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Food for Thought With Claire Thomas Season 1 episodes

Best of: Mediterranean Meals Season 1, Episode 21

Recipes for Mediterranean meals include chipotle hummus; Caprese pasta salad; pancetta fried eggs; and Margherita pizza. read more

Best of: Clever Combos Season 1, Episode 20

Combo recipes include cornflake-crusted French toast; roasted beet salad with goat cheese and arugula; brie and grape quesadilla; and two kinds of popcorn, one with brown butter and another with chili and lime. read more

Picnic Season 1, Episode 19

Recipes for picnics include pork belly sandwiches, citrus fennel slaw and nectarine crostata. read more

Pizza Night Season 1, Episode 18

Tips for making pizza at home. read more

Family Brunch Season 1, Episode 17

Brunch recipes, including bacon-fried eggs with pancetta, red-velvet pancakes and hash-brown potatoes. read more

Movie Night Season 1, Episode 16

Caramel-and-chocolate candy, spicy popcorn and a milk shake for an at-home movie night. read more

Salads Season 1, Episode 15

Claire prepares a hearty roasted-vegetable salad and a pasta salad. She's also joined by singer Nathan Pacheco in making a potato salad that reminds him of his Brazilian roots. read more

Appetizers Season 1, Episode 14

Claire prepares small plates, including hummus and blanched vegetables, guacamole, quesadillas and salsa verde. read more

Best of: Sweet Treats Season 1, Episode 13

Claire shares some of her favorite sweets recipes, including a bacon treat called pig candy (her sister's favorite), as well as healthier sweets, such as her apple-tarte tatin. read more

Time Saving Tips Season 1, Episode 12

Recipe shortcuts. Dishes prepared include lasagna and butternut-squash soup. read more

Best of: Comfort Foods Season 1, Episode 11

Claire prepares her favorite comfort foods, including spaghetti and meatballs (her first recipe) and gluten-free banana bread. read more

Snacks Season 1, Episode 10

A program devoted to snacks, ranging from salmon tartine to bacon-wrapped dates. Also: Claire and her sister, Amanda, recall growing up and Claire's first experiments in the kitchen. read more

Apples Season 1, Episode 9

Topic: apples. Included: a French apple pie; apples as a ham-sandwich accessory; tarte tatin; apple slaw. read more

Food Allergies Season 1, Episode 8

Topic: food allergies and foods that people who have them can enjoy. Claire Thomas makes gluten-free banana bread, and a pecan panna cotta with caramelized pears and caramel sauce. read more

Breakfast Season 1, Episode 7

Topic: breakfast. Host Claire Thomas visits a small urban farm to learn about chickens and eggs, then makes a frittata and granola. read more

Chocolate Season 1, Episode 6

Host Claire Thomas explores ways to incorporate chocolate in her recipes, then makes a hot-fudge sauce, a hot-chocolate mix and brownies. read more

Food Trucks Season 1, Episode 5

Topic: food trucks. Host Claire Thomas prepares a variation on a grilled-cheese sandwich she saw in a food truck. Thomas also explores food-truck culture and looks at how food-truck operators store and prepare food in limited spaces. read more

Seafood Season 1, Episode 4

Topic: seafood. Host Claire Thomas prepares a fish taco as she explores the problem of overfishing and looks at sustainable methods of harvesting seafood. read more

The Perfect Burger Season 1, Episode 3

Topic: burgers. Host Claire Thomas prepares burgers after learning about ground beef. read more

Moving Out Season 1, Episode 2

Host Claire Thomas leaves her parents' house and moves into her first apartment, learning lessons in adaptability and resourcefulness in the process. She also prepares her first meal there: an Australian variation on spaghetti and meatballs. read more

Garden to Table Season 1, Episode 1

Series premiere: A cooking show aimed at young people, featuring "Kitchy Kitchen" blogger-photographer Claire Thomas, who finds culinary inspiration in everyday life, and uses food as an educational and cultural tool. On the opener: vegetable gardening. Thomas visits David King of the Learning Garden at L.A.'s Venice High School; gets tips for growing salad greens from "Gardenerd" blogger Christy Wilhelmi; and uses Wilhelmi's zucchini, tomatoes and basil to make lasagna. read more

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Premiered: September 03, 2011, on ABC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: A cooking show aimed at young people, featuring L.A. food blogger-photographer Claire Thomas ("The Kitchy Kitchen"), who finds culinary inspiration in everyday life and uses food as an educational and cultural tool.


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