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
Crazy for Berries (Episode #113H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
Allen visits a you-pick-em strawberry operation and then demonstrates how to put them to use in the kitchen to make refreshing strawberry lemonade. We'll also hear a short history lesson on the "Indian Series" of blackberries and how they were developed and get ideas for using blueberries in your landscaping.
Amber Waves of Grain (Episode #112H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
P. Allen Smith visits with a neighboring wheat farmer and talks about what it takes to grow hundreds of acres of grain. Allen also visits the rice capital of the world in Stuttgart, Arkansas during one of its busiest times of the year. Allen also shows us how to put grains to use in the kitchen with a couple of his favorite recipes.
- KQED Life: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
Bunches of Blueberries (Episode #102H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 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.
The Joy of Canning (Episode #110H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
P. Allen Smith invites Aunt Genny over to learn her secrets of canning. Allen also shares with us how he makes one of his favorite marmalades using mandarin oranges, and then puts it to use making a delightful cake. Finally, Allen takes a tour of an old-fashioned canning company.
The Emergence of Spring (Episode #109H)
KQED Life: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
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.
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