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The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential
Noon - 2:00 PM Thanksgiving Day

Turkey Confidential is The Splendid Table’s annual Thanksgiving show. Francis Lam takes calls and comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and inner guests during the biggest cooking day of the year. Lighthearted, yet real world problem solving on the most cookingest day of the year. It’s a special with culinary guests answering your Thanksgiving Day meal questions.

For 2020, due to logistical restrictions based on the COVID-19 pandemic, Turkey Confidential will be a pre-produced two-hour program – and we are looking for questions for Francis and guests ahead of time! Please encourage listeners to send their Thanksgiving-related questions via voice memo, before November, to contact@splendidtable.org or 1-800-537-5252.


Francis Lam
Francis Lam took over the program from long-time host Lynne Rossetto Kasper in January 2018. A regular contributor and frequent guest host on The Splendid Table since 2010, Lam is the former Eat columnist for The New York Times Magazine and is Editor-at-Large at Clarkson Potter, a division within Penguin Random House that is a leader in cookbook publishing. For two seasons, Lam was a regular judge on Bravo's hit show, Top Chef Masters. An award-winning writer, Lam has written for numerous publications, including Gourmet, Bon Appetít, Food & Wine, Lucky Peach, Saveur, Salon, Men's Journal, and the Financial Times. He graduated first in his class at the Culinary Institute of America and holds a bachelor's degree in Asian Studies and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. He lives with his family in New York City.

Featured Guests

Jacques Pepin, chef and author
Samin Nosrat, best-selling author
Mike Solomonov, Philadelphia chef
Sohla El-Waylly, chef and restaurateur
Nora McInerny, host of Terrible Thanks for Asking