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KQED Life: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#905H] Romania Rick and his team tour Romania's vibrant capital, Bucharest, with its "Little Paris of the East" architecture and lingering reminders of a brutal communist dictator. Then they head into Transylvania, where they visit fortified churches, cobbled merchant towns like Sighisoara, and castles made famous by an imported German king and the real-life Dracula. Finally, they explore Maramures, where everyday life still feels like an open-air folk museum. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1609H] Visiting A Great Museum Can Reduce Stress For over 20 years, researchers have been studying the effects of drawing, painting and viewing works of art on brain functions. The results have been astounding. These activities can help prevent memory loss, increase mental fitness, stimulate your brain to grow new neurons, and increase the production of dopamine that improves your sense of wellbeing and the ability to focus your attention. In this program, Burt tours some of the world's great museums, talks to leading artists and medical researchers in order to understand the phenomenon. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    The Great British Baking Show [#102H] Biscuits One week down and 11 amateur bakers remain. Let the biscuit baking begin. The Signature challenge is to create biscuits that go well with a cheese course. For the Technical, the bakers must follow Mary's basic instructions for her Florentines recipe. In the Showstopper, bakers are tasked with creating three-dimensional "biscuit scenes." Who will leave the competition tent? duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Nick Stellino: Storyteller in the Kitchen [#102H] Being Italian Chef Stellino links the myths and complexities of Italian food culture, and an Italian's passion for defending it to the American culture, and California-inspired cooking techniques he lives by today. Dishes include: Salsiccie al sugo (sausages braised in tomato sauce over mashed potatoes) / pasta alla nanci (with ricotta cheese) named for his wife / pasta with shrimp (linguine with shrimp and white wine) / Sicilian fish soup (with curry) / pannacotta (chocolate pudding with berries and mint) duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Mind of A Chef, The [#403H] Rome Follow Gabrielle on a visit to the ancient city, where she makes a parmesan omelet and ravioli. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    On The Road with Vic Rallo: Italy! [#101H] Calabria In this episode of "On the Road with Vic Rallo," Vic explores the region of Calabria. He visits the wine making and agricultural museum at Librandi Winery, and sits down and speaks with Carmelo, the owner of Fattoria della Piana, a cooperative cheese factory. The factory not only produces outstanding cheese, but they are also a self-sufficient ecosystem capable of producing their own energy. Then, Vic tries his hand (no pun intended) at milking a cow. Recipes in this episode include bistecca tagliata and a delicious pulpo salad that is made using ingredients caught just a few miles from the kitchen. duration 25:21   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#1401H] Find Your Voice A new road trip begins! Road-trippers Ariel, Elicia, and Regina set off in the green RV to meet inspiring women in STEM who've forged their own paths. In Boston, they hear why Harvard professor Evelynn Hammonds went from physics to the history of science, and artist Janet Echelman, whose awe-inspiring sculptures sway above cities across the world, shares the importance of finding your own voice. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1619H] Tough Trains: Bolivia Since the 1860s, Bolivia has lost land to all its surrounding countries, leaving it landlocked and without vital access to coastal ports. As compensation, both Chile and Brazil agreed to build railways from Bolivia to their coasts, but they have not received proper investment since. Zay Harding travels along these railways from the Brazilian Pantanal to the Chilean coast. The first stop is Bolivia's agricultural heartland of Santa Cruz, followed by the constitutional capital of Sucre. Zay then heads to Potosi, where he turns his hand to being a miner for the day, followed by a journey to Uyuni, where he visits the Salar de Uyuni - a salt flat rich in both salt and lithium. Zay heads to Bolivia's administrative capital, La Paz, before concluding his trip at the Pacific coast. duration 57:27   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#510H] San Antonio, Texas - More Than The Alamo The finer things in life have always been a big part of the San Antonio experience and there's a slew of attractions to entertain the visitor - the Alamo, Riverwalk, fine dining, music, art - but it's San Antonio's diverse cultures and the way the people love to celebrate that is most impressive. Joseph returns to San Antonio, a town he's visited regularly since 1969, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and introduce viewers to some of his favorite things and shows them why it's said that San Antonio is every Texans' second hometown. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#306] Italy's Veneto & Dolomites Graced with charming cities, countryside villas and precious art, this corner of Northern Italy also features a playground of Alpine peaks and meadows. After a spectacular night at the opera in fair Verona's Roman arena, we set out in search of Giotto's colorful frescoes in Padua and architect Palladio's palatial villas in Vicenza and the surrounding countryside. Then we head for the hills and the dramatic peaks and meadows of the Dolomite mountains. Tips on touring the Veneto countryside, shopping for gold and staying in a mountain inn. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#105] Alternat Nostril Breathing This breathing technique calms nerves and purifies and oxygenates the blood. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#71] The 130 programs are designed to air daily, Monday through Friday. The 15- minute segments are frequently coupled together to fill a 30- minute time slot at the option of local programmers. The first three shows demonstrate and explain three to four new postures or exercises per show. The last two shows serve as review so the viewer has a chance to make certain they followed and understood correctly. In addition, if the viewer missed a show, the Thursday and Friday review days bring them up-to-date. At the onset, the program is strictly teaching the "building blocks" of yoga exercise. As the series progresses, the work becomes more demanding. However, there is an effort to always have a fair balance of some basically simple postures mixed in so that everyone will have an opportunity to participate. duration 13:46  
  • 6:45 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#72] The 130 programs are designed to air daily, Monday through Friday. The 15- minute segments are frequently coupled together to fill a 30- minute time slot at the option of local programmers. The first three shows demonstrate and explain three to four new postures or exercises per show. The last two shows serve as review so the viewer has a chance to make certain they followed and understood correctly. In addition, if the viewer missed a show, the Thursday and Friday review days bring them up-to-date. At the onset, the program is strictly teaching the "building blocks" of yoga exercise. As the series progresses, the work becomes more demanding. However, there is an effort to always have a fair balance of some basically simple postures mixed in so that everyone will have an opportunity to participate. duration 13:46  
  • 7:00 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#115] Twists/Spine With Marichyasana C, Crescent / Anjanyasana, Jathara Parivartanasana, and others. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1608H] Brain and Balance This episode includes unusual exercises for brain stimulation and help with balance. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#1022H] Strengthen Your Spine and Flatten Your Abs duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1202H] Cruising The Rivers of Europe: Amsterdam to Cologne During the past decade, cruising the great rivers of Europe has become one of the most popular vacations for American tourists. In this program, Burt introduces you to Amsterdam, tours a museum dedicated to the history of women's handbags, and sails along the Rhine to Cologne. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#910H] England's Cornwall The far southwest of England is a world unto itself, with a persistent Cornish culture. He explores a world of flowers springing from towering hedges, a tin-mining heritage going back to biblical times, salty pirates' towns and fishing villages, and the Land's End of England. Then, side-tripping deep into the vast and mysterious Dartmoor National Park, he hikes to forgotten stone circles and chase wild ponies. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#412] Europe Just for Fun As more travelers return to Europe for multiple visits, many are on the lookout for another dimension in travel. Occasionally they want to skip historical sights and museums in favor of a trip-or a day- just for fun. They're ready for absolute R&R; looking to break up serious sightseeing with hot-air-balloon trips, mountain luge rides, country hikes or days at an amusement park. They're seeking new adventures in Europe-flights of fancy-spiced with great meals and local libations of course. This time, Rudy shares his personal picks of Europe Just for Fun. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#903H] The Cook Islands - Cultural Paradise While "paradise" is a word freely bantered about in the travel world, the Cook Islands is a traveler's paradise. With its turquoise waters, sugar white beaches, colorful history, special island lifestyle and a homegrown welcome beyond belief, it is a genuine breath of fresh air in a universe of travel-brochure hyperbole. During Joseph's visit to Rarotonga and Aitutaki, the Cook's most popular islands, he enjoys "tourist attractions" that choose to educate visitors as well as entertain them. Joseph discovers that by offering the visitor authentic experiences in their beautiful land, the Cook Islanders are able to protect their heritage from commercial exploitation and perpetuate their cultural wealth by passing on their legacy to future generations. Along with its scenic treasures the people's cultural focus makes the Cook Islands a special Pacific island visit. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#302] Portobello Paradise Have you been to paradise? You'll go there when you try Toni's Steak-o-bello Salad with Mustard Dressing. Paired with Watercress and Potato Soup and a sweet and creamy Basmati Rice Pudding, this is a stunning menu for a special luncheon. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#224] Pepper It Up There's a great variety of peppercorns available today: red, pink, green, white, black, just to name a few. Chef Keller deciphers the different varieties and uses them to create new dimensions of flavors in some unforgettable dishes. Recipes: Peppered Salmon Roulade; Steak au Poivre with Mathurini Sauce; Peppered Burger. duration 28:22   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#112] Peter Malgieri Author and master teacher at Peter Kump's New York City Cooking School, Peter Malgieri visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Malgieri bakes an assortment of fancy cookies. Malgieri creates a cornmeal-currant biscotti. He demonstrates the two ways to work the biscotti dough to form zaleti (diamond shape cookies.) He makes amaretti or Italian almond macaroons. He shows how to pipe out the amaretti dough. Finally, he creates flat, waffle-like cookies named pizelles or little pizzas because of their round, flat shape. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2521H] Handmade Pasta - Pasta Fatta A Mano Mary Ann meets a true artist in Altamura, Italy when 73 year-old Vincenza teaches her how to make Orecchiette. After making the pasta dough by hand with her niece, Vincenza makes "little ears" lightning quick. Mary Ann gives it a try under her watchful eye, gets approval and then goes nella cucina to make Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Orecchiette with Cauliflower. duration 27:00   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#403H] Picnics and Tailgates Food just tastes better outside, especially at sporting events, outdoor concerts and holiday celebrations. Sara's got some great choices - Homemade Beer Bread with Pulled Chicken Barbecue and Refrigerator Pickles. Then a cool, sweet and salty Two Melon Salad with Feta and Prosciutto, served with Cold Pea Soup with Shrimp and Carrot Garnish. Sara even shows you how to pack it all for an outdoor feast. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#510H] Shaker Style Clock Tommy MacDonald goes back to Shaker Village to learn about another Shaker, old-time staple, the Shaker Style Clock. We'll see a variety of styles down at the village, and learn what materials go best with which and then use that in the shop to make a classic of his own with friend and fellow woodworker Al D'Attanasio. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    American Woodshop [#2213H] Recycled Trestle Table Through pegged mortise and tenon joints. Miller Sawmill tour. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Gary Spetz's Watercolor Quest [#112] Mexican Riviera Gary sails aboard a cruise ship to explore, photograph and paint west-coast Mexico-from the quaint seaside village of Yelapa to the colorful "old town section" of Mazatlan. In this episode, he explains, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings. duration 27:16   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Gary Spetz's Watercolor Quest [#113] Sea of Cortez Gary sails aboard a cruise ship to explore, photograph and paint Baja Mexico-from the mountain-surrounded scenic town of Loreto to the flashy resort beaches of Cabo San Lucas. In this episode, he explains, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1304H] Jamie Bissonnette Today on Simply Ming, Ming is cooking at home with Jamie Bissonnette, James Beard award-winning chef. Both chefs take on rice, creating two amazing dishes from one simple ingredient! Ming uses crispy chicken sausage and scallions to create a flavorful spin on classic fried rice, while Jamie creates a savory paella from seasonal ingredients. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#1107H] Baking Up Comfort David Sterling, chef and author of "Yucatan: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition," brings Rick on a whirlwind tour of the peninsula. The pair of Oklahoma-born, Mexico-obsessed chefs begin their journey with a conversation in Hunucm?, where Dona Lupita serves home-cooked meals at the kitchen table of her family's cocina economica. Though the Yucatan is not known for its bakeries, David brings us to the rustic wood-burning ovens at Panaderia Liz in Merida. Then it's back to the gorgeous kitchen at Los Dos Cooking School, where David makes a pan of buttery, indulgent hojaldras - a sweet-and-savory pastry stuffed with ham, cheese and chile and dusted with sugar. Inspired by all of the homey comfort, Rick makes a nourishing frijol con puerco and a hojaldra all his own. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#502H] Danish Follow Martha's directives to prepare spectacular Danish pastry at home. Learn to create the easy, flaky dough that transforms into apricot bowties, decadent cheese-filled Danish and an unforgettable brown-sugar cinnamon Danish. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#303H] Polenta Lidia prepares a large pot of bubbling polenta, a dish that she grew up with and loved. From that polenta, she'll bake crostini with mixed mushrooms and cheese which is a perfect starter to any meal. Her granddaughter, Julia, joins her in the kitchen to help assemble and of course, taste! She'll then prepare a hearty polenta dish with bacon and broccoli, a perfect combination. Finally, she'll make sweet skillet sausage with mixed grapes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#121] Monique Barbeau Chef Monique Barbeau prepares tequila cured gravlax with savory dill pancakes. Using fresh salmon (with skin), she cures the fish in tequila and spices, and then makes a creme fraiche with tomatoes to use as a sauce over the gravlax. Next she prepares dill pancakes without eggs. Finally, Barbeau puts all the elements together to form a small sandwich that's topped with fried capers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#106H] Special Spuds Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Potato Ragout; Gratin Dauphinoise; Cream Puff Potatoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#118H] Fast Forward to Dinner With her student Bonnie, Joanne makes us quicker versions of the comfort foods she grew up with in New England, oven-roasted sausages, and a sauerkraut that is so fast she couldn't resist calling it lazy-girl sauerkraut. Recipes: Oven-Roasted Sausages with Riesling, Apples and Pears and Lazy-Girl Sauerkraut. Student: Bonnie Lin, Conference Interpreter. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1613H] Roast Chicken and Potatoes Revisited Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate slow-roasted chicken parts with shallot-garlic pan sauce. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carbon-steel chef's knives. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the perfect boiled potatoes with black olive tapenade. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Wild Alaska Live [#101H] Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, PBS, in partnership with the BBC, will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world's wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska's amazing summer feast. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nova [#4102H] Zeppelin Terror Attack Nova reveals the untold story of the biggest flying machines ever made: Germany's war zeppelins, which rained down death on British towns for two and a half terrifying years during World War I. In hands-on experiments, Nova uncovers how the zeppelins were built and flown, and goes inside the desperate scramble to take down the zeppelins and make the streets of Britain safe again. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    National Parks: America's Best Idea [#105H] Great Nature (1933-1945) In the midst of an economic catastrophe and then a world war, the national parks provide a source of much-needed jobs and then much-needed peace; the park idea changes to include new places and new ways of thinking; and in Wyoming, battle lines are drawn along the front of the Teton Range. duration 1:56:30   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#511H] Port Aransas, Texas - Fun on the Texas' Coa Joseph breaks away from heat for a cooling and relaxing stay among the gentle gulf breezes of the South Texas Coast. In every season the pleasures are easy in this laid back Southern town where often the best thing to do is nothing. The active visitor has plenty to keep them busy and Joseph tries his hand at swimming, fishing, kayaking, crawfish shucking and dancing a two step or three. In keeping with his joy of lifelong learning, he hops aboard a University of Texas research vessel for a cruise of the bay and a look it's denizens of the deep. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#307] Prague & Budapest We leave Western Europe behind as we venture to the exotic cities of Prague and Budapest. In Prague, we marvel at the startlingly beautiful old town and tour the labyrinthine castle that haunted writer Franz Kafka. Bohemian glass dazzles us as we browse the flourishing shops in this former Communist country, and we witness the scene of the "Velvet Revolution." Then it's off to Budapest, where we surrender ourselves to steamy mineral spas, are serenaded by Gypsy music in one of the city's most traditional restaurants, and sway to the rhythms of Hungarian dancers. We round out our trip with Budapest's regal Opera House, and monuments of a bygone era in the Communist Statue Park. Tips on luxury hotels. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#906H] Assisi and Italian Country Charm In the Italian countryside, Rick connects with rustic, traditional culture: enjoying an agriturismo (farmhouse inn), seeing how prosciutto and pecorino cheese are made, and hiking down into deep and ancient wine cellars. He ends in Assisi - the hometown of St. Francis - which retains its spiritual aura to this day. Like pilgrims, he explores its stony center before trekking to its awe-inspiring basilica, built on the tomb of the beloved saint. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1610H] On The Road In America, Part 1 "On the Road in America" is a 3-part mini-series that reports on the history of migrations within the United States - not how people got here, but how and why they moved around once they were here.
    In the first program, "Tails of Hope and Tears," Burt retraces the big relocations of the 19th century. Native Americans were relocated and their ancestral lands turned over to European settlers. In addition, the government was in the process of giving away valuable mineral claims. And finally, there was the discovery of gold.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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