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

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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 and roast salmon), they are also innovative and unusual (classic vinaigrette made new with a hint of Asian fish sauce, Deviled Eggs browned in a pan to caramelize and crisp their filling).

Win 'The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper'

We'll be excerpting a recipe from The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper every day this week as part of our ongoing Cook the Book series. In addition, you can enter to win a copy of the book for your own collection. Just tell us in the comments section below: if you could interview anyone in the food industry (chef, TV personality, vintner, etc.) who would it be and what is the first question you would ask?