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The Splendid Table on WUOT
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.
December 7 - This week we dig into chef Marcus Samuelsson’s ethnic pantry. His latest book is Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home. We look at the decline of traditional French cheese in France, we match junk food with wine for a lesson in wine pairing with Anthony Giglio and we talk to the duo who documented Cuban home cooking in their new book, The Cuban Table.
December 14 - This week we talk to London’s culinary sensations Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi about their book Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, we look at honey varietals with Marina Marchese, author of The HoneyConnoisseur, and Melissa Clark talks to Improvised Life’s Sally Schneider about gifts for the cook in your life.
December 21 - Noelle Carter talks to chef Sean Brock about his new book, Heritage, Faith Durand from The Kitchn takes on holiday appetizers, and artist David Ligare explains the relationship between food and gratitude in the ancient world.
December 28 - We are talking about the Christmas goose with Hank Shaw, author of Duck, Duck, Goose, master baker Alice Medrich takes on chocolate with her book Seriously Bitter Sweet, Jane and Michael Stern bring us the best in holiday pies and Modernist Cuisine’s Nathan Myhrvold tells us what it takes to make the best food photos.