France

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE
Rhine River Cruise

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE: Rhine River Cruise

 

Samantha’s epic cruise along the Rhine River includes a stop at Freiburg, Germany, which is the gateway to the Black Forest; Strasbourg, France and the Petite France neighborhood, and the iconic Heidelberg Castle.

 

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RICK STEVES’ SPECIAL
European Christmas

RICK STEVES' SPECIAL: European Christmas

 

Host Rick Steves visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to learn about customs, hear local choirs and discover holiday family traditions.

 

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NHK SPECIAL
Rescuing the Lost Battalion: The Story Behind the “Heroes”

NHK SPECIAL: Rescuing the Lost Battalion: The Story Behind the “Heroes”

 

Through interviews, reenactments and archival material, this documentary recounts the story behind the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of Japanese American soldiers who rescued a battalion of fellow US troops surrounded by German forces in France during the latter part of World War II. These Nisei soldiers became instant heroes – but at a steep cost.

 

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MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Daniel Rose and Jean-Georges Vongerichten

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING

 

It’s France meets New York on this special edition of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking with two of the world’s most famous chefs. Culinary legend Jean-Georges Vongerichten creates a fantastic French feast with chef Daniel Rose of Le Coucou in New York. One unexpected stop along the way, Chinatown, to pick up some ingredients for this Francophilian feast. An amuse-bouche of toasted egg yolk with caviar and chives sets the stage for bouillabaisse, a traditional Provencal seafood stew.

 

 

NATURE
Wild France

 

For most, a trip to France includes fine food, local wines, beautiful cities and celebrated culture of all kinds. This is a trip of a different sort altogether, featuring the unexpected flora and fauna of the country, both great and small. Journeying from the Pyrenees to the Alps, all around the mainland and south to Corsica, it is the story of the wild side of France. Breathtaking photography reveals wolves, wild boar and even bears living among France’s many mountains, valleys and forests.

 

 

 

JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
France – Following the Rhone

 

Joseph follows the Rhone River on its 500-mile journey through France to the Mediterranean Sea and rides this watery highway to experiences that embrace the grandeurs of the past and the glories of a moment. From the ancient ruins of Vienne to the monumental masterpieces of Avignon, Joseph discovers a wealth of historic, natural and cultural riches.

 

 

JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
France – Bordeaux

 

In his Bordeaux, France adventure Joseph tours the UNESCO World Heritage town of Bordeaux and the small wine making and exporting villages that comprise the region. Along the way he experiences castle visits, gourmet dinners and spectacular encounters with the history, art and music of the area.

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Cadanet, France

 

Travel to the interior of Provence when Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking visits Cadenet, France. Host Pete Evans takes a trip to see how the covetable fleur de sel salt is harvested from the pink waters of Aigues Mortes, a region of salt ponds bigger than Paris. Then, Pete meets up with the mother-daughter chef team of Reine and Nadia Sammut to source fresh artichokes from their local field and prepare them at their stellar countryside restaurant. Nadia has made it a point in her family’s restaurant to incorporate gluten-free items after she discovered she had Celiac disease; her mother Reine, who has been the owner of the restaurant for decades, melds her classic techniques with allergy-conscious ingredients. French heritage is found in both the setting and the feast: on the menu are artichokes Provençal, gluten-free focaccia, and a luscious lamb stew.

 

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Food Hour: Provence, France

GLOBE TREKKER - Food Hour: Provence, France

 

Culinary writer Rosie Lovell explores the South of France’s famous Cote D’Azur and encounters a rustic cuisine far removed from the French cooking of renown, like foie gras and truffles. Instead, Rosie discovers that the colloquial cuisine is shaped not just by the seasons but also by a wide-ranging climate, soil and geology. This is a remarkable region blessed with sun, sea, mountains, flowing rivers and lush plateau, offering up the most eclectic and fantastic produce served fresh on the plate.

 

 

AMERICAN MASTERS
Jacques Pépin

 

Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pépin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks and a charming Gallic accent, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America’s most beloved food icons.

 

 

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