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August 7, 2020
This week is all about bees. We talk to Thor Hanson, author of Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees, about the importance of bees to our food supply, as well as their connection to the evolution of plants and humans. Francis Lam gets the story of Brooklyn’s red bees and other urban tales of beekeeping from Andrew Coté. Bridget Lancaster, host of America’s Test Kitchen, has flavorful tips for cooking with honey. And bee researcher Bernardo Niño discusses what makes a healthy bee colony and takes us inside the mysterious of colony collapse disorder. Francis also talks with listeners about using and preserving habanero peppers, and why cocoa powder is often included in Sicilian caponata recipes. Broadcast dates for this episode: August 24, 2018 (originally aired) August 16, 2019 (rebroadcast) August 07, 2020 (rebroadcast)
July 31, 2020
Thanks to the farmers and gardeners who are keeping us well-fed this summer. This week, we talk to farmer/activist Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm, and chef/farmer Abra Berens.
July 24, 2020
Light up and get your grill on with inspired sauces and sides, and foolproof techniques for both your fire and your food.
July 17, 2020
Padma Lakshmi of Top Chef & Hulu’s Taste the Nation, talks about meeting cooks across our land, raising bicultural kids, and growing up in Queens.
July 10, 2020
Things get spicy when we look at the wide world of chili peppers and how they're enjoyed raw, cooked, powdered, and blended into sauces.
July 3, 2020
Who better to bring us fresh ideas for cooking through the long weekend than the delightful Carla Hall?
June 26, 2020
The cultural (and family) politics of vegetarianism, new techniques and better planning for cooking veggies, and essential vegan dishes from Vedge.
June 19, 2020
Get grilling with Hmong Chef Yia Vang, vegetable whisperer Chef Ashley Christensen and best-selling grilling author John "Doc" Willoughby.
June 12, 2020
We honor chef, writer, and activist Edna Lewis, who was born in a village of freed slaves and helped change the course of American cuisine.
June 5, 2020
Cookbook phenomenon Yotam Ottolenghi takes on your calls and talks tahini, feeding kids, and collaboration.
May 29, 2020
We spend an afternoon with the illustrious and iconic Indian cookbook author and food writer Madhur Jaffrey.
May 22, 2020
San Francisco Chronicle’s Soleil Ho and chef Hugh Acheson talk about what's happening on the ground in restaurants, both the bad and the good.
May 15, 2020
Francis meets up with Chef Jacques Pépin in his home kitchen to talk career, life, and the magic of instant-cured gravlax.
May 8, 2020
Francis Lam takes on tofu, unsalted butter, jam pies, and more with Carla Lalli Music (Bon Appétit) and Andrea Nguyen (Vietnamese Food Any Day).
May 1, 2020
The founding host of The Splendid Table joins Francis Lam to talk about what she’s been up to since retiring and answer some great listener questions.
April 24, 2020
Best-selling author Alison Roman and James Beard award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi join Francis Lam to take your calls.
April 17, 2020
Baking expert Christina Tosi (Milk Bar) and veggie whisperer Bryant Terry (Vegetable Kingdom) join Francis Lam to take your calls.
April 10, 2020
Melissa Clark (The New York Times) and Pati Jinich (Pati's Mexican Table) join Francis Lam to consider your quarantine cooking questions.
April 3, 2020
Samin Nosrat (Salt Fat Acid Heat) joins Francis Lam to answer some of your self-isolation cooking questions.
April 1, 2020
Slow cookers aren't just for large cuts of meat and chili. Faith Durand uses hers to cook all sorts of vegetarian dishes, from breakfast to dessert.
March 27, 2020
Food science writer J. Kenji López-Alt on safe grocery shopping and how to handle take-out in the time of the coronavirus.
March 25, 2020
In this podcast extra we revisit making a sourdough starter with a couple of ingredients and the power of fermentation.
March 23, 2020
In this podcast extra it’s inspired salad thinking with vegetable genius Eileen Rosen, author of Saladish.
March 21, 2020
Truly caramelized onions take patience, and are a great thing to get lost in right now. Especially since they can make mealtime faster later.
March 20, 2020
This week, it’s all about surprising stories behind the little tools in your kitchen.
March 18, 2020
We want to help everyone during this difficult time. Please share your questions and ideas with us.
March 13, 2020
From baking and Cajun cuisine to vegetarian and historically inspired Mughal dishes, we talk with the authors of four wonderful new cookbooks.
March 6, 2020
It’s the food of Persia with conversations about fresh herbs, tahdig, a classic fish stew, modern Iranian cuisine, and the Persian pantry.
February 28, 2020
It’s all about couples and their foods, symbolic and delicious from dumplings to rye bread to beans.
February 21, 2020
We step behind the scenes at The Cheesemonger Invitational, then go deep into the world of cheese with experts Greselda Powell and Tia Keenan.
February 14, 2020
We look at the world of drinking with a secret barrel room, the spiritual side of mezcal, the language of wine, and the trend of being sober curious.
February 7, 2020
We look at foods that connect us, the loss of lunchtime, the culture of insect eating, and a burger that is not served your way.
January 31, 2020
From biscuits to bagels, Ethiopian injera to Nordic flatbreads, we explore some of the great breads baked worldwide.
January 24, 2020
Live from Hot Docs Podcast Festival: Matty Matheson and Suresh Doss on eating Canadian, chef Joshna Maharaj challenges Melissa Clark in Stump the Cook
January 17, 2020
Explore the regional flavors of Thailand and learn why there are so many Thai restaurants in the U.S. Plus, lessons on curry paste and coconut milk.
January 10, 2020
Food-obsessed chefs, photographers, and writers tell us about the lengths to which they will go in the name of passion and perfection.
January 3, 2020
Francis Lam and renowned chef Michael Solomonov get to the soul of Israeli food, swap disaster stories and tag team calls from listeners.
December 27, 2019
Bring on the holidays with dishes from chefs Matty Matheson, Christina Tosi and Victor Albisu. Plus, the story of the ultimate golden gift.
December 20, 2019
Festive discussions of celebration, community and cooking with Questlove, Toni Tipton-Martin, Raquel Pelzel, and Claudia Fleming.
December 13, 2019
We prepare for the holidays with stuffed potato pancakes, Indian American comfort food, and some great reasons to drink Champagne.
December 6, 2019
Cold weather cooking to carry us through the winter from Alissa Timoshkina, Maangchi, Tyler Kord, Andy Baraghani and Paul Kahan.
November 29, 2019
Food world superstar Nigella Lawson embraces the pleasure of home cooking, speaks against food elitism, and approaches cookbooks like conversations
November 28, 2019
Our Thanksgiving 2019 call-in show hosted by Francis Lam with guests Melissa Clark, Kwame Onwuachi, Samin Nosrat and Shauna Sever.
November 22, 2019
Get ready for Thanksgiving with a soul food menu, game-changing gravy technique, fixes for dessert disasters, and an epic lesson on pumpkin pie.
November 15, 2019
This year’s Thanksgiving show celebrates with some of America’s great foreign-born chefs: Ann Kim, Hugo Ortega, Miroslav Uskokovic and Maneet Chauhan.
November 13, 2019
In our new podcast, Melissa Clark makes a simple and slightly sinful Lemon Vanilla Rice Pudding for her mom – in the Instant Pot.
November 8, 2019
Let’s dive into oysters: we’ll talk about how they’re grown, the history of a surprising oyster king, shucking with a pro, and grief in a half shell.
November 1, 2019
We talk with Sean Brock, chef and Southern food champion, about microregional cuisines, curiosity in the kitchen, and how he survived workaholism.
October 25, 2019
Chef René Redzepi on how fermentation is the future of great cooking, Noma's global influence, and his work/life balance.
October 18, 2019
We look at the everyday foods that Japanese people eat at home, the way they cook and feed their kids, and what comfort food looks like in Japan.
October 11, 2019
2018 Julia Child Award winners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken talk about their partnership and the changing face of the American food world.
October 8, 2019
Cookbook author Diana Henry shares inspiration, techniques and recipes for quick weeknight meals cooked in the oven.
October 4, 2019
We talk with the authors of our favorite fall cookbooks: Danny Mena, Evan Funke, Joanne Chang, Chris Shepherd, T.J. Smith and Kami Ahrens.
September 27, 2019
We honor chef, writer, and activist Edna Lewis, who was born in a village of freed slaves and helped change the course of American cuisine.
September 24, 2019
Whoopi Goldberg isn’t just an entertainer on the screen and stage, she is also a serious party planner and hostess at home.
September 20, 2019
On family farms, in restaurants, and in food writing, what happens when one generation passes the work to the next?
September 13, 2019
We look at what it means to take care of yourself and others with food – from pies and inherited tea to community farms and home kitchens.
September 11, 2019
Melissa comes home to an empty refrigerator save for eggs, scallions and sad sage, and ends up showing us an amazing fried egg recipe and technique!
September 10, 2019
Food writer Adeena Sussman uses her passion for border-crossing ingredients to put a personal touch on Israeli cuisine.
September 6, 2019
Go beyond the pipe and drape, deep into intense world of catering with Matt and Ted Lee, Michael Twitty, Kwame Onwuachi, and America’s Test Kitchen.
September 4, 2019
Melissa Clark explains why the sheet pan is a game changer for home cooks, with a simple recipe for Harissa Chicken with Leeks, Potatoes & Yogurt.
August 30, 2019
Who do you admire? Preston Clark on Patrick Clark, Shauna Sever on Maida Heatter, Melissa Clark on Marcella Hazan, and Pati Jinich on Joan Nathan.
August 27, 2019
Wine expert Alice Feiring uncorks the wine world’s hottest new trend: additive-free, natural wines.
August 23, 2019
Francis meets up with Chef Jacques Pépin in his home kitchen to talk career, life, and the magic of instant-cured gravlax.
August 16, 2019
We spotlight bees: their important role in food and evolution, urban beekeeping, the mystery of colony collapse, and how to use honey in the kitchen
August 13, 2019
Food writer Hetty McKinnon combines a passion for vegetables with tips and techniques for quick summertime meals.
August 9, 2019
Meet the people who started and those who’ve been supported by two mission-driven culinary organizations, La Cocina and The League of Kitchens.
August 2, 2019
The aquacultural benefits of eating purple sea urchins. Making rice salad and savory breakfast. America’s Test Kitchen on perfect home-cooked falafel.
July 30, 2019
Fermentista Kirsten Shockey discusses the flavorful impact misos have on your home cooking. Plus, how to make your own miso at home.
July 26, 2019
Francis Lam and guests trek around the world to explore the cuisines of the Black Sea, Thailand, Haiti, Milwaukee, and beyond.
July 24, 2019
A practical guide to weeknight eating from the makers of The Splendid Table. Coming September 4th.
July 19, 2019
We're taking on serious cooking projects: whole hog barbecue, paella on the grill, community ovens, and an unforgettable tomato panade.
July 16, 2019
Pastry chef Nicole Rucker shares techniques and recipes for using the plethora of summertime fruits and berries in baked goods and beyond.
July 12, 2019
Get outside and enjoy the foods of summer: grilled meats and seafood, no-cook meals, ice cream sandwiches, and alcohol-optional beverages.
July 5, 2019
Things get spicy when we look at the wide world of chili peppers and how they’re enjoyed raw, cooked, powdered, and blended into sauces.
July 2, 2019
Homemade cordials crafted with seasonal produce make the summertime cocktail season all the more delicious. Andy Schloss shares some of his favorites.
June 28, 2019
Light up and get your grill on with inspired sauces and sides, and foolproof techniques for both your fire and your food.
June 21, 2019
Maricel Presilla on chili peppers, America's Test Kitchen on Colorado Green Chile, Alex Halberstadt on butter, Kate Winslow on Onions
June 18, 2019
Keep it simple! Baker Odette Williams shares how to make crowd-pleasing cakes with easy-to-find ingredients and little to no special technique.
June 14, 2019
We spend an afternoon with the illustrious and iconic Indian cookbook author and food writer Madhur Jaffrey.
June 7, 2019
An episode dedicated to pinnacle dishes and ingredients from Peru, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
June 4, 2019
Food historian Bee Wilson discusses trendy eating, changes in our global appetite, and how social media has changed food – for better and worse.
May 31, 2019
We dig into the second life of food trash, leftovers and green kitchens with chef Abra Berens, yogurt maker Homa Dashtaki and America’s Test Kitchen.
May 24, 2019
The cultural (and family) politics of vegetarianism, new techniques and better planning for cooking veggies, and essential vegan dishes from Vedge.
May 21, 2019
Beth Dooley and Mette Nielson revel in the magic of maple syrup for recipes both sweet and savory.
May 17, 2019
The impact of food and food culture on mental health with personal stories from David McMillan, Stephanie Covington Armstrong, and Virgie Tovar.
May 10, 2019
Food world superstar Nigella Lawson embraces the pleasure of home cooking, speaks against food elitism, and approaches cookbooks like conversations
May 7, 2019
Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey talks about his research on the connection between food, brain function, and mental health.
May 3, 2019
It’s the real-life relationships between mothers and daughters, playing out in the kitchen.
April 26, 2019
Francis Lam live on stage with three of Philadelphia’s best chefs: Ange Branca, Eli Kulp and Mike Solomonov.
April 23, 2019
Cookbook author Chetna Makan shares a never-ending variety of light and refreshing foods from Indian cuisine.
April 19, 2019
Francis Lam spends the hour with chef Kwame Onwuachi to talk about his lifelong love of food and challenges he's faced in the culinary world.
April 12, 2019
What does it mean to be a food pilgrim versus food tourist? We consider the cultural ramifications of food travel and foods with multinational roots.
April 9, 2019
Mads Refslund and Tama Matsuoka Wong encourage 'trash cooking,' where food waste is given new life as ingredients for innovative dishes.
April 5, 2019
We go inside the kitchens of Palestine, look at the diversity of Nigerian cuisine, meet frozen burrito royalty, and find out what’s up with bowl food.
March 29, 2019
Celebrate spring with seeds that create new flavors -- and change lives. Plus, one-bottle cocktails and unexpected ways to cook spring vegetables.
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