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12:00 amJoanne Weir's Cooking Confidence Journey to Italy

Fig and Blueberry Salad with Creme Fraiche, Mint and Prosciutto di Parma and Farro Risotto are made.

12:30 amRick Steves' Europe Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips

Enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of Florence and marvel at wonders in Pisa and Lucca.

1:00 amLidia's Kitchen Classics with A Twist

Fresh Mozzarella Salad, Pappa al Pomodoro from Maremma with Clams and Zucchini Parmigiana are made.

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

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Guinness Beef Stew. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for whisks. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make perfect Brown Soda Bread.

2:00 amCooking with Nick Stellino Halibut with A Kick & Aristocratic Risotto

Chef Stellino is all about the details of simple techniques and his teaching style shines with brilliance in this episode, inspiring people to enjoy life with fabulous recipes and simple techniques. Nick visits the fish monger and the green grocer and prepares Halibut with Tequila & Jalapeno Pepper Sauce and Risotto with Zu...

2:30 amKevin Dundon's Modern Irish Food Back in Time

Kevin goes back in time with this week's menu as he cooks up a smoked chicken terrine. Fresh leeks from the garden are used with some delicious Gubbeen cheese for an indulgent Potato Gratin. Kevin prepares freshly caught trout wrapped in cured bacon with an almond butter sauce. Next it's a tasty Wild Garlic Pesto. Finally, ...

3:00 amThis Old House

THIS OLD HOUSE welcomes Edgar Hansen from Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch." To assess his skills, Tom puts Edgar to work patching cracks in the plaster walls, then Richard shows him how to "fish" water lines through the building. Norm and Tom raise the height of the railing on the second floor landing. Roger and Edgar ...

3:30 amRick Steves' Europe Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips

Enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of Florence and marvel at wonders in Pisa and Lucca.

4:00 amTravelscope Switzerland: Celebrating St. Moritz

Discover the five-star hotels, high-end shops and the Rolls-Royce fashions of this Swiss resort.

4:30 amLidia's Kitchen Classics with A Twist

Fresh Mozzarella Salad, Pappa al Pomodoro from Maremma with Clams and Zucchini Parmigiana are made.

5:00 amBurt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Touring Ireland

Visit Ireland's great pilgrimage sites, follow the trails of St. Patrick and learn about Guinness.

5:30 amSmart Travels With Rudy Maxa Ireland's West Coast

Shop for Celtic jewelry, take boat trip to the fabled Aran Islands & sample Irish folk music.

6:00 amSmart Travels With Rudy Maxa Dublin and Beyond

Explore Trinity College, the Book of Kells, the Guinness Brewery and the hillsides of Glendalough.

6:30 amTommy Makem's Ireland

The Irish folksinger visits pubs, churches, castles and cliffs from Dublin to the Dingle Peninsula.

7:30 amTommy Makem's Ireland

The Irish folksinger visits pubs, churches, castles and cliffs from Dublin to the Dingle Peninsula.

8:30 amBurt Wolf: Travels & Traditions The Lands of St. Patrick, Ireland

Visit St. Patrick's original church and the mystic pilgrimage sites of Lough Derg and Croagh Patrick.

9:00 amRick Steves' Europe The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands

Explore the rugged Aran Islands, a castle at a medieval folk banquet and the Dingle Peninsula.

9:30 amBurt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Dublin, Ireland

Visit the Guinness brewery, learn the origin of the Guinness Book of Records & tour the local pubs.

10:00 amRick Steves' Europe Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland

Enjoy some Irish whiskey and music after getting a peak at the politically charged neighborhoods.

10:30 amRick Steves' Europe South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry

Scenic charms include Waterford's crystal factory and Kinsale's star-shaped fortresses.

11:00 amChef's Life Collard Green Queen

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 V...

11:30 amSimply Ming

On this episode of Simply Ming it is all about basting, a technique chef's use that's great for home cooks too. Chef Michael Schlow cooks with Ming and shows that basting is as easy as a flick of the wrist as we cook on the fly on Simply Ming.

12:00 pmJulia and Jacques Cooking at Home Souffles

Julia and Jacques demonstrate the art and the adventure of the souffle.

12:30 pmLidia's Kitchen Two Savory Soups and Ligurian Focaccia

Sometimes all you need is a little soup and a little bread. Lidia bakes a Focaccia Genovese and serves it with Le Marche Style Bean Soup prepared with sweet and mellow cabbage. With a few pantry ingredients, she creates a simple and hearty Country Onion Soup.

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

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Barbecued Pulled Chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for electric charcoal starters. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of ice cream cones. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaste...

1:30 pmCooking with Nick Stellino A Sicilian Meatloaf & Cake with Rum Sauce

Meatloaf when done right can be a work of art, something worthy of the finest restaurant. Chef Stellino re-interprets a fabulous Sicilian recipe from his youth and prepares a Sicilian Stuffed Meatloaf. Then seals the deal with an incredible chocolate butter cake, dripping with the most luscious and buttery rum sauce.... Oh ...

2:00 pmChef's Life Collard Green Queen

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 V...

2:30 pmThis Old House

THIS OLD HOUSE welcomes Edgar Hansen from Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch." To assess his skills, Tom puts Edgar to work patching cracks in the plaster walls, then Richard shows him how to "fish" water lines through the building. Norm and Tom raise the height of the railing on the second floor landing. Roger and Edgar ...

3:00 pmRick Steves' Europe Rome: Ancient Glory

Part one of three on the Eternal City, this episode resurrects the rubble and brings back to life the capital of the ancient world.

3:30 pmTravelscope Istanbul: At the Crossroads of History

Joseph investigates the city's past and explores bazaars and Istanbul's many historic neighborhoods.

4:00 pmLidia's Kitchen Two Savory Soups and Ligurian Focaccia

Sometimes all you need is a little soup and a little bread. Lidia bakes a Focaccia Genovese and serves it with Le Marche Style Bean Soup prepared with sweet and mellow cabbage. With a few pantry ingredients, she creates a simple and hearty Country Onion Soup.

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

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Barbecued Pulled Chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for electric charcoal starters. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of ice cream cones. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaste...

5:00 pmBurt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Touring Ireland

Visit Ireland's great pilgrimage sites, follow the trails of St. Patrick and learn about Guinness.

5:30 pmSmart Travels With Rudy Maxa Ireland's West Coast

Shop for Celtic jewelry, take boat trip to the fabled Aran Islands & sample Irish folk music.

6:00 pmSmart Travels With Rudy Maxa Dublin and Beyond

Explore Trinity College, the Book of Kells, the Guinness Brewery and the hillsides of Glendalough.

6:30 pmTommy Makem's Ireland

The Irish folksinger visits pubs, churches, castles and cliffs from Dublin to the Dingle Peninsula.

7:30 pmTommy Makem's Ireland

The Irish folksinger visits pubs, churches, castles and cliffs from Dublin to the Dingle Peninsula.

8:30 pmBurt Wolf: Travels & Traditions The Lands of St. Patrick, Ireland

Visit St. Patrick's original church and the mystic pilgrimage sites of Lough Derg and Croagh Patrick.

9:00 pmRick Steves' Europe The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands

Explore the rugged Aran Islands, a castle at a medieval folk banquet and the Dingle Peninsula.

9:30 pmBurt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Dublin, Ireland

Visit the Guinness brewery, learn the origin of the Guinness Book of Records & tour the local pubs.

10:00 pmRick Steves' Europe Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland

Enjoy some Irish whiskey and music after getting a peak at the politically charged neighborhoods.

10:30 pmRick Steves' Europe South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry

Scenic charms include Waterford's crystal factory and Kinsale's star-shaped fortresses.

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

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 unco...

11:30 pmSimply Ming

On this episode of Simply Ming it is all about basting, a technique chef's use that's great for home cooks too. Chef Michael Schlow cooks with Ming and shows that basting is as easy as a flick of the wrist as we cook on the fly on Simply Ming.

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