Host Jacob Edgar begins his Tennessee journey in Bristol, the city in the northeast corner of the state that proudly calls itself the birthplace of country music. He visits 96-year-old Georgia Warren, the last surviving participant of the legendary “Bristol Sessions” of 1927, which introduced the sounds of Appalachia to a wide audience. While in Bristol, he catches a street performance by musical nomads Megan Jean & the KFB and checks out Knoxville-based The Black Lillies performing at one of Bristol’s many outdoor concerts. Jacob also explores the Bristol Motor Speedway, where he tests out a pace car on one of NASCAR’s most exciting tracks. From Bristol, Jacob heads to Knoxville for a visit to the legendary “Blue Plate Special”, a live radio program featuring the best in local music. Singer-songwriters Scott Miller and R.B. Morris show Jacob around their hometown. He also learns more about the evolution of Appalachian music through an unplugged performance by up-and-coming country stars The Roys. Finally, he passes through the revitalized city of Chattanooga, home to the New Binkley Brothers, and meets local dulcimer wizard Dan Landrum, who performs with the country rock band Yarn.
Kevin Dundon's Modern Irish Food
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 9:00pm
Kevin starts with a lobster dish served with a mustard cream sauce and seared fillet of beef and blue cheese salad. Next, potato with a pie crust — a completely different way of serving Ireland’s national vegetable. Then a quick and simple Waldorf salad. Finally, Kevin shares his mom’s recipe for traditional apple pie.
Sat, 05/31/2014 - 6:00pm
Street Fare follows some of our favorite chefs, such as Ming Tsai, Sara Moulton, Lidia Bastianich and Joanne Weir to popular street markets around the country. They'll teach us how to choose the freshest ingredients possible from veggies, to seafood, to cheese and use them to whip up delicious recipes for your family's table.
In Pursuit of Passion
Fri, 05/30/2014 - 5:30pm
Join canyoning guides Guido Frattini and Simone Checci as they locate the mouth of a raging waterfall atop marble mountains in Carrara. Tighten your ropes and plunge into the waters, following the falls to their bases miles down the mountain.
The Jazzy Vegetarian
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 2:30pm
Host Laura Theodore prepares a delightful dinner that features hearty "Cashew and Quinoa Loaf," paired with savory "Paprika and Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes." On the side, mouth watering "Asparagus with Vegan 'Hollandaise' sauce." Quick to prepare "Flourless Oatmeal Lace Cookies" make a crisp and delicious dessert.
Wed, 05/28/2014 - 3:30pm
Few beaches combine the natural beauty, local cuisine, dynamic culture, nightlife and history like Izmir, Turkey. Each summer, the popular beach resort region on the eastern end of the Aegean Sea hosts live music performances and some of Istanbul's top DJs. Here, host Jacob Edgar meets Can Bonomo, Turkey’s recent entry to the Eurovision Song Contest and a teen heartthrob, who recommends his favorite street food vendor and pickle juice stand. After windsurfing and exploring the ancient ruins of Ephesus, Jacob connects with Huseyin Karadayi, one of Turkey’s most popular DJs. Karadayi reveals the secrets of Turkish techno and shows his favorite Istanbul restaurant and music store.
Rick Steves' Europe
Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:00pm
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.