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Baking with Julia Previous Broadcasts

Esther McManus (Episode #201)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Esther McManus of Le Bus restaurant in Philadelphia makes a "real" French croissant.

Flo Braker, San Francisco (Episode #113)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Host Julia Child observes California's well-known baking teacher Flo Braker as she demonstrates the classic French technique for creating Ladyfingers Genoise, the batter of which is used as the base for a variety of miniature decorative cakes.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Peter Malgieri (Episode #112)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Author and master teacher at Peter Kump's New York City Cooking School, Peter Malgieri visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Malgieri bakes an assortment of fancy cookies. Malgieri creates a cornmeal-currant biscotti. He demonstrates the two ways to work the biscotti dough to form zaleti (diamond shape cookies.) He makes amaretti or Italian almond macaroons. He shows how to pipe out the amaretti dough. Finally, he creates flat, waffle-like cookies named pizelles or little pizzas because of their round, flat shape.

Nancy Silverton (Episode #111)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Nancy Silverton, owner of La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Silverton demonstrates how to create a basic brioche dough. Silverton shows how versatile brioche dough can be - creating everything from a main course to the desert. This dough is used to make two different bakery goods: savory brioche pockets and pecan sticky buns.

Peter Malgieri (Episode #112)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Author and master teacher at Peter Kump's New York City Cooking School, Peter Malgieri visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Malgieri bakes an assortment of fancy cookies. Malgieri creates a cornmeal-currant biscotti. He demonstrates the two ways to work the biscotti dough to form zaleti (diamond shape cookies.) He makes amaretti or Italian almond macaroons. He shows how to pipe out the amaretti dough. Finally, he creates flat, waffle-like cookies named pizelles or little pizzas because of their round, flat shape.

Steve Sullivan, Acme Bakery In Berkeley, Ca (Episode #110)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Master bread-maker Steve Sullivan from the Acme Bakery in Berkeley, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Sullivan demonstrates how to make various decorative loaves. He creates a couronne, or crown of pearls. This bread uses three different starters. He also bakes baguettes, wheat stalks and pain fendu. To allow for these decorative breads to expand more readily, Sullivan recommends raising the humidity of the oven by pouring water in pans underneath the baking breads.

Mary Bergin (Episode #109)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Head pastry chef Mary Bergin for Spago at Las Vegas, Nevada visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Bergin demonstrates how to make two different types of chiffon cakes. Bergin creates a nectarine upside down lemon chiffon cake and a chocolate chiffon bundt cake with creme brulee. Bergin provides many tips on preparing these cakes such as the colder the eggs are the easier they are to separate.

Lauren Groveman (Episode #108)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Bagel maven Lauren Groveman from Larchmont, New York visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Groveman demonstrates how to make bagels. Bagels need to be boiled before baking. Groveman adds baking soda and sugar to help brown the bagels during baking. After boiling, Groveman flavors the top and the bottom of the bagels. She bakes the bagels on top of a tile and tosses ice cubes on the bottom of the oven to create steam. She also prepares vegetable cream cheese, smoked salmon and scallions cream cheese and chopped chicken livers to top her home-made bagels.

Nancy Silverton (Episode #111)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Nancy Silverton, owner of La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Silverton demonstrates how to create a basic brioche dough. Silverton shows how versatile brioche dough can be - creating everything from a main course to the desert. This dough is used to make two different bakery goods: savory brioche pockets and pecan sticky buns.

Norman Love (Episode #107)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Executive pastry chef Norman Love at Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Love creates chocolate-cinnamon beignets. Love demonstrates how to make the beignet pastry from choux paste. Using a pot sticker press, Love forms the beignets and then fills them with pastry cream and bananas. Love creates a walnut sauce for the beignets.

Gale Gand (Episode #106)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Pastry chef Gale Gand of Brasserie T at Northfield, IL visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Gand creates two spectacular desserts: a towering chocolate Napolean and a fettuccine ice cream sandwich. Gand demonstrates how to make chocolate filo dough, poached pears, cranberry compote, whipped cream with ginger, and the mocha granache necessary for the Napolean. Still using filo dough, Gand creates a "fettuccine" for the sandwich of the dessert. Gand adds raspberries and a fresh fruit kabob to the ice cream sandwich.

Steve Sullivan, Acme Bakery In Berkeley, Ca (Episode #110)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Master bread-maker Steve Sullivan from the Acme Bakery in Berkeley, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Sullivan demonstrates how to make various decorative loaves. He creates a couronne, or crown of pearls. This bread uses three different starters. He also bakes baguettes, wheat stalks and pain fendu. To allow for these decorative breads to expand more readily, Sullivan recommends raising the humidity of the oven by pouring water in pans underneath the baking breads.

Marcel Desaulniers (Episode #105)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Chef and author, Marcel Desaulniers of The Trellis in Williamsburg, VA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Desaulniers creates a white chocolate pattycake with chocolate tulips. The viewers are told when selecting white chocolate be sure the ingredients include cocoa butter. Desaulniers demonstrates how to make chocolate tulips by dipping balloons into melted dark chocolate.

Lora Brody (Episode #104)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

Bread machine "wizard" Lora Brody of West Newton, Massachusetts visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Brody demonstrates how to make bread machine buttermilk white bread. After the machine kneads the dough, she bakes one loaf in the oven and the other is baked in the machine. Using the same dough, she forms cloverleaf rolls and twisty rolls and breadsticks. Brody creates a salsa quitza made from a dough containing refried beans and flour then topped with cream cheese, salsa, and shredded cheddar cheese.

Michel Richard (Episode #103)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 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.

Mary Bergin (Episode #109)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Head pastry chef Mary Bergin for Spago at Las Vegas, Nevada visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Bergin demonstrates how to make two different types of chiffon cakes. Bergin creates a nectarine upside down lemon chiffon cake and a chocolate chiffon bundt cake with creme brulee. Bergin provides many tips on preparing these cakes such as the colder the eggs are the easier they are to separate.

Alice Medrich (Episode #102)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 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.

Lauren Groveman (Episode #108)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Bagel maven Lauren Groveman from Larchmont, New York visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Groveman demonstrates how to make bagels. Bagels need to be boiled before baking. Groveman adds baking soda and sugar to help brown the bagels during baking. After boiling, Groveman flavors the top and the bottom of the bagels. She bakes the bagels on top of a tile and tosses ice cubes on the bottom of the oven to create steam. She also prepares vegetable cream cheese, smoked salmon and scallions cream cheese and chopped chicken livers to top her home-made bagels.

Flo Braker, San Francisco (Episode #313)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 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.

Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid (Episode #311)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 11:30 AM

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.

Norman Love (Episode #107)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Executive pastry chef Norman Love at Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Love creates chocolate-cinnamon beignets. Love demonstrates how to make the beignet pastry from choux paste. Using a pot sticker press, Love forms the beignets and then fills them with pastry cream and bananas. Love creates a walnut sauce for the beignets.

Markus Farbinger (Episode #310)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 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.

Gale Gand (Episode #106)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Pastry chef Gale Gand of Brasserie T at Northfield, IL visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Gand creates two spectacular desserts: a towering chocolate Napolean and a fettuccine ice cream sandwich. Gand demonstrates how to make chocolate filo dough, poached pears, cranberry compote, whipped cream with ginger, and the mocha granache necessary for the Napolean. Still using filo dough, Gand creates a "fettuccine" for the sandwich of the dessert. Gand adds raspberries and a fresh fruit kabob to the ice cream sandwich.

Steve Sullivan, Acme Bakery In Berkeley, Ca (Episode #110)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Master bread-maker Steve Sullivan from the Acme Bakery in Berkeley, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Sullivan demonstrates how to make various decorative loaves. He creates a couronne, or crown of pearls. This bread uses three different starters. He also bakes baguettes, wheat stalks and pain fendu. To allow for these decorative breads to expand more readily, Sullivan recommends raising the humidity of the oven by pouring water in pans underneath the baking breads.

Nick Malgieri (Episode #308)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 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.

Marcel Desaulniers (Episode #307)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 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.

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