Amid the fjords and glacier at Lofoten, a string of islands stretching from the northwestern Norway into the Atlantic, adventurous Tina Nordström hikes a glacier and prepares a chilly apple sorbet and drink. Later she visits a longbow house and Viking museum where she cooks without the benefit of modern-day appliances. Recipes: Storm Soup – Potato and Onion Soup with Horseradish and Ham Breadsticks; Fire- Cooked Salmon on Birch Wood with Caper and Grape Salad; Baked Apples with Cardamom and Vodka Sorbet; Apple Sorbet on Black Ice.
Mon, 05/27/2013 - 7:00pm
Buying local and buying fresh are key to great cooking. This week on Simply Ming, Chef Ming Tsai and longtime friend Boston Chef, Michael Schlow, go to Boston City Hall Plaza Farmer’s Market for a little inspiration and then head back to Chef Schlow’s restaurant, Tico, where they cook up two mouth-watering dishes: Red Tape Steak and a Double Lamb Chop with Pea Shoot-Beet Salad.
Rudy Maxa's World
Sun, 05/26/2013 - 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.
Sat, 05/25/2013 - 6:00pm
The unofficial start of summer begins today. If you grill it, they will come, with forks, knives and a big appetite. Fear not as Create’s expert grill master, Steven Raichlen will show you how to cook the perfect steak and prepare ribs so succulent that they will make your mouth water. Just make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand, to wipe up all the barbecue sauce. Fire up the grill and enjoy the first cookout of the season!
Around The House with Matt and Shari
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 5:30pm
Around the House travels throughout a home to find and fix 20 of the most common decorating mistakes. We begin in the family room with plant and clutter issues. Then, Shari heads to the bedroom for problems like too small nightstands. Next, we join Matt in the kids’ room and bathroom for furniture placement and outdated accessories. Finally, we end up at Shari’s craft table for some decorating dilemmas and solutions including picture frames and accessories.
P. Allen Smith's Garden To Table
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 1:30pm
P. Allen Smith invites Aunt Genny over to learn her secrets of canning. Allen also shares with us how he makes one of his favorite marmalades using mandarin oranges, and then puts it to use making a delightful cake. Finally, Allen takes a tour of an old-fashioned canning company.
New Fly Fisher
Wed, 05/22/2013 - 3:30pm
Every May there is a unique hatch of insects in the backwater salt ponds on Rhode Island. Known as the “worm” hatch, millions of red sand worms wiggle to the surface to lay eggs. Big Striped Bass devour these worms and Tom Rosenbauer learns how to use patterns to catch these monstrous fish.
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:00pm
Burt is joined by travel expert, Steve Perillo for a tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge’s Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what’s cooking in some of the best restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city.
Rick Steves' Europe
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 4:00pm
The Dordogne River Valley--with its dramatic castles, evocative cave paintings, and prized cuisine -- is an unforgettable blend of man-made and natural beauty. We’ll take an idyllic canoe ride, and then visit a goose farm and savor the foie gras. We’ll also wander through a lamp-lit castle, enjoy a country market, and visit the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world. Then we head south to Albi, home of Toulouse Lautrec, and the imposing fortress city of Carcassonne.