Sundays at 2 p.m.
The Splendid Table has been at the forefront of food issues
and policies since its inception. Long before eating local became a
catchphrase and farmers' markets became ubiquitous, The Splendid
Table was talking about the changes needed in the food system and
what was happening on the grassroots level. In fact, when The
Splendid Table first went on the air, Lynne had to make sure to
define such terms as "organic" and "sustainable" for listeners.
Today those terms have become part of the everyday lexicon, and
people's hunger for wholesome food and the rituals surrounding it
has only increased.
Special guests are also essential to The Splendid Table's
ongoing culinary conversation. The late Julia Child was a steadfast
advocate of The Splendid Table and appeared on the program numerous
times. Among the parade of outstanding guests are food activist
Michael Pollan, author of such books as The Omnivore's Dilemma and
Food Rules; film director and writer Nora Ephron; famed Spanish
chef José Andrés; the late director Ismail Merchant; food writer
Anthony Bourdain; chef Mario Batali; Franz Ferdinand lead singer
Alex Kapranos, who is also a food critic; and classical violinist
extraordinaire Joshua Bell, who enjoyed an in-home cooking lesson