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The Splendid Table

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.

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743: Baking with Dorie Greenspan and Everything Grains with Abra Berens

We’re baking with national treasure Dorie Greenspan and we dive deep into the beauty of grains and beans with Abra Berens author of Grist.


22 Oct 2021

Rank #1

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721: Let's talk Chinese American Food

Chef Lucas Sin talks about the evolution of Chinese food & we meet the Ng family, beloved restaurateurs of Kansas City's Bo Lings.


15 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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742: Fall Cookbook Lineup

We talk with the authors of some of our favorite fall cookbooks: Mooncakes & Milk Bread, Gastro Obscura, Flavors of the Sun, and Sandor Katz’s Fermentation Journeys.


8 Oct 2021

Rank #3

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720: Dads and Kids: J. Kenji López-Alt, David Chang, & Chris Ying

J. Kenji López-Alt answers your kid-related cooking questions, and David Chang and Chris Ying talk about cooking for their toughest critics.


1 Oct 2021

Rank #4

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741: Pizza: Origin, Culture and Making It with Nathan Myhrvold

It's all about pizza this week with Nathan Myhrvold, founder of Modernist Cuisine and our Family Kitchen Segment with Journalist, Liana Aghajanian


24 Sep 2021

Rank #5

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719: Back to Baking with Lisa Donovan and Anissa Helou

Here’s hoping that the heat of summer is behind us as we fire up our ovens with baking experts from the American South and the Middle East 


17 Sep 2021

Rank #6

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740: Back To The Kitchen with Farideh Sadeghin and Soleil Ho

We’re back in the kitchen and getting cooking inspiration from VICE’s Farideh Sadeghin and we talk to SF Chronicle’s restaurant critic Soleil Ho about the future of restaurants


10 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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718: Things You’ve Gotta Try

From what to really dunk your Oreos in to a West African super-grain, canned wine, and an all-day ratatouille recipe, we talk things you’ve got to try. 


3 Sep 2021

Rank #8

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739: Chef Martin Yan’s Culinary Journey

We’re spending this episode with the iconic Martin Yan, the groundbreaking star of Yan Can Cook.


27 Aug 2021

Rank #9

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690: Confessions of Culinary Superfans

Who do you admire? Preston Clark on Patrick Clark, Shauna Sever on Maida Heatter, Melissa Clark on Marcella Hazan, and Pati Jinich on Joan Nathan.


20 Aug 2021

Rank #10