The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table has been celebrating the intersection of food and life for more than two decades. A culinary, culture and lifestyle program, it has hosted our nation's conversations about cooking, sustainability and food culture and has introduced us to generations of food dignitaries. Recently, Francis Lam was named host of the show. The Splendid Table also airs weekly America's Test Kitchen segments featuring a variety of America's Test Kitchen personalities including Bridget Lancaster, Jack Bishop, Tucker Shaw, Doc Willoughby, Molly Birnbaum and Dan Souza. 


Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM on WUSF 89.7

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Francis Lam
Francis Lam

Francis Lam is the host of The Splendid Table, produced by American Public Media. A regular contributor and frequent guest host on The Splendid Table since 2010, Lam is the former Eat columnist for The New York Times Magazine and is Editor-at-Large at Clarkson Potter, a division within Penguin Random House that is a leader in cookbook publishing. For two seasons, Lam was a regular judge on Bravo's hit show, Top Chef Masters. An award-winning writer, Lam has written for numerous publications, including GourmetBon AppetítFood & WineLucky PeachSaveurSalon, Men's Journal, and the... Read More...

From The Splendid Table

  • 630: Recipes: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
    <div>Samin Nosrat on acid balance, Emily Kaiser Thelin on Paula Wolfert, America&#039;s Test Kitchen on cooking with cannabis, Tom Scocca on caramelized onions</div>
  • Best in Show Cookies
    <div>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.</div>
  • 672: Holiday Warm-Up
    <div>We prepare for the holidays with stuffed potato pancakes, Indian American comfort food, and some great reasons to drink Champagne.</div>
  • 642: The Sioux Chef
    <div>Sean Sherman on indigenous kitchens, Dorie Greenspan on butter, America&#039;s Test Kitchen on pumpkin pie spice, Liz O&#039;Keefe on mushrooms</div>
  • Turkey Confidential 2018
    <div>Our Thanksgiving 2018 call-in show hosted by Francis Lam with guests Dorie Greenspan, Pati Jinich, Samin Nosrat &amp; Lynne Rossetto Kasper</div>
  • Lynne's Twists on Thanksgiving Side Dishes
    <div>Lynne Rossetto Kasper shares many wonderful ideas for adding new flavors to traditional Thanksgiving sides.</div>
  • 671: Carla Hall’s Soul Food Thanksgiving
    <div>Get ready for Thanksgiving with a soul food menu, game-changing gravy technique, fixes for dessert disasters, and an epic lesson on pumpkin pie.</div>
  • 643: Thanksgiving 2017
    <div>Indian-spiced Thanksgiving, Emma Christensen on hard cider, ATK&#039;s Thanksgiving hacks, The Mash-Up Americans, Doc Willoughby&#039;s heirloom pot roast</div>
  • Unexpected Wines from Unexpected Places
    <div>Wine expert Madeline Puckette uncorks a selection of unique wines that are both quaffable and affordable.</div>
  • 670: René Redzepi – Fermentation, Inspiration and the Balance of Life
    <div>Chef René Redzepi on how fermentation is the future of great cooking, Noma&#039;s global influence, and his work/life balance.</div>