Sally Swift

Sally Swift is co-creator and Managing Producer of The Splendid Table. The radio program, podcast and website have been in the vanguard of the movement for food quality and conscientiousness for nearly three decades. 

The show has garnered multiple nominations and awards including the James Beard Award for Best National Radio Show (1998, 2008, 2010) the International Association of Culinary Professionals (2012), and the Gracie Allen Award for Best Syndicated Talk Show (2000) and is a four-time recipient of The Clarion Award from Women in Communications (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010). The podcast version of The Splendid Table has remained at the top of podcast charts and best-of lists for years.

Swift is co-author with Lynne Rossetto Kasper of the best-selling The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper: Recipes, Stories and Opinions from Public Radio's Award-Winning Food Show, and its sister book, How to Eat Weekends: New Recipes, Stories and Opinions (a James Beard Award nominee).  Her writing has appeared in numerous national publications.

In 2022 Swift launched a sister podcast called The One Recipe, hosted by Jesse Sparks Senior Editor of Eater. It’s a program that asks chefs and good cooks the question; what is the one recipe you keep in your back pocket?

In 2019 she released a podcast series, Weeknight Kitchen with Melissa Clark of The New York Times recorded entirely in Melissa’s home kitchen.

Before launching The Splendid Table, Swift worked in film, video and television including stints as a production assistant for Prince and on Comic Relief with Billy Crystal (where Robin Williams offered advice on script editing of lasting value). She also survived a stint as a segment producer in the madness of the 1990’s daily television talk show scene, including The Jenny Jones Show and Johnny B on the Loose with Jonathon Brandmeier, for which she was actually obliged to tie a woman to the windshield of a minivan before sending her through a car wash. 

 After various roles in the entertainment industry, Swift fell fully in love with radio when she worked on a series of television shows about A Prairie Home Companion for Disney.

She is an avid gardener, a lover of dogs, design, serial house re-doer, and cyclist. 


Recipes and Stories by Sally Swift