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.


April 5 -  This week its a look at real ramen with Ivan Orkin, author of Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession and Recipes from Tokyos Most Unlikely Noodle Joint, theSterns are in North Garden, Va., at Dr. Hos Humble Pie, we talk to Gustavo Arellano of the syndicated Ask a Mexican! column about the latest in American-Mex cuisine, and David Rosengarten of The Rosengarten Report is just back from Sicily and brings us a primer in capers.

April 12  - Pistachios and pomegranates, cinnamon and sumac, contributor Melissa Clark is digging into the fragrant food of Lebanon with Maureen Abood, author of Rose Water & Orange Blossoms. We meet up with a man with synesthesia -- he tastes what he sees -- and learn about his project to map out the tastes of the London Underground.

April 19  - Its a look at the real word of the professional kitchen with chef April Bloomfield of New York Citys The Spotted Pig and The Breslin, the duo behind The Perennial Plate head to South Africa for a look at biodynamic wines, and historian Frederick Douglass Opie takes us on a musical journey through the Souths chitlin circuit. 

April 26 -  This week we ask the question: Can plants feel? We turn to research scientist Heidi Appel for some surprising answers. The Sterns are in Orlando tracking down soul food. And we revisit a piece on Nikolai Vavilov, a Russian botanist who collected more seeds than any other person in history, with ethnobiologist Gary Nabhan