The city of Samarkand is on the storied Silk Road, but off the beaten path for many tourists. Caroline Eden and Eleanor Ford make the case for the ancient Uzbek city's food and culture in their new book, Samarkand: Recipes & Stories from Central Asia & The Caucasus.
Chef, author, and "vegetable shaman" Steven Satterfield shares an appreciation for blackberries, how to tell them apart from raspberries, and a cold brining method to get the most out of them this summer.
When you think of an Italian kitchen, preserved food may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but author Domenica Marchetti wants you to think again. She talks with Shauna Sever about Italy's long tradition of preserving foods.
David Leite and Splendid Table listeners have questions about the perfect pie crust. Art of the Pie's Kate McDermott has all the answers. She also has 98 pie pans, so she's definitely the right person to ask.
Running with Scissors author Augusten Burroughs is back with a new memoir, Lust & Wonder. He talks with David Leite about stability, compromise, his struggles with both, and how he's learning to "let the bread rise."
What defines great restaurant service? Restaurateur Will Guidara, co-owner of New York's renowned Eleven Madison Park, shares his thoughts, and why it sometimes includes personalized bocce balls, with Francis Lam.
Smokers are closely associated with meat. But there is a world of meatless uses for them as well, from potatoes and eggs to water and even ice cream. Project Smoke author Steven Raichlen tells Joe Yonan all about them.
"Working completely seasonally, and working with a vegetable garden, what you tend to have is a feast or a famine," says chef Skye Gyngell of the restaurant Spring and author of a book by the same name.