Platinum is a naturally white metal that’s been around for a long time but its only found in a few places including a few meteorites that crashed to earth 2 billion years ago. Platinum is an extraordinary metal---thirty times rarer than gold. And it is virtually impossible to corrode. Most of the Crown Jewels of England and the world’s most valuable diamond, the Hope Diamond, are set in platinum. Why is the highest honor in the music business the award of a platinum record? Burt travels around the world to find out why the highest level of respect many credit card companies offer is the platinum card.
Mexico - One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 7:00pm
Rick takes us on a remarkable journey through Oaxaca City during the revered Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday. We discover that in Mexico, death is embraced as part of the circle of life. During the holiday, people welcome home the spirits of their ancestors who come to commune with their families and friends. Like all visitors, the ancestors are welcomed with food, drink, music and memories. The spirit’s presence is a blessing and brings joy to loved ones.
Sat, 03/15/2014 - 6:00pm
Chef Kevin Dundon invites us into his kitchen for a sampling of Irish food made with a new, fresh approach. Taste everything from the appetizers to dessert in this marathon. In addition, Kevin provides historic and cultural anecdotes about the country he loves! Kevin and you- what a way to kick off St. Patrick’s Day!
A Chef's Life
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 9:00pm
Vivian and Ben rebuild their restaurant against the backdrop of the Southern harbinger of spring, the strawberry. Their twins go on their first strawberry-picking excursion, and Vivian and a friend develop a recipe for coconut cornbread strawberry shortcake with basil whipped cream.
Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage
Thu, 03/13/2014 - 1:30pm
The Lower Mississippi Valley provided over 250 natural herbs for the Native Americans. Kim Hollier and Dr. Charles M. Allen of the Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte give us a firsthand look at these wild edibles. Dr. Alma Blanchard, a “traiteur,” explains the art of this alternative medicine practice and even treats Chef Folse for an old injury. Hazel Dardar performs Native American songs during the show.
Coastal Cooking with John Shields
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 1:00pm
Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium as special guests Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken and prepare their Minted Calamari Salad. John then makes a Big Sur Fennel and Roasted Beet Salad with Walnuts and Gorgonzola Vinaigrette and Seared Scallops with Orange, Fennel and Polenta.