Episodes

This week chef and journalist, Michael Ruhlman joins us with his new book Ruhlman's Twenty, 20 Techniques, 100 Recipes, A Cook's Manifesto. Jane and Michael Stern are at Steve's Pig and Ox Roast in Lackawanna, N.Y., and Diana Henry, author of Plenty: Good Uncomplicated Food for the Sustainable Kitchen brings us the latest in vegetable cookery from the British Isles.

Saturday, November 12, 2011Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanks again to Marcus Samuelsson, Rick Bayless, Ina Garten and Peter Sagal for joining us live on Thanksgiving morning.

In addition to the recipes featured below, several other menus were referenced.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

It's our annual get-ready–for-the-feast broadcast with writer and comedian Mo Rocca; journalist Alex Witchel, author of All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia. With Refreshments; and David Leite, of Leite’s Culinaria, takes on the carving knife.

Saturday, November 17, 2012Friday, November 15, 2013

We take a look at the specialty coffee movement with Michaele Weissman, author of God in a Cup. Britain's Diana Henry, author of Plenty: Good, uncomplicated food for the sustainable kitchen joins us with her take on where to look for flavor inspiration. And Andy Crouch, author of Great American Craft Beer: A Guide to the Nation's Finest Beers and Breweries, introduces us to "session beer."

Saturday, November 13, 2010Saturday, November 10, 2012

This week Seattle chef Tom Douglas joins us for another installment of The Key 3. His book is The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook. Award-winning photographer Penny De Los Santos talks about what she really captures when she snaps a food photo. And we talk to Todd Selby about his unusual book, Edible Selby.

Saturday, November 3, 2012Friday, November 8, 2013

This week we're looking at the resurgence of cooking with lard with Charleston, S.C., chef Sean Brock. Chef Susan Feniger joins us with her book Street Food, and The New York Times wine columnist Eric Asimov, author of How to Love Wine, shares his observations from the wine world.

Saturday, October 20, 2012Friday, October 25, 2013

New York Times columnist Melissa Clark brings us new ideas for fall vegetables from her book Cook This Now. Also, the appetites of insects with Marlene Zuk, author of Sex on Six Legs. And Jane and Michael Stern have found the pinnacle of cafe coffee in Iowa.

Saturday, October 15, 2011Saturday, October 13, 2012

This week, chef John Besh teaches us how to fry an egg in The Key 3. We take an adventure in sustainable eating with the duo from The Perennial Plate, and we look at the spread of Japanese food in America with Daisuke Utagawa of Sushiko.

Saturday, October 6, 2012Friday, October 11, 2013

We are joined by two exceptional chefs: consummate French master Jacques Pépin, and an innovator from India, Vikas Khanna. We learn about DIY bento box lunches that kids will eat, and Jane and Michael Stern share their favorite roadfood chains.

Saturday, October 1, 2011Saturday, September 29, 2012

This week is a road trip to New Orleans. Guests include Leah Chase of the legendary Dooky Chase's Restaurant; journalist Lolis Eric Elie; WWNO's Poppy Tooker, host of Louisiana Eats!; and mixologist Chris McMillian. Plus, Jane and Michael Stern escort us around the annual Roadfood Festival.

Saturday, September 22, 2012Saturday, September 14, 2013

Southern chef Bill Smith, of Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill, joins us for the next installment of The Key 3. Jesse Griffiths helps us examine our relationship with hunting, and we take a look at an unusual find in the wine world: orange wine.

Saturday, September 15, 2012Saturday, August 31, 2013

Award-winning writer Dorie Greenspan, author of Around My French Table, teaches us the French way with beef stews and Lynne shares her favorite tomatoes. Janet Hurst brings her take on homemade cheese, Jane and Michael Stern are eating famous Rhode Island chicken dinners, and we turn to pasta with Domenica Marchetti, author of The Glorious Pasta of Italy.

Saturday, September 17, 2011Saturday, September 8, 2012

This week, we meet up with celebrity chef Silvena Rowe, author of Purple Citrus and Sweet Perfume. Jane and Michael Stern have uncovered the West Indies Salad, and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi plays Stump the Cook.

Saturday, September 3, 2011Saturday, September 1, 2012Friday, September 27, 2013

Jay McInerney joins us with his latest wine book, The Juice. Tracie McMillan has gone undercover in the American food industry, and we look at the vegetarian traditions in Morocco with Jeff Koehler.

Saturday, August 25, 2012Saturday, August 17, 2013

This week, we are reintroduced to one of America's greatest tastemakers: Mark Twain. Andrew Beahrs, author of Twain's Feast, joins us. We'll figure out something to do with all that zucchini your friends have been bringing over, and Jane and Michael Stern have found freshly shucked clam pizza at Zuppardi's Apizza in West Haven, Conn.

Saturday, August 28, 2010Saturday, August 18, 2012

We celebrate Julia Child's birthday this week, listening to some early Splendid Table interviews with the grand lady. Ted Allen joins us as our celebrity stumpmaster in another round of Stump the Cook, and David Leite returns with a fresh look at a European favorite, Nutella. Chinese chef and scholar Ken Hom gives us a culinary tour of China.

Saturday, August 11, 2012Saturday, August 3, 2013

We look at the surprising politics of Florida's winter tomatoes with investigative journalist Barry Estabrook, author of Tomatoland. Jane and Michael Stern take on the South's favorite cocktail accompaniment, pimento cheese. And Francis Lam, the features editor at Gilt Taste, joins Lynne to talk about how to do great things with what we usually throw out.

Saturday, August 20, 2011Saturday, August 4, 2012

We're back with another episode of our Key 3 series, interviews with chefs and good cooks about the three recipes they think other good cooks should know. This week it's Sally Schneider of The Improvised Life. The Sterns are in Michigan eating boozy cakes made by monks at The Jampot, and John Schlimm has some recipes for the vegan griller.

Saturday, July 28, 2012Saturday, July 20, 2013

This week we're cooling off with homemade ice cream from ice cream maven Jeni Britton Bauer, author of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home. Andrea Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, shares her recipe for cool Vietnamese noodle salads. Susan Glasser, former editor in chief of Foreign Policy, talks about the ways in which food is used as a political tool from the story "Eat, Drink, Protest,"  which appeared in Foreign Policy's food issue (Glasser is now editor of Politico). The Wall Street Journal's Katy McLaughlin explains her story on edible fashionJane and Michael Stern visit Nick's Kitchen in Huntington, Indiana.

 

Saturday, August 6, 2011Saturday, July 21, 2012Friday, August 29, 2014

This week, we're looking at home brewing with William Bostwick. Also: Japanese grilling with Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat, grilling wines with Ray Isle, and we go into the world of a flavor scientist.

Saturday, July 30, 2011Saturday, July 14, 2012

We look at the rebirth of Spanish food post-Franco with culinary historian Claudia Roden, author of The Food of Spain. Jane and Michael Stern are at the Buckhorn Tavern in San Antonio. Restaurateur Andy Ricker of Pok Pok introduces us to Asian drinking vinegars.

Saturday, July 23, 2011Saturday, July 7, 2012

This week, we're hunting and gathering at water's edge with Hank Shaw, author of Hunt, Gather, Cook. Also, wine entrepreneur Joshua Wesson brings us his favorite bottles to sip with hot dogs, and Sally Schneider of The Improvised Life tells us how to get the most from the season's fresh cherries.

Saturday, July 2, 2011Saturday, June 30, 2012

We're in the New York City kitchen of legendary chef Daniel Boulud for another installment of The Key 3. David Tanis tries to convince us to eat seaweed, and we play Stump the Cook with Frank DeCaro, author of The Dead Celebrity Cookbook.

Saturday, June 23, 2012Saturday, June 15, 2013

Food writer Melissa Clark has some ideas about what to pack for a picnic. Singer Sheryl Crow brings her new book, If It Makes You Healthy. Jane and Michael Stern collect their timeless roadfood finds, and we check in with the boys behind The Dinner Party.

Saturday, June 11, 2011Saturday, June 16, 2012

We learn some unconventional grilling techniques this week from Adam Perry Lang, author of Charred and Scruffed. Travel + Leisure magazine's Peter Jon Lindberg reports on the affordable food scene in Hawaii, and food scientist Harold McGee brings us some surprising news about the best way to thaw frozen meat.

Saturday, June 9, 2012Saturday, June 1, 2013