Lam to succeed Rossetto Kasper as ‘Splendid Table’ host

By on February 7, 2017


James Beard Award-winning columnist Francis Lam is succeeding Lynne Rossetto Kasper as the host of public radio's “The Splendid Table.” (Photo: Gary Stevens/ Flcikr)
James Beard Award-winning columnist Francis Lam is succeeding Lynne Rossetto Kasper as the host of public radio’s “The Splendid Table.” (Photo: Gary Stevens/ Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. –James Beard Award-winning columnist Francis Lam is succeeding Lynne Rossetto Kasper as the host of public radio’s “The Splendid Table.”

Rossetto Kasper is retiring at the end of 2017 after 21 seasons of the culinary and lifestyle program. Lam hosts his first show March 10.

St. Paul, Minnesota-based American Public Media, which produces and distributes “The Splendid Table,” said Tuesday that Rossetto Kasper will still contribute to the show that she created with producer Sally Swift.

Rossetto Kasper calls Lam “a gifted cook and storyteller” with “a delicious sense of humour about food and himself.”

Lam is the former Eat columnist for The New York Times Magazine and has been a judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters.”

“The Splendid Table” is distributed to more than 400 public radio stations nationwide.