Like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, nothing is more satisfying than a duo of old favorites, so Joanne is always looking for fun and dynamic ways to prepare meat and potatoes. She visits Thistle Meats and McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma, California, and then Joanne and her student Joan will make skillet riblettes with aged balsamic and warm grilled potato salad with fennel. Join them as they update their favorites with style.
Does sugar have you in its thrall? Ellie helps one family tackle their sugar quandary so they can continue to do the baking they love in a healthier way without sacrificing flavor. Recipes: Crispy French toast fingers with blueberry maple sauce; Banana bread with chocolate drizzle; Coconut date balls. 3 Ingredient Recipe: Cherry chocolate haystacks.
Unsafe and ready to break - Tom skillfully replaces a cracked deck board on a front porch. See Scott break the mold with an outlet install that uses crown molding to conceal wires. Richard answers a question about blue stains in the bathtub.
Fifteenth-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of two episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3-D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat...very well.
It's the world's largest producer of silver with modern companies ruling the trade but Mexico's silver mining tradition dates back hundreds of years and helped shape the country we know today - a country alive with history and culture. Thomas visits several colonial towns built from the riches of silver mines and explores the ancient craft of silversmithing. Along the way, he finds a great lot of crystallized Mexican minerals but his biggest prize is the opportunity to journey deep inside the world's largest primary silver mine. Minerals featured in this episode: Silver.
Everybody loves pasta and so does Lidia. Today, she makes three dishes that viewers will love. Her first dish is an orecchiette with clams and zucchini, made with scallions, pepperoncino and garlic. Her spaghetti Caruso is made with a hearty sauce of mixed mushrooms, tomatoes, peas and chicken livers. She finishes with a unique dish of rigatoni with cauliflower, saffron and golden raisins.
On your journey toward sewing, release your inner designer. Joanne Banko, sewing and embroidery educator, creates a sharp Western-inspired jacket. Angela Wolf shares couture tips for belts and embroidery expert Rebecca Kemp Brent customizes embroidery to make badges, patches and insignias for costumes or jackets and hats.
Travel with Bob Ross to a secluded waterfall deep in the mountains. Standing tall and proud, this magnificent mountain instills a comforting peace.
In this episode, Andreas travels north across the Arctic Circle on the train from Trondheim to Bodo. He goes fishing in the Queen of Rivers, Namsen and grills the salmon on a riverbank. On the highlands of the north Andreas makes reindeer meatballs and in Bodo where the landscape becomes lusher and greener again, Andreas fries a piece of Arctic beef - fit for a feast.
It's a party when Joanne and her student Cheryl get together. Joanne adds a sweet crisp twist to classic guacamole, shows how to improve a store bought stock to elevate tortilla soup, and then the party really begins with muddled cherry margaritas Recipes: Sweet Pea Guacamole, Tortilla Soup with Pork Meatballs, Tortillas and Cheddar, and Fresh Cherry Margaritas. Student: Cheryl Kovelchik, Entertainment Marketing.
In this episode, Rika makes omelet rice, deliciously flavored with butter and ketchup, and with a tender, fluffy omelet. This simple recipe for this western-style Japanese dish is made without wrapping the omelet around the rice, for easier preparation. For the side dish, she uses eggplant, a fall ingredient, grilling it and serving it with a miso dressing. The dressing is made with sushi vinegar, giving it a deliciously light and clean flavor. Rika also shows how to make a Japanese-style jelly from soymilk and black sesame seeds, for a healthy dessert that makes the most of the mild sweetness of the soymilk and the rich aroma of the sesame seeds.
With the longest coastline in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the region. Martin spends the day exploring these natural wonders, sunning, frolicking, touring and most importantly tasting all the wonderful treats of the fabulous seaside resorts of Vietnam. Recipes: Rice Paper Rolls, Clam Salad, Fresh Salad Rolls with Shrimp, Durian Tofu Dessert.
Every time Chef Keller goes to Rio, he visits his good friend, French-born Claude Troisgros, who is culinary royalty in Rio. They have lunch at his CT Boucherie restaurant, a Brazilian steakhouse or "churrascaria" considered to have some of the best meat in Rio. Claude takes Hubert to meet his friend Katia Barbosa for some of the best Brazilian home cooking in Rio. At her famous Aconchego Carioca restaurant, Chef Keller is dazzled by her signature dishes, including the Bolinhos Feijoada and Shrimp in Coconut. His next food stop is to TT Burger, reputed to have the best burger in Rio. While it looks American on the surface, the burger is Brazilian from the pickle to the bun. The final destination is to what may be the most romantic and beautiful restaurant in Rio: Aprazivel.
The Music Voyager team travels to Pueblo, Colorado to experience the ways in which this industrious city has promoted creative expressions to revitalize the community. Host Jacob Edgar meets Inaiah Lujan, the founder of the band The Haunted Windchimes. Lujan and other local artists and musicians go on a journey across Pueblo, a town blessed with perpetual sunshine, a proud and culturally diverse community, and ample amounts of Pueblo chili peppers. Along the way, they discover that Pueblo embodies the American experience, from the pioneer days to the eras of industrialization and immigration.
Roy looks into the simplest form of furniture, the plain pine box, and discovers the many joys of this grave undertaking.
The Woodsmith editors create coopered doors and use templates for the curves on this beautiful wall cabinet.
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.
Tracy and Brad continue their journey to parenthood by working with a local bookbinder to create a journal for their baby. At home, the BABY MAKES 3 team are putting down eco-friendly carpet tile, building a book-themed signpost, and fitting out the nursery with other organically fashioned projects.
Enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown.
It can be a challenge to put dinner together in a working household. And then what happens when you're working opposite shifts? Ellie helps a frazzled couple trying to get healthy weeknight dinners on the table when conflicting schedules and priorities intervene. Recipes: Shrimp with spinach, garlic and smoked paprika; Peach chicken with crispy bread crumbs. 3-Ingredient Recipe: Two-minute mango-coconut sorbet.
Vivian visits Broad Slab Distillery, where they talk about the art and soul of white lightning. The restaurant's mixologist works moonshine into several new drinks, while the restaurant staff struggles through the holiday party season. They end the season with a party of their own at Ben and Vivian's new house, with AppleJack Moonshine cocktails making a guest appearance.
There's never a dull moment when Jean-Claude joins Jacques in the kitchen! The dynamic duo team up to create a flavor-filled feast, beginning with octopus stew with onions, paprika and wine served over a creamy polenta. Jean-Claude goes on to prepare the molds while Jacques blends up a velvety mixture for a corn souffle to go alongside Jean-Claude's favorite venison in sweet-and-sour sauce. Prunes in red wine make for the perfect classical ending.
Swirled or sprinkled, small or large, cupcakes are adored by adults and kids alike, the "it dessert" that makes everybody smile. In this episode, Martha shares four scrumptious cupcake recipes: blueberry swirl, lemon meringue with a toasted meringue topping, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, and one-bite double diablo cupcakes (for the unrepentant chocoholics in your life).
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make The Best Baguette at home! Then equipment expert Adam Ried uncovers the essential tools for baking baguette in the Equipment Corner.
Once you get the hang of smoking, you can smoke nearly anything-from bar snacks to dessert. In this show, you'll learn to smoke nuts (spice-crusted pecans), fresh oysters on the half-shell, a spectacular prime rib cooked using the reverse-sear method, and even a mango macadamia nut crisp for dessert. Cook a four course feast from soup to nuts using electric smokers, pellet grills, ceramic cookers, and stovetop kettle smokers. Smoked pecans; Chappaquiddick smoked oysters; Reverse-seared prime rib; Mango-macadamia crisp.
Joseph travels to the most remote inhabited place on earth during his Easter Island adventure. Located more than two thousand miles from the coast of Chile, Rapa Nui (the island's native name) offers a world of mysteries that have remained unanswered for centuries. Questions abound surrounding the origins of the Rapa Nui culture, their enormous carved stone moai and the cause of the Rapa Nui people's ecological and natural disasters. Although one question invariably leads to another, Joseph attempts to explain what often eludes explanation while he spotlights the amazing journey of the Rapa Nui people from the shores of Polynesia more than 1,500 years ago through their glory days and times of turmoil to the vibrant culture that flourishes today.
Mickela returns to where it all started, the small, sleepy, Southern Italian beach town of Minturno, where her parents immigrated from over 40 years ago. She reconnects with her roots during the town's biggest celebration, the annual Sagra delle Regne (Wheat Harvest Festival). From rehearsing with the local troupe, I Giullari, to sightseeing along the coast, to then performing with the renowned group in the festival's closing ceremonies, Mickela has an incredible journey of self-discovery.
Host and professional wildlife photographer Doug Gardner and bush pilot Glenn Alsworth Jr. battle bad weather and hundreds of miles by bush plane to photograph Walrus along the Alaskan coast.