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Sometimes Less IS More!

August 2011- September 2015 (check local listings)

– Sometimes Less IS More! –

Great home-cooking recipes provide comfort, economy and easy to find ingredients. They come from rich family and ethnic traditions but they’re often sized to serve six to eight or more.

AMERICA’S HOME COOKING: DINNER FOR TWO is the perfect program for anyone looking for easy to prepare dishes and delicious meals in manageable portions. AMERICA’S HOME COOKING: DINNER FOR TWO is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning August 2011 and airing through September 2015 (check local listings).

Produced by public broadcasting’s WQED Multimedia in Pittsburgh, Chris Fennimore hosts and invites some of his favorite cooks from the past 16 years of cooking shows to join him in the kitchen. From classics like “Zesty Chicken Cacciatore” to modern fare like “Colorful and Healthy Couscous, Apricot & Pistachio Salad,” the more than 100 recipes in AMERICA’S HOME COOKING: DINNER FOR TWO recreate the most popular dishes ever submitted to the cooking series but scaled down to fit smaller families and singles. During the program they’ll demonstrate:

• Cheesy Manicotti
• A Healthy Zucchini Stew
• Greek Style Chicken and Rice Casserole
• Baked Fish with Fennel/Pepper Slaw
• Creamy but Low-Fat Butternut Squash Soup
• Old Fashioned Baked Apples

Since 1993, Fennimore has hosted 16 national cooking marathons for public broadcasting. He currently serves as WQED’s Director of Programming and prepares dishes every Saturday as host of WQED-TV’s QED Cooks, a program that will celebrate the broadcast of its 100th cooking program in 2011. Fennimore’s blog, additional recipes and video may be found at: http://www.wqed.org/cooks

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WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.

Underwriters: Public Television Viewers and PBS
Executive Producer: Chris Fennimore
Producer/Director: Linda Taggart
Format: CC Stereo HD


George Hazimanolis, WQED, Tel.: 412-622-1366, ghaziman@wqed.org
Maria Pisano, WQED, Tel.: 412-622-1459, mpisano@wqed.org

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George Hazimanolis
Senior Director of
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Maria Pisano
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