GROWING A GREENER WORLD blends the latest trends in eco-friendly living with traditional gardening know-how. The series highlights the diverse people, organizations and events that seek to raise environmental awareness and encourage better stewardship of the planet. GROWING A GREENER WORLD combines the expertise and engaging styles of veteran television host and nationally recognized authority on gardening and sustainability, Joe Lamp’l (a.k.a. joe gardener), with the “Most Watched Gardening Personality on the Web,” Garden GirlPatti Moreno. Each episode contains one compelling feature story and one how-to segment for growing your own food, followed by a four-minute segment with chef Nathan Lyon (A Lyon in the Kitchen) who uses fresh-from-the-garden fruit, vegetables or herbs to create simple and delicious dishes. Lyon, a finalist for the 2006 The Next Food Network Star, believes the fresher the ingredients, the better the food.
It’s time for the annual Independence Day cookout, and the “Grill Master” Steven Raichlen is taking us on a barbecue tour from sea to shining sea. This U.S. barbecue excursion starts in the Midwest and heads to all the cookout hotspots, all the way down through Southern California. Treat your Fourth of July revelers to an all-American barbecue with KCPT Create!
Enjoy a full day of P. Allen Smith’s Garden To Table. From the backyard, straight to your kitchen table, Allen uses the freshest ingredients in his easy to make recipes including blueberry muffins, frittatas and pear salad. Allen will also show us that goodies from the garden aren’t just to eat. You’ll enjoy his home décor tips too. Spend the day with P. Allen Smith!
When Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker, award-winning filmmakers of The War Room, Startup.com and Don’t Look Back, turn their sights on the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France awards, the country’s Nobel Prize for pastry, you’re in for a treat. In “Kings of Pastry,” 16 chefs, including Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago’s French Pastry School, whip up the most gorgeous, delectable, gravity-defying concoctions and edge-of-your-seat drama as they deliver their spun-sugar desserts to the display table. The inevitable disasters and successes prove both poignant and hilarious.