In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs
Inviting master chefs (literally) into her kitchen, Julia Child cooks with the pros, detailing their techniques and dishes for the home cook.
In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs Previous Broadcasts
Jody Adams and Joachim Splichal (Episode #135)
KQED Life: Fri, May 27, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
Executive chef of Rialto at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Jody Adams, and chef/owner of Patina in Los Angeles, Joachim Splichal, visit Julia Child in her kitchen. For a light first course, Adams creates Carta Musica - a flat bread with a tossed salad. Splichal prepares a Mushroom Potato Lasagna, using chanterelles as the filler between potato slices with a butter and vegetable sauce.
Zarela Martinez (Episode #112)
KQED Life: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Zarela Martinez, from Zarela's in New York, visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Martinez creates a Mexican dish, Tamales With Mole Verde, using such authentic ingredients as macerino (corn flour) with lard, corn husks, herbs, and tomatillos. The program closes with Martinez providing the recipe for the margaritas she and Julia Child sip as the final credits roll.
Jim Dodge (Episode #134)
KQED Life: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
Master baker and teacher at the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, Jim Dodge creates an all-American apple pie - the Harvest Apple Pie. To get a flaky crust, Dodge makes sure to use cold butter. He also suggests using Empire and Golden Delicious apples rather than Granny Smith or Red Delicious.
Dean Fearing (Episode #133)
KQED Life: Wed, May 25, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
Dean Fearing, executive chef at The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, creates a molasses-glazed duck salad. Fearing recommends buying a fresh, not frozen, duck. He removes as much fat as possible from the duck and bastes it in a molasses and tabasco sauce glaze. As a side dish, Fearing prepares mashed sweet potatoes and roasts carrots and parsnips.
Jody Adams (Episode #111)
KQED Life: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Chef Jody Adams creates a braised, stuffed breast of veal over a bed of polenta. As she cooks, Adams offers numerous tips for the home cook, including the benefit of using whole garlic in sauces to thicken without fat, and the potential dangers of swallowing bay leaves.
Madhur Jaffrey and Reed Hearon (Episode #132)
KQED Life: Fri, May 20, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
International cookbook author and teacher, Madhur Jaffrey, and chef/owner of LuLu in San Francisco, Reed Hearon, visit Julia Child in her kitchen. Jaffrey creates Minty Sweet and Sour Eggplant, a dish that can be served as a first course or as a side dish for lamb. Hearon creates two dishes: Iron Skillet Mussels and Sand Dabs a la Plancha. Both dishes are made with very little sauce, using much of the natural flavor of the seafood.
Christopher Gross (Episode #110)
KQED Life: Thu, May 19, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Chef Christopher Gross creates alder-smoked loin of beef with red wine and shallot sauce, and a Middle Eastern grain dish - farecki - paired with harissa. He also shows viewers how to make thin "411" potato chips (so-called because of the ratio of ingredients).
Daniel Boulud and Gordon Hamersley (Episode #131)
KQED Life: Thu, May 19, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
Chef/owner of Daniel's in New York, Daniel Boulud, and chef/owner of Hamersley's Bistro in Boston, Gordon Hamersley, visit Julia Child in her kitchen. Using four kinds of peas, Boulud creates a chilled green pea soup with rosemary. Hamersley prepares Gordon's Perfect Tossed Salad, noting the importance of tossing the salad correctly.
Johanne Killeen, George Germon, and Christopher Gross (Episode #130)
KQED Life: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
Three different chefs visit Julia Child in this episode. Chef/owners Johanne Killeen and George Germon of Al Forno in Providence, Rhode Island, create the main course, and chef Christopher Gross of Christopher's in Phoenix makes the dessert. Using the outdoor grill, Killeen and Germon cook up their own Dirty Steak With Hot Fanny Sauce. They recommend cutting the steak right before cooking to reduce oxidation, and also leaving the fat on the steak when grilling. Accompanying the steak is a side dish of Silky Red Peppers and Mashed Potatoes. Gross creates a chocolate tower with fresh berries, using an elaborately designed presentation.
Leah Chase (Episode #109)
KQED Life: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Chef Leah Chase cooks up her famous fried chicken, baking-powder biscuits and sweet potato pie on a pecan crust, giving viewers a taste of her New Orleans fare. Chase provides some "no-nonsense" steps for preparing down-home cooking.
Rick Bayless (Episode #129)
KQED Life: Fri, May 13, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
Chef/owner Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill in Chicago, known for his skills in cooking Mexican food, creates a Black Bean Tortilla Casserole and Rick's Refried Beans. Bayless offers a number of tips for his dish, such as using an herb called episote to add taste to (and remove gas from) beans; and buying tortillas produced locally, and without preservatives, if possible.
Charlie Trotter (Episode #108)
KQED Life: Thu, May 12, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Chef Charlie Trotter prepares one of his innovative main dishes, Seared Scallops With Curried Carrot Broth, and follows this entree with a modern fruit dessert, Warm Peach Soup With a Trio of Sorbets-- blackberry, yogurt, and watermelon.
Jimmy Sneed (Episode #128)
KQED Life: Thu, May 12, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
Chef/owner Jimmy Sneed of The Frog & The Redneck in Richmond, Virginia, creates a Virginia Stuffed Turkey Leg using shitake mushrooms and Virginia smoked ham in the stuffing. Chef Sneed demonstrates how to debone the turkey, gently pulling on the flesh and lightly running the knife along the bone. To accompany the turkey, Sneed prepares some grits and asparagus.
Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Roberto Donna (Episode #127)
KQED Life: Wed, May 11, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
Lynne Rossetto Kasper, an expert on Italian foods, and Roberto Donna, chef/owner of Galileo in Washington D.C., visit Julia Child in her kitchen. Kasper creates a Sunday Night Pasta With Balsamic Vinegar, cooking the garlic very slowly until it's sweet and mellow. She also explains that pasta should be cooked in salted water and not to use oil which doesn't coat the pasta but merely stays on top of the water. Chef Donna creates Home-Made Pasta With Pesto Sauce with a chestnut flour and demonstrates how to hand-roll each piece.
Jim Dodge (Episode #107)
KQED Life: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Master baker and teacher Jim Dodge creates a chocolate buttermilk fudge cake, offering tips on how to make the cake moist and the frosting smooth. He also demonstrates the best way to frost and decorate cakes, as well as techniques for preparing crystallized rose petals.
Joachim Splichal (Episode #126)
KQED Life: Fri, May 6, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
Chef/owner Joachim Splichal of Patina in Los Angeles creates Braised Lamb Shank on Barley Risotto. He recommends lightly flouring the lamb shanks so that they will brown easier and also to help thicken the sauce.
Daniel Boulud (Episode #106)
KQED Life: Thu, May 5, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Chef Daniel Boulud prepares a dish of roasted veal chops and sweetbreads. Boulud uses various techniques and an array of vegetables to add touches of sweet and sour flavoring to this dish.
Julian Serrano (Episode #125)
KQED Life: Thu, May 5, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
Master chef Julian Serrano from Masa's in San Francisco creates a Lobster and Chicken Paella for a main course and Creme Fraiche Ice Cream With Almond Roasted Figs and Honey Lime Peaches for dessert. When making the paella, Serrano recommends cooking the lobster in its shell, using chicken thighs, and peeling and removing the seeds from the red peppers before dicing; he also uses a paellero - a shallow, wide pan - to make the paella.
Mark Militello (Episode #124)
KQED Life: Wed, May 4, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
Chef and owner of Mark's Place in South Florida, Mark Militello creates a Hearts of Palm Salad to complement his Jamaican Style Yellowtail Red Snapper. Militello uses hot peppers in his salad and recommends coating your fingers with oil to protect from the heat. Militello also offers other tips, such as scoring the fish to prevent it from curling up and shrinking, and flipping the fish away from yourself when frying so that the oil/butter doesn't splash back.
Madhur Jaffrey (Episode #105)
KQED Life: Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Cookbook author and teacher Madhur Jaffrey creates two southern Indian dishes: shrimp in spicy coconut sauce and basmati rice with dill. Using blends of Indian spices, Jaffrey demonstrates ways to intensify or change flavors and aromas in Indian cooking.