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
The Great Pies of France (Episode #201)
KQED Life: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 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.
Romantic Feast (Part 2) (Episode #326)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Next is the main course on Chef Keller's romantic dinner: a tender, succulent rack of lamb wrapped in a vegetable ragout and served with a mushroom polenta. Dessert is a decadent warm chocolate tart made with a dash of orange liqueur. Recipes: Rack of Lamb Wrapped in Vegetable Ragout, Warm Chocolate Tart
Romantic Feast (Part 1) (Episode #325)
KQED Life: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Chef Keller makes the ultimate romantic dinner, starting with parsnip blinis, thin delicate pancakes topped with sour cream and caviar. Then it's a stunning version of lobster thermidor with a silky, creamy filling of lobster and vegetables. Recipes: Parsnip Blini, Lobster Thermidor
Sandwiches from Master Chefs (Part 2) (Episode #324)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Today's show includes more great sandwiches from Chef Keller's master chef friends. First Rick Moonen makes a scrumptious sloppy joe with catfish and his own, very special barbecue sauce. Then star chef Shawn McClain takes burgers to a new level by combining Wagyu beef, short rib meat, goat cheese, and an artichoke-ham relish. Recipes: Rick Moonen's Catfish Sloppy Joe, Shawn McClain's Mediterranean Burger
Hats Off to Hollandaise (Episode #214)
KQED 9: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
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.
Sandwiches from Master Chefs (Part 1) (Episode #323)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Chef Keller asks his chef friends to create their favorite sandwiches. Chef Vincent Poussel of the famed Auerole restaurant in Las Vegas makes an unforgettable ham and cheese with home-cured ham on kalamata olive bread. Two-star Michelin Chef Julian Serrano uses chorizo and saffron aioli to spice up an egg sandwich. Recipes: Home-Cured Ham and Cheese on Kalamata Olive Bread, Fried-Egg Sandwich with Chorizo, Padron Peppers and Saffron Aioli
Demystifying Duck Confit (Episode #322)
KQED Life: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Many people love eating duck confit with its super succulent texture and flavor, but never tried to make it. Chef Keller shows us how to make it step-by-step at home and then uses the meat to create a beautiful terrine. Recipes: Duck Confit, Duck and Pork Terrine with Pistachios
Burgers from a Master (Episode #321)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
It's two special burgers from the Burger Bar, including a unique slider pairing buffalo meat and some succulent crab followed by a BLT burger made with turkey meat and topped with a spicy aioli. Recipes: Buffalo Surf and Turf Slider, BLT Turkey Burger
Fleur Tastings (Episode #320)
KQED Life: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Chef Keller shows how to pack lots of punch and great flavors into small plates with three popular dishes from his restaurant, Fleur. Recipes: Tuna Tacos Slow-Cooked Smoky Baby Ribs, Beef Tartare
Coq Au Vin (Episode #319)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
From Chef Keller's classic repertoire comes Coq au Vin, the signature dish of many French bistros which is braised in rich red wine along with mushrooms and onions. Dessert is another classic: a Mille-feuille (Napoleon) layered with pastry cream, berries, and some delicate puff pastry. Recipes: Coq au Vin, Mille-feuille (Napoleon)
Stack It with Style (Episode #318)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
On today's show, Chef Keller shows how to add great pizzazz to food presentations by creating Beautiful stacks. First, he's pairing corn pancakes with two different kinds of salmon plus a dab of caviar. His second stack includes crab, avocado and tomato. Recipes: Corn Pancakes and Seafood Stacks, Avocado, Crab, and Tomato Stacks
Vegetarian Favorites (Episode #317)
KQED Life: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
It's a vegetarian feast, starting with a classic French potato pie filled with shallots, swiss cheese and a hearty dose of fresh herbs. Then it's a dessert that is both healthy and decadent. Recipes: Alsatian Potato Pie, Chocolate Quinoa Mousse
French-Style Fruit Tarts (Episode #316)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Chef Keller makes two, French-style fruit tarts, starting with a home-style, quick pear tart. Then it is renowned classic, the Tarte aux Fruits just like the ones found in bakeries throughout France. Recipes: Poached Pear Tart with Rum-Flavored Almond Cream, Tarte aux Fruits
Osso Bucco: Keller Style (Episode #315)
KQED Life: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Turning even Italian heads, Chef Keller continues his veal class with a hearty Osso Bucco made With a whole shank and root vegetables for a unique, dramatic and delicious result. Recipes: Osso Bucco, Glazed Vegetable Stew, Apple Tart Tatin
Veal for a Special Occasion (Episode #314)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Most French chefs love veal for its tender texture and delicate flavor, and Chef Keller is no exception. Today he's making a veal loin and stuffing it with pancetta, sweetbreads and pistachios. Dessert is a rich espresso drowned in ice cream. Recipes: Veal Loin Stuffed with Pancetta, Pistachios and Sweetbreads, Affogato
Brunch Picks (Episode #213)
KQED 9: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
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.
Fruit Tarts (Episode #313)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Chef Keller makes two, French-style fruit tarts, starting with an easy-to-make pear tart similar to the ones made by home cooks. He then makes a stunning Tartes Aux Fruites, the renowned classic found in bakeries throughout France. Recipes: Poached Pear Tart with Rum-Flavored Almond Cream; Tartes aux Fruites Recipes.
Halibut Two Ways (Episode #312)
KQED Life: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Chefs love halibut for its versatility and hearty texture. Today, Chef Keller makes it two ways - one with red wine and one with white. Recipes: Grilled Halibut in Barigoule (Artichoke Wine Broth); Red Wine Braised Halibut on a Bed of Endives and Mushrooms.
Beef Wellington (Episode #311)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Chef Keller prepares his favorite holiday dinner main course: Beef Wellington, a French classic that never goes out of style along with a delicious and colorful vegetable stew. Recipes: Beef Wellington; Sauteed Vegetables with String Beans and Shiitakes.
Treasures of Provence: Eggplant & Tomatoes (Episode #310)
KQED Life: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Inspired by the cooking of Provence, Chef Keller creates some fabulous dishes with the classic combination of eggplant and tomatoes, including a show-stopping stack. Recipes: Poor Man's Caviar; Eggplant, Pepper & Goat Cheese Stack.
Signature Burgers (Episode #309)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Today's menu comes from The Burger Bar and includes Chef Keller's signature Buffalo Burger with his secret recipe for a very special red wine sauce. On the side is a recipe for some crunchy, juicy homemade onion rings. Recipes: Buffalo Burger; Beer-Battered Onion Rings with Spicy Aioli.
The Secret of Stock (Episode #212)
KQED 9: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
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.
Small Bites, Big Flavors (Episode #308)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Chef Keller recreates two of the most popular dishes from his Fleur restaurant in Las Vegas, including an innovative way of cooking steak on hot rocks. Recipes: Crab & Avocado Sphere with Watermelon Gazpacho; Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimmichurri Sauce.