The Splendid Table

Saturdays, 2pm - 3pm
  • Hosted by 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


Weeknight Kitchen: Blueberry Tamari Greens Bowl

Jul 10, 2014

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! 

Weeknight Kitchen: Peaches Roasted in Amaretto

Jun 28, 2014

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! 

Weeknight Kitchen: Sweet Potato Latkes

Jun 18, 2014

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

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. 

Weeknight Kitchen: BLT Salad

May 29, 2014

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. 

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.

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. 

Weeknight Kitchen: Spanish Garlic Soup

Mar 26, 2014

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.

Weeknight Kitchen: Crispy Chicken Milanesa

Mar 20, 2014

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.

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. 

Weeknight Kitchen: Uruguayan Spicy Baked Cheese

Feb 26, 2014

As chef Donald Link writes about this week's recipe, "Never underestimate the power of hot cheese." Pair his recipe for Uruguayan Spicy Baked Cheese with a big green salad or steamed new potatoes and you have a delicious and thoroughly simple mid-week meal.

Weeknight Kitchen: Spaghetti Squash with Bacon, Pine Nuts, and Balsamic Vinegar

Feb 12, 2014

This week, we have a fresh take on weeknight pasta from Susanna Hoffman and Victoria Wise's book, BOLD: A Cookbook of Big Flavors. Instead of spaghetti, tangles of spaghetti squash are tossed with nubs of crispy bacon and crunchy pine nuts, then drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. It's more of a warm salad than a bowl of pasta, but it's delicious paired with a tender green salad on the side. Eat both and double your vegetable quota in one sitting.

This is my number-one, go-to salad, and I make it frequently because it's fast, easy, and keeps well for days. 

Weeknight Kitchen: Almond Shortbread

Dec 26, 2013

This week's cookie recipe for Almond Shortbread is from Valerie Gordon's Sweet. Valerie coyly calls this recipe "a well-made cardigan," and indeed, we think it's a classic to have in your wardrobe. 

Weeknight Kitchen: Potato and Onion Egg Tortilla

Dec 26, 2013

This week, look to Spain for a quick and savory meal: the Potato and Onion Egg Tortilla (essentially, a baked omelet). 

Appetites: The essential do's and don'ts of holiday entertaining

Dec 23, 2013

Hosting a holiday party can feel daunting, so Lynne Rossetto Kasper has some advice to calm your nerves and make your soiree a success.

Weeknight Kitchen: Crispy Cabbage with Poppy Seeds

Nov 27, 2013

Not another one of those same-old, same-old sauteed cabbage recipes. Here, Amy Thielen brings real verve and snappy, unexpected flavors to this trouper of a vegetable.

WCBE continues its Thanksgiving tradition with Turkey Confidential starting Thursday morning at 11am on 90.5FM! 

Weeknight Kitchen: Herbed Meat Kebabs

Nov 18, 2013

This week's recipe for Herbed Meat Kebabs from Einat Admony's new book Balaboosta is a good reminder of the Middle East's tradition of spicing up ground meat. 

Leaves are falling, temperatures are dipping, and it's the right time to get a bubbling pot of soup going on the stove.