Turkey Confidential 2022 | The Splendid Table

It’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and our annual show Turkey Confidential! We’re looking for great questions to kick off our amazing guest list. Claire Saffitz, author of dessert personRick Martinez author of Mi Cocina: recipes and the delight of my cuisine in Mexico, cook, and Chopped Judge Maneet Chauhan, and our very own Jesse Sparks, host of The only recipe podcast, and of course Francis!


Claire Saffitz

Claire Saffitz is a recipe developer and video host. Her first cookbook dessert personwas a New York Times bestseller, and her second cookbook, What’s for dessertwill be released in November 2022. She is also the host of the cookbook companion Youtube series dessert person. Previously, Claire was Senior Food Writer at Enjoy your food magazine and hosted the series Gourmet brands on the Enjoy your food Youtube channel.

Rick Martinez

Rick Martínez is the beloved cook, culinary personality and author behind the New York Times bestselling cookbook Mi Cocina: recipes and the delight of my cuisine in Mexico. He also hosts a series of complementary videos, My kitchen and A gentle warmth, both on the Food52 YouTube channel and Try it on the Babish Culinary Universe channel. He co-hosts the On the edge of salty podcast with Carla Lalli Music, is a regular contributor to The New York Times, and hosts Culinary workshops for the Magnolia Network. He currently resides in Mazatlán with his dog, Choco, where he cooks, eats and enjoys the Mexican Pacific coast.

Maneet Chauhan

Maneet Chauhan is an award-winning chef, author, television personality, founding partner and president of Morph Hospitality Group in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the recipient of the 2012 award James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award for his role as permanent judge on Food Network’s “Chopped”.” Maneet is the author of two cookbooks, The flavors of my world and his most recent, Chaat: the best recipes from Indian kitchens, markets and railwayswhich was released in October 2020. When not in the kitchen or traveling, Chef Chauhan can be found at her home in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband, Vivek Deora, their daughter, Shagun, and their son , Karma.

Jesse Sparks

Jesse Sparks is a food and culture obsessed writer, editor and podcast host. His work has appeared in Bon Appétit, The New York Times, The Kitchen, The Food Network, and more. He is editor-in-chief at Eater and the host of A.P.M. Studios podcast, The only recipe. You can follow his work, cooking and daily antics at @jesseasparks on Instagram, Twitterand TikTok, and of course, subscribe to The only recipe wherever you get your podcasts.

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