The Splendid Table: Episodes

This week, Lynne plays Stump the Cook with chef Mario Batali. Authors Mike Faverman and Pat Mac take on dining in the great outdoors with their book Ultimate Camp Cooking. And Jane and Michael Stern have tracked down the very best in corned beef hash.
Chef Roberto Santibanez, author of Truly Mexican, introduces us to the Mexican world of pipianes. Sally Schneider discusses her short list of favorite blogs, and Jane and Michael Stern have found first-rate Mexican food at a gas station in Dallas.
In The Key 3, chef Andrea Reusing makes overnight braised short ribs, turnip soup and a tomato salad. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, Texas, and we hear about the Vietnamese tradition of monthly rice from journalist Claudia Kolker.
Lynne is out of the studio and into the world of honey bees with researcher Marla Spivak. Peter Jon Lindberg has unearthed good food in unlikely places, and British horticulturalist Jekka McVicar brings her pick of unusual culinary herbs for your back yard.
Mexican chef Pati Jinich joins us for Cinco de Mayo. Jane and Michael Stern are at Eckl's Beef and Weck, and we talk to MacArthur Genius Will Allen about The Good Food Revolution.
Britain's latest culinary phenomenon is Yotam Ottolenghi, author of a vegetarian best-seller. Jane and Michael Stern are at a Door County fish boil, and Ray Isle explains the beauty of wine blends.
We meet up with JJ Goode, a culinary ghost writer, Jane and Michael Stern are back from New Orleans with fresh finds, and we talk to Wine & Spirits columnist Tara Thomas about Greek wines.
Lidia Bastianich is featured in our latest installment of The Key 3. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Red Truck Bakery in Warrenton, Va., and Hank Shaw teaches us to harvest spring trees.
This week we look at the burgeoning world of culinary apps with John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, we go into the kitchen of Somali chef Jamal Hashi, and Jane and Michael Stern take us to New Jersey for pork rolls.
National Geographic explorer Barton Seaver joins us with his take on seasonal seafood. Tea merchant Bill Waddington introduces us to the newest category of teas just discovered in China: dark tea. And Jane and Michael Stern are at the Sweet Water Cafe in Marquette, Mich.
This week, Ruth Reichl takes a look back at British culinary groundbreaker Elizabeth David. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Southern Kitchen in New Market, Va., and our wine guy Joshua Wesson brings his short list of wines that are sure to become your BFFs.
The second episode of our new series, The Key 3, is with fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. Jane and Michael Stern are eating classic Mexican in Mesilla, N.M., and we talk to Crescent Dragonwagon about her latest book, Bean by Bean.
This week, we talk to author Hal Herzog about our sometimes puzzling relationship with meat. Diana Henry, author of Plenty, brings us a decidedly British take on leftovers, and New York Times columnist Matt Gross explains why he has fallen in love with schnapps.
This week, we talk to Andrea Nguyen about her latest book, Asian Tofu. Jane and Michael Stern are on the Eastern Shore of Virginia at the Exmore Diner. We get a smell tour of Seattle with researcher Victoria Henshaw, and we talk to Renee Shepherd of Renee's Garden about the newest in culinary seeds.
This week, we meet up with chef Gabrielle Hamilton, author of Blood, Bones and Butter. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, we learn to corn our own beef. And veterinarian Gary Weitzman tells us what we really need to be feeding our pets.
This week, we meet Erin Byers Murray, author of the memoir Shucked, Life on a New England Oyster Farm. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl talks about low-alcohol wines, and we play another round of Stump the Cook with Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi.
We look at the food life of Thailand with David Thompson, author of Thai Street Food. Then, the mysterious eel with James Prosek, author of Eels, An Exploration. And Gilt Taste's Francis Lam teaches us to make Ginger Milk Pudding.
This week is the launch of our new series, The Key 3, conversations with good cooks (not just chefs), about the three recipes they feel every good cook should know. This week, it's Thai food expert Andy Ricker. Jane and Michael Stern are at Sylvan Park in Nashville, Tenn. We take on homemade mustards ...
This week, we meet Nordic chef Rene Redzepi, author of Noma. Jane and Michael Stern are in Cincinnati, and Indian food authority Madhur Jaffrey teaches us the Indian way with fresh greens.
This week, we learn what it takes to be a cheesemonger with Steve Jones, proprietor of Cheese Bar in Portland, Ore. We also look at willpower with John Tierney, co-author of Willpower, Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. And Jane and Michael Stern are breakfasting at Green Salmon in Yachats, Ore.
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