The Splendid Table on WUOT

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

Host Lynne Rossetto Kasper and producer Sally Swift created  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.


August 4 – This week it’s explorer Ann Bancroft and her latest project Access Water, a multi-year project that launched with an eight woman, 1500-mile expedition following the Ganges river to call attention to the world’s fresh water crisis. We meet the director of Old Fashioned, The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club and the irrepressible British gardening expert Jekka McVicar tells us that herb we are missing in our kitchens is celery leaf.

Weekly Video: Leanne Brown- Good and Cheap, Eat Well on $4.00 Day

August 11 – It’s another in our Key 3 series this week with Latin food scholar and chef Maricel Presilla. Her latest book is Peppers of the Americas; The Remarkable Capsicums that Forever Changed Flavor. America’s Test Kitchen takes on Colorado Green Chile and contributor Joe Yonan talks to Kate Winslow co-author of Onions Etcetera about one of the most underappreciated vegetables of all time.  

Weekly Video: Francis on How to Deal with Onions

August 18   –  J Kenji Lopez Alt of Serious Eats introduces us to zhug, the Yemenite hot sauce that could topple sriracha from its perch. Molly Birnbaum of Cook’s Science from America’s Test Kitchen is back with her monthly lesson for home cooks, this time it’s all things ice cream and contributor Russ Parsons talks to Anya Fernald, founder of Bel Campo Meat Company and author of Home Cooked: Essential Recipes for a New Way to Cook.

Weekly Video: Lynne with Tomato 101

August 25 – Chef Jenn Louis joins us with her latest work, The Book of Greens, contributor Melissa Clark talks to food historian Laura Shapiro about her book What She Ate, Six Remarkable Women and the Food that Tells Their Stories and host Francis Lam gets a lesson in eating day lilies from Hank Shaw the mind behind the blog Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook.

Weekly Video: Recipe - Playboy Steak with Preserved Lemon Gremolata