Holiday Specials

The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential

Bob's Red Mill is the premiere sponsor of The Splendid Table episodes featuring America’s Test Kitchen.

Turkey Confidential is a live, two-hour, call-in program on Thanksgiving Day from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. EST for public radio listeners across the nation.

Host Lynne Rossetto Kasper comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and dinner guests alike on the biggest cooking day of the year.

A Thanksgiving morning tradition, Lynne answers listener questions throughout this live, two-hour program. Previous "Turkey Confidential" specials have included everything from a cross-country trucker cooking his Thanksgiving dinner on the manifold to a panicked first-time cook who didn't realize a turkey needs to be thawed. Lynne handles all questions with wit, expertise and laughter.


This year, Lynne will field listeners' questions with the help of America's Test Kitchen co-host Bridget Lancaster, Mario Batali, Francis Lam, Melissa Clark, and A Prairie Home Companion's Chris Thile.

Listener Participation

Phone lines - (800) 242-2828 will be open nationwide from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. EST and the program will be simulcast live on the Web at As in past years, The Splendid Table has created more ways for your listeners to be involved with Turkey Confidential.  In addition to the open phone lines, The Splendid Table website will host the following Web-based features:


Lynne Rosetto Kasper

Managing Producer

Sally Swift


Jennifer Russell



ContentDepot File Transfer

Live broadcast: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET, Thursday, November 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving Day), with subsequent file transfer.

Content Depot link:


The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential 2016 is a two-hour program. There are three 60-second breaks in the program: a floating break in each hour at approximately (29:00) into the hour, and a fixed break at (59:00), between the two hours. The breaks will be covered by music, and APM will supply Contact Closure 3 for all three breaks. (Please note: Turkey Confidential is NOT newscast-compatible.)

broadcast rights

This is a live, national call-in. Affiliate stations must carry this program on Thanksgiving Day (November 24, 2016). The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Stations are strongly encouraged to carry both hours; however, the hours are discreet and stations may carry either. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

program web site

(The content on this site will be updated in mid November.)

on-air promos

Available on ContentDepot on November 14, 2016.

host bio

Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Host

Host of The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential
Lynne Rossetto Kasper has won numerous awards as host of The Splendid Table, including two James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, five Clarion Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014) from Women in Communication and a Gracie Allen Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show. Lynne is a respected authority on food, having published multiple bestselling books: The Splendid Table; The Italian Country Table; a series of quarterly e-books, Eating In with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, as well as the best-selling The Splendid Table's How To Eat Supper, How To Eat Weekends and A Summertime Grilling Guide, which were co-authored with founding producer Sally Swift. The Splendid Table can be heard on over 350 public radio stations nationwide.