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Pledge Programs for Sat December 7, 2013

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12:00 amA Taste of Louisiana With Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage The Battle of New orleans

The victory that changed the course of American history is discussed. John Seago poaches pears.

12:30 amRick Steves' Europe Venice Sidetrips

Visit Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel, climb the Roman Coliseum and view dazzling 1,500-year-old mosaics.

1:00 amLidia's Italy in America From Walken's Bakery to Scialo's Bakery

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

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 amJoanne Weir's Cooking Class Veal Chops With Salad & Pineapple Sorbet

Golden Veal with Arugula and Tomato Salad and Pineapple Sorbet with Olive Oil and Fleur Del Sel.

2:30 amChef John Besh's Family Table

Creamy Heirloom Tomato Soup; The Perfect Frittata; Warm Any Fruit Crumble.

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 Venice Sidetrips

Visit Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel, climb the Roman Coliseum and view dazzling 1,500-year-old mosaics.

4:00 amJoseph Rosendo's Travelscope Nicaragua - Culturally Rich and Naturally Beautifu

Joseph visits Nicaragua and discovers the untouched beauty of the land and a population ready to embrace travelers. In spite of a history of trials and tribulation, today Nicaraguans are a people filled with good cheer and gifted with open hearts. Long overlooked by tourists, the country has preserved what is a treasure che...

4:30 amLidia's Italy in America From Walken's Bakery to Scialo's Bakery

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

5:00 amCraft in America Memory

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

6:00 amCraft in America Landscape

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

7:00 amCraft in America Community

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

8:00 amCraft 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.

9:00 amCraft 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.

10:00 amCraft 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.

11:00 amChef John Besh's Family Table

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

11:30 amSimply Ming Rice Pilaf with Guest Ellie Krieger

Toasted Garlic Quinoa and Coriander Crusted Chicken and Spicy Shrimp over Preserved Lemon Pilaf.

12:00 pmJulia and Jacques Cooking at Home Pork

A classic of the American table--Pork Chops and Applesauce, is the starting point for three Julia and Jacques improvisations.

12:30 pmLidia's Italy in America Lip Smacking Roman Style Saltimbocca

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

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 pmJoanne Weir's Cooking Class Zucchini Blossom Risotto & Lemon-Shrimp Risotto

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

2:00 pmChef John Besh's Family Table

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

2:30 pmThis 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...

3:00 pmRick Steves' Europe Germany's Black Forest and Cologne

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

3:30 pmJoseph 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...

4:00 pmLidia's Italy in America Lip Smacking Roman Style Saltimbocca

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

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 pmCraft in America Memory

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

6:00 pmCraft in America Landscape

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

7:00 pmCraft in America Community

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

8:00 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.

9:00 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.

10:00 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.

11:00 pmAmerica'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.

11:30 pmSimply Ming Rice Pilaf with Guest Ellie Krieger

Toasted Garlic Quinoa and Coriander Crusted Chicken and Spicy Shrimp over Preserved Lemon Pilaf.

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