The Splendid Table Presents Turkey Confidential 2019 on Thanksgiving Day

The Turkey Confidential hotline goes live November 28, Noon-2 p.m. ET, Call 1.800.242.2828

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 13, 2019­ —The Splendid Table returns with its beloved annual public radio call-in show of holiday storytelling and last-minute cooking advice in Turkey Confidential. Tune in live with host Francis Lam and his cast of culinary talent on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, from noon to 2 p.m. ET.

Now in its 15th year, Turkey Confidential is a Thanksgiving tradition in kitchens across the nation. This live two-hour “turkey triage” special celebrates the joy of Thanksgiving cooking, family favorite dishes and memories. 

From recommended wine pairings with turkey to the forgotten giblet, Francis and his star-studded guest lineup will dish out answers to listeners’ Thanksgiving emergency calls.

  • Melissa Clark, New York Times food columnist, cookbook author and host of the Weeknight Kitchen podcast
  • Kwame Onwuachi, award-winning chef and author of Notes from a Young Black Chef
  • Samin Nosrat, New York Times Magazine food columnist, best-selling cookbook author and teacher
  • Shauna Sever, baking expert and author of Midwest Made

Turkey Confidential will be broadcast live from American Public Media’s headquarters in St. Paul and is available to audiences everywhere via local public radio stations and streaming online at Check out The Splendid Table Thanksgiving Guide for recipes and menus as well as more holiday-themed interviews and advice.

Audiences nationwide can dial in to the live show with cooking questions or to share their stories of Thanksgiving disasters or successes.  To contact Francis during the show, call the Turkey Confidential hotline at 1-800-242-2828, or submit stories and questions via the online form. Listeners can also get in touch through The Splendid Table Facebook or Twitter. Tag @splendidtable on Instagram to share Thanksgiving feast photos with the Turkey Confidential team.


About American Public Media

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Source: Data are copyright Nielsen Audio, Nationwide DMA data, Persons 12+, Spring ‘19.