Host Heather Taggard leads viewers down the rugged Richardson Highway from Fairbanks, in the heart of Alaska’s Interior, to Valdez, the state’s coastal oil port. Viewers will sample delicacies at Delta Meat and Sausage and explore Black Rapids Lodge. Next it’s off to the Arctic Man competition, one of the world's toughest downhill ski races, and an exciting snowmobile race, all in one. The journey ends with a guided heli-skiing trip and an aquatic expedition through the glacial waters of Prince William Sound.
Mexico - One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless
Tue, 01/28/2014 - 1:30pm
The majority of the people who travel to Mexico go for the beaches. Little wonder when the beaches are as pristine as Huatulco’s Playa Chahué – complete with the Playa Limpia certification for cleanliness. Still, a man’s gotta eat. Not content with a diet of all-inclusive resort dining, Chef Rick Bayless takes us off the beaten path to find great food and even better beaches. You’ll be well-advised to follow his lead and start the day at one the local’s favorite restaurants, Sabor de Oaxaca, in La Crucecita. There, Rick enjoys Salsa de Huevo (omelets in salsa) before a quick trip to Puerto Escondido for an amazing lunch of wood-fired grilled fish on the Playa Principal. Rick paddle-boards on Playa Carrizalillo, another stunning beach in Puerto Escondido, to work up his appetite for Encamaronadas (crispy, cheesy shrimp tacos). Back in Huatulco Rick enjoys an uber-fresh seafood cocktail at Grillo Marinero before stopping for a nightcap at the Quinta Real Hotel to take in the beauty of it all.
Rick Steves' Europe
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 4:00pm
Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where fine living is intimately tied to nature and traditions run strong . We’ll slow down to enjoy the region’s edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights. We’ll travel on a canal barge, visit a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, build a barrel, appreciate fine Burgundy wine, slurp escargot, and eat very, very well. If you’re looking for quintessential French culture, you’ll find it in Burgundy.
Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:30am
Tim visits nationally renowned woodturner Bill Luce who shows off some of his phenomenal sandblasted work. Then it’s back to the shop, where Tim shows you how to hollow a Southwestern vessel and then tries out his newly found sandblasting ‘skills’.
Sat, 01/25/2014 - 6:00pm
The new year is here and there's no better way to spend it than to travel to "new" places. World traveler, Burt Wolf will take you to New Orleans and the boardwalk in New Jersey's Atlantic City. New Zealand is on Rudy Maxa's itinerary. Travel "Grannies", Pat Johnson and Regina Fraser tour New Delhi, India. You'll stay with us all day because you like "new".
Lidia's Italy In America
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:00pm
Italians love their vegetables, and they are known for having some of the simplest, freshest and most delicious vegetable dishes of any country. In this episode, Lidia makes Stuffed Escarole, Stuffed Artichoke and Meat Stuffed Eggplant.
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 8:30pm
Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Morning Buns. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of pancake mix. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for muffin tins. And finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Chris how to make Morning Glory Muffins right at home.
A Chef's Life
Mon, 01/20/2014 - 6:30pm
Chef Vivian and her husband, Ben, leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern tradition of "putting up" corn and shares her method for making smoked corn relish. As the episode concludes, a devastating setback threatens their new life.