For the last 21 years, NPR’s award-winning weekly food program “The Splendid Table” has been hosted by journalist Lynne Rossetto Kasper. At the end of this year, Kasper will retire from the show and pass the spatula on to writer and editor Francis Lam.
A James Beard Award winner and former Top Chef Masters judge, Lam has contributed to the show over the last seven years, works as an editor-at-large for Clarkson Potter and, until this past Sunday, contributed to The New York Times Magazine’s “Eat” column. While writing for that column, he covered Polish food in Greenpoint, Senegalese stews, and, in his farewell, his mother’s stir-fried tomatoes and eggs. He’ll officially assume his duties as host on March 10, so give him a warm welcome.