Vivian goes to Cedar Island to explore the new culture of farm-raised oysters in the Southeast. She and Ben share plans of opening an oyster bar across the street from Chef & the Farmer in hopes it will be a place that adds character and variety to the tiny town's "dining scene." Vivian and her dad orchestrate their family's first-ever oyster roast and are blown away by how much everyone enjoys it.
Inspired by her years living in Texas, Pati creates a series of dishes that combine her passion for Mexican cuisine and her favorite foods of America's Lone Star State. Her oldest son, Alan, who was born in Texas and is fully Tex-Mex, joins her in the kitchen. Recipe 1: Tex-Mex Chili; Recipe 2: Poblano, Bacon & Cheddar Skillet Corn Bread; Recipe 3: Mexican Chocolate Doughnuts.
In this special episode, the guys make several important improvements. Kevin helps make a home accessible for a homeowner in a wheelchair by modifying a bathroom and several different sets of stairs. Tom and Kevin rebuild a dangerous staircase for a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Berlin is back, resuming its place as a great European capital. We climb the Reichstag's new glass dome, sway at a modern-day cabaret, and pop a few chocolates in the now thriving eastern sector. Along with Germany's finest art, complicated Berlin also has hidden remnants of its fascist and communist past. In a city that's rebounding and rebuilding, we crane our necks at Europe's newest Times Square-Potsdamer Platz.
The spiritual heart of Japan, Kyoto offers a glimpse of Japanese life as it used to be, primarily because it was never bombed during World War II. Tiny streets with wooden homes, impressive temples, and a dedication to ancient Japanese traditions make Kyoto one of Japan's most visited cities. We check into a ryokan, or Japanese inn, and talk with one of Japan's best-known designers of kimonos to learn why his craft is still thriving. Rudy invites viewers to join him at a tea ceremony and learns that the Japanese attention to detail even extends to incense that locals use for a variety of purposes. Experience the tranquility of not only a rock garden but also a moss garden, retreats that help lend this city in a valley its Zen-like peacefulness.
Lidia prepares Halibut Baked with Mushrooms in a lemon and white wine sauce, Savory Stuffed Peppers with capers and anchovies, and deliciously golden Anise Cookies for dessert.
Use large prints to make spectacular contemporary quilts. Quilt designer Debbie Bowles joins Nancy to make magnificent quilt blocks with large print fabric squares plus angled side blocks. Fussy-cutting, one-way design, and large print block know-how are among the techniques used, in addition to ideas from Debbie's BQ3 pattern designs.
Relish the mountain wilderness and the tranquility of falling valley waters with Bob Ross.
Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium as special guests Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken and prepare their Minted Calamari Salad. John then makes a Big Sur Fennel and Roasted Beet Salad with Walnuts and Gorgonzola Vinaigrette and Seared Scallops with Orange, Fennel and Polenta.
John Law, a Scottish financier, lured Germans to Louisiana with a propaganda campaign entitled "The Magnificent Country of Louisiana." When the Germans finally arrived after suffering grueling circumstances, they became fabulous farmers and saved the city of New Orleans from famine... twice. Glenn Falgoust enlightens us with the story of Louisiana's German ancestors. Chef Folse visits Henryk Orlik, a German beer maker, at his Heiner Brau brewery in Covington, La. for a quick lesson in beer making. Julie Council and band members perform traditional German music.
Oysterman Bill Taylor shows the chef how to raise and harvest the world's finest oysters-while caring for the environment and community. Recipes: Kumamoto Oysters & Rhubarb Mignonette; Pacific Oysters & Butter Sauce; Oysters in Nettle Sauce.
Host Laura Theodore prepares Southwestern style recipes that are bursting with festive flavor. First up, "Five-Ingredient Guacamole" whips up in 5-minutes. "Jazzy Black Bean Chili" makes a great party dish or mid-week meal, paired with hearty "Double-Corn Cornbread." Even the kids will love "Nutritious Nachos," fun fare that prepares in under twenty minutes. "Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Mousse" offers a rich and satisfying dessert with just a little bit of heat!
Here's where we pull together some of Europe's most rewarding sites from the classical world. Ancient Greek and Roman remnants are more than cold stone. They hold centuries of stories. So we revisit some favorite classical sites around the Mediterranean, pick up some new stories and see what kinds of connections we can make. It's the Greeks in Athens, Delphi, Delos, Paestum and Syracuse-and the Romans in Pompeii, Rome and Provence, with a little history of wine and olives thrown in for good measure.
What better way to start a tour of Chicago than at the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world, the Willis Tower. Colleen Kelly meets family friends on the glass enclosed ledge overlooking the Windy City from 103 stories high. A short water taxi ride takes visitors from the Willis Tower to the Children's Museum at Navy Pier where Colleen splashes with kids at the Water Ways exhibit. The next stop is Lincoln Park where Colleen explores the oldest free zoo in the United States before heading to a musical theater where all of the shows are based on kids' books and involve audience participation. Shopping on Michigan Avenue is a must in Chicago! Colleen joins two fashion forward moms to get the 411 on the shopping scene. You can't visit Chicago without feasting on deep dish pizza! Colleen joins a family in pizza making 101 at Gino's East, one of the original pizza parlors in the city. Next, Colleen pets the belugas at the Shedd Aquarium, tours historic Wrigley Field, and sails away on a beautiful boat ride along the Chicago River.
Roy Underhill demonstrates how to cut bead moldings with hand planes for corners that look sharp and last longer.
Learn new techniques as you watch the editors of Woodsmith magazine build this unique two-drawer bookcase.
It's a good and full day on sea and land, first to harvest crab and sea urchin off the California coast. Then, with the catch in hand, prepare a feast with local farm workers who strive to maintain their traditions and culture while doing the hard labor of sustainable farming. Further up the coast, at Magnolia Farm in Oregon, learn the story of naturally raised lamb and a feast to celebrate it. In the Victory Garden, Roger checks on the endives and makes mulch; Chef Marian creates an artichoke appetizer.
We're putting the accent on "UP"! We demonstrate some fabulous ideas, new looks and how better use of space can go a long way to enhance the way you think and function in your home. Vicki discusses the value homeowners can add to a home's exterior by adding an outdoor living area or upgrading their roof. Moving indoors, Vicki demonstrates how flipping rooms and revitalizing the master bedroom can also make a big change in how you live in your home.
Cruising the Rhine River, we dodge riverboat traffic and the legendary siren, Lorelei. After climbing castles and descending into dungeons, we relax with Rhine wine. We tour Burg Eltz-a lived-in castle where the noble lady still puts out fresh flowers. Then we enter the walled town of Rothenburg for Germany's best wood carving, a vivid dose of medieval punishment, and a tour with the night watchman of the town's lamp-lit ramparts.
This episode is all about Pati's boys - it's time for a little mother-son bonding. First, Pati takes Alan, Sami and Juju to their favorite place to have fun. Then for lunch, the boys will pick their favorite dishes that their mom makes. The only hitch? They have to give Pati a hand as she prepares each dish. Recipe 1: Alphabet Soup; Recipe 2: Molletes, Grilled Cheese & Bean Heroes; Recipe 3: Pico de Gallo Salsa; Recipe 4: Dulce de Leche (Cajeta) Cheesecake.
Newly crowned "Top Chef Masters" winner Floyd Cardoz joins Sara to cook the food he grew up with in India. First up is Wild Striped Bass Curry swimming in coconut and mild spices. Chicken Pilaf is simple but satisfying with a gingery yogurt sauce. Beef Kebabs are super easy, with the heat of chilies, ginger and cumin to kick start your taste buds!
Crab Cakes With Avocado Sauce; Oysters Madison; Mussels Poulette; Mussels Gratinee; Clam Fritters.
Lidia makes Fettuccine with Malfada Sauce, Steak with Pizzaiola Sauce and Ricotta Cookies. Lidia visits the Immigrant Monument in Woldenburg Park of New Orleans, and Tanya takes viewers to explore the impressive collection at the Nelson-Atkins museum in Kansas City.
Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Roast. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for pepper grinders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Roast Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Coriander, Cumin, and Mustard Seeds at home.
Potato Chip-Crusted Drum Fish with Sambal Mayo; Cauliflower Mac and Cheese; Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Each summer, Burt takes his wife, a selection of his sons and daughter-in-laws and grandchildren to Europe. This program takes an irreverent look at one of their itineraries which includes Prague - the capital of the Czech Republic and Leukerbad in Switzerland. Our editors think it is Burt's contribution to "Reality TV" - somewhere between "Survivor" and "Animal Planet".