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The Splendid Table today announced an expansion of its collaboration with America’s Test Kitchen, the most popular how-to-cook show on television. The combined resources of these two trusted brands promises to deliver the highest quality food and cooking content to radio listeners.
Beginning in January, The Splendid Table (TST) will air weekly America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) segments on its podcast and public radio show. America’s Test Kitchen co-host Bridget Lancaster and other ATK personnel will join Splendid Table host Lynne Rossetto Kasper each week to share its practical, hands-on culinary expertise. In addition to the regular weekly segment, Bridget Lancaster will be on hand to help field listeners’ questions on The Splendid Table’s annual Thanksgiving Day special, “Turkey Confidential.” Details and airtimes will be available at splendidtable.org in November. As part of the relationship, America’s Test Kitchen will also provide digital content, such as how-to videos and product reviews, that will appear on The Splendid Table’s website.
“America’s Test Kitchen is our dream partner,” said Sally Swift, managing producer and co-creator of The Splendid Table. “Their team’s deep expertise and commitment to quality food, recipe development, culinary science and product reviews dovetails beautifully with our 20 plus year commitment as the show for people who love to eat. We are thrilled to be able to share more of ATK‘s expertise and resources for home cooks with our audience.”
Both highly regarded culinary resources in their own right, the two programs’ alliance offer home cooks the best of both worlds—hands-on practical tips and foolproof recipes along with the historical, cultural and social aspects of food that come together every time people sit down to enjoy a meal.
“The Splendid Table is trusted by millions of radio listeners and we are thrilled to join forces with such a talented team,” said Jack Bishop, chief creative officer of America’s Test Kitchen. “Our brands share the same mission—to empower home cooks with reliable information. We are so excited to work together with The Splendid Table to inform and inspire home cooks.”
The two legacy culinary media outlets began collaborating earlier this year, featuring monthly segments on food science with Molly Birnbaum, executive editor of Cook’s Science at America’s Test Kitchen. Those segments will continue to air, as well.
About The Splendid Table
Now in its twentieth season, The Splendid Table is the show for life’s appetites. A culinary, culture and lifestyle program that celebrates the intersection of food and life, it can be heard on more than 400 public radio stations nationwide. The show is produced and distributed by American Public Media and has been listed on numerous “best of” podcast lists including a recent nod by the Huffington Post’s Food Editor as the top food podcast to listen to in 2016.
Lynne Rossetto Kasper has won numerous awards as host of The Splendid Table, including the IACP Lifetime Achievement Award (2016), two James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, five Clarion Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014) from Women in Communication, and a Gracie Allen Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show. Lynne is a respected authority on food, having published multiple bestselling books: The Splendid Table; The Italian Country Table; a series of quarterly e-books, Eating In with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, as well as the best-selling The Splendid Table’s How To Eat Supper, How To Eat Weekends and A Summertime Grilling Guide, which were co-authored with founding producer Sally Swift.
About America’s Test Kitchen
America’s Test Kitchen began with a single magazine title, Cook’s Illustrated, which debuted in 1992. The America’s Test Kitchen television show was launched in 2001, after which the company added Cook’s Country magazine, a second television program, an online cooking school, three websites that offer recipes and online video, and a robust book program that publishes a dozen new titles a year, which regularly land on bestseller lists. Learn more at https://www.americastestkitchen.com/.
Bridget Lancaster is the executive editor for new media, television, and radio at America’s Test Kitchen and co-host of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen television shows. She joined the Cook’s Illustrated team in 1998 and is an original cast member of both television shows, as well as a co-host for America’s Test Kitchen Radio. Bridget currently serves as the lead instructor for the America’s Test Kitchen Online Cooking School and helps develop and produce courses for the school. Her earlier career led her to cook in restaurant kitchens in the South and Northeast, concentrating on pastry.
The Splendid Table and America’s Test Kitchen are grateful to Bob’s Red Mill for many years of generous support for both shows on public radio. Bob’s Red Mill is the premiere sponsor of The Splendid Table episodes featuring America’s Test Kitchen.