In October 2015, The Splendid Table celebrated its 20th anniversary with a live stage show at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. At the event, singer/rapper/writer Dessa explained how finding a copy of Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma at a garage sale while on tour helped inspire her interest in food politics. Dessa also performed "Call Off Your Ghost" with Aby Wolf. Watch interview above and the performance below. [More from Dessa: Yelp and condiment-hoarding: The food tricks of a traveling musician]

 

 

 

Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Lynne Rossetto Kasper has won numerous awards as host of The Splendid Table, including two James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, five Clarion Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014) from Women in Communication, and a Gracie Allen Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show.