Mescal is having a real renaissance, both in Mexico and in fine cocktail emporiums all over the United States. Rick takes us on a journey to see how a small Oaxacan distiller hand-crafts this fine spirit renowned for its rich, smoky complexity and brightness. As with any great artisan product, there’s always a great story. With Rick around, there’s always great food, from hand-pressed memelas topped with a bright avocado salsa to vinegar-infused snacks. We learn to sip mescal with fresh oranges and sal de gusano – chile-spiked salt. At home, Rick guides us through a mescal tasting and a host of snacks for a do-it-yourself mescal cocktail party.
LAP QUILTING WITH GEORGIA BONESTEEL
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:00pm
Episode #1201 - Stitch By Number
Georgia Bonesteel kicks off the Americana series with a unique look at a sampler-teaching quilt and shares how a state-of-art embroidery module makes intricate stitching quick and easy. Also, learn from quiltmaker, teacher and fusing expert Laura Wasilowski and enjoy two Quilt By Number patterns entitled “Let It Snow” and “Pumpkin Patch.”
Sara's Weeknight Meals
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:00pm
#301: Winter Comfort Food
Sara gets tons of winter veggies from a farm where her nephew works and learns how they are grown in the winter months. And she uses them for Root Vegetable Latkes paired with Smoked Fish Chowder — perfect for a cold and rainy day.
Barbecue University with Steve Raichlen
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:30pm
402. The New Face of Beef
Here's a show for beef lovers featuring fantastic cuts of beef, new to most grillmeisters. Leading off is a clod (whole smoked beef shoulder), much beloved in central Texas and virtually unknown everywhere else on the planet. It's 18 pounds of pure beef pleasure cooked low and slow to fork-tender perfection. Then, meet the new steak on the block - flame-seared flat iron, which Steven prepares in the south of the border style with chilies and mucho cerveza.
For Your Home
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 5:30pm
Join TV’s most popular DIY duo, mother/daughter Vicki Payne and Sloan Rutter, for the 25th season of For Your Home (FYH)—and the most demanding one ever! For the first time, these do-it-yourself designers do it for a great cause—the 2008 Susan G. Komen Dream Home! Vicki and Sloan share their design expertise and experiences as they show you how to DIY with FYH. This season, however, there’s a catch—only 13 days to decorate and landscape this custom-built 4600-square foot house! In exciting, reality-show style, witness all the planning, coordination, setbacks and teamwork.
2501 Welcome to the Dream Home
Vicki and Sloan introduce this season’s project—the Susan G. Komen Dream Home. Meet the builder, tour the home and peek at the overall project. Vicki and Sloan supervise the outdoor landscaping launch.
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen
Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:30pm
#602 : Test cook Bridget Lancaster revives a classic recipe for Crown Roast of Pork. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for measuring spoons. Next, host Christopher Kimball shares the test kitchen’s top food safety tips. And finally, Bridget shows Chris how to make Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus.
It's Sew Easy
Sun, 09/21/2014 - 6:00am
Today’s show takes a look at quilting in a whole new way, as common quilt techniques find their way into fashion. Quilting is not just for on your bed – Angela Wolf introduces the practice of quilting the lining to your garment - just like the couture designers, without batting. Then it’s a turn to traditional quilting with an easy paper piecing technique from Rebecca Kemp Brent.
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:00pm
A new, one-hour special explores the scenic wonders and rich cultural traditions of Hawai'i. From spectacular shots of lava pouring from one of the world's most active volcanoes to soaring explorations of lush, unspoiled valleys to reef-skimming underwater forays with sea turtles and dolphins, OVER HAWAI’I presents an illuminating, off-the-beaten-path tour of Hawai'i's six major islands and popular visitor destinations. Interwoven with striking visuals, locals offer insights into the distinctive landscapes and culture of the islands, share surprising facts about Hawai'i's geology, plants and animals; relate ancient stories of Hawaiian deities and discuss traditional beliefs that still play an important role in Hawaiian life today.
Best of the Joy of Painting
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:30pm
Bob Ross delights and offers encouragement to the painting hobbyist in this encore presentation of THE BEST OF THE JOY OF PAINTING. In these 52 entertaining and instructional episodes, selected from the vast Joy of Paintinglibrary, the soft-spoken Ross creates tranquil natural scenes, including his trademark "happy" clouds, cascading waterfalls, snow-covered forests, serene lakes and distant mountain summits.
KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP VI
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:30pm
#603 : Host Katie Brown provides the essentials for a fun, feminine party: light finger foods, a chocolate treat and projects with a touch of glitz.
In the Kitchen: filo triangles stuffed with feta and spinach, tea sandwiches three ways and chocolate carrot-cake cupcakes with cream cheese filling.
Projects: Repurposing old trays with chalkboard paint and broken jewelry and creating birch wood cones to fill with flowers.