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AMERICA'S HOME COOKING: FROM THE GARDEN: March 2011- April 2014 (check local listings)
- Recipes Made by You, "From the Garden" to the Table -

March 2011- April 2014 (check local listings)

– Recipes Made by You, “From the Garden” to the Table –

Food co-ops, farmers markets and community and rooftop gardens have become commonplace in many American communities. Fresh, organic foods are replacing frozen and pre-packaged foods in many popular restaurants and families are re-discovering eating home-cooked meals together around the dinner table. AMERICA’S HOME COOKING: FROM THE GARDEN will show anyone who wants to use fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from their own gardens or other community resources how to easily prepare tasty, healthy dishes. AMERICA’S HOME COOKING: FROM THE GARDEN is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning March 5, 2011 and airing through April 4, 2014 (check local listings).

Produced by public broadcasting’s WQED Multimedia in Pittsburgh, Chris Fennimore hosts and invites his favorite cooks to join him in the kitchen. They’ll help viewers prepare a variety of organic, wholesome dishes including:

• Zucchini Casserole
• Tomato Garlic Basil Soup
• Corn Fritters
• Grilled Asparagus
• Garden Tomato Tart
• Pesto Sauce
• Butternut Squash Ravioli
• Rhubarb Crisp
• Raspberry Vinaigrette

Since 1993, Fennimore has hosted 15 national cooking marathons for public broadcasting. He currently serves as WQED’s Director of Programming and prepares dishes every Saturday as host of WQED-TV’s QED Cooks. Fennimore’s blog, additional recipes and video may be found at:

PBS special programming invites viewers to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; hear diverse viewpoints; and take front-row seats to world-class drama and performances. Viewer contributions are an important source of funding, making PBS programs possible. PBS and public television stations offer all Americans from every walk of life the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content.

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (; and The WQED Education Department.

Underwriters: Public Television Viewers and PBS
Executive Producer: Chris Fennimore
Producer/Director: Linda Taggart
Format: CC Stereo HD


George Hazimanolis, WQED, Tel.: 412-622-1366,
Maria Pisano, WQED, Tel.: 412-622-1459,

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Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Key Contacts

George Hazimanolis
Senior Director of
Corporate Communications


Maria Pisano
Marketing Associate


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