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RICK STEVES’ SPECIAL
European Festivals, Part 2 of 2

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: European Festivals, Part 2 of 2

 

In this second of two episodes on Europe’s greatest festivals, we’ll dance with Spaniards at Sevilla’s April Fair, celebrate Bastille Day in Paris, run with the bulls at Pamplona, and hoist a frothy stein at Munich’s Oktoberfest. And we’ll celebrate a traditional family Christmas, browsing the holiday market in Nürnberg and sledding down alpine slopes by torchlight in Switzerland. With the entire Continent as our playground, fun is our mission.

 

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WONDERS OF MEXICO
The Burning North

WONDERS OF MEXICO: The Burning North

 

A journey across Northern Mexico reveals a desert rich in life. From prairie dogs fighting snakes, bats hunting scorpions and tiny owls living in giant cacti, its animals have found clever ways to survive against the odds.

 

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MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Maria Loi’s Guest Feast

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: Maria Loi's Guest Feast

 

Authentic Greek flavors are served up on this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking. Esteemed Greek chefs Maria Loi and Maria Benardis give host Pete Evans the insider’s tour of some of the city’s best ingredients. This includes foraging for mushrooms just north of the city, and a stop at Urbani Truffles to pick up a few delicate morsals for Pete’s Greek-inspired salad with feta and fresh truffles. The culinary trio also makes a stop at the famous Poseidon Greek Bakery to pick up a little dessert to cap off a memorable feast.

 

 

RICK STEVES’ SPECIAL
European Festivals, Part 1 of 2

 

In this first of two episodes on Europe’s greatest festivals, we’ll cheer with the masses at Siena’s crazy Palio horse race, toss a caber at a Scottish Highland Games, don a mask for Carnevale in Venice, and celebrate Easter in Greece. Dropping in on some of the Continent’s top parties, we discover that each one is a celebration of traditional culture, and all of them are full of opportunities to sing and dance, feast on traditional food, and party with locals.

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Wisconsin

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING

 

On a farm in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking host Michelle Bernstein puts on her rubber boots and visits Twin Elm Gardens, where there are no seasonal limits – greenhouses extend crops well into the winter months so produce is fresh and available year round. With a tip of the toque to some of the nation’s well crafted Wisconsin cheese, chef Justin Carlisle grills beef steak with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, sorrel, and sharp provolone. And Greenbay’s rockstar chef Chris Mangless prepares ricotta and grana gnudi with local mushroom, thyme, and flowering chives, followed up by rhubarb with cheese for a decadent dessert.

 

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Travel Skills: Cruising

 

Setting sail on the Mediterranean, we’ll explore the ins and outs and pros and cons of cruising. We’ll learn how to get the most out of a cruise and exercise our independence to make smart use of limited time on shore by planning well, avoiding lines, and eating quick-but-local meals on the go. Along with the joys and efficiencies of cruising, we’ll consider the downsides, including the inevitable congestion and commercialism that comes with mass tourism.

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Fresno

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: Fresno

 

Los Angeles chefs Nyesha Arrington and Antonia Lofaso join host Pete Evans as they cook from the heart of the abundant San Joaquin Valley. Nestled in a scenic vineyard, this talented trio grills up lamb saddle with charred peas and a summer sauce verte. Add to that: goat cheese-wrapped blueberries with a pistachio and herb crust, a smoked fish salad, grilled Asian long beans and broccoli with local herbs, and a fantastic Pavlova with blueberries and dried fruit.

 

 

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