Chef Stellino is all about the details of simple techniques and his teaching style shines with brilliance in this episode, inspiring people to enjoy life with fabulous recipes and simple techniques. Nick visits the fish monger and the green grocer and prepares Halibut with Tequila & Jalapeno Pepper Sauce and Risotto with Zucchini, Goat Cheese & Prosciutto.
You don't have to be Scottish to love shortbread, and this deliciously dense treat is easier to make than you might think. Martha demonstrates how to make shortbread wedges, brown-butter shortbread lemon bars, brown-sugar pecan shortbread cookies, and a pumpkin tart with pressed-in shortbread tart shell - perfect for fall.
In the barn, Tom and Kevin build a watertight fire pit cover. Then Richard heads to Missouri to upgrade and vent a bathroom sink. And the guys ask, "What is it?"
Just south of Naples we'll experience the breath-taking Amalfi Coastline, the trendy resort of Positano, the limoncello charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples at Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto hidden beneath the enchanting isle of Capri.
"Rudy Maxa's World' timed the shooting of this episode with the Edinburgh International Festival, a madcap and colorful, three-week event that says "theater" in every sense of the world. The world's largest arts festival features theater, comedy, dance, music, operas, street performances, and the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a stunning evening performance of martial music and precision marching performed by military bands from around the world in the city's 1,400-year-old Edinburgh Castle. A trip north to the Highlands includes a ride on the so-called "Harry Potter Train," as well as a look at the wild beauty of the Isle of Skye and a side serving of the local delicacy, haggis.
Peppers Piemontese are so much more than roasted red peppers. Lidia shows you how to create this classic dish. A cozy Country Style Fava Soup will send you back in time. For dessert - every culture has a crepe - and in northern Italy, it's Oatmeal Palacinke.
Beautiful afghans are always a welcome addition to any home and this week Maggie will show us how to knit the Moth Wing afghan designed by Michael Del Veccio. Ellen is up next with the Quantum Granny crochet afghan designed by Carrie Carpenter. Knit square this week is the Scalloped Shell.
Experience a lovely waterfall by moonlight -- a spectacular painting completed on a black canvas by artist Bob Ross.
Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder & Brussels Sprouts; Sweet Corn Pudding; Chess Pie.
Chef Joe is featuring an organic rib eye steak in which he will show how to properly butcher the meat. The steak will be topped off with fresh cheese and marinated vegetables.
Host Laura Theodore prepares a delightful mid-day meal. Special guests: T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. and Rachelle Carson-Begley. Menu features a gluten-free, vegan "Zucchini Summer Quiche," crunchy "Jicama and Spinach Salad" and "Cranberry-Pecan Quick Biscuits." "Chilled Avocado Soup" adds a refreshing touch to this warm weather menu.
Vivian and Ben go to Maple View Dairy to pick up product for the restaurant. They talk buttermilk with the dairy's manager, and the noise Ben makes while savoring his cup of the thick liquid annoys his wife. The couple attempts to shoot the twins' Christmas card picture in the family's swimming-pool-turned-turnip patch, while Vivian's nieces and nephews desperately try to make buttermilk with their great-grandmother's butter churn.
London, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. A European city bustles-it's a hub of commerce and the arts, energy, surprise, and international flavor. Where do you start if you have just 24-hours? Here, we highlight some best choices of the urban culture in four great cities. London calls for high tea at the Athenaeum and modern art at the New Tate. Paris treats us to impressive dining, the Musee D'Orsay and the Pompidou. Rembrandt's The Night Watch and traditional rijsttafel dinner are mandatory in Amsterdam, and in 1000 year-old-Brussels, we land in what some call "the most beautiful town square in Europe." Europe's great cities stay with you.
Far inland from the tropical beaches of Brazil's Bahia state lies an ancient escarpment that juts up into Bahia's vast interior. Host David Yetman takes us on a tour of the Chapada Diamantina, once a rich source of diamonds, now an increasingly popular recreational region. The sheer cliffs and steep mountainsides intercept moisture from the distant Atlantic. The resultant rainfall brings flows into the arid sertao and waters the great swamp where runaway slaves hid from their owners.
Find out how a sheet of stainless steel gets cut, bent and welded to form a kitchen countertop as the addition kitchen takes shape.
The editors of Woodsmith take a look at a unique shop-built, slat-wall storage system that adapts to your changing needs.
Visit Palm Beach, Florida, where Dr. John Zahina-Ramos of Just One Backyard shows how to plant sweet potatoes in a wheelbarrow and then how to make a wall garden. Then visit Jojo Milano, who left the urban life of Miami to start a farm in rural Palm Beach County where she raises purebred Nubian and Lamancha goats and makes cheese from their milk. Next, head to the water to see how Eric Finn dives for the invasive lionfish and spiny lobster. Finish up in the kitchen of Chef Clay Conley, who serves up lionfish, escabeche-style.
Vicki and Sloan share simple and substantial ways to update your home's decor, get a handle on home office clutter and express your creativity through surprisingly low or no cost ideas.
No trip to Italy is complete without Milan and Lake Como. In Milan we'll take a peek at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house...not to mention Leonardo's Last Supper. Then we'll cruise along Lake Como, settling down in the lakeside village of Varenna...classic honeymoon country, where Italy meets the Alps.
Brioche is light, airy and one of Martha's favorite breads. In this episode, she starts by making the brioche dough and then turns it into three wonderful brioche variations - brioche a tete, brioche loaf, and baba au rhum. She also creates Martha's French toast, a breakfast favorite.
The French call cooking fish in a wrapper of foil or parchment en papillote. We call it simply brilliant! Special guest Marc Vetri joins Sara with a delicious recipe for Clam Pasta en Papillote, then Sara shows us her own Salmon in a Bag - so simple and juicy, you'll use this easy technique on seafood from now on.
Lauren Groveman, New York cooking teacher and cookbook author, demonstrates how easy it is to make European ethnic specialties like rich brown pumpernickel loaves and crunchy matzos.
Salads are a terrific way to make vegetables a main course. When Martha invites guests to lunch, she loves to make frisee aux lardons, a classic French salad made with spicy greens, crisp bacon, creamy poached eggs and warm vinaigrette. Her chopped salad is based on a recipe from her daughter, Alexis - a dish that's as beautiful in presentation as it is delicious in taste. Next Martha shows you how to master the Caesar salad, and then, stacked butter lettuce with a fresh citrus and yuzu vinaigrette.
Test cook Becky Hayes reveals the secrets to Foolproof Spaghetti Carbonara. Then, host Christopher Kimball answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Next, host Christopher Kimball explains the science behind proteins in eggs. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Jarred Green Olives. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the best Summer Pasta Puttanesca.
Chef Stellino is joined by Chef John Tesar of The Dallas Restaurant Group in Dallas and makes Lime & Curry Marinated Grass-Fed Rib-Eye Steaks with Cucumber & Honeydew Melon Chutney and Spiced Basmati Rice. Then, Nick creates his own Steak Salad with Balsamic Dressing and Shaved Parmesan and shares a quick and delicious dessert Easy White Chocolate Mousse.
Burt is joined by travel expert, Steve Perillo for a tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what's cooking in some of the best restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city.