Veteran TV programmer Chris Fennimore has hosted more than 35 live cooking marathons. He also serves as a food columnist for Pittsburgh magazine and writes a Sunday feature column for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Co-host of Holiday Table, Emily Luchetti is the executive pastry chef at Farallon Restaurant in San Francisco and a well-known cookbook. She was named Pastry Chef of the Year in 2004 by the James Beard Foundation and won the coveted IACP Cookbook Award in 2007.
Chris and Emily create Halloween treats that are perfect for any Halloween gathering. Isabelle von Boch sets the mood with a festive Halloween table.Goblin Juice; Witches Hair Pasta; Skeleton Crudite Platter; Caramel Dipped Apples; Black and Orange Ice Cream Cake.
Need ideas for quick ways to entertain family and friends over the holidays? Chris and Emily are putting together colorful and delicious antipasti platters that come together in minutes with all their favorite Italian ingredients. Style expert Susan Bertelsen gives tips on easy and quick ways to decorate the table for holiday entertaining.Antipasti Platters; Stuffed Eggplant Rolls; Potato Cakes with Smoked Fish and Caviar.
Here's a Thanksgiving twist: surprise your guests with their own individual portions of all their Thanksgiving favorites. Tabletop expert Nancy Moussette shows how to create a beautiful Thanksgiving table that will be as memorable as the meal.Stuffed Cornish Game Hens with Patapan Squash; Gingered Baby Carrots; Pearl Onions and Sweet Potato Tartlets; Cranberry Pumpkin Cakes.
Thanksgiving: Favorite Sides
Chris and Emily are getting sidetracked with delicious accompaniments for Thanksgiving dinner. Stylist Susan Bertelsen has easy tricks for turning an ordinary table into something that will dazzle your guests.Chestnut and Sausage Stuffing; Roasted Artichoke Hearts; Best-Ever Mashed Potatoes; Cranberry Tangerine Mold.
Chris and Emily have great ideas for those who like Thanksgiving leftovers as much as -- or more than -- the main dinner. Isabelle von Boch shows how to use color to create a striking tabletop for your holiday guests.Devonshire Sandwiches; Turkey Croquettes; Turkey Chili; Savory Bread Pudding.
Gifts from the Kitchen
Chris and Emily prove that it is better to head to the kitchen instead of the shopping center to create wonderful homemade gifts that will touch anyone's heart. Designer Jorge Perez has innovative ideas on packing homemade gifts with style.Lemoncello; Savory Popcorn; Walnut Caramels with Sea Salt; Spiced Pecans; Chocolate Almond Bark.
Chanukah: Latkes Three Ways
Guest expert and cookbook author Mitchell Davis makes three delicious variations of the beloved Jewish latke (pancakes) traditionally eaten during Chanukah. Tabletop expert Nancy Moussette reveals the secret for designing beautiful tables.Zucchini Latkes; Cauliflower Latkes; Cheese Latkes; Slow-Cooked ShortRibs with Wild Mushrooms and Apricots; Chocolate Rugelah.
Best-Ever Holiday Cookies
Emily puts her magical baking skills to work creating an assortment of holiday cookies that are as beautiful as they are buttery and delicious. Lord Wedgwood shows how to set an enticing table for high tea.Marmelade Window Cookies; Almond Biscotti; Coconut Macaroons; Ginger Cookies; Chocolate Caramel Pecan Squares.
Feasts of the Seven Fishes
Chris dives into his family cookbook to create the traditional Italian meal called Feast of the Seven Fishes enjoyed by Italians all over the world on Christmas Eve. Napa Valley wine legend Carlo Mondavi is setting the table Italian style.Baccala; Fruitti de Mare; Shrimp Oreganato; Flounder Rollups; Zabaglione Filled Pannetone.
A Traditional Holiday Feast
Chris and Emily are preparing a crowd-pleasing holiday dinner with all-time favorites including a sumptuous standing rib roast and Baked Alaska. Isabelle von Boch creates a toy fantasy on her Christmas dinner table.Mushroom Tarte Tatin; Standing Rib Roast; Popovers; Oven Roasted Tomatoes; Baked Alaska.
Joyce White On Kwaanza
Soul food expert Joyce White is whipping up a menu for Kwaanza that will satisfy both your soul and your stomach like none other. Stylist Durand Guion applies tips from the world of fashion to design a stunning and striking Kwaanza table.Sweet Potato Fries; Gulf Coast Gumbo; Down Home Cornbread; Buttermilk Ginger Cake.
Uptown Brunch for New Year's
It's an uptown celebration for New Year's Day brunch as Chris and Emily prepare an array of dishes designed to dazzle your guests.Smoked Trout; Cornmeal Blinis with Caviar; Scotch Eggs; Stuffed French Toast; Pear Devonshire Cream Trifle.
For Chocolate Lovers Only
Chris and Emily are preparing desserts laden with a heavy dose of both love and chocolate. Lord Wedgwood sets a beautiful and romantic table to showcase these Valentine treats.Chocolate Fondue; Raspberry Chocolate Hazelnut Tart; Drunken Chocolate Cake with Rum; Double Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches.