This weekend marks The Splendid Table’s 20th anniversary show. Lynne Rosetto Kasper launched the famous radio food show with a conversation with Julia Child about the 4th of July which you can listen to here.

I am THRILLED to be included on the roster for this special show (talking about fresh cherries), along with Mario Batali (talking about Italian vegetables), with whom Lynne and I ate our way through Emilia-Romagna many years ago. (Now THERE are some tales of joy, including eating fresh cherries on a balmy terrace at 3 am while drinking cherry grappa…)

Lynne is one of the best people on the planet, and has written one of the very best books on Italian Cooking: the seminal The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia-Romagna, the Heartland of Northern Italian Food, among other also-great cookbooks.

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It broke ground in its mix of scholarly and passionate rendering of the Italian region that is home to Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and Balsamic vinegar.

During this long lazy weekend, check out the Splendid Table’s vast archive of recipes, stories and episodes. You can search by subject or author, and are bound to find inspiration AND surprises, like this Seven-Layer Soda Pop Rocks Cake….

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Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times

Congratulations Splendid Table!!!

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