One of the most popular starches, rice can be transformed from plain to extraordinary in a variety of ways. Martha shows how to make a fabulous paella that's brimming with tender chicken, pork, seafood and vegetables. Next, she demonstrates one of her favorites: stuffed peppers with fluffy rice, pine nuts, raisins and herbs cooked on a bed of tomatoes. Then she makes Persian rice - fragrant Basmati cooked atop thinly sliced, buttery potatoes.
America's favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and master carpenter Norm Abram.
In Paris, amidst all of its grandeur, the little joys of life are still embraced. In this first of two episodes on Paris, we cruise the Seine River, visit Napoleon's tomb, and take in the Louvre. Then we feel the pulse of Paris-shopping in village-like neighborhoods, attending church in a grand pipe organ loft, and celebrating the mother of all revolutions with a big, patriotic Bastille Day bang.
Joseph climbs aboard the Regent Seven Seas Mariner for a Mediterranean cruise adventure. Onboard he joins other Public Television and NPR journalists on a PTV at Sea cruise experience -- meeting, greeting and speaking with his Public Television viewers. Onshore he sets out on a journey of discovery and captures the enduring beauty that is Venice, the history of Croatia, the multi-culturalism of Malta and the heart and soul of Sicily and Tuscany. Along the way he visits medieval towns, bustling markets, regional restaurants and local wineries where he expects and finds the unexpected.
This episode is all about chicken! Lidia shows viewers how to make an easy poached Chicken Breast Salad. Shells with zucchini and Chicken, plus an elegant Sicilian-influenced dish - Chicken Breasts with Orange and Gaeta Olives.
On this show, piecework like you've never seen it before - as traditional quilting meets fashion. Think a little outside of the box as Angela Wolf makes a color block dress that's really just a variation on a large patchwork design. Then, quilter Jeni Baker demonstrates piecework on a smaller scale with a half square quilt perfect for beginners.
Today's painting shows a cool Blue pond with soft Green Lily pads and White Lotus Blossoms. Greenery in the distance and a fallen tree branch add to the interest of this fun and easy painting, demonstrated by Gary.
Chef Keller makes two, French-style fruit tarts, starting with a home-style, quick pear tart. Then it is renowned classic, the Tarte aux Fruits just like the ones found in bakeries throughout France. Poached Pear Tart with Rum-Flavored Almond Cream; Tarte aux Fruits.
Mickael Viljanen, the head chef of The Greenhouse in Dublin, gives Neven a masterclass in preparing partridge with pumpkin. Neven's own dishes include fillet of dry-aged beef with braised blade and celeriac puree, and a delicious baked Alaska to finish.
The breakfast of your dreams, prepared by Pati and her sister Alisa. This episode includes both quick, simple dishes and ones meant for a deliciously messy morning feast. Mexican French Toast Rolls (Dedos Gitanos); Green Chilaquiles in Roasted Tomatillo Sauce; Alisa's Marbled Pound Cake.
Rice: Italy's unsung grain; the Barolo Grand Cru Villages; changing of the guard in the Scavino family; Risotto al Gattinara recipe.
Join us as we explore the Gateway to India-Mumbai. From its early history, it's many foreign occupations to the hustle and bustle of today. Bill tells Mumbai's rich history is told through two of its most famous inhabitants, Gandhi and Kipling. We delve into the community of the Parsi faith and learn about their beliefs regarding the circle of life before heading to a little bit of heaven on earth, the coastal paradise of Goa. This hot spot for "in the know" travelers feature white, sandy beaches and is surrounded by tropical plant life. Bill introduces both the armchair and actual traveler to this incredible destination. We explore the Portuguese influence on Goa's architecture and cuisine, tour the ghost city of Old Goa and explore Roman Catholic churches.
Gold, ivory and slaves drove the economy of the East Coast of Africa 500 years ago. Join us as we explore the Portuguese and Arab roles in these horrific trade schemes. We'll also investigate the pristine waters off the coast of the nearby National Park. Here Bill dons a snorkel mask and comes face to face with the creatures of the coral reef.
Roger follows up with a beekeeper regarding honey harvesting. Then, Kevin, Roger, Richard and Tom ask, "What is it?" Afterward, electrician Scott Caron adds outlets to a homeowner's home.
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We visit Maine and gardening guru, Eliot Coleman, who shares his knowledge on growing vegetables year round in even the coldest climates.
Katie demonstrates how to grow, and then cook, garden-fresh delights from the local farm stand. Recipes: watermelon with a mint glaze and cider-braised cabbage. Projects: tin planters.
Award-winning television chef, cookbook author and home design expert Christy Rost plans a festive Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends in her holiday special, A HOME FOR CHRISTY ROST: THANKSGIVING. Christy deftly weaves her cooking tips, seasonal recipes, table-setting ideas and more into an exploration of the storied history and renovation of her new home, the 19th-century Colorado mountain estate known as "Swan's Nest." The program culminates with the unveiling of the finished home - a process two years in the making - and Christy and her husband Randy sharing a Thanksgiving feast with their guests.
Katie demonstrates how infuse a home with the spirit of the season. In the Kitchen: Mouth-Watering Roasted Turkey, Delicious Garlic Potatoes, and a Quick-and-Easy Apple Crumble. Projects: A wreath made from rope. A "gourdgeous" fall centerpiece.
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a Simple Grill-Roasted Turkey and serves it with Cranberry Chutney. Next, Chris reveals the Test Kitchen's best tips for taking the temperature of a turkey. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for All Purpose Cleaners in the Equipment Corner.
Every Thanksgiving, America tunes in to hear Sara Moulton answer their turkey questions live, and now her public television viewers will get her infallible guidance. She covers the essentials of how to buy, defrost, brine, roast and time the bird in Top 10 Thanksgiving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. Your Thanksgiving dilemmas are solved with Sara's One-Size-Fits-All Stuffing (you pick the mix-ins!); how to prep delicious wine-infused Gravy in Advance and how to keep and re-heat tasty Mashed Potatoes. Sara is your one-stop shop for Thanksgiving advice!
Stumped about the holiday menu? The Katie Brown Workshop come to the rescue with an entire episode to easy and delicious holiday dishes. Recipes: squash soup and roast turkey. Projects: gem napkin rings.
This episode will have you breaking out the best china and every family member digging in to the bounty of vegan deliciousness. The Unbird/Thanksgiving Fritters/Sweet Potato Chipolte Bisque.
Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Julia Child's Thanksgiving Turkey and serves it with a perfect recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite tools for making turkey.
Hosted by Carole Murko, a culinary artist and public-radio personality, HEIRLOOM MEALS' THANKSGIVING explores America's diverse culinary history with the goal of preserving tried-and-true recipes and dining traditions. Shot in scenic Stockbridge, Mass., the one-hour special weaves together heartwarming stories to help viewers connect with their own memories of this beloved national holiday. A direct descendant of the Pilgrims, a newly minted citizen, a Midwestern housewife, a Southern gentleman, an Italian grandmother and other guests share their treasured family recipes and explain what makes the holiday so special. Recipes include: cranberry-stuffed acorn squash, Brazilian cheese rolls, chipotle-spiced pumpkin pie, an innovative and tasty preparation for roast turkey, and wine recommendations for a Thanksgiving table.
Celebrate the holidays with The Farm's host Ian Knauer (From Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie & Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth) as your guide. Learn new takes on classic family dishes like dried cranberry dressing with home made crusty bread and smoked-braised duck and follow along as Ian builds a smoker from parts he finds on the farm. Family and friends gather to enjoy the garden-to-table feast.
Our first nationwide Thanksgiving in the United States took place at the end of the Revolutionary War when George Washington called for a Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 26th, 1789. But it was only a one-time event. Join Burt Wolf and discover why it took until 1941 for Thanksgiving to be a federal holiday, how the bald eagle won out over the turkey as our national bird, and what stuffing our founding fathers preferred.
In this episode, Martha offers a primer on this favorite starch. She begins with scalloped potatoes, also known as potatoes gratin: thinly sliced potatoes cooked in milk and baked in a cream mixture with cheese. Next comes a recipe that's become synonymous with American food: potato salad. Then, in case your go-to mashed potato recipe needs an upgrade, Martha shows a few tricks to achieve the perfect pureed potatoes. Finally she shows how, in just a few easy steps, anyone can make smashed potatoes - crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside.
Pete Evans joins Chef Kapur in a cooking adventure unlike any other, in which they cook in a "restaurant without walls." With majestic views of the Pacific Ocean as backdrop, Pete and Ravi cook up a delightful beachfront feast for over 150 guests. The guests are in for a surprise when the tide comes up to wash over their feet during the meal!
When Claudine comes to visit, Jacques wants to spend the day with his daughter and granddaughter so he turns to his pressure cooker to prepare a Lamb Curry in less than half the time and serves it over Rice with Raisins. To begin the meal, Jacques manages to stretch four ounces of sea scallops into a dish serving four people in the form of Scallop Pancakes on Boston Salad -- the smell of the pancakes as they cook make it impossible for them to resist sharing the first ones straight out of the pan. For the finale, Jacques transforms a tortilla and a can of apricots into a beautiful and delicious Crisp Apricot.
Vivian visits neighbor Marty Harper's peanut farm just before and during harvest. Vivian's dad introduces Ben and Vivian to the old school break snack, a pack of salted peanuts dumped into a Pepsi in a glass bottle. At the restaurant, Vivian translates the snack into Pepsi glazed pork belly with country ham braised peanuts. Vivian reinvents the popular Southern snack, boiled peanuts, for the local farmers' market.
Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the Best Chocolate Tart. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews a few of her favorite kitchen gadgets. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Butterscotch Pudding at home.
Chef Stellino welcomes good friend and Chef Kent Rathbun of Abacus & Jaspar's, in Dallas. Chef Rathbun shares his recipe for Cajun Roasted Chicken Breasts with Shrimp Jambalaya Hash. Nick prepares a Bread and Tomato Salad with Arugula.
French Polynesia's far-flung collection of about 130 islands range from lagoon-ringed islands with green volcanic spires to low, coral atolls with very little land, to heavily forested, rugged beauties. This is a place of dreams, a culturally rich, geologically fascinating group of islands surrounded by azure waters teeming with marine life, as lavish underwriter photography illustrates.