In the 11th installment of his Emmy®-winning ADVENTURES WITH PURPOSE series, renowned adventurer Richard Bangs explores the Rhone River, Lake Geneva and the Matterhorn regions of Switzerland — the country known since Medieval times as the "water castle" of Europe. On his quest, Richard uncovers how the Swiss harnessed the Rhone to light Switzerland and its neighbors, power some of the world's most efficient rail systems and quench the thirst of millions, while still managing to preserve this precious resource.
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions
Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:00pm
Burt takes a lake steamer to the foot of Mount Pilatus and rides the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to the top of a 7,000 foot peak for some of the most impressive views of Switzerland. The he visits the Lion Monument that honors the Swiss Guards who died defending the King of France in 1792. Mark Twain described the monument as the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world. He walks across the Chapel Bridge that was constructed in the first half of the 14th century as a part of the city's fortifications. Burt also tours the Old Town with its fountain squares and painted buildings and the Jesuit Church – the first large scale Baroque church in Switzerland which was constructed in 1666.
Mexico - One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:00pm
In Mexico, cheese is all about fresh cheese. So fresh, in fact, that Rick planned his cheese making with two local women in the village of Rojas around the milking of the alfalfa-fed cows. We see that uber-fresh milk turned into the sweet, tender curds known as queso fresco and the tangy, salty quesillo (string cheese) so ubiquitous to many Oaxacan specialties. In his Chicago home kitchen, Rick encourages viewers to try their own hand at fresh cheese. As a reward, he creates a simple dinner featuring the just-made cheeses as well as salsas from his grill with salad from the garden. Fresh indeed!
The Jazzy Vegetarian
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:30pm
Host Laura Theodore, prepares her “Festive Zucchini Lasagna,” a delicious dish with a healthy twist. The meal starts with a simple to make, but fancy to serve, “Quick Carrot and Orzo Soup.” “Raspberry Maple Tofu Whip with Fresh Berries” finishes this meal with a flourish. This tasty menu is all vegetarian and perfect to serve at any festive family occasion.
Suggested Guide version: “Festive Lasagna Dinner” Cooking, How-To (2011) Laura Theodore. Festive Zucchini Lasagna, Quick Carrot Orzo Soup, Raspberry Maple Whipped Topping.
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:00pm
Mary Ann joins nutritional forces with First Lady of New Hampshire, and pediatrician Dr. Susan Lynch, to advocate simple, healthy eating for both children and adults, by making Chicken Cacciatore, Fennel/Avocado and Orange Salad, and Low Fat Yogurt Sundae.
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking
Sun, 04/13/2014 - 7:00am
A farm fresh meal from Millstone Farm's best ingredients includes a delicious meal of eggs in lettuce wraps, slow roasted pork shoulder and baby turnips, greens and fennel fritter salad.
Sat, 04/12/2014 - 6:00pm
It’s time for some fresh air fun! See the beautiful sights of the world as you’ve never seen them before, with intrepid explorers, Rudy Maxa, Rick Steves and Darley Newman. You’ll be touring on bikes, horseback and there will be some hikes. See the views; enjoy the sun on your face and the wind in your hair!
Paint This with Jerry Yarnell
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:30pm
(16x20 Canvas Board: Acrylic Medium). Preparing the canvas and blocking in the wood table base. Then with white conte pencil lightly sketch out composition. Then under-paints wine glass and begins defining it with script brush.
Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:00pm
In this episode, see an entirely different approach to dairy farming - the cows are raised naturally and humanely, producing exceptionally delicious milk. Then venture to North Carolina to meet a farmer growing heirloom corn and sugar cane. Back in the Victory Garden, it's time to harvest some greens, which Chef Marian uses in a crisp spinach salad.