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

  • 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>
  • 641: Gail Simmons's Key 3
    <div>The Key 3 with Gail Simmons, Michael Harlan Turkell on vinegar, America&#039;s Test Kitchen on sous vide, and Tejal Rao on oysters and love.</div>
  • Hard Cider Revival
    <div>Apple expert Amy Traverso discusses hard cider&#039;s history and current popularity in America, and gives suggestions for pairing hard ciders with food.</div>
  • 669: An Award-Winning Duo: Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken
    <div>2018 Julia Child Award winners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken talk about their partnership and the changing face of the American food world.</div>
  • 640: Iconic Desserts
    <div>Stella Parks on desserts, Leslie Pariseau on goddess pilgrimage, Adam Federman on Patience Gray, ATK on Boston cream pie, and Lisa Mendelson on halva</div>
  • Beer Hacks
    <div>Ben Robinson&#039;s creative work-arounds for getting beer cold quickly, opening without an opener, and glassware suggestions based on serving temperature.</div>