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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Francis Lam. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Francis Lam, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Francis Lam. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Francis Lam, often where they are interviewed.

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"Live Wire House Party" with Samantha Irby, Francis Lam, and Mandy Moore

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Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello discuss what listeners are not missing during lockdown; author and blogger Samantha Irby settles some household disputes in the "Live Wire Court;" Francis Lam, food journalist and host of The Splendid Table podcast, offers tips on how to elevate a grilled cheese sandwich; and singer-actress Mandy Moore is joined by her husband Taylor Goldsmith to perform "If That's What It Takes" from her latest album "Silver Landings."
Apr 24 2020 · 52mins
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Francis Lam Has Some Thoughts About St. Louis-Style Food

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As the host of The Splendid Table, a cookbook editor and food journalist, Francis Lam has explored cuisines from all around the world. That may be one reason he’s not at all disconcerted by St. Louis’ method of slicing bagels as if they were loaves of bread.
Aug 08 2019 · 24mins
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Episode 31: Francis Lam is on a Bleisure Trip to Thailand

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The morning after a wedding—any big party—is usually a little groggy. It’s not necessarily unpleasant, especially if it’s February in Thailand and the air is a little bit cool and very humid, and you’re kicking around in a quiet village along the Ping River with someone like Francis Lam. Francis, besides being a classically-trained chef, former New York Times columnist, lauded cookbook editor at Clarkson Potter, and host of The Splendid Table on American Public Media is also one of the truly good people in the world of food and letters. So, Nathan was pleased, not just to get some good stories from his time in Thailand, but also to be able to annoy the living shit out of him with one very trashy word—a portmanteau, really—near the end of the show. Nathan may not be an adversarial news magazine reporter any more, but it’s good to know that he can still piss an interview subject off for business or for pleasure.

Episode 31 Show Notes:

If you’re not already listening to Francis Lam’s weekly radio show, what are you doing with your life? Head over the The Splendid Table.

Influential chef Andy Ricker’s roster of Thai restaurants: Pok Pok

Check out the lovely Khun Narata's Instagram.

Bangkok-based Austin Bush's book dives into the cuisine of northern Thailand:

The Food of Northern Thailand

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Mar 18 2019 · 43mins
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21: Francis Lam

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You might know him from the Eat column in The New York Times, for which he went into dozens of restaurants, home kitchens, and church basements to report on some of the untold food stories from New York’s many immigrant communities. Or you might know him as the voice you hear when you tune into The Splendid Table, interviewing everyone from activist Cecile Richards to chef Jacques Pépin. But I was especially excited to talk to Francis Lam about his work as a book editor at Clarkson Potter, collaborating and conspiring with hilarious, colorful personalities like Christina Tosi, Tyler Kord, and Chrissy Teigen.

In this episode, Francis talks about why he thinks it’s important as an editor to let your authors be a little bit weird. We also look back on some of his writing for the Times and talk about why he misses reporting so much more than he misses writing. Oh, and he tells the story of the time he hung out with Chrissy Teigen’s mom and she wouldn’t stop feeding him.

Also on this episode, Matt catches up with Lisa Lillien, the founder of Hungry Girl—a project started in 2004 that has ballooned into a hugely popular magazine, podcast, and series of cookbooks. They look back at the early days of blogging, before cauliflower rice, Instagram, and rainbow everything.

Oct 09 2018 · 48mins
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E48: Food Stories That Don't Pay the Bills (w/Francis Lam)

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We're thrilled to have one of Soleil's food icons on the podcast this week! Francis Lam, host of The Splendid Table and food writer extraordinaire, joins Soleil for a conversation about telling the food stories that aren't "glamorous." They also talk about media gatekeepers, food as an entree into more difficult issues and how to be better allies. But before all that grand philosophizing, Zahir and Soleil celebrate the podcast's second birthday AND important James Beard Award wins for the POC food community. 

A couple of announcements:

Applications are now open for the 2019 Vilcek Creative Promise Prizes in Culinary Arts until June 11. Learn more about the prizes and eligibility requirements here.

There's just a little under a week left to raise money for the "Family Style Zine: An AAPI Food Anthology" on Indiegogo. The creators hope to connect their audience to the diverse histories of AAPI food through writing and beautiful artwork. Check it out and consider donating!

Produced by Stephanie Kuo and Juan Ramirez. Music by AF the Naysayer and Blue Dot Sessions. 

May 09 2018 · 31mins
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Noshing On Food Podcasts with Francis Lam & Kim Severson (Encore)

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It's a Big Listen smörgåsbord! We'll meet Francis Lam, new host of The Splendid Table, taste chocolate with The Slow Melt and hear which food podcasts New York Times food writer Kim Severson favors. Plus: Lauren enters brunch hell with Brendan Francis Newnam.
Mar 08 2018 · 49mins
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Noshing On Food Podcasts with Francis Lam & Kim Severson

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It's a Big Listen smörgåsbord! We'll meet Francis Lam, new host of The Splendid Table, taste chocolate with The Slow Melt and hear which food podcasts New York Times food writer Kim Severson favors. Plus: Lauren enters brunch hell with Brendan Francis Newnam.
Nov 30 2017 · 50mins
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Episode 109: The Splendid Francis Lam

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Francis Lam is a James Beard Award-winning writer, cookbook editor, and the host of the radio show, The Splendid Table. This week we talk to him about the difficulty of putting words to the page, eating Chrissy Teigen’s scalloped potatoes, and how he hosts his friends at home.

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Apr 26 2017 · 49mins
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Francis Lam Is the Cookbook Whisperer

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Francis Lam’s cookbooks always do more than dinner. The editor and writer has ushered some of the best and most inventive cookbooks of the last few years to publication, all of which stand out as better than just a list of recipes — for their introspection, research, and often their humor. Lam dropped by the Eater Upsell studios to talk about the immigrant experience, the writer-editor relationship, and how to spend three perfect hours in the Atlanta airport.

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Dec 12 2016 · 54mins
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An Interview With Francis Lam

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Listen to writer Francis Lam talk about home, social justice, food writing, and immigrant cuisines.
Nov 19 2014 · 42mins
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