Milk Street Tuesday Night Italian (Ep 313)

Pesto alla Genovese
Start to finish: 30 minutes | Makes about 1 cup

Good-quality cheese is essential for rich, full-flavored pesto. Seek out true Italian Parmesan, as well as pecorino Sardo, a sheep’s milk cheese from Sardinia. If you can’t find pecorino Sardo, don’t use pecorino romano, which is too strong; instead, opt for Manchego, a Spanish sheep’s milk cheese. Roughly chopping the basil by hand before adding it to the food processor minimizes the mechanical action needed to break down the leaves so the pesto won’t become too smooth. To store pesto, press a piece of plastic wrap against its surface and refrigerate up to 3 days.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson

No Passport Required – Houston

Join Chef Marcus Samuelsson in Houston — America’s most diverse city — to explore the food and culture of its Nigerian and West African community. Along the way, Samuelsson cooks with cutting-edge chefs as well as traditional home cooks. No Passport Required – Houston airs Monday, January 27, 2020 at 9:00 pm on WSKG-HD. Photo Credits: No Passport Required

Finding Your Roots – Beyond the Pale

Finding Your Roots – Beyond the Pale
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition. Finding Your Roots – Beyond the Pale airs Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm on WSKG-HD.

America’s Test Kitchen Holiday Eggnog (Ep 2001)

Holiday Eggnog
Serves 12-16

Adding the milk to the eggs in small increments and blending thoroughly after each one helps ensure a smooth custard. To prevent curdling, do not heat custard beyond 160 degrees. If it does begin to curdle, remove from heat immediately and pour into a bowl set over a larger bowl of ice water to stop the cooking, and proceed with recipe. You can omit the brandy to make a non-alcoholic eggnog, but you should also decrease the cream to 1/4 cup in order to keep the right consistency. For the same reason, increase the cream to 3/4 cup if you choose to add another 1/2-cup alcohol for a high-test nog.

Milk Street Beirut Fast Food (Ep 312)

Beef Kibbeh
Start to finish: 50 minutes (20 minutes active) | Servings: 4

Kibbeh, a popular dish throughout the Levant, is a spiced mixture of bulgur and ground meat. It may be layered with stuffing in a baking dish and baked or shaped into small portions, filled and fried, with the goal of getting a toasty, browned crust that brings out the nuttiness of the bulgur. In this version, we skip the stuffing and form the mixture into patties, then pan-fry them, rather than deep-fry, for ease. We use ground beef, but you could sub in 12 ounces of ground lamb. Pine nuts add their distinct, slightly resinous flavor to the mix.

No Passport Required

Screening Event of No Passport Required & Let’s Polka!

Join WSKG for a preview of the upcoming PBS series No Passport Required featuring Philadelphia. You’ll also enjoy a screening of the new WSKG Let’s Polka! program featuring Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push before it airs! Food will be provided by The McKinley. Space is limited, reservations are required.

Maddy Walsh and The Blindspots

Join WSKG for a recording of Expressions featuring Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots!

Join WSKG for a recording of our television music program Expressions featuring Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots! Come on out Thursday, February 6th to the WSKG Studio (601 Gates Rd, Vestal, NY). 6:00PM – Doors Open

6:15PM – Reception (Fresh Hot Pretzels & Local Craft Beer)

7:00PM – Performance by Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots begins

Space is limited. Make your reservation today.  

Photo credit: Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots

Finding Your Roots – This Land is My Land

Finding Your Roots – This Land is My Land
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the unexpected family trees of entertainer Queen Latifah and actor Jeffrey Wright, redefining their sense of the black experience — and challenging preconceptions about America’s past. Finding Your Roots – This Land is My Land airs Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm on WSKG-HD.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson

No Passport Required – Los Angeles

Explore the large and thriving Armenian community in Los Angeles with Chef Marcus Samuelsson as he learns about their history, shares their traditional cuisine and meets young chefs who are taking it to the next level. No Passport Required – Los Angeles airs Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9:00 pm on WSKG-HD. Photo Credits: No Passport Required