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Spring (#310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Over many generations, preservation techniques developed to help humans cope with the scarcity of the season. The adherence to seasonality at Faviken means that these techniques are maintained and the restaurant can continue serving food throughout the barren months. This episode explores the ways that the Scandinavian people have survived winter through the practice of preservation and aging.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 11:30am

Hustle (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Roll up your sleeves and learn why hustle is at the core of the restaurant game. Chef Hamilton meets up with an old friend to talk about harder times and the joys of cooking humble and memorable dishes.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 8:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me

Creation (#311H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Chef Nilsson depends on his network of local purveyors to keep the restaurant supplied. If there is a shortage of one ingredient, they work together to find a more abundant alternative. Because everything is sourced in a 100-mile radius, the seasons play a big part in availability. As a result, the needs and supply constantly shift between the restaurant and purveyor, but their close relationship ensures that diners are never left hungry. This episode examines the connection to locality hat Chef Nilsson views as a staple of his cooking philosophy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

Napkin (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Explore both contemporary and classic Italian culture with Chef Hamilton as she takes in the century-old work around her that's grounded in tradition and respect, but also quiet and not for personal gain.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 8:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me

France (#312H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

As a young cook out of culinary school, Magnus Nilsson found himself living in France and looking for a job. He convinced legendary chef Pascal Barbot of l'Alstrance to give him a shot. Once there, Magnus saw the possibilities of cooking open up in front of him. He was introduced to new techniques and flavors, but the most valuable lesson he learned was how to care for ingredients. This episode explores Magnus's time in France and visits with the people and places that had a profound impact on his cooking philosophy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

Evolution (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Venture into the unknown with Chef Hamilton as she explores what's next for her career and the challenges associated with making the decision to step away from life in the kitchen. Jacques Pepin demonstrates techniques and Mario Batali offers advice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me

Traditions (#313H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Outside of running the kitchen at Faviken, Chef Magnus Nilsson devotes his time to researching Nordic cultures. He travels throughout Scandinavia meeting people whose means of subsistence is tied to the past. This episode examines Chef Nilsson's motivation for documenting and preserving cultural heritage through writing and photography as he visits the Faroe Islands.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

Fire (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Join Chef Kinch as he explores how a devastating restaurant fire changed and improved him. He also prepares some dishes that came out of that challenging period of his life, with one of them being a new signature dish.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 8:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me

Locality (#314H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

When Chef Nilsson develops a dish at Faviken, he pays careful attention to the unique properties of an ingredient. Through research and recipe testing, the components of a dish are combined with the aim of preserving their natural quintessence. "The Creation of a Dish" follows the life cycle of an ingredient as it transforms from is organic state into a dish at his restaurant.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

Legacy (#410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Learn how David inspired past Manresa chefs Jeremy Fox and James Syhabout and how they've shaped dishes on Manresa's menu. He recreates one of the dishes that informed all of his cooking today and looks toward the future with Manresa Bread.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 8:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me

Documentation (#315H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Before moving to France to learn about cooking professionally, Chef Magnus Nilsson's main culinary influences were his mother, aunt, and grandparents. They cooked traditional dishes for family dinners while Magnus observed. When he returned from France to being working at Faviken, the influence of traditional Swedish cooking remained. In this episode, we examine how the bonds of heritage help to forge the identities of families and indviduals.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

Ocean (#411H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Watch David take the muscular abalone and transform it into something soft and supple in abalone porridge, one of his signature dishes. Surfing inspires another signature dish, and a visit with Eric Ripert highlights the simple elegance of sashimi.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 8:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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