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
Fast Forward to Dinner (Episode #118H)
KQED Life: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
With her student Bonnie, Joanne makes us quicker versions of the comfort foods she grew up with in New England, oven-roasted sausages, and a sauerkraut that is so fast she couldn't resist calling it lazy-girl sauerkraut. Recipes: Oven-Roasted Sausages with Riesling, Apples and Pears and Lazy-Girl Sauerkraut. Student: Bonnie Lin, Conference Interpreter.
Harvest Time (Episode #202H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 27, 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.
Swimming Upstream (Episode #105H)
KQED Life: Thu, Jul 23, 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.
Ticket to Provence (Episode #110H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne and her student Sasha are transported to Provence using herbs, citrus, and garlic. Joanne begins with a bright fresh citrus salad and then working together they create a very classic country, yet refined, dish of braised cod with leeks and potato. Recipes: Citrus Salad with Mint and Red Onions, Cod Braised with Leeks, Potatoes and Thyme, and Roasted Garlic Slab. Student: Sasha Bernstein, Restaurant Consultant.
Go Nuts! (Episode #117H)
KQED Life: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne goes "nuts" and makes for us her five-spice, ginger, and cayenne packed Asian Toasted Nuts. Then she encourages her student Geoff to do the same making stir-fried chicken, pine-nut lettuce wraps, and cardamom-scented rice with toasted almonds. Recipes: Asian Toasted Nuts, Stir-Fried Chicken and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps, and Cardamom-Scented Rice with Toasted Almonds. Student: Geoff Rubendall, Civil Engineer.
Italian Flavor Or Slow Food, Italian Style (Episode #201H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 20, 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.
Simply Delicious (Episode #213H)
KQED 9: Sat, Jul 18, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Joanne shares a tuna and white bean salad recipe straight from the Mediterranean that will make you want to dine al fresca. Charlie joins in and learns a technique for cooking juicy lemon perfect for tossing with herbs and orecchiette for a light and simple pasta salad. They finish the meal with pineapple sprinkled with a secret ingredient for a perfect ending. Recipes: Tuna and White Bean Salad with Basil and Tomatoes, Orecchiette with Lemon Chicken and Herb Salad, Pineapple Chunks with Olive Oil and Salt. Student: Charlie Baldwin.
- KQED Life: Sat, Jul 18, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Flavor Fiesta (Episode #104H)
KQED Life: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
It's a party when Joanne and her student Cheryl get together. Joanne adds a sweet crisp twist to classic guacamole, shows how to improve a store bought stock to elevate tortilla soup, and then the party really begins with muddled cherry margaritas Recipes: Sweet Pea Guacamole, Tortilla Soup with Pork Meatballs, Tortillas and Cheddar, and Fresh Cherry Margaritas. Student: Cheryl Kovelchik, Entertainment Marketing.
Dinner Dance Or Swept Off My Feet (Episode #109H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jul 15, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne starts her class with a challenge, presenting her French student Pascal three variations on the classic French sauce aioli. Then they are both swept off their feet by Joanne's twist on the classic combination of chicken and salad. Recipes: Aioli and Variations, "Oven-Fried" Chicken Legs, and Butter Lettuce and Avocado with Lime Vinaigrette. Student: Pascal Molat, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet.
You Say Tomato (Episode #116H)
KQED Life: Tue, Jul 14, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
When it is tomato season, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the bounty. Joanne prepares a chilled tomato and Greek yogurt soup, and then teaches her student Jack the versatility of roasted cherry tomatoes, showcasing them in a lamb sirloin salad. Recipes: Chilled Tomato and Greek Yogurt Soup, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, and Lamb Sirloin Salad with Feta and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes. Student: Jack Cohen, Website Merchandising.
Summer In Italy (Episode #212H)
KQED 9: Sat, Jul 11, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Joanne shows how to get maximum flavor from a bountiful tomato crop by roasting them slowly. Sasha learns to make a stew fit for summer using fresh vegetables and a basil mint pesto. Recipes: Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Feta and Olives, Summer Vegetable Stew with Basil and Mint Pesto (Parm-Reg). Student: Sasha Bernstein.
- KQED Life: Sat, Jul 11, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Simply Elegant (Episode #103H)
KQED Life: Thu, Jul 9, 2015 -- 6:00 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.
Guilty Pleasures (Episode #108H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jul 8, 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.
Gingerly (Episode #115H)
KQED Life: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
Joanne introduces her student Ron to the versatility of the often overlooked gingerroot, greeting him with poached shrimp with a mango dipping sauce made with freshly grated ginger. It is then brought together with mussels steamed with mustard greens, lemon grass, and ginger with grilled bread and ginger aioli. Recipes: Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce, Mussels Steamed With Mustard Greens, Lemon Grass and Ginger, and Grilled Bread with Ginger Aioli. Student: Ron Martin, Fire Chief.
You Say Harissa (Episode #211H)
KQED 9: Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Each time Joanne travels, she loves to find ways to bring exotic flavors home. In this episode, she shows her student Michelle how a picant spice rub, harissa, can quickly transform a home cooked meal of pork tenderloin into a gourmet experience with a cooling mint and cumin yogurt on the side. Recipes: Harissa-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Mint and Cumin Yogurt, Green Spring Vegetables. Student: Michelle Soto.
Pizza with Pizazz (Episode #102H)
KQED Life: Thu, Jul 2, 2015 -- 6:00 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.
Never Too Young (Episode #107H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jul 1, 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.