American Public Media's The Splendid Table is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Francis Lam leads listeners on a journey of the senses and hosts discussions with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for the culinary delights. Updated every Friday.
This week we are re-introduced to one of America's greatest tastemakers: Mark Twain. Andrew Beahrs, author of Twains Feast: Searching for America's Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens, joins us. We'll figure out something to do with all that zucchini your friends have been bringing over, and Jane and Michael Stern have found freshly shucked clam pizza at Zuppardi's Apizza in West Haven, CT. …read more