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12:00 amHubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef The Secret of Stock

While some store-bought convenience products are acceptable to chefs, there's just no comparing canned broth with a fragrant, rich homemade version. After demonstrating a classic beef stock, Chef Keller uses it to make a trendy Asian hot pot offering and one of France's most beloved Sunday supper meals. Savory Beef Broth; S...

12:30 amRick Steves' Europe Eastern Turkey

Visit Abraham's 4000-year-old home town and tour one of the world's biggest dams.

1:00 amLidia's Kitchen Waste Not Want Not!

A creamy Risotto, Veal Stew with Onion and Squash and Bread Pudding with Pears are served.

1:30 amCook's Country From America's Test Kitchen Chicken for Everyone!

Perfect One-Pan Roast Chicken and Vegetables and ultimate Chicken Chimichangas are prepared.

2:00 amNeven Maguire: Home Chef

Neven visits Waterford Castle and head chef Michael Quinn, who prepares Leg of Lamb Steaks.

2:30 amEat! Drink! Italy! with Vic Rallo

Copicollo Two Ways with charcuterie master Mark Buzzio; Tagliarini with Cuttlefish, Sea Urchin and Sardines with chef Massimo Belliteri in Sicily; Friuli winemaker Gianfranco Gallo discusses the Green Harvest and Batonage methods of winemaking; Bruscetta with Sausage and Mozzarella with fashion designer Antonio Moretti in S...

3:00 amAsk This Old House Installing A Clawfoot Tub with Shower/installing A

Richard visits a historic home in Mobile, Alabama, and installs a clawfoot tub with shower. Tom installs a permanent fire escape ladder in a bedroom. Roger shows the best way to prune trees. And the guys ask, "What is it?"

3:30 amRick Steves' Europe Eastern Turkey

Visit Abraham's 4000-year-old home town and tour one of the world's biggest dams.

4:00 amRudy Maxa's World Four Great Cities of Asia

A look at Tokyo, Delhi, Seoul and Bangkok illustrates the remarkable evolution of the mega-city.

4:30 amLidia's Kitchen Waste Not Want Not!

A creamy Risotto, Veal Stew with Onion and Squash and Bread Pudding with Pears are served.

5:00 amSewing with Nancy Knock Out Knits, Part 2

Learn to make trendy flounces, ruffles, and pleats to update a basic tee. Light as a feather flounces created with circles, soft graceful ruffled strips, and easy retro pleats are among the flattering variations used to create upscale T-shirt fashions. Nancy and Designer Donna Fenske make stylish tees with ease using update...

5:30 amThe Best of the Joy of Painting Pretty Autumn Day

Visit Bob Ross as he paints a beautiful Autumn day down in the valley; enjoy all the fantastic colors!

6:00 amChef John Besh's Family Table

Pork and Sausage Jambalaya; Crabmeat Eggplant Dressing; Cornbread.

6:30 amFarm with Ian Knauer Making Your Own Blt & Beer

Ian shows how to make your own bacon without the use of dangerous nitrites or chemicals.

7:00 amDelicious Tv's Vegan Mashup Healthy On A Budget

Delicious TV's spin off series, Vegan Mashup, is an entertaining and informative cooking show. Hosts, cookbook authors Terry Hope Romero, Toni Fiore, and Miyoko Schinner share some of their favorite recipes, bringing along some exciting celebrity guest chefs to mix it up.

7:30 amThe Jazzy Vegetarian Spectacular Summer Salads

Host Laura Theodore prepares flavorsome salads featuring seasonal, local produce. Main dish options include, "Penne and Black Bean Salad"- a jazzy twist on a classic cold pasta dish, and colorful "Red Quinoa and Avocado Salad" highlights tempting textures. "Easy Summer Cucumber Salad" adds a crunchy sweet and sour flair to ...

8:00 amSmart Travels With Rudy Maxa Seattle

Explore the vibrant downtown in this hip happening urban center surrounded by natural beauty.

8:30 amPedal America From Liquor Bottle to Water Bottle - Chicago, Illinois

Ira David pedals along The Windy City's magnificent lakefront and downtown neighborhoods.

9:00 amHometime Creekside Home Yardscapes

See how stone, pavers and plants complement the new home exterior.

9:30 amWoodsmith Shop Planter Box & Outdoor Bench

The editors of Woodsmith magazine cover the best ways to build and protect a planter box and an outdoor bench.

10:00 amThe Victory Garden

Off the coast of Maine, catch lobster and learn about the sustainability issues faced by the local captains. Then meet a unique man who's discovered a way of life that feeds his soul while harvesting seaweed to feed others. Staying on the water, head to Maryland and learn about the virtues of oyster farms and their critical...

10:30 amFor Your Home Landscape Makeover

The crew transplanted trees, roses and lowers to improve the appearance of the home's front yard.

11:00 amSewing with Nancy Knock Out Knits, Part 2

Learn to make trendy flounces, ruffles, and pleats to update a basic tee. Light as a feather flounces created with circles, soft graceful ruffled strips, and easy retro pleats are among the flattering variations used to create upscale T-shirt fashions. Nancy and Designer Donna Fenske make stylish tees with ease using update...

11:30 amThe Best of the Joy of Painting Pretty Autumn Day

Visit Bob Ross as he paints a beautiful Autumn day down in the valley; enjoy all the fantastic colors!

12:00 pmChef John Besh's Family Table

Pork and Sausage Jambalaya; Crabmeat Eggplant Dressing; Cornbread.

12:30 pmFarm with Ian Knauer Making Your Own Blt & Beer

Ian shows how to make your own bacon without the use of dangerous nitrites or chemicals.

1:00 pmDelicious Tv's Vegan Mashup Healthy On A Budget

Delicious TV's spin off series, Vegan Mashup, is an entertaining and informative cooking show. Hosts, cookbook authors Terry Hope Romero, Toni Fiore, and Miyoko Schinner share some of their favorite recipes, bringing along some exciting celebrity guest chefs to mix it up.

1:30 pmThe Jazzy Vegetarian Spectacular Summer Salads

Host Laura Theodore prepares flavorsome salads featuring seasonal, local produce. Main dish options include, "Penne and Black Bean Salad"- a jazzy twist on a classic cold pasta dish, and colorful "Red Quinoa and Avocado Salad" highlights tempting textures. "Easy Summer Cucumber Salad" adds a crunchy sweet and sour flair to ...

2:00 pmSmart Travels With Rudy Maxa Seattle

Explore the vibrant downtown in this hip happening urban center surrounded by natural beauty.

2:30 pmPedal America From Liquor Bottle to Water Bottle - Chicago, Illinois

Ira David pedals along The Windy City's magnificent lakefront and downtown neighborhoods.

3:00 pmRick Steves' Europe The Best of Sicily

The eerie skeletons in a Cappuccin crypt, mosaics of Monreale and the fiery rim of Mount Etna.

3:30 pmWoodsmith Shop Planter Box & Outdoor Bench

The editors of Woodsmith magazine cover the best ways to build and protect a planter box and an outdoor bench.

4:00 pmThe Victory Garden

Off the coast of Maine, catch lobster and learn about the sustainability issues faced by the local captains. Then meet a unique man who's discovered a way of life that feeds his soul while harvesting seaweed to feed others. Staying on the water, head to Maryland and learn about the virtues of oyster farms and their critical...

4:30 pmFor Your Home Landscape Makeover

The crew transplanted trees, roses and lowers to improve the appearance of the home's front yard.

5:00 pmHometime Creekside Home Yardscapes

See how stone, pavers and plants complement the new home exterior.

5:30 pmEat! Drink! Italy! with Vic Rallo

Agli Amici Bottarga with chef Emanuele Scarello in Udine; Rigatoni with Fresh Anchovies and Fennel with chef Salvatore Giordano in Sicily; winemaker Roberto Pighin discusses Pinot Grigio and the Collio region of Friuli.

6:00 pmSara's Weeknight Meals Soups On!

Seafood Gazpacho, New Orleans-inspired Red Beans and Rice Soup and Sunny Squash Soup are made.

6:30 pmBaking With Julia Leslie Mackie

Pastry chef Leslie Mackie bakes an assortment of tarts and pies.

7:00 pmLidia's Italy in America From Walken's Bakery to Scialo's Bakery

Lidia prepares Boston Cream Cupcakes, Almond Pine Nut Cookies and Lemon Granita.

7:30 pmAmerica's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated

Florentine Lace Cookies are created at Lakota Bakery outside of Boston. Almond Biscotti is made.

8:00 pmNick Stellino Cooking With Friends Elise Wiggins, Chocolate and Cherry Cake

Recipes for Pork Chops with Nancibella Sauce and Chocolate and Cherry Cake are shared.

8:30 pmEat! Drink! Italy! with Vic Rallo

Agli Amici Bottarga with chef Emanuele Scarello in Udine; Rigatoni with Fresh Anchovies and Fennel with chef Salvatore Giordano in Sicily; winemaker Roberto Pighin discusses Pinot Grigio and the Collio region of Friuli.

9:00 pmHometime Creekside Home Yardscapes

See how stone, pavers and plants complement the new home exterior.

9:30 pmRick Steves' Europe The Best of Sicily

The eerie skeletons in a Cappuccin crypt, mosaics of Monreale and the fiery rim of Mount Etna.

10:00 pmBurt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Venice, Italy

Burt is joined by travel expert, Steve Perillo for a tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what's cooking in some of the best restaurants...

10:30 pmLidia's Italy in America From Walken's Bakery to Scialo's Bakery

Lidia prepares Boston Cream Cupcakes, Almond Pine Nut Cookies and Lemon Granita.

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

Florentine Lace Cookies are created at Lakota Bakery outside of Boston. Almond Biscotti is made.

11:30 pmSara's Weeknight Meals Soups On!

Seafood Gazpacho, New Orleans-inspired Red Beans and Rice Soup and Sunny Squash Soup are made.

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