Joanne Weir's Cooking Class
The James Beard award-winning cooking teacher, author and chef shares culinary techniques, tips and fundamentals with her eager students. Each week, from her cozy kitchen, Weir instructs a chef-in-training on equipping the kitchen, preparing Mediterranean-inspired recipes, and selecting complementary wines with the help of noted wine expert Andrea Immer Robinson.
Joanne Weir's Cooking Class Previous Broadcasts
Pork Chops, Lemon Freeze & Citrus Crisps (Episode #202)
KQED Life: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne gives her student Cheryl and intensive hands-on lesson on brining pork chops, cleaning dried mushrooms, and rolling and cutting out cookie dough. Recipes: pork chops with asparagus and morels, after-dinner lemon freeze pucker-up citrus crisps. Student: Cheryl Kovalchik - Entertainment Marketing. Wine Segment: The Rioja wines of Spain.
Stuffed Chicken Breasts & Fava Fennel Salad (Episode #201)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne teaches her student Geoff a new way to prepare chicken using some of his favorite ingredients, and shows him how with a little work he can create a vibrant, fragrant salad. Recipes: chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese and olives fava bean, fennel, and parsley salad. Student: Geoff Rubendall - Civil Engineer. Wine Segment: Pairing Sauvignon Blanc with goat cheese, with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.
Golden Gazpacho & Chicken Breasts with Relish (Episode #226)
KQED Life: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne helps her student Del develop his knife skills by teaching him to chop, mince, and dice vegetables and other ingredients for two of her specialties. Recipes: golden gazpacho with garlic croutons, grilled chicken breasts with sweet corn and pepper relish. Student: Clodel "Del" Gosuico - Programmer. Wine Segment: Albarino from Spain with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.
Veal Chops with Salad & Pineapple Sorbet (Episode #225)
KQED Life: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne teaches her student Kyle a classic Milanese main course topped with a salad followed by a refreshing sorbet drizzled with a unique ingredient that gets a raised eyebrow from Kyle. Recipes: golden veal with arugula and tomato salad, pineapple sorbet with olive oil and fleur de sel. Student: Kyle Khasigian - Graduate Student. Wine Segment: Let's talk about Rose.
Salmon with Herb Sauce & Orange Olive Oil Cake (Episode #224)
KQED Life: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne shares her trick for cooking salmon and creating a fresh herb sauce, and gives her student Yasu her first baking lesson. Recipes: olive oil and orange-essence cake with soft cream, crisp salmon with green herb and caper sauce. Student: Yasu Maskay - Public Relations Consultant. Wine Segment: Describing wines with food terms.
Zucchini Blossom Risotto & Lemon-Shrimp Risotto (Episode #223)
KQED Life: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne's side-by-side instruction gives her student Michael the recipe to make the perfect risotto including a special trick to produce the creamiest results. Recipes: farmers market risotto with zucchini and their blossoms, risotto with lemon shrimp. Student: Michael Procopio - Writer/Waiter. Wine Segment: The "Big Six" grapes.
Grilled Sea Bass with Romesco & Summer Vegetables (Episode #222)
KQED Life: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne gives her student John a hands-on cooking lesson on grilling fish and vegetables indoors, and teaches him how to prepare a Spanish-inspired sauce. Recipes: grilled sea bass with almond romesco, grilled summer vegetables. Student: John Washko - Hotel Entrepreneur. Wine Segment: Contrast and compliment in wine pairing.
Tomato & Mozzarella Farfalle & Crispy Cracker Bread (Episode #221)
KQED Life: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne raises the curtain on her student Bob's cooking skills as she shows him how to make a tangy cheese pasta dish and roll dough for the crispiest cracker bread. Recipes: farfalle with olives, capers, tomatoes and mozzarella, crispy cracker bread. Student: Bob Duxbury - Playwright /Teacher. Wine Segment: Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.
Ricotta Mint Ravioli & Lemon Salad (Episode #220)
KQED Life: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne's teaches her student Michelle how to make pasta from scratch and encourages her to try it at home. Recipes: tomato and lemon salad with lemon-scented oil, homemade ricotta and mint ravioli with sweet tomatoes. Student: Michelle Soto - Financial Advisor. Wine Segment: Understanding Italian wine labels.