Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef
Chef Hubert Keller's magical cooking reflects the many influences of the places he has lived; from his native Alsace with its legendary soups and stews to San Paulo, Brazil where the cuisine pulsates with exciting and bold flavors; to his long-time home in San Francisco where he is a leader of the city's culinary revolution; and finally to Las Vegas where he has pioneered a whole new concept of burger dining that has garnered worldwide recognition. The programs were filmed on location in a stunning vineyard kitchen in Northern California and also in the kitchens of his restaurants: Fleur de Lys, The Burger Bar, and SLeeK steakhouse.
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef Previous Broadcasts
KQED Life: Fri, Jan 30, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Verrine (Episode #225)
KQED Life: Thu, Jan 29, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Chef Keller presents the current culinary rage in France called verrine, or serving foods in different shaped glasses. It's both practical and beautiful, allowing guests to easily carry their food at a gathering. He's making everything from salad to dessert and serving them up in some pretty spectacular presentations. Recipes: Pasta Salad with Pear, Mache Tomato-Zucchini Verrine; Croque Monsieur; Mascarpone-Pineapple Parfait; Chocolate Verrine for a Crowd.
Pepper It Up (Episode #224)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
There's a great variety of peppercorns available today: red, pink, green, white, black, just to name a few. Chef Keller deciphers the different varieties and uses them to create new dimensions of flavors in some unforgettable dishes. Recipes: Peppered Salmon Roulade; Steak au Poivre with Mathurini Sauce; Peppered Burger.
Home-Smoking Made Easy (Episode #223)
KQED Life: Tue, Jan 27, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
After showing the professional restaurant smoker used in his restaurants, Chef Keller goes on to demonstrate how home cooks can easily smoke foods at home with an inexpensive smoking pan. The results are wonderfully juicy foods laced with the irresistible flavor of smoke. Recipes: Smoked Trout; Smoked Trout Salad; Smoked Cornish Game Hens.
Simply Shrimp (Episode #222)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 26, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Chef Keller teaches shrimp basics by demonstrating a rub, a stock, a sauce, and a great technique for wrapping shrimp in zucchini. The second recipe is a refreshingly unique ceviche with a twist that includes both shrimp and salmon. Recipes: Zucchini Wrapped Barbecued Shrimp; Shrimp and Salmon Ceviche.
Burrata Cheese: The New Favorite (Episode #411H)
KQED 9: Sat, Jan 24, 2015 -- 2:30 PM
For many cheese lovers, the latest obsession is burrata, a blend of mozzarella and cream that has a silky, fresh, creamy taste. Chef Keller presents creative ways for serving it. He's also serving up a refreshing and light desert of figs and blueberries Recipes: Burrata with Garden Pea Ice Cream, Pickled Cherry Tomatoes, and Spicy Paprika Oil; Figs & Blueberries in Citrus Broth.
KQED Life: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Charcuterie 101 (Episode #221)
KQED Life: Thu, Jan 22, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Charcuterie, the French version of antipasti, may sound a bit highfalutin, but there's nothing easier and trendier than putting together a great charcuterie platter for your guests. Chef Keller shows how to select ingredients from a delicatessen or by making them from scratch. Recipes: Savory Turkey Sausage; Pickled Vegetables; Charcuterie Platter.
Curry Favorites (Episode #220)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
What used to be an exotic spice has gone mainstream as people fall in love with its flavor and versatility. Chef Keller demonstrates how to make a curry spice blend from scratch and then makes two great recipes, all enhanced by the flavors of this remarkable spice. Recipes: Oven-Roasted Curried Pork Loin on Green Lentils with Sauteed Apples; Veggie Curry Burger.
Beer: Not Just for Drinking (Episode #219)
KQED Life: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Steeped in the tradition of great Alsatian beers, Chef Keller shows why beer is a remarkable flavor enhancer and tenderizer. In today's show, he uses it in a marinade, a batter, and even a surprise chocolate dessert; the results are sensational. Recipes: Beer-Marinated Flank Steak; Beer-Battered Onion Rings; Chocolate Stout Cake.
Outside The Meat Box: Wild Game (Episode #218)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
It's truly refreshing to eat game which is now readily available in many grocery stores. Chef Keller presents some of the most popular game dishes from his Fleur de Lys restaurants with recipes that are tailored to home cooks. Recipes: Horseradish Crusted Venison Chops with Current Sauce; Muscovy Duck Breast with a Vanilla Sauce.
KQED Life: Fri, Jan 16, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Mayonnaise Heaven (Episode #217)
KQED Life: Thu, Jan 15, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Chef Keller's famed Burger Bar restaurant serves up gallons of mayonnaise every day, all made from scratch because it allows them to use only the best ingredients. After demonstrating the super-easy technique of homemade mayonnaise, Chef Keller shows what to do with it by making zucchini fries and the most famous fish stew in the world. Recipes: Homemade Mayonnaise, Aioli, Rouille; Zucchini Fries; Bouillabaisse.
Spotlight On Crusts (Episode #216)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 14, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Besides great flavors, chefs know that the right textures of a dish introduced through a great crust can propel it into new dimensions. Chef Keller crowns salmon filets with a special crust inspired from his Alsatian roots and then makes a succulent beef tenderloin which is slow-roasted under a herb-scented salt canopy. Recipes: Choucroute Crusted Salmon; Beef Tenderloin in Herb-Salt Crust.
The Great Pies of France (Episode #201)
KQED Life: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Luscious, savory pies have long been the hallmark of great French home cooking. Chef Keller presents some blue-ribbon winners that use flavors and aromas that take you right into the heart of France. Recipes: Alsatian Onion Pie; Pissaladerie; Tarte Flambee Alsaciene.
Hats Off to Hollandaise (Episode #214)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 12, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Considered one of the most important "mother" sauces in French Cuisine and a must-know for chefs, hollandaise is a prized addition to many dishes. Chef Keller presents an easy-to-follow method for making the sauce along with a delightful twist on eggs benedict. Next he demonstrates a famous variation of hollandaise, the Bernaise Sauce. Recipes: Basic Hollandaise Sauce; Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict; Rib Eye Steak with Bernaise Sauce.
Ice Cream Cakes (Episode #417)
KQED Life: Fri, Jan 9, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Chef Keller prepares two luscious ice cream cakes including Baked Alaska and the famous French specialty, Vacherin Glace, made with meringue, raspberry and vanilla ice cream, and Chantilly cream. Recipes: Baked Alaska; Vacherin.
Brunch Picks (Episode #213)
KQED Life: Thu, Jan 8, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Chef Keller demonstrates two of his favorite recipes to serve for brunch. First, he reveals the secret for making the perfect crepe and then creates a layered crepe cake which is as beautiful as it is delicious. The second recipe is a mouth-watering breakfast burger made with eggs, prosciutto, and avocado. Recipes: Layered Crepe Cake with Blueberries and Ricotta Cheese; Breakfast Burger.
The Secret of Stock (Episode #212)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
While some store-bought convenience products are acceptable to chefs, there's just no comparing canned broth with a fragrant, rich homemade version. After demonstrating a classic beef stock, Chef Keller uses it to make a trendy Asian hot pot offering and one of France's most beloved Sunday supper meals. Recipes: Savory Beef Broth; Shabu Shabu; Pot au Feu.
Phyllo Fun (Episode #211)
KQED Life: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Chef Keller reveals how store-bought phyllo dough can be a secret weapon for home cooks who are looking for fast and elegant recipes. He uses it to create delicious appetizers and a mouth-watering fruit dessert. Recipes: Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo with Mushrooms, Spinach, Pine Nuts & Bacon, Pineapple & Dried Cherry Phyllo Packages with Rum Creme Anglaise.
Back to the Future with Puff Pastry (Episode #210)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 5, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Chef Keller takes two classic childhood favorites and transforms them into grown-up culinary delights, all with the help of store-bought puff pastry. First, he dresses up chicken pot pie with Madeira, pearl onions, and baby carrots. Then, substituting puff pastry for graham crackers, he makes a to-die-for S'more with luscious, creamy homemade marshmallow. Recipes: Roasted Chicken Pot Pie; S'more Burgers.
Summer Cooking (Episode #410)
KQED 9: Sat, Jan 3, 2015 -- 2:30 PM
Chef Keller has some great ideas for light, summer cooking starting with Ancholade, the classic Provencal dip made with anchovies and garlic and served with raw vegetables. The main dish is a meaty and moist swordfish made with a delicious carrot sauce. Recipes: Anchoiade with Crudite Platter; Pepper-Flecked, Slow-Roasted Hawaiian Swordfish with a Cardamon-Carrot Coulis.
Gravlax In Three Easy Steps (Episode #416)
KQED Life: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Gravlax, a Scandinavian specialty, is raw salmon cured in sugar, salt and dill and surprisingly easy to make at home. Chef Keller presents some creative ideas for using gravlax in a variety of dishes. Recipes: Classic Salmon; Salmon Tartare; Salmon Stacks.
Souffle Secrets (Episode #209)
KQED Life: Thu, Jan 1, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
With their perfectly airy and deliciously fluffy texture, souffles are a source of pride for many chefs. Chef Keller's user-friendly methods make them completely accessible to home cooks. Today he demonstrates three recipes, including a childhood favorite with strawberries, a classic ham and cheese, and an unforgettable chocolate dessert. Recipes: Grandma's Omelet Strawberry Souffle; Ham and Cheese Souffle; Chocolate Souffle.