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

  • 658: Nigella Lawson Defends the Honor of Home Cooking
    <div>Food world superstar Nigella Lawson embraces the pleasure of home cooking, speaks against food elitism, and approaches cookbooks like conversations</div>
  • Patti LaBelle in the Kitchen
    <div>Legendary singer and cookbook author Patti LaBelle talks about cooking from the soul and keeping it basic.</div>
  • 631: Jessica Harris
    <div>Jessica Harris on her memoir, The Key 3 with Dale Talde, ATK taste tests bagged popcorn, Mads Refslund &amp; Tama Matsuoka Wong on &#039;trash cooking&#039;</div>
  • 657: The Philly Special
    <div>Francis Lam live on stage with three of Philadelphia’s best chefs: Ange Branca, Eli Kulp and Mike Solomonov.</div>
  • Flour Tortilla Road Trip
    <div>Taco historian and food writer Gustavo Arellano takes us to the American Southwest and California for a taste of must-have flour tortillas. </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>
  • 656: The Opposite of Locavore
    <div>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.</div>
  • Tucson: America's First City of Gastronomy
    <div>Savor the many different foods that make Tucson, Arizona worthy of being named the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S.</div>
  • 629: Feeding Family
    <div>A deep look at what it means to eat with and feed a family, whether it&#039;s the family we&#039;re born into or the family that we choose.</div>
  • 655: The Seeds of Flavor
    <div>Celebrate spring with seeds that create new flavors -- and change lives. Plus, one-bottle cocktails and unexpected ways to cook spring vegetables.</div>


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