The Splendid Table
GenreFood and drink
Running time60 minutes
Country of originUnited States
Home stationMinnesota Public Radio
SyndicatesAmerican Public Media
Hosted byFrancis Lam
Original release4 January 1997 – present

The Splendid Table is a weekly radio program about food hosted by Francis Lam. The program began in 1997 on Minnesota Public Radio, and was originally hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper until her retirement in 2017.[1][2][3] It is produced and distributed by American Public Media and airs weekends nationwide on public radio stations. It provides listeners with information on food preparation, appreciation, and culture. The program features travel-related material on restaurants and cuisine from around the country and the world, and also features talk segments in which the host takes calls from listeners with food-related questions. Guests vary from week to week, but have longtime contributors such as food writers Jane and Michael Stern. The program's tagline is "the radio show for people who love to eat". The show served as an inspiration for the popular Saturday Night Live skit "The Delicious Dish".[4]


See also


  1. ^ "About the Splendid Table". Retrieved 2017-08-15.
  2. ^ "Now You're Cooking". Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  3. ^ "About the Splendid Table". Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  4. ^ "Actress Ana Gasteyer Plays Not My Job". Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  5. ^ "Awards Search - James Beard Foundation". Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  6. ^ "The Splendid Table-2008-219 - James Beard Foundation". Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.