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
Follow The Pig (Episode #303H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jun 30, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
Allen takes viewers on a true farm-to-table journey in this episode as he "follows the pig" in Kansas City by visiting a local farm that raises grain-fed pork and a local butcher shop that only selects locally raised and steroid- free meat. And you can't visit Kansas City without trying some of the best BBQ in the country. Allen visits with a long time employee at the famous Arthur Bryant's restaurant to get some tips on smoking meat.
There's More Than Meets The Arc (Episode #302H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jun 23, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
Allen is in St. Louis, Missouri where he visits Schlayfly Bottleworks, a local brewery and restaurant that grows and serves fresh vegetables from their garden. Also in St. Louis, the chef at Five Bistro shares a special recipe and Allen makes the famous gooey butter cake, a little far-fetched from homegrown BUT, a true St. Louis experience.
- KQED Life: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
The Rite of Spring (Episode #301H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jun 16, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
Allen is preparing for a fun-filled Spring celebration at the farm. He shows us how to take elements from the garden and the spice rack to make natural Easter egg dyes. He also offers advice on preparing for the celebration days in advance. Plus, we learn how to make mint ice cubes and a delicious Mint Tea Punch. Recipes include a Spring Salad and Walnut Sherry Dressing recipe and a great way to use extra mustard in your fridge to make a lamb rub.