P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table

P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table is a brand new series where Allen showcases the bounty of the seasons with recipes arranged according to by when ingredients are at their garden fresh best. He features many of his own Southern recipes along with recipes from chefs all around the country. In each episode Allen will share gardening tips and cooking tricks to educate his viewers on how they can incorporate the garden to table concept into their lifestyle. Another new segment involves tablescaping, Allen's ideas for creating a beautiful table setting for any occasion by using elements from the garden.

Aunt Antha's Corn Pudding

Episode 1 - Herbs & Roses

P. Allen Smith invites James Beard award winning Chef Jerry Traunfeld to help him concoct an herb filled multi-course menu to serve guests attending the dedication of the new rose garden at the Garden Home Retreat. Allen also demonstrates the ease of drying and storing your own herbs. Plus, a mystery solved - is garlic an herb or a vegetable?

Episode 2 - Back to Basics

P. Allen Smith makes a visit to the Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire. There he tours the vegetable garden and teaches us about the art of broom making. Plus, Allen shares a favorite family recipe - Aunt Antha's Corn Pudding.

Episode 3 - Fire Up The Grill

It's time to get the grill fired up as P. Allen Smith brings the garden to the barbeque. In this episode of Garden to Table, Allen heads to Oklahoma where they are grilling veggies and whipping up a Mint Raspberry Iced Tea recipe that is a must try for your next gathering. Then learn how to create an elegant outdoor tablescape using gourds.

Episode 4 - Gone Fishing

Fresh fish is on the menu in this episode of P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table. Also tips on growing cabbage and using it to create a delicious Cole Slaw. Plus, a fishing trip in the Arkansas Delta in search of crappie.

Episode 5 - Edible Landscaping

P. Allen Smith searches the suburbs of Chicago and finds a front yard filled with edible flora. Allen also makes a stop at the nation's first certified organic rooftop farm. Back in Arkansas Allen demonstrates Plus, a tablescape design from a 19th century plantation home.

Episode 6 - Soul Food

In this episode of Garden to Table, P. Allen Smith traces the origins of Soul Food. Allen also heads to the garden to harvest okra and then puts it to use in the kitchen. And a look at a festival in the South dedicated to the purple hull pea.

Episode 7 - America's First Food

P. Allen Smith visits Monticello, the home of our third president and first foodie. At Thomas Jefferson's home Allen heads to the garden to see what is being harvested for their annual festival. Allen also goes inside Monticello to see what a dining experience in the home would have been like in the early 1800's.

Episode 8 - Going Underground

Get your shovel and trowel ready. P. Allen Smith is getting down and dirty in this episode of Garden to Table. Allen is pulling root vegetables out of the ground and putting them on a plate. Allen demonstrates a gorgeous tablescape idea for your next brunch.

Episode 9 - Beans & Things

In this episode of Garden to Table, P. Allen Smith is harvesting beans for use in the kitchen. Allen also visits a soybean farm and has some gardening tips for planting asparagus beans. And food trucks are taking the nation by storm - a visit with one that is dedicated to keeping it green.

Episode 10 - Farming with Water

Seventy percent of the earth's surface is covered with water and so is its most important grain, rice. In this episode of Garden to Table, Allen visits a rice field in the peak of harvest. Allen also tests your grain vocabulary and a guest chef has an ingenious way of removing caramel from a bowl with water.

Episode 11 - Big City, Farm Living

It's harvest season at the farm again, which means it's time for P. Allen Smith to gather his friends to enjoy the bounty of the garden. In this episode of Garden to Table, Chef Peter Hoffman of Manhattan brings his farm-fresh, in-season approach to Allen's kitchen. Allen also has some simple tips on how to put together an amazing indoor tablescape for a large group of guests

Episode 12 - Poultry In Motion

The State Fair is underway and P. Allen Smith is checking out the feathered creatures in the poultry barn. Poultry scientist Keith Bramwell also makes a visit to the farm to talk about the perfect backyard animal that keeps on giving. Plus, a dessert made with a chef's egg of choice.

Episode 13 - 5 Mile Dinner

In this episode of Garden to Table, P. Allen Smith recognizes the work of chefs and farmers across the country that are providing local food for local people. Allen also visits a thriving community garden and even helps plant some peanuts. Plus, Allen demonstrates a recipe for pork dumpling that will knock your socks off.