The Splendid Table on WUOT

Sundays from 4-5 p.m.
  • Hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Host Lynne Rossetto Kasper and producer Sally Swift create  The Splendid Table to explore the entire spectrum of food: from cheese making to finding wine bargains to the science of a great cup of coffee great to the best little greasy spoons in America.

Coming up:

December 4 –  This week we talk to spice merchant Lior Lev Sercarz about some of the more unusual spices we should be adding to our kitchens. His book is The Spice Companion. Molly Birnbaum, Executive Editor of Cook’s Science at America’s Test Kitchen gives us a fresh idea to launch the holiday baking season, Pineapple Buns, and contributor David Leite talks to the baking legend Dorie Greenspan about her newest classic, Dorie’s Cookies.

December 11 – We have an interview with a legendary iconoclast, South American chef Francis Mallman, from our 20th anniversary celebration recorded at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. His latest book is Mallman of Fire. We hear about some off-the-beaten-track Chinese cooking techniques with the award-winning author of Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees and we learn an alternative to homemade stock with Susan Volland, author of Mastering Sauces.

December 18 –   This week we meet Linnea Burnham, a woman who travels for cheese and records her adventures in her blog Journeys of a Cheese Girl. Madeline Puckette of Wine Folly introduces us to the wines of Verona, Italy, perfect for holiday sipping and traditional rye bread is on the rise worldwide.  We go deep into the topic with Stanley Ginsberg author of The Rye Baker.

December 25 – Britain’s Nigella Lawson joins us with her deeply personal new book Simply Nigella, the Stern’s have found first rate chocolate at L.A. Burdick in Walpole, NH and famed Spanish chef Ferran Adrià joins us with a conversation recorded at the Notes on Creativity exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. 

**December 30 - We’re looking at willpower this week with John Tierney, co-author of Willpower, Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. Jane and Michael Stern are breakfasting at Green Salmon in Yachats, OR, and we learn what it takes to be a cheesemonger with Steve Jones, proprietor of The Cheese Bar in Portland, OR.