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Culinary Connections


Now streaming on the PBS App

This new WPSU original series tells the stories of people and places in our area that use food to connect with the world around them. These restaurateurs and artisans create more than culinary experiences, they also create connections to their patrons, communities, and cultures.

Each episode is hosted by Tamra Fatemi-Badi and features a cooking demonstration with guest chefs.


Coming Up on Culinary Connections


Episodes

You’re the Gourmet

Posted on January 28, 2024

In a story of invention and re-invention, the Heinrich family of Ebensburg, PA makes every day gourmet. Continue »

 

More Than Cakes

Posted on January 20, 2024

A love story between the Polays and the sweet and savory works of art that come from The Cakeshop by Tati in Pleasant Gap. Continue »

 

Eat. Drink. Listen.

Posted on January 13, 2024

Pine Grove Hall mixes farm to table fine dining with music and history to create a feast for the senses in Pine Grove Mills. Continue »

 

Food Is Where We Belong

Posted on May 6, 2023

Meet Bill and Kristin, a couple who found themselves and one another through food. Together, their business honors their family and is home to approachable elegance. Learn how to make an elevated take on tuna noodle casserole. Continue »

 

Everything Comes from Mama

Posted on May 1, 2023

From Sicily to Altoona, the Randazzo family has been cooking up Italian staples for years. Experience this family run restaurant and learn how to make one of their signature dishes. Continue »

 

Good Day Cafe employees

Coffee with a Cause

Posted on April 22, 2023

The doors opened in 2018, but the vision started long ago. Meet the people who make Good Day Café a special place and learn how to make chocolate chip scones. Continue »

 

Serving with Open Hands

Posted on April 15, 2023

Hitham Hiyajneh arrived in the U.S. with $400 in his pocket in 1989. He now owns four restaurants and even more virtual kitchens. See his faith-fueled journey and learn to make tabbouleh. Continue »

 

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Culinary Connections

Posted on April 12, 2023

This new WPSU original series tells the stories of people and places in our area that use food to connect with the world around them. These restaurateurs and artisans create more than culinary experiences, they also create connections to their patrons, communities, and cultures.

 

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Why We Dance: The Story of THON

Posted on November 27, 2021

Why We Dance: The Story of THON is a documentary project that chronicles the student-run philanthropy, THON, and the children, families, and students who are changed by their experience.

 

The Pennsylvania Game

Posted on November 1, 2022

When did the Liberty Bell first crack? Which industrialist had his very own dinosaur? Play along and test your knowledge of Pennsylvania’s people, places and products. First aired in 1986, the Pennsylvania Game is now streaming for the first time on the PBS App.