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
Farming with Water (Episode #210H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Seventy percent of the earth's surface is covered with water and so is its most important grain, rice. In this episode of Garden to Table, Allen visits a rice field in the peak of harvest. Allen also tests your grain vocabulary and a guest chef has an ingenious way of removing caramel from a bowl with water.
Beans & Things (Episode #209H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
In this episode of Garden to Table, P. Allen Smith is harvesting beans for use in the kitchen. Allen also visits a soybean farm and has some gardening tips for planting asparagus beans. And food trucks are taking the nation by storm... a visit with one that is dedicated to keeping it green.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
Going Underground (Episode #208H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Get your shovel and trowel ready. P. Allen Smith is getting down and dirty in this episode of Garden to Table. Allen is pulling root vegetables out of the ground and putting them on a plate. Allen demonstrates a gorgeous tablescape idea for your next brunch.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
America's First Food (Episode #207H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
P. Allen Smith visits Monticello, the home of our third president and first foodie. At Thomas Jefferson's home Allen heads to the garden to see what is being harvested for their annual festival. Allen also goes inside Monticello to see what a dining experience in the home would have been like in the early 1800s.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
Soul Food (Episode #206H)
KQED Life: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
In this episode of Garden to Table, P. Allen Smith traces the origins of Soul Food. Allen also heads to the garden to harvest okra and then puts it to use in the kitchen. And a look at a festival in the South dedicated to the purple hull pea.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
Edible Landscaping (Episode #205H)
KQED Life: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
P. Allen Smith searches the suburbs of Chicago and finds a front yard filled with edible flora. Allen also makes a stop at the nation's first certified organic rooftop farm. Back in Arkansas Allen demonstrates Plus, a tablescape design from a 19th century plantation home.