The Splendid Table

Saturdays at Noon

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. 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. In his tenure at Clarkson Potter, he has been the editor behind some of the most creative and best-selling cookbooks and has worked with acclaimed authors, some of the country's hottest restaurateurs and chefs, as well as celebrities Chrissy Teigen and Questlove. For two seasons, Lam was a regular judge on Bravo's hit show, Top Chef Masters, a spinoff of Top Chef, where world-renowned chefs competed against each other in weekly challenges.

Ways to Connect

Podcasts

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00pm
    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.
  • Monday, July 9, 2018 9:00pm
    The workday is over! Unwind and prepare for the evening ahead with a drink and light meal in the style of Italian aperitivo.
  • Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:00pm
    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.
  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:00pm
    Light up and get your grill on with inspired sauces and sides, and foolproof techniques for both your fire and your food.
  • Monday, June 25, 2018 9:00pm
    Grill guru Steven Raichlen reveals a world of meatless smoking that includes potatoes, cheese, eggs, water and even ice cream.