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‘Home Cooking With Kat & Friends’ to premiere on Arkansas PBS June 4

Posted 26 May 2020

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — “Home Cooking With Kat & Friends,” a new, one hour special from Arkansas PBS highlighting delicious recipes that can be made at home, will premiere Thursday, June 4, at 7 p.m.

Kat Robinson – Arkansas food historian, author, travel writer and enthusiastic foodie – hosts this culinary narrative featuring guests ranging from renowned chefs to home cooks from across the state.

“This is an opportunity to return to our roots in a comforting way,” Robinson said. “Our lives have been busy; now, with more time in our own homes, many of us are turning to our own kitchens and rediscovering our love of cooking.

“We're bringing out the old family cookbooks and working with foods that are available to create meals for those under our roofs again, like our parents and grandparents once did. Our kitchens have become bright spots in uncertain times.”

“Home Cooking With Kat & Friends” will share the foods people choose to eat when they are unable to order what they want on demand and will tell the story of what chefs and home cooks are creating while they aren’t dining out.

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“Creating this no-contact cooking program has been challenging,” Robinson said. “Much of what you'll see was recorded on a cell phone, by cooks who may have not had video experience before.

“These stories matter, even if the technology isn't state-of-the-art. The recipes, the individuals, and what they bring to the table are all part of the story."

During the broadcast, viewers will have the opportunity to make a donation to Arkansas PBS and receive such items as a DVD of the program, a commemorative recipe booklet or one of Robinson’s books, “Arkansas Food: The A to Z of Eating in The Natural State” or “Another Slice of Arkansas Pie.”

“Home Cooking With Kat & Friends” will also air Saturday, June 6, at 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 7, at 7 p.m. on ARPBS-4 WORLD; and Monday, June 8, at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on ARPBS-2 CREATE.

Arkansas PBS is Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. Arkansas PBS delivers daily, essential, local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through multiple digital platforms, including on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).