Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef
Chef Hubert Keller's magical cooking reflects the many influences of the places he has lived; from his native Alsace with its legendary soups and stews to San Paulo, Brazil where the cuisine pulsates with exciting and bold flavors; to his long-time home in San Francisco where he is a leader of the city's culinary revolution; and finally to Las Vegas where he has pioneered a whole new concept of burger dining that has garnered worldwide recognition. The programs were filmed on location in a stunning vineyard kitchen in Northern California and also in the kitchens of his restaurants: Fleur de Lys, The Burger Bar, and SLeeK steakhouse.
The Secret of Stock (#212) Duration: 27:16 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
While some store-bought convenience products are acceptable to chefs, there's just no comparing canned broth with a fragrant, rich homemade version. After demonstrating a classic beef stock, Chef Keller uses it to make a trendy Asian hot pot offering and one of France's most beloved Sunday supper meals. Recipes: Savory Beef Broth; Shabu Shabu; Pot au Feu.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 11:00am
Charcuterie 101 (#221) Duration: 28:20 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Charcuterie, the French version of antipasti, may sound a bit highfalutin, but there's nothing easier and trendier than putting together a great charcuterie platter for your guests. Chef Keller shows how to select ingredients from a delicatessen or by making them from scratch. Recipes: Savory Turkey Sausage; Pickled Vegetables; Charcuterie Platter.
- KQED 9: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 2:30pm
- KQED Life: Wed, Jun 5, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Brunch Picks (#213) Duration: 28:20 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller demonstrates two of his favorite recipes to serve for brunch. First, he reveals the secret for making the perfect crepe and then creates a layered crepe cake which is as beautiful as it is delicious. The second recipe is a mouth-watering breakfast burger made with eggs, prosciutto, and avocado. Recipes: Layered Crepe Cake with Blueberries and Ricotta Cheese; Breakfast Burger.
- KQED Life: Mon, May 27, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Hats Off to Hollandaise (#214) Duration: 28:28 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Considered one of the most important "mother" sauces in French Cuisine and a must-know for chefs, hollandaise is a prized addition to many dishes. Chef Keller presents an easy-to-follow method for making the sauce along with a delightful twist on eggs benedict. Next he demonstrates a famous variation of hollandaise, the Bernaise Sauce. Recipes: Basic Hollandaise Sauce; Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict; Rib Eye Steak with Bernaise Sauce.
- KQED Life: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Spotlight On Crusts (#216) Duration: 28:27 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Besides great flavors, chefs know that the right textures of a dish introduced through a great crust can propel it into new dimensions. Chef Keller crowns salmon filets with a special crust inspired from his Alsatian roots and then makes a succulent beef tenderloin which is slow-roasted under a herb-scented salt canopy. Recipes: Choucroute Crusted Salmon; Beef Tenderloin in Herb-Salt Crust.
- KQED Life: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Mayonnaise Heaven (#217) Duration: 28:28 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller's famed Burger Bar restaurant serves up gallons of mayonnaise every day, all made from scratch because it allows them to use only the best ingredients. After demonstrating the super-easy technique of homemade mayonnaise, Chef Keller shows what to do with it by making zucchini fries and the most famous fish stew in the world. Recipes: Homemade Mayonnaise, Aioli, Rouille; Zucchini Fries; Bouillabaisse.
- KQED Life: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Outside The Meat Box: Wild Game (#218) Duration: 27:43 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
It's truly refreshing to eat game which is now readily available in many grocery stores. Chef Keller presents some of the most popular game dishes from his Fleur de Lys restaurants with recipes that are tailored to home cooks. Recipes: Horseradish Crusted Venison Chops with Current Sauce; Muscovy Duck Breast with a Vanilla Sauce.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Beer: Not Just for Drinking (#219) Duration: 28:13 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Steeped in the tradition of great Alsatian beers, Chef Keller shows why beer is a remarkable flavor enhancer and tenderizer. In today's show, he uses it in a marinade, a batter, and even a surprise chocolate dessert; the results are sensational. Recipes: Beer-Marinated Flank Steak; Beer-Battered Onion Rings; Chocolate Stout Cake.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jun 3, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Curry Favorites (#220) Duration: 28:16 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
What used to be an exotic spice has gone mainstream as people fall in love with its flavor and versatility. Chef Keller demonstrates how to make a curry spice blend from scratch and then makes two great recipes, all enhanced by the flavors of this remarkable spice. Recipes: Oven-Roasted Curried Pork Loin on Green Lentils with Sauteed Apples; Veggie Curry Burger.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jun 4, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Simply Shrimp (#222) Duration: 27:27 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller teaches shrimp basics by demonstrating a rub, a stock, a sauce, and a great technique for wrapping shrimp in zucchini. The second recipe is a refreshingly unique ceviche with a twist that includes both shrimp and salmon. Recipes: Zucchini Wrapped Barbecued Shrimp; Shrimp and Salmon Ceviche.
Home-Smoking Made Easy (#223) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
After showing the professional restaurant smoker used in his restaurants, Chef Keller goes on to demonstrate how home cooks can easily smoke foods at home with an inexpensive smoking pan. The results are wonderfully juicy foods laced with the irresistible flavor of smoke. Recipes: Smoked Trout; Smoked Trout Salad; Smoked Cornish Game Hens.
Pepper It Up (#224) Duration: 28:22 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
There's a great variety of peppercorns available today: red, pink, green, white, black, just to name a few. Chef Keller deciphers the different varieties and uses them to create new dimensions of flavors in some unforgettable dishes. Recipes: Peppered Salmon Roulade; Steak au Poivre with Mathurini Sauce; Peppered Burger.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jun 10, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Verrine (#225) Duration: 28:27 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller presents the current culinary rage in France called verrine, or serving foods in different shaped glasses. It's both practical and beautiful, allowing guests to easily carry their food at a gathering. He's making everything from salad to dessert and serving them up in some pretty spectacular presentations. Recipes: Pasta Salad with Pear, Mache Tomato-Zucchini Verrine; Croque Monsieur; Mascarpone-Pineapple Parfait; Chocolate Verrine for a Crowd.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jun 11, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Seafood Savvy (#301) Duration: 28:28 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller makes three innovative and easy-to-prepare seafood recipes including mussels bathed in a creamy, white wine sauce and an unusual ceviche that's packed with punch. Recipes: Mussels in Basil White Wine Sauce; Rock Shrimp Burger; Peruvian Ceviche.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jun 12, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Salads The French Way (#302) Duration: 28:20 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller creates the kind of wonderful and enticing salads you will find in bistros and brasseries throughout France. Recipes: Mixed Green Salad with Pear, Almonds and Cheese Filled Baked Potato; Spinach Salad with Poached Egg and Polenta Croutons.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jun 13, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Brioche Made Easy (#303) Duration: 28:48 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller demonstrates why pastry chefs revere brioche, with its buttery taste and flaky texture. After showing a basic recipe for this French classic, he creates two mouth-watering variations. Recipes: Basic Brioche Dough; Brioche with Garlic Saucisson; Brioche Buns with Walnuts, Bacon and Onions.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Easy Frozen Desserts (#304) Duration: 28:18 STEREO TVG
Two great frozen desserts are on the menu today including a delicious chocolate sorbet and a fruity, raspberry frozen yogurt. Recipes: Chocolate Sorbet in White Chocolate Cups; Raspberry Frozen Yogurt.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jun 17, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Ceviche Around The World (#305) Duration: 26:56 STEREO TVG
Spice up any party with refreshing, healthy and easy-to-prepare ceviche, marinated seafood salads that originated in South America. Using 3 different fishes and flavor combinations, Chef Keller creates a mouth-watering assortment. Recipes: Asian-Flavored Tuna Ceviche; Japanese Ceviche with Halibut; Spanish-Flavored Salmon Ceviche.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jun 18, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Beef Bourguignon (#306) Duration: 26:01 STEREO TVG
Thanks to Julia Childs, Beef Bourguignon is probably the most famous French dish in the world. Chef Keller adds some terrific twists to this well-loved dish, and then creates a unique variation. Recipes: Hubert Keller's Beef Bourguignon.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jun 19, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Seafood Sliders (#307) Duration: 28:15 STEREO TVG
With sliders all the rage these days, Chef Keller moves outside the slider beef box and creates 3 fabulous and unique sliders that are perfect for entertaining. Recipes: Double Salmon Slider with Mustard-Dill Sauce; Scallop Sliders with Bacon and Grilled Tomatoes; Chicken Slider with Red Pepper Piperade.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Small Bites, Big Flavors (#308) Duration: 27:09 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller recreates two of the most popular dishes from his Fleur restaurant in Las Vegas, including an innovative way of cooking steak on hot rocks. Recipes: Crab & Avocado Sphere with Watermelon Gazpacho; Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimmichurri Sauce.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Signature Burgers (#309) Duration: 27:45 STEREO TVG
Today's menu comes from The Burger Bar and includes Chef Keller's signature Buffalo Burger with his secret recipe for a very special red wine sauce. On the side is a recipe for some crunchy, juicy homemade onion rings. Recipes: Buffalo Burger; Beer-Battered Onion Rings with Spicy Aioli.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jun 24, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Treasures of Provence: Eggplant & Tomatoes (#310) Duration: 28:42 STEREO TVG
Inspired by the cooking of Provence, Chef Keller creates some fabulous dishes with the classic combination of eggplant and tomatoes, including a show-stopping stack. Recipes: Poor Man's Caviar; Eggplant, Pepper & Goat Cheese Stack.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jun 25, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Beef Wellington (#311) Duration: 28:59 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller prepares his favorite holiday dinner main course: Beef Wellington, a French classic that never goes out of style along with a delicious and colorful vegetable stew. Recipes: Beef Wellington; Sauteed Vegetables with String Beans and Shiitakes.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Halibut Two Ways (#312) Duration: 28:56 STEREO TVG
Chefs love halibut for its versatility and hearty texture. Today, Chef Keller makes it two ways - one with red wine and one with white. Recipes: Grilled Halibut in Barigoule (Artichoke Wine Broth); Red Wine Braised Halibut on a Bed of Endives and Mushrooms.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
Fruit Tarts (#313) Duration: 28:56 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller makes two, French-style fruit tarts, starting with an easy-to-make pear tart similar to the ones made by home cooks. He then makes a stunning Tartes Aux Fruites, the renowned classic found in bakeries throughout France. Recipes: Poached Pear Tart with Rum-Flavored Almond Cream; Tartes aux Fruites Recipes.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 -- 11:00am email reminder
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