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The Splendid Table: Episodes

(Repeat Episode) This week we learn the art of cupping with Portland's legendary Stumptown Coffee; Joshua Wesson introduces us to the world's iconic grapes, and we play a round of "Stump the Cook" with Stumpmaster Christopher Kimball of Cook's Illustrated.
Award-winning author Su-Mei Yu introduces us to the ancient Thai tradition of looking at food as a type of medicine. Her new book is The Elements of Life, A Contemporary Guide to Thai Recipes and Traditions for Healthier Living. Jane and Michael Stern are in Tucson at the Tucson Tamale Company, and Keith ...
We get a clear-eyed view of the wine world this week with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl author of Drink This: Wine Made Simple, Chef Patrice Olivon introduces us to the gentle art of the soufflé, Indian food authority Monica Bhide, author of Modern Spice, explains the Indian art of spice blends ... and we ...
(Repeat Episode) This week we meet the woman behind the wine guide considered by most to be the most comprehensive ever published. England's Jancis Robinson, author of The Oxford Companion to Wine. Jane and Michael Stern are visiting Dave's Carry-Out in Charleston, SC, and Gourmet Magazine's John Willoughby ...
What does a world-class chef cook for the family Christmas? This week we meet up with Grant Aschatz of Chicago's famed Alinea, Jane and Michael Stern are at the Silvermine Tavern in Norwalk, CT, Sally Schnieder author of The Improvisational Cook, teaches us the easy way to make homemade chocolates, Martha ...
Chef Douglas Rodriguez joins us with a Cuban take on the Christmas feast, the legendary Paula Wolfert joins us with her new book Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking, and we have a tale of a childhood gingerbread house gone mad from Augusten Burroughs author of You'd Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas.
We've some advice for the home cook from chef Thomas Keller. His new book is Ad Hoc at Home, we get advice for throwing a party Southern style from Matt and Ted Lee, authors of Simple, Fresh Southern, master baker Rose Levy Beranbaum gives us a primer on "keeping cakes." Her new book is Rose's Heavenly ...
This week it's a look at the Russian tradition of zakuski with Diana Henry, author of Roast Figs, Sugar Snow, Winter Food to Warm the Soul. Iconoclast chef David Chang of Momofuku fame joins us with the method behind the madness of his inspired fusion cuisine, Jane and Michael Stern are eating sweets ...
This week we're joined by British chef Heston Blumenthal, author of Further Adventures in Search of Perfection. Jane and Michael Stern authors of Road Food, are at Singleton's Seafood Shack in Mayport, FL, plus we'll talk with Chef Vitaly Paley author of The Paley's Place Cookbook. And Jenn Garbee shares ...
This week for Thanksgiving we meet up with Chef Marcus Samuelsson for a new take on the turkey. His latest book is New American Table. Historian Andy Smith reminds us of the real origin of Thanksgiving Day, and Lynne takes on the great feast ... vegetarian style.
(Repeat Episode) We talk to Paul Roberts author of "The End of Food," about global food prices. Jane and Michael Stern are at Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen in Philadelphia, PA, and Shirley Corriher brings us some practical baking advice as we head into high baking season.
This week it's a show of American iconoclasts starting with winemaker Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard. His latest book is Been Doon So Long, A Randall Grahm Vinthology. And we meet the true originator of the no-knead bread technique, Jim Lehey of New York City's famed Sullivan Street Bakery. His ...
This week, we talk about feeding a bunch of guys with Lucinda Scala Quinn, author of Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys; and we're learning about the relationship between food and gangster movies with Rebecca Epstein. Plus, Lynne talks with Andrea Nguyen, who shares her techniques for mastering Asian Dumplings. ...
(Repeat Episode) This week we go into the kitchen with Andy Ricker, the man behind Portland's legendary Thai restaurant Pok Pok. Jane and Michael Stern are noshing kolaches in West, Texas, and wine authority Josh Wesson suggests some smooth sips for rough times.
(Repeat Episode) This week we're catching up with Italian food authorities Marcella and Victor Hazan. Marcella's latest project is her autobiography, Amarcord, Marcella Remembers. Jane and Michael Stern are eating Czech food at Belgrade Gardens outside of Akron, OH, and Harold McGee, author of the seminal ...
This week, we're taking a look at the cuisine of Portugal with David Leite, author of The New Portuguese Table. Jane and Michael Stern have found stellar Creamed Chipped Beef at The Breakfast Shoppe in Severna Park, MD, plus we check in with the Hungry Scientist society, and we'll get a few tips for ...
This week we have a look at school lunch programs, from a lunch lady's eyes. Our guest is Jean Ronnei of the St. Paul, MN public schools. Mario Batali addresses the issue of family meals, and the Sterns are eating soul food in the Arizona desert at Mrs. White's Golden Rule. Plus, we get a guide to making ...
What makes man, man and an ape an ape? According to Richard Wrangham it is not one's ability to fashion tool, but rather the ability to cook. He is the author of Catching Fire, How Cooking Made Us Human. The Sterns are in LA eating a French Dip at its origin, Philippe's French Dip Restaurant, and there ...
(Repeat episode) This week we are rebroadcasting our conversation with a winemaking legend, the late David Lett of Oregon's famed Eyrie Vineyards, Jane and Michael Stern are eating ice cream at Ici in Berkeley, CA and New York City food authority Mike Colameco introduces us to Izakayas, Japanese drinking places.
We're looking at the art of the Asian pickle with Alex Hovzen creator of the Cultured Pickle Shop in Berkely, CA, the Sterns are visiting Moonlite Bar-B-Q in Owensboro, KY, Fred Plotkin teaches us how to take an eaters vacation without a rental car, and Amy Stewart author of Wicked Plants: A Book of ...
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