‘Live Green Tennessee: Tis the Season with Guest Chefs’ returns

(Pictured from l. to r.) Ellie Aliday Alanis, Melinda Keifer and Yadira Araujo gather to share some favorite holiday recipes.

COOKEVILLE – “Live Green Tennessee” returns this holiday season with “Live Green Tennessee: ‘Tis the Season with Guest Chefs.” The program will premiere on Thursday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. on WCTE PBS, YouTube TV, WCTE PBS App and Facebook. Dishes include tried and tested family recipes as well as international fare from Latin America. Melinda Keifer serves as the host, featuring foodies and local home chefs, Dr. Carl Owens, Yadira Araujo and Ellie Aliday Alanis. 

Featured recipes include family favorites like healthy, soul-warming squash soup and mouth-watering maple, garlic and sage pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon. Owens cooks his famous collard greens. And Araujo and Alanis introduce their cinnamon sugar coated dessert empanadas filled with a tart pineapple curd. You can find all of the recipes at wcte.org/livegreen.

“Family and friends will celebrate the holiday season this year together,” said Brent Clark, Director of Content & Digital Media. “I asked Melinda to host local foodies and home chefs from her kitchen to cook their tasty traditional recipes that have helped shape how they celebrate the holidays to share with our viewers across central Tennessee.”

“Live Green Tennessee” is hosted by Melinda Keifer, connecting farmers to consumers as well as exploring the world of agriculture and environmental sustainability in Tennessee. To watch, simply tune into WCTE PBS, or stream on YouTube TV, WCTE PBS App, wcte.org or Facebook. You can also sign up for PBS Passport and stream Live Green Tennessee along with other beloved PBS programs at home or on the go. For more information about Passport, visit wcte.org/passport.

WCTE Central TN PBS has served the Upper Cumberland 40+ years as the region’s premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, making it a strategic partner in education, health services, government, arts and music. WCTE is a 501(c) 3 and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE Central TN PBS is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide.

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