December on WNED thinkbright Create | Preview
This December, WNED thinkbright Create will air 71 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!
Martha's Magnificent Meals
December 8 & 9Settle in for some comfort food this weekend while you binge on back-to-back episodes from Martha Stewart’s Cooking School and Martha Bakes. During the marathon, the lifestyle guru prepares dozens of regional desserts— from cakes and cookies to puddings and pies — as well as hearty, cold-weather classics, from pad Thai to chicken pot pie.
December 15 & 16Join WNED thinkbright Create's cooking pros as they offer their take on this leisurely weekend meal. Lidia Bastianch prepares an Italian-style family brunch, complete with a bellini bar. Kevin Belton’s grits and pain perdu take center stage in his New Orleans-style jazz brunch. Nigella Lawson shares her savory take on French toast. America’s Test Kitchen’s reveals the secrets to making eggs Benedict at home. And Jacques Pépin whips up crispy, Creole-inspired beignets.
Joy to the World
December 22 & 23Celebrate the holidays with WNED thinkbright Create’s lifestyle experts. The cast of America’s Test Kitchen shares their tips and tricks for planning a stress-free gathering — including their five favorite recipes. Nigella Lawson retreats to the idyllic countryside for a cozy Christmas filled with festive flavors. A Chef’s Life explores Vivian Howard's favorite Southern-style recipes. And P. Allen Smith enlists a flower expert for some seasonal decorating ideas.
New Year's Celebration
December 29 & 30Count down to 2019 with Create's entertaining experts! Indulge in the crowd-pleasing appetizers and creative cocktails prepared by Jacques Pépin, Hubert Keller, Ellie Krieger, Steven Raichlen and Julie Taboulie. Then, smart traveler Rudy Maxa provides tips on buying bubbly in France. And P. Allen Smith and Katie Brown reveal simple and elegant ideas for hosting with style. Happy New Year!
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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