Ask This Old House
Sun, 10/05/2014 - 6:00pm

The 13th season of ASK THIS OLD HOUSE begins with Richard showing Kevin some solutions for dealing with rust staining. Tom opens up a small home by installing a pass-through in a load-bearing wall. Roger replaces a poorly built fence gate with one that will last. And the guys play “What is it?” with special guest, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio.

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:30pm

#101 A Vintage for the Ages
Napa Valley winemakers are gearing up for what looks like a vintage to remember. Elizabeth heads out to Chimney Rock’s first pick of the season. At Markham Vineyards, Kim goes sampling at one of her favorite vineyards while Rutherford Hill plays catch-up from a disjointed preparation for harvest.

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 3:30pm
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The last vestiges of the once-mighty Dutch empire live on in the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. David visits Curaçao, now independent, and wanders the streets of Willemstad, its capital city. In its colonial buildings, he finds hints of a past glory made possible by the slave trade. In Bonaire, still a colony, he dons Scuba gear to mingle with its incomparable marine life. Then, he witnesses the extraction of tons of salt from Bonaire's tidal flats. Finally, David treks into a national park home to dense groves of tall cacti, hordes of lizards and tranquil flamingos.

It's Sew Easy
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:00pm

Just because a technique is traditional doesn’t mean that the item you create can’t be on trend for today’s fashion. Successful sewing is all about learning the basics and then using those ideas to create garments that fit your personal style. On this show we incorporate basic sewing and serger techniques for knits into a trendy bandage skirt with Rachel Howard. Then, Marie Zinno demonstrates trendy boot socks that will instantly personalize your outfit. Finally, Angela Wolf has a tip on using your serger for an elastic waist.

Rick Steves' Europe
Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:00pm

408 Italy’s Great Hill Towns
Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns. From San Gimignano’s medieval towers, to Cortona’s charming lanes, to Orvieto’s papal intrigue, to Civita di Bagnoregio’s cliff-hanging vistas…all sit on lofty stone perches that now seem to protect them only from the modern world.

Joanne Weir's Cooking Class
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:30pm

#201: Stuffed Chicken Breasts & Fava Fennel SaladDescription: Joanne teaches her student Geoff a new way to prepare chicken using some of his favorite ingredients, and shows him how with a little work he can create a vibrant, fragrant salad.
Student: Geoff Rubendall - Civil Engineer
Wine Segment: Pairing Sauvignon Blanc with goat cheese, with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson

Mexico - One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless
Sun, 09/28/2014 - 7:00pm

Mescal is having a real renaissance, both in Mexico and in fine cocktail emporiums all over the United States. Rick takes us on a journey to see how a small Oaxacan distiller hand-crafts this fine spirit renowned for its rich, smoky complexity and brightness. As with any great artisan product, there’s always a great story. With Rick around, there’s always great food, from hand-pressed memelas topped with a bright avocado salsa to vinegar-infused snacks. We learn to sip mescal with fresh oranges and sal de gusano – chile-spiked salt. At home, Rick guides us through a mescal tasting and a host of snacks for a do-it-yourself mescal cocktail party.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:00pm

Episode #1201 - Stitch By Number
Georgia Bonesteel kicks off the Americana series with a unique look at a sampler-teaching quilt and shares how a state-of-art embroidery module makes intricate stitching quick and easy. Also, learn from quiltmaker, teacher and fusing expert Laura Wasilowski and enjoy two Quilt By Number patterns entitled “Let It Snow” and “Pumpkin Patch.”

Sara's Weeknight Meals
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:00pm

#301: Winter Comfort Food

Sara gets tons of winter veggies from a farm where her nephew works and learns how they are grown in the winter months. And she uses them for Root Vegetable Latkes paired with Smoked Fish Chowder — perfect for a cold and rainy day.

Barbecue University with Steve Raichlen
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:30pm
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402. The New Face of Beef
Here's a show for beef lovers featuring fantastic cuts of beef, new to most grillmeisters. Leading off is a clod (whole smoked beef shoulder), much beloved in central Texas and virtually unknown everywhere else on the planet. It's 18 pounds of pure beef pleasure cooked low and slow to fork-tender perfection. Then, meet the new steak on the block - flame-seared flat iron, which Steven prepares in the south of the border style with chilies and mucho cerveza.

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