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KQED Life: Monday, December 4, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Monday, December 4, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Age Reversed with Miranda Esmonde-White This program provides valuable insights on combating the physical signs and consequences of aging. Scientific, yet entertaining and accessible, the 3-part special shares practical information on slowing down and potentially reversing the aging process through exercise and other lifestyle choices.
    Charismatic Classical Stretch host Miranda Esmonde-White, a former National Ballet of Canada dancer, motivates viewers to stretch and strengthen their way to feeling and looking younger. Interviews with doctors and physiotherapists, testimonials from Classical Stretch enthusiasts ranging in age from 22 to 90, and clear explanations from Esmonde-White illustrate the damage caused by a sedentary lifestyle and the benefits of exercise at every stage of life.
    duration 1:26:53   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Rick Steves' European Easter Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Italy, and Greece, Rick Steves' European Easter celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. Ancient rituals of woolly beasts scaring away winter in Slovenia and elegant, masked Carnival parties in Venice are a prelude to the austerity of Lent. A few weeks later, Palm Sunday crowds fill St. Peter's Square in Rome, and the streets of Sevilla are packed as the Passion of Christ unfolds day by day through Holy Week. The despair of Good Friday gives way to Easter Sunday, when the joy of the Resurrection fills family gatherings, small-town festivals, and churches of every size all across Europe - just as spring floods the world with new life. You'll join villagers blessing olive branches and coming together in age-old processions, and you'll feel the emotion of this special time as Andalusians carry towering parade floats and Greek priests toss showers of flower petals. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of traditions - from its pagan roots to its glorious finale - Rick Steves' European Easter sheds new light on this timeless holiday. duration 1:27:51  
  • 3:00 am
    Great Performances [#3916] Andrea Bocelli: Cinema From the internationally famous Dolby Theater in the heart of Hollywood, Andrea Bocelli pays musical tribute to the silver screen in a lush concert of beloved songs from the movies. Joined by Grammy-winning producer David Foster, the renowned tenor performs memorable favorites from blockbuster classics including The Godfather, Scent of a Woman, Dr. Zhivago, Once Upon a Time in America, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and many more. duration 1:55:58   SRND51 TVG
  • 5:00 am
    MN Original [#112H] Matt Thompson has perfected the centuries-old craft of neon in his 30 years as a sign maker. The LEAV iPhone app allows people to unlock art experiences throughout the Twin Cities based on factors such as location and time of day. Sheila Smith, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, shares accomplishments from its 40-year history. And Adam Turman creates the 2015 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art inspired by the Fair's beloved landmarks and attractions, old and new. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Film School Shorts [#302H] Separation Anxiety Owl and Mouse (New York University) - In this wry tale that celebrates the art of stop-motion animation, a curmudgeonly owl must fight his nature when he has to watch over a young mouse for a night. Directed by Emma J. Noble.
    So You've Grown Attached (New York University) - An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his creator - and best friend - starts to grow up. Directed by Kate Tsang.
    Steadfast Stanley (California Institute of the Arts) - A faithful dog must journey through the zombie apocalypse to save his best friend. Directed by John Kim.
    Fluffy the Flying Fish (School of Visual Arts) - When they move from Los Angeles to Denver, a family has to decide how to transport their pet goldfish, Fluffy. Directed by Ryan Charmatz.
    duration 28:22   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#309] Cat Stretching Stretch and twist like a cat to create a supple spine, loose hips, and a slim waist. Gyrate your legs for a washboard stomach. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#69] 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 [#70] 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 [#114] Flow - Version Two With Warrior I & II, Vinyasa to Down Dog, and Toe grasp with Padangusthasana. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1602H] Imagining Resistance Mary Ann demonstrates three different ways to push up from a chair and uses imaginary resistance to strengthen muscles. Gretchen combines a standing balance routine with vestibular work. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#826Z] Weight Loss & Toning duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 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
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#714H] European Travel Skills, Part III These 3 episodes distill Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 90 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#303H] Montreal & Quebec City Two of the most unique and appealing cities in the world are just north of New England. You'll find brie, pate, jewel box-patisseries, and "s'il vous plait" right along with bagels, maple syrup, hockey, delis, and bocce ball. A modern skyscraper might be cheek-by-jowl with a 17th century, stone nunnery. The people who forged Montreal and Quebec City 400 years ago braved frigid winters, wars and famine to make these beautiful, multi-cultural cities of the world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#302H] Alberta, Canada - The Canadian Rockies From the streets of the quaint mountain village of Banff to the chateau and tea houses of Lake Louise and the lakes and rivers of Jasper National Park, Joseph introduces viewers to the amazing province that Albertans call home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#101] Throw A Mediterranean Party Whether you gather around the kitchen table, by the pool, or in the garden, these wonderful quick vegetarian goodies can turn casual get togethers into a Mediterranean Party: Falafel, Tofu Bits, Pita Crisps, Tuscan Chickpea Soup, Tsatsiki. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#222] Simply Shrimp Chef Keller teaches shrimp basics by demonstrating a rub, a stock, a sauce, and a great technique for wrapping shrimp in zucchini. The second recipe is a refreshingly unique ceviche with a twist that includes both shrimp and salmon. Recipes: Zucchini Wrapped Barbecued Shrimp; Shrimp and Salmon Ceviche. duration 27:27   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#311] Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid Toronto bakers, Jeffrey Alfor and Naomi Duguid, and cookbook author Beatrice Ojakangas visit this week's episode to make naan and Swedish hardtack, types of flat breads. duration 24:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2607H] Heavenly Sweets/Dolci Celesti Father Jonathan DeFelice is a college president who loves to cook. Mary Ann joins him in the St. Anselm College's monastery kitchen to prepare two childhood favorites. First it's Struffoli, deep-fried, honey-coated sweet dough balls, dusted with hundreds-of-thousands. Then Mary Ann prepares crispy, deep-fried, sugar dusted Cenci. Let us give thanks. duration 25:49   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#605H] Super Bowls of Soup (Super Bowl Stunt) The big game and a cold night are both perfect times to enjoy a heart bowl of soup, like Sara's take on traditional New England chowder, her smoky fish chowder, made even more delicious with bacon. On Ask Sara, she shows ways to pack for a tailgate, including safely transporting hot soups. Then she joins Brazilian chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz on a shopping trip to a Brazilian market before they make Leticia's chicken, shrimp, peanut and cashew stew. Soups on! Recipes: Smoky fish chowder, Chicken shrimp, peanut and cashew stew. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1412H] It's Spooky Allen Smith is throwing a Halloween Bash! Learn how to keep your Jack-o-Lantern's fresh longer along with unique fall decorating designs. duration 26:01   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#601H] Master Showcase with David Marks We head to beautiful Santa Rosa, California to meet up with master woodworker David Marks as part of our Master Showcase Series. Spending the entire episode in his shop, we learn how former television host and wood turner David Marks makes his spectacular turned hollow wooden vessels. This week's project is made from maple burl, poplar, and ebony and accented with gold leaf. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting [#2507] Cabins at the Lake The Cabins at the Lake quilt utilizes simple piecing techniques and an introduction to foundation paper piecing. duration 27:38   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Quilting Arts [#1806H] Scraps Inspiration often leaps out of the scrap pile and leads to beautiful designs. Improv quilt artist Victoria Findlay Wolfe creates with die cut shapes using her ample fabric collection. Leather quilt designer Cathy Wiggins uses scraps of leather to make amazing wall art. Esterita Austin creates colorful still-life designs with sheer fabrics. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1504H] Barbara Lynch This week on Simply Ming, two-time James Beard Award-winner, author, and restaurateur Chef Barbara Lynch is joining Ming in the kitchen. Barbara, the creator of seven different restaurants, cooks up a ricotta ravioli with black olive croutons and a simple tomato pan sauce. Ming follows with an Asian-inspired ginger edamame ravioli with a Chinese vinegar and brown butter sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#402H] Adventures In San Miguel Pati is vacationing in San Miguel de Allende, which has lots of opportunities for rest and relaxation, but today she is here for one thing - FOOD! From street food to fine dining, San Miguel has always been one of Mexico's top culinary destinations. Pati is going to show us the highlights of the food scene, then she'll head back to the kitchen to cook up recipes that reflect the region.
    Recipes: Fish with Plums, Pasilla and Tequila; Orange Blossom Rice with Pepitas; Chardonnay Mango Pecan Tart.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#301H] Chicken Chicken has long served as a mainstay of the dinner table. It can be prepared in countless delicious ways, for a weeknight or a special dinner party. In this episode, Martha shows viewers how to prepare chicken paillard - which sounds fancy, but is really quite simple - chicken pot pie and spatchcocked chicken. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#415H] Steak House Favorites Steak is a favorite in many American households, and this episode is a tribute to the nice juicy dish and showcase not only one of Lidia's preferred preparations but two other recipes that work well for a special steak house evening at home. Featured recipes include seared steak with mushroom sauce and braised escarole; baked potatoes with pancetta and oregano; and an almond cake with chocolate chips. 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
    Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul [#124H] Cuisine Economique Jacques demonstrates how home cooking using quality ingredients doesn't have to break the bank! This style of cooking, learned from his mother, brings together inexpensive ingredients that inspire creative dishes. Black lentil salad with eggs includes a lesson on how to properly boil an egg every time. Jacques adds fresh vegetables to the hearty dish of pork neck and bean fricassee. Then spinach and ricotta lasagna follows as a low-cost classic comfort dish that Jacques pairs with a bold yet budget-friendly red wine. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#105H] Spice It Up In this episode, Joanne shows us that we don't need to go to Morocco to get a nice variety of spices. She'll take us on a trip to a spice shop and then teach her student how to make four different spice blends using different ingredients. She'll also show us how to make Garam Masala and Adobo Rubbed Chicken Skewers. You won't want to miss this spicy show! Recipes: 4 Spice Blends: Ras El Hanout, Quatre Epices, Za'atar, Adobo; 2 Spice Skewers: Garam Masala and Adobo rubbed Chicken Skewers with Garlic Yogurt Sauce, Roasted Carrots with Quatre Epices. Student: Lauren Eastman. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Cook's Country [#1010H] Cast Iron Comforts Bridget Lancaster shows Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate skillet pizza Margherita in a cast iron pan. Equipment expert Adam Ried reviews traditional and enameled cast iron skillets. Test cook Ashley Moore uncovers the secrets to making a foolproof chocolate chip skillet cookie. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    The Great British Baking Show [#205H] Biscuits and Traybakes Join eight bakers as they produce favorite traybakes, offering twists on everything from bakewells to banoffees and brownies. The Technical challenge is a French classic-tuiles. For the Showstopper, they construct biscuit towers of epic proportions. duration 56:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Christmas In Alsace with Chef Hubert Keller [#101H] Chef Keller visits the 600-year old Christmas festival in his hometown of Ribeauville in the heart of Alsace. He then takes us cheese shopping in Colmar and stops in Strasbourg that boasts the world's largest Christmas Tree and one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe. Back home, he enjoys a wine tasting with his childhood friend who runs the Trimbach winery and pays a visit to another old friend who has started a multi-day smoking process of a ham for the big Christmas dinner they are planning. duration 26:22   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 pm
    Mind of A Chef, The [#415H] New Orleans Follow David as he returns to his old stomping grounds in New Orleans, where his career began. Naturally, he cooks up some classic southern comfort food with old friends and new alike. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Chef's Life [#507H] Persimmon Style Vivian takes the twins to pick persimmons and learns about the different varieties of the fruit. She then takes that knowledge to Atlanta. Back in Kinston, she gets a pudding lesson from chef Bill Smith of Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill. duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television [#109H] Not Your Mother's Cake A classic recipe gets a different spin as Milk Street Cook Catherine Smart shows how to make whipped cream biscuits with macerated strawberries with lime. Another dessert staple, pound cake, takes its turn as Milk Street Cook Erika Bruce shows host Christopher Kimball the techniques to transform this often dense dessert into light and tender lemon-buttermilk pound cake. Next, Chris teaches how to prep your pan in Milk Street Cooking School. To end the show, Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark takes us through the steps to create the five-star dessert, pistachio-cardamom loaf cake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1511H] Eastern Canada Zoe D'Amato begins her travels in Newfoundland and Labrador, then heads to the maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. She makes her way to Quebec to soak in its old-world, European culture and concludes her trip in Ontario, where she experiences the dizzying heights of Toronto's CN Tower and the thundering magnificence of Niagara Falls. duration 57:58   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#809H] Northwest Ontario - Lake Superior and Beyond Joseph takes off for Northwest Ontario, a region distinguished by Canada's great outdoors. On the 300-mile drive along the Trans-Canada Highway from Thunder Bay, on Northwest Ontario's eastern edge, to Kenora, near its Western border with Manitoba, the granite outcroppings of the Canadian Shield are revealed and the boreal forest covers the landscape. And there's water, water everywhere. Within its 204,000 square miles there are just 250,000 people, yet there are 5,000 wilderness camps and lodges and 150,000 fishable lakes. Joseph engages in fishing, hiking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing - if it can be done outside then Joseph's doing it. In addition, he discovers that the Northwest is in the middle of transforming itself from a region devoted to using up the environment to one that celebrates it - in new parks and conversation areas, farmers markets, downtown preservations and an emerging culinary scene. It's a turn for the better for the people who live here and Joseph finds a wealth of opportunities for those who visit. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Rudy Maxa's World [#204H] Uzbekistan In what is perhaps the series' most colorful and exotic episode, Rudy Maxa takes viewers along the Silk Road in this country that's an emerging economy in Central Asia. Marvel at eye-popping mosques built centuries ago and impeccably restored during Soviet occupation of the country. Rudy joins friends for the preparation of the national dish, plov, and visit the simple yurt of a young family living on an isolated desert plain. Explore trade-route cities whose names summon images of ancient times: Samarkand, Khiva, and Bukhara. This is a front-row seat on a country trying to balance Islam with modern society, an autocratic government with democratic demands. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#710H] Venice: City of Dreams After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1606H] Have A Healthy Trip Burt has spent most of his life traveling around the world and one of his concerns has been protecting himself, his family and his film crew from illness. From time to time, no matter how much he liked a food, the food didn't like him. Burt talks to some of the leading authorities on what you can do to stay healthy when you travel and how to deal with reactions to food. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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