P. Allen Smith is celebrating the fall harvest at the farm with a lot of friends. If you love autumn, this is the episode for you! Allen shares several delicious recipes like his mouthwatering pumpkin creme brulee and roasted chicken and pumpkin stew. Plus, chef Ashley Christenson is on hand to help Allen harvest sweet potatoes and, in turn, she shows him how to make a simple sweet potato dish with honey mustard and brown sugar. Allen also talks to a guest about Southern cuisine and shows us what he did to decorate for the big party by using sumac branches as chandeliers!
In his new series, acclaimed lifestyle expert and garden designer P. Allen Smith (host of the long-running "P. Allen Smith's Garden Home") offers exciting ways to combine the gardening and dining experience. Inspired by his latest book, "P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table" features growing tips, seasonal recipes and decorating ideas designed to help viewers incorporate the garden-to-table concept into their lifestyle. Whether prepared by Allen or a guest chef, all of the featured recipes contain fresh-from-the-garden produce, with some dishes honoring Allen's Southern heritage, like his great-grandmother's blackberry jam cake. Another regular segment spotlights Allen's ideas for creating a beautiful, all-occasion table setting, or tablescape, by using freshly picked elements from the garden. Other series highlights include: a tour of Allen's orchard, an entire episode dedicated to both eggs and salad greens and tricks for turning smallest space into a mini-farm - complete with a beehive.