This October on WNED thinkbright Create
In October, WNED thinkbright Create will air 78 different cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening and crafting series, including brand-new shows and fresh episodes of returning favorites.
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
This Weekend on WNED thinkbright Create
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!
October 21 & 22Let Create’s team of travel pros whisk you away as they explore Europe’s culture, cuisine and attractions! Rick Steves visits Versailles, Europe's palace of palaces; Rhythm Abroad’s Brittany Pierce learns flamenco in Spain’s Andalucia region; Travelscope’s Joseph Rosendo delights in the magnificent cities and quaint villages along the Danube River; and Christine van Blokland tours Sorrento, fueled by her curiosity about art, architecture and history.
Upcoming Weekend Marathons
Happy Birthday, Bob Ross!
October 28 & 29Grab your easel and titanium white! This weekend, Create celebrates America’s favorite artist, Bob Ross, on his 75th birthday. Ease into the weekend with back-to-back episodes of The Best of the Joy of Painting and follow along with the late, great painter as he encourages viewers with his endearing can-do approach to create their own masterpieces. Pick up your palette and paint along!
Bare Feet in NYC
November 4 & 5Join Mickela Mallozzi in the Big Apple as Bare Feet host kicks up her heels while discovering the dance and music traditions of New York’s vibrant neighborhoods. She immerses herself in the festive atmosphere of Chinese New Year, learns traditional Mexican folk dances performed during Day of the Dead, fulfills a dream by tap-dancing on a Broadway stage, experiences the city’s rich Jewish heritage through an Israeli folk dance group, and celebrates The Festival of Lights with Indian dance troupes.
Craft In America
November 11& 12Crafters rejoice! This weekend, Create explores America’s creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade. This marathon spotlights the artists, origins and techniques of American craft — from ceramics and jewelry to woodworking and fiber art. Tune in and find inspiration for your next project while learning about the history of craft of America.
November 18 & 19Tune in as Create's experts provide a crash course in Thanksgiving 101. First, Sara Moulton offers an hour’s worth of time-saving tips and techniques for surviving the holiday. Then America's Test Kitchen's reveals the secrets to roast turkey and boiled corn, Kevin Belton shares Cajun-style side dishes, Pati Jinich puts a Mexican twist on the Thanksgiving Day essentials, Martha Stewart makes a jewel-like cranberry tart and Christy Rost suggests ways to add a festive look to the dinner table. (Repeats on Thanksgiving Day)
November 25 & 26Grab your spoon because soup's on! This weekend, Create chefs will show off their best soup recipes. The America’s Test Kitchen team shares their foolproof recipe for red lentil soup. New Orleans native Kevin Belton whips up some "Crescent City”-style crawfish and corn soup, Ming Tsai serves a hot and sour soup, Nick Stellino prepares a Sicilian bread soup, and Jacques Pépin crafts the perfect consommé.
December 2 & 3Carb-load all weekend with Create’s comfort-food marathon. Join chefs Mary Ann Esposito, Sara Moulton, Nick Stellino, Martha Stewart, Joanne Weir and the America’s Test Kitchen team as they prepare hearty, stick-to-your-ribs recipes, including: chili, oven-fried chicken, meatballs, whoopie pies and upside-down apple pie. So tune in and let Create help you ward off the winter blues!
WNED thinkbright Create November Premieres
Begins November 4 @ 6am
Emmy® Award-winning host Mickela Mallozzi is back for a second season of Bare Feet as she discovers the dance & music traditions of local New Yorkers in the ethnic neighborhoods of NYC!
Begins November 7 @11:30am.
An informative, entertaining and upbeat home improvement show that focuses exclusively on creating nurseries for expectant parents. Hosted by Melissa Lozoff, each episode addresses the various concerns and issues of first-time parents: age, finances, location, lifestyle and more.
Begins November 11@ 11am
The Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning Craft in America explores America’s creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade, and will take you on a journey to the artists, origins and techniques of American craft. Each episode contains stories from diverse regions and cultures, blending history with living practice and exploring issues of identity, ritual, philosophy and creative expression.
Begins November 12 @ 7am.
A new series that celebrates Italy's authentic food, people, history, wine and culture — from the Alps to the southern shores of Sicily. Host Vic Rallo — a New Jersey restaurateur, Italian wine expert and raconteur — explores everything that makes Italy extraordinary. Along the way, Vic enthusiastically shares information about Italian ingredients, cooking techniques and history. Each episode also features the insights of wine connoisseur Anthony "Tony" Verdoni — known by many in his industry as "Il Professore" — who introduces Italy's most sought-after winemakers, and reveals the stories behind some of the world's most delectable nectars. In the six-part series, Vic also visits the Arrichio Provolone factory in Cremona in northern Italy, the Avignonesi Vineyard in the medieval and Renaissance hill town of Montepulciano, as well as the vineyards and farms of the sun-baked region of Calabria.
Begins November 16 @ 9am.
Do you need inspiration for an upcoming day trip or weekend getaway? In Fringe Benefits, host Katie DeTar discovers unique destinations, embarks on outdoor adventures, tours historic sights, and soaks up the local flavor in and around American cities. Driven by deep interest in travel, Katie seeks off-the-beaten path experiences. Each episode begins with Katie in the city center before she sets off to explore nearby villages, scenic highlights, shopping, regional fare and relaxing getaways found on the city's fringes.
Begins November 17 @ 11:30am.
Make It Artsy is a show dedicated to the crafter, maker and artist - celebrating the maker spirit and enthusiasm that extends to every part of life. It’s more than crafting, more than art or scrapbooking, showcasing everything from mixed media to metalsmithing, using tools from saws to sewing machines, and materials from paper to wood. Join host Julie Fei Fan Balzer and unleash a new look for crafting with a touch of industrial style.
Begins November 18 @ 6am
Chef Sara Moulton takes viewers through the big meal step-by-step, with foolproof tips for avoiding the biggest culinary mistakes come Thanksgiving Day.
Begins November 22 @ 8:30pm
In Cook’s Country, the familiar faces from America's Test Kitchen bring their same no-nonsense approach to cooking as they reconstruct time-honored regional fare — from potluck dinners and holiday favorites to simple suppers and lost recipes.
The Create Cooking Challenge 2017 was a terrific success!
This year’s edition garnered hundreds of submissions representing 80 different public TV stations. Buki Elegbede, the Grand-Prize winner from Greater New York, edged the competition with his take on chocolate whoopie pies. Chris Nance from Santa Clarita, CA nabbed second place with his technique for building a professional-looking graham-cracker crust. Elegbede and Nance will each receive funding and production equipment to finance and produce a web series for CreateTV.com.
Both received high marks from final judges Sara Moulton, Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Steven Raichlen and Kevin Belton.
View the winning entries here.
WNED thinkbright Create viewers submitted some wonderful entries too!
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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