Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence Previous Broadcasts

You Say Tomato (Episode #116H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 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.

Gingerly (Episode #115H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 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.

Italian Marketplace (Episode #114H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 6:00 PM

Inspired by the roasted chickens in the marketsof Italy Joanne teaches her student Joan her version of crispy chicken and potatoes with a side of hot pepper and white balsamic broccolini, topped off with a cherry Zinfandel zabaglione. Recipes: Broccolini with Hot Pepper and White Balsamic, Crispy Chicken and Potatoes with Mustard, Rosemary and Capers, and Fresh Cherries with Late Harvest Zinfandel Zabaglione. Student: Joan Boada, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet.

Asia Express (Episode #113H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 6:00 PM

Joanne embraces teaching traditional recipes and then showing new ways to use them. She and her student Reggie make mayonnaise and create an Asian inspired meal of tuna burgers with wasabi mayonnaise and Thai cabbage and grapefruit slaw, leaving Reggie wondering if he will ever buy mayonnaise again. Recipes: Grilled Yellowtail Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise and Thai Cabbage and Grapefruit Slaw. Student: Reggie Wooden, Student.

Magical Morocco (Episode #112H)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 6:00 PM

Joanne shows us just how easily and quickly a deliciously spiced lentil soup can be made when you have the right spices in the pantry. She continues to spice it up with her student John, building a warm Moroccan chicken and sweet potato salad, cooling it off with a cardamom and ginger cocktail she has aptly named the Marrakech 75. Recipes: Spiced Lentil Soup, Warm Moroccan Chicken and Sweet Potato Salad, and Marrakech 75 Cocktail. Student: John Cu, Trial Attorney.

Eat Your Vegetables (Episode #111H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 6:00 PM

Joanne eases the anxiety that can sometimes set in when a vegetarian is coming to dinner. Working with her fitness specialist student Randy she prepares a satisfying bulgur and feta salad and fried potato and spiced red pepper frittata that would satisfy vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Recipes: Bulgur, Feta and Oven-Dried Tomato Salad and Fried Potato and Spiced Red Pepper Frittata. Student: Randy Bramblett, Fitness Specialist.

Ticket to Provence (Episode #110H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 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.

Dinner Dance Or Swept Off My Feet (Episode #109H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 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.

Guilty Pleasures (Episode #108H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 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.

Never Too Young (Episode #107H)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 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.

Italian Love Affair (Episode #106H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 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.

Swimming Upstream (Episode #105H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 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.

Flavor Fiesta (Episode #104H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 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.

Simply Elegant (Episode #103H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 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.

Pizza with Pizazz (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 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.

Spain On My Mind (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 6:00 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.

Market to Table (Episode #124H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 12:30 PM

Joanne's day begins at the farmer's market and she shows us a fresh sugar snap pea soup. Then she works with her student Kyle to perfect his pasta techniques making a fresh fettuccine with asparagus, prosciutto, and lemon creme fraiche. Recipes: Sugar Snap Pea Soup with Mint and Meyer Lemon Oil and Fresh Fettuccine with Asparagus Ribbons and Lemon Creme Fraiche. Student: Kyle Khasigian, Financial Associate.

Go Nuts! (Episode #117H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 12:00 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.

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