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.
Pati's Mexican Table
Sun, 07/21/2013 - 7:00am
Aren’t convents supposed to be austere, dull places? In Mexico, everything’s a little more colorful — including the food of Catholic nuns. Delicious, labor-intensive mole is probably the most well-known food to come out of the convents, but Pati will explore some easier, but just as tasty recipes, including:
• Picadillo Empanadas of the Immaculate Conception
• White Rice and Poblano Rajas Casserole
• Almond and Porto Cake
Sat, 07/20/2013 - 6:00pm
Hope you have your steak knife and napkins nearby, this marathon is sure to be juicy! There's no need to go to a steakhouse. Sizzling on your own grill, enjoy a great steak. Learn the tricks of the trade on preparing the perfect steak from the masters: Steven Raichlen, Lidia Bastianich and Chris Kimball.
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence
Fri, 07/19/2013 - 9:00pm
It’s a party when Joanne and her student Cheryl get together. Joanne adds a sweet crisp twist to classic guacamole, shows how to improve a store bought stock to elevate tortilla soup, and then the party really begins with muddled cherry margaritas
Recipes: Sweet Pea Guacamole, Tortilla Soup with Pork Meatballs, Tortillas and Cheddar, and Fresh Cherry Margaritas
Tue, 07/16/2013 - 2:30pm
If you think it’s a diet, you’ll fail. But if you think of eating well for life, it becomes a part of how you live and who you are. Eating well is required for your body to function at its best. And did I mention that it’s also the most delicious culinary adventure?
Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way
Mon, 07/15/2013 - 7:30pm
Lobster Roll Medallions on Spinach Salad show off Jacques new presentation of a summer seafood favorite. He proves that a craving for hearty food can be satisfied in minutes with Quick Lamb Stew where vegetables are cooked separately and the lamb is served rare. Then skip the time and effort it takes to make the crust for a tart and head straight for the filling in this shortcut that encases Small Berry Custards in pretty dishes.