The Splendid Table

Saturdays, 2pm - 3pm
Lynne Rossetto Kasper

The Splendid Table is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Every Saturday afternoon at 2:01pm you can also hear Food Cast, a weekly module about all things edible in Columbus created by Bethia Woolf, Andy Dehus, Johnny DiLoretto, Jim Ellison and Mike Beaumont. Visit Food Cast online at wcbefoodcast.org.

 

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Weeknight Kitchen
6:28 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Almond and Honey Brittle

Makes 1 pound
 
1/4 cup almond oil
4 cups sliced blanched almonds
2 cups sugar
1 cup honey
1/4 cup water
 
Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease a baking sheet with the almond oil.
 
Place the almonds on a separate baking sheet and toast them in the oven until light golden brown, about 5 minutes.
 
Set aside.
 
In a medium, very heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar, honey, and water and cook over medium-high heat until the sugar liquefies, then turns light golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
 

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Weeknight Kitchen
8:00 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Brussels Sprout Bubble and Squeak

Serves 4
 
Bubble and squeak is an old-fashioned British dish that typically consists of the leftover potatoes and cabbage from a Sunday night roast (the name comes from the noise the vegetables make when you heat them up). Combining potatoes with Brussels sprouts and bacon, we love this seasonal, slightly Yankee take on an old English favorite. Served with poached eggs, it's the perfect brunch dish.
 
1 baking potato, diced
1 pound Brussels sprouts, quartered lengthwise
1/2 pound thick cut bacon, sliced into bite-sized pieces

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Weeknight Kitchen
8:01 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Chocolate-Coconut Almond Bites

Makes about 30 bites
 
Welcome to the very sweet union of the macaroon and the candy bar. These coconut bites are essentially no-bake cookies (save for roasting the almonds). The coconut is sweet and crunchy, and the melted chocolate is the little bit of glue needed to hold the almond in place. Such good bites! It’s impossible to eat just one.
 
30 almonds
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups unsweetened flaked coconut

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Weeknight Kitchen
8:00 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Pan-Roasted Hake

Serves 4
 
A member of the cod family, hake has long taken a back seat to the more popular cod. But, because so much pressure has been put on other New England fish species, alternatives like hake are becoming popular. This is a simple preparation, but because the butter and lemon enrich the sauce, it’s satisfying during the cold, winter months.
 
1/4 cup canola oil
4 (7-ounce) hake fillets, skin removed
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

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Weeknight Kitchen
8:00 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Wedge Salad with Bacon, Maple-Fried Red Onions, and Buttermilk Chive Dressing

Serves 4
 
The wedge salad is one of life's great pleasures. If you've ever been to an old-time diner or a classic steak house, you know what we mean. But in our ever-lasting efforts to make dishes more creative and healthy, we offer this twist on the original. Instead of only iceberg lettuce, try wedging other nutritious salad greens, such as romaine and radicchio. 
 
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
Kosher salt, to taste
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vinegar, such as cider or sherry vinegar

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Weeknight Kitchen
2:28 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Hanger Steak with Gremolata

Bathe a piece of grilled steak with a rough mix of chopped parsley, garlic, lemon zest and olive oil and feel your appetite ignite. This week's recipe for Hanger Steak with Gremolata is from Erin Scott'sYummy Supper

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Weeknight Kitchen
11:20 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Thai Fried Omelet

Take a look at this photo and tell us you don't want a bite! This week's recipe for Thai Fried Omelet is from Asian food authority Andrea Nguyen's new book,The Banh Mi Handbook.

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Weeknight Kitchen
1:30 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Charred Corn Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

There are never enough sweet corn recipes this time of year. This week's offering for Charred Corn Salad with Basil Vinaigrette from Kelsey Nixon's Kitchen Confidence is a nice change of pace. Whole cobs of corn are grilled, the kernels cut off the cobs and then dressed in snappy vinaigrette. 

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Weeknight Kitchen
12:00 pm
Sat July 26, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Dark Chocolate Chunk-Cherry Muffins

This month’s sweet recipe makes use of the sour cherries you can find in farmers markets this time of year.

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Weeknight Kitchen
7:06 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Lynne's 7 Must-Have Ingredients for Cooks

Every cook's cupboard needs basic ingredients. Here is what you should stock up on. Buy bulk and organic when you can — buying bulk saves money because you can get the precise amount you need.

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Weeknight Kitchen
9:59 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Blueberry Tamari Greens Bowl

This unexpectedly delicious combination of blueberries, cucumbers, and savory tamari dressing is habit forming. Served on spinach it is dandy, but if you can find delicate tatsoi (a Japanese green akin to tender bok choy) use that instead! 

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Weeknight Kitchen
12:00 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Peaches Roasted in Amaretto

With good fruit, less is more as this recipe for Peaches Roasted in Amaretto demonstrates. Nectarines work equally well here. Time's a wasting -- get to it! 

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Weeknight Kitchen
12:00 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Sweet Potato Latkes

Simple, simple, simple is this week's recipe from the charming vegetarian cookbook The Forest Feast by Erin Gleeson.

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Weeknight Kitchen
12:00 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Teriyaki Salmon with Pickled Vegetables and Sesame Seeds

Even though we're smack-dab in the middle of grill season, it's good to have a recipe on hand for those rainy nights when you can't fire up the grill. This recipe for Teriyaki Salmon with Pickled Vegetables and Sesame Seeds from Diana Henry's A Change of Appetite fits the bill beautifully. 

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Weeknight Kitchen
12:00 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: BLT Salad

We are moving the BLT to center stage this week with Steven Raichlen’s recipe for BLT Salad from his new book, Man Made Meals. This salad is essentially a deconstructed BLT sandwich tossed with crispy iceberg lettuce and dressed with a version of buttermilk ranch dressing. 

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Weeknight Kitchen
12:00 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Banh Mi Pork Burgers with Cucumber, Carrots, and Cilantro

Prep a little in advance and get ready for some really exciting mid-week eating. This week’s recipe for Banh Mi Pork Burgers with Cucumber, Carrots, and Cilantro from Carla Hall’s Carla’s Comfort Foods combines the best of Vietnam’s fragrant banh mi sandwiches with the ease of the American burger.

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Weeknight Kitchen
12:00 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Eccentric Caesar Salad and Quick Garlic Croutons

We are always looking for a new take on the Caesar salad, and this week's recipe from Myra and Marea Goodman's Straight from the Earth: Irresistible Vegan Recipes for Everyone is a nice change of pace. 

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Weeknight Kitchen
12:00 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Spanish Garlic Soup

With winter hanging on by its nails for much of the country, a steaming bowl of soup is still welcome at the end of these early spring days. 

This recipe, from Terry Golson's The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook, is a soup finished in the oven like a classic French onion. However, rather than topping with cheese, a single egg is poached in the garlicky broth.

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Weeknight Kitchen
12:00 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Crispy Chicken Milanesa

For all of you feeding kids on weeknights, this is a recipe you're going to want in your hip pocket. Crispy Chicken Milanesa is from our friend Pati Jinich, mother of three ravenous boys and author of Pati's Mexican Table.

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Weeknight Kitchen
12:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Weeknight Kitchen: Winter Squash Soup with Red Chile and Mint

This week's recipe for Winter Squash Soup with Red Chile and Mint is from masterful cook and our dear friend Deborah Madison. This is a core recipe, which can go in any direction -- smooth as silk when it's pureed, or rustic and earthy and finished with a drizzle of cream. 

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