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All Around The World Originally Aired: August 11th, 2010

Mixing Hawaiian-themed cuisines with a fusion of tastes from Thailand, India, Japan, China and Europe, Master Chef Jean-Marie Josselin gives us a taste of his eclectic menu from Restaurant 808 Las Vegas. With a sister restaurant in La Jolla, Chef Jean-Marie’s restaurant concept is freshly shipped from Hawaii, and has been delighting guests with its one-of-a-kind signature appetizers, entrees, dim sum and tapas since the restaurants have been open at Caesar’s Palace and La Jolla. This week on Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh™ we’ll let you experience this creative blend of cultural tastes when Chef Jean-Marie and his Executive Chef in charge of the Las Vegas restaurant teach us their innovative techniques. The dishes that Chef Jean-Marie and Chef Wes Coffel demonstrate on this week’s show are all centered around fresh, seasonal ingredients that are in abundance right now. Showing us tips to maintain the taste, texture and flavor of the Asian veggies used in his recipes, Chef Jean-Marie is not only a fantastic chef, but a wonderful teacher, as well. Learn with us on Bringing it Home™ as we test our culinary talents preparing savory dishes with fresh Asian vegetables.

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All About Apples Originally Aired: August 11th, 2010

Have you ever noticed that apples are good almost any way they are prepared?  Hot, cold, crisp, soft, sweet, and even slightly bitter; it seems hard to go wrong.  To expand even more on the different ways you can prepare an apple, Chef Ercolino Crugnale, Executive Chef of the Carneros Bistro at The Lodge at Sonoma, joins Laura for a second time this season.  Chef Crugnale whips up a Roasted Acorn Soup with Apples and an Apple Pistachio Crisp that will have you running to the fruit stand!  This and a whole lot more!

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Pears Originally Aired: August 11th, 2010

This week on Bringing it Home we are taking you to beautiful Sebastopol, CA., where Chef James Corwel joins us to prove that there is more than one way to eat a pear!  In fact he will show us recipes that will not only tempt you to be creative, but I’m sure will send you straight to the kitchen!  If you are a known sweet tooth you will definitely enjoy Chef Corwel's Pear Tart, and for those of you trying to keep things light, try the apple and pear salad.  Also, stick around as we take you to the lush apple orchards of Washington where we’ll take you out to the pear fields with our grower Mark Roberts.

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Pears Originally Aired: August 11th, 2010

This week on Bringing it Home we are taking you to beautiful Sebastopol, CA., where Chef James Corwel joins us to prove that there is more than one way to eat a pear!  In fact he will show us recipes that will not only tempt you to be creative, but I’m sure will send you straight to the kitchen!  If you are a known sweet tooth you will definitely enjoy Chef Corwel's Pear Tart, and for those of you trying to keep things light, try the apple and pear salad.  Also, stick around as we take you to the lush apple orchards of Washington where we’ll take you out to the pear fields with our grower Mark Roberts.

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Irish Christmas Originally Aired: August 11th, 2010

This week Bringing it Home invites you to join us for an Irish Christmas celebration! Our host, Chef Joseph Koniski, at the Nine Fine Irishmen pub in Las Vegas, ensures our good time with his gracious holiday spirits and his fit-for-a-feast fare. In Ireland, it’s a tradition to leave mince pies and a bottle of Guinness out as a snack for Santa. Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh™ has Guinness at its fingertips in this authentic Irish pub, named for the courageous revolutionaries known as The Young Irelanders. The Nine Fine Irishmen stood ready to protect their country after the Paris revolution of February overthrew Louis Philippe and a wave of revolution spread across Europe causing the sudden collapse of established regimes. Commemorating these men, the Nine Fine Irishmen pub is today a place that celebrates Ireland and The Young Irelanders with superb cuisine based upon the fertile and un-spoilt ingredients grown in Ireland. Chef Joseph has fun with Ireland’s bounty and creates a masterful mix of tradition and today in the recipes he prepares on the show. With a traditional Colcannon Soup to start and Stuffed Roasted Pork Loin with Irish Mist Glaze as the main attraction, you’ll barely have room for dessert: Bailey’s Irish Cream Pots. Don’t eat too much, because this is only the beginning of the traditional Irish Christmas celebration. The official Christmas season in Ireland doesn’t end until January 6th, the Feast of Epiphany (also known as "Little Christmas"). As the name suggests, there is a feast on that day and it's also that day that the Christmas decorations are taken down. Prepare your own feast with Chef Joseph’s recipes!

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Grapes Originally Aired: August 11th, 2010

This week on Bringing it Home, sharing his fresh ideas on cooking with grapes is Chef Govind Armstrong, co-owner and executive chef of Table 8 restaurant and lounge.  A cosmopolitan blend of New York energy with a Los Angeles approach, Table 8 features market-fresh California cuisine that highlights Chef Govind’s passion for seasonal ingredients.  Catch this up-and-coming culinary star presenting innovative dishes for fine dining with the laid-back attitude that only a native Angeleno can.  Grab some fresh grapes of your own and try your hand at Foie Gras Stuffed Quail with Butter Lettuce, Meyer Lemon Relish, and Crimson Grapes; Torn Pasta with Sardines, Thompsons Grapes, and Braised Fennel; or Liberty Farms Duck Breast with Roasted Autumn Royal Grapes and Hazelnuts.

 

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Holiday By The Bay Originally Aired: August 11th, 2010

This week on Bringing it Home we are taking you to beautiful San Francisco CA, where Chef James Ormsby, of Jack Flagstaff Restaurant, prepares seafood fit for the holidays!  That’s right, we are cooking up Baby New Potatoes with Caviar and Crème Fraiche, Ahi Cones, and New Red and White Smashed Potatoes with Fresh Dungeness Crab.  These recipes not only taste excellent, but they provide a bit of class to your holiday dinner parties! Next, join us as we take you out to the docks to visit with Mr. Cincotta of Alioto-Lazio Fish Co. and learn a little more about the preparation and process of crabbing. Finally, we toast to the beginning of a delightful holiday season with premium Level® vodka!

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New Years Eve Originally Aired: August 11th, 2010

This week on Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh we are bringing you all the way to the Fabulous City of Las Vegas! Joining Laura this New Years Eve on the steps of the beautiful Picasso Bellagio Resort is Master Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim. He will be sharing with us some of his fabulous drink specialties just in time for that New Years Party you’ve been planning. Tony will begin with the classic, Rock and Rye Spiced Cider Toddy followed by a warm holiday cocktail – a Tom and Jerry. Next on the list is Tony’s very own Hot Buttered Rum Mix, it has been known to make the toes tingle and the heart merry! We’re not stopping there Tony will also be sharing his Bourbon Nog recipe, along with a favorite by many a very beautiful and bubbly Yuletide Punch. You don’t want to miss this episode of fun and cheers to start off a fabulous New Year!

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Ships Ahoy! Originally Aired: August 11th, 2010

Come aboard this week as Bringing it Home takes you to the fresh, salty coast of Monterey CA, where our friend Chef James Waller, Executive Chef for the beautiful Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, teaches us how to prepare seafood at its finest!  Chef Waller has been with the Monterey Plaza Restaurant since 1997 and says that “the abundance of fresh foods available on the Monterey Peninsula makes it possible to develop menus that are simple, elegant, and exciting." 
Because of his dedication to excellence, Chef Waller has been awarded the Five Star Diamond Chef award for five consecutive years.  We invite you to see for yourself, try one of these delicious recipes in your own kitchen, or visit his!

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Low-Carb Eating Originally Aired: August 11th, 2010

Cutting the carbs is the resolution rule for many of us who are working on a fresh and healthy start to the New Year. Even with a firm commitment, incorporating low-carb eating into your lifestyle can be tricky business.  In busy families, part of the challenge of eating smart is getting the entire family on board with healthy food choices.  One great way to gain the support of your family is by offering delicious meals that still help you stick to a nutritious diet.  To help you along the way, all month long Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh is serving up low-carb options that are sure to win the praise of your entire family.  Chef Wally Joe teaches Laura how to create some appetizing, protein-rich dishes that are also fast, easy options to add some variety to your low-carb lifestyle.  Plus, with Ready Pac’s pre-washed mixed greens salad blends on hand, you have no excuse for not making dinner with all of these fresh and flavorful ingredients. Catch this week’s episode to warm up the winter nights with a bowl of Hearty Chili or dine on a refreshing Portobello Mushroom and Goat Cheese Salad.  And perfect for on-the-go gourmets, Chef Wally’s recipes are wonderfully simple and quick.

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