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Pledge Programs for Wed July 17, 2013

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12:00 amCoastal Cooking With John Shields Ready, Set, Party

Shrimp feed and lobster salad with George Davis on the scenic coast of Gibson Island, Maryland.

12:30 amRick Steves' Europe Classics Greek Islands

Island-hopping, we visit touristy and exotic Santorini and get familiar with the Aegean ferries.

1:00 amEssential Pépin Souper Soups for Supper

Tomato Chowder with Mollet Eggs, Black Bean Soup with Bananas and Garlic Soup are served.

1:30 amAmerica's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Grilled Beef Satay. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his top picks for saute pans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to making quick Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps at home.

2:00 amChef John Besh's New Orleans

Chilled Tomato Soup with Tapenade, Trout Amandine and Buttermilk Panna Cotta are prepared.

2:30 amMartha 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.

3:00 amHometime Timber Shed Roof Framing

The crew pre-builds timber frame style roof trusses inside and re-assembles them on site.

3:30 amRick Steves' Europe Classics Greek Islands

Island-hopping, we visit touristy and exotic Santorini and get familiar with the Aegean ferries.

4:00 amBurt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Florence, Italy

Burt, travel expert Steve Perillo and Burt's youngest son Nicholas, spend a week in Florence, learning how to buy gloves that fit properly, who makes the finest jewelry boxes, and the art of coloring marbled paper. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren...

4:30 amEssential Pépin Souper Soups for Supper

Tomato Chowder with Mollet Eggs, Black Bean Soup with Bananas and Garlic Soup are served.

5:00 amIt's Sew Easy Insider Tips

It's Sew Easy offers a novel approach to sewing that focuses on contemporary style, not age. Designers from across the country share their expertise, showing easy ways to create great sewing projects without the stress of perfection.

5:30 amScheewe Art Workshop Spring Blossoms

Blossoms of tulips, primroses and narcissi can be painted using delicate hues or bright jewel tones.

6:00 amPati's Mexican Table Tomatillos

Salsa Verde with Avocado and Queso Fresco, Chicken in a Tomatillo, Chipotle and Brown Sugar Sauce.

6:30 amThe Cooking Odyssey Trikala

Chef Yianni demonstrates how to make Hortopita, Souvlakia, and Tzatziki.

7:00 amClodagh's Irish Food Trails Wickow and Dublin

Clodagh visits Idas Trout Farm and learns how to prepare garlic Dublin Bay prawns.

7:30 amRachel's Favorite Food for Living Holiday Memories

Host Rachel Allen recreates some memorable dishes she enjoyed on vacation, including Zac's Aztec soup, baked fish, basil and prawn pate, and pannacotta.

8:00 amArt Wolfe's Travels to the Edge The Kingdom of Bhutan

Art discovers mountainside monasteries, sacred festivals and chanting monks in a spiritual nation.

8:30 amGrannies on Safari Varanasi - India's Spiritual Capital & Bangalore - A Commercial Star

The Grannies make a pilgrimage on bicycle rickshaws to the "Ganga Ma" or Mother Ganges.

9:00 amAsk This Old House Installing a Toilet / Patching a Lawn With Grass Seed

Plumbing expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a toilet in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

9:30 amRough Cut: Woodworking With Tommy Mac Free Standing Deck

Tommy will focus on the basics of frame construction and installing a solid support system.

10:00 amGarden SMART

"GardenSMART" is a "hands in the dirt" experience that features expert knowledge from horticulturists in fantastic garden locations. Hosted by plantsman Eric Johnson.

10:30 amKatie Brown Workshop Gifts

Presents include Granola, matzo ball soup, tomato sauce and croutons and a custom gift-wrap tags.

11:00 amSewing with Nancy: 30th Anniversary

Reminisce with Nancy and a studio audience as she takes you behind the scenes over the past 30 years of Sewing With Nancy. Celebrate past and present memorable experiences with Nancy's special guests.

12:00 pmTaste This! Texas Bbq

Traveling to gourmet and organic markets throughout the United States, Chef Joe Ciminera invites culinary experts to enlighten viewers with their knowledge on a wide variety of food topics.

12:30 pmThe Cooking Odyssey Tzia

Chef Yianni makes the local specialty "Paspala" and "Spanakorizo".

1:00 pmPrimal Grill with Steven Raichlen Special Edition

Grilling guru Steven Raichlen shares some of his favorite recipes and talks about his travels on the world's "barbecue trail." Steven ventured to 30 countries in order to bring viewers of every grilling level - veterans and novices alike - an impressive collection of full-flavored, imaginative and easy-to-follow recipes.

2:00 pmRick Steves' Europe Travel Skills

RICK STEVES' EUROPE TRAVEL SKILLS distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into an information-rich two-hour special. Shot on his favorite 3,000-mile "Best of Europe" loop - Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London - Rick covers planning an itinerary, hu...

4:00 pmEat & Cook Healthy! With Dr. John La Puma

Physician John La Puma ("Chef MD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine") shares simple, nutritious recipes that will leave you with more energy. Learn how to make saffron scallop, shrimp and chickpea paella and several other tasty, healthy dishes.

5:30 pmMartha Stewart's Cooking School Grains

By now we all know that eating whole grains is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, and supermarket shelves are stocked with a greater variety than ever before. Martha provides an overview of the most popular grains, including quinoa and bulgur wheat, and teaches the different cooking methods. You'll be inspired to prep...

6:00 pmJoanne Weir's Cooking Class Wild Mushroom Lasagna & Grilled Pepper Salad

Joanne unlocks the mystery of preparing lasagna using dry pasta and grills peppers over a gas stove.

6:30 pmBaking With Julia Esther McManus

Esther McManus makes Almond Croissants, Chocolate Croissants, Pate filled Croissants and Basteeya.

7:00 pmLidia's Italy in America Chicago: Chicago's Italian Beef Sandwich

Pasta with Lentils, Italian Beef Sandwich and Lemon Ice for a refreshing dessert are prepared.

7:30 pmCook's Country From America's Test Kitchen Grilling

Grilled Thin-Cut Pork Chops, Grilled Potato Hobo Packs and Grilled Lemon Chicken

8:00 pmJoanne Weir's Cooking Confidence Simply Elegant

Bruschetta Salad with Prosciutto di San Daniele and Greens and Clams with Chorizo and Orange.

8:30 pmMartha Stewart's Cooking School Grains

By now we all know that eating whole grains is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, and supermarket shelves are stocked with a greater variety than ever before. Martha provides an overview of the most popular grains, including quinoa and bulgur wheat, and teaches the different cooking methods. You'll be inspired to prep...

9:00 pmAsk This Old House Installing a Toilet / Patching a Lawn With Grass Seed

Plumbing expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a toilet in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

9:30 pmRick Steves' Europe Classics West Turkey

We visit the ancient sites of Ephesus and Aphrodisias, meander up the Meander River, and eat Turkish pizza.

10:00 pmRudy Maxa's World Nova Scotia & Newfoundland

The charming fishing towns of Nova Scotia and the vast wilderness of Newfoundland are highlighted.

10:30 pmLidia's Italy in America Chicago: Chicago's Italian Beef Sandwich

Pasta with Lentils, Italian Beef Sandwich and Lemon Ice for a refreshing dessert are prepared.

11:00 pmCook's Country From America's Test Kitchen Grilling

Grilled Thin-Cut Pork Chops, Grilled Potato Hobo Packs and Grilled Lemon Chicken

11:30 pmJoanne Weir's Cooking Class Wild Mushroom Lasagna & Grilled Pepper Salad

Joanne unlocks the mystery of preparing lasagna using dry pasta and grills peppers over a gas stove.

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