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American Public Media’s The Splendid Table and The Huffington Post Break Bread
(ST. PAUL, Minn.) April 21, 2011 ñ American Public Media (APM) today announced that The Splendid Table host, Lynne Rossetto Kasper is joining the ranks of featured contributors in the food section of the award-winning and top-ranked Internet news and blog outlet, The Huffington Post.
“The Huffington Post has been one of my go-to sites since its early days and it’s exciting to now be a part of it, swapping ideas and takes on how we eat,” said Kasper. “Each week on the show we dig into all the new ways food is playing in our lives and now I can do the same thing with The Huffington Post.”
Kasper’s weekly posts fall under the title “The Splendid Table” a take-off on the award-winning radio program produced and co-founded with Sally Swift. The posts will be a question and answer exchange between Kasper and readers looking for advice and guidance on their culinary questions.
“American Public Media is proud of the continued success of The Splendid Table,” said Judy McAlpine, APM senior vice president for content and media. “This expansion to food-loving audiences through The Huffington Postís food blog emphasizes our mission to engage audiences where they are and in their diverse life experiences.”
“For more than 16 years, we’ve been talking food, from the basics of what to eat and how to find it, to issues surrounding sustainability, science and politics,” added Swift. “This opportunity with HuffPost Food allows us to expand our reach to others with similar culinary passions.”
The Splendid Table program can be heard weekly on nearly 300 public radio stations nationwide with podcasts available via SplendidTable.org. Upcoming shows feature the new science behind life long happiness and food; Britain’s latest culinary phenomenon Yotam Ottolenghi, author of “Plenty”; a Mexican road food score in a gas station in Dallas; and celebrity rounds of Stump the Cook.
About The Splendid Table
Produced and distributed by American Public Media in Saint Paul, Minn., The Splendid Table is the show about lifeís appetites, about all the fascinating ways food is playing in our lives right now – whether we cook or never intend to walk into a kitchen. It’s about enjoying what we eat and how we live.
Each week, The Splendid Table’s Lynne Rossetto Kasper talks with the people who are shaping what’s happening to our food today – from chefs, cookbook folk, artists and iconoclasts, to scientists, historians, comedians and home cooks. Most of all Lynne talks to listeners. Working off the cuff, she takes calls every week from fans around the world.
American Public Media is one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world, with a portfolio reaching 16 million listeners via nearly 800 radio stations nationwide each week. Programs include A Prairie Home Companion, Marketplace, Performance Today, The Splendid Table, Being, American RadioWorks and many others. American Public Media’s nearly 100,000 member-strong Public Insight Network promotes deep connections between journalists across the country and the communities they serve. American Public Media is the parent organization for Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio and Classical South Florida. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be found at www.americanpublicmedia.org.
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