Switzerland — a country of great peaks, waterfalls, glaciers and grand scenery — served as the birthplace of adventure tourism, the wellspring of ecotourism and an inspiration for organized tours into the wild. In his latest travel special, adventurer Richard Bangs sets off for old-world Europe. In RICHARD BANGS' ADVENTURES WITH PURPOSE Switzerland: Quest for the Sublime, he explores the origins of adventure travel and searches for what philosophers and poets of the past called "the sublime." Bangs' quest to unearth the true meaning of “sublime” begins in the heart of Switzerland: Lucerne. Later, he travels to the chic winter resort of St. Moritz, climbs aboard the famous Glacier Express train and heads to Zermatt and experiences the rapture of the Matterhorn.
Baking with Julia
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:30pm
Chef Julia Child observes as pastry chef and master teacher Markus Farbinger creates a classic Viennese Pastry flavored with an espresso batter and layered with merengue. He also demonstrates how to make a decorative yet edible garnish of baskets made out of caramel, which are then filled with fruit.
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:30pm
Host Jacob Edgar visits Mumbai, the capital of India's entertainment industry, where he meets two of Indian pop music's biggest stars, Kailash Kher and Sona Mohapatra. Along the way, Edgar learns the secrets of Bollywood, explores ancient Buddhist caves, eats some death-defying street food and tries his hand at cricket. With live performances and insightful conversation, Kailash Kher and Sona reveal what lies at the soul of their sound, while giving Edgar an eye-opening tour of the city and its surroundings.
Sara's Weeknight Meals
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 7:00pm
Turn the day upside down with easy egg-based meals like Indian Scrambled Eggs, infused with exotic flavors on a crispy platform of pappadam. How about a savory BLT and Egg Pie, a fun take on the lunchtime classic with an easy crust for the pastry impaired? And if you have lots of leftover vegetables, the French classic Souffléd Omelet is a spectacular solution. When there’s no time to cook, reach for the eggs!
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:00pm
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!
Rudy Maxa's World
Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:00pm
For sheer tropical splendor, the islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora stand alone. Hyper blue lagoons, white-sand beaches, fish of every shape, size and color, as well as a generous and welcoming people make these islands favorite destinations for travelers from around the world. Lush aerial photography is a highlight of this episode.
Sewing with Nancy
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:00pm
Make big quilts that are easy to piece, yet have great designer impact. Nancy and quilt designer Debbie Bowles use 18" blocks to make large quilts using ideas from Debbie’s versatile BQ pattern designs. Basic cutting and assembly are combined with creative variations such as a T-shirt quilt, cut-up panels, combining 9" and 18" blocks with style, and more.