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The Splendid Table: Episodes

We're talking to food activist Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food about the intersection between sustainable foods, and our real life pocketbooks. Jane and Michael Stern have been researching the green chile cheeseburger in New Mexico and we look at the origins of the American potato chip with ...
Today we're in Lynne's kitchen to learn about one of our most elusive immigrant cuisines, that of the Hmong people of Southeast Asia. Our guides are the authors of Cooking From the Heart: the Hmong Kitchen in America. Jane and Michael Stern are eating pancakes near the fountain of youth at the Old Spanish ...
(repeat episode) To arm us for 4th of July celebrations, we've enlisted the services of Gourmet Magazine's John Willoughby for a lesson in smoke roasting. Jane and Michael Stern are eating al fresco at Champlin's Seafood Deck in Naragansett, RI. Sally Schneider author of The Improvisational Cook takes ...
(repeat episode) All those people talking about a wine's terroir - meaning the place the grapes come from - can we really taste it? We get the scientific last word from Harold McGee author of the seminal On Food and Cooking. Jane and Michael Stern are at Woodyard Bar-B-Que in Kansas City, KS, and novelist ...
(repeat episode) We're looking at medieval Europe's greed for spices with Paul Freedman, author of Out of the East, Spices and the Medieval Imagination. Jane and Michael Stern are eating old time Florida seafood at Salt Water Cowboys in St. Augustine, Florida, and tea expert Bill Waddington explains ...
The Mayo Clinic's Dr. James Levine is convinced that we are moving animals, not sitting animals and that is the key to keeping our weight in check, He is the author of Move A Little, Lose A Lot. The Sterns have met the happy cows behind the divine ice cream at Woodside Farm in Delaware, and we learn ...
(repeat episode) Neal Rosenthal, author of Reflections of a Wine Merchant joins us with his tale of life in the wine business. Jane and Michael Stern are at Joe Roger's Chili Parlour in Springfield, IL and Gourmet Magazine's John Willoughby gives us a primer in smoke roasting.
(repeat episode) We are looking at the history of the kitchen in America this week with Steven Gdula author of The Warmest Room in the House and Jane and Michael Stern are eating eggnog waffles and espresso twinkies at Bette's Oceanview Diner in Oakland, CA.
This week it's the art of the noodle from an Asian standpoint with Takashi Yagihashi author of Takashi's Noodles. Jane and Michael Stern are on Minnesota's North Shore at Betty's Pies, and American Public Media's John Moe brings us an experiment in dinner table politics, pitting kids against parents. ...
(repeat episode) We've a look at entertaining through the eyes of one of world's most festive and stylish hosts, fashion designer and cultural iconoclast Issac Mizrahi. Jane and Michael Stern may have found the best coffee in Seattle at Crema, and Food and Wine Magazine's Lettie Teague tells us about ...
This week we're looking at the wine cork controversy with journalist George Taber, author of To Cork or Not to Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science and the Bottle for the Wine Bottle. Jane and Michael Stern are taking us to upstate NY to raise our "hot dog consciousness" at Ted's in Tonawanda, NY, Wine ...
This week it's Bryant Terry, author of Vegan Soul Kitchen, Jane and Michael Stern are at M & M Cigar Store in Butte, MT, Michael Ruhlman explains the culinary codes behind every successful recipe. He is the author of Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking, and we hear a story of ...
This week we're meeting up with one of the world's master blade smiths, Bob Kramer, the Sterns are at Pizzeria Lauretano in Bethel, CT, and we look at the new world of edible landscapes with Rosalind Creasy.
We are learning how to build a curry with award-winning teacher Raghavan Iyer, author of 660 Curries. Jane and Michael Stern have found pecan pie worth the trip at the Texas Pie Company in Kyle, TX. Joshua Wesson brings us wines for the picnic basket and we look the misunderstandings behind MSG with Julia Moskin.
It's a look at America's soul food with Frederick Opie, author of Hog and Hominy, Jane and Michael Stern are getting a two-for-one deal on corned beef at McBob's in Milwaukee, WI, and Food & Wine Magazine's Ray Isle tells us where to look for the best global wine values.
This week we're looking at the flavors of the golden age of Arab cuisine with Charles Perry author of "Medevial Cuisine of the Islamic World," and Jane and Michael Stern are breakfasting at Kitchen Little in Mystic Connecticut, Dorie Greenspan author of "Baking, from My Home to Yours" introduces us to ...
We're exploring the mind and ethics of the hunter with Steve Rinella, author of American Buffalo, In Search of a Lost Icon. We get advice on kitchen cleanup music with Tom Moon, author of 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die and we meet bean obsessed Steve Sando, author of Heirloom Beans.
(Repeat Broadcast.) We are looking at how the miraculous omega-3 fatty acids are disappearing from our Western diet with Susan Allport, author of The Queen of Fats. Jane and Michael Stern are at Skylight Inn BBQ in Ayden, NC and Russ Parsons, author of How to Pick a Peach turns his expertise to Spring's ...
This week we're looking at the truth and lies of why we buy, with Martin Lindstrom author of Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy. The Sterns are at Mosca's, an Italian roadhouse in Louisiana swamp country, and Josh Wesson introduces us to American Riesling.
This week we're looking at the surprising political power of the banana with Dan Koeppel author of Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World. Jane and Michael Stern are eating first rate Mexican food in the sugar beet belt at Rosita's in Scottsbluff, NE, and Sally Schneider author of The Improvisational ...
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