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Food Around The World (#211H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

While visiting the Swiss city of Interlaken, Samantha learns the art of chocolate making in a "funky" way. In Orange County, California Samantha learns about the Vietnamese community in the city of Westminster while making spring rolls. On a road trip through Texas Hill Country she stops in and tries her hand at making duck schnitzel in keeping with the historical roots of the region. In New Zealand, Samantha engages with the local Maori community in the city of Whakatane and learns how the traditional feast "Hangi" is made. What's food, without a drink? In Montreal, Samantha learns about how gin is made from local ingredients and then has a classic cocktail. On a fascinating trip to Seoul, South Korea Samantha learns how to make bulgogi, the classic Korean beef dish. Finally, in Santa Fe she learns how to make an enchilada "Christmas" style.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 -- 3:30pm Remind me

Lakes & Mountains of New Hampshire (#307H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

Visiting her hometown state, Samantha arrives on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington and goes straight to Funspot, the world's largest arcade. Not only does she play her childhood favorite video games, but gets a chance to chat with legendary owner, Bob Lawton. From there, Samantha grabs a tasty bite at a wildly popular local farm-to-table restaurant, aptly named Local Eatery. Samantha continues her tour of the Lakes Region by taking a loon-spotting cruise on Squam Lake, where she learns of the indigenous wildlife. Heading to the White Mountains Region, Samantha gets a sugar rush at Chutters, home of the world's longest candy counter, then takes a stroll through the remarkable town of Littleton, where she listens to a ukulele quartet perform at Northern Lights Music. Samantha concludes her trip with tea time at the historic Omni Mount Washington Resort, and a Cog Railway ride to the summit of Mount Washington State Park.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 -- 9:00am Remind me

Charleston, South Carolina (#212H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

The Holy City certainly has quite the history, as Samantha takes a walking tour through its hidden alleyways and the French Quarter. From blacksmithing to woodworking, Samantha learns about the mission and importance of the American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) along with its founding inspiration, blacksmith Philip Simmons. It is rice harvesting time, and Samantha learns about this old tradition on one of the few local farms that has kept the tradition alive and well. Leaving the rice fields, Samantha joins Executive Chef Forest Parker to have a traditional gourmet dinner at Revival, where the focus is on rice and other low country traditional recipes. What a better way to finish off dinner, Samantha checks out some local bluegrass music at the rooftop bar of The Vendue. With so much history in Charleston, Samantha cannot resist taking a tour of the haunted Old City Jail with the possibility of meeting some of its ghostly inhabitants. Continuing on, Samantha visits the City Market where she learns about the Gullah tradition of sweetgrass basket weaving and gets a lesson from a 5th generation basket weaver. The Gullah culture certainly has deep roots in these parts, as Samantha discovers at Boone Hall Plantation, where she joins Gloria learning more about the Gullah tradition during the time of slavery. Finishing off her visit, Samantha joins James Beard award-winning Pitmaster Rodney Scott at his restaurant to sample some of his legendary BBQ.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 -- 3:30pm Remind me

Phoenix, Arizona (#308H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

At the Desert Botanical Garden, Samantha and traveler Jack Maxwell take in the stunning beauty of wildflowers and blooming cactus as they walk the Sonoran Desert trails. They then hit up the popular Breadfruit & Rum Bar, who serve up unique Jamaican dishes and carefully concocted rum cocktails. At Cosanti Originals, Samantha leans the art of bronze pouring and bell making. From there, Samantha visits the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Taliesin West, which served as Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and architectural school. At The Tamale Store, Samantha grabs a bite at this award-winning family run restaurant, whose tasty tamales draw lines around the block. Exploring the one-of-a-kind Musical Instrument Museum, Samantha experiences over 7,000 instruments collected from around 200 of the world's countries and territories. Samantha then gets the ultimate farm to table restaurant experience at The Farm at South Mountain, whose focus includes self-sustainability and locally created arts. Sparking her theater roots, Samantha visits the brilliant Black Theatre Troupe, whose productions illuminate the African-American experience and culture.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 2, 2020 -- 9:00am Remind me

Budapest, Hungary (#301H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

Samantha takes in the stunning views overlooking the entire city atop Fisherman's Bastion on the Buda side of the Danube. At the opulent New York Cafe, Samantha experiences the local coffee culture and samples some tasty treats. Off to the Szechenyi Thermal Bath, Samantha takes the time to soak and swim in these popular relaxing mineral pools. At the Hungarian Parliament, Samantha enjoys the grand beauty of this historic building. Meeting up again with her friend she visits the Michelin-rated Stand restaurant and tries their elegant spin on traditional Hungarian Goulash. Budapest is all about classical music particularly at the Franz Liszt Music Academy, where she chats with world-class violinist Joshua Bell about his music and Budapest's influence upon him. Following the theme of music, Samantha enjoys skyline views atop the Aria Hotel Budapest, a hotel dedicated to music and musicians. The Dohany Street Synagogue is the world's second oldest synagogue and is Samantha's next stop, where she takes in its history with Chief Rabbi Robert Frolich. Closing out her night, Samantha rejoins Joshua Bell and fellow violinist Barnabas Kelemen at a local spot as they enjoy a live performance of gypsy violinists.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 4, 2020 -- 3:30pm Remind me

Vienna, Austria (#309H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

At the 3rd Man Museum, Samantha joins Gerhard to learn about his passion for the Oscar-winning film, The 3rd Man, and also gets some insight into Vienna's fascinating history. From there, they explore the famous underground canals and sewers featured in the film. Coming straight out of the underground passages, Samantha finds herself in the popular Naschmarkt, where she samples cheeses, chocolate and other local favorites. At the Austrian National Library, Samantha takes in the beauty and history of Europe's largest baroque library. At the House of Music, Samantha experiences a new approach to music on a playful and scientific level. At the "Granny Cafe", Samantha chats with two of the grandmother chefs, who strive to bring generations together through traditional baking. Samantha then visits with a 6-generation silver maker and 2-century old jeweler, who represent two of the last living ties to former Vienna Empire. Samantha joins a local friend for a boat ride on the Old Danube River, then hikes through a vineyard for a wine and food tasting.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 9, 2020 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Florida Keys & Key West (#302H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

Samantha takes a local food tour in Key West starting off with authentic Cuban food at El Siboney, then heads to the historic Speakeasy Inn & Rum Bar for a rum runner, the house specialty. From there, Samantha visits the Truman Little White House, the summer home of President Harry S. Truman while in office. Continuing on, Samantha takes a literary tour past the home of Tennessee Williams, strolls down Duval St. and finds herself seaside listening to the easygoing music of Howard Livingston at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. Arriving in Marathon, Samantha learns about the amazing rescue work done at the Turtle Hospital and assists in the release a rehabilitated turtle back into the wild. Samantha then meets a Lionfish huntress, Rachel Bowman, who makes a living by catching this invasive species and supplying them to local restaurants. At Sparky's, Samantha joins Rachel for Lionfish tacos prepared with the very Lionfish Rachel just caught.

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The Southern Finger Lakes, Ny (#310H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

At the Corning Museum of Glass, Samantha starts off her visit to Crystal City by learning about the history of glass and why Corning is the center of the glass world. She then takes a stroll through Corning's Gaffer District, and meets master engraver Max Erlacher at his Steuben glass collection shop. Heading to Bath, Samantha discovers the Betty Kay Bake Shop and their tasty "English-cut" donuts, and goes on a cemetery tour with the "cemetery lady" which concludes at the historic First Presbyterian Church of Bath, a certified Tiffany glass sanctuary. At the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Samantha learns all about this little-known American treasure, "the founder of the American Aircraft Industry". Taking a stroll along the Finger Lakes, Samantha finds out why this region is highly recognized by their wines at the Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 16, 2020 -- 9:00am Remind me

Top of the South Island, NZ (#303H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

Samantha bicycles through the sprawling Brancott Estate vineyards, which was the first to grow and bottle Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough, and then visits the te Pa Family Vineyards, where she learns of its 800-year old Maori roots. From land to sea, Samantha explores the Marlborough Sounds aboard the Pelorus Mail Boat, where she helps deliver mail to the locals who live off the beaten path. Havelock is the mussel capital of the world, here Samantha indulges at Mills Bay Mussels, which serves up tasty variations of green shell mussels. In Nelson, Samantha meets Dame Suzie Moncrieff at the World of Wearable Art (WOW), where experienced designers, students and novices from around the globe compete at their hugely prestigious event. Samantha then strolls through town with Grant Smithies, New Zealand's premier music writer, and learns about the happening Nelson scene. Taking to the sky, Samantha helicopters to a Lord of the Rings filming location at the peak of Mount Olympus, where Pilot Bill Reid shares stories of scouting with Director Peter Jackson. In Abel Tasman National Park, Samantha walks along Awaroa Beach and talks with Adam Gardner, who co-led a crowdfunding campaign raising $2+ million NZ dollars to purchase the beach and gifted it back the New Zealanders.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 18, 2020 -- 3:30pm Remind me

Auckland, New Zealand (#311H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

Samantha sails Auckland Harbor aboard the 2007 America's Cup winning Team New Zealand sailboat and talks with Peter Lester, a former cup competitor, coach and current sailing commentator. At the popular Gemmayze St., Samantha joins Chef Samir Allen at his traditional Lebanese restaurant that delivers with a modern twist. Only a 15-minute walk from the city center, Samantha explores Auckland Domain, a stunning park, with Paora Puru, a local Maori guide, and learns about its volcanic and Maori history. First of its kind in downtown Auckland, Samantha visits the Four Shells Kava Room and Shop and learns about the significance of this misunderstood root-based Pacific drink. Samantha then joins the Vodafone Warriors, where she plays rugby with this gritty women's team. At Giapo Ice Cream, husband and wife Chefs Giapo and Annarosa dazzle Samantha with their artistically inventive take on ice cream. Surfing is culture in New Zealand, Samantha leans this firsthand at Piha Beach where she chats with teen surfing champion, Gabby Paul, and then takes to the water boarding waves herself.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 -- 9:00am Remind me

Sonoma County, California (#304H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

Samantha takes to the Sonoma coastline on a road trip stopping off at various beaches and talks to a local guide about sustainability in Sonoma, the Pacific coast and what to look for off the beaten path. Turning to mainland Sonoma County, at California Carnivores, Samantha learns plants are also meat eaters, as she is marveled by the beauty and appetite of pitcher plants and Venus flytraps. Samantha then has a cider tasting in wine country at Devoto Gardens & Orchards that makes their ciders from heirloom apples. In an unexpected twist on a zoo, Samantha goes on an African Safari at Safari West and gets a chance to go face-to-face with a rhinoceros. A personal favorite, Samantha is delighted when she visits the Charles M. Schulz Museum and talks "Peanuts" with Charles' widow, Jeannie. Making cheese is quite the process which Samantha learns firsthand at the Achadinha Cheese Company, then has the pleasure to meet legendary wine-producer Reynaldo Robledo at his Robledo Family Winery, taste some of his flawless vintages and talk about his Mexican family heritage and the winery's roots.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 -- 3:30pm Remind me

The Coastline of Maine (#312H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

Samantha takes a road trip to Bar Harbor, enjoys breath-taking views from Acadia National Park and takes a cruise through Bass Harbor soaking in the sights of Desert Island and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. Back on the main land, Samantha learns about "junk sculpting" from steampunk sculptor, Ernie Abdelnour. then cannot resist the cinnamon twirl bread and blueberry pie that has made the Bread Box Bakery a local favorite. Continuing her road trip, Samantha learns about the deep history of Maine shipbuilding at the Maine Maritime Museum. Arriving in Kittery, Samantha samples the house specialty at a childhood favorite, Flo's Hot Dogs, then chats with legendary brewer, Tod Mott, at Tributary Brewing and concludes with a lobster picnic with her family at Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 30, 2020 -- 9:00am Remind me
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