Saturday Marathons for October

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KLRU Create will inspire you to craft something new with these Saturday theme days in October.
10/5 – Journey to Latin America
Travel the Caribbean and South America in honor of Hispanic Heritage month.  Joseph Rosendo, Rudy Maxa and Pati Jinich will take you to Mexico, Puerto Rico and beyond.  You’ll be overwhelmed by the rich history, beautiful landscapes, tasty cuisine and cultural experiences.  This is a trip you don’t want to miss!

10/12 – Andiamo in Italia
Who doesn’t love a good bowl of pasta? In honor of Columbus Day, Create is celebrating with all things Italian! We’re inviting you to authentic Italian kitchens and historic cities and highlighting the best Italian inspired recipes.  Leading the celebration are chefs Nick Stellino and Mary Ann Esposito and world traveler Burt Wolf.  Join us to learn a little Italian culture this Columbus Day and Andiamo in Italia!

10/19 – Lose It or Use It
As the seasons are changing, everyone is cleaning up and cleaning out. But where does that leave the things that have been on your shelf for 10 years or the broken pot in the garden? Not to mention the leftovers from last night’s dinner. Join P. Allen Smith, Katie Brown, and others to learn how to put all these things to good use, instead of taking up space. Clean up your living space and the environment with lose it to use it.

10/26 – Autumn Harvest
As the weather gets cooler, we look ahead to harvest time.  Enjoy apple, pumpkin, squash and sweet potato recipes by Katie Brown, P. Allen Smith, Joanne Weir and many more.  These versatile fruits and vegetables will keep your family wanting more!  It looks as though this year’s harvest will be plentiful.

Create special days with KLRU Create

Starting at 10 am each Saturday in March, KLRU Create offers viewers themed programming to get you started on various projects. KLRU Create is on channel 18.2 over the air.

March 5                Let the Good Times Roll
In honor of the biggest party on the bayou, “Laissez Les Bons Temps Roule” – Let the Good Times Roll!  We’re celebrating Mardi Gras, with chefs Steve Raichlen, John Folse, Paul Prudhomme and John Shields.  They will be preparing the finest seafood and Cajun dishes just in time for Fat Tuesday!

March 12                Top O’ the Morning
Today everyone is Irish and we are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.  Rick Steves, Rudy Maxa and Burt Wolf are your Emerald Isle tour guides.  Even Irish folksinger, Tommy Makem, gets in on the exploration; visiting churches, pubs and castles in Ireland.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 19               Spring is in the Air
The weather is getting warmer and everything is emerging from winter’s deep freeze.  Whether you celebrate Passover or Easter, Burt Wolf will be in the mix of the festivities.  P. Allen Smith has flowers, flowers and more flowers to usher in spring.  Join Katie Brown as she prepares an unforgettable spring brunch.  Spring has sprung!

March 26               California Dreamin’
This trip to the West Coast, is a dream come true!  Hop a trolley in San Francisco and sip wine in Napa with Burt Wolf.  Joseph Rosendo takes us far from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, to other parts of Los Angeles for an unexpected good time.  Venture off to the beautiful island of Catalina with Doug McConnell.  Eureka, it’s California!

Create special holiday memories with 18.2

Starting at 10 am each Saturday in December, KLRU Create offers viewers themed programming to get you started on various projects. KLRU Create is on channel 18.2 over the air.

Saturday Marathons are as follows:
December 4: The Gift of Giving
The old adage states,”it is better to give, than to receive”. With the holiday season approaching quickly take notes from our gift specialist Katie Brown. Do a little shopping with world travelers Burt Wolf and Rudy Maxa, they will take you to the finest holiday markets and the shopping Mecca of the world. Next, we will be celebrating the Festival of Lights. Chris Fennimore and Todd English will give you the full flavor of the holiday.

December 11 Tourist for a Day
Grab your passport and be a Tourist for a Day! Travel to some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations in Africa, Europe and North America. Join world trekkers Rick Steves, Burt Wolf and Rudy Maxa as they visit superstructures, wondrous destinations and ancient works of art.

December 18 Joy to the World
Join us as we celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa with help from some of our favorite Create friends. With traditions of the holidays provided by travel expert and cultural historian Burt Wolf, and holiday recipes from Lidia Bastianich, Katie Brown and Chris Fennimore, you’ll be celebrating the season with warmth and good cheer. Even some Christmas snow will be provided by painter Bob Ross, for holiday “atmosphere.”

December 25 Countdown to the New Year
Throw your own New Year’s Eve bash and invite everyone you know! You’ll get tips on hosting a terrific party with great entertaining menus from the kitchens of Daisy Martinez, Christina Pierello and Hubert Keller There will be decorating ideas from Katie Brown and Rudy Maxa will be supplying champagne from France to ring in the New Year with style! Raise your glass of bubbly and toast to 2011!

Create special days with KLRU Create


Starting at 10 am each Saturday in November, KLRU Create offers viewers themed programming to get you started on various projects. KLRU Create is on channel 18.2 over the air.

November 6: Branching Out
Spend your day creating a masterpiece for your home, from a tree. Get your table saw and join the “Woodsmiths” at their shop as they chop it up. The end result may be a cabinet, a beautiful table or an elegant wet bar for the kitchen.

November 13: A Brief History of Food (with Burt Wolf)
There is little about our favorite subject that is unknown to food and cultural historian Burt Wolf. Today on Create, as he travels through the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the U.S., Wolf tells us the stories of chocolate, wine, sugar, chili peppers, livestock, cheese, coffee, corn, the potato, the tomato….and beyond. So tune in to Create, and get “the 411″ on food from the past to the present and around the world!

November 20: Turkey Time
It’s that time of year again … Turkey time! The family is coming over
for a feast, and you’ll be ready with the help of master chefs, Julia Child and Jacques Pepin. Style experts Katie Brown and Christy Rost will be here offering tips to bring a festive look to your dinner table. This Thanksgiving dinner, with all the bells and whistles, will be talked about for years to come!

November 27: Around the World in a Day
The fearless Globe Trekker team is at it again! Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, and Megan McCormick will keep the pages in your passport filled as we go continent hopping – from Africa to Asia and then Central America. Ancient cultures and the human spirit are all yours to experience and treasure when you go globe trekking!

We listen to you!

KLRU’s crafty viewers asked for their favorite shows to be added to the KLRU Create lineup. Once equipment was in place for the station to modify the PBS channel, we made those changes. Now each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday we feature programs requested specifically by Central Texas viewers. Find out more:

Local favorites now on KLRU Create

KLRU will begin adding some local favorites to the KLRU Create (18-2) schedule starting this week. We will add the following shows to the Create lineup:

Saturdays (starting October 10th):
9:00 am Fons & Porter Love of Quilting
9:30 am Quilting Arts

Tuesdays (starting October 13th):
8:30 am Knitting Daily
9:00 am Fons & Porter Love of Quilting

Thursdays (starting October 15th):
8:30 am Beads, Baubles & Jewels
9:00 am America Sews

Sewing with Nancy is already part of the KLRU Create schedule and is featured Mondays & Fridays at 11 a.m.; 5 p.m.; and 11 p.m.

In other crafting news, Scrapbook Memories is now being featured on KLRU-Q (18-3) at 8 a.m. on Saturdays.

Cooking on KLRU & KLRU Create

If you watch the Top Chef series and the most recent episodes featuring Master Chefs, you must have noticed that the final three chefs featured had a PBS connection.  Yes, Rick Bayless, Hubert Keller and Michael Chiarello have been on KLRU.

Michael Chiarello’s Napa was first featured by KLRU in 2001.  So many of you might remember seeing young Chiarello before he went over to the Food Network.

If you are interested in seeing Hubert Keller cook, you can watch his series, HUBERT KELLER:  SECRETS OF A CHEF on KLRU Create, Digital Channel 18-2 on Sundays at 1 pm and 7 pm.  Chef Keller presents the current culinary rage in France called verrine, or serving foods in different shaped glasses. It’s both practical and beautiful, allowing guests to easily carry their food at a gathering. He’s making everything from salad to dessert and serving them up in some pretty spectacular presentations.

I thought Hubert had a great chance of winning the Top Chef Masters especially after watching him win the first challenge making all of his great food in a college dorm room.  And each week, he did a masterful job of staying in the competition. more