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
Golden Gazpacho & Chicken Breasts with Relish (Episode #226)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 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, Feb 14, 2013 -- 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: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 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, Feb 7, 2013 -- 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: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 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.
Cherry Tomato Pizza & Fennel Arugula Salad (Episode #219)
KQED Life: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne demystifies yeast and teaches her student Jerry a foolproof pizza dough and shows him how to create a well-seasoned vinaigrette. Recipes: pizza with cherry tomato and basil salad, fennel, arugula, and radicchio salad with shaved pecorino. Student: Jerry Feldman - International Business Development. Wine Segment: Soave wines from the region around Venice.
Asparagus Puffs (Gougeres) and Lamb Skewers With Fava Salad (Episode #218)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne shows her student Del how to peel fava beans and use rosemary in an unexpected way, and then they create a seasonal twist on the classic French cheese gougeres. Recipes: asparagus cheese puffs, grilled lamb on rosemary skewers with warm fava salad. Student: Clodel "Del" Gosuico - Programmer. Wine Segment: Chateauneuf du Pape.