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Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home Previous Broadcasts

Beef Stews-Pot Roast and Burgundy (Episode #106)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Sounds rather ordinary for this celebrated duet...but here, Jacques & Julia demonstrate why Beef Burgundy and Pot Roast have been favorite "classic" recipes (here and in France) for what seems like "forever," and they put their own signature on it "Swiss cheese mashed potatoes" (for the Beef Burgundy), and "soft ribbon noodles" (for the Pot Roast).

Fruit Desserts (Episode #102)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

Jacques & Julia create some very special desserts in this colorful episode: scrumptious, sweet, creamy rich and delicious Strawberries Sabayon; Crepes Suzette, classically flambeed and served with orange butter and powdered sugar; and a Hungarian inspired torta of layered crepes baked with raspberry jam, called a palacsinta.

Eggs (Episode #110)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Eggs - all sizes, all types - from chicken to quail to ostrich. Soft, scrambled, poached - from omelets to fritatas to eggs benedict - not to mention Julia and Jacques scrambling an ostrich egg as voluminous as a dozen and a half Grade A Large.

Vegetables (Episode #105)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Julia & Jacques prepare artichokes--several ways--including artichoke heats stuffed with spinach and mushroom Duxelle. Julia demonstrates her secret to ever-green cooked string beans and butter bruised peas. Jacques counters with his aromatic Tomato Provencal.

Beef (Episode #101)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

"There's nothing as good as a good piece of meat," and as Julia is quick to point out, there is less and less really good (well marbled and aged) beef to be found. Hangar Steak, Skirt Strip, Flank and Ribeye. Sauteed ribeye steak for Steak Diane, hangar steak with crushed pepper (Steak au poivre), pounded chicken steak with wine and persiallade, a classic Chateaubriand (for two or more), les pieces de resistance: two grand All-American Hamburgers, each stacked high with Julia's and Jacques' respective favorite garnishes and condiments.

Soup (Episode #109)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Four classic soups made from scratch in Julia's kitchen: aromatic steaming hot French Onion Soup, topped with heaps of melted, baked cheese; Vichyssoise, or chilled Leak and Potato Soup, as well as an original variation on the theme using watercress; and a hearty Mediterranean fish stew with an authentic rouille. And, because no show about would be complete without Chicken Soup, we are presented chicken & noodle, and chicken & rice soups.

Our Favorite Sandwiches (Episode #104)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

As a child, one of Julia's favorite sandwiches was an ice cream sandwich. Jacques' was a stick of chocolate between two pieces of bread. Today, Julia's favorite is the Croque Monsieur, or pressed and baked ham & cheese. Of course, Jacques provides a variation he calls a Croque Madam. A close second they can both agree on is the New England lobster roll, served on a toasted hot dog bun. Then the two join forces to produce a Mediterranean specialty, Pagne Bagnat, or Seafood filled loaf of bread, quite the generous sandwich for four.

Duck (Episode #122)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

Duck is favorite in restaurants, but often considered too difficult to cook at home. No longer! Julia prepares her original (first shown on The French Chef) pan roasted duck, glazed with shallots and parsnips. And Jacques roasts a whole duck, then combines slices of the juicy duck breast with garlic, mustard and delicate salad greens tossed in garlic, mustard and duck giblets, and sprinkled with crispy roasted duck skin.

(Not-Quite-Traditional) Roast Turkey Dinner (Episode #108)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

This meal is the holiday favorite that is so good, Julia and Jacques recommend it for any day of the year...Roast Turkey with sausage and cornbread stuffing, gravy made the old-fashioned way from the pan drippings, accompanied by creamed onions and a zesty cranberry-apple chutney. The "not-quite..." which has to be seen, is the inventive way the turkey is cut-up before cooking, and then roasted and re-assembled for serving.

Salad Days (Episode #103)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Jacques dressed in a toga? For the Julia's Caesar Salad, of course! This show has salad for everyone, from a simple mixed green salad with a garlic vinaigrette, to classic Caesar and Nicoise (with fresh seared tuna) Salads. How about some potato salad? Well, Julia and Jacques prepare two: An American style potato salad with homemade mayonnaise, and its tart French cousin.

Potatoes (Episode #121)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

One potato, two potato, oh, so many potatoes. Julia & Jacques share their tricks, "trucs" and techniques for perfect baked potatoes, airy mashed potatoes, creamy potato casserole, and delightful lighter-than-air crispy-fried pommes souffles.

Fish (Episode #107)

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Sole food and more. One of Julia's most memorable meals was the Sole Meuniere she had on first arriving in Paris after WWII. With Jacques, she recreates this dish, as delightful as ever. The sole is followed by grilled halibut with herbed butter, and poached snapper with beautifully turned and sauteed cucumbers.

Fruit Desserts (Episode #102)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Jacques & Julia create some very special desserts in this colorful episode: scrumptious, sweet, creamy rich and delicious Strawberries Sabayon; Crepes Suzette, classically flambeed and served with orange butter and powdered sugar; and a Hungarian inspired torta of layered crepes baked with raspberry jam, called a palacsinta.

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