food over 50

Sweet Things: Is Sugar Public Enemy #1?

This episode shows viewers exactly how to satisfy a sweet tooth with creative deserts containing a healthy package of nutritionally sweet benefits, as opposed to refined white sugar which contains nothing but empty calories. "Sweet Things" opens in the arid date gardens of southern California's Coachella Valley, where David introduces three delectable desert desserts - a Mediterranean sweet/savory dessert tray, boozy oranges with a hint of chocolate and date and bourbon Chantilly cream over fresh fruit. David whips up all these yummy temptations from his kitchen studio near Palm Springs. David takes an out-of-kitchen adventure to Oasis Date Gardens. There he experiences the annual harvest of this ancient, semi-dry fruit. It's agriculture like you've never seen, and possibly never tasted before. Also, dietician Elizabeth Kelsey educates viewers to the surprising nutritional benefits of dates, and other fruits, while cautioning about using too much refined sugar in her "Second Helpings" segment. Then David goes for a jog to wrap up the show with another "Earn What You Eat" message about the importance of positive activity and fitness, no matter your age.

Available until
2020-03-25T00:00:00-07:00

Get the free PBS App

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

Food Over 50

Quality Calories: Eat Better & Count Less! That's the title of this episode and it means exactly what it says. By consuming fresher, more wholesome foods, cooked without greasy coatings or rich sauces we can appease our appetites and enjoy our meals without adding a calculator to the table setting! David creates a garden-rich, wickedly tasty Spanish Tortilla that balances egg and cheese protein with the healthy bulk of new potatoes, chick peas and green beans, plus the subtle but provocative flavors of anchovy and sun-dried tomato. Yum!

  • 2020-02-01T23:00:00-08:00
    KCETLINK

Food Over 50

Whether or not we flirt with hypertension, a diet that Reduces, Replaces and Removes excess sodium, especially hidden sodium from preservatives, is important at any age. So, instead of adding too much salt to our meals, in this episode of Food Over 50 we are "Subtracting Sodium." Chef/host David Jackson builds a variety of sushi rolls, or NoriMaki, that are far easier to make than we might think. Not only is there less rice to reduce the carb load, but David uses fresh lemon to replace half the salty soy sauce, including an extra special sodium reducing trick!

  • 2020-02-08T23:00:00-08:00
    KCETLINK

Food Over 50

Do you recall the decades-old suppertime entreaty by our parents to "eat your roughage?" These days we call it fiber, but the sentiment is the same. That's why in this episode we're truly "Roughing It!" We'll be introduced to a Salmagundi, enlightened by an Antipasto and downright impressed by Tomates Farcies Au Pois! Food Over 50's chef/host David Jackson prepares three delectable recipes, each remarkably high in fiber but resembling broom straw and tree bark not at all!

  • 2020-02-15T23:00:00-08:00
    KCETLINK

Food Over 50

Gluten vs. Gluten Free? Are we confused by the whole Gluten issue? Exactly what it is? What it does? Who it impacts? What are the symptoms of Gluten sensitivity? Well, in this episode we examine the facts about this stretchy little protein found in wheat, rye and barley. We dispel some of its myths and verify its truths by talking to a noted gastroenterologist and the past chair of the California Wheat Commission & U.S. Wheat Associates to examine both sides of the Gluten story. And equally important, chef/host David Jackson whips up Pasta and Pancakes!

  • 2020-02-22T23:00:00-08:00
    KCETLINK