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12:00 amThe Cooking Odyssey Rapsani/olympos

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.

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 Italy in America Shrimping, Crabbing and Clamming

Lidia makes Shrimp Scampi, Crab Cakes and Baked Clams Oreganato, for a feast from the sea.

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

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Fluffy Cornmeal Pancakes. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of multigrain bread. Next, Chris shares the top 10 cooking tips from the test kitchen. And finally, test cook Erin McMurrer uncovers the secrets to making English Mu...

2:00 amJoanne Weir's Cooking Class Salmon With Herb Sauce & Orange Olive Oil Cake

Olive Oil and Orange-Essence Cake with Soft Cream and Crisp Salmon with Green Herb and Caper Sauce.

2:30 amChef John Besh's Family Table

Crab-Stuffed Avocados; Jalapeno Cheese Grits; Easy Pork Grillades.

3:00 amAsk This Old House

Tom demonstrates many uses for a router. Richard replaces an air conditioning unit that freezes when it runs. 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 South Africa: Garden Route & Wine Country

A beautiful drive on a rugged, gorgeous coastline includes a visit to the village of Franschhoek.

4:30 amLidia's Italy in America Shrimping, Crabbing and Clamming

Lidia makes Shrimp Scampi, Crab Cakes and Baked Clams Oreganato, for a feast from the sea.

5:00 amMartha's Sewing Room Continuous Border Embroidery

A christening gown with continuous border embroidery and a hand embroidered fishbone stitch.

5:30 amThe Best of the Joy of Painting Warm Summer Day

The days of summer provide such cherished memories; this Bob Ross painting will inspire your imagination for years to come.

6:00 amTaste This! Grilling on the 16th Floor

Chef Joe prepares sausages, steaks and vegetables on a state of the art, outdoor, portable grill.

6:30 amChef John Besh's New Orleans

Chop Salad, Redfish Courtbouillon and delicious Strawberry Sorbet are served.

7:00 amThe Jazzy Vegetarian Lunch Bunch

Four-Ingredient Leek Soup, Avocado and Black Bean Confetti Salad and Fancy Chickpea Salad are made.

7:30 amChristina Cooks

Aren't the holidays great?! The lights, the music, the parties...the fat, the sugar, the calories...the extra pounds. In this episode, we'll take a 'holiday' from heavy foods without missing out on any of the traditional feasting of the season.

8:00 amSmart Travels With Rudy Maxa Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Visit stunning white stone cities, azure waters, an emperor's palace, timeless towns and fortresses.

8:30 amEquitrekking Great National Parks

Explore Bryce Canyon, the Great Smokey Mountains, Yellowstone and Alaska's Kenai Fjords and more.

9:00 amHometime Creekside Home Stone

The crew uses natural stone for durability and beauty.

9:30 amWoodsmith Shop Curved-Lid Treasure Box

Learn the secrets to turning a few hours of time and a few pieces of wood into an elegant small box.

10:00 amThe Victory Garden Urban Oasis

Go coast to coast today, starting with host Jamie Durie's visit to a city oasis that sits atop the Frank Gehry-designed Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Then, what do the rapper 50-Cent, actress Bette Midler and the Broadway show Wicked all have in common? Victory gardens!

10:30 amFor Your Home Improving Your View

Designer Normand Couture shows how to decorate a living room with contemporary style and flare.

11:00 amMartha's Sewing Room Continuous Border Embroidery

A christening gown with continuous border embroidery and a hand embroidered fishbone stitch.

11:30 amThe Best of the Joy of Painting Warm Summer Day

The days of summer provide such cherished memories; this Bob Ross painting will inspire your imagination for years to come.

12:00 pmTaste This! Grilling on the 16th Floor

Chef Joe prepares sausages, steaks and vegetables on a state of the art, outdoor, portable grill.

12:30 pmChef John Besh's New Orleans

Chop Salad, Redfish Courtbouillon and delicious Strawberry Sorbet are served.

1:00 pmThe Jazzy Vegetarian Lunch Bunch

Four-Ingredient Leek Soup, Avocado and Black Bean Confetti Salad and Fancy Chickpea Salad are made.

1:30 pmChristina Cooks

Aren't the holidays great?! The lights, the music, the parties...the fat, the sugar, the calories...the extra pounds. In this episode, we'll take a 'holiday' from heavy foods without missing out on any of the traditional feasting of the season.

2:00 pmSmart Travels With Rudy Maxa Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Visit stunning white stone cities, azure waters, an emperor's palace, timeless towns and fortresses.

2:30 pmEquitrekking Great National Parks

Explore Bryce Canyon, the Great Smokey Mountains, Yellowstone and Alaska's Kenai Fjords and more.

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 Curved-Lid Treasure Box

Learn the secrets to turning a few hours of time and a few pieces of wood into an elegant small box.

4:00 pmThe Victory Garden Urban Oasis

Go coast to coast today, starting with host Jamie Durie's visit to a city oasis that sits atop the Frank Gehry-designed Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Then, what do the rapper 50-Cent, actress Bette Midler and the Broadway show Wicked all have in common? Victory gardens!

4:30 pmFor Your Home Improving Your View

Designer Normand Couture shows how to decorate a living room with contemporary style and flare.

5:00 pmHometime Creekside Home Stone

The crew uses natural stone for durability and beauty.

5:30 pmChef John Besh's Family Table

Creamy Anything Cauliflower Soup; Sloppy Joe Sliders; Yogurt Fruit Pops.

6:00 pmMoveable Feast with Fine Cooking

Green Asparagus with Black Truffle Vinaigrette and grilled Pork Belly with Razor Clams are served.

6:30 pmHubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef Ceviche Around the World

Asian-Flavored Tuna Ceviche, Japanese Ceviche with Halibut and Spanish-Flavored Samon Ceviche.

7:00 pmJacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way Perfect Presentations

Lobster Roll Medallions on Spinach Salad, Quick Lamb Stew and Small Berry Custards are prepared.

7:30 pmAmerica's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated A Taste of Spain

Catalan-Style Beef Stew with Mushrooms and Spanish-Style Toasted Pasta with Shrimp are prepared.

8:00 pmMartha Stewart's Cooking School Dumplings

Dumplings are a mainstay in nearly every cuisine across the world. Watch as Martha makes three kinds of dumplings, shaping each according to tradition. She begins with two well-known Italian dumplings, gnocchi and gnudi, then shares her family recipe for Polish pierogi, which has been passed down through generations.

8:30 pmChef John Besh's Family Table

Creamy Anything Cauliflower Soup; Sloppy Joe Sliders; Yogurt Fruit Pops.

9:00 pmHometime Creekside Home Stone

The crew uses natural stone for durability and beauty.

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 Taiwan: A Sense of Place, Part 4

Burt interviews famous Taiwanese-Americans and visits a famous museum and a restaurant in Taiwan.

10:30 pmJacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way Perfect Presentations

Lobster Roll Medallions on Spinach Salad, Quick Lamb Stew and Small Berry Custards are prepared.

11:00 pmAmerica's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated A Taste of Spain

Catalan-Style Beef Stew with Mushrooms and Spanish-Style Toasted Pasta with Shrimp are prepared.

11:30 pmMoveable Feast with Fine Cooking

Green Asparagus with Black Truffle Vinaigrette and grilled Pork Belly with Razor Clams are served.

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