Reviews
I love this show. Just the right amount of nerdy! Excellent guests. Look forward to it every week!
Desert puzzler via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/24
A beautifully produced and interesting show. No matter how I'm feeling, the host and his lovely humour and kindness bring the best out of everyone. Francis is a wonder! Great guests, too.... thank you for such a quality podcast.Read full review »
the sheet sharers 👀 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/27/24
Very useful and interesting interviews. Had to mark it down though as people in the real midwest consider ohio new england not midwest. Bad reporting
CraigCode1010 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/24
of what the show used to be. It is a slap in the face to home cooks. BTW, is everyone aware that Francis is a cookbook editor? If not, you haven’t listened for five minutes.
Niban #2dj via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/14/23
This person on this episode, who makes African food, trolled my IG account because I’m against genocide. They don’t even know me. This person took the time to spew their hatred and support for genocide on a strangers page. Stick to food. It’s probably disgusting anyway. Food tastes better with...Read full review »
Adjoa S via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/23
-1
-1 follower for lecturing Prue Leith. Miss Lynne!
Cadet2011 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/23
Overall it’s still one of my favorites. I wish , wish they would mark when it’s a re-run or a re-mix. I don’t listen much anymore because I’ve heard them all. It’s not a new show if 50% or more of the content is old. Yes, it was that memorable the first time.
productiondesignering via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/11/23
I also wish there were more home cooks and fewer cookbook commercial episodes. I get that this is a side job for Francis Lam, but it’s really made the show boring. It used to be much better.
Used to be a fan 12345 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/23
Really love this podcast! It is fun and informative! Keep up the great work!
Chambersstevens via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/01/23
Like many episodes lately, this was a repeat. I wouldn’t mind so much if it was stated it is a repeat, or encore like many other podcasts will do.
Pod Wheeler via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/25/23
This is a professional podcast, it has a nice structure and has great variety. There are well informed interviews with authors and has great call-in segments to answer listener questions. Also there are special returning guests that are super fun because they show up with a well thought out topic...Read full review »
MDearing via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/23
Recently a guest said it had been a “lifetime dream” to be on the show, and Francis was like - “really? You should aim higher than that.” Sure, it’s a joke but it also sums up the vibe- and it made me pause, and actually unsubscribe. I miss Jane and Micheal stern. I like Francis as a host,...Read full review »
mooglitz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/23
My family used to love this show and binge listen on car rides. Now we are quick to change the channel when it airs on our local NPR station. Francis Lam’s radio speaking voice is nearly inaudible. Unsure if it’s his radio equipment, just his voice or both. The “new” show features up-and-coming...Read full review »
BananaBreadGrapes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/25/23
Sad the format is just a commercial
BCB18 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/23
While I agree with some of the reviews that critique the over-abundance of chefs and cookbook authors (and too little an emphasis on home cooks), I think Francis’ style keeps it fun, engaging and diverse. I also love his giggle! Lynn was a gem, but it’d unfair to expect Francis to be a replica of...Read full review »
EEJ19 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/23
I so looked forward to this show for YEARS and loved Lynne’s intelligence, practicality, and joy. I learned so much from her and Sally, especially the podcasts that were offshoots of TST-How to Eat Weekends & How to Eat Supper. I completely respect that Lynne deserved to retire after...Read full review »
Hamletrules via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/23
I have been motivated to try so many new foods after listening to this … excellent show!!
Auntie Emily via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/23
Used to love this show (especially pre Francis). Found it helpful as a home cook and always uplifted my spirits and inspired. This past week’s episode with hearing Rene Redzepi complain about selling and educating cooks with his bottle of garum really shows the disconnect between the audience and...Read full review »
HugoDugo23 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/23
Excellent podcast - content is engaging and interesting and fun! Frances is down to earth and thoughtful in his delivery. Love it! My only feedback is that I would love to have new episodes though - I an not a fan of the constant recycling of older episodes.
Linittam via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/16/23
For months now it’s just been repeat after repeat. Record new episodes for gods sake.
soupfangirl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/23
I rarely write a review, but I have to on this one in the hopes that some producer will listen. This show used to be funny, interesting, useful to the home cook and full of fun and quirky segments. Now it’s a rambling collection of interviews with chefs and cookbook authors that put listeners to...Read full review »
Mapahari via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/23
Shows have gotten away from recipes and foods more about cookbooks that Mr Lam has edited. Very disappointing. Very few new shows more replay. ZERO Stars. Show has really gone downhill.
Joyfoodee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/23
The number of repeat episodes is getting worse. It’s been going on for weeks now.
TMnSD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/23
No one keeps posting old episodes like this
tahmtahm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/23
OMG so oppressive that the British MADE Indians drink tea and take tea breaks during work. 🙄 The second half of this episode was so annoying. I studied in India and was graced with many cups of chai from loving families, memories now tainted by your bitterness.
LMehb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/23
Francis, another great episode. Can you post a recipe for crispy ramen. That sounded delicious in this episode. Thanks, Sandy
Mama lowry via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/23
How could you not love this show? Francis is fun, whimsical, inquisitive, thoughtful and brimming with curiosity. I look forward to his show every week sharing some of the lesser known food narratives out there.
ctepperm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/23
Thank you so much for rebroadcasting this interview I had missed. Dr. Harris was a wonderful guest. I will be watching High on the Hog and looking for her books. She sounds like a fascinating person and so humble. I wish I got to be at a dinner party with her.
yuuuihh hj feedf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/23
FIrst time listener: I couldn’t resist listening to the Deborah Madison episode as she quite literally changed the way I cook and eat. She was wonderful when Francis gave her the chance to speak, which was not nearly enough for me. I wanted to hear the guest and not the self-important host who...Read full review »
gus 24! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/22
I absolutely LOVE The Splendid Table. As a super fan of Lynne Rossetto Kasper, I was not sure how I would respond to a new host. Francis Lam is an incredible host - he is intelligent, hilarious, calming and a joy to listen to. Thank you for this brilliant show.
CortesClan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/22
The main thing I like about listening to Francis is that he’s really engaged and truly listening to his guests. He seems to really delight in having an actual conversation with his guests — which makes the whole episode wonderful to listen to!
j1li via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/12/22
What a delight. Francis Lam has taken over the helm of this show in a way that honors its founder and its past, but also makes it fresh and relevant and irresistible. Bravo! So excited to binge listen to all the episodes I’ve missed, and I can’t wait for all the new ones to come.
MeginTwisp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/06/22
Wonderful.
Jug gummitnmu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/22
I’ve been listening to TST since it was just a radio show. I’ve always been delighted by the offerings and it continues to do so to this day! How do you do it? Francis shares his incredible wealth of knowledge and I look forward to listening the next week and finding out what new things I can...Read full review »
DiaLucia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/04/22
I live this podcast. Soothing and inspiring. An excellent listen on both a run and in the night when I can’t sleep. Thank you!
Yelloshoes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/22
I miss Lynne but Francis Lim has a soothing voice (like Lynne) and has an infectious, gentle glee for the subjects. I like to listen to this before bed.
VanessaKM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/22
Too much social justice and restaurant stories, not enough food 😭
pgm60640 via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 09/04/22
Loved this podcast so much when Lynne was at the helm. Now it’s just terrible. Francis Lam is annoying and talks over his guests so much that they may as well have never come on the show. And his annoying giggle when he’s trying to be cute about something is just. . . Ugh. You’ve lost this fan.
ladylegal24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/22
I love listening to this each week while I cook or bake, it’s soothing, inspiring, and so interesting each time. I have also purchased so many amazing cookbooks thanks to the show! Thanks for promoting such varying cuisines & worldviews.
mollymagro via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/22
I’ve tried to enjoy the show with the new host, it’s just not the same. I used to love to listen to The Splendid Table on the weekends. Now I find it boring.
Snappy dandelion via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/09/22
I thought I was the only dope who accidentally froze tofu, and then it became an intentional choice. Break up your frozen tofu, a great stand in for ricotta cheese
😉💙🙃 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/22
When I hear chewing and swallowing I have to skip ahead.
BKWcbc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/22
Love the format and the content is great. Informative as well as entertaining. Just one thing, stop saying “right on”. Not sure why it irritates me but,,,,,,,,
mgd1961 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/15/22
I’ve tried to listen to this podcast over the last few months but every time something ridiculous is said i.e. apologizing for the aesthetic pleasing look of monochromatic FOOD and the just now comment of how men are terrible is just what i needed to unfollow this one…
dpdarling via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/22
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