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Contact: Deborah Broide
THE SPLENDID TABLE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS ON THE AIR
(St Paul, MN)… September 27: The Splendid Table® from American Public Media, public radio’s only national food program, will celebrate its 10th season on October 7. The one-hour lifestyle program, hosted by multi-awarding winning Lynne Rossetto Kasper, is not just a cooking show. It’s an often irreverent, and always entertaining take on life’s pleasures, exploring every curious angle of America’s favorite voyeur sport — eating.
Each week, Lynne, who is also a best-selling cookbook writer, takes listeners on a sensual romp of tastes, sounds and scents — from the Saltmen of Tibet, to the Dubai restaurant scene, to a sassy hotdog stand on the streets of New York. She talks with everyone who has anything to do with what we eat — chefs and writers, farmers and filmmakers, scientists and historians, anthropologists and artisans, and most of all to her listeners who call in every week.
Now heard on more than 165 public radio stations across the country, The Splendid Table began as a regional radio show in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Lynne’s popularity — her listeners are very vocal about their support — led to branching out into the national radio arena. Ten years later, The Splendid Table is still a one-of-a-kind program.
Station carriage for The Splendid Table has gone up 64 percent the past few years. And while there’s a huge new influx of tv cooking shows, radio does something that those shows simply can’t — makes food in all its dimensions totally accessible. Lynne is a storyteller first and tuning into her show — at home, in the car, in the garden — is like visiting with a good friend.
The 11th season of The Splendid Table kicks off with two — one hour specials recorded with Lynne in Italy the weekends of October 7 and 14. The Splendid Table is produced and distributed by American Public Media,™ the nation’s second-biggest producer of public radio programs, reaching 14.7 million listeners nationwide each week. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be obtained at www.americanpublicmedia.org.