Family travel expert, Colleen Kelly, shows us how to let the good times roll in New Orleans, Louisiana. Accompanied by local parents, Colleen uncovers the city’s gems starting in the heart of the French Quarter to sample Beignets at the iconic French Market. We then take a tour of Mardi Gras World where artists design more than 80% of all parade floats; Colleen meets with a float designer to get the inside scoop on how these decorative floats are created. We then get a chance to make our own creations during a Bug Cooking Class at the Insectarium, the largest museum in the United States dedicated to bugs!
A Chef's Life
Sun, 02/16/2014 - 6:30pm
Vivian spends the morning with her neighbors, the Mills brothers, participating in their 100-year-old all-male family tradition of making collard kraut. Vivian visits Warren at Brother’s farm to talk about the Eastern Carolina ingredient with a cult following, the cabbage collard. Vivian prepares for an event called Terra Vita, where she will serve three courses to 100 people and make collards the star they deserve to be.
Sat, 02/15/2014 - 6:00pm
Come with world travelers Regina Fraser, Pat Johnson, Art Wolfe, and Joseph Rosendo to the vast continent of Africa. From the northern countries to the most southern tip, and everything in between, you’ll be on a fantastic voyage! Go wine tasting in South Africa and on a safari in Kenya. Then go into the kitchen with Chef John Folse and cultural expert Burt Wolf to learn about the African influences in American recipes. African roots stretch far and wide!
b organic with Michele Beschen
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 5:30pm
Forager Andy Benson talks about why he chooses wild edibles for his daily diet and joins Michele in her own backyard to share how to prepare a few of his favorite wild edibles like Wild Bergamot, Chicory, Cattails, Milkweed Pods and Sumac.
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa
Thu, 02/13/2014 - 3:00pm
We’re off to the Italian Riviera seeking la dolce vita in one of the world’s most romantic places. With death-defying cliffs and beaches that shimmer like jewels, the Riviera is as stunning a coastline as anywhere in Europe. In the port town of Genoa, we tour palaces for a taste of old-world elegance and dine on world-class pesto. Then we head south to the famous resort of Portofino and the sea cliff towns of the Cinqueterre. Finally, we battle vertigo at Pisa’s leaning tower. Tips on using train passes and finding addresses.
Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 3:30pm
The beautiful, protected waters in southeast Alaska are filled with islands and bays rich with wildlife. The concentration of diversity in this secluded environment is remarkable. Art goes by boat on a voyage of discovery, encountering dramatic calving glaciers and Sitka spruce forests, breaching orcas and migrating humpbacks, eagles and barnacle-eating bears.
Knit and Crochet Now!
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:00pm
Go against the grain when knitting the Vertical Drop Tee. Maggie Pace demonstrates intentionally dropped stitches worked from side to side with the purl side out! Robyn Chachula takes you through a classic crochets jacket. Brett Bara demonstrates chunky knit cables and pom poms for the Tweedy Braid Scarf.
Mon, 02/10/2014 - 12:00pm
We combine artist and quilter with amazing results. Appearing first is Ana Buzzalino. She starts out with simple landscapes created with stitch and paint. You’ll learn how to cut and sew shallow curves without marking or pinning and then move on to the design, quilting and finally, painting of your landscape. Next is Cheryl Sleboda and simple cartooning for quilters. This is a demonstration on how to draw a cartoon face – even if you have no drawing skills, and then how to turn the fusible pieces into a quilt. We close with Judy Coates Perez and how to paint gradations on fabric with textile paints.
Rudy Maxa's World
Sun, 02/09/2014 - 11:00pm
At Istanbul’s Spice Market, persimmons are split open, their insides resembling melting rubies. Brown-gold paprika is carefully molded into the shape of a pyramid. Cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and cardamom infuse the air with the fragrance of the East. From haggis in Scotland to soba and tea in Japan, from asada in Argentina to bibimbap in Korea, food and drink help illustrate the culture of a place and its people.