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Always Time for Tacos (#1211H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Whether in high-end restaurants or humble homesteads, the corn tortilla is the canvas on which Mexico creates some of its most classic cuisine. Rick shows us three styles in Mexico City - mouthwatering steak tacos al carbon, colorfully garnished bistec tacos a la plancha and stewed tacos de guisado - before stepping through lessons in the perfect at-home masterpieces.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 18, 2019 -- 7:00pm
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 14, 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: Sun, Jun 23, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

All In for Albondingas (#1212H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Did you know the humble little meatball has a starring role in the Mexican kitchen? In this episode, Rick sees traditional versions of albondingas in the old-school Bar Mancera and modern versions in hipster haven Cicatriz. There's even a meatball torta thrown in for good measure. And because sometimes a "best-ever" recipe needs to be something that gets to the table quickly, Rick makes crowd-pleasing versions suitable for weeknight cooking.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 25, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 26, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 21, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

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: Sat, Jun 29, 2019 -- 10:00am 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: Sun, Jun 30, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Mole Is Mexico's Mother Sauce (#1213H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

San Pedro Atocpan is a small town that produces some 60 percent of the mole eaten in all of Mexico, and Rick is pretty much the perfect tour guide to show us around. We'll see mole in its many mouthwatering forms, including the elegant mole madre at Enrique Olvera's Pujol. In his Mexico City kitchen, Rick leads a lesson in red mole making. In Chicago, he makes a herbacious mole verde with fish that will make you the hero of the kitchen.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 2, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 3, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 28, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Crispy Carnitas (#1210H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In the canon of Mexican tacos, the carnitas tacos claims its rightful, indulgent place at the top. Those golden, crispy pieces of pork nestled in a warm corn tortilla - coupled with a bracing squeeze of lime and spoonful of creamy guacamole - are pure perfection. Rick takes us to Los Panchos, a Mexico City institution famous for carnitas, and to the vibrant Medellin Market to watch a popular carnitas vendor in action. In Chicago, Rick makes three versions - two achievable takes on the classic, plus a duck carnitas to dazzle your next dinner party.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 7, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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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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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
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Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

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KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
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