Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence
This series features Joanne teaching one-on-one with the home viewer, then rolls into Joanne working side-by-side with a real-life student for a hands-on cooking lesson in her home kitchen/studio as the classroom. Both the student and viewer learn how to prepare a wide variety of Joanne's recipes, using the freshest and most seasonal ingredients. Rather than simply listing ingredients, method, cooking time and serving size, these recipes feature additional instructions to inspire and instill confidence in the kitchen.
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence Previous Broadcasts
Simply Elegant (Episode #103H)
KQED 9: Sat, Nov 28, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Joanne greets her student Sarina with a bruschetta salad and it is quickly apparent Sarina is the perfect student for dishes that are simple enough for a weeknight, yet elegant enough for Saturday night. They recreate the vinaigrette from the salad, discover how easy it is to cook clams, and finish with a warm blueberry maple compote melting over vanilla ice cream. Recipes: Bruschetta Salad with Prosciutto di San Daniele and Greens, Clams with Chorizo and Orange, and Vanilla Ice Cream with Blueberry Maple Syrup Compote. Student: Sarina Crivello, Apple Specialist.
- KQED Life: Sat, Nov 28, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Guilty Pleasures (Episode #108H)
KQED Life: Fri, Nov 27, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne confesses to her student Kyle that her favorite food is potato chips, but gives him a healthier oven "fried" version. They are so good, it's hard to save a few to go with their bruschetta blue cheese burgers and blueberry nectarine sangria. Recipes: Oven Fried Potato Chips with Marjoram Salt, Bruschetta Burger with Caramelized Onions and Blue Cheese, and Rose Sangria with Blueberry and Nectarines. Student: Kyle Khasigian, Financial Associate.
Kicking Up The Classics (Episode #123H)
KQED Life: Thu, Nov 26, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne and her student Lauren give comfort food a kick preparing a 30 minute lamb and black bean chili and hiding a red pepper jelly surprise inside corn muffins. Recipes: Thirty-Minute Lamb and Black Bean Chili and Spicy Red Pepper Jelly-Filled Corn Muffins. Student: Lauren Eastman, Public Relations Executive.
Harvest Time (Episode #202H)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 25, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Inspired by freshly picked vegetables, Joanne prepares a vegetarian feast. She begins by making a luscious butternut squash soup. And then for a twist with her student Sasha she cooks up some Gnocchi with Brown Butter using semolina instead of potatoes along with Kale with Garlic and White Balsamic. Recipes: Roasted Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup with Coriander Oil, Semolina Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Fried Sage (Parm-Reg), Kale with Garlic and White Balsamic. Student: Sasha Bernstein.
Argentina Remembered (Episode #209H)
KQED Life: Tue, Nov 24, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Craving the bold flavors she tasted in Argentina, Joanne shows her student Leigh how to give grilled skirt steak a boost with a fresh and zesty chimichurri sauce. And potatoes get the double treatment of roasting and grilling becoming twice as flavorful. Recipes: Gazpacho Salad, Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri, Roasted and Grilled Potatoes. Student: Leigh Balkon.
Pizza with Pizazz (Episode #102H)
KQED 9: Sat, Nov 21, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Joanne welcomes her student Geoffto class with a quick and easy salmon and pickled onion pizza. Then together they explore the idea of contrasts of flavor, texture, and color, making lemon turkey cutlets and an arugula and orange salad. Recipes: Lavash Pizza with Herb Salad, Arugula and Orange Salad, and Lemon Turkey Cutlets. Student: Geoff Rubendall, Civil Engineer.
- KQED Life: Sat, Nov 21, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Never Too Young (Episode #107H)
KQED Life: Fri, Nov 20, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne welcomes her youngest student Stella to class and they nestle in to create a menu of some of Joanne's favorite chilly weather dishes: roasted game hens with prosciutto and mushrooms and quinoa pilaf with dried blueberries and apricots. Recipes: Sweet and Hot Pepper Relish Crostini, Roasted Game Hens with Prosciutto di Parma and Mushrooms, and Quinoa Pilaf with Dried Blueberries and Apricots. Student: Stella Ginsberg, Student and Blogger.
I'm Inspired (Episode #122H)
KQED Life: Thu, Nov 19, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne is often asked where her inspirations come from and begins by composing an inspired salad with roasted beets, and then gives her student Charlie some pointers for making honey glazed pork chops and a roasted squash puree. Recipes: Bibb Lettuce Salad with Roasted Beet, Grapefruit and Pecans, Honey Glazed Pork Chops with Orange and Cardamom, and a Roasted Squash and Ginger Puree. Student: Charlie Baldwin, City Gardener.
Italian Flavor Or Slow Food, Italian Style (Episode #201H)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 18, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne loves Italian flavors. She prepares a Spinach and Fennel Salad enhanced with Prosciutto di San Daniele. Then, hungry for a little comfort food, she creates a hearty Tuscan Pot Roast with her student Cheryl and shows her the secret to the perfect creamy polenta. Recipes: Spinach and Fennel Salad with Prosciutto di San Daniele, Tuscan Pot Roast, Creamy Polenta with Grana Padano. Student: Cheryl Kovelchik.
Spanish Fiesta (Episode #208H)
KQED Life: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne sets the stage for a Spanish Fiesta with a twist on the classic Spanish Gazpacho, turning sweet peas into a refreshing soup. She teaches her student Ron, the perfect party meal, Shellfish Paella. Recipes: Sweet Pea Gazpacho, Shellfish Paella. Student: Ron Martin.
Spain On My Mind (Episode #101H)
KQED 9: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Joanne shares with us her emotional connection to Spain. She begins by preparing Salmorejo, a cold tomato and bread soup she first discovered in Southern Spain, and then works with her student Joan to overcome his fear of cooking lamb by preparing a hearty lamb, white bean, and chorizo stew with a spicy infused olive oil drizzled over the top. Recipes: Salmorejo and Spanish Lamb Stew. Student: Joan Boada, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet.
Italian Love Affair (Episode #106H)
KQED Life: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Inspired by dishes made in her classes in Italy, Joanne introduces her student Reggie to bagnacauda, rigatoni with chicken in a tomato cream sauce, and a vegetable ribbon salad. Recipes: Bagna Cauda, Rigatoni with Chicken, Tomatoes and Cream, and Vegetable Ribbon Salad. Student: Reggie Wooden, Student.
Rustic Yet Refined (Episode #121H)
KQED Life: Thu, Nov 12, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne makes us a classic Italian frico and then with her student Stephanie demonstrates how rustic and refined can work well together in the same meal, making a spiced lentil and herb salad and halibut wrapped in prosciutto. Recipes: Frico with Bacon and Potatoes, Prosciutto di San Daniele-Wrapped Halibut Fillet, and Spiced Lentils and Herb Salad. Student: Stephanie Gerbracht, Wine Sales.
Summer's Bounty (Episode #126H)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 11, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Summer is definitely the time Joanne gets excited about fruits and vegetables, greeting her student Leah with a little jem salad perfectly dressed with a buttermilk blue cheese dressing. They make a spicy spaghetti together and then cool things down with a blueberry frozen yogurt. Recipes: Little Gems with Almonds and Buttermilk Blue Dressing, Spicy Spaghetti with Sauteed Fennel and Mussels, and Blueberry Frozen Yogurt. Student: Leah Ballantyne, Teacher.
Making Waves Or Marrakech Express (Episode #207H)
KQED Life: Tue, Nov 10, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne turns ordinary romaine into an exotic salad salad with honey, cardamom, and Moroccan Spiced Almonds. Her student, Leah, boards the Marrakech Express to learn the secret to making burger night an even bigger hit with the family, mixing Moroccan spices with lamb and topping with a zesty cucumber, yogurt sauce with ginger. Recipes: Romaine Waves with Honey and Cardamom and Moroccan Spiced Almonds, Moroccan Merguez Lamb Burgers, Yogurt, Cucumber and Ginger Sauce. Student: Leah Ballantyne.
Swimming Upstream (Episode #105H)
KQED Life: Fri, Nov 6, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Most people, including Joanne, absolutely adore salmon. She begins by nestling salmon rillete in endive, and then, with her student Jerry, bakes salmon in the ultimate symbol of love, a paper heart. Recipes: Smoked Salmon Rillete/Endive, Salmon and Spring Vegetables Baked in Paper, and Lemon Tarragon Rice. Student: Jerry Feldman, International Business Development.
Journey to Italy (Episode #120H)
KQED Life: Thu, Nov 5, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne shares her memories of Italy with her student Barbra recreating some of the dishes form her travels. She starts with a simple salad of fig and prosciutto, then slowly adds just enough red wine for a faro risotto, and finally ends the meal with a dessert of strawberry, port, and black pepper. Recipes: Fig And Blueberry Salad With Creme Fraiche, Mint and Prosciutto di Parma, Farro Risotto with Red Wine and Grana Padano, Strawberry with Port and Black Pepper, and an Aperol Champagne Cocktail. Student: Barbra Bright, Kitchen Designer.
Food Memories (Episode #125H)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 4, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne remembers her trips to Italy and with her student Di shows us a classic pizza strata and a dessert inspired by limoncello. Recipes: Green Salad with Garlic croutons and Balsamic Red Wine Dressing, Pizza Strata, and Lemon Sorbet and Vanilla Ice Cream with Limoncello. Student: Di Harris, Retired Nanny.
Crowd Pleasers (Episode #206H)
KQED Life: Tue, Nov 3, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne creates a meal fit for guests, starting with a Crostini with Sheep's Milk Ricotta, Asparagus and Mint that looks as great as it tastes. She teaches her student, Jack, the key to making light and flavorful meatballs perfect for Rigatoni in a Smoky Tomato Sauce, and they toast the meal with a grown up Big Girl Lime Milk Shake. Recipes: Crostini with Sheep's Milk Ricotta, Asparagus and Mint, Rigatoni with Ricotta Meatballs in a Smoky Tomato Sauce, Big Girl Lime Milk Shake. Student: Jack Cohen.