On this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, Pete heads to Fresno with some of California's hottest chefs David Kinch and Ludo Lefebvre. First, the group takes a tour of Love Apple Farms in Santa Cruz where David grows most of his produce for his restaurant Manresa. Then they are off to an apricot farm near Fresno where they meet with Philip and Nick Melkonian who teaches the chefs how they pick and dry their products. Finally, Ludo and David head to the kitchen with what they gathered from both field trips to make a feast for friends and family featuring grilled lamb shoulder with apricots, eggplant caviar, and fennel, curried carrots, and a panna cotta extraordinaire.
Jacques takes a stroll down memory lane as he lovingly prepares dishes once enjoyed with his dear cooking companion Julia Child. Jacques' retrospective menu begins with a shucking lesson, the first steps towards an oyster chowder with potatoes, spinach and corn. Jacques then recreates Julia's classic South of France eggplant-tomato gratin, a dish with layers of rustic flavors. He recalls going head-to-head with Julia for a winning hamburger royale using fresh ground beef and all the fixin's.
Drilling begins on a geothermal system. Norm tours local 1st period homes. Kevin travels to the factory to see the stairs and wall panels being built. Back on the North Shore, Kevin learns about a new technology to seal ductwork.
For centuries, Kasbahs - the walled residential quarters around Moroccan cities - served as a refuge for African, Arab, Jewish and European traders, pirates and holy men traveling on ancient caravan routes. Today, these Kasbahs exemplify Morocco's determination to guard and preserve their rich multiculturalism. In his latest Adventures With Purpose special, adventurer Richard Bangs travels to Morocco on a quest for the modern-day equivalent of the Kasbah. Bangs begins his journey in Marrakesh, where he dips down to the seashore, travels over the mountains to Ouarzazate and treks to the desert on the country's far eastern border. Then, he works his way up to Fes, far north to Tangier, and back to Rabat, ending in the city of Casablanca.
Fresh pasta is an Italian family tradition passed through the generations. Today she starts with a silky pappardelle pasta dressed with pesto made from walnut, basil and parsley. She then takes the same pasta dough and shapes it into tortelloni stuffed with spinach and ricotta, dressed with a classic marinara sauce.
Ellen Gormley is here to show Deborah how to stitch up the Rose Messenger Bag, worked in easy crochet with a cross stitch rose. Lena will then show how to knit the Visby Purse which features cables and a linen stitch side panel. Ellen is also in the stitch corner with a crochet Lazy Daisy Stitch.
Take a walk with Bob Ross and catch a glimpse of an early winter morning's light reflected in the misty stillness of forest waters.
Nick visits the cheese monger and the P-Patch and prepares Chicken Provolone with Tomato Sauce and a Salad with Spinach, Arugula & Shallots. Old school recipes made simple for today's busy home chefs.
Allen shares recipes and garden advice on herbs and fruit that appeal to our sense of smell and taste. He shows us how to plant a citrus herb container and how to use some of the herbs in fabulous recipes. Allen will also show us how to prepare a refreshing sun tea with lemon and fresh rosemary.
The theme for this episode is a hand-rolled sushi party that children can enjoy, too. The main sushi roll fillings will be chicken sobroro and egg omelet. It is perfect for people who don't eat raw fish or who live in areas without easy access to fresh fish. They'll also show how to make grilled tofu with a miso sauce which is perfect as an appetizer, as well as a warming Japanese comfort food, shiratama-shiruko (sweet azuki bean soup with rice dumplings) for dessert.
Antioxidants -abundant in beans, bright vegetables and berries - are the barrier between sickness and health. Stay flu-free with Christina's recipe for Cherry-Berry Crumble Pie and Artichoke Salad.
Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, is modern, crowded, cosmopolitan, and steeped in tradition. Rudy begins with Mexico's ancient roots just outside the city at pre-Aztec Teotihuacan. The superb National Museum of Anthropology provides more insights into ancient Mexico. For modern day excitement, we hang out at the Zocolo, the world's second largest square and the center of national life since the Aztec era. Finally we head beach-ward to the resorts of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo on the Mexican Riviera. Tips on getting around and water sports.
"The Greek Island of Hydra" is an exploration into the lives of American and British ex-patriot writers and artists who have responded to the Siren's call and reinvented their lives on this tiny, preserved, architectural and historical landmark - which also happens to be the only developed Greek island without cars. Interviews include internationally acclaimed Hydriot artist Panayotis Tetsus at a showing of his paintings, along with a host of ex-patriots who have followed in Henry Miller and Leonard Cohen's footsteps to make Hydra their home. This is an opportunity to see what it's like to escape to a Greek island.
See how the kitchen and bath fixtures enhance the overall design as they're installed and connected.
In Router Workshop, the editors of Woodsmith magazine discuss how to choose and get the most out of a hand-held router and a slot-cutting bit.
In Madison, Wisconsin, stop by the home of vegetable gardener Megan Cain and learn to make an herb spiral using repurposed bricks. Watch Chef Christine Inthachith and her mother Bounyoung of Lao Laan-Xang restaurant (the first Laotian restaurant in Madison) cook up chicken laarp and fall squash curry. Visit Roller Coaster farm, which supplies the majority of its pigs to Johnny Hunter of the Underground Food Collective, then head back to Johnny's butcher shop to see him break down a pig and make charcuterie. And last, visit the first organic cranberry farm in Wisconsin, a farm that uses the traditional method of dry harvesting cranberries.
Rodman goes back to school to learn how one campus is leading the way towards sustainability in higher education. He will be living, learning and putting one up for the home team as a "non-traditional" student.
Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France.
Jacques dedicates today's dishes to his wife Gloria and their many years spent together in the kitchen. He kicks off with an extravagant, yet easy and elegant PRESSED CAVIAR CANAPE. Jacques then pops the top from a bottle of beer to make a simple batter for his CORN FRITTERS topped with SMOKED SALMON. And while the oil is still hot, he browns FRIED EGGPLANT FANS to a perfect crispy crunch using a tempura batter. Next comes a quick bowl of Vietnamese HANOI CHICKEN SOUP served with zesty accoutrements. Finally, he utilizes often-overlooked offal for Gloria's memorable PORK KIDNEYS WITH MUSHROOM AND VERMOUTH SAUCE.
When Joanne buys a perfect fillet of salmon, she loves to punch things up with fresh ingredients. Today she's going to Green String Farm in Northern California, then to meet her mentor at Chez Panisse and The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, California. With her student Santosh, they're going to make one of Joanne's absolute favorite salads - a little gem salad with green goddess dressing, pickled cucumbers, and then horseradish-crusted salmon, and finally dilled cucumbers with creme fraiche. These fresh, punchy flavors make for a fantastic meal.
Flo Braker, San Francisco Bay Area baker, author and cooking teacher, turns out two wonderfully crunchy butter galettes, one that's as a sweet treat with fresh berries and whipped cream, and another with tomatoes and savory herbs. Leslie Mackie, ownerof Seattle's Macrina Bakery, demonstrates a raspberry-fig crostata.
Loved by Americans since colonial times, pumpkin is just as popular today as it was back then. Discover how Martha incorporates it into four remarkable recipes. A delectable pumpkin pecan pie that's perfect for entertaining, a velvety smooth cheesecake swirled with pumpkin, and the best pumpkin bread you've ever tasted, along with a show-stopping deep dish pumpkin pie that's billowing with meringue.
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Almond Cake. Then tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of supermarket orange juice. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate British-Style Currant Scones right at home.
Rainy winters can yield some dull vegetable varieties, few more unglamorous than the turnip. Nevertheless, Vivian is determined to showcase this root vegetable. She features her winter rolls with pickled turnips at a charity dinner with James Beard Award-winner Ashley Christiansen and other notable chefs from the region. She frets over whether her roll is sexy enough to stand up to the opulent surroundings, amidst such distinguished company. Despite her misgivings, the roll is a head turner and Vivian manages to make some new friends.
Travelscope celebrates the historic and modern in Austria's capital, Vienna, and the Burgenland wine country. Along the wine trail Joseph grabs a healthy helping of Gemutlichkeit (the good life) in the capital's own vineyards and in the Buschenshanks and Heurigers (wine cafes) of the villages along Burgenland's Lake Neusiedl.
Host and professional wildlife photographer Doug Gardner explores the Great Smoky Mountains to photograph spring wildflowers with nature photographer Kevin Adams.
Both an ocean oasis and isolated desert, the northern part of the narrow Baja peninsula is home to a surprising variety of plant and animal life. In episode nine, after a voyage on the Sea of Cortez in search of migrating gray whales, Art Wolfe ventures inland through the unforgiving Catavina desert and discovers a photographer's playground of light and magical landscapes.