Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Costantino's Round Table Launches 8th Season on WSBE Rhode Island PBS

Wednesday, May 5 at 7 PM, Costantino's Round Table launches a new season of episodes. This week's show, "In-Home Kitchen Design," discusses the latest trends and design features of the family kitchen.

Join hosts Joe Zito and Alan Costantino, and their guests Johanne Killen and George Germon, chefs and owners of Al Forno, as well as Ken Gillis from Viking Designer Kitchens. The program features George and Johanne's kitchens in their homes in Little Compton, Pawtuxet Village, and Provence, France.

Next week (May 12) Costantino's Round Table takes a look at our love affair with diners. Alan Costantino and Joe Zito welcome Richard Gutman, curator of the Culinary Archives and Museum at Johnson & Wales University, and Seaplane Diner owner David Penta.

Mr. Gutman is one of the country's foremost experts on the history, architecture, and culture of diners. He is the author of "American Diner Then and Now." Mr. Penta is a Providence restaurateur who purchased the Seaplane in 2003. The diner has been serving its fare on Allens Avenue in Providence since the early '40s.


Costantino's Round Table is hosted by Alan Costantino, owner of Venda Ravioli in Federal Hill, and by Joe Zito, food critic and host of TV Maitre d', and airs Wednesdays at 7 PM on WSBE Rhode Island PBS.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; Cox/Verizon/Full Channel 08; DirecTV 36; Dish Network 7776; ComCast subscribers, please check local listings for the channel number in your area.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; Cox 808; Verizon 478; ComCast 294.

Viewers with high definition (HD) capability can receive WSBE Rhode Island PBS HD programming over the air on digital 36.1, Cox 708, Verizon 508, ComCast 819.