Garden to Table Episode Descriptions Season III

301- 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.

302- 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.

303- 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.

304 – 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.

305- 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.

306- Sizzlin Celebrations

Allen kick starts summer with unique recipes for the grill and a simple way to decorate a table using a 2 x 4 and tea lights. He also takes us to the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago to learn about their Sugar from the Sun Garden.

307- Cooking for Kids

Allen is very passionate about educating children about the importance of where their food comes from. In this episode, he will demonstrate ways to get the kids excited about gardening and offer ways to get them to help in the kitchen. Allen will also share a few garden fresh recipes that kids will actually eat!

308- The Art of Tailgating

Tailgating is a time-honored tradition but what if you can’t make it out to the big game? Allen shares a few tips on how to prepare your own tailgate party in your backyard with easy and unique recipes that can be prepared in advance. He also offers advice on how to grow our own ingredients in the summer and preserve them for fall.

309 – Autumn Enchantment

With the welcomed cool air of autumn, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the bounty of the season! Allen tells us about the second growing season of the year and shares a few ways to use Mother Nature’s gift in the kitchen. He also visits Natchez, Mississippi where a close friend shows him how to make a delicious recipe with sweet potatoes.

310- A Feast for the Season

Allen is getting ready for a feast at the farm! But he wants to spend time with his guests. In this episode, he shows viewers how to prepare some recipes in advance so there is more time with family and friends. Plus, Chef Capi Peck prepares a delicious Butternut Squash Gratin and Allen shares tips on how to decorate an elegant table without going overboard.

311- Festive Entertaining

The holiday season is here and Allen is getting ready by preparing a few unique recipes for the big day. He also shows us how to create a very festive dinner table.

312 – Celebrating New Beginnings

Allen shows viewers it’s never too late to eat healthy and delicious with homegrown food. He’ll show us how to start tomato plants early, share tips on growing sweet peas and prepare delicious and healthy recipes. For dessert, Allen makes super soy cookies! Yum!

313- Reservations for Two

Most cookbook recipes have serving sizes for four or more people. But there are a lot of two-family households out there. Allen shares tips on downsizing a recipe to serve two and also advises about gardening for two. Plus, we’ll learn how to prepare a couple of tasty dishes for a romantic dinner.

Distributed by American Public Television.