P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table
Gardening expert P. Allen Smith offers new and exciting ways to combine the gardening and dining experience. The recipes incorporate seasonal, straight-from-the-garden ingredients while also honoring Allen's Southern heritage. In addition, each episode also showcases creations by chefs from around the country. Throughout the series, Allen's gardening tips and cooking tricks show viewers how to incorporate the garden-to-table concept into their lifestyle. Another regular segment spotlights Allen's ideas for creating beautiful table settings, or "tablescapes," for any occasion by using elements from the garden.
P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table Previous Broadcasts
Salad Greens (Episode #107H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
P. Allen Smith demonstrates the ease of growing your own salad greens. This episode explores the vocabulary and range of "greens." Allen steps into the garden and shows off some of his favorites. Plus, learn how to make an appetizing Nicoise salad for your next dinner party.
- KQED Life: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
"Egg"Cellent! (Episode #106H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
In this episode, P. Allen Smith showcases the egg. Allen visits chef Patrick Herron to learn about duck eggs and make some incredible desserts. Plus, we learn about a rare breed of heritage ducks called Aylesburys and what's being done to protect them. Allen also gets to crack the mystery behind the amazing chemistry involved while cooking with eggs. Finally, Allen shares some delicious recipes including a red pepper frittata.
Harvest Festival (Episode #105H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
P. Allen Smith is celebrating the fall harvest at the farm with a lot of friends. If you love autumn, this is the episode for you! Allen shares several delicious recipes like his mouthwatering pumpkin creme brulee and roasted chicken and pumpkin stew. Plus, chef Ashley Christenson is on hand to help Allen harvest sweet potatoes and, in turn, she shows him how to make a simple sweet potato dish with honey mustard and brown sugar. Allen also talks to a guest about Southern cuisine and shows us what he did to decorate for the big party by using sumac branches as chandeliers!
Orchard Fruit (Episode #104H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
P. Allen Smith shares with us the many things you can do with orchard fruit, including a crunchy pear salad, grilled nectarines with bleu cheese and a refreshing peach beverage. Allen decorates a festive fall table using apples. Allen pays a visit to an expert on peaches and takes us on a tour of his orchard at the farm.
- KQED Life: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 9:00 AM