The Splendid Table is hosted by Lynn Rossetto Kasper every Sunday morning as she enlightens her audience with great information about current food issues and policies. Long before eating local became a catchphrase and farmers’ markets became ubiquitous, The Splendid Table was talking about the changes needed in the food system and what was happening on the grassroots level. In fact, when The Splendid Table first went on the air, host Lynne had to make sure to define such terms as “organic” and “sustainable” for listeners. Today those terms have become part of the everyday lexicon, and people’s hunger for wholesome food and the rituals surrounding it has only increased.
Audiences have continued to grow, and broadcasting peers have taken note as well: The Splendid Table has won two James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, a Gracie Allen Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show, and four Clarion Awards (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) from Women in Communication. Lynne is also included in the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.
From its first mealtime brainstorm to the award-winning weekly program it is today, The Splendid Table continues its celebration of food and the roles it plays in our lives.