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Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh

Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh

Laura McIntosh

As host and executive producer of the fun and informative traveling cooking program Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh, Laura shares fun and easy ways to enjoy food at its peak of freshness while, at the same time, educating consumers about the cultural and heritage aspects of food.



Seafood from the Gulf
#101H
Laura catches a feast today from the Gulf, and no one shows her how to cook it better than Mr. Louisiana himself, Celebrity Chef John Folse. Of course everyone needs a seaworthy boat, captain and secret ingredient to bring enough fish home to feed a hungry crew of guests waiting off shore. Laura also discusses the fresh waters off the coast with Secretary Robert Barham. Boy, he likes seafood. Ahoy, today we sail! For easy recipe ideas and tips, watch our Laura@Home segment featuring a Fresh Crab dish inspired by the Gulf & Chef John Folse!


Seafood from the Gulf
#101
Laura catches a feast today from the Gulf, and no one shows her how to cook it better than Mr. Louisiana himself, Celebrity Chef John Folse. Of course everyone needs a seaworthy boat, captain and secret ingredient to bring enough fish home to feed a hungry crew of guests waiting off shore. Laura also discusses the fresh waters off the coast with Secretary Robert Barham. Boy, he likes seafood. Ahoy, today we sail! For easy recipe ideas and tips, watch our Laura@Home segment featuring a Fresh Crab dish inspired by the Gulf & Chef John Folse!


Fresh Fig Recipes
#102H
Laura travels throughout California in search of one of the best fruits that Fall has to offer, figs! Laura learns from fig farmer, Kevin Herman, about the different varieties and origin of California Figs. While fresh in the fig orchard, Laura cooks with Chef Robert Del Grande of Cafe Annie in Houston, Texas. Chef Del Grande brings his big ideas to classic fig recipes and prepares an array of hearty dishes. For easy recipe ideas and tips, check out the Laura@Home segment featuring Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Honey.


Fresh Fig Recipes
#102
Laura travels throughout California in search of one of the best fruits that Fall has to offer, figs! Laura learns from fig farmer, Kevin Herman, about the different varieties and origin of California Figs. While fresh in the fig orchard, Laura cooks with Chef Robert Del Grande of Cafe Annie in Houston, Texas. Chef Del Grande brings his big ideas to classic fig recipes and prepares an array of hearty dishes. For easy recipe ideas and tips, check out the Laura@Home segment featuring Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Honey.


Fresh from Boston
#103H
Laura takes a quick trip to Boston and leaves no stone unturned as she visits Chef Frank McClelland's farm. We cook and explore the farm that feeds both his family and restaurant. Laura makes another stop to see friend and Chef Bill Brodsky then dives deep into an authentic Cranberry harvest. Working up an appetite while in the bogs, Laura stops in at landmark restaurants to fuel up on delicious dishes and makes a few pit stops along the way to soak up Boston. For easy recipe ideas and tips, check out the Laura@Home segment featuring a Cranberry Mignonette.


Fresh from Boston
#103
Laura takes a quick trip to Boston and leaves no stone unturned as she visits Chef Frank McClelland's farm. We cook and explore the farm that feeds both his family and restaurant. Laura makes another stop to see friend and Chef Bill Brodsky then dives deep into an authentic Cranberry harvest. Working up an appetite while in the bogs, Laura stops in at landmark restaurants to fuel up on delicious dishes and makes a few pit stops along the way to soak up Boston. For easy recipe ideas and tips, check out the Laura@Home segment featuring a Cranberry Mignonette.


Baking
#104H
Join Laura as she bakes the day away under a raisin arbor that's minute away from harvest. In this episode we will discover how raisins are cultivated and cooked. Laura uses this fresh ingredient to make sweet treats with friend and pastry Chef Bill Corbett. Laura will learn raisin-farming practices with Steve Kister, a third generation grower. Steve shares with Laura the lay of the land and reaffirms his sustainable farming practices. For easy recipe ideas and tips, check out the Laura@Home segment featuring a flavored whipped cream recipe!


Baking
#104
Join Laura as she bakes the day away under a raisin arbor that's minute away from harvest. In this episode we will discover how raisins are cultivated and cooked. Laura uses this fresh ingredient to make sweet treats with friend and pastry Chef Bill Corbett. Laura will learn raisin-farming practices with Steve Kister, a third generation grower. Steve shares with Laura the lay of the land and reaffirms his sustainable farming practices. For easy recipe ideas and tips, check out the Laura@Home segment featuring a flavored whipped cream recipe!


Southern Inspired Recipes
#105H
They say southern food is good for the soul and these recipes will certainly do the trick. Laura invites Chef Dean Dupuis a New England Native to the Central Valley to show off deep southern flair. The surprising bounty of greens showcased in the episode demonstrates this regions unique microclimate that is a secret treasure. Laura finds other treasure in the region with a family estate that began from less than modest means. Join our new segment of Laura@Home to prepare a collard green relish that is ready to add a southern inspiration to any recipe. Let's learn how to make Chow Chow!


Southern Inspired Recipes
#105
They say southern food is good for the soul and these recipes will certainly do the trick. Laura invites Chef Dean Dupuis a New England Native to the Central Valley to show off deep southern flair. The surprising bounty of greens showcased in the episode demonstrates this regions unique microclimate that is a secret treasure. Laura finds other treasure in the region with a family estate that began from less than modest means. Join our new segment of Laura@Home to prepare a collard green relish that is ready to add a southern inspiration to any recipe. Let's learn how to make Chow Chow!


Fresh Cherry Recipes
#106H
Laura invites friend and Executive Chef Patrick Mulvaney to Bringing It Home! Patrick shares exciting and easy recipes using fresh cherries in this episode of Bringing It Home. Watch and learn as Laura and Chef Mulvaney prepare these recipes straight from Laura's family orchard. How delicate are cherries to harvest...we will show you. Want more? Then don't miss the Laura@Home segment as she prepares her "Skinny" Simple Syrup. Learn how to make your favorite drinks with less guilt!


Fresh Cherry Recipes
#106
Laura invites friend and Executive Chef Patrick Mulvaney to Bringing It Home! Patrick shares exciting and easy recipes using fresh cherries in this episode of Bringing It Home. Watch and learn as Laura and Chef Mulvaney prepare these recipes straight from Laura's family orchard. How delicate are cherries to harvest...we will show you. Want more? Then don't miss the Laura@Home segment as she prepares her "Skinny" Simple Syrup. Learn how to make your favorite drinks with less guilt!


Italian Inspired Recipes
#107H
Laura travels to the big easy to catch up with two hot chefs, John Best and Alon Shaya. What do they have going on in the city that is known for it's love affair with food and entertainment? ...a great restaurant filled with food, family and fun. Watch and learn what is created in Domenica's kitchen. Prepare to be inspired by the energy and enthusiasm for serving up fresh and delicious meals. Laura will take to you to what's fresh and share how one of the key ingredients "wheat" is grown and prepared. She encourages viewers to know your farmer and know your food as you meet the grower behind the wheat. Watch our Laura@Home segment to learn how to prepare a delicious no rise pizza dough!


Italian Inspired Recipes
#107
Laura travels to the big easy to catch up with two hot chefs, John Best and Alon Shaya. What do they have going on in the city that is known for it's love affair with food and entertainment? ...a great restaurant filled with food, family and fun. Watch and learn what is created in Domenica's kitchen. Prepare to be inspired by the energy and enthusiasm for serving up fresh and delicious meals. Laura will take to you to what's fresh and share how one of the key ingredients "wheat" is grown and prepared. She encourages viewers to know your farmer and know your food as you meet the grower behind the wheat. Watch our Laura@Home segment to learn how to prepare a delicious no rise pizza dough!


Harvest
#108H
Laura travels to see one of the best disappearing acts for Fall, the Gravenstein apple harvest. The first apples to ripen in late summer are quickly disappearing. It is delicious and most arguably the most hallowed apple for the country states grower, Steve Dutton. Getting his Northern Carolina boots dirty, friend and Chef Dale Ray shares some harvest time recipes with Laura underneath these beautiful trees. Watch our Laura@Home segment as she prepares a squash-serving bowl for Chef Ray's Garden Winter Squash Soup. Want that extra nutty flavor? Try roasting the bowl in the oven!


Harvest
#108
Laura travels to see one of the best disappearing acts for Fall, the Gravenstein apple harvest. The first apples to ripen in late summer are quickly disappearing. It is delicious and most arguably the most hallowed apple for the country states grower, Steve Dutton. Getting his Northern Carolina boots dirty, friend and Chef Dale Ray shares some harvest time recipes with Laura underneath these beautiful trees. Watch our Laura@Home segment as she prepares a squash-serving bowl for Chef Ray's Garden Winter Squash Soup. Want that extra nutty flavor? Try roasting the bowl in the oven!


Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes
#109H
Taking a trip to Napa only gets better when Laura meets up with Chef Michael Chiarello to cook with fresh heirloom tomatoes at Connolly Ranch. Together they cook, they laugh and they learn. At the ranch, Laura meets Eileen Chiarello who explains the sustainable farming program for kids. Join Laura on Bringing It Home as she follows heirloom tomatoes from the field to the table with recipes such as Pappa al Pomodoro. Learn how to make "Pomegranate Caviar" with Laura@ Home. These pearls are fun to make and full of flavor. This recipe can also be used to prepare balsamic "caviar" as featured in Chef Chiarello's recipe.


Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes
#109
Taking a trip to Napa only gets better when Laura meets up with Chef Michael Chiarello to cook with fresh heirloom tomatoes at Connolly Ranch. Together they cook, they laugh and they learn. At the ranch, Laura meets Eileen Chiarello who explains the sustainable farming program for kids. Join Laura on Bringing It Home as she follows heirloom tomatoes from the field to the table with recipes such as Pappa al Pomodoro. Learn how to make "Pomegranate Caviar" with Laura@ Home. These pearls are fun to make and full of flavor. This recipe can also be used to prepare balsamic "caviar" as featured in Chef Chiarello's recipe.


Fresh Lemon Recipes
#110H
Laura McIntosh travels to what's fresh this week, Lemons! Laura will cook with Chef Jason Collis as he shows us four refreshing recipes that feature lemons. Learn how this citrus fruit is grown as we walk through a lush and aromatic lemon grove with grower Greg Patterson. Lemons are so versatile, from cooking and cleaning uses to herbal remedies. Lemons are great for decorating and brightening any room or add a little color to any occasion. Join Laura@Home to watch our segment featuring Laura's favorite ways to decorate with fresh lemons!


Fresh Lemon Recipes
#110
Laura McIntosh travels to what's fresh this week, Lemons! Laura will cook with Chef Jason Collis as he shows us four refreshing recipes that feature lemons. Learn how this citrus fruit is grown as we walk through a lush and aromatic lemon grove with grower Greg Patterson. Lemons are so versatile, from cooking and cleaning uses to herbal remedies. Lemons are great for decorating and brightening any room or add a little color to any occasion. Join Laura@Home to watch our segment featuring Laura's favorite ways to decorate with fresh lemons!


Garden Fresh Dishes
#111
Laura visits the beautiful and historic Napa Valley. While in town, she stops by the Culinary Institute of America to see Chef Scott Samuel. Chef Samuel shows us the lush and fresh gardens where daily harvests take place. The students like us, learn the benefits of sustainability and using fresh ingredients in their recipes during classes at the CIA. Join Laura and Chef Scott for delicious recipes and the breath taking views of the Napa Valley. For easy recipe ideas and tip check out the Laura@Home segment featuring watermelon slicing tips, fun and easy!


Fresh from Mexico
#112H
Laura knows that corn is a staple in many cultures, but no more important than in Hispanic cuisine. How it's grown and where it comes from is the most important start but showcasing the variety of dishes it can be used in is exciting and adventurous, too. Join Laura and guest Chef Carolen Barrett as she takes us to Mexico to uncover a taste of the culture, adventure and food. For easy recipe ideas and tips check out our Laura@Home segment featuring a delicious Tropical Guacamole recipe!


Fresh from Mexico
#112
Laura knows that corn is a staple in many cultures, but no more important than in Hispanic cuisine. How it's grown and where it comes from is the most important start but showcasing the variety of dishes it can be used in is exciting and adventurous, too. Join Laura and guest Chef Carolen Barrett as she takes us to Mexico to uncover a taste of the culture, adventure and food. For easy recipe ideas and tips check out our Laura@Home segment featuring a delicious Tropical Guacamole recipe!


Holiday
#113
With all the excitement of the Holiday season, it's nice to rely on recipes that we know will always taste great. Laura relies on one of her favorite chefs to pull it all together and invites him out for the holidays -Chef Josh Thomsen! In the field with Laura, Chef creates a beautiful Roasted Pheasant dish, Beef Short Ribs, Brussel Sprouts with Oyster Mushrooms & Pancetta and Potato Latkes. Laura thanks him with a spectacular Pomegranate Martini! Watch our all-new Laura@Home segment featuring Laura's favorite Farro Salad.







 

Host Laura McIntosh travels throughout the United States and beyond to visit crop-producing farms. Today’s most innovative chefs then turn each farm’s bountiful harvest into fresh, healthy, gourmet meals the whole family can enjoy. The recipes are simple, practical and delicious, with each designed to enhance the ingredients’ natural flavors.

Distributed by: The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)


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