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Baking with Julia Previous Broadcasts

Michel Richard (Episode #103)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 29, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Master chef Michel Richard at Citrus in Los Angeles visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Richard demonstrates the making and baking of puff pastries. He creates a torte Milanese filled with layers of spinach, red bell pepper omelet, ham and cheese. For dessert, he creates sunny-side up apricot pastries. Richard designs the pastry to look like eggs sunny-side up.

Flo Braker, San Francisco (Episode #313)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

Flo Braker, San Francisco Bay Area baker, author and cooking teacher, turns out two wonderfully crunchy butter galettes, one that's as a sweet treat with fresh berries and whipped cream, and another with tomatoes and savory herbs. Leslie Mackie, owner of Seattle's Macrina Bakery, demonstrates a raspberry-fig crostata.

Alice Medrich (Episode #102)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Master teacher and chocolatier Alice Medrich from Berkeley, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Medrich creates a chocolate genoise raspberry ruffle cake. Medrich provides tips on the best way to melt and shape chocolate. Medrich demonstrates how to cut the cake into layers. She layers the cake with creme fraiche, melted chocolate, rum syrup and raspberries in an adjustable pan. She places the chilled, fan-shaped chocolates as a decorative topping.

Craig Kominiak (Episode #101)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 27, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Executive chef Craig Kominiak at Ecce Panis Bakery in New York City visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Kominiak bakes focaccia. Kominiak tests the elasticity of the dough by stretching it to see the "window" in the dough. Kominiak creates a sandwich with the focaccia he baked. Focaccia baked with fruit and topped with sugar can be also used as a dessert or a breakfast item.

Flo Braker, San Francisco (Episode #313)

KQED Life: Mon, Jan 26, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Flo Braker, San Francisco Bay Area baker, author and cooking teacher, turns out two wonderfully crunchy butter galettes, one that's as a sweet treat with fresh berries and whipped cream, and another with tomatoes and savory herbs. Leslie Mackie, owner of Seattle's Macrina Bakery, demonstrates a raspberry-fig crostata.

Gail Gand (Episode #312)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

This episode features Gail Gand, pastry chef and owner of Chicago's Vanilla Bean Bakery and Florida baker David Blom. Gail shows Julia and viewers how to create a "not your usual" lemon meringue pie-for-one, while David Blom makes cookies: delicately curved tuiles and tasty gingersnaps.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid (Episode #311)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

Toronto bakers, Jeffrey Alfor and Naomi Duguid, and cookbook author Beatrice Ojakangas visit this week's episode to make naan and Swedish hardtack, types of flat breads.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 22, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Markus Farbinger (Episode #310)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Master chef at The Culinary Institute of America, NY, Markus Farbinger teaches Julia Child how to create a special Viennese pastry treat, a poppy seed torte.

Mary Bergin (Episode #309)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Mary Bergin of Las Vegas, Nevada, head pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck's Spago Restaurant, demonstrates how to make a vanilla chiffon cake with a twist -- a full vanilla flavor and a thin, flexible shape, ideal for rolling with chocolate-laced walnut mousse.

Nick Malgieri (Episode #308)

KQED Life: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Nick Malgieri, master teacher at Peter Kump's New York Cooking School and author of several award-winning books on baking, demonstrates authentic Sicilian specialties like savory pizza rustica and fig-filled treats called "X" cookies.

Markus Farbinger (Episode #310)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 16, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

Master chef at The Culinary Institute of America, NY, Markus Farbinger teaches Julia Child how to create a special Viennese pastry treat, a poppy seed torte.

Marcel Desaulniers (Episode #307)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 16, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Marcel Desaulniers, chef and owner of the Trellis Restaurant in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, as well as the author of "Death by Chocolate," teases the palate with oven-roasted plum cakes with chocolate sauce and chocolate-mint nightcaps.

Johanne Killeen (Episode #306)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 15, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Johanne Killeen, chef and co-owner of Al Forno Restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, bakes two American classics: gingerbread baby cake and Johnnycake cobblers.

Mary Bergin (Episode #309)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 14, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

Mary Bergin of Las Vegas, Nevada, head pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck's Spago Restaurant, demonstrates how to make a vanilla chiffon cake with a twist -- a full vanilla flavor and a thin, flexible shape, ideal for rolling with chocolate-laced walnut mousse.

Lauren Groveman (Episode #305)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 14, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Lauren Groveman, New York cooking teacher and cookbook author, demonstrates how easy it is to make European ethnic specialties like rich brown pumpernickel loaves and crunchy matzos.

Michel Richard & Alice Medrich (Episode #304)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Julia Child observes as California master chefs Michel Richard and Alice Medrich work their magic with puff pastry and biscotti.

Nancy Silverton (Episode #303)

KQED Life: Mon, Jan 12, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Chef Julia Child observes Nancy Silverton, owner of La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, as she bakes a fresh creme fraiche custard brioche tarte with fresh fruit poached white wine sauce.

Nick Malgieri (Episode #308)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 9, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

Nick Malgieri, master teacher at Peter Kump's New York Cooking School and author of several award-winning books on baking, demonstrates authentic Sicilian specialties like savory pizza rustica and fig-filled treats called "X" cookies.

Martha Stewart, Part 2 of 2 (Episode #302)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 9, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Guest Martha Stewart returns to complete her three-tiered wedding cake decorated with yellow buttercream icing and handmade marzipan fruit in this second of a two-part episode. Steward puts together the individual cakes that serve as the building blocks of this dessert, inserting a baked crunchy almond and egg white wafer and apricot jam between individual layers and decorating with the icing and candy fruit garnish.

Martha Stewart, Part 1 of 2 (Episode #301)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 8, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Martha Stewart, a magazine editor, star of her own television show and author of the popular "Weddings" book joins Julia to bake one grand and glorious three-tiered wedding cake. Martha prepares the batter and bakes each layer in graduated diamond-shaped cake forms. While the cake bakes, and then chills, Martha creates a variety of delicately realistic and delicious marzipan fruits, right down to the little stems and leaves. She also makes and chills enough vanilla rum buttercream to ice the entire cake.

Marcel Desaulniers (Episode #307)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

Marcel Desaulniers, chef and owner of the Trellis Restaurant in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, as well as the author of "Death by Chocolate," teases the palate with oven-roasted plum cakes with chocolate sauce and chocolate-mint nightcaps.

Norman Love (Episode #213)

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Norman Love, executive pastry chef at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida shows chef Julia Child how to make savory puffs and eclairs. The dough is flavored with cucumber and red onion juice, and is one of the only pastries that is cooked twice: once in a saucepan, and again in the oven. The puffs are filled with a salmon mousse, while the eclairs are split and filled with a mascarpone cheese and vegetable medley.

David Blom (Episode #212)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

David Blom, pastry chef at Chef Allen's Restaurant in North Miami, shows Julia Child how to bake traditional Polish cakes known as babas and savarin. He uses a single recipe to create the spongy dough, which is baked and sweetened further by soaking in a sugar syrup. He then flavors them with a variety of liqueurs, including rum, kirsch, and champagne. The cakes are garnished with fresh fruits, whipped cream, and a homemade custard flavored with vanilla bean.

Joe Ortiz, Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria, Capitola (Episode #211)

KQED Life: Mon, Jan 5, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Joe Ortiz, a baker from Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria in Capitola, California, shows chef Julia Child how to make crusty sourdough bread loaves in several decorative shapes. First, he makes homemade yeast, pulling bacteria wild and yeast out of the air with a mixture of flour, milk, water, and cumin. Adding more flour, he crafts a dough which he shapes into a loaf garnished with a sheaf of wheat, and mini-loaves shaped like a star and a cluster of grapes.

Johanne Killeen (Episode #306)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

Johanne Killeen, chef and co-owner of Al Forno Restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, bakes two American classics: gingerbread baby cake and Johnnycake cobblers.

David Ogonowski (Episode #210)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Julia Child observes as chef David Ogonowski makes a triple chocolate truffle treat. He demonstrates how to make the dough for the chocolate tart shell and the filling, which consists of a custard flavored with bits of chopped white and dark chocolate and biscotti. Ogonowski also shows Julia how to make a garnish for the plate the dessert will be served on, including a wafer-thin chocolate cookie topped with homemade espresso parfait, creating a complex dessert of contrasting smooth and crisp textures, and warm and cool temperatures.

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