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Pledge Programs for Sun December 8, 2013

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12:00 amTaste This! Firebird

Traveling to gourmet and organic markets throughout the United States, Chef Joe Ciminera invites culinary experts to enlighten viewers with their knowledge on a wide variety of food topics.

12:30 amRick Steves' Europe Germany's Black Forest and Cologne

Explore a classy mineral spa, a fancy casino and Germany's most romantic forest.

1:00 amLidia's Italy in America Lip Smacking Roman Style Saltimbocca

Lidia makes Italian-American favorites including Mozzarella Sticks, Veal Saltimbocca and Zeppole.

1:30 amAmerica's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated Meat and Potatoes A La Francaise

A classic recipe for French-Style Pot-Roasted Pork Loin is updated and knife sets are reviewed.

2:00 amJoanne Weir's Cooking Class Zucchini Blossom Risotto & Lemon-Shrimp Risotto

Farmers Market Risotto and a special trick to produce the creamiest results are shared.

2:30 amChef John Besh's Family Table

Roasted Red Pepper Salad; Green Beans with Garlic; Crispy Seared Snapper with a Light Tomato Sauce.

3:00 amThis Old House

Kevin and Tom introduce us to the popular suburb of Arlington, Massachusetts, and to a new project: the first Italianate Style home THIS OLD HOUSE has tackled in years. Malcolm and Heather's 1872 home has seen some changes over the years, leaving it with an awkward layout. Now it's time to polish it and make it work for thi...

3:30 amRick Steves' Europe Germany's Black Forest and Cologne

Explore a classy mineral spa, a fancy casino and Germany's most romantic forest.

4:00 amJoseph Rosendo's Travelscope Hong Kong - A City of Festivals

Hong Kong may be Asia's World City, yet its people still cherish their tradition and the richness it brings their lives. In this new Hong Kong episode, Joseph returns for the annual Dragon Boat Festival. He discovers the festival is more than a race as it honors the integrity and devotion of poet, Qu Yuan, who sacrificed hi...

4:30 amLidia's Italy in America Lip Smacking Roman Style Saltimbocca

Lidia makes Italian-American favorites including Mozzarella Sticks, Veal Saltimbocca and Zeppole.

5:00 amSewing with Nancy Quilts From the House of Tula Pink, Part 1

Create modern free-form designs using traditional quilting methods—fast and precise. Nancy and author/designer Tula Pink start with designs inspired by nature and create unique modern quilt designs, as they create Tula’s Beanstalks, Houndstooth, and Any Which Way quilts. They showcase strip quilting with wedges, supersizing...

5:30 amScheewe Art Workshop Roses - Everyone's Favorite

Painting roses using watercolor or acrylic use techniques that are similar on wood and canvas.

6:00 amThe Cooking Odyssey Arahova

This culinary television series that showcases the wondrous sights, sounds and tastes of Greece. You'll discover simple-to-follow cooking demonstrations and learn about Greek cuisine and history from the locals. With Chef Yannis Mameletzis.

6:30 amEat! Drink! Italy! with Vic Rallo Party Dish

Bagna Cauda - Piemonte's Party Dish; a wine family close-up; wine hotel; Chef Giovanni Bonavita's Chicken Valdanese, a local classic.

7:00 amNew Scandinavian Cooking With Andreas Viestad Provence of the North

Schnapps with a variety of herbs, dill-scented chicken and homemade ice cream, outdoors on a farm.

7:30 amHealthful indian Flavors with Alamelu

Shrimp in Eggplant Sauce, Potato Masala and Seasoned Fresh Spinach in Yogurt are prepared.

8:00 amJourneys in india Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Pondicherry and Much More

Chennai, formerly known as Madras, can trace its roots back to a tiny fishing village. Bill explores the city's growth under the British East India Company, with visits to Fort St. George and the Fort Museum. We then travel to the nearby Sao Tome Basilica, the church and burial site of St. Thomas the Apostle. In Pondicherry...

8:30 amJourneys in Africa Mombassa: the Center of It All

Gold, ivory and slaves drove the economy of the East Coast of Africa 500 years ago. Join us as we explore the Portuguese and Arab roles in these horrific trade schemes. We'll also investigate the pristine waters off the coast of the nearby National Park. Here Bill dons a snorkel mask and comes face to face with the creature...

9:00 amAsk This Old House Building A Garden Bed in New Mexico/repairing A Le

Roger builds a garden bed for chili pepper plants in New Mexico. Richard repairs a leaky toilet with a worn-out flange. And the guys ask, "What is it?"

9:30 amThe Woodwright's Shop Simple Sash

Window sash made with vintage woodworking tools by host Roy Underhill.

10:00 amGrowing a Greener World Winter Gardening (Harborside, ME)

We visit Maine and gardening guru, Eliot Coleman, who shares his knowledge on growing vegetables year round in even the coldest climates.

10:30 amKatie Brown Workshop Farm Stand

Grow and cook garden-fresh delights. Watermelon with a mint glaze and cider-braised cabbage.

11:00 amCraft in America Memory

Take a personal tour through craft's history in America and learn the stories of prominent artisans.

12:00 pmCraft in America Landscape

Examine the relationship of craft artists with their inspirational physical environments.

1:00 pmCraft in America Community

Focuses on the spiritual connection between craft artisans and their communities.

2:00 pmCraft in America Process

"Process" looks at what inspires a person to choose a career in craft and demonstrates how they go about acquiring the knowledge and necessary skills. This episode also reveals some of the best and most interesting artists who turned to craft as a second career later in life.

3:00 pmCraft in America Messages

Wisconsin glass artist Beth Lipman is one of many craft artists featured in this episode who use their talents for personal and political expression.

4:00 pmCraft in America Threads

Examine woven textiles and story quilts by nationally acclaimed artists, including Wisconsin's own Terese Agnew who displays her notable quilt Portrait of a Textile Worker.

5:00 pmAsk This Old House Building A Garden Bed in New Mexico/repairing A Le

Roger builds a garden bed for chili pepper plants in New Mexico. Richard repairs a leaky toilet with a worn-out flange. And the guys ask, "What is it?"

5:30 pmChef John Besh's Family Table

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder & Brussels Sprouts; Sweet Corn Pudding; Chess Pie.

6:00 pmPati's Mexican Table Middle Eastern Influences

Chicken with Tamarind, Apricots and Chipotle Sauce and White Rice with Fideos are served.

6:30 pmBaking With Julia Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Wheat Flour Dough Pita Bread and Eastern Mediterranean Lamb and Tomato Bread are prepared.

7:00 pmJacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way Simple Sweet Notes

Roasted Split Chicken with a Mustard Crust, Mashed Potatoes and Smoked Salmon Pizza are made.

7:30 pmAmerica's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains

Great Mushroom and Leek Galette with Gorgonzola and Farmhouse Vegetable and Barley Soup are made.

8:00 pmMartha Stewart's Cooking School Grains

By now we all know that eating whole grains is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, and supermarket shelves are stocked with a greater variety than ever before. Martha provides an overview of the most popular grains, including quinoa and bulgur wheat, and teaches the different cooking methods. You'll be inspired to prep...

8:30 pmChef John Besh's Family Table

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder & Brussels Sprouts; Sweet Corn Pudding; Chess Pie.

9:00 pmAsk This Old House Building A Garden Bed in New Mexico/repairing A Le

Roger builds a garden bed for chili pepper plants in New Mexico. Richard repairs a leaky toilet with a worn-out flange. And the guys ask, "What is it?"

9:30 pmRick Steves' Europe Germany's Black Forest and Cologne

Explore a classy mineral spa, a fancy casino and Germany's most romantic forest.

10:00 pmRudy Maxa's World Korea

Sample the delights of cosmopolitan Seoul and visit tranquil temples tucked into lush mountains.

10:30 pmJacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way Simple Sweet Notes

Roasted Split Chicken with a Mustard Crust, Mashed Potatoes and Smoked Salmon Pizza are made.

11:00 pmAmerica's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains

Great Mushroom and Leek Galette with Gorgonzola and Farmhouse Vegetable and Barley Soup are made.

11:30 pmPati's Mexican Table Middle Eastern Influences

Chicken with Tamarind, Apricots and Chipotle Sauce and White Rice with Fideos are served.

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