January on WNED thinkbright Create | Preview
This January, WNED thinkbright Create will air more than 70 cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening, painting and crafting series. Here's a sampling!
Enjoy a round-the-clock broadcast of the most popular lifestyle and how-to programming seen on public television.
WHERE TO WATCH CREATE
Broadcast Channel -WNED-HD2 over-the-air 17.2
Erie – 21, 1275
Niagara - 1275
Genesee, Wyoming, Monroe, Livingston,
Orleans - 1277
Dunkirk & Silver Creek – 19, 1275
Fredonia - 17, 1275
Verizon FiOS - 472
Comcast Cable (Northwest PA) – 243
Settle in each weekend to watch your favorite shows in one binge-worthy format. Each Saturday and Sunday, Create airs a programming marathon centered around a theme — a holiday, a country, a particular food, even a single show. All the excitement of a marathon without leaving your couch!
Cook’s Country Big Game Snack Attack
February 2 & 3Feast on 12 back-to-back episodes of fan favorite Cook’s Country while you plan your big-game menu. Impress your football-loving guests with a super spread of game-day delights, including Memphis-style wet ribs, Tennessee pulled turkey sandwiches, North Carolina dipped fried chicken, Detroit-style pizza and, for dessert — homemade whoopie pies.
Chinese New Year
February 9 & 10Create ushers in the Year of the Pig with a celebration of Chinese food and culture. Chef Ming Tsai and his parents prepare dishes inspired by a recent trip to China; Cecilia Chiang recreates the crispy Szechuan duck recipe from her famed restaurant; and Globe Trekker's Peter Gordon discover the roots of Cantonese cuisine. Joseph Rosendo and Richard Bangs discover the rich traditions of Hong Kong, while Bare Feet’s Mickela Mallozzi dances her way through Manhattan’s Chinatown.
February 16 & 17Join Create this weekend as we explore the history, art and culture of American quilts — from a humble domestic object to museum-quality artwork. The marathon kicks off with the seven-part Why Quilts Matter documentary series, and concludes with quilt-themed episodes from Sewing With Nancy and Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting.
February 23 & 24Experience the wonders of winter this weekend on Create! Join Andreas Viestad on a polar expedition along Norway’s icy coastline. See photographer Art Wolfe capture Mt. Fuji in all of its snow-covered glory. Slide along the snow in a horse-drawn sleigh with Weekends With Yankee. Sail down a Canadian mountain in a giant snow tube with Family Travel's Coleen Kelly. And follow along as Bob Ross captures the blissful stillness of a snow-covered day.
The Create Cooking Challenge 2018!
Have you got what it takes to join WNED thinkbright Create's distinguished chefs? We asked viewers to send us their best tip, project, or recipe, and enter to win one of 18 prizes, from Create merchandise to their own web series!
Our esteemed final judges this year included: Rick Bayless, host of Mexico ‐ One Plate at a Time; Joanne Weir, from Joanne Weir’s Plates and Places; Kevin Belton, from New Orleans Cooking With Kevin Belton; Ellie Krieger, from Ellie’s Real Good Food; and, Grand Prize winner of the Create Cooking Challenge 2017, Buki Elegbede.
Selected from a nationwide pool of entries by judges who are among public television’s best known chefs, Kiya Schnorr from New York City, claims the Grand Prize, receiving $4,000 and production equipment valued at approximately $1,000 to finance and produce a web series of 10 two-minute videos to appear on CreateTV.com. Second Prize Winner,Kristina Vanni, also from New York City, was awarded $1,000 and production equipment valued at approximately $1,000 to finance and produce a web series of three, two-minute videos for CreateTV.com.
WNED thinkbright Create viewers submitted some wonderful entries to the Create Cooking Challenge Challenge!
See the culinary talent simmering in Western New York!
Nancy Gaglione | Williamsville, NYAbout:
I am a 70 widow who loves to nourish pals and family. French grandmother who could cook anything. Make something from nothing.
Cooking experience: My whole life
Why entered: Do what I love!
Dion's Shrimp & Grits
Dion Crowder | Buffalo, NYAbout:
I love to cook and grill. I'm a very competitive person who just likes to have fun!
Cooking experience: I am a self taught home cook. I've worked in a few restaurants, but 90% of my cooking , I've done on my own.
Why entered: Do what I love!
Ice Cream Hacks with the Roaring Cupcake
Angela Vazquez | Buffalo, NYAbout:
A sweets and treats obsessed home cook. I'm happiest when mixing a big bowl of butter and sugar and I ALWAYS have room for dessert!
Cooking experience: I'm a home cook with a culinary background. I worked professionally as a baker and cake decorator but I've loved baking since I was 10.
Why entered: As a lifelong fan of public television, I've always wanted to share what I have learned to others who have the same passion in the kitchen.
Jake Nabasny | Buffalo, NYAbout:
I am a translator and PhD student in Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo. I live with my wife, Ashley, and our two cats.
Cooking experience: : I loved egg drop soup so much as a kid, I learned how to make it. Four years ago I became a vegetarian and got creative in the kitchen.
Why entered: : Sharing food is enjoyable, but sharing recipes is empowering. I'd like to share my knowledge with as many people as possible.
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