The Splendid Table

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Andy Shallal on creating an inclusive dining experience

Back in 1964, The Civil Rights Act legally desegregated restaurants. But over 50 year later, Washington, DC-area restaurant critic Todd Kliman …

Angel in Queens: one man's mission to feed those in need

Whether you're looking for a full evening of fine dining or quick food from a street cart, New York City is home to some of the world's most amazing …

New York City

Betrayal in blue: the story of the world-famous Peacock Room

As odd as it sounds, a place where we don’t seem to be eating a lot these days is the dining room. For some people, it’s more of a rec room or …

Dining Rooms

Keeping your sweets safe: America's Test Kitchen reviews pie and cake carriers

It’s easy for home bakers to share their delicious desserts when hosting an event at home, but it can be difficult to transport some baked goods to a …

Baking

Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie

We wanted our Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie recipe to produce a tall and fluffy topping, so we made the meringue with a hot sugar syrup, and added a …

Colonel Sanders, Mahalia Jackson and the South’s Influence on Fast Food

Southern fried chicken has the romantic reputation as a down home dish handmade with love for generations in the U.S. However, fried chicken is also …

Fried Chicken

America's Test Kitchen taste test: bottled barbecue sauce

There are many regional takes on barbecue in the United States, each with its own idea of the perfect sauce to complement barbecued meats. However, …

BBQ

Kansas City BBQ Sauce

There are many regional takes on barbecue in the United States, each with its own idea of the perfect sauce to complement barbecued meats. However, …

BBQ

Green Gazpacho with Almonds

We have learned so much about good food over the years from Guy’s sister Christine, one of the best cooks we know. This jade-green gazpacho …

Recipes

Spanish Flair for the Fourth

Let’s face it, Spaniards are pretty darn good at establishing a party atmosphere. With that in mind, we have pulled together a Spanish-flavored …

Recipes

Sangria de Cava (Sangria made with Spanish Sparkling Wine)

Cava is made in the same way as champagne. Not many sparkling wines use the same method and, to me, champagne and cava definitely have the edge over …

Recipes

Alitas de Pollo a la Miel y Limon (Lemon and Honey Chicken Wings)

I am yet to meet someone who doesn’t like chicken wings. Traditionally this recipe was made using the whole chicken, however it is so much more …

Recipes

Coliflor con Ajos Vinagre y Alcaparras (Cauliflower with Garlic, Vinegar and Capers)

This takes just 15 minutes to make, and I cook it very often at home because it’s simple, light and healthy and it’s full of flavour. This is a …

Recipes

Carrot and Pistachio Salad

This refreshing summer salad is a wonderful way to spruce up the humble carrot and was inspired by an afternoon I spent with Leila Rohbani, a yoga …

Recipes

Lynne Rossetto Kasper explores the flavors of Vietnamese food

Photo: The Splendid Table<p>Cooking Vietnamese food means working with a very specific set of ingredients to create those common fresh, sweet, tart and …

Flavors

America's Test Kitchen equipment review: espresso machines

An espresso machine is an amazing piece of equipment for coffee lovers who want to make high-quality espresso at home, but the machines are not …

Coffee

South Carolina Smoked Fresh Ham

The usual go-to cut of pork for backyard barbecue is the pork shoulder, but in certain corners of South Carolina, many pitmasters swear by fresh ham. …

BBQ

Bon Appétit's Adam Rapoport interviews host Francis Lam

Photo: Nate Rayn (MPR) / Alex Lau<p>Every once in a while, we like to share something extra with our fans and listeners. Our friend at Bon Appétit, Adam …

Cooking

Stir-Fried Beef and Celery (Daging Lembu Dan Saderi)

The star of the dish here is the celery. It’s an undervalued vegetable and often an afterthought thrown into salads or soup stock, or served as …

Recipes

Sour Cherry and Dark Chocolate Cookies

Rich and decadent, the recipe for these luxurious cookies was the result of a visit to Café Ilio, an artisan chocolatier in northern Tehran, run by …

Dessert

Greek Lemon Chicken, Grain Feta Salad with Tzatziki

Sometimes we feel like a substantial salad that is a meal in itself with all the elements of good food—plenty of greens, crunchy raw pepper, and …

The unsung cut: America’s Test Kitchen takes on South Carolina smoked fresh ham

When you think of barbecued pork, you likely think of a shoulder, butt, or ribs smoking low and slow for hours on end. But America's Test Kitchen and …

Dinner at the Patel Motel: Hanna Raskin on Indian-owned hotels in the South

It may surprise you to find that the South has most of the fastest-growing immigrant communities in America. However, some of these communities are …

Hospitality

Back to the land: San Fran hippies turned Southern farmers in The Potlikker Papers

In the 1960s and 1970s, many counterculture “hippies” left the big cities in search for a different life, one focused on and tied to the land. Host …

Al Gore

Enter to win The Potlikker Papers by John T. Edge

<b>June 2017 Giveaway</b><p>Every month, The Splendid Table helps listeners equip their kitchens, stock their pantries, and fill their bookshelves.<p>This month, …

Burma Superstar: fish and fermented tea leaves among the unique flavors of Burmese cuisine

When it comes to international cuisines that Americans know far too little about, Burmese food likely sits high on the list. Part of it is political. …

Mouthfeel: the effect of sensation and texture on the flavor of food

When you think of the way food tastes, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps descriptors like: sweet, sour, bitter, salty. These are …

Food myths busted by America's Test Kitchen: marinating, basting, and boiling

The staff at America’s Test Kitchen prides itself on testing all their recipes dozens of times, tweaking them every which way possible to achieve …

BBQ

Creating intimacy with hygge and Scandinavian comfort food

In Scandinavia countries, there is a concept called <i>hygge</i> [<i>Ed. Note: pronounced in English:</i> HOO-guh]. Actually, it’s more of a lifestyle, influencing …