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P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table
In his new series, acclaimed lifestyle expert and garden designer P. Allen Smith (host of the long-running P. Allen Smith's Garden Home) offers exciting ways to combine the gardening and dining experience.
Inspired by his latest book, P. Allen Smith's Garden To Table features growing tips, seasonal recipes and decorating ideas designed to help viewers incorporate the garden-to-table concept into their lifestyle.
Whether prepared by Allen or a guest chef, all of the featured recipes contain fresh-from-the-garden produce, with some dishes honoring Allen's Southern heritage, like his great-grandmother's blackberry jam cake.
Another regular segment spotlights Allen's ideas for creating a beautiful, all-occasion table setting, or tablescape, by using freshly picked elements from the garden.
Other series highlights include: a tour of Allen’s orchard, an entire episode dedicated to both eggs and salad greens and tricks for turning smallest space into a mini-farm — complete with a beehive.
Distributed by: American Public Television (APT)
An award-winning garden designer and host of P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home and P. Allen Smith's Garden To Table, Allen has emerged as America’s most recognized garden design expert, providing ideas and inspiration for novice and expert gardeners alike.
Bunches of Blueberries
This episode of P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table is all about blueberries. Allen goes to Oregon to sample several delicious blueberry dishes and visits a plant where they harvest blueberries. Back at the farm, he makes his homemade blueberry muffins. Allen shows how use blueberries as an ornamental plant when he to puts together a "deckscape with a blueberry theme.
P. Allen Smith is having a Tomato Festival in the garden! At the height of tomato season, Chef Josh Smith who makes a delicious tomato gazpacho and explains how to properly cook heritage poultry joins Allen. There's also a tomato tasting happening in Allen's one-acre vegetable garden where guests sample heirloom tomatoes and vote on their favorite. Allen decorates the tables for this festival using you guessed it, tomatoes!
P. Allen Smith shares with us the many things you can do with orchard fruit, including a crunchy pear salad, grilled nectarines with bleu cheese and a refreshing peach beverage. Allen decorates a festive fall table using apples. Allen pays a visit to an expert on peaches and takes us on a tour of his orchard at the farm.
P. Allen Smith is celebrating the fall harvest at the farm with a lot of friends. If you love autumn, this is the episode for you! Allen shares several delicious recipes like his mouthwatering pumpkin creme brulee and roasted chicken and pumpkin stew. Plus, chef Ashley Christenson is on hand to help Allen harvest sweet potatoes and, in turn, she shows him how to make a simple sweet potato dish with honey mustard and brown sugar. Allen also talks to a guest about Southern cuisine and shows us what he did to decorate for the big party by using sumac branches as chandeliers!
In this episode, P. Allen Smith showcases the egg. Allen visits chef Patrick Herron to learn about duck eggs and make some incredible desserts. Plus, we learn about a rare breed of heritage ducks called Aylesburys and what's being done to protect them. Allen also gets to crack the mystery behind the amazing chemistry involved while cooking with eggs. Finally, Allen shares some delicious recipes including a red pepper frittata.
P. Allen Smith demonstrates the ease of growing your own salad greens. This episode explores the vocabulary and range of "greens." Allen steps into the garden and shows off some of his favorites. Plus, learn how to make an appetizing Nicoise salad for your next dinner party.
In this GARDEN TO TABLE episode, P. Allen Smith shows how you can take even the smallest outdoor spaces and turn them into your own mini-farm. Allen demonstrates how to use straw bales to create raised beds. And if you love honey, find out how to maintain a beehive right in your own back yard!
The Emergence of Spring
In this GARDEN TO TABLE episode, P. Allen Smith picks dandelions -not to make wishes but to create a salad! Allen also steps into the garden to plant asparagus. Plus, Allen makes an amazing tablescape using daffodils.
The Joy of Canning
P. Allen Smith invites Aunt Genny over to learn her secrets of canning. Allen also shares with us how he makes one of his favorite marmalades using mandarin oranges, and then puts it to use making a delightful cake. Finally, Allen takes a tour of an old-fashioned canning company.
Cooking for Old-Fashioned Flavor
Step back in time in this episode of P. ALLEN SMITH'S GARDEN TO TABLE. Allen visits an 18th-century cooking expert and learns how to use the tools of the trade. Allen also cooks up his great grandmother's a blackberry jam cake and an amazing buttermilk pie recipe from a 1923 handwritten note.
Amber Waves of Grain
P. Allen Smith visits with a neighboring wheat farmer and talks about what it takes to grow hundreds of acres of grain. Allen also visits the rice capital of the world in Stuttgart, Arkansas during one of its busiest times of the year. Allen also shows us how to put grains to use in the kitchen with a couple of his favorite recipes.
Crazy for Berries
P. Allen Smith is picking on berries in this episode of GARDEN TO TABLE. Allen visits a you-pick-em strawberry operation and then demonstrates how to put them to use in the kitchen to make refreshing strawberry lemonade. We'll also hear a short history lesson on the "Indian Series" of blackberries and how they were developed and get ideas for using blueberries in your landscaping.
Herbs & Roses
P. Allen Smith invites James Beard award winning Chef Jerry Traunfeld to help him concoct an herb filled multi-course menu to serve guests attending the dedication of the new rose garden at the Garden Home Retreat. Allen also demonstrates the ease of drying and storing your own herbs. Plus, a mystery solved... is garlic an herb or a vegetable?
Back to Basics
P. Allen Smith makes a visit to the Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire. There he tours the vegetable garden and teaches us about the art of broom making. Plus, Allen shares a favorite family recipe - Aunt Antha's Corn Pudding.
Fire Up The Grill
It's time to get the grill fired up as P. Allen Smith brings the garden to the barbeque. In this episode of Garden to Table, Allen heads to Oklahoma where they are grilling veggies and whipping up a Mint Raspberry Iced Tea recipe that is a must try for your next gathering. Then learn how to create an elegant outdoor tablescape using gourds.
Fresh fish is on the menu in this episode of P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table. Also tips on growing cabbage and using it to create a delicious Cole Slaw. Plus, a fishing trip in the Arkansas Delta in search of crappie.
P. Allen Smith searches the suburbs of Chicago and finds a front yard filled with edible flora. Allen also makes a stop at the nation's first certified organic rooftop farm. Back in Arkansas Allen demonstrates Plus, a tablescape design from a 19th century plantation home.
In this episode of Garden to Table, P. Allen Smith traces the origins of Soul Food. Allen also heads to the garden to harvest okra and then puts it to use in the kitchen. And a look at a festival in the South dedicated to the purple hull pea.
America's First Food
P. Allen Smith visits Monticello, the home of our third president and first foodie. At Thomas Jefferson's home Allen heads to the garden to see what is being harvested for their annual festival. Allen also goes inside Monticello to see what a dining experience in the home would have been like in the early 1800s.
Get your shovel and trowel ready. P. Allen Smith is getting down and dirty in this episode of Garden to Table. Allen is pulling root vegetables out of the ground and putting them on a plate. Allen demonstrates a gorgeous tablescape idea for your next brunch.
Beans & Things
In this episode of Garden to Table, P. Allen Smith is harvesting beans for use in the kitchen. Allen also visits a soybean farm and has some gardening tips for planting asparagus beans. And food trucks are taking the nation by storm... a visit with one that is dedicated to keeping it green.
Farming with Water
Seventy percent of the earth's surface is covered with water and so is its most important grain, rice. In this episode of Garden to Table, Allen visits a rice field in the peak of harvest. Allen also tests your grain vocabulary and a guest chef has an ingenious way of removing caramel from a bowl with water.
Big City, Farm Living
It's harvest season at the farm again, which means it's time for P. Allen Smith to gather his friends to enjoy the bounty of the garden. In this episode of Garden to Table, Chef Peter Hoffman of Manhattan brings his farm-fresh, in-season approach to Allen's kitchen. Allen also has some simple tips on how to put together an amazing indoor tablescape for a large group of guests.
Poultry In Motion
The State Fair is underway and P. Allen Smith is checking out the feathered creatures in the poultry barn. Poultry scientist Keith Bramwell also makes a visit to the farm to talk about the perfect backyard animal that keeps on giving. Plus, a dessert made with a chef's egg of choice.
5 Mile Dinner
In this episode of Garden to Table, P. Allen Smith recognizes the work of chefs and farmers across the country that are providing local food for local people. Allen also visits a thriving community garden and even helps plant some peanuts. Plus, Allen demonstrates a recipe for pork dumpling that will knock your socks off.
The Rite of Spring
Allen is preparing for a fun-filled Spring celebration at the farm. He shows us how to take elements from the garden and the spice rack to make natural Easter egg dyes. He also offers advice on preparing for the celebration days in advance. Plus, we learn how to make mint ice cubes and a delicious Mint Tea Punch. Recipes include a Spring Salad and Walnut Sherry Dressing recipe and a great way to use extra mustard in your fridge to make a lamb rub.
There's More Than Meets The Arc
Allen is in St. Louis, Missouri where he visits Schlayfly Bottleworks, a local brewery and restaurant that grows and serves fresh vegetables from their garden. Also in St. Louis, the chef at Five Bistro shares a special recipe and Allen makes the famous gooey butter cake, a little far-fetched from homegrown BUT, a true St. Louis experience.
Follow The Pig
Allen takes viewers on a true farm-to-table journey in this episode as he "follows the pig" in Kansas City by visiting a local farm that raises grain-fed pork and a local butcher shop that only selects locally raised and steroid- free meat. And you can't visit Kansas City without trying some of the best BBQ in the country. Allen visits with a long time employee at the famous Arthur Bryant's restaurant to get some tips on smoking meat.
Food and Fun Go Together
Allen shares earth-friendly tips on packing a healthy picnic lunch. Allen then hits the road for visits to the roof top garden at Chicago's Markethouse restaurant and a community garden in Kansas City. Plus, Allen shows us how to properly can peppers straight from the garden.
Arousing Your Senses
Allen shares recipes and garden advice on herbs and fruit that appeal to our sense of smell and taste. He shows us how to plant a citrus herb container and how to use some of the herbs in fabulous recipes. Allen will also show us how to prepare a refreshing sun tea with lemon and fresh rosemary.
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