West Africa is the birthplace of Voodoo; in Togo and Benin ancestors commingle with the living. Whether it’s vulture heads for sale at a fetish market or sacred bloodstained altars, Voodoo is always front and center. In episode six, Art Wolfe visits villages known for their vibrant inhabitants and intense rituals and discovers frenzied trances, powerful masked dances and an extraordinary fire-eating ceremony – all part of everyday life.
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 5:00pm
Allen shows us what he did to build a raised bed in his acre garden and takes us to an incredible poolside grotto. Well also learn about an interesting window box combination and visit the Bernheim Arboretum in Clermont Kentucky to learn about their LEED Platinum Visitors center. And, you don’t want to miss Allen’s Asparagus with Horseradish Dip recipe.
Lidia's Italy In America
Fri, 06/28/2013 - 8:00pm
In this episode, Lidia visits Philadelphia’s Sarcone & Son’s Bakery, where their bread is made the same way today as it was when this institution first opened in 1918; a truly old-world bakery, Louis Sarcone closes up shop after each day’s batch is sold. Lidia also takes a tour of the impressive artisanal Italian imports at 9th Street Market, such as Claudio Specialty Foods and Di Bruno Brothers’. In the kitchen, Lidia makes Chicken Trombino, Stuffed Escarole, and is joined by Grandma for a favorite Italian-American dessert: Pignoli cookies.
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions
Thu, 06/27/2013 - 11:00pm
Burt, travel expert Steve Perillo and Burt’s youngest son Nicholas, spend a week in Florence, learning how to buy gloves that fit properly, who makes the finest jewelry boxes, and the art of coloring marbled paper. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, and Julia Roberts wore his shoes in their movies. They find out how product placement influenced the artworks of the Renaissance and tour the great tourist attractions of the city.
It's Sew Easy
Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:00pm
Whether you’re an experienced sewer or just starting out, there are some key concepts in sewing everyone needs - the basics that you’ll use to make professional garments. Angela Wolf shows how to use an iron and some other tools for perfect pressing - perfect pressing can make or break a garment. Then, join Deepika Prakash for the first lesson of a 3 part lesson on sewing machine feet. Learn the purpose and uses for various feet. Finally, Stephani Miller has a lesson on how and why to make a muslin. It’s a test drive or a first draft of a pattern.