Grooves and splines make a tidy oak box, but can we cut the joints just using hand tools? And do we want to?
For Your Home
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 5:30pm
Instead of moving up, Americans are making over. In the first of two parts, Vicki and Sloan embark on a major kitchen renovation by visiting a custom cabinet shop, beginning demolition and meeting with electricians, carpenters and plumbers. Carpenter Luke Miller replaces an old window with a sparkling, new stained glass panel.
Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 1:30pm
Mindful of the suffering of New Orleans in recent years, this show pays tribute to Louisiana's rich culinary traditions. You know Raichlen's rule: If something tastes good baked, boiled, or deep-fried, it probably tastes even better grilled. Case in point: Grill-Top Shrimp "Boil" jazzed up with grilled bratwurst-this isn't like any shrimp boil you've ever tasted. And never mind that deep-fried turkey was invented in Louisiana: Steven cooks Big Easy Barbecued Turkey with plenty of wood smoke after literally injecting it with a spice-scented marinade. Cajun Tuna Pipérade combines the "Holy Trinity"--onion, celery, and bell pepper--with tomato, spicy andouille sausage and fire-licked sushi-grade tuna steaks for flavor that just won't quit.
Cooking with Julie Taboulie
Sun, 07/28/2013 - 7:30am
Foul - fresh fava beans in garlic, lemon and extra virgin olive oil
Sleet - sautéed dandelion greens with caramelized onions
Lubia - Lebanese style slowly stewed flat green beans in onions and extra virgin olive oil
Atafiah - Arabic wild greens caramelized with onions and blended bulgur wheat
Fri, 07/26/2013 - 2:00pm
Mary Ann and young friend Rachel Carew join forces nella cucina to satisfy their sweet tooths by preparing an Upside Down Peach Tart. But that’s not all; there’s still time to make a rich and creamy ricotta cheesecake in amaretti cookie crust to create, -- more importantly, to enjoy a tavola (at the table). You’re invited!
Thu, 07/25/2013 - 3:30pm
Austinites don’t just party, they celebrate with bicycles to give added value to the city’s motto “Let’s Keep It Weird.” Ira David hails Austin as a bicycle-friendly city when he visits a bicycle zoo and pedals in a bicycle parade. Journey along the Lance Armstrong Bikeway and Trail at Lady Bird Lake. A visit to Austin’s Yellow Bike Project teaches the role bicycles can play in giving back to the community.
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen
Wed, 07/24/2013 - 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.
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 12:00pm
Contemporary quilters are redefining just what modern means. First, Heather Jones presents a scrappy contemporary log cabin pillow with a modern quilt aesthetic. Then, meet Deborah Boschert for illuminated letters—using text as a design element for one-of-a-kind quilts. She presents a technique for creating monograms and initial letters out of foil paper. We finish up with expert Ana Buzzalino for the first of her machine quilting tutorials. Today she reviews accessories that make machine quilting easier.
Mon, 07/22/2013 - 3:00pm
CHESAPEAKE BAY BY AIR captures the unparalleled wild beauty, rich history and natural serenity of the bay from 2,000 feet. The program marries gentle verse, prose and music with dramatic images captured by high-definition cameras, which bring the region into razor-sharp perspective. CHESAPEAKE BAY BY AIR's meandering aerial journey transports viewers to many of the Chesapeake Bay’s stunning locations — from dawn over the Susquehanna River and the mysterious carved marsh of Blackwater Wildlife Refuge to the tranquil fishing village of Smith Island and the smokestacks of Sparrow's Point. Cameras also soar above the ancient Calvert Cliffs, Annapolis and bustling Baltimore, the steel spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridges and historic Point Lookout.