The Splendid Table®, public radio’s award-winning, national food show from American Public Media, taps into the latest from the food world with experts of every stripe. Heard on over 350 public radio stations, host Lynne Rossetto Kasper explores the entire spectrum of food: from cheese making, to tracking down bargain wines, to the science behind a great cup of coffee, to finding the best little greasy spoons in America. The Splendid Table has been at the forefront of food issues and policies since its inception.
In 1969, when Lynne began cooking monthly Chinese banquets for her friends in New York (obsessively researching each dish), she never imagined she’d have a career in food. Those banquets led to an insatiable curiosity about the dimensions of food, and that turned into the career Lynne never expected.
Between writing, teaching, lecturing on food and culture, and her explorations, Lynne’s research has covered much of America and Europe. In 1995 she and producer Sally Swift, working with American Public Media, created public radio’s national food show, The Splendid Table®.
Between her books and the show, Lynne has received numerous James Beard and IACP awards, including Cookbook of the Year from both The James Beard Foundation and the IACP for her first book The Splendid Table. The Splendid Table® radio program has received multiple honors, including four Best National Talk Show Clarion Awards, two James Beard awards for Best National Radio Show on Food, and several Gracie awards from American Women in Radio and Television. Lynne is a member of the James Beard Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. She lectures on food and culture and teaches cooking on both sides of the Atlantic and is a popular keynote speaker. More information is available at splendidtable.org.