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

  • 649: Behind the Restaurant
    <div>The complicated community of restaurants and their people.</div>
  • Green Soup for the Winter Blues
    <div>Long, gray winter got you down? Find some seasonal relief in this warm, colorful soup recipe from Anna Thomas.</div>
  • 675: The Food of Thailand
    <div>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.</div>
  • 647: Mexican Food in America
    <div>Jorge Gaviria on tortillas, Steve Alvarez on Mexington, ATK on chilaquiles, Wesley Avila on tacos, Fany Gerson on flan, the importance of Mitla Cafe</div>
  • Chefs, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll
    <div>Food writer Andrew Friedman celebrates the free spirits and misfits who started the the American restaurant revolution.</div>
  • 674: Hanging Out with Mike Solomonov
    <div>Francis Lam and renowned chef Michael Solomonov get to the soul of Israeli food, swap disaster stories and tag team calls from listeners.</div>
  • 644: The Power of Invitation
    <div>Carla Capalbo on Georgian supra, Justin Spring on pot au feu, America&#039;s Test Kitchen&#039;s favorite kitchen tools, and the positive power of invitation</div>
  • Eating Italy: A Holiday Menu
    <div>Italian food expert Jack Bishop (America’s Test Kitchen) takes us to Italy with an authentic holiday menu featuring six regionally inspired dishes.</div>
  • 673: How Chefs Holiday at Home
    <div>Bring on the holidays with dishes from chefs Matty Matheson, Christina Tosi and Victor Albisu. Plus, the story of the ultimate golden gift.</div>
  • 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>