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
Harvest Festival (Episode #105H)
KQED Life: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
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: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
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: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
Bunches of Blueberries (Episode #102H)
KQED Life: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Allen goes to Oregon to sample several delicious blueberry dishes and visits a plant where they harvest blueberries. Back at the farm, he makes his homemade blueberry muffins. Allen shows how use blueberries as an ornamental plant when he to puts together a "deckscape with a blueberry theme.
- KQED Life: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
Pizza Party (Episode #101H)
KQED Life: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
In P. Allen Smith's first Garden to Table episode, he's throwing a pizza party, and showcases several recipes, including a delicious Greek salad, an easy way to make pizza dough and a fresh strawberry sorbeto. Allen creates a fun tablescape using interesting items from the garden. Also, Allen gives tips on what herbs can be planted together and taken straight from Garden to Table.