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Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails (Episode #1302)

KQED World: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

Merrilees Parker, Padma Lakshmi, Tyler Florence and Peter Gordon travel the world to see how control of the spice trails has made great cities and destroyed ancient civilizations. Our guides travel from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia, the original home of cloves and nutmeg, to the Indian province of Kerala, with its native pepper and cardamom. Leaving behind Sri Lanka's sublime cinnamon, they cross the oceans on Arab dhows, Chinese treasure junks and Portuguese caravels, in search of the world's flavor. Other stops along the trail include Venice, Beirut, Cairo, China, Spain and the Caribbean. Viewers will discover the secret spice blends that define the great cuisines of the world, including Jamaican jerk seasoning, Indian garam masala, Chinese 5-spice powder and Middle Eastern harissa.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Myanmar (Episode #1301)

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

Megan McCormick starts her journey in Yangon with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Next she visits Inle Lake and then heads to the Shan Palace in the town of Hsipaw, where she uncovers a centuries-old tribal rivalry. Megan travels by train to Mandalay to visit the golden Mahamuni Buddha and to try her hand at puppetry. She makes her way to the Chin State and then on to Bagan, once the capital city. Megan's last stop is the Rahkine State where she boards a boat to Ngapali Beach, the ultimate beach destination.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Paris City Guide 2 (Episode #1223)

KQED World: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

Justine and Adela travel to the City of Light. Justine strolls through the Luxembourg Gardens, discovers eclectic artwork and uncovers culinary secrets at the Cordon Bleu. Adela wanders through the Musee d'Orsay, visits a gay boulangerie in the Marais, and chats with British designer Vivienne Westwood at the couture shows. Touring the Palace of Versailles, she learns about Marie Antoinette and back in Paris, she follows the controversial queen's path to the guillotine. Adela's trip is complete with a glimpse of the Mona Lisa, a ride up the Eiffel Tower and a visit to the Moulin Rouge.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Alps & Lapland (Episode #1230)

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

In Norwegian Lapland, Holly travels by dogsled south from Alta toward the Sami people's most important celebration - the Easter Festival, where she enters the annual reindeer racing competition. She then departs for the Finnmarksvidda Plateau to round up more than 800 reindeer and to glimpse the famous Northern Lights. She heads to the Alps, where she treks through the Italian Dolomites to the Via Ferratae. Holly's next climb takes her to Zermatt in Switzerland, where she scales the awe-inspiring Matterhorn.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
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