We're blessed with a bit of Irish luck as we take on Ireland's ruggedly beautiful west coast. We start in Galway, Europe's fastest growing city, shopping for Irish crystal and Celtic jewelry. Then it's a salt-sprayed boat trip to the fabled Aran Islands where we reach breathless heights at a Stone Age fort and ferret out traditional hand-knit sweaters. Heading south, we pass through the eerie landscape of the Burren, sample the best of Irish folk music, and binge on a medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle. In the lush forests of Killarney, we visit the country manor of Muckross, before touring the stunning Dingle Peninsula. Tips on renting bicycles.
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac
Wed, 03/20/2013 - 4:30pm
Boston’s Old North Church may be most famous for its steeple lanterns, which once signaled the start of the American Revolution. Another standout characteristic of the building is the dentil molding. Host Tommy MacDonald travels to the historic site to gain inspiration for his newest Rough Cut project, a Wall Cabinet. Then he heads to Beverly, Massachusetts, to speak with fine furniture maker Phil Lowe about adding architectural detail to projects. After this trip, Tommy returns to the workshop to build a Wall Cabinet, which features detailed moldings such as a dentil, cove, and quarter round.
Rick Steves' Europe
Mon, 03/18/2013 - 4:00pm
Leaving Lisbon for the countryside, we eat barnacles in a salty old fishing town, march with pilgrims on the anniversary of a miracle, ponder the local Romeo and Juliet, sample university life, and rummage through the riches of Portugal's Golden Age.
Sun, 03/17/2013 - 6:00am
Today everyone is Irish as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Rudy Maxa, Rick Steves and Burt Wolf are your Emerald Isle tour guides. Even Irish folksinger, Tommy Makem, gets in on the exploration; visiting churches, pubs and castles in Ireland. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Sat, 03/16/2013 - 6:00pm
Welcome to the Irish Cookery where Chefs Rachel Allen and Clodagh McKenna give you a taste of Ireland in every bite. Rachel Allen, the “Irish Cooking Queen” cooks easy to make meals that are great tasting too. You’re going on a food trip with Clodagh McKenna across Ireland. You never know who you’ll meet along the way or what you’ll be eating but you know it will taste good!
b organic with Michele Beschen
Fri, 03/15/2013 - 5:30pm
Michele shares fun, creative ways to get the kids outdoors exploring, building, and enjoying nature’s playground. Grab the kids and learn how to build nests and forts just their size using natural materials along with game style activities guaranteed to keep things entertaining and interesting!
New Scandinavian Cooking
Thu, 03/14/2013 - 2:00pm
Host Andreas Viestad travels to one of the coldest places in Norway: the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Røros. The town appears frozen in time and tradition rules on the table. This episode focuses on all things sweet and old-fashioned, including iced cake, raw milk pudding and cheesecake with cloudberries.
P. Allen Smith's Garden To Table
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 1:30pm
P. Allen Smith makes a visit to the Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire. There he tours the vegetable garden and teaches us about the art of broom making. Plus, Allen shares a favorite family recipe – Aunt Antha’s Corn Pudding.