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12:00 amChef John Besh's Family Table

Pork and Sausage Jambalaya; Crabmeat Eggplant Dressing; Cornbread.

12:30 amRick Steves' Europe The Best of Sicily

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

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 amAmerica's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated

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

2:00 amNick Stellino Cooking With Friends Elise Wiggins, Chocolate and Cherry Cake

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

2:30 amEat! 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.

3:00 amHometime Creekside Home Yardscapes

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

3:30 amRick Steves' Europe The Best of Sicily

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

4:00 amBurt 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...

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 amLap Quilting With Georgia Bonesteel Florida Fabric Success

Take a trip down south to The Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee to view a major quilt exhibition.

5:30 amThe Donna Dewberry Show Serene Scene

Donna shows how to paint irises onto a black wooden room screen and then accents it with stencils.

6:00 amNew Scandinavian Cooking Slow River Dining

Steamed and grilled Asparagus, Fish Cakes, a Fish Terrine and herb roast Chicken are prepared.

6:30 amP. Allen Smith's Garden to Table Reservations For Two

Most cookbook recipes have serving sizes for four or more people. But there are a lot of two-family households out there. Allen shares tips on downsizing a recipe to serve two and also advises about gardening for two. Plus, we'll learn how to prepare a couple of tasty dishes for a romantic dinner.

7:00 amCiao Italia With Mary Ann Esposito Lombardy Cooking/la Cucina Lombarda

Mary Ann Esposito travels around the United States and Rome, Italy in search of recipes that can be prepared in thirty-minutes or less -- perfect for a busy audience that has time to enjoy great Italian food but doesn't always have time to prepare it "the old way."

7:30 amChef's Life Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea

Chef Vivian and her husband, Ben, leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern tradition of "putting up" corn and shares her method for making smoked corn relish. As the episode concludes, a devastating setback threatens their new life.

8:00 amRick Steves' Europe Rick Steves' Andalucia: The Best of Southern Spain

Join Rick as he weaves Andalucia's rich mix of culture, cuisine, history, and natural wonders into a 60-minute special.

9:00 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...

9:30 amRough Cut: Woodworking With Tommy Mac Memory Box

This special episode of Rough Cut features Boston Police Chief Ed David sharing his memories of the Boston Marathon bombings by making a memory box with host Tommy MacDonald. Designed to hold memories of a loved one, the box's design shows how easy it is to build this weekend project at home.

10:00 amP. Allen Smith's Garden Home Getting Ready For Christmas

P. Allen Smith is gearing up for the Christmas Season with tons of fresh greenery and ways to use it inside the home, including fireplace mantles and a children's room. Plus, he shows us how to make simple cinnamon pinecones and other fun holiday luminaries. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.

10:30 amStart Up It Looks Good On You

This series offers viewers an up-close and personal look into the world of the modern American entrepreneur. As complicated as starting a business may seem, the goal is to demystify the process by sharing the real life experiences of average Americans who are taking control of their own destiny while creating jobs for other...

11:00 amLap Quilting With Georgia Bonesteel Florida Fabric Success

Take a trip down south to The Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee to view a major quilt exhibition.

11:30 amThe Donna Dewberry Show Serene Scene

Donna shows how to paint irises onto a black wooden room screen and then accents it with stencils.

12:00 pmNew Scandinavian Cooking Slow River Dining

Steamed and grilled Asparagus, Fish Cakes, a Fish Terrine and herb roast Chicken are prepared.

12:30 pmP. Allen Smith's Garden to Table Reservations For Two

Most cookbook recipes have serving sizes for four or more people. But there are a lot of two-family households out there. Allen shares tips on downsizing a recipe to serve two and also advises about gardening for two. Plus, we'll learn how to prepare a couple of tasty dishes for a romantic dinner.

1:00 pmCiao Italia With Mary Ann Esposito Lombardy Cooking/la Cucina Lombarda

Mary Ann Esposito travels around the United States and Rome, Italy in search of recipes that can be prepared in thirty-minutes or less -- perfect for a busy audience that has time to enjoy great Italian food but doesn't always have time to prepare it "the old way."

1:30 pmChef's Life Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea

Chef Vivian and her husband, Ben, leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern tradition of "putting up" corn and shares her method for making smoked corn relish. As the episode concludes, a devastating setback threatens their new life.

2:00 pmRick Steves' Europe Rick Steves' Andalucia: The Best of Southern Spain

Join Rick as he weaves Andalucia's rich mix of culture, cuisine, history, and natural wonders into a 60-minute special.

3:00 pmRick Steves' Europe Venice Sidetrips

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

3:30 pmRough Cut: Woodworking With Tommy Mac Memory Box

This special episode of Rough Cut features Boston Police Chief Ed David sharing his memories of the Boston Marathon bombings by making a memory box with host Tommy MacDonald. Designed to hold memories of a loved one, the box's design shows how easy it is to build this weekend project at home.

4:00 pmP. Allen Smith's Garden Home Getting Ready For Christmas

P. Allen Smith is gearing up for the Christmas Season with tons of fresh greenery and ways to use it inside the home, including fireplace mantles and a children's room. Plus, he shows us how to make simple cinnamon pinecones and other fun holiday luminaries. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.

4:30 pmStart Up It Looks Good On You

This series offers viewers an up-close and personal look into the world of the modern American entrepreneur. As complicated as starting a business may seem, the goal is to demystify the process by sharing the real life experiences of average Americans who are taking control of their own destiny while creating jobs for other...

5:00 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...

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

Making organic, handpicked olive oil in Sicily; Tortellini di Soave with chef Mara Marcazzan in Verona; winemakers Luca Sabatini and Giancarlo Piubelli discuss the Soave region; Cantucci cookies with Emanuela Stucchi Prinetti (daughter of cooking pioneer Lorenza de Medici) and chef Andrea Gagnesi in Chianti.

6:00 pmSimply Ming

In this episode of Simply Ming, while on the Road in Vancouver, Ming shops for fresh seafood with one of Vancouver's most famous chefs, Hidekazu Tojo, the inventor of the California Roll. Tojo takes Ming to his favorite fish store in Vancouver's Chinatown, then on to buy some fresh Vancouver crab fresh off the boat near the...

6:30 pmEssential Pépin Fruit Fête

Good Lady Apples Bon Femme, Stew of Red Summer Fruit and Braised Pears in a Caramel Sauce are made.

7:00 pmLidia's Kitchen Pork Kabobs and Heavenly Ham

Prune and Pork Kabobs, braised Cabbage with Prosciutto and decadent Ham in Marsala Sauce are made.

7:30 pmCook's Country From America's Test Kitchen Great American Cookout

Baltimore Pit Beef, perfect BBQ Country-Style Ribs and a tasting of ketchup are highlighted.

8:00 pmNeven Maguire: Home Chef

Chef Eugene Callaghan of Kelly's Resort Hotel, Co. Wexford makes a delicious trio of Chicken.

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

Making organic, handpicked olive oil in Sicily; Tortellini di Soave with chef Mara Marcazzan in Verona; winemakers Luca Sabatini and Giancarlo Piubelli discuss the Soave region; Cantucci cookies with Emanuela Stucchi Prinetti (daughter of cooking pioneer Lorenza de Medici) and chef Andrea Gagnesi in Chianti.

9:00 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...

9:30 pmRick Steves' Europe Venice Sidetrips

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

10:00 pmTravelscope Thailand - Bangkok and the River Kwai

Joseph visits markets, palaces and temple, walks through Hellfire Pass and rides the Death Railway.

10:30 pmLidia's Kitchen Pork Kabobs and Heavenly Ham

Prune and Pork Kabobs, braised Cabbage with Prosciutto and decadent Ham in Marsala Sauce are made.

11:00 pmCook's Country From America's Test Kitchen Great American Cookout

Baltimore Pit Beef, perfect BBQ Country-Style Ribs and a tasting of ketchup are highlighted.

11:30 pmSimply Ming

In this episode of Simply Ming, while on the Road in Vancouver, Ming shops for fresh seafood with one of Vancouver's most famous chefs, Hidekazu Tojo, the inventor of the California Roll. Tojo takes Ming to his favorite fish store in Vancouver's Chinatown, then on to buy some fresh Vancouver crab fresh off the boat near the...

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