Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Imagine having lifestyle expert Martha Stewart at your side in the kitchen, teaching you how to hold a chef's knife, select the very best ingredients, truss a chicken, and much more. Based on her eponymous best-selling book, Martha gives home cooks a culinary master class. Each episode features demonstrations of classic dish preparations and expert cooking techniques.
Martha Stewart's Cooking School Previous Broadcasts
Chicken (Episode #301H)
KQED Life: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 4:00 PM
Chicken has long served as a mainstay of the dinner table. It can be prepared in countless delicious ways, for a weeknight or a special dinner party. In this episode, Martha shows viewers how to prepare chicken paillard - which sounds fancy, but is really quite simple - chicken pot pie and spatchcocked chicken.
Turkey (Episode #406H)
KQED Life: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 4:00 PM
Many think of turkey as a grand centerpiece at the holiday table, but it's a versatile meat that can be served year-round. In Turkey 101, Martha prepares her tried-and-true method for a traditional show-stopping bird, and also a modern technique for roasting turkey in parchment paper. Learn how to braise turkey legs for the dark-meat lovers in your life, and discover a recipe for roasted rolled turkey breast with herbs, sure to become an everyday favorite.
Eat Your Greens (Episode #401H)
KQED Life: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 4:00 PM
Eating your greens is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, and supermarkets are stocked with a greater variety than ever before. Martha provides an overview of the most popular greens while making some of her favorite recipes - delicate sorrel soup, a heady pasta dish with grilled sardines and bitter greens, a versatile Swiss-chard frittata, a trendy kale Caesar salad and a new take on a popular salad green, spicy escarole. You'll be inspired to expand your greens repertoire.
Onions (Episode #302H)
KQED 9: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
Onions are a staple in the pantry of every cook and integral to the flavor of so many recipes. In this episode, Martha walks the viewer through three onion dishes that make use of different cooking techniques: French onion soup, balsamic-glazed pearl onions and fried onion rings.
Corn (Episode #313H)
KQED Life: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 4:00 PM
We enjoy corn in many different forms. In this episode, Martha first demonstrates corn fritters, a sweet and savory treat topped with honey. Next she shows how to make corn stock, which can serve as the base for a tasty summer corn chowder - Martha's version uses potatoes and cream. And finally, a childhood favorite all grown-up: homemade creamed corn.
Sandwiches (Episode #405H)
KQED Life: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 4:00 PM
Sandwiches are a mainstay on nearly every menu across the country. In this episode, Martha reimagines five classics. They include a juicy roasted chicken club, an iconic New Orleans po'boy piled high with oysters, an impressive muffuletta, an applewood-smoked bacon and fried-egg sandwich and a classic Reuben with succulent layers of corned beef, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing. Easy to make and portable, they'll inspire you to make each of them.
Salads (Episode #312H)
KQED Life: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 4:00 PM
Salads are a terrific way to make vegetables a main course. When Martha invites guests to lunch, she loves to make frisee aux lardons, a classic French salad made with spicy greens, crisp bacon, creamy poached eggs and warm vinaigrette. Her chopped salad is based on a recipe from her daughter, Alexis - a dish that's as beautiful in presentation as it is delicious in taste. Next Martha shows you how to master the Caesar salad, and then, stacked butter lettuce with a fresh citrus and yuzu vinaigrette.
Cheese (Episode #412H)
KQED 9: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
Attention all you cheese lovers: This show is for you. Martha makes fluffy, homemade ricotta with just three ingredients-so good, you'll never buy store-bought again. She prepares a retro party favorite, heavenly cheese fondue, and transforms butter, cheese, and pasta into legendary fettuccine alfredo. Learn the proper technique for melting raclette, an Alpine cheese specialty, and elevate grilled cheese to new heights of decadence with grown-up grilled cheese.
- KQED Life: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
Potatoes (Episode #311H)
KQED Life: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 4:00 PM
In this episode, Martha offers a primer on this favorite starch. She begins with scalloped potatoes, also known as potatoes gratin: thinly sliced potatoes cooked in milk and baked in a cream mixture with cheese. Next comes a recipe that's become synonymous with American food: potato salad. Then, in case your go-to mashed potato recipe needs an upgrade, Martha shows a few tricks to achieve the perfect pureed potatoes. Finally she shows how, in just a few easy steps, anyone can make smashed potatoes - crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside.
Mushrooms (Episode #404H)
KQED Life: Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 4:00 PM
Martha sheds light on the wide world of mushrooms, exploring some of the many available varieties - from chanterelles to shiitakes - and how to cook them. She demystifies crepe-making, filling buckwheat crepes with a creamy mushroom mixture, and prepares a "meaty" vegetarian mushroom ragu served atop rigatoni. For an elegant starter, she makes French mushroom soup, as well as a modern-day mushroom risotto using the ancient grain called farro.
Pork (Episode #310H)
KQED Life: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 4:00 PM
There's no end to the number of impressive dishes you can make with pork. In this episode, Martha makes porchetta, highly seasoned roasted pork with soft, juicy meat and crisp, crackling skin. Next she demonstrates a centerpiece of her holiday table, glazed ham. Then she shows why fruit and pork have always been a harmonious combination as she makes pork and plums, using quick-cooking pork tenderloin.
Sauces (Episode #309H)
KQED Life: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 4:00 PM
A great sauce can take a dish from good to fantastic. In this episode, Martha goes over some classics, starting with bearnaise sauce, a derivative of hollandaise. Next she makes Kansas City barbecue sauce, which is tomato-based with a sweet-tart flavor. Tartar sauce - Martha's version includes capers, shallots and cornichons - and a tasty cocktail sauce are both beloved staples. Then Martha shows how to make salsa verde, a perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables.