Celebrate the new growing season with a month of food from WSKG!
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Ready for the backyard BBQ? Get there with BBQ with Franklin from KLRU in Austin, Texas and PBS Digital Studios.
On WSKG Radio
Community Conversation: Deconstructing Food on April 9 at 7:00pm
Author Michael Pollan gives some simple advice: Don't eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. But making food choices in 2013 isn’t always that easy - or is it? Listen now.
On WSKG TV
Cooking with Julie Taboulie on Sundays at 2:00pm
An inspiring culinary exploration into the wonderful World of Lebanese and Middle Eastern Cuisines. This half hour program is founded upon Julie Taboulie’s four basic fundamentals of life: fresh, flavorful, family and fun, which are the common threads intertwining each episode. The series is produced on location amid the beautiful and breathtaking lakes and landscapes of the Finger Lakes Region, which serve as a stunning and scenic setting for the series.
Eat, Fast and Live Longer on April 3 at 10:00pm
Michael Mosley has set himself a truly ambitious goal: he wants to live longer, stay younger and lose weight in the bargain. And he wants to make as few changes to his life as possible along the way. He discovers the powerful new science behind the ancient idea of fasting, and he thinks he’s found a way of doing it that still allows him to enjoy his food. Michael tests out the science of fasting on himself – with life-changing results.
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Lidia's Italy in America on April 6 at 11:00am
Lidia enjoys a New York slice of pizza and heads to Caputo's, a family-owned Italian grocery in Chicago. She teaches viewers how to make their own pizzas with her Deep Dish Pizza and St. Louis Pizza recipes.
America's Test Kitchen on April 6 at 1:00pm
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a Simple Grill-Roasted Turkey and serves it with Cranberry Chutney. Next, Chris reveals the Test Kitchen's best tips for taking the temperature of a turkey. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for All Purpose Cleaners in the Equipment Corner.
Simply Ming on April 6 at 2:00pm
Seafood and the Azores go hand in hand, and on today's episode of Simply Ming, Ming gets right into the thick of things when he travels to the beautiful area of Caldeira do Santo Cristo. Here with the help of a local chef, Ming will help harvest limpets and clams to come up with two unique dishes.
The Truth About Exercise on April 10 at 10:00pm
Whether you're running, swimming, cycling, or hula hooping, we have always been told that doing regular exercise will improve our bodies and is one of the keys to a healthy and happy life. Our one-size-fits-all approach to maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle is very rarely questioned, but with recent advances in genetic testing technology and brain stimulation techniques, scientists are uncovering the new and surprising truths about what exercise is really doing to our bodies, and why we all respond to it differently. In this programm, Michael Mosley uses himself as a human guinea pig to discover the truth about exercise.
Lidia's Italy in America on April 13 at 11:00am
Lidia makes three dishes that can be made any day of the week. Cauliflower Soup, Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Capers, Orecchiette with Artichokes & Bacon are the highlights in this episode. Lidia then visits Dino Cortopassi, owner of Corto Olive near Sacramento California to hear his family's colorful culinary history.
America's Test Kitchen on April 13 at 1:00pm
Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Skillet Chicken Fajitas. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of tortillas, and test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the best Classic Chicken Salad. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite new kitchen gadgets.
Simply Ming on April 13 at 2:00pm
Simply Ming heads to Texas on this special episode based in San Antonio. Ming joins Chef Diana Barrios Trevino and her family at their famous restaurant, Los Barrios, and learns how to make simple, delicious, flavorful Tex-Mex cuisine right along side Diana and her brother. After "shopping" in the Trevino's family kitchen, Ming comes up with his own take on Tex-Mex cuisine.
Guts on April 17 at 10:00pm
What's really going on inside your stomach? In this documentary, Michael Mosley offers up his own guts to find out. Spending the day as an exhibit at the Science Museum in London, he swallows a tiny camera and uses the latest in imaging technology to get a unique view of his innards digesting his food. He discovers pools of concentrated acid and meters of writhing tubing which is home to its own ecosystem.
America's Test Kitchen on April 20 at 1:00pm
Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Pasta all'Amatriciana. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for box graters in the Equipment Corner, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of canned whole tomatoes. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the best Quick Mushroom Ragu with lots of mushroom flavor.
Simply Ming on April 20 at 2:00pm
Fish is on the menu in this episode of Simply Ming that goes on the road to the Azores. Stopping off at the picturesque Island of Pico - Ming learns the secret behind a famous national dish when he meets up with a local chef. Together they meet the fishing boats as they come in with the days catch. Inspired by the bounty of seafood that meets him, Ming will cook up his own version of this savory dish.
America's Test Kitchen on April 27 at 1:00pm
Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Sichuan Stir-Fried Pork in Garlic Sauce. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his pick among blenders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making perfect Thai-Style Stir-Fried Noodles with Chicken and Broccolini right at home.
Simply Ming on April 27 at 2:00pm
Our 10th Anniversary season closes with a very unique episode of Simply Ming. Ming ventures into the heart of Boston's sophisticated street food scene when he visits four different vendor trucks and tries his own hand at creating the latest sensation in culinary creations. With the help of the vendor chefs, Ming will create a delicious BBQ marinade, his own take on grilled cheese, a unique East-West Vietnamese sandwich and he'll top it all off with a tasting adventure on the cupcake truck!
On WSKG Create
Simply Shrimp on April 6 starting at 6:00pm and April 7 starting at 12:00pm
Who doesn’t love shrimp? After this marathon you’ll love shrimp even more! Shrimp is so versatile and our Create chefs show us how to work it into any recipe. One bite of Chipotle Shrimp by Pati Jinich will immediately transport you to Mexico. Sara La Fountain will show you how shrimp is done in Finland, with Shrimp Sandwiches. Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Shrimp Scampi and Shrimp Parmigano is on Lidia Bastianich’s menu. So many shrimp dishes in one marathon – it’s simply shrimp.
It’s Not Easy Being Green on April 20 starting at 6:00pm and April 21 starting at 12:00pm
In recognition of Earth Day, this eco-friendly marathon will show you how to recycle, repurpose and care for an organic garden. Lifestyle experts, including P. Allen Smith, Michele Beschen, Vicki Payne and Sloan Payne-Rutter will help you follow the path to a "greener" life.
See food-related episodes of your favorite kids' series on WSKG TV and PBS KIDS:
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! on April 1 at 7:30am
Curious George on April 3 at 8:00am
Sesame Street on April 3 at 10:00am
Curious George on April 9 at 8:00am
Wild Kratts on April 10 at 6:30am
The Cat In the Hat Knows A Lot About That! on April 10 at 8:30am
The Cat In the Hat Knows A Lot About That! on April 11 at 8:30am
Sesame Street on April 15 at 10:00am
Clifford the Big Red Dog on April 16 at 6:00am
Sesame Street on April 18 at 10:00am
Wild Kratts on April 23 at 6:00am
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on April 23 at 11:00am
Sid the Science Kid on April 25 at 11:30am
And be sure to enter our After School Fuel Recipe Contest!
Calling all 1st-8th grade students to create tasty, nutritious, on-the-go snacks! Do you love to create recipes in the kitchen? This is the contest for you and your friends. Use your imagination to create a tasty recipe and tell us why it’s nutritious. Participants can work in teams of up to 2 students and one adult.