Weir Cooking in the City Previous Broadcasts

Warm Wintry Supper (Episode #123)

V-me: Mon, Apr 30, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Cozy up with Joanne for a warm wintry supper of hearty Yellow Split Pea And Carrot Soup, along with Roasted Beet, Avocado And Watercress Salad. A colorful Cranberry Upside-Down Cake follows. It's the perfect meal to take the chill off a cold night while enjoying a relaxing evening at home.

Skyline and Candlelight (Episode #116)

V-me: Thu, Apr 12, 2007 -- 5:30 PM

Joanne prepares an elegant menu with special wines to celebrate good food, good friends and the good life. She makes Champagne And Oyster Soup With Celery And Fennel; Roulade Of Herbed Lamb With Stewed Garlic (served with Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes and Minted Sugar Snap Peas) and finishes with a Double Chocolate Ice Cream With Dried Cherries.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Tue, Apr 24, 2007 -- 8:30 PM
  • V-me: Tue, Apr 17, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Sibling Revelry (Episode #107)

V-me: Mon, Apr 2, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Joanne and her brother, John join together to celebrate Joanne's birthday. John arrives early so that they can spend the day doing their favorite thing -- cooking and eating together. They make a very special celebration salad of endive, creme fraiche and caviar, tie halibut parcels with capers and lemon thyme and then bake a finale dessert of a caramelized chocolate and almond budino instead of the traditional birthday cake. All this served with Champagne and a great wine.

Pacific Rim Grill (Episode #119)

V-me: Thu, Apr 19, 2007 -- 5:30 PM

With Japan Town just blocks from where she lives, Joanne can stroll through the center whenever she has some free time. On a recent visit, she guides us to the local stores, piled high with dishes, and equipment for the kitchen, with teapots and special teas. She visits a Kimono festival and tries on a traditional robe and a Japanese bakery for a special dessert. She returns to the kitchen to make a Japanese-inspired menu of Miso Soup With Edamame, Yakitori With Red And Green Peppers, and Japanese Pickled Vegetable Salad.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Mon, Apr 23, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Moveable Feast (Episode #113)

V-me: Thu, Apr 5, 2007 -- 5:30 PM

Joanne grew up on the water, and loves to when friends invite her to join them for a day on the Bay, she jumps at the chance. For the Moveable Feast she prepares an elegant, transportable picnic to serve on board: Herb-Crusted Tuna Skewers With Tomato Aioli; Farro, Pesto And Tomato Salad; and the Flakiest Apricot And Raspberry Tart.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Thu, Apr 12, 2007 -- 8:30 PM
  • V-me: Thu, Apr 12, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Midnight at the Oasis (Episode #109)

V-me: Thu, Apr 5, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Joanne scans the city for fragrant spices to make a Moroccan feast that will tantalize the taste buds. She invites her friend, chef Heidi Krahling of Insalata's restaurant, to make an appetizer of Smoked Eggplant With Pita Chips, a main course of Lamb Tagine With Artichokes, Preserved Lemons And Olives and a dessert of Crispy Moroccan Phyllo With Orange Custard And Almonds.

Jo's Taco Lounge (Episode #112)

V-me: Wed, Apr 4, 2007 -- 5:30 PM

A visit to the Mission district of San Francisco finds Joanne shopping for traditional Latin American foods. She strolls through ethnic stores discovering new ingredients and finds freshly made tortillas being patted into shape by Sonia, a veteran tortilla maker, who shows Joanne the technique. Joanne takes them home, still warm, to make a Mexican feast of flavors with dishes like Tortilla And Tomato Soup; Pork And Tomatillo Burritos With Fiery Green Salsa, and a Warm Chocolate, Cinnamon And Coffee Tart.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Tue, Apr 10, 2007 -- 8:30 PM
  • V-me: Tue, Apr 10, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Fresh, Simple, Seasonal (Episode #120)

V-me: Tue, Apr 24, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Joanne prepares a Chez Panisse-inspired menu using the freshest- seasonal ingredients to create some of her favorite dishes. Assisted by her god-daughter, Sierra, the two share in the fun of making a Five Onion Pizza with a misshapen dough that still tastes delicious. To complete the feast a Roasted Pepper Salad With Eggplant Croutons is piled onto a plate and the whole event ends with a frozen Pear Granita.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Tue, Apr 24, 2007 -- 5:30 PM

For The Love of Teaching (Episode #111)

V-me: Tue, Apr 3, 2007 -- 5:30 PM

Joanne, the teacher, demonstrates the connection between the kitchen and the classroom and reveals her love of her trade. We follow her as she explains some of the basics of cooking - illustrating essential tools, techniques and skills - as we travel back and forth from her standing with her students in cooking school to her alone in her home kitchen. She answers questions and solves problems as she makes a Parmesan Flan, Pan Seared Pork Medallions With Reisling And Apples and, for dessert, a Caramelized Orange Rice Custard.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Mon, Apr 9, 2007 -- 5:30 AM
  • V-me: Thu, Apr 5, 2007 -- 8:30 PM

Foggy Night in the City (Episode #118)

V-me: Wed, Apr 18, 2007 -- 5:30 PM

It's a cold night and Joanne is hibernating with three of her favorite comfort foods, after a busy week of travel and teaching: hot and steamy Tomato Rice Soup With Tiny Meatballs, a tangy yet creamy Risotto With Gorgonzola, and then finished with a twist on the traditional Caramel Pot De Creme.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Fri, Apr 20, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Flakey Phyllo (Episode #114)

V-me: Tue, Apr 10, 2007 -- 5:30 PM

Phyllo is easy to handle when you know how. Joanne, ably assisted by her brother, John, demonstrates the special techniques for working with this paper-thin dough. She rolls and folds fresh scallops and shrimp into Moroccan Shellfish Cigars; lays cherry tomatoes and cheese on top of butter brushed dough to make Phyllo Pizza With Feta And Tomatoes; and fills Apricot, Meyer Lemon And Cardomom Triangles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Tue, Apr 17, 2007 -- 8:30 PM
  • V-me: Fri, Apr 13, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Far East Meets West (Episode #115)

V-me: Wed, Apr 11, 2007 -- 5:30 PM

Joanne savors the Asian flavors of hot, sweet, salty and sour in this Far Eastern feast that includes her favorite Rice Paper Shrimp Rolls, Hot And Sour Soup (what she refers to as Chinese penicillin) and Thai Beef Salad With Mint And Cilantro. A simple fruit salad of Watermelon, Mango, Blueberries And Lime concludes the menu.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Thu, Apr 19, 2007 -- 8:30 PM
  • V-me: Mon, Apr 16, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Day at the Beach (Episode #117)

V-me: Tue, Apr 17, 2007 -- 5:30 PM

A trip to the beach inspires Joanne to create a menu that can be prepared ahead and cooked over an open fire close to the surf. She begins the day before in her kitchen then packs and transports everything to the sandy destination where friends are gathering to share Artichoke, Endive and Arugula Salad; Clam and Mussel Boil with Corn and Red Potatoes; Cedar Planked Lemon Salmon with Dill and Ginger Crisps.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Thu, Apr 26, 2007 -- 8:30 PM
  • V-me: Thu, Apr 19, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Cookin' It Slow (Episode #122)

V-me: Thu, Apr 26, 2007 -- 5:30 PM

Joanne slows down the pace of city life by preparing and then enjoying, along with two of her good friends, a slow- cooked meal. She makes a Napolitan Braised Beef RagU and serves it in two courses, with roasted potatoes and Swiss chard and another as a sauce for pasta. This is followed by another comforting dessert of Warm Polenta Custard With Grappa- Soaked Golden Raisins.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Fri, Apr 27, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker (Episode #121)

V-me: Wed, Apr 25, 2007 -- 5:30 PM

Joanne jumps on her bright red scooter and zooms off to some of her favorite haunts. She takes us along as she explores the city and introduces us to local artisans ready to supply the finest ingredients and decorations to make a great spring menu of Asparagus Salad With Brown Butter And Meyer Lemons, Grilled Lamb Chops With Green And Black Olive Salsa, and Reisling Poached Fruit Served With Chestnut-Honey Ice Cream.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Thu, Apr 26, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Breakfast at Jo's (Episode #108)

V-me: Tue, Apr 3, 2007 -- 5:30 AM

Joanne invites friends to Sunday brunch, an ideal entertaining venue since it fits in with everyone's hectic lifestyle. jalapeno-jack scones accompany baked eggs with summer vegetables and a light and refreshing dish of summer fruits in sweet spiced wine. Breakfast smoothies and sparkling bellinis, made fragrant from the puree of white peaches, round out this feast. A great way to start the day!

At The Italian Table (Episode #110)

V-me: Tue, Apr 3, 2007 -- 8:30 PM

Joanne brings to her city kitchen an Italian meal influenced by her travels through Italy and inspired by the warm Tuscan sun and the soil of the Veneto. She prepares Bagna Cauda, A Warm Italian Bath, made with Italian olive oil flavored with garlic and anchovies, then makes crispy Prosciutto, Parmigiano And Pepper Breadsticks; Golden-Sauteed Veal With Arugula And Tomato Salad; and Miss Judy's Siennese Almond Cookies with Italian Lemon Milkshakes.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • V-me: Fri, Apr 6, 2007 -- 5:30 AM
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