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RICK STEVES’
Heart of Italy

 

Host Rick Steves delves deep into the Italian heartland, where la dolce vita is a way of life. Rick visits his favorite stretch of Mediterranean coastline, as he goes fishing for anchovies, sips wine out of rustic barrels, brings flowers to hilltop cemeteries, and savors twinkling Mediterranean vistas.

 

 

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE
Hill County, Texas

 

There is a big difference between Texas and Texas Hill Country, and Samantha finds this out quickly when she takes to the road exploring these legendary lands in search of her favorite wildflower, the Texas bluebonnet. In her quest, Samantha visits a wildflower seed farm that produces fields of stunning wildflowers, gets to taste fine cuisine at a farm-to-table German bistro and discovers a tucked-away weingarten serving locally produced Hill Country wines. Back on the road, Samantha frequents the oldest bakery in Texas, made famous for its 100-year strudel recipe, and finally Samantha gets to shake a leg -arriving at historic Gruene Hall, Texas’ oldest dance hall.

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Carmel, California

 

Visit the quaint seaside town of Carmel for a coastal episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking. Host Curtis Stone joins chefs Justin Cogley and James Syhabout as they forage for seaweed at low tide along the area’s iconic 17-Mile Drive. They then travel to a vineyard in the Carmel Valley specializing in Pinot Noir and learn how its exquisite estate-grown wines benefit from the land’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean. An intimate feast is prepared at Aubergine at l’Auberge Carmel, where Chef Cogley leads as Executive Chef. On the menu are items the chefs have found along their journey: foraged seaweed and vegetables, grilled rack of lamb, and Monterey Bay abalone.

 

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Art Trails of the French Riviera

GLOBE TREKKER: Art Trails of the French Riviera

 

Trekker Kate Comer searches out the refuges and favorite playgrounds of great artists like Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso and Chagall along the extraordinary art trail of the French Riviera. Exploring the towns of Arles, Aix, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Antibes, Vence, Biot and Nice, Kate takes in the sun and peerless blue skies, the rugged mountains and sublime coastline that attracted these iconoclasts to the Riviera.

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Paris, France

 

Experience Paris like a local in this special episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking. Host Pete Evans pays a visit to two culinary icons: chefs Patricia Wells and Guy Savoy, who collaborate to cook an authentic feast in Patricia’s beautiful home.  Patricia, a celebrated author and chef who left the United States in the 1980s to pursue writing and cooking in France, guides Pete to the President Wilson Market for gorgeous, fresh produce. Guy, whose eponymous restaurant remains a stalwart fixture in the culinary world, takes Pete to Quatrehomme, a fromage institution to sample the best cheeses that Paris has to offer. Then, our chefs prepare a comforting and classic French feast, featuring a salad that must be tossed 32 times, steak frites, an elegant preparation of asparagus, and of course, plenty of wine and cheese.

 

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Siena and Tuscanyʻs Wine Country

 

Join writer and host Rick Steves as he experiences the local culture, cuisine and fun in some of Europe’s most interesting places.

 

Siena and Tuscany’s Wine Country Italy’s Siena, once a proud and independent city-state, retains its traditions. Rick enjoys a front-row seat at a wild horse race, marvels at cultural treasures, then heads to the wine country.

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Assisi and Italian Country Charm

 

Join writer and host Rick Steves as he experiences the local culture, cuisine and fun in some of Europe’s most interesting places.

 

Assisi and Italian Country Charm
In the Italian countryside, Rick watches prosciutto and pecorino cheese being made. In Assisi – the hometown of St. Francis – he explores its stony center before trekking to its awe-inspiring basilica, built on the tomb of the beloved saint.

 

CURIOUS TRAVELER
Curious French Villages

 

This series takes viewers on an enriching and entertaining “field trip for grown-ups” to some of the most intriguing cities in Europe and North America. Journalist Christine Van Blokland brings her passion and genuine curiosity about the arts, quirky characters, storytelling and lifelong learning to this new series. In each location, Christine explores the hidden histories in their art, architecture, museums, monuments, houses of worship and city parks.

 

Curious French Villages
Why did the famous French architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc only work on one residence: the historic Roquetaillade Castle? Why is there a monolithic church in Saint-Emilion? Why is there a giant wall around the tiny village of Blaye? And why was Bourg-en-Gironde built into the side of a cliff?

 

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