Aaron travels to a BBQ cook-off competition in Kansas with his father-in-law, going way outside his comfort zone.
Vic visits Parma and Chef Rosaria Tunnera to learn how to make a unique but simple savarin (dome) of rice. Vic and Tony Verdoni are in Tuscany to talk about Chianti's new and much improved identity. Vic is in Campania with Chef Matteo Sangiovanni as he puts his new twist on the venerable Spaghetti and Clam Sauce recipe.
Tommy installs flitch beams in the kitchen. Kevin goes to West Virginia to see how laminated veneer lumber is made. Richard finds a rear-mounted toilet on the 3rd floor. Landscape designer Jenn Nawada works on a plan for the shade-covered backyard.
The first episode in this three-part mini-series distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 30 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3,000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience.
Long known as a commercial center, Hong Kong has become much more than a shopper's paradise. It is a multi-cultural, multi-faceted city with a world of attractions. On his Hong Kong adventure, Joseph takes in the luxury hotels, designer shops and Michelin-star restaurants of Asia's World City, but also explores its local neighborhoods, colorful markets, places of natural beauty and meets the people who retain their connections to their customs and traditions. He discovers that while Hong Kong is a vibrant international town, it is the people and their cultural heritage that keeps him coming back for more.
There is nothing better than a great piece of meat! In today's episode, Lidia takes a less expensive cut, London Broil, and marinates it to perfection. Her menu includes a delicious Vegetable Patty served with green salad which works as an appetizer or by itself as a quick lunch; London Broil with Sundried Tomato Marinade and one of her Grandma Rosa's favorites, Corn and Walnut Cake.
Every baby needs a blanket or two. Learn intarsia knitting with Kristen Nicholas in a quick-knit striped blanket. Ellen Gormley demonstrates crocheted shells in a three-color version. Brett Bara shows you the African Flower crochet motif for an eye-catching scarf.
Step into the wilderness with Bob Ross and enjoy the peace and beauty that refreshes the soul.
Grandma's Polenta; Grandma's Beef Stew; Ossobuco; Strawberries in Balsamic Vinegar.
Neven opens the series by paying a visit to Waterford Castle and head chef Michael Quinn, who prepares leg of lamb steaks. Back in his kitchen, Neven makes air-dried beef carpaccio with roasted beetroot and mustard cream, and the MacNean cheesecake with raspberries and white chocolate.
DINING WITH THE CHEF introduces Americans to the techniques, ingredients and harmony of Japanese cuisine. Hosted by Yu Hayami who cooks alongside master chef Tatsuo Saito, and co-host Patrick Harlan who cooks with chef Rika Yukimasa, with occasional appearances by other guest chefs, the series presents delicious Japanese dishes that can be made at home. Chef Tatsuo Saito, a prominent master of Japanese culinary arts, has served as head chef at the Japanese embassies in Paris and Washington and was an instructor in Japanese cuisine at a Swiss hotel school. He has also prepared tastings for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. In Tokyo he operates a cooking school and is a prolific author, often appearing on television, in magazines and on the lecture circuit. In DINING WITH THE CHEF, Chef Saito takes us to the heart of Japanese cuisine by demonstrating culinary techniques, explaining ingredients, and showing how to arrange food to bring out its distinctive characteristics. Host Yu Hayami is an international singer and actress who was born in Japan and raised in Guam and Hawaii. Aside from her career and being a mother of two, she is also involved in charity work. Yu is a lover of good food, as well as a fine wine enthusiast.
Love and kids go hand in hand. But the foods they love aren't always the best for them. In this episode, some ways to keep making their favorites, while keeping them healthy and happy...and you, sane...at the same time.
In 1911, Burt's grandmother and her one-year old daughter, Burt's mother, boarded a ship in Hamburg, Germany and immigrated to the United States. To mark this anniversary, Burt and his family sailed back to Europe on Cunard's Queen Mary -- same route, different accommodations. This program covers the history of transatlantic passenger ships and introduces you to what it is like today.
Black Hills, S.D. - Long held sacred by Native Americans, the Black Hills are a monumental treasure not only because of the colossal stone sculptures or rich gold veins but for the land itself, its freshness, freedom, and history. This area seems to attract characters that add to its personality. The Black Hills still sing their ancient melody. Follow Eric as he listens and comes to know the parts that make up the song.
Blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge, weld, harden and temper tool steel for cutting edges that stay sharp longer.
Legend has it that newly married couples were given a goblet with captive rings as a wedding gift. As long as the rings remain intact, so will the marriage. Tim shows you the trick of turning the goblet and rings from one piece of wood.
Head to the Big Easy to see all that New Orleans has to offer. But first, visit Brian and Dawn Gotreaux - first-generation farmers who adopted 10 children from around the world and raise them on the family farm for the life lessons they believe are fostered there. Next, visit farmer Ben Burkett of B&B Farms/Indian Springs Cooperative - an African-American farming cooperative in Mississippi. Then head to Paradigm Gardens, where farmer Joel Hitchcock is making homemade insecticide with cayenne pepper and garlic, showing the essential tools every gardener should have, and teaching some basic watering tips. Finally, visit the home kitchen of James Beard Award-winning chef Donald Link, who will make a dish of shrimp and citrus.
With hundreds of square feet of tile and countertops to be installed it takes lots of talented craftsman. They all share great tips for DIY home improvement folks and you'll learn about today's new heated floor systems. The new custom interior doors are ready for delivery and Vicki selects new gutters and downspouts. Learn how to make a wipe-off bulletin board for your pantry or kitchen.
The second episode in this three-part mini-series distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 30 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3,000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience.
Vic visits with Sorrento's Chef Antonino Esposito to learn his masterful pizza recipe. Vic is in Tuscany with Chef Patrizio Cirri to prepare a sausage crostini. Vic and Tony Verdoni are in Campania to talk to some of the area's dynamic and successful winemakers.
Come get an earful of corn in this episode dedicated to one of Joanne's favorite vegetables. To take a fresh approach to incorporating corn into recipes, Joanne will travel to Alaska where we'll visit a crab shack, and then make a Corn and Crab Chowder with her student. Recipes: Corn and Crab Chowder, Crab Tacos with fresh Tortillas and Corn Salsa, Elote Student: Gina Brown.
Nick Malgieri, master teacher at Peter Kump's New York Cooking School and author of several award-winning books on baking, demonstrates authentic Sicilian specialities like savory pizza rustica and fig-filled treats called "X" cookies.
Attention all you cheese lovers: This show is for you. Martha makes fluffy, homemade ricotta with just three ingredients-so good, you'll never buy store-bought again. She prepares a retro party favorite, heavenly cheese fondue, and transforms butter, cheese, and pasta into legendary fettuccine alfredo. Learn the proper technique for melting raclette, an Alpine cheese specialty, and elevate grilled cheese to new heights of decadence with grown-up grilled cheese.
Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to The Best Gluten-Free Pizza. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of gluten-free spaghetti. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies as good as the original!
Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in Europe. In Norway he explores the capital Oslo before boarding the superfast intercity express train towards Bergen. This takes him high into the ice fields, crossing the highest point of any European railway. He takes a detour onto on one of the most spectacular pieces of track anywhere in the world called the Flamsbana, and then continues on to Bergen where he visits the home of composer Edvard Grieg. Vienna is Julian's next port of call where he tours the world famous Ringstrasse and Shonbrunne Palace, discovering the facts behind the staggering wealth and achievements of Emperor Franz Joseph's Austro-Hungarian Empire. Hopping onto one of Austria's advanced Railjet passenger trains, he is whisked high into the Alps and the breath-taking mountain line known as the Semmering pass. After a brief stop, he continues on to the end of the line in the beautiful Italian coastal town of Trieste. Glasgow is the second city of Scotland and the start of Julian's journey north into the Western Highlands and four hundred years back in time to learn of feuding kings and fractious clans. He visits the ancient town of Fort William where he climbs aboard "The Jacobite," a lovely old steam train which takes him on a line recognizable for being the "Hogwarts Express" in the Harry Potter film series. He ends in the port of Malaig, hopping off point for the Western Isles.
In the first half of the last 100 years, our life expectancy rose considerably because of three things - sanitation, vaccination, and antibiotics. But in the last 50 years, life expectancy has moved only a few months, overcome by our worsening eating and drinking habits! Dr. John Tickell is a medical doctor, and international speaker and bestselling author who has spent the last 25 years researching the health, well-being and longevity patterns of people around the world. This special presents an interpretation of that research in an accessible, practical way so audiences can put these important findings to work in their own lives.
RICK STEVES' EUROPE TRAVEL SKILLS distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into an information-rich two-hour special. Rick dispenses practical advice on enjoying a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on his favorite 3,000-mile "Best of Europe" loop - Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London - Rick shares the essential skills of smart travel. He covers planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving rental cars and catching trains, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe and revealing everything viewers need to know to turn their travel dreams into reality.