Francis Lam Answers the Distress Calls of Thanksgiving Cooks with Turkey Confidential 2018

Tune in November 22, noon – 2 p.m. ET, for Thanksgiving advice from
The Splendid Table
and a group of expert friends.

ST. PAUL, Minn., November 8, 2018 – The biggest cooking day of the year is near, and The Splendid Table will return for its annual tradition of Thanksgiving hand-holding for both hosts and guests. Turkey Confidential, an annual, live call-in radio show is a Thanksgiving staple in kitchens across the country. Tune in Thanksgiving Day, November 22, from noon to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Check out video, recipes and photos from Turkey Confidentials past.

Offering expert cooking advice and holiday storytelling, Turkey Confidential is a source of calm for Turkey Day jitters for both beginners and experienced holiday cooks alike. Keeping with the tradition, host Francis Lam will take calls and questions from listeners all across the country.

This year’s Turkey Confidential will be the first in which Francis hosts on his own, after co-hosting with founding host Lynne Rosetto Kasper in 2017. Francis has led The Splendid Table since Kasper’s retirement late last year and will now carry on this Thanksgiving tradition which spans over 15 years. However, after all those years of working on Thanksgiving, Lynne finds the habit hard to break and will return for a special appearance as a call-in guest for this year’s Turkey Confidential.

Also joining Francis on this year’s show are a group of award-winning spirited guests.

  • Pati Jinich, host of PBS Television’s Pati’s Mexican Table, resident chef at the Mexican Cultural Institute and author of two cookbooks: Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking and Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen
  • New York Times Magazine food columnist Samin Nosrat, who also has penned the James Beard Award-winning Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, the basis of a recently launched Netflix documentary series
  • Dorie Greenspan, two-time Cookbook of the Year Award Winner and New York Times Magazine “On Dessert” columnist. Dorie is the author of 13 cookbooks and has twice been on The New York Times Bestseller List.

Turkey Confidential will be broadcast live from American Public Media’s headquarters and is available to audiences everywhere via your local public radio station or online stream.

Audiences are encouraged to dial in to the live show with their questions and Thanksgiving stories, whether they be fantastic or disastrous. To contact Francis during the show, call the Turkey Confidential hotline at 800-242-2828, or submit your stories and questions via the online form. Listeners can also get in touch through the Turkey Confidential Facebook event page or Twitter. Tag @splendidtable on Instagram to share Thanksgiving feast photos with the Turkey Confidential team.