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Teaching Tortilla Soup (#1204H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Wherever you are in the world, a bowl of chicken soup is the cure for what ails you. In Mexico, that means a brothy bowl of shredded chicken with fried tortillas, earthy red chile, luscious cream, and fresh cheese. Rick shows you this big bowl of comfort at the countertop of La Corte, a workingperson's downtown diner, and at the historically luxe San Angel Inn. At his Chicago home kitchen, Rick uses his kitchen's pressure cooker to make two nurturing soups, a tried-and-true sopa de tortilla and a meal-in-a-bowl lamb-pasilla caldo.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 23, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 24, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, May 5, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Chocolate and Churros, Breakfast of Champions (#1203H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In Mexico, golden crispy churros are served with a cup of nourishing, frothy hot chocolate, and there's perhaps no better snack in the whole republic. In this episode, Rick visits El Moro, a Mexico City institution, and then orders fistful of churros rellenos - that's right, stuffed churros - in picturesque Coyocan. Back in Chicago, Rick's recipe begins with classic Mexican hot chocolate and ends with churro nibbles showered atop Mexican hot chocolate ice cream.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 18, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

Picture-Perfect Pozole Party (#1205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A giant pot of pork and hominy stew simmering over a wood fire (or in our modern kitchens, the stovetop) is a clarion call to a homespun fiesta. But pozole can be found in the abundant pozolerias around Mexico. Rick takes you inside two - Casa Churra in the bustling downtown and El Pozole de Moctezuma, famous for its Guerrero-style pozole and off-the-beaten-path location - before making a traditional pozole in his own kitchen. In Chicago, he steps through a showcase seafood pozole verde, rich and lush with velvety broth.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 30, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 1, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, May 12, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

A Tour of Tacos Al Pastor (#1201H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tacos al Pastor are Mexico City's most iconic taco, all red chile-marinated pork roasting slowly on a vertical spit and sliced with glistening pineapple into a warm corn tortilla. Rick offers a glimpse of the bustling city's taco culture, from busy daytime eateries to late-night vendors. No trompo? No problem. Rick makes a version on his grill that will please al pastor purists, then it's back to Chicago for grill-roasted black cod al pastor.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, May 4, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

Beautifully Balanced Ceviche (#1206H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

How do you improve on ceviche? You don't. You simply start with the freshest fish possible. Rick shows viewers how three eateries, including a decades-old street stall and upstart vendor making waves in San Juan Market, translate super-fresh fish into beautifully balanced ceviches. In his Mexico City kitchen, Rick makes the case for unfussy classic ceviche. Then he dials it up a notch with recipes for ceviches with coconut and a little booze.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 7, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 8, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, May 19, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Chilaquiles, Comforting and Classic (#1202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Chilaquiles are not just for hangovers, you know. Served everywhere from the regal downtown restaurant El Cardenal to the hipster haven Chilakillers, chilaquiles are a mainstay of Mexico City menus. But they're also easy to achieve at home. Rick's version, redolent with tangy tomatillo sauce, will be your next favorite "anytime" recipe. In Chicago, the traditional chilaquiles get an elegant touch with fried butternut strips and an earthy, complex pasilla chile sauce.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, May 11, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

Tried & True Tamales (#1207H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

There are seemingly as many styles of tamales as there are regions in Mexico, each steaming heap of fresh masa flavored in myriad ways. We'll see the iconic corn-husked versions at the casual Tamales Teresita, as well as the denser, banana-leaf-wrapped Chiapanecos style, sold by a family outside the historic San Juan Bautisa church. Then Rick steps through the classic Central-style tamales, and at home prepares a surprising sweet corn tamale.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 14, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 15, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, May 26, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Choosing Chiles Rellenos (#1208H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

At the serene kitchen at Roldan 37, Chef Romulo Mendoza prepares a perfect chile relleno, the classic battered and fried poblano chile stuffed with pork picadillo. Then it's off to Pasilla de Humo for Oaxacan-style dried, stuffed pasilla chiles and El Pescadito, a taqueria famous for its deep fried stuffed jalapeno tacos. To ensure at-home success, Rick goes step-by-step through the tricky business of battering and frying chiles for classic chiles rellenos, then takes it to the grill for a lighter, vegetable-filled version in his Chicago backyard.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 21, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 22, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me

You Don't Know The Whole Enchilada (#1209H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

When you say the word "enchiladas," chances are you're thinking about the saucy, cheesy affairs we've all come to know and love. But in Mexico City, you'll find a vast variety of enchiladas, both in the simplest of markets and nicest of restaurants. At the stately Mexico City restaurants El Cardenal and Roldan 37, Rick explores an interesting array of flavors, then makes show-stopping dishes of classic green chile enchiladas and red chile shrimp enchiladas.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 28, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
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    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at kqed.org/listenlive or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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

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