The One Recipe Holiday Special

Join host Jesse Sparks for a holiday edition of The Splendid Table’s sister podcast The One Recipe. In this hour-long episode, Jesse talks to culinary superstars about their family traditions and their “One,” the recipe that signals the holidays have officially begun! 

Our guests bring us their family food traditions from all over the globe. Chetna Makan, Britain’s queen of Indian home cooking gives us a recipe for a seriously delicious nibble for cocktails, Chetna’s Cheesy Potato Balls, beloved Texan chef of Roots Chicken Shack in Dallas, Tiffany Derry has amazing stories from her family’s truly enormous holiday feast and talks us through a recipe for her Mother’s Gumbo and Matt Adlard, influencer, author of the best-selling Bake it Better and the son of a Michelin starred chef, talks about his family’s sometimes competitive holiday cooking and leaves us with a perfect recipe for his Dad’s Lemon Tart.


Jesse Sparks
Jesse Sparks is a food and culture-obsessed writer, editor, and podcast host. His writing, editing and design work has appeared in Eater, Bon Appétit, The New York Times, The Kitchn, Food Network, and more. You can follow his work, cooking, and daily antics at @jesseasparks on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.


One hour

Show Clock

Billboard: 0:00 - 1:00
Newscast: 1:00 - 6:00
Segment A: 6:00 - 19:00
Floating Break: 19:00 - 20:00
Segment B: 20:00 - 39:00
Floating Break: 39:00 - 40:00
Segment C: 40:00 - 59:00
Total run time: 59:00


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Promo spot available: November 17, 2023
Program rundown available: November 30, 2023
Date content will be uploaded: November 30, 2023


Broadcast Window

December 1, 2023 - January 1, 2024

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before January 2, 2024. 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.

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