on food photography, Todd Selby on his book.
  • 545: Old Vines

    Nov 01, 2013 | 50 min
    Ray Isle on vines, Andrew Schloss on slow cooking, David Tanis on Chez Panisse, Dan Newman on leftovers, The Perennial Plate.
  • 51: Lardcore

    Oct 25, 2013 | 51 min
    Sean Brock on lard, Eric Asimov on wine, Susan Feniger on tastes, Charlotte Druckman on female chefs, Patrick McGovern on beer.
  • 544: Turbot Soufflé

    Oct 18, 2013 | 51 min
    Daniel Boulud's iconic recipes, Samira Kawash on candy, Tricia Williams on coconut oil, James Bartlett on ghosts.
  • 518: John's Fried Eggs

    Oct 11, 2013 | 50 min
    John Besh's Key , Jerome Chateau on cows, Daisuke Utagawa on Japanese cuisine, The Perennial Plate.
  • 54: Fat

    Oct 04, 2013 | 52 min
    Andrew Zimmern on fat, Adam Rapoport on duck confit, Anya von Bremzen on Russia, Julia Herz on beer.
  • 4: Purple Citrus and Sweet Perfume

    Sep 27, 2013 | 51 min
    Silvena Rowe on Quince, Nathaniel Dominy on saliva, Richard Mabey on weeds, Isaac Mizrahi judges Stump.
  • 542: Salt Block Cooking

    Sep 20, 2013 | 51 min
    Mark Bitterman on salt blocks, Ian Knauer on testing recipes, Joe Yonan on mock meat, Marcie Ferris on women's history, Joseph Tychonievich on the Lynne Rossetto Kasper tomato, Bill Tracy on sweet corn.
  • 517: Road Trip: New Orleans

    Sep 13, 2013 | 51 min
    Leah Chase on the civil rights movement, Lolis Eric Elie on fine dining, Poppy Tooker on calas, Chris McMillian on the sazerac.
  • 541: Buttermilk

    Sep 06, 2013 | 52 min
    Diane St. Clair on buttermilk, Ben Sargent on lobster rolls, Trevor Corson on sushi, The Perennial Plate on Italy.
  • 516: Bill's Fried Oysters

    Aug 30, 2013 | 51 min
    Bill Smith's Key , Jesse Griffiths on hunting, Jeremy Quinn on orange wine.
  • 54: Foodelectric

    Aug 23, 2013 | 52 min
    William Sitwell on food history, Wayne Wang on Cecilia Chiang, Vikas Khanna on chutney, Karen Solomon on ketchup.
  • 515: The Juice

    Aug 16, 2013 | 51 min
    Jay McInerney on wine, Tracie McMillan on Walmart, Rebecca Rupp on vegetables, Angela Kim on West L.A., Jeff Koehler on Morocco.
  • 539: Eating Wild

    Aug 09, 2013 | 51 min
    Jo Robinson on phytonutrients, Charles Phoenix on entertaining, David Karp on grapes, Fritz Haeg on edible estates.
  • 514: Julia's Birthday

    Aug 02, 2013 | 52 min
    The best of Julia Child, Kevin West on preserving, Ken Hom on China, David Leite on Nutella, Ted Allen plays Stump the Cook.
  • 538: Heirloom Yogurt

    Jul 26, 2013 | 52 min
    Sandor Katz on yogurt, Megan Krigbaum on wine, Katie Parla on Rome, Jonathan Gold on L.A.'s restaurants, Lucinda Hutson on tequila.
  • 484: Camp Cooking

    Jul 22, 2013 | 52 min
    Mike Faverman and Pat Mac on camp cooking, Nigel Slater on eggplant, Vic Firth on drumsticks, Mario Batali plays Stump the Cook.
  • 513: Sally's Herb Salt

    Jul 22, 2013 | 52 min
    Sally Schneider's Key 3, John Schlimm on vegan grilling, David Leite on milk mayonnaise, Doug Mack on a European vacation, Randall Grahm on Verjus.
  • 537: Bouchon Bakery

    Jul 22, 2013 | 52 min
    Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel on pastries, Roberto Santibañez on Mexico, Russ Parsons' summer reading, The Perennial Plate on honey.
  • 537: Bouchon Bakery

    Jul 12, 2013 | 52 min
  • 509: Cinco de Mayo

    Jul 11, 2013 | 52 min
  • 530: Saliva the Superhero

    Jul 11, 2013 | 53 min
  • 528: Meat-Eaters

    Jul 11, 2013 | 52 min
  • 504: Asian Tofu

    Jul 11, 2013 | 53 min
  • 484: Camp Cooking

    Jul 11, 2013 | 53 min
  • 534: Family Table

    Jul 11, 2013 | 52 min
  • August 28, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week we are re-introduced to one of America's greatest tastemakers: Mark Twain. Andrew Beahrs, author of Twains Feast: Searching for America's Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens, joins us. We'll figure out something to do with all that zucchini your friends have been bringing over, and Jane and Michael Stern have found freshly shucked clam pizza at Zuppardi's Apizza in West Haven, CT.
  • September 4, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    (repeat episode) We're looking at the art of the Asian pickle with Alex Hovzen creator of the Cultured Pickle Shop in Berkely, CA, the Sterns are visiting Moonlight BBQ in Owensboro, KY, Fred Plotkin teaches us how to take an eaters vacation without a rental car, and Amy Stewart author of Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities introduces us to the darker side of Mother Nature.
  • January 8, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week we're looking at why we find things pleasurable with Paul Bloom, author of How Pleasure Works, The New Science of Why We Like What We Like. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Orange Inn in Laguna Beach, CA, and tea authority Bill Waddington introduces to the first brand-new strain of tea ever developed, Ruby 18.
  • September 18, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week we get some modern day wine truths from Matt Kramer author of Matt Kramer on Wine. We'll look at some of the world's most bizarrely set restaurants with JD Rinne of Budgettravel.com, we deconstruct and reinvent ratatouille with Salon.com's Francis Lam, a botanist breeds a tomato for Lynne, and the Sterns are eating hotdogs at Texas Lunch & Hubba in Port Charles, NY.
  • November 13, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    We take a look at the specialty coffee movement with Michaele Weissman author of God in a Cup. Britain's Diana Henry, author of Food from Plenty: Good Food Made from the Plentiful, the Seasonal and the Leftover with Over 300 Recipes, None of Them Extravagant joins us with her take on where to look for flavor inspiration. And Andy Crouch, author of Great American Craft Beer: A Guide to the Nation's Finest Beers and Breweries introduces us to Session Beer.
  • April 30, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    Interior designer Thomas O'Brien walks us through his vision of the kitchen. His new book is American Modern, we talk to the last remaining limburger cheese maker and the Stern's take us to Milwaukee for hopple popple at Benji's.
  • October 2, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week we're talking with Ken Albala author of The Lost Art of Real Cooking. Jane and Michael Stern are eating at Menches Brothers in Uniontown, OH. And Melissa Clark, author of In The Kitchen With a Good Appetite brings us her take on autumn pie-making; plus we'll hear the latest on international tipping from Travel and Leisure's Mark Orwoll.
  • June 3, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week, Lynne guides us through the world of food styling with one of the masters, Delores Custer, author of Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera. Jane and Michael Stern are eating Polish Boys in Cleveland, Food and Wine magazine's Ray Isle has some wine suggestions for summer sipping, Susan Loomis tells us about "pistachio music," Sheila Bowman tells us which seafood to avoid, and as always, Lynne answers your kitchen questions.
  • October 9, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    (Repeat Episode) This week we have a look at school lunch programs, from a lunch lady's eyes. Our guest is Jean Ronnei of the St. Paul, MN public schools. Mario Batali addresses the issue of family meals, and the Sterns are eating soul food in the Arizona desert at Mrs. White's Golden Rule. Plus, we get a guide to making simple cured meats at home from Karen Solomon author of Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It and Other Cooking Projects.
  • May 13, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    This week historian John T Edge tells us about his on-going reporting for the New York Times called United Tastes, Jane and Michael Stern have found the ultimate hangover cure in New Orleans, a dish called Ya-Ka Mein. We meet a PHD candidate studying "coziness" and we get a take on the 5 Stages of Grief -- "pea" grief that it is, from Emily Franklin, author of Too Many Cooks.
  • November 6, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week talk with Mark Bitterman author of Salted, A Manifesto on the World's Most Essential Mineral, with Recipes. We get a look at the world of a wine importer - with boutique importer Terry Theise - author of Reading Between the Wines and the Sterns are in Santa Fe at Bobcat Bite.
  • November 20, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week we'll get you ready for the Thanksgiving feast with chef Eric Ripert, author of Avec Eric. Grace Young brings us the very American story of Chinese immigrants in the Mississippi Delta. Her latest book is Stir-Frying To the Sky's Edge. And we get stuffing strategy from the New York Time's Melissa Clark, author of In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite.
  • September 25, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week we're looking at the world's last wild food - fish - with Paul Greenberg. We'll get some outside-of-the-box thinking on how deal with small kitchen and dining spaces from Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, and Jane and Michael Stern have found first-rate baked goods at Waves of Grain Bakery in Canon Beach, Oregon.
  • October 30, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    We discuss the cuisine of Portugal with David Leite author of The New Portuguese Table. Jane and Michael Stern have found stellar Creamed Chipped Beef at The Breakfast Shoppe in Severna Park, MD and we learn the art of Indian dal from Raghavan Iyer author of 660 Curries.
  • October 23, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    We're meeting up with a man devoted to the study of ginger - The Smithsonian's Curator of Botany - John Kress. The Sterns are eating low-country pizza at The Old Firehouse Restaurant in Hollywood, SC and we look at roasting coffee at home with Tom Owens of Sweet Maria's.
  • April 2, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    We're pondering the food supply of the future with Raj Patel author of The Value of Nothing, Jane and Michael Stern are at The White Hut in Springfield, MA, and we ask the question - why are there no famous female chefs?
  • January 1, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    We have some advice for the home cook from chef Thomas Keller - his new book is Ad Hoc at Home. We get advice for throwing a party Southern style from Matt and Ted Lee, authors of Simple, Fresh Southern. Master baker Rose Levy Beranbaum gives us a primer on keeping cakes - her newest book is Rose's Heavenly Cakes. Jane and Michael Stern are at Pico de Gallo in Tucson, AZ.
  • November 27, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week it's a show of American iconoclasts starting with winemaker Randall Grahm of Boony Doon Vineyard. His latest book is Been Doon So Long, A Randall Grahm Vinthology. We then meet the true originator of the no-knead bread technique, Jim Lehey of New York City's famed Sullivan Street Bakery. His book is My Bread, The Revolutionary No-Work, No-Knead Method.
  • March 5, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    This week we're getting advice for lubricating the family dinner conversation from Daniel Menaker author of A Good Talk; The Story and Skill of Conversation. Jane and Michael Stern have found Orson Welles sized pies at Royer's Round Top in Texas and we look at the up and coming cheesemakers with James Norton author of The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin.
  • December 25, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    Chef Douglas Rodriguez joins us with a Cuban take on the Christmas feast. The legendary Paula Wolfert joins us with her book Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking. And we have a tale of a childhood gingerbread house gone mad from Augusten Burroughs, author of You'd Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas. Emeril Lagasse brings us holiday recipes inspired by his mother.
  • May 06, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week we meet Britain's latest culinary phenomenon, columnist and restaurateur Yotam Otttolenghi, author of the vegetarian bestseller Plenty, Vibrant Dishes from London's Ottolenghi. Jane and Michael Stern are taking on a classic -- Wisconsin's Door County Fish Boils, Food and Wine Magazine's Ray Isle explains the beauty of wine blends and we meet a historian who has put together the first African-American heritage seed collection.
  • March 19, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    We're looking at Mexican - Jewish food traditions with Chef Patricia Jinich, of PBS's Pati's Mexican Table, New York Time's columnist Melissa Clark introduces us to her very suave and very easy recipe for Shrimp Bisque, Jane and Michael Stern are at Cupcake Royale in Seattle, WA and Steve Almond, author of Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America wants us to consider endangered candy!
  • December 18, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week Nigella Lawson is stopping by with her new book, Nigella Kitchen, Recipes From the Heart of Home. Food and Wine Magazine's Anthony Giglio introduces us to the bubbly wines of Italy. Sally Schneider, creator of The Improvisational Cook is back with her annual list of homemade food gifts and the Stern's are at Garcia's Kitchen in Albuquerque, NM
  • April 9, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week we look at the burgeoning world of culinary apps with John Moe, host of Marketplace's Tech Report, we go into the kitchen of Somali chef Jamal Hashi and Jane and Michael Stern take us to New Jersey for Pork Rolls.
  • February 5, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    This week we're talking to Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat, about our sometimes puzzling relationship with meat, Diana Henry author of Plenty brings us a decidedly British take on leftovers, and New York Times Getting Lost columnist Matt Gross explains why he has fallen in love with schnapps.
  • April 23, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    Dan Buettner author of Thrive, Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way tells us about the significance of the shared meal among world's happiest people. Jane and Michael Stern are tracking down the very best in deli rye and we talk to Saveur's editor Dana Bowen about celebrating Easter in Sicily.
  • October 16, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week we're taking a food lovers tour of Vietnam with Peter Jon Lindberg, Editor-at-Large of Travel & Leisure Magazine. The Sterns are at Metompkin Seafood in Mappsville, Virginia, and Dorie Greenspan, author of Around My French Table, joins us with a very French take on the side dish. Also on the show, food in a war zone, a cake for every state in the nation, and Lynne's answers to your kitchen questions.
  • February 19, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    It izs a look at the mysterious eel with James Prosek author of Eels, An Exploration, From New Zealand To The Saragasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish, we look at the food life of Thailand with David Thompson author of Thai Street Food and John Kowalski of the Culinary Institute of America teaches us how to make our own corned beef.
  • December 4, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 54 min
    This week it's a look at the Russian tradition of zakuski with Diana Henry, author of Roast Figs, Sugar Snow, Winter Food to Warm the Soul. Iconoclast chef David Chang of Momofuku fame joins us with the method behind the madness of his inspired fusion cuisine. Jane and Michael Stern are eating sweets in Salt Lake City's The Lamb, and Food and Wine Magazine's Ray Isle joins us with his short list of the bottles every wine lover should taste.
  • December 11, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    Amy Sedaris is stopping by with some gift-giving help from her hilarious new book, Simple Times, Crafts For Poor People. The Stern's are at Hartley's Pork Pies in Fall River, MA, and Mexican cook Fany Gerson introduces us to the unusual sweets of Mexico with her book My Sweet Mexico.
  • January 29, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    This week we meet Nordic chef Rene Redzepi, author of Noma, Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine. The Sterns are at Hathaway's Coffee Shop in Cincinnati, OH and Jenna Woginrich gives advice on raising egg-laying chickens in the city.
  • January 15, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    Chinese chef Ming Tsai joins us with his Asian influenced take on one pot cooking. His new book is Simply Ming, One Pot Meals. The Sterns are in Atlanta at Mary Mac's Tearoom, and Tom Owen of the coffee lover's website Sweet Maria's joins us with a guide to home roasting.
  • February 12, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    We get a clear-eyed view of the wine world this week with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl author of Drink This: Wine Made Simple. Chef Patrice Olivon introduces us to the gentle art of the soufflé, and Indian food authority Monica Bhide, author of Modern Spice explains the Indian art of spice blends.
  • February 26, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week we meet up with chef Gabrielle Hamilton author of Blood. Bones and Butter, The Stern's are eating at Flip's BBQ in Wilmington, NC, we learn to corn our own beef just in time for St. Patrick's day with John Kowalski of the Culinary Institute of America and author of The Art Of Charcuterie, and veterinarian Gary Weitzman, animal advisor for WAMU's The Animal House tells us what we really need to be feeding our pets.
  • March 26, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week we're taking a look back at Britain's culinary groundbreaker, Elizabeth David with Ruth Reichl, Jane and Michael Stern are at The Southern Kitchen in New Market, VA, wine with Joshua Wesson brings us his short list of wines that are sure to become your BFF, "best friends forever" and we learn about a new fruit - the Dekopan.
  • March 12, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    Chef Scott Peacock joins us this week with his series The Alabama Project, conversations with some of Alabama's oldest residents. Jane and Michael Stern are at Du-par's in Los Angeles, Fred Plotkin reports on the 150th anniversary of the Republic of Italy and we get a quick primer on sugaring from Tim Herd, author of Maple Sugar from Sap to Syrup.
  • September 11, 2010: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    (repeat episode) What makes man, man and an ape an ape? According to Richard Wrangham it is not one's ability to fashion tool, but rather the ability to cook. He is the author of Catching Fire, How Cooking Made Us Human. The Sterns are in LA eating a French Dip at its origin, Philippe's French Dip Restaurant, and there is a new movement sweeping across America - group canning sessions.
  • January 22, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    Award winning author Su-Mei Yu introduces us to the ancient Thai tradition of looking at "food as medicine". Her new book is, The Elements of Life, A Contemporary Guide to Thai Recipes and Traditions for Healthier Living. Jane and Michael Stern are in Tucson at the Tucson Tamale Company and National Geographic's Keith Bellows brings us their list of food journeys of a lifetime.
  • December 2, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 51 min
    Amy Sedaris is stopping by with some gift-giving help from her hilarious new book, Simple Times, Crafts For Poor People. Jane and Michael Stern are at Hartley's Pork Pies in Fall River, MA, and Mexican cook Fany Gerson introduces us to the unusual sweets of Mexico with her book My Sweet Mexico.
  • June 23, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    We're going into the kitchen of Daniel in NYC for another installment of The Key 3, with legendary chef Daniel Boulud. And we play Stump the Cook with Frank DeCaro, author of The Dead Celebrity Cookbook.
  • June 2, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 51 min
    This week, Lynne plays Stump the Cook with chef Mario Batali. Authors Mike Faverman and Pat Mac take on dining in the great outdoors with their book Ultimate Camp Cooking. And Jane and Michael Stern have tracked down the very best in corned beef hash.
  • April 20, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    We meet up with JJ Goode, a culinary ghost writer, Jane and Michael Stern are back from New Orleans with fresh finds, and we talk to Wine & Spirits columnist Tara Thomas about Greek wines.
  • April 27, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    Britain's latest culinary phenomenon is Yotam Ottolenghi, author of a vegetarian best-seller. Jane and Michael Stern are at a Door County fish boil, and Ray Isle explains the beauty of wine blends.
  • January 13, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    Chinese chef Ming Tsai joins us with his Asian influenced take on one-pot cooking. His new book is Simply Ming, One Pot Meals. Jane and Michael Stern are in Atlanta at Mary Mac's Tearoom, and Tom Owen of the coffee lovers website Sweet Maria's joins us with a guide to home roasting.
  • March 2, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    This week, we talk to Andrea Nguyen about her latest book, Asian Tofu. Jane and Michael Stern are on the Eastern Shore of Virginia at the Exmore Diner. We get a smell tour of Seattle with researcher Victoria Henshaw, and we talk to Renee Shepherd of Renee's Garden about the newest in culinary seeds.
  • June 16, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    Singer Sheryl Crow joins us with her book, If It Makes You Healthy. Jane and Michael Stern are tracking the rise of Fluffernutter, and we check in with the minds behind The Dinner Party.
  • December 9, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 50 min
    This week every brisket tells a story according to Stephanie Pierson, author of The Brisket Book: A Love Story with Recipes. We visit a beer stock exchange in Washington DC, take a look at the latest from the wine world, sonar winemaking, and head to Lafayette, Louisiana with Jane and Michael Stern to Johnson's Boucaniere.
  • July 14, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week, it's Japanese grilling with Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat. Ray Isle has some suggestions for summer wine sipping, we're looking at home brewing with William Bostwick, and we go into the world of a flavor scientist.
  • July 28, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    We're back with another episode of our Key 3 series. This week: Sally Schneider of The Improvised Life. The Sterns are in Michigan eating boozy cakes made by monks at The Jampot, and John Schlimm has some recipes for the vegan griller.
  • July 7, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    We look at the rebirth of Spanish food post-Franco with culinary historian Claudia Roden. Jane and Michael Stern are in San Antonio, and restaurateur Andy Ricker introduces us to Asian drinking vinegars.
  • July 21, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week, we cool off with homemade ice cream from Columbus ice cream maven Jeni Britton Bauer, author of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home. Jane and Michael Stern are at Nick's Kitchen in Huntington, Ind., and we look at the ways in which food is used as a political tool with Susan Glasser, editor in chief of Foreign Policy Magazine.
  • June 30, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    We're hunting and gathering at water's edge with Hank Shaw, author of Hunt, Gather, Cook. Also, wine entrepreneur Joshua Wesson brings us his favorite bottles to sip with hot dogs, and Sally Schneider of The Improvised Life tells us how to get the most from the season's fresh cherries.
  • January 6, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 51 min
    This week, a look at the sometimes scandalous world of olive oil with Tom Mueller author of Extra Virginity. Legendary vegetarian cook Anna Thomas brings us her take on steaming bowls of green soup for the winter months. Her book is Love Soup. We talk with Christian De Benedetti about his book The Great American Ale Trail, and play another round of Stump the Cook with Ty Burrell of Modern Family.
  • February 24, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    This week, we meet up with chef Gabrielle Hamilton, author of Blood, Bones and Butter. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, we learn to corn our own beef. And veterinarian Gary Weitzman tells us what we really need to be feeding our pets.
  • January 27, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week, we meet Nordic chef Rene Redzepi, author of Noma. Jane and Michael Stern are in Cincinnati, and Indian food authority Madhur Jaffrey teaches us the Indian way with fresh greens.
  • May 26, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    Chef Roberto Santibanez, author of Truly Mexican, introduces us to the Mexican world of pipianes. Sally Schneider discusses her short list of favorite blogs, and Jane and Michael Stern have found first-rate Mexican food at a gas station in Dallas.
  • March 23, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    This week, Ruth Reichl takes a look back at British culinary groundbreaker Elizabeth David. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Southern Kitchen in New Market, Va., and our wine guy Joshua Wesson brings his short list of wines that are sure to become your BFFs.
  • May 12, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    Lynne is out of the studio and into the world of honey bees with researcher Marla Spivak. Peter Jon Lindberg has unearthed good food in unlikely places, and British horticulturalist Jekka McVicar brings her pick of unusual culinary herbs for your back yard.
  • May 19, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    In The Key 3, chef Andrea Reusing makes overnight braised short ribs, turnip soup and a tomato salad. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, Texas, and we hear about the Vietnamese tradition of monthly rice from journalist Claudia Kolker.
  • February 17, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 51 min
    This week, we meet Erin Byers Murray, author of the memoir Shucked, Life on a New England Oyster Farm. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl talks about low-alcohol wines, and we play another round of Stump the Cook with Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi.
  • April 6, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    This week we look at the burgeoning world of culinary apps with John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, we go into the kitchen of Somali chef Jamal Hashi, and Jane and Michael Stern take us to New Jersey for pork rolls.
  • February 3, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    This week is the launch of our new series, The Key 3, conversations with good cooks (not just chefs), about the three recipes they feel every good cook should know. This week, it's Thai food expert Andy Ricker. Jane and Michael Stern are at Sylvan Park in Nashville, Tenn. We take on homemade mustards with Los Angeles Times reporter Noelle Carter, and we look at the food world through its knives with Allegra McEvedy, author of Bought, Borrowed and Stolen.
  • April 13, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    Lidia Bastianich is featured in our latest installment of The Key 3. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Red Truck Bakery in Warrenton, Va., and Hank Shaw teaches us to harvest spring trees.
  • March 9, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    This week, we talk to author Hal Herzog about our sometimes puzzling relationship with meat. Diana Henry, author of Plenty, brings us a decidedly British take on leftovers, and New York Times columnist Matt Gross explains why he has fallen in love with schnapps.
  • January 20, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    This week, we learn what it takes to be a cheesemonger with Steve Jones, proprietor of Cheese Bar in Portland, Ore. We also look at willpower with John Tierney, co-author of Willpower, Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. And Jane and Michael Stern are breakfasting at Green Salmon in Yachats, Ore.
  • December 23, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 51 min
    British food writer Nigel Slater, author of Tender, joins us with his take on the holiday meal; Edward Behr has a new book, The Art of Eating Cookbook; and Andrew Schloss, author of Homemade Soda, brings some non-alcoholic suggestions for the holiday.
  • February 10, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 53 min
    We look at the food life of Thailand with David Thompson, author of Thai Street Food. Then, the mysterious eel with James Prosek, author of Eels, An Exploration. And Gilt Taste's Francis Lam teaches us to make Ginger Milk Pudding.
  • May 5, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    Mexican chef Pati Jinich joins us for Cinco de Mayo. Jane and Michael Stern are at Eckl's Beef and Weck, and we talk to MacArthur Genius Will Allen about The Good Food Revolution.
  • December 30, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 51 min
    This week we look at why humans find things pleasurable with Paul Bloom, author of How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Orange Inn in Laguna Beach, Calif. We play Stump the Cook with Amy Sedaris and tea authority Bill Waddington introduces us to the first brand new strain of tea ever developed, Ruby 18.
  • December 16, 2011: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 51 min
    Childhood nostalgia comes full circle with pastry chef Christina Tosi and her new book, Momofuku Milk Bar. Food Stylist Annie Rigg joins us with her charmingly British take on homemade gifts. Her book is Gifts From the Kitchen. Who better to take on techy food gifts this week than John Moe of Marketplace Tech Report? And Jane and Michael Stern have declared Los Angeles as the best city for 24-hour eating.
  • March 30, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    National Geographic explorer Barton Seaver joins us with his take on seasonal seafood. Tea merchant Bill Waddington introduces us to the newest category of teas just discovered in China: dark tea. And Jane and Michael Stern are at the Sweet Water Cafe in Marquette, Mich.
  • June 9, 2012: The Splendid Table

    Jul 02, 2013 | 52 min
    We learn some unconventional grilling techniques from Adam Perry Lang, author of Charred and Scruffed. Peter Jon Lindberg reports on the affordable food scene in Hawaii, and food scientist Harold McGee brings us some surprising news about the best way to thaw frozen meat.

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