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Halloween Bats and Chinese Cuisine

Airing Mon, 2011-10-24

Transform a recycled umbrella into a very clever bat puppet with puppeteer Basil Twist. Then, share a fun science experiment with the kids: “elephant toothpaste,” a foamy concoction made with TV crafter and resident mad scientist Jim “Figgy” Noonan. Plus, new ways to enjoy Chinese cooking with fresh, inventive recipes from chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco.

Media Halloween Bats and Chinese Cuisine Show Bat Umbrella and Elephant Toothpaste Get in the Halloween spirit with viewer photos, a <a href="/864588/bat-umbrella">bat umbrella</a>, and <a href="/863046/elephant-toothpaste">elephant toothpaste</a> how-to. Plus, homemade <a href="/864573/biang-biang-noodles">hand-pulled noodles</a>.
Featured in Teaser Biang Biang Noodles

GUEST: Danny Bowien, Mission Chinese Food

Featured in Teaser Bat Umbrella

GUEST: Puppeteer Basil Twist

Featured in Teaser Elephant Toothpaste

GUEST: Jim "Doctor Figgy" Noonan, TV crafter

Featured Resources

Bird marionette
"Martha Stewart's Haunted House" primetime special

GUEST: Jack Algiere, vegetable farm manager at Stone Barns Center

GIVEAWAY: "The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds”

SHOP: Professor Figgy's Fabulous Science Kits

Plates and glasses from Juliska
Candle holders from Viva Terra
Vintage maps by Blue Monocle
Gourds and pumpkins from Jones Family Farm
Candy from M&M/Mars, Jelly Belly, Necco, Hammonds, and Oriental Trading
Halloween decorations from Martha Stewart for Grandin Road and Funkins Artificial Carvable Pumpkins