Episodes

We talk with Britain's exuberant gastronaut Stefan Gates about his BBC documentary on bug-eating called Alien Nation. New York City restaurateur Eddie Huang of BaoHaus explains the art of the Asian bun. His memoir is Fresh Off the Boat. And chef Charles Phan of San Francisco’s The Slanted Door gives us a primer on the Vietnamese noodle soup pho. His latest book is Vietnamese Home Cooking.

Saturday, January 5, 2013Friday, January 3, 2014

British food writer Nigel Slater, author of Tender, joins us with his take on the holiday meal; Edward Behr has a new book, The Art of Eating Cookbook; and Andrew Schloss, author of Homemade Soda, brings some non-alcoholic suggestions for the holiday.

Saturday, December 24, 2011Saturday, December 29, 2012

Opinionated cheesemonger Steve Jenkins brings us his annual cheese picks for the holidays. We check in with writer Junot Diaz about the Dominican food of his childhood. He is the author of the award-winning book This Is How You Lose Her. And Sally Schneider of The Improvised Life has inspiring thoughts on making small tables large and beautiful for next to nothing.

Saturday, December 22, 2012Friday, December 27, 2013

Childhood nostalgia comes full circle with pastry chef Christina Tosi and her new book, Momofuku Milk Bar. Food Stylist Annie Rigg joins us with her charmingly British take on homemade gifts. Her book is Gifts From the Kitchen. John Moe takes on techy food gifts. And Jane and Michael Stern have declared Los Angeles as the best city for 24-hour eating.

Saturday, December 17, 2011Saturday, December 15, 2012

This week we talk about eating on the road with rapper and poet Dessa. We head into Lynne's kitchen with comedian Lizz Winstead for another round of The Key 3. Winstead's new collection of essays is Lizz Free or Die. And we talk to Dr. Andrew Weil about what we really should be worrying about when we worry about what we eat.

Saturday, December 8, 2012Friday, December 13, 2013

This week, Markus Bachmann of Sonor Wines explains how he uses music in the fermenting process. We talk to Stephanie Pierson, author of The Brisket Book; we visit a beer stock exchange in Washington, D.C.; and Jane and Michael Stern head to Lafayette, La.

Saturday, December 10, 2011Saturday, December 1, 2012

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 having a conversation with the original star chef, Jacques Pepin, we talk to Ina Lipkowitz, author of Words to Eat By: Five Foods and the Culinary History of the English Language, and we turn to Indian chef Vikas Khanna to learn about his culinary and broadcast journey in India.

Saturday, October 1, 2011Saturday, September 29, 2012Friday, November 14, 2014

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