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KQED Life: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#501H] Burgundy: Profound France Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where nature is as sophisticated as the people. Traditions are strong here. We'll slow down to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights. We'll travel on a canal barge, visit a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, build a barrel, appreciate fine Burgundy wine, slurp escargot, and eat very, very well. If you're looking for the quintessential French culture, you'll find it in Burgundy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1602H] Guatemala, Part 1 The Maya people have been living in Guatemala for over 10,000 years. Burt visits their ancient tribal communities, learns how they were able to develop calendars that are as accurate as the ones we use today. He stops into Funsepa, which is a non-profit foundation that gives the children of Guatemala the technical skills they will need to compete in the modern world. He tours the city of Antigua, checks out the influence of the Spanish conquistadors and learns about Guatemalan music, crafts and food. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    The Great British Baking Show [#108H] Advanced Dough It's the quarter-finals of the competition and only five bakers remain. Mary and Paul up the ante to see which bakers will rise to the challenge. The competitors must make enriched sweet fruit loaves for their Signature, followed by a Technical challenge that stretches them to the limit. Finally, the bakers must make 36 showstopping doughnuts, demonstrating skills and ideas that take baking to a new level. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Nick Stellino: Storyteller in the Kitchen [#108H] Family Matters Chef Stellino recalls the charming quirks of his family and how they have influenced his own outlook on food. His mother smelled the fruit; his uncle thought Brooklyn was named after broccoli; and how a one-pot dish and luxurious pudding brings everyone together. Dishes include: Pasta all' arrabbiata (pasta with a spicy tomato sauce) / salsicce brasate con broccoli e peperoni (braised sausages with broccoli and peppers) / banana cream pudding. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Mind of A Chef, The [#409H] Fire 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. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Chef's Life [#501H] Two-Mato As Chef & the Farmer turns 10, Vivian searches for ripe tomatoes to serve at the restaurant's birthday party. She seeks the wisdom of Ms. Mary and Ms. Lillie to prepare an old-school tomato dish that "kills hungry." duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television [#103H] From Thailand with Love Host Christopher Kimball travels to Chiang Mai, Thailand to get lessons in Thai cooking from Andy Ricker of Pok Pok fame. Thai cooking is all about strong, bright flavors such as fish sauce and lemongrass. Back in the kitchen, Chris and Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri draw on that flavorful palette as they make Thai fried rice. Next, Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark demonstrates how to make a crisp and tangy Thai-style coleslaw with mint and cilantro, and Rayna shows how to create a pantry staple pickled chilies. To end the show, Milk Street Cook Matthew Card shows Chris how to make Thai chicken at home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1625H] Food Hour: Sicily Bobby Chinn discovers the cultural and historical influences that define contemporary Sicilian cuisine. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing techniques and ingredients that have created one of the most layered and intriguing global cuisines. Very closely related to its religious and spiritual life, Sicilian cuisine is above all a reflection of the island's cultural and historical events. duration 56:59   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#703H] Nicaragua - Culturally Rich and Naturally Beautiful Joseph visits Nicaragua and discovers the untouched beauty of the land and a population ready to embrace travelers. In spite of a history of trials and tribulation, today Nicaraguans are a people filled with good cheer and gifted with open hearts. Long overlooked by tourists, the country has preserved what is a treasure chest full of surprising attractions. While Nicaragua owes its cultural vitality to its Spanish roots, its natural gems are ageless. From volcanic landscape to teeming rivers and untrammeled rainforests, the program reveals a country that is a traveler's dream. Grenada is a colonial gem, Masaya a city of artisans, the Rio San Juan an avenue to adventure and the 640,000 acre Rio Maiz National Park a world treasure. Joseph touches on Nicaragua's troubled past, celebrates its free spirit and marvels at its unspoiled nature and abundant wildlife. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#413] A Music Lover's Europe For a totally different view of Europe, Rudy shows smart travelers how to organize a trip around a theme. Rudy discovers surprising and fresh takes on Europe as he sets out on a music lover's tour. Winning, live performances by the Sicilian folk band Diascouri, and by Groupo Emiliano, a zany, classically-trained quartet from Emilia Romagna, are the backbone of this offbeat trip. But performance is just the start. Rudy visits folkdance groups in Greece, Sweden and Norway and delights in the classics in Italy and Austria. And everywhere, the music provides a backdrop for enthralling local scenery and engaging local stories. Tips on organizing a trip around a theme. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#708] Ease Into It! This seven-stage forward bend will ease your hamstrings to their maximum length. Then rest your legs as you focus on your torso with a side bend and twist. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#1] 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 [#2] 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 [#215] duration 27:05   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1318] Variety, The Spice of Life Mary Ann combines a variety of exercises that improve function including a new exercise that uses the fingers and breath to control abdominal muscles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: By Essentrics [#1122H] Spine Strengthening Workout In this episode of Classical Stretch, join Miranda Esmonde-White at a gorgeous, Zen spa pool in Mexico. Work on strengthening your entire spine and core with a variety of dynamic standing and floor exercises. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1607H] Tea for Two Tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world. Water is the first. Accordingly, tea has had a powerful impact on what we eat and drink, but it has also had an amazing influence on our music, art and literature. In this program Burt travels around the world talking to experts and looking at how tea has shown up in music (Tea for Two) in literature (Alice in Wonderland) and art (Norman Rockwell's Housewife At Tea Break). duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#506H] Vienna and the Danube For centuries, Vienna was the crown jewel of the rich and powerful Habsburg Empire. A century after that empire's fall, the Viennese appreciates their imperial legacy as a cultural wellspring and an excuse to live in style. We'll take in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. Then we'll explore the city's surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike up to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#203] French Riviera From Nice to St. Tropez, we drop in on the hot spots along the Mediterranean's famous Cote d'Azur. Based in lively Nice, we visit the local beaches and superb modern art museums featuring works by Matisse, Picasso and Signac. A short hop up along the winding Grande Corniche leads to wealthy Monaco. Then it's on to glamorous Cannes and the lively beaches at Juan le Pins. In stylish St. Tropez, we visit the prettiest beaches and tour the colorful town. Inland, we make our own perfume in Grasse and explore a medieval hill town. Tips include renting a car, and accommodations. duration 27:47   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#310H] Guatemala - Seeking The Past In Tikal and Yaxha Joseph combines the legendary with the natural when he explores Guatemala's Mayan legacy at the temples of Tikal and Yaxha and then discovers the wonders that wait at the El Quetzal Biotope Nature Reserve. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#401] Fast & Easy, Hot & Spicy In this episode, Toni serves up a feast of light and delicious Asian-influenced favorites - a sinus-clearing Hot and Sour Soup, savory "Chikn" & "No-Beef" Lettuce Cups - then visits caterer Miki Pyle in her kitchen to make a miso soup that's simply the best around. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#503H] Gluten-Free Favorites Chef Keller has the secret for keeping your gluten-free friends happy with three great recipes. He stuffs mini peppers with a delicious quinoa salad, followed by a chia seed wrap abundantly stuffed with vegetarian goodies. The finale is a kale and spinach smoothie that has unexpected benefits. Quinoa Stuffed Mini Peppers, Chia Veggie Wrap with Hummus, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Kale & Pepper, & Hangover Detox Smoothie. duration 27:00   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#211] Joe Ortiz, Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria, Capitola Joe Ortiz, a baker from Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria in Capitola, California, shows chef Julia Child how to make crusty sourdough bread loaves in several decorative shapes. First, he makes homemade yeast, pulling bacteria wild and yeast out of the air with a mixture of flour, milk, water, and cumin. Adding more flour, he crafts a dough which he shapes into a loaf garnished with a sheaf of wheat, and mini-loaves shaped like a star and a cluster of grapes. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2625H] Clams/Le Vongole Seafood Super Chef Jasper White brings enough freshly-caught clams to make two fantastic dishes, starting with Mary Ann's Spaghetti with Clams and ending with Jasper's unique and unforgettable, Clams Minestrone - yes, you heard right. Minestrone. One spoonful and you'll agree; fantastico! duration 26:34   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#409H] Cooking Ahead Sometimes the easiest way to get dinner on the table on a weeknight is to cook ahead on Sunday. Eat these hearty comfort meals on Sunday, then reheat or use them in tons of other ways during the week. Sara's got Braised Brisket with "Flying Discs" and Rice with Broccoli Rabe Pesto. Plus, she'll teach you everything you need to know about grains. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#603H] Master Showcase with Paul Schurch We travel out to sunny Santa Barbara, California to catch up with master marquetry man Paul Schurch of Schurch Woodwork. Together Tommy and Paul create a maple and mahogany table with some amazing marquetry inlaid on top. Their inspiration for the marquetry comes from the local California blue belly lizard, which Paul and Tommy catch during an expedition in Santa Barbara. It's all part of our Master Showcase series. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    American Woodshop [#2306H] Band Sawn Box The world's easiest and fastest wooden gift ideas. Band saw tune-up tips. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Gary Spetz's Painting Wild Places! with Watercolors [#111] Learn to Paint Cabbage Key, Part 2 In a step-by-step demonstration, Gary concludes the "sailboat at anchor" watercolor painting from the previous episode. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Gary Spetz's Painting Wild Places! with Watercolors [#112] Learn to Paint Split Rock Lighthouse, Part 1 One of the world's most spectacular lighthouses, perched high on a Lake Superior cliff, is the backdrop of this painting of rock, tree and water. In a step-by-step demonstration, Gary takes the viewer half way through the painting process: from a drawing on watercolor paper through the creation of the painting's base foundation of colors and values. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1408H] Shaun Hergatt New York executive chef Shaun Hergatt from the restaurant Juni joins the show. Today it's duck two ways. He creates an acacia-glazed duck breast with plum puree and fennel salad,while Ming tries to match him with duck pho with sweet potato noodles and Thai herbs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#1006H] Artisanal Bread In Tortilla Land In the land of the tortilla, bread can often get overlooked. But if Chef Elena Reygadas has anything to say about it, bread will soon rise as an important player in Mexican cuisine. She certainly has the right tools to effect change: At her bakery, Rosetta Panaderia, she crafts transcendent versions of Mexico's classic pan de pulque (pulque bread) and sugary-topped conchas. Rick swoons over these treats and engages Reygadas in a conversation about their shared philosophies of cooking and building community. We get a sneak peak at Elena's process for conchas before Rick teaches us his foolproof method at home. Then, it's sandwich time: Rick visits Eno, Chef Enrique Olvera's casual spot that serves tuna and chicken milanesa tortas in homemade bollilo rolls. Then we head back to Chicago, where Rick makes a torta at his casual spot, Xoco. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#603H] Chocolate Ganache Learn how to incorporate ganache, a two-ingredient wonder, into a rich dark chocolate filling for an almond-based tart shell, chocolate ganache frosting for a fudgy devil's food cake, and, for the kid in us all, milk chocolate pudding cupcakes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#411H] Fruit Desserts Fruit desserts have always been an Italian tradition; they are simple, delicious and the perfect way to showcase nature's bounty. In this episode, Lidia highlights some of her fans' preferred seasonal sweets with: strawberries with balsamic vinegar, a light and creamy panna cotta with seasonal fresh fruit; juicy nectarines and blueberries in prosecco and a plum crostata, a free form Italian tart with juicy plums. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#139] Monique Barbeau and Jacques Torres Chef Monique Barbeau from Fullers in Seattle and pastry chef Jacques Torres from Le Cirque in New York visit Julia Child in her kitchen. Barbeau creates Eggplant Falafel With Tahini Dressing. Torres prepares a baked chocolate soup with meringue--a dessert that contains bananas soaked in rum and is then covered with caramelized sugar. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#118H] Egg-Ceptional Mollet Eggs Florentine; Eggs In Ramekins; Eggs En Cocotte; Scrambled Eggs In Bread Cases With Candied Oyster Mushrooms; Fines Herbs Omelet; Mushroom Omelet; Flat Potato Omelet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#204H] Dinner Time Sizzle Joanne toasts up a tasty starter of Grilled Bread with Tomatoes and Prosciutto di Parma and then shows her student Sarina, how a splash of sherry gives shrimp some sizzle! Together they roast red peppers to perfection for a delicious basmati rice dish with green peas. Recipes: Grilled Bread with Tomatoes and Prosciutto di Parma, Sizzling Shrimp with Pimenton and Sherry, Basmati Rice with Roasted Red Peppers and Green Peas. Student: Sarina Crivello. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1619H] Vegetarian Essentials Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate black bean burgers at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vegetable broth. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make the freshest super greens soup with lemon-tarragon cream. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets to making homemade vegetable broth. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nature [#3502H] Fox Tales Intelligent, resilient and bold, the red fox can change its behavior to thrive in new environments, from urban locales to the Arctic tundra. New scientific research offers a fascinating look into the secret life of these foxes. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Nova [#4414H] Ghosts of Stonehenge Who built Stonehenge and why? Discover how the last decade of groundbreaking archaeological digs has revealed major new clues to Britain's enigmatic 5,000-year-old site and the people who constructed it. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Seized: Inside The Mystery of Epilepsy Follow the personal struggles of four individuals and their families as they face the challenges of living with epilepsy and courageously search for new treatments. The documentary also features leaders in epilepsy research. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Gorongosa Park - Rebirth of Paradise [#102H] Elephant Whisperer Poole and his sister Joyce, a renowned elephant expert, face charging elephants to gain insights into elephant behavior. Meanwhile, Mt. Gorongosa is taken over by a group of rebel soldiers, creating a tense air of uncertainty and fear in the park. duration 55:31   SRND51 TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#704H] Berlin and Western Poland - Over The Borderline In a show that begins in Berlin and ends in Poznan, where the Polish state began, Joseph travels in the German-Polish border region and is captivated by the beautiful structures, historic traditions and respected customs. He is also aware of what time and events have stolen. In Berlin the story unfolds as Joseph takes a Trabi car tour of the city and pauses at Checkpoint Charlie. At the East Side Gallery, where the Wall still stands, he stops to honor the Wall's victims at the Wall Memorial. For a ride on the natural side he bikes to the nearby royal town of Potsdam, site of the famous conference, where in the Dutch Quarter he slows down to enjoy Gemutlichkeit, the good life. His journey across the borderline in Poland brings him to town after town, where the ever shifting Polish/German nationalities spotlight Polish national pride and epic perseverance. He enjoys the rural countryside in a mosaic of activities from river boating in Wroclaw, riding in a steam locomotive in Wolsztyn and celebrating ceramic making in Boleslawiec. As he tours through this resurrected and revitalized region, he is reminded of the resilience of human beings and their ability to, Phoenix-like, rise from their ashes again and again. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#501] Maui and Hawaii's Big Island The cultures of the Pacific converge on the breathtaking islands of Hawaii. This trip Rudy begins on Maui, where he braves the twisting road to Hana with its cascading waterfalls and tropical splendor. Fire-knife dancers light up the night sky, and we sway to the rhythms of hula and slack-key guitar. Later, Rudy hops over to Hawaii's Big Island for ancient petroglyphs and a helicopter tour of the world's most active volcano. Tips on snorkeling and golfing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#502H] France's Dordogne The Dordogne River Valley with its dramatic castles, pre-historic cave paintings, and prized cuisine is an unforgettable blend of man-made and natural beauty. We'll take an idyllic canoe ride, visit a goose farm, then savor the foie gras. We'll also wander through a lamp-lit castle, enjoy a country market, and visit the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world. Then we head south to Albi, home of Toulouse Lautrec, and the imposing fortress city of Carcassonne. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1603H] Guatemala, Part 2 In Guatemala part two, Burt tours the most famous Maya crafts market in Central America, visits Lake Atitlan in the Sierra Madre mountains, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful locations in the Americas. He (carefully) investigates an active volcano, learns how coffee is grown and processed in the high mountains, reviews the history of coffee, learns about an ancient Maya ball game that looks a lot like basketball. He interviews Richard Hanson, one of the world's leading authorities on early Central American culture and tours Guatemala City, the country's capital. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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