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Pledge Programs for Sat March 1, 2014

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12:00 amJoanne Weir's Cooking Confidence Fast Forward to Dinner

Oven-Roasted Sausages with Riesling, Apples and Pears and Lazy-Girl Sauerkraut are prepared.

12:30 amRick Steves' Europe Basque Country

Tour the ancient Basque capital of Gernika and explore the dazzling Guggenheim Modern in Bilbao.

1:00 amLidia's Kitchen All in the Pantry

Lidia prepares quick meals right out of the pantry-perfect when you're in a hurry (or just want to clean out your cabinets!). Learn to make hearty Pasta and Bean Soup, flavorful Spaghetti with Quick Pantry Sauce, and a delicate spaghettini with Olive Oil and Rosemary.

1:30 amCook's Country From America's Test Kitchen

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making Grandma Pizza at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of tortellini. Next, Bridget shares the test kitchen's guide to cutting terms. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make perfect Slow-Co...

2:00 amCooking with Nick Stellino Elegant Veal Chops & A Delectable Cheesecake

Cooking the perfect chop and preparing the ultimate sauce with port and Gorgonzola is a easy as 1-2-3! Making the perfect dessert is even easier. Nick visits the cheese monger and the butcher and prepares Veal Chops with Port & Gorgonzola and a Ricotta Cheesecake with Coffee & Chocolate.

2:30 amChef's Life A Peanut Pastime

Vivian visits neighbor Marty Harper's peanut farm just before and during harvest. Vivian's dad introduces Ben and Vivian to the old school break snack, a pack of salted peanuts dumped into a Pepsi in a glass bottle. At the restaurant, Vivian translates the snack into Pepsi glazed pork belly with country ham braised peanuts....

3:00 amThis Old House Arlington Italianate Project 2014/italianate inspi

Paint color consultant Bonnie Krims presents exterior color schemes, while Norm and Tom patch old oak veneer floors. Richard presents a new solution to the ugly PVC intake and exhaust pipes that come out of a typical boiler. Kevin tours an 1870 Italianate style home in Dedham, Massachusetts. Tom shows Kevin some of his favo...

3:30 amRick Steves' Europe Basque Country

Tour the ancient Basque capital of Gernika and explore the dazzling Guggenheim Modern in Bilbao.

4:00 amTravelscope St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Close to Home, but a World Away

These stunning Caribbean isles offer water activities including snorkeling, swimming and sailing.

4:30 amLidia's Kitchen All in the Pantry

Lidia prepares quick meals right out of the pantry-perfect when you're in a hurry (or just want to clean out your cabinets!). Learn to make hearty Pasta and Bean Soup, flavorful Spaghetti with Quick Pantry Sauce, and a delicate spaghettini with Olive Oil and Rosemary.

6:00 amA Taste of Louisiana With Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage New Orleans' Creoles

Jan Bradford of the Hermann-Grima House introduces us to the fascinating Creoles of New Orleans.

6:30 amChef John Besh's New Orleans

Fried Oyster Salad, Beignets and Red Beans and Rice are prepared.

7:00 amBarbecue University With Steven Raichlen Louisiana and the Gulf Coast

New shrimp and smokies; Grill blackened catfish with fennel; Cajun roastin' chicken on a beer can.

7:30 amA Taste of Louisiana With Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage Spanish Rule

Dr. Paul E. Hoffman introduces us to early Spanish Louisiana. Learn how to make jambalaya.

8:00 amChef John Besh's Family Table

Garlicky Baked Oysters; Marinated Crab Fingers; Seafood Gumbo.

8:30 amA Taste of Louisiana With Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage Italian Immigration to America

Joe Maselli enlightens with the story of local Italian immigrants and their culinary contributions.

9:00 amBarbecue University With Steven Raichlen Louisiana Tribute

Grill-top shrimp "boil" jazzed up with grilled bratwurst, Big Easy barbecued turkey and Cajun tuna.

9:30 amNick Stellino Cooking With Friends Cajun Chicken & Salad

Cajun Roasted Chicken Breasts with Shrimp Jambalaya Hash and a Bread and Tomato Salad are served.

10:00 amChef John Besh's New Orleans

Shrimp Remoulade, Baked Oysters with Mushrooms and Rice Calas are prepared.

10:30 amBurt Wolf: Taste of Freedom Carnival

Explore the Reveler's Ball in New Orleans, which marks the beginning of the Carnival season.

11:00 amChef's Life Tomatoes...you Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey

Mary Vaughn shows Chef Vivian the old-timey way to can tomatoes. Vivian prepares for a Southern Foodways Alliance luncheon at the restaurant where food enthusiasts from around the country are coming to study BBQ, and Vivian plans to serve them the "ultimate tomato sandwich."

11:30 amSimply Ming

We're all supposed to eat more greens, but how do you cook them? Well, Chef Jody Adams knows her foliage and she's going to help Ming make it tasty on the fly on this episode of Simply Ming.

12:00 pmJulia and Jacques Cooking at Home Shellfish

Julia and Jacques share opinions and know-how on mussels, oysters, clams and shrimp.

12:30 pmLidia's Italy in America Three Quick and Easy Italian Dinners

Cauliflower Soup, Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Capers and Orecchiette with Artichokes are made.

1:00 pmCook's Country From America's Test Kitchen

Test cook Erin McMurrer shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Peaches and Cream Pie. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for rolling pins. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of pie crust. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Cream Ch...

1:30 pmCooking with Nick Stellino The Ultimate Steak Dinner

Nick visits the butcher and the pear orchard and prepares New York Steak with Vodka Martini Sauce and Pears in Marsala Wine Sauce.

2:00 pmChef's Life Tomatoes...you Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey

Mary Vaughn shows Chef Vivian the old-timey way to can tomatoes. Vivian prepares for a Southern Foodways Alliance luncheon at the restaurant where food enthusiasts from around the country are coming to study BBQ, and Vivian plans to serve them the "ultimate tomato sandwich."

2:30 pmThis Old House Arlington Italianate Project 2014/italianate inspi

Paint color consultant Bonnie Krims presents exterior color schemes, while Norm and Tom patch old oak veneer floors. Richard presents a new solution to the ugly PVC intake and exhaust pipes that come out of a typical boiler. Kevin tours an 1870 Italianate style home in Dedham, Massachusetts. Tom shows Kevin some of his favo...

3:00 pmRick Steves' Europe Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains and Bergen

Sail under towering fjord cliffs, hike on powerful glaciers and explore historic Bergen.

3:30 pmJoseph Rosendo's Travelscope Passage Through Chile's Tierra Del Fuego Around Cape Horn

Joseph circumnavigates the tip of South America, finds elephant seals and visits Isla Del Horno.

4:00 pmLidia's Italy in America Three Quick and Easy Italian Dinners

Cauliflower Soup, Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Capers and Orecchiette with Artichokes are made.

4:30 pmCook's Country From America's Test Kitchen

Test cook Erin McMurrer shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Peaches and Cream Pie. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for rolling pins. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of pie crust. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Cream Ch...

5:00 pmCook's Country From America's Test Kitchen

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate New Orleans Bourbon Bread Pudding. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for sugar shakers. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of grits. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the sec...

5:30 pmCoastal Cooking With John Shields Down on the Bayou

Celebrate the heritage of New Orleans with sauteed Blackfish with Crayfish Rice and Seafood Gumbo.

6:00 pmA Taste of Louisiana With Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage New Orleans' Creoles

Jan Bradford of the Hermann-Grima House introduces us to the fascinating Creoles of New Orleans.

6:30 pmChef John Besh's New Orleans

Fried Oyster Salad, Beignets and Red Beans and Rice are prepared.

7:00 pmBarbecue University With Steven Raichlen Louisiana and the Gulf Coast

New shrimp and smokies; Grill blackened catfish with fennel; Cajun roastin' chicken on a beer can.

7:30 pmA Taste of Louisiana With Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage Spanish Rule

Dr. Paul E. Hoffman introduces us to early Spanish Louisiana. Learn how to make jambalaya.

8:00 pmChef John Besh's Family Table

Garlicky Baked Oysters; Marinated Crab Fingers; Seafood Gumbo.

8:30 pmA Taste of Louisiana With Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage Italian Immigration to America

Joe Maselli enlightens with the story of local Italian immigrants and their culinary contributions.

9:00 pmBarbecue University With Steven Raichlen Louisiana Tribute

Grill-top shrimp "boil" jazzed up with grilled bratwurst, Big Easy barbecued turkey and Cajun tuna.

9:30 pmNick Stellino Cooking With Friends Cajun Chicken & Salad

Cajun Roasted Chicken Breasts with Shrimp Jambalaya Hash and a Bread and Tomato Salad are served.

10:00 pmChef John Besh's New Orleans

Shrimp Remoulade, Baked Oysters with Mushrooms and Rice Calas are prepared.

10:30 pmBurt Wolf: Taste of Freedom Carnival

Explore the Reveler's Ball in New Orleans, which marks the beginning of the Carnival season.

11:00 pmAmerica's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated Breakfast Standbys

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby challenges viewers to a blind oatmeal tasting to see if steel-cut really is better than instant. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the best bowl of 10-Minute Steel Cut Oatmeal. Next, equipment expert Adam Ri...

11:30 pmSimply Ming

We're all supposed to eat more greens, but how do you cook them? Well, Chef Jody Adams knows her foliage and she's going to help Ming make it tasty on the fly on this episode of Simply Ming.

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