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


  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:00pm
    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.
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 9:00pm
    Savor the many different foods that make Tucson, Arizona worthy of being named the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S.
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 9:00pm
    A deep look at what it means to eat with and feed a family, whether it's the family we're born into or the family that we choose.
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 9:00pm
    Celebrate spring with seeds that create new flavors -- and change lives. Plus, one-bottle cocktails and unexpected ways to cook spring vegetables.
  • Monday, April 2, 2018 9:00pm
    Dan Souza from America's Test Kitchen takes us on a flavorful tour of three classic Asian sauces: oyster sauce, fish sauce, and hoisin sauce.