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
Back to Basics (Episode #202H)
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 29, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
P. Allen Smith makes a visit to the Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire. There he tours the vegetable garden and teaches us about the art of broom making. Plus, Allen shares a favorite family recipe - Aunt Antha's Corn Pudding.
Herbs & Roses (Episode #201H)
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 22, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
P. Allen Smith invites James Beard award winning Chef Jerry Traunfeld to help him concoct an herb filled multi-course menu to serve guests attending the dedication of the new rose garden at the Garden Home Retreat. Allen also demonstrates the ease of drying and storing your own herbs. Plus, a mystery solved... is garlic an herb or a vegetable?
- KQED Life: Sat, Dec 28, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
Crazy for Berries (Episode #113H)
KQED Life: Sat, Dec 14, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
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.
Reservations for Two (Episode #313H)
KQED Life: Thu, Dec 5, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
Most cookbook recipes have serving sizes for four or more people. But there are a lot of two-family households out there. Allen shares tips on downsizing a recipe to serve two and also advises about gardening for two. Plus, we'll learn how to prepare a couple of tasty dishes for a romantic dinner.
Celebrating New Beginnings (Episode #312H)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 4, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
Allen shows viewers it's never too late to eat healthy and delicious with homegrown food. He'll show us how to start tomato plants early, share tips on growing sweet peas and prepare delicious and healthy recipes. For dessert, Allen makes super soy cookies!
Festive Entertaining (Episode #311H)
KQED Life: Tue, Dec 3, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
The holiday season is here and Allen is getting ready by preparing a few unique recipes for the big day. He also shows us how to create a very festive dinner table.