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Twice as Good Show
Twice as Good is a travel and cooking show for kids airing on PBS stations across the country featuring twin sisters Hadley and Delaney. Each episode is filmed in a different city, features a guest chef preparing local signature dishes, and in between recipes the show introduces its viewers to local points of educational interest. Twice As Good encourages nutritious cooking and uses its recipes and ingredients as a platform to teach science, geography, math, and history. Twice As Good is distributed to the PBS community across the country by NETA (the National Educational Telecommunications Association) and produced and presented in association with New Hampshire Public Television. Please check your local listings for show times in your area.
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A Taste of PittsburghHadley and Delaney visit The Steel City in western Pennsylvania to discover how Pittsburgh has built on its early industrial foundations, embraced new technology and the arts, and forged a vibrant cultural scene. "A Taste of Pittsburgh" features a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece Fallingwater, a tour of The Andy Warhol Museum to learn about the artistic legacy of Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol, a ride up The Duquesne Incline, close encounters at the National Aviary, an examination of Pittsburgh's emergence as a robotics leader, a tribute to Pennsylvania's Fred Rogers and his creation of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, and a tour of the historic Carrie Blast Furnaces where co-hosts Hadley and Delaney see first-hand how The Steel City honors its industrial foundations while embracing new pioneers and artists. Robert Vargo, Executive Chef at Pittsburgh's legendary LeMont's restaurant, provides a culinary taste of Pittsburgh as he shares a few of his signature recipes made with ingredients locally sourced from the specialty shops along the Strip District.
A Taste of Key WestHadley and Delaney travel to the southernmost point in the United States to explore several dishes with Key West signature ingredients including Lobster Enchilau Tacos, Key West Cuban Mix, Blackened Key West Pink Shrimp Club Wrap, and Key Lime Pie. “A Taste of Key West'' includes a deep dive into coral and the need to restore coral reefs at Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration. The episode features an exploration of the science of both the lighthouses and bridges of the keys, a visit to the Dry Tortugas and Everglades, and an exploration of the ways Key West impacted the lives and legacies of Ernest Hemingway and Harry S. Truman.
A Taste of ScotlandHadley and Delaney travel to Scotland where St. Andrews Links’ culinary team shares several of their favorite Scottish dishes — Haggis Timbale, Gigha Halibut, and Cranachan. “A Taste of Scotland” also includes a visit to the Highland Games to learn about Scotland’s ancient sporting traditions, a trip to the Lochcarran Kilt Center for a firsthand look at the making of traditional Scottish tartan kilts, a stopover at Edinburgh’s Writers’ Museum to explore Scottish literary masterpieces, and an excursion to Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Center to observe Scotland’s majestic birds. The episode features a trek through Johnston Terrace Garden to learn about Scotland’s wildlife and wildflowers, monster hunting at Loch Ness, and a step back in time at Stirling Castle. Hadley and Delaney learn how bagpipes and Scottish dance contribute to Scotland’s rich musical traditions and travel to the birthplace of golf.
A Taste of New YorkHadley and Delaney take a bite out of the Big Apple and share a taste of New York’s history, culture and culinary scene. The landmark Tavern on the Green and its Executive Chef Bill Peet share several New York inspired dishes. In between recipes, Hadley and Delaney explore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, visit Broadway, take part in a Central Park birding expedition, and tour the Cullman Hall of the Universe and the Hall of the Saurischian Dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History.
A Taste of The BahamasHadley and Delaney travel to The Bahamas to learn about traditional Bahamian dishes with Chef Lester Dean including Boiled Fish with Johnny Cake, Conch Salad, Sauteed Grouper, and Guava Bread Pudding. The episode includes a lesson in Bahamian music with Christian Justilien from the University of The Bahamas, an overview of the Junkanoo parade with Colours Junkanoo, and an exploration of Nassau’s pirating past with Captain King of the Pirates of Nassau Museum. In the episode, Hadley and Delaney swim with the pigs of Pig Beach, visit the sharks of Compass Cay, and snorkel through the beautiful limestone caves of Thunderball Grotto.
A Taste of IcelandHadley and Delaney travel to Iceland, home of active volcanoes, waterfalls, lava fields, geysers and glaciers. The day’s culinary destination is Reykjavik’s HARPA Concert Hall, where Executive Chef Bjarni Gunnar Kristinsson shares several of his signature Icelandic recipes and explains Iceland’s unique cuisine traditions. Between dishes, Hadley and Delaney explore Iceland’s rich Viking heritage, and take in natural wonders, including Gullfoss Waterfall, a puffin patrol at Lundey Island, and a descent into Iceland’s Thrihnukagigu Volcano. The visit is rounded out by a tour of Fridheimar Greenhouse, where the innovative farming techniques, like most of the country, are powered by geo-thermal energy.
A Taste of South AfricaHadley and Delaney travel to South Africa to cook traditional South African dishes with Chef Nicola Spilsbury including Biltong Pâté, Mealie Bread, Bobotie, and Koeksisters. The episode includes an in depth look at the beautiful animals of South Africa, a scenic cableway ride at Table Mountain, a visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, a meet-up with seals and penguins in their natural habitats, and an exploration of the Cape of Good Hope.
A Taste of New MexicoHadley and Delaney meet with Santa Fe Chef Michelle Chavez to prepare dishes inspired by famed New Mexico artist Georgia O’Keeffe. A visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and a chat with Margaret Wood, author of “A Painter’s Kitchen,” are also featured, as are some of New Mexico’s most distinctive sites: Pueblo de Taos, White Sands National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and Bandelier National Monument. The day is topped off by an excursion to The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, where Hadley and Delaney take flight with a very special guest from Make-A-Wish® New Mexico.
A Taste of SeattleTwice As Good’s Seattle excursion launches at the iconic Space Needle and threads its way to Pike Place Fish Market, Sosio’s Fruit & Produce, the Museum of Pop Culture, and Mount Rainier. For the main course, Hadley and Delaney cook in the Space Needle alongside award-winning SkyCity Executive Chef Jeff Maxfield.