What a Splendid Table

When not occupied by Sunday Night Dinner, I like to settle in for the week with NPR.  This American Life at 7pm, The Splendid Table at 9pm, and The Moth at 10pm, it’s public radio heaven.  Who needs a TV?  The quirky true life tales of This American Life and The Moth appeal to my Brooklyn sensibilities, but I used to tune out (i.e. do dishes) during The Splendid Table until it won me over.  I originally wrote it off as too mainstream, too matronly, until I found myself hanging on to its every word.  Opening with a tinkling piano tune reminiscent of department store music, Lynne Rosetto Kasper rapturously talks about food and eating.  There are guests, recipes, regulars, Q + A, all making for a captivating hour.  Desperate Housewives can suck it.

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