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Cookies of Austria, Germany & Switzerland (#904H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The holidays are what unite the baking traditions of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. The once holiday recipes have since become year-round favorites. On today's show, Martha shares some of the most popular: whimsically shaped chr-beli that get their distinctive flavor from anise, show-stopping jam-filled linzer cookies, and pfeffernuse, flavored with warm spices. Homemade treats fit for any gathering!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 25, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Patterned (#1013H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Use patterns to change the look, flavor and color of desserts. A cheesecake tart becomes extraordinary with the addition of apricot, a simple technique creates a marbleized roulade, and a clever tool results in stunning brown butter honey cookies.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 27, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Latin American Cookies (#905H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Join Martha as she shares three iconic recipes highlighting Latin America's rich culinary heritage. Cinnamon-sugar coated polvorones get their name from the word polvo, meaning "dust" in Spanish, bite-sized sandwich cookies known as casadinhos, which is the Portuguese word for married, and Guatemalan champurradas made with locally grown sesame seeds. Recipes so delicious, you'll want to travel to Latin America!

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 1, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Dried Fruit (#1101H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Bake with fruit all year long by drying it. Fruit preservationist Leda Meredith shares her techniques, and Martha incorporates dried fruit into two British recipes: pocket-sized Eccles cakes and a steamed currant pudding known as spotted dick.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 3, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Eastern European Cookies (#906H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

One thing Eastern Europe is known for are the treasured recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. On today's show, Martha shares a special memory of her mother teaching the recipe for a family favorite, Polish chrusciki. Then she shows Russian goose feet that owe their feather-light texture to secret ingredient, jam-filled kolaches, and pryaniki which get their name from the Russian word for well-spiced. Special treats your family will adore!

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 8, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Apples (#1102H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Dive into the world of heirloom apples with orchardist Zeke Goodband, and see how Martha uses them in two scrumptious desserts: a cinnamon swirl apple slab pie fit for a crowd and a three-layer caramel apple cake.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Italian Cookies (#907H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The 20 regions of Italy each have their own distinct culinary traditions but one thing Italians commonly share is their love of cookies. Today, Martha shares three favorites: chestnut-filled baci di dama from the Piedmont region, Tuscan twice-baked cookies known as cantucci, and brutti ma buoni made from a mouthwatering combination of chopped hazelnuts, bittersweet chocolate, and meringue. Recipes guaranteed to please!

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 15, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Cultured Dairy (#1103H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Learn how buttermilk, yogurt and sour cream can magically enhance desserts. Martha invites cultured dairy producer Paul Lacinski to explain how they're made, then shares two recipes: a plum and creme fraiche pie and a pistachio-rhubarb yogurt cake.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 17, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Cookies of Great Britain (#908H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Calling all anglophiles! Join Martha as she shares three classic cookies, or as they say, "biscuits" from Great Britain: traditional English shortbread baked in a ceramic mold, Welsh Bakestones, an interesting cross between a chubby cookie and a scone, and Celtic knots known for their intricate trefoil pattern. Delicious for teatime or anytime!

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 22, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Middle Eastern Cookies (#909H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Join Martha as she explores the alluring and exotic cookies of the Middle East. Learn how the warm spices, dried fruit fillings, and fragrant ingredients deliver big flavor in three irresistible treats: date-filled Ma'amoul stamped with a geometric pattern, unusually textured Iranian rice cookies found at every festive occasion, and tahini cookies-the Middle Eastern version of your favorite peanut butter ones.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 29, 2019 -- 2:00pm 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.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

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

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.