'The Splendid Table' on Serious Eats

Meet & Eat: Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift of 'The Splendid Table'

To round out a wonderful week of recipes from The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends we sat down with two ladies who love to eat, Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift, the host and producer of our favorite public radio show to talk eating, cooking, entertaining, favorite cookbooks, and how our attitudes towards food have evolved since the show's premier back in 1994. So without further ado, take it away, Lynne and Sally! More

Cook the Book: 'The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends'

There are countless reasons to look forward to the weekend, but for us one of the highlights is tuning into Saturday's broadcast of The Splendid Table. Hosted by the lovely Lynne Rossetto Kasper, this weekly magazine radio show has been bringing together an incredible array of food world luminaries, cookbook authors, and wine experts since 1994. (You can even hear our own Ed dishing about frozen pizza and the culinary wonderland that is Queens.) Needless to say we're big Splendid Table fans and we've been looking forward to their cookbook, The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends for quite a while. Enter to win a copy here. More

Dinner Tonight: Black Pepper-Honey Rib Eye

While I like dressing up some neglected cuts of beef, I'm not much for drowning a beautiful rib-eye in a sauce. That's why I love this recipe from the The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper. The steaks are dipped into a mixture of red wine, honey, and black pepper for just a few minutes, and then cooked. You don't really need to worry about anything other than whether the steaks are perfectly cooked. More

Are You a Gastrosexual?

©iStockPhoto.com/kzenon The Splendid Table, the national food show produced and distributed by American Public Media, has launched a “Gastrosexual of the Month” contest. According to Urban Dictionary, a gastrosexual "may often dress like a metrosexual, and isn't afraid to explore his artistic side and even feminine side through cooking." It makes sense that a lot of girls would be into that. The guy is so confident in his manliness, he doesn't care about the frilly apron-wearing stereotypes. According to a study performed by the food company PurAsia, 48% of those surveyed said slick cooking skills make a person more attractive, and 23% of men aged 18 to 34 years said they cook to potentially seduce a partner. Alright, gastrosexuals.... More

Cook the Book: The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper

American Public Media's syndicated radio program The Splendid Table is like This American Life for foodies. Each week, award-winning host Lynne Rossetto Casper and producer Sally Swift lead their audience on an enlightening culinary journey from farm to store, kitchen to table. More than just a cooking show, The Splendid Table explores the relationship between food, culture, and politics, and introduces listeners to the people who are shaping our collective, contemporary appetites. In their new cookbook, The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper, Lynne and Sally offer up a collection of recipes for easy weeknight cooking that goes far beyond the standard repertoire of spaghetti marinara and tuna casserole. While the dishes are simple and homey (think sautéed chicken breasts... More

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