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12:00 amPerfect Day A Taste of the Island - Aland, Finland

Wasabi-Marinated Melon with Norwegian Lobster Tempura and Tomato, Perch and Chorizo Soup is made.

12:30 amRick Steves' Europe

Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport public television viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside. In the eighth season of RICK STEVES' EUROPE, Rick rediscovers some of his favorite destinations in France, Italy, the Netherlands, the C...

1:00 amLidia's Kitchen Symphony of Pastas

There is nothing like pasta to bring Lidia's family to the table. In this episode, Lidia shares some of her favorite pasta dishes including a comforting Baked Rigatoni with Zucchini, a delicious Penne with Ricotta and Mushrooms and one of her personal favorites, Fettuccine with a Clam and Leek Sauce.

1:30 amCook's Country From America's Test Kitchen Favorites with A Chinese Accent

Chinese-Style Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Chinese Chicken Salad and a ready rice tasting are featured.

2:00 amNew Scandinavian Cooking Summer On A Plate

In the Eastern Norway seaport of Hvaler, Andreas makes several coastal delicacies, including blue mussels grilled with fresh herbs and flatfish in a nutty butter sauce. As a main course, Andreas oven-roasts a chicken and tops off the meal with a milkshake using the season's first strawberries.

2:30 amCooking with Nick Stellino Seafood Feast

Mussel Soup with Curry; Linguine with Red Clam Sauce; Halibut over Minted Zucchini with Garlic.

3:00 amThis Old House

Roger starts on the new bluestone front walk despite some significant grade challenges. Around back, tile contractor Mark Ferrante is installing porcelain tile made to look like slate in the screen porch. Kevin recaps the vanity project and meets Richard to see the sink and faucet set. In nearby Acton, Roger visits a stone ...

3:30 amRick Steves' Europe

Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport public television viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside. In the eighth season of RICK STEVES' EUROPE, Rick rediscovers some of his favorite destinations in France, Italy, the Netherlands, the C...

4:00 amTravelscope Istanbul: At the Crossroads of History

Joseph investigates the city's past and explores bazaars and Istanbul's many historic neighborhoods.

4:30 amLidia's Kitchen Symphony of Pastas

There is nothing like pasta to bring Lidia's family to the table. In this episode, Lidia shares some of her favorite pasta dishes including a comforting Baked Rigatoni with Zucchini, a delicious Penne with Ricotta and Mushrooms and one of her personal favorites, Fettuccine with a Clam and Leek Sauce.

5:00 amChefs A' Field: Culinary Adventures That Begin on the Farm Boston, Massachusetts - Bluefin

Stan Frankenthaler search the sea for the giant bluefin tuna with harpooner Billy Chaprales.

5:30 amBringing It Home with Laura Mcintosh Fresh From Boston

Laura takes a trip to Boston, visits Chef Frank McClelland's farm and makes a Cranberry Mignonette.

6:00 amCiao Italia With Mary Ann Esposito Cooking For Friends - Cucinando Per Gli Amici

Ricotta Gnocchi with Rape and Pignola Nut Sauce is followed by Stuffed Breast of Veal.

6:30 amSimply Ming On the Road - Boston Vendor Trucks - Mobile Cuisin

Ming explores Boston's street food scene and creates a unique East-West Vietnamese sandwich.

7:00 amRough Cut: Woodworking With Tommy Mac Demilune Table

Tommy builds a classic Demilune Table with a stunning antique looking veneer belt.

7:30 amMoveable Feast with Fine Cooking

Pete Evans joins in foraging for oysters for the feast in the seaside town of Duxbury, MA.

8:00 amCiao Italia With Mary Ann Esposito Sandwiches For Little Easter/panini Per Pasquetta

Mary Ann travels to Boston's Tutto Italiano Italian Specialty store, where the Locilento family prepares a variety of foods to celebrate the day after Easter. Back in the bakery, Emilio bakes the crunchy Panini for sandwiches, in the kitchen Angelo makes his classic frittata sandwich, while out front Mary Ann and Marilena m...

8:30 amNick Stellino Cooking With Friends Andy's Pork Tenderloin

Andy Husbands of Tremont 647 in Boston cooking up his 1st Place BBQ Glaze with Pork Tenderloin.

9:00 amCiao Italia With Mary Ann Esposito Festival of the Seven Fishes - La Festa Dei Sette Pesci

Baccala, skillet fried shrimp, tuna, smelts and swordfish are made with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

9:30 amSimply Ming On the Road with Michael Schlow at Tico

Red Tape Steak and a Double Lamb Chop with Pea Shoot-Beet Salad are prepared in Boston.

10:00 amRough Cut: Woodworking With Tommy Mac Memory Box

This special episode of Rough Cut features Boston Police Chief Ed David sharing his memories of the Boston Marathon bombings by making a memory box with host Tommy MacDonald. Designed to hold memories of a loved one, the box's design shows how easy it is to build this weekend project at home.

10:30 amAmerica's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated

Florentine Lace Cookies are created at Lakota Bakery outside of Boston. Almond Biscotti is made.

11:00 amCooking with Nick Stellino Southern Comfort

Chicken Milanese Southern Style; Biscuits & Gravy; Nanci's Lobster Mac & Cheese.

11:30 amSimply Ming

Chef Ming and Chef Einat Admony show how to make Purees explode with texture and flavor.

12:00 pmEssential Pépin Sweets for My Sweet

Tartelettes Aux Fruit Panaches, Tarte Tatin, Meme's Apple Tar and Chocolate and Nut Pies are made.

12:30 pmLidia's Kitchen Family Favorites

It's all about family in this episode as Lidia shares three of her favorite family recipes. Marinated Meatballs, Zucchini Parmigiana, Artichoke Carbonara and Jam Filled Mezzaluna are the stars of this episode.

1:00 pmCook's Country From America's Test Kitchen

Green Chile Cheeseburgers, Five-Alarm Chili and tips for making your own Burger are showcased.

1:30 pmNew Scandinavian Cooking The Smokehouse

In this episode, Andreas visits the smokehouses of Western Norway. Andreas combines salted and smoked lamb with three different, fresh-tasting dips. For an appetizer, he makes a quick-cured lamb and trout with smoked apple. For the main course, Andreas does his take on a traditional honey-glazed lamb served with a crisp cab...

2:00 pmCooking with Nick Stellino Southern Comfort

Chicken Milanese Southern Style; Biscuits & Gravy; Nanci's Lobster Mac & Cheese.

2:30 pmThis Old House

Roger starts on the new bluestone front walk despite some significant grade challenges. Around back, tile contractor Mark Ferrante is installing porcelain tile made to look like slate in the screen porch. Kevin recaps the vanity project and meets Richard to see the sink and faucet set. In nearby Acton, Roger visits a stone ...

3:00 pmRick Steves' Europe

Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport public television viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside. In the eighth season of RICK STEVES' EUROPE, Rick rediscovers some of his favorite destinations in France, Italy, the Netherlands, the C...

3:30 pmTravelscope St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Close to Home, but a World Away

These stunning Caribbean isles offer water activities including snorkeling, swimming and sailing.

4:00 pmDr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!

Dr. Fuhrman is back on PBS with a lecture about a lifestyle where you seek foods, recipes and menus that are nutrient rich, so that your body is supplied with its nutritional needs for optimum health, disease prevention and maximum lifespan.

5:30 pmJoy Bauer's Food Remedies

For many people, knowing what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat is a puzzle they've lost all hope of ever solving. Anyone who has ever tried to make a commitment to healthy eating knows the obstacles: The dizzying number of choices in grocery stores and restaurants; the crazy, on-the-go schedules of every member of t...

7:30 pmAging Backwards with Miranda Esmonde-White

AGING BACKWARDS WITH MIRANDA ESMONDE-WHITE provides valuable insights on combating the physical signs and consequences of aging. Scientific, yet entertaining and accessible, the three-part special shares practical information on slowing down and potentially reversing the aging process through exercise and other lifestyle ch...

8:30 pmSkinny Gut Vibrant You with Brenda Watson

More than 100 million Americans suffer from frequent digestive disorders and over 65% are overweight or obese. Now, New York Times bestselling author and digestive expert Brenda Watson, C.N.C., discusses the solution in her newest public television special, Skinny Gut Vibrant You. Viewers will discover the newest science sh...

10:00 pmRough Cut: Woodworking With Tommy Mac Memory Box

This special episode of Rough Cut features Boston Police Chief Ed David sharing his memories of the Boston Marathon bombings by making a memory box with host Tommy MacDonald. Designed to hold memories of a loved one, the box's design shows how easy it is to build this weekend project at home.

10:30 pmAmerica's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated

Florentine Lace Cookies are created at Lakota Bakery outside of Boston. Almond Biscotti is made.

11:00 pmAmerica's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated

Cuban-Style Picadillo is prepared, Tortilla presses are reviewed and Cuban Shredded Beef is made.

11:30 pmSimply Ming

Chef Ming and Chef Einat Admony show how to make Purees explode with texture and flavor.

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