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The Splendid Table

American Public Media's The Splendid Table is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Francis Lam leads listeners on ...
The Splendid Table

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American Public Media's The Splendid Table is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Francis Lam leads listeners on a journey of the senses and hosts discussions with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for the culinary delights. Updated every Friday.

Link: www.splendidtable.org

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Episodes

651: Eating in the Instagram Era

Feb 15, 2019 00:50:09

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We look at food and identity through the lenses of social media, Instant Pot/multicookers, social protest, rediscovered roots, and shopping behavior

The Power of Scent

Feb 12, 2019 00:08:48

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Artisan perfumer Mandy Aftel uses her deep knowledge of essential oils to reveal the secret life of scent in creative cooking.

677: Do We All Eat the Same?

Feb 8, 2019 00:49:57

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We look at foods that connect us, the loss of lunchtime, the culture of insect eating, and a burger that is not served your way.

650: The Art of the Sandwich

Feb 1, 2019 00:50:45

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Turning the sandwich, a workday workhorse, into a work of art

History of Sauces

Jan 29, 2019 00:08:55

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Food historian Maryann Tebben discusses the past, present and future of sauces.

676: Daily Bread

Jan 25, 2019 00:50:02

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From biscuits to bagels, Ethiopian injera to Nordic flatbreads, we explore some of the great breads baked worldwide.

649: Behind the Restaurant

Jan 18, 2019 00:50:06

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The complicated community of restaurants and their people.

Green Soup for the Winter Blues

Jan 15, 2019 00:06:19

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Long, gray winter got you down? Find some seasonal relief in this warm, colorful soup recipe from Anna Thomas.

675: The Food of Thailand

Jan 11, 2019 00:50:29

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Explore the regional flavors of Thailand and learn why there are so many Thai restaurants in the U.S. Plus, lessons on curry paste and coconut milk.

647: Mexican Food in America

Jan 4, 2019 00:50:59

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Jorge Gaviria on tortillas, Steve Alvarez on Mexington, ATK on chilaquiles, Wesley Avila on tacos, Fany Gerson on flan, the importance of Mitla Cafe

Chefs, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll

Jan 1, 2019 00:17:46

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Food writer Andrew Friedman celebrates the free spirits and misfits who started the the American restaurant revolution.

674: Hanging Out with Mike Solomonov

Dec 28, 2018 00:50:44

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Francis Lam and renowned chef Michael Solomonov get to the soul of Israeli food, swap disaster stories and tag team calls from listeners.

644: The Power of Invitation

Dec 21, 2018 00:51:00

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Carla Capalbo on Georgian supra, Justin Spring on pot au feu, America's Test Kitchen's favorite kitchen tools, and the positive power of invitation

Eating Italy: A Holiday Menu

Dec 18, 2018 00:10:56

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Italian food expert Jack Bishop (America’s Test Kitchen) takes us to Italy with an authentic holiday menu featuring six regionally inspired dishes.

673: How Chefs Holiday at Home

Dec 14, 2018 00:49:35

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Bring on the holidays with dishes from chefs Matty Matheson, Christina Tosi and Victor Albisu. Plus, the story of the ultimate golden gift.

630: Recipes: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Dec 7, 2018 00:49:28

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Samin Nosrat on acid balance, Emily Kaiser Thelin on Paula Wolfert, America's Test Kitchen on cooking with cannabis, Tom Scocca on caramelized onions

Best in Show Cookies

Dec 4, 2018 00:10:30

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As a food writer and cookie contest coordinator Rick Nelson has seen and tasted thousands of cookie recipes. He shares some of his favorites with us.

672: Holiday Warm-Up

Nov 30, 2018 00:49:49

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We prepare for the holidays with stuffed potato pancakes, Indian American comfort food, and some great reasons to drink Champagne.

642: The Sioux Chef

Nov 23, 2018 00:49:17

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Sean Sherman on indigenous kitchens, Dorie Greenspan on butter, America's Test Kitchen on pumpkin pie spice, Liz O'Keefe on mushrooms

Turkey Confidential 2018

Nov 22, 2018 01:55:32

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Our Thanksgiving 2018 call-in show hosted by Francis Lam with guests Dorie Greenspan, Pati Jinich, Samin Nosrat & Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Lynne's Twists on Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Nov 20, 2018 00:13:37

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Lynne Rossetto Kasper shares many wonderful ideas for adding new flavors to traditional Thanksgiving sides.

671: Carla Hall’s Soul Food Thanksgiving

Nov 16, 2018 00:49:04

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Get ready for Thanksgiving with a soul food menu, game-changing gravy technique, fixes for dessert disasters, and an epic lesson on pumpkin pie.

643: Thanksgiving 2017

Nov 9, 2018 00:49:24

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Indian-spiced Thanksgiving, Emma Christensen on hard cider, ATK's Thanksgiving hacks, The Mash-Up Americans, Doc Willoughby's heirloom pot roast

Unexpected Wines from Unexpected Places

Nov 6, 2018 00:10:52

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Wine expert Madeline Puckette uncorks a selection of unique wines that are both quaffable and affordable.

670: René Redzepi – Fermentation, Inspiration and the Balance of Life

Nov 2, 2018 00:49:27

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Chef René Redzepi on how fermentation is the future of great cooking, Noma's global influence, and his work/life balance.

641: Gail Simmons's Key 3

Oct 26, 2018 00:49:35

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The Key 3 with Gail Simmons, Michael Harlan Turkell on vinegar, America's Test Kitchen on sous vide, and Tejal Rao on oysters and love.

Hard Cider Revival

Oct 23, 2018 00:10:17

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Apple expert Amy Traverso discusses hard cider's history and current popularity in America, and gives suggestions for pairing hard ciders with food.

669: An Award-Winning Duo: Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken

Oct 19, 2018 00:49:38

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2018 Julia Child Award winners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken talk about their partnership and the changing face of the American food world.

640: Iconic Desserts

Oct 12, 2018 00:50:02

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Stella Parks on desserts, Leslie Pariseau on goddess pilgrimage, Adam Federman on Patience Gray, ATK on Boston cream pie, and Lisa Mendelson on halva

Beer Hacks

Oct 9, 2018 00:11:55

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Ben Robinson's creative work-arounds for getting beer cold quickly, opening without an opener, and glassware suggestions based on serving temperature.

668: Edna Lewis, an American Original

Oct 5, 2018 00:50:30

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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.

628: Food From Faraway Places

Sep 28, 2018 00:51:00

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Sheldon Simeon on Hawaiian food, Francis Lam on Faroe Islands, Shane Mitchell's Far Afield, ATK on poached eggs, Aleksandra Crapanzano on London

Wine Headaches

Sep 25, 2018 00:11:39

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Food science writer Dr. Nadia Berenstein looks at the chemical compounds that could cause you to have a wicked headache when drinking wine.

667: Taking Care

Sep 21, 2018 00:50:19

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We look at what it means to take care of yourself and others with food – from pies and inherited tea to community farms and home kitchens.

639: Filipino Food

Sep 14, 2018 00:50:21

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Inside the food of the Philippines with Amy Besa, King & Emma Phojanakong, Chad Valencia, Jessica Hagedorn, Joanne Boston, and America's Test Kitchen

Preserving the Taste of Summer

Sep 11, 2018 00:09:41

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Food preservationist extraordinaire Marisa McClellan shares scaled-down canning projects to help capture and keep the flavors of summer.

666: In Jacques Pépin's Kitchen

Sep 7, 2018 00:50:12

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Francis meets up with Chef Jacques Pépin in his home kitchen to talk career, life, and the magic of instant-cured gravlax.

638: The Future of Urban Farming

Aug 31, 2018 00:50:15

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Caleb Harper on urban farming, Rachel Khong on eggs, America's Test Kitchen on grill tongs, Patrick Comiskey on American Rhône, and Miami Gas Stations

Eating Summer: Tomatoes and Watermelon

Aug 28, 2018 00:11:49

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As summer comes to an end, Southern chef Vivian Howard shares some of her favorite ways to cook and preserve watermelon and tomatoes.

665: How Bees Made What We Eat

Aug 24, 2018 00:49:55

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We spotlight bees: their important role in food and evolution, urban beekeeping, the mystery of colony collapse, and how to use honey in the kitchen

636: Peppers, Onions & Butter

Aug 17, 2018 00:50:11

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Maricel Presilla on chili peppers, America's Test Kitchen on Colorado Green Chile, Alex Halberstadt on butter, Kate Winslow on Onions

Saladish: Beyond Leafy Greens & Dressing

Aug 14, 2018 00:13:40

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Ilene Rosen encourages improvisation and experimentation with ingredients to amplify your vegetables

664: Project Cooking

Aug 10, 2018 00:50:16

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We're taking on serious cooking projects: whole hog barbecue, paella on the grill, community ovens, and an unforgettable tomato panade.

637: Greens & Spanish Sauces

Aug 3, 2018 00:50:15

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Jenn Louis on greens, Omar Allibhoy on Spanish sauces, Hank Shaw on eating daylilies, America's Test Kitchen on sonker.

663: The Importance of Eating Urchins

Jul 27, 2018 00:50:08

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The aquacultural benefits of eating purple sea urchins. Making rice salad and savory breakfast. America’s Test Kitchen on perfect home-cooked falafel.

Thai Rolled Ice Cream

Jul 24, 2018 00:08:39

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Forget the traditional scoops and cones. Thai rolled ice cream is an exciting new way to create and enjoy delicious desserts.

635: Zoe's Ghana Kitchen

Jul 20, 2018 00:50:07

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Zoe Adjonyoh on Ghanaian food, America's Test Kitchen on charcoal grilling, Dana Cree on ice cream, Daniella Cheslow on small game dining

662: Pepper Party

Jul 13, 2018 00:50:06

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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.

The Spirit of Aperitivo

Jul 10, 2018 00:09:32

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The workday is over! Unwind and prepare for the evening ahead with a drink and light meal in the style of Italian aperitivo.

634: Where We Eat

Jul 6, 2018 00:50:29

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Andy Shallal on inclusive dining, An Angel in Queens, Lee Glazer on The Peacock Room, and America's Test Kitchen reviews pie and cake carriers.

661: Summer Cookout

Jun 29, 2018 00:50:54

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

Steven Raichlen's World of Meatless Smoking

Jun 26, 2018 00:09:53

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Grill guru Steven Raichlen reveals a world of meatless smoking that includes potatoes, cheese, eggs, water and even ice cream.

633: The Unexpected South

Jun 22, 2018 00:51:10

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John T. Edge on Southern hippie farmers, Dinner at the Patel Motel, America's Test Kitchen on SC Fresh Smoked Ham, Southern food in Pacific Northwest

660: Barbacoa, Boniato, and Ceviche

Jun 15, 2018 00:51:19

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An episode dedicated to pinnacle dishes and ingredients from Peru, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

Anthony Bourdain Remembered

Jun 14, 2018 00:24:18

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The Splendid Table with Anthony Bourdain: chef, industry booster and critic, world traveler, and adventurous eater.

Vedge on Veganism

Jun 12, 2018 00:10:38

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In our Splendid Table Selects, Kate Jacoby and Rich Landau, of Vedge, talk about the ever-expanding world of vegan food.

638: The Future of Urban Farming

Jun 8, 2018 00:51:00

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Caleb Harper on urban farming, Rachel Khong on eggs, America's Test Kitchen on grill tongs, Patrick Comiskey on American Rhône, and Miami Gas Stations

659: Vegging Out

Jun 1, 2018 00:51:04

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

Cooking & Eating in Spring

May 29, 2018 00:10:38

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The New York Times food writer Melissa Clark talks about springtime recipes - from Green Goddess dressing to a tangy take on new potatoes and peas.

632: Food Myths

May 25, 2018 00:49:09

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America's Test Kitchen on busted food myths, Trine Hahnemann on hygge, Ole Mouritsen on mouthfeel, Burmese cuisine, and classic vegetarian cookbooks

658: Nigella Lawson Defends the Honor of Home Cooking

May 18, 2018 00:51:22

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Food world superstar Nigella Lawson embraces the pleasure of home cooking, speaks against food elitism, and approaches cookbooks like conversations

Patti LaBelle in the Kitchen

May 15, 2018 00:10:57

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Legendary singer and cookbook author Patti LaBelle talks about cooking from the soul and keeping it basic.

631: Jessica Harris

May 11, 2018 00:48:40

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Jessica Harris on her memoir, The Key 3 with Dale Talde, ATK taste tests bagged popcorn, Mads Refslund & Tama Matsuoka Wong on 'trash cooking'

657: The Philly Special

May 4, 2018 00:50:27

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Francis Lam live on stage with three of Philadelphia’s best chefs: Ange Branca, Eli Kulp and Mike Solomonov.

Flour Tortilla Road Trip

May 1, 2018 00:06:47

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Taco historian and food writer Gustavo Arellano takes us to the American Southwest and California for a taste of must-have flour tortillas.

630: Recipes: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Apr 27, 2018 00:51:19

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Samin Nosrat on acid balance, Emily Kaiser Thelin on Paula Wolfert, America's Test Kitchen on cooking with cannabis, Tom Scocca on caramelized onions

656: The Opposite of Locavore

Apr 20, 2018 00:51:26

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What does it mean to be a food pilgrim versus food tourist? We consider the cultural ramifications of food travel and foods with multinational roots.

Tucson: America's First City of Gastronomy

Apr 17, 2018 00:07:31

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Savor the many different foods that make Tucson, Arizona worthy of being named the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S.

629: Feeding Family

Apr 13, 2018 00:51:19

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A deep look at what it means to eat with and feed a family, whether it's the family we're born into or the family that we choose.

655: The Seeds of Flavor

Apr 6, 2018 00:51:09

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Celebrate spring with seeds that create new flavors -- and change lives. Plus, one-bottle cocktails and unexpected ways to cook spring vegetables.

Essential Asian Sauces

Apr 3, 2018 00:08:35

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Dan Souza from America's Test Kitchen takes us on a flavorful tour of three classic Asian sauces: oyster sauce, fish sauce, and hoisin sauce.

634: Where We Eat

Mar 30, 2018 00:50:29

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Andy Shallal on inclusive dining, An Angel in Queens, Lee Glazer on The Peacock Room, and America's Test Kitchen reviews pie and cake carriers.

628: Food From Faraway Places

Mar 23, 2018 00:49:30

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Sheldon Simeon on Hawaiian food, Francis Lam on Faroe Islands, Shane Mitchell's Far Afield, ATK on poached eggs, Aleksandra Crapanzano on London

For the Love of Fat

Mar 20, 2018 00:10:46

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Andrew Zimmern explains how important fat is to the flavor, appearance and texture of the foods we love.

654: The Oyster King and the Seagull Test

Mar 16, 2018 00:50:19

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Let’s dive into oysters: we’ll talk about how they’re grown, the history of a surprising oyster king, shucking with a pro, and grief in a half shell.

653: The Women's Pages

Mar 9, 2018 00:50:35

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Amanda Cohen on female chefs, Hanna Raskin on the women's pages, Buddhist cooking in Japan, ATK on slow cookers, Daniel Patterson on vegetables

Eating in Space

Mar 6, 2018 00:13:04

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Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield enjoys sharing all aspects of life in space, especially what it's like to eat and handle food in zero gravity.

652: Good News for Chicken & Post-Wildfire Foraging

Mar 2, 2018 00:50:20

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Maryn McKenna on Big Chicken, Pascal Baudar on foraging, Barton Seaver on fish, ATK on charred beet salad, Alpana Singh on Master Sommelier exam

651: Eating in the Instagram Era

Feb 23, 2018 00:50:29

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We look at food and identity through the lenses of social media, Instant Pot/multicookers, social protest, rediscovered roots, and shopping behavior

All About Fondue

Feb 20, 2018 00:11:19

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Splendid Table Selects featuring travel writer Tim Neville on his discovery of -- and the perfect formula for making -- fantastic fondue.

626: The President's Kitchen Cabinet

Feb 16, 2018 00:50:39

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Adrian Miller on black presidential chefs, Andrea Nguyen on pho, The Key 3 with Amanda Cohen, and America's Test Kitchen on premium EVOO

650: The Art of the Sandwich

Feb 9, 2018 00:50:28

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Turning the sandwich, a workday workhorse, into a work of art

Landing (and Cooking) the Perfect Fish

Feb 6, 2018 00:18:28

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Splendid Table Selects with fish/seafood expert chef Mike Cimarusti on ways to cook fish, dock-to-dish sustainability, and chowder essentials.

649: Behind the Restaurant

Feb 2, 2018 00:51:26

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The complicated community of restaurants and their people.

648: New Eyes on the Pantry

Jan 26, 2018 00:51:21

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Marcus Samuelsson on global ingredients, Olia Hercules on Ukrainian flavors, making toum at home, training your wine palate, ATK tests tea kettles

639: Filipino Food

Jan 19, 2018 00:51:19

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Inside the food of the Philippines with Amy Besa, King & Emma Phojanakong, Chad Valencia, Jessica Hagedorn, Joanne Boston, and America's Test Kitchen

647: Mexican Food in America

Jan 12, 2018 00:51:19

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Jorge Gaviria on tortillas, Steve Alvarez on Mexington, ATK on chilaquiles, Wesley Avila on tacos, Fany Gerson on flan, the importance of Mitla Cafe

646: Fifth-Generation Street Vendor

Jan 5, 2018 00:51:19

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Azalina Eushope on street food, Anna Thomas on green soup, America's Test Kitchen on sourdough, Elaine Khosrova on butter, Greg Engert on craft beer

645: Lynne's Goodbye

Dec 29, 2017 01:23:31

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A farewell to Lynne Rossetto Kasper, honoring her career in food and more than 22 years hosting The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table's Homemade Holidays with America's Test Kitchen

Dec 22, 2017 00:48:11

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The Splendid Table partners with America's Test Kitchen for a holiday special to help with the menu, drink list, and conversation at your party.

622: Betty Fussell

Dec 15, 2017 00:48:38

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J. Kenji López-Alt on breakfast, ATK gets bitter, Betty Fussell on life, Shaina Shealy on West Bank olive harvest, Dan Zigmond on Buddha's Diet

644: The Power of Invitation

Dec 8, 2017 00:48:33

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Carla Capalbo on Georgian supra, Justin Spring on pot au feu, America's Test Kitchen's favorite kitchen tools, and the positive power of invitation

621: Cheese Girl

Dec 1, 2017 00:48:58

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Madeline Puckette on Valpolicella, Luisa Weiss on German baking, Linnea Burnham's cheese journey, Stanley Ginsberg on rye, and roasting with ATK

620: Spice Companion

Nov 24, 2017 00:49:20

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Lior Lev Sercarz on spices, Molly Birnbaum on pineapple buns, Dorie Greenspan on cookies, Mike Shanahan on figs, Leslie Pariseau on dried cod

Turkey Confidential 2017

Nov 23, 2017 01:55:56

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Thanksgiving 2017 call-in show hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Francis Lam. Guests: Lidia Bastianich, Marcus Samuelsson, Amy Sedaris, Dan Souza

643: Thanksgiving 2017

Nov 17, 2017 00:48:48

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Indian-spiced Thanksgiving, Emma Christensen on hard cider, ATK's Thanksgiving hacks, The Mash-Up Americans, Doc Willoughby's heirloom pot roast

619: Thanksgiving 2016

Nov 10, 2017 00:48:50

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Anthony Bourdain on cooking and chaos, Vivian Howard on sweet potatoes, ATK on Pennsylvania Dutch apple pie, plus a look at wild rice preservation

642: The Sioux Chef

Nov 3, 2017 00:49:36

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Sean Sherman on indigenous kitchens, Dorie Greenspan on butter, America's Test Kitchen on pumpkin pie spice, Liz O'Keefe on mushrooms

618: Touring Harlem

Oct 27, 2017 00:49:46

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Marcus Samuelsson on Harlem, Charlotte Druckman on cast iron, Robert Simonson on craft cocktails, America's Test Kitchen on Brussels sprouts.

641: Gail Simmons's Key 3

Oct 20, 2017 00:49:31

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The Key 3 with Gail Simmons, Michael Harlan Turkell on vinegar, America's Test Kitchen on sous vide, and Tejal Rao on oysters and love.

617: Breeding a Better Apple

Oct 13, 2017 00:49:49

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David Bedford on apples, Molly Birnbaum on mushrooms, Tunde Wey on his Blackness in America dinners, Molly Yeh on her new cookbook

640: Iconic Desserts

Oct 6, 2017 00:49:39

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Stella Parks on desserts, Leslie Pariseau on goddess pilgrimage, Adam Federman on Patience Gray, ATK on Boston cream pie, and Lisa Mendelson on halva

Pancit Canton with Chef King Phojanakong

Oct 3, 2017 00:09:53

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Francis Lam visits Chef King Phojanakong for a lesson on cooking the popular Filipino comfort food, Pancit Canton with Chicken and Sausage.