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
The Emergence of Spring (Episode #109H)
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
P. Allen Smith picks dandelions - not to make wishes but to create a salad! Allen also steps into the garden to plant asparagus. Plus, Allen makes an amazing tablescape using daffodils.
Backyard Farming (Episode #108H)
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
P. Allen Smith shows how you can take even the smallest outdoor spaces and turn them into your own mini-farm. Allen demonstrates how to use straw bales to create raised beds. And if you love honey, find out how to maintain a beehive right in your own back yard!
- KQED Life: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
Salad Greens (Episode #107H)
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
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: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
"Egg"Cellent! (Episode #106H)
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
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: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 1:00 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!