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Pledge Programs for Mon July 15, 2013

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12:00 amPati's Mexican Table Avocado

Avocado and Hearts of Palm Chop Chop Salad and Steak and Avocado Sandwich are prepared.

12:30 amRick Steves' Europe European Travel Skills, Part I

Practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe is given.

1:00 amEssential Pépin Game Day

Venison Steaks in Sweet-Sour Sauce, Skillet Duck with Red Oak Salad and Sauteed Rabbit are served.

1:30 amAmerica's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the Best Crab Cakes. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of crabmeat. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Grill-Smoked Salmon with lots of smoke flavor. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus rev...

2:00 amChef John Besh's New Orleans

Black Eyed Peas, Smothered Cabbage, Beef Brisket with Horseradish and Cornbread are served.

2:30 amMartha Stewart's Cooking School Fish Monger

If you love to eat seafood but balk at preparing it at home, you'll welcome this lesson. Dave Pasternack, a renowned seafood chef based in New York City, joins Martha for a beginner's class on buying, butchering and storing fish. They then demystify boning a round or flat fish and cleaning a squid. Finally, Dave shares an e...

3:00 amAsk This Old House Installing a Toilet / Patching a Lawn With Grass Seed

Plumbing expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a toilet in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

3:30 amRick Steves' Europe European Travel Skills, Part I

Practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe is given.

4:00 amRudy Maxa's World Montreal & Quebec City

Two of the most unique and appealing cities in the world, Montreal and Quebec City, are explored.

4:30 amEssential Pépin Game Day

Venison Steaks in Sweet-Sour Sauce, Skillet Duck with Red Oak Salad and Sauteed Rabbit are served.

5:00 amKnit and Crochet Now! Light Up the Room

Take a plain lamp shade and add a little knit or crochet to make it your own. Maggie will show you how to knit a lace stitch cover and Ellen will demonstrate a crochet shell stitch shade, designed by Carrie Carpenter. Knit Ice Storm is the square this week.

5:30 amPaint This With Jerry Yarnell Autumn's Delight, Part 2

Background, rocks, trees, mist, highlight background trees in this segment. Jerry shows his students how to block in the background rocks, how to use a bristle brush to dry brush in the fog and mist. Then closes the show with using a bristle brush to dab on highlights to suggest leaves on distant trees.

6:00 amPrimal Grill With Steven Raichlen On the Range

This show will make you at home on the range, or at least at home with some of the smoked and grilled foods traditionally associated with America's cattle country.

6:30 amBarbecue University With Steven Raichlen Fire and Water

Our host gives his favorite strategies for grilling fish as he creates some delicious meals.

7:00 amCiao Italia With Mary Ann Esposito Healthy Eating - Cibo Per La Salute

Chicken Cacciatore, Fennel/Avocado and Orange Salad and Low Fat Yogurt Sundae are made.

7:30 amNick Stellino Cooking With Friends Italian Desserts

A recipe for Vita's Ricotta Doughnuts is shared and a must-have dessert, Tiramisu, is prepared.

8:00 amRudy Maxa's World: Escape to French Polynesia

In his first one-hour special, award-winning travel journalist Rudy Maxa (Smart Travels) ventures to Tahiti, Bora Bora and other atolls and islands in French Polynesia to experience their rich sea life, translucent waters and vibrant culture. RUDY MAXA'S WORLD: ESCAPE TO FRENCH POLYNESIA features brilliant underwater and ae...

9:00 amThis Old House Cambridge Project, Part 15

Granite posts set off the landscape and the revived vintage doorbell crowns the foyer in Cambridge.

9:30 amThe American Woodshop Home Entertainment Designs

New woodworking ideas for every home.

10:00 amP. Allen Smith's Garden Home Colorful Spaces

P. Allen Smith celebrates different seasons at Moss Mountain Farm with a lesson on growing tulips, using bold colors to make a huge impact on a garden room, and tips to harmonize color with summer flowering bulbs. On the road, Allen tours The Kauffman Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Missouri. Allen shares the latest progre...

10:30 amThe Winemakers Food and Wine Pairing Challenge

Understanding wine's relationship to food is essential if you want to become a good wine maker. The contestants are given a three course menu, a budget of only $150 dollars and an hour to find the right wines to pair with the meal.

11:00 amKnit and Crochet Now! Light Up the Room

Take a plain lamp shade and add a little knit or crochet to make it your own. Maggie will show you how to knit a lace stitch cover and Ellen will demonstrate a crochet shell stitch shade, designed by Carrie Carpenter. Knit Ice Storm is the square this week.

11:30 amPaint This With Jerry Yarnell Autumn's Delight, Part 2

Background, rocks, trees, mist, highlight background trees in this segment. Jerry shows his students how to block in the background rocks, how to use a bristle brush to dry brush in the fog and mist. Then closes the show with using a bristle brush to dab on highlights to suggest leaves on distant trees.

12:00 pmPrimal Grill With Steven Raichlen On the Range

This show will make you at home on the range, or at least at home with some of the smoked and grilled foods traditionally associated with America's cattle country.

12:30 pmBarbecue University With Steven Raichlen Fire and Water

Our host gives his favorite strategies for grilling fish as he creates some delicious meals.

1:00 pmCiao Italia With Mary Ann Esposito Healthy Eating - Cibo Per La Salute

Chicken Cacciatore, Fennel/Avocado and Orange Salad and Low Fat Yogurt Sundae are made.

1:30 pmNick Stellino Cooking With Friends Italian Desserts

A recipe for Vita's Ricotta Doughnuts is shared and a must-have dessert, Tiramisu, is prepared.

2:00 pmRudy Maxa's World: Escape to French Polynesia

In his first one-hour special, award-winning travel journalist Rudy Maxa (Smart Travels) ventures to Tahiti, Bora Bora and other atolls and islands in French Polynesia to experience their rich sea life, translucent waters and vibrant culture. RUDY MAXA'S WORLD: ESCAPE TO FRENCH POLYNESIA features brilliant underwater and ae...

3:00 pmRick Steves' Europe Classics France's Alsace

After village-hopping and wine-shopping along the Alsatian wine road, we savor the world-class cuisine and art of Colmar and visit the birthplace of Champagne.

3:30 pmThe American Woodshop Home Entertainment Designs

New woodworking ideas for every home.

4:00 pmDrop 7 Foods, Feel Better Fast! With JJ Virgin

A nutrition expert explains how food intolerance can be the root cause of inability to lose weight.

5:30 pmEat & Cook Healthy! With Dr. John La Puma

Physician John La Puma ("Chef MD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine") shares simple, nutritious recipes that will leave you with more energy. Learn how to make saffron scallop, shrimp and chickpea paella and several other tasty, healthy dishes.

7:00 pmPrimal Grill with Steven Raichlen Special Edition

Grilling guru Steven Raichlen shares some of his favorite recipes and talks about his travels on the world's "barbecue trail." Steven ventured to 30 countries in order to bring viewers of every grilling level - veterans and novices alike - an impressive collection of full-flavored, imaginative and easy-to-follow recipes.

8:00 pmRick Steves' Europe Travel Skills

RICK STEVES' EUROPE TRAVEL SKILLS distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into an information-rich two-hour special. Shot on his favorite 3,000-mile "Best of Europe" loop - Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London - Rick covers planning an itinerary, hu...

10:00 pmTravelscope Crossing the Swiss Alps

From cosmopolitan Geneva to the UNESCO heritage Aletsch Glacier, Joseph travels through Switzerland by bus, train and lake steamer.

10:30 pmLidia's Italy in America Kansas City: Italian American Steak in Kansas City

Lidia makes Steak Pizzaiola, tempting Roasted Potato Wedges and Ricotta Cookies for dessert.

11:00 pmCook's Country From America's Test Kitchen Autumn Desserts

Bridget reveals the secrets to the ultimate Apple Dumplings. Chris makes Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie.

11:30 pmSimply Ming On the Road in Chattanooga

Chef Ming Tsai travels to Chattanooga, Tennessee to learn some of the region's culinary secrets.

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