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.
Gravlax In Three Easy Steps (#416) Duration: 27:33 STEREO TVG
Gravlax, a Scandinavian specialty, is raw salmon cured in sugar, salt and dill and surprisingly easy to make at home. Chef Keller presents some creative ideas for using gravlax in a variety of dishes. Recipes: Classic Salmon; Salmon Tartare; Salmon Stacks.
- KQED Life: Wed, Aug 31, 2016 -- 11:00am
Ice Cream Cakes (#417) Duration: 28:26 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller prepares two luscious ice cream cakes including Baked Alaska and the famous French specialty, Vacherin Glace, made with meringue, raspberry and vanilla ice cream, and Chantilly cream. Recipes: Baked Alaska; Vacherin.
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 -- 11:00am
Salads for Special Occasions (#418) Duration: 27:56 STEREO TVG
If you are looking for interesting and delicious salads, Chef Keller has two great ideas. First, it's a richly flavored beet salad uniquely paired with cumin ice cream. After showing a great technique for making perfectly cooked, savory mussels, he creates a real salad masterpiece with wild rice and fennel.
Recipes: Beet Salad with Cumin Ice Cream; Wild Rice Salad with Mussels.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 2, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Brunch Favorites (#419) Duration: 27:04 STEREO TVG
Brioche, pastry cream and poached pears come together for a mouth-watering pastry that is as beautiful as it is delicious. Using burrata cheese, Chef Keller then creates a mouth-watering sandwich. < br>Recipes: Poached Pear Galette; Burrata & Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Baking with Christoffe Fayette (#420) Duration: 28:59 STEREO TVG
Las Vegas' premier pastry chef, Christoffe Fayette, visits Chef Keller's set with easy-to-follow recipes for luscious chocolate treats. First it's a richly-flavored lava cake with a creamy chocolate center. Then he demonstrates home-made chocolate bars with an array of fun toppings.
Recipes: Chocolate Lava Cake; Home-Made Chocolate Bars.
- KQED Life: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Street Food with Susan Feniger (#421) Duration: 27:01 STEREO TVG
Susan Feniger visits Chef Keller's set and brings some of the wonderful "street food" recipes she has collected from cuisines all over the world. Today she focuses on Asian cooking, demonstrating three exciting recipes.
Recipes: Japanese Pickled Vegetable Ribbons; Chilled Soba Noodles with Spicy Orange Sesame and Tofu; Tatsutage Fried Chicken with Spicy Yuzu Mayonnaise.
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 7, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Authentic Italian Treasures with Carla Pellegrino (#422) Duration: 26:25 STEREO TVG
Italian chef extraordinaire Carla Pellegrino reveals the secrets for making an authentic, slow-cooked Bolognese sauce. Then it's a delightful, sauteed chicken dish from Liguria that comes to life with a touch of beer.
Recipes: Traditional Bolognese Sauce; Sauteed Chicken Breasts Ligurian Style.
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Cooking with L'atelier's Steve Benjamin (#423) Duration: 26:04 STEREO TVG
Star chef Steve Benjamin from L'Atelier de Jo?l Robuchon in Las Vegas joins Hubert Keller to demonstrate two great Mediterranean recipes. First he uses fragrant Moroccan spices to make a creamy eggplant soup. Then he demonstrates a Provence-inspired brandade made with cod, potatoes and a delicious medley of condiments.
Recipes: Moroccan-Spiced Eggplant Soup; Fresh Cod Flakes and Brandade with Fine Herbs.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 9, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
A French Feast (#501H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller presents two French classics perfect for a dinner party. He combines a myriad of meats and seasonings to create a savory filling for a meat pie. Then he prepares a French version of ice cream pie made with delicate pecan meringues, ice cream and whipped cream. Pate Chaud (Hot Savory Pie) & Pecan Meringue Creme Glacee.
Offalgood with Chris Cosentino (#424) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG
Celebrity chef and offal expert Chris Cosentino joins Hubert Keller and demonstrates why offal (cooking with organ meats) is a hot new trend. First he prepares a beef heart tartare puttenesca style that is loaded with extras. Next, it's an easy-to-prepare quail recipe that's enriched with browned butter, apples and Chris' secret ingredient.
Recipes: Beef Heart Tartare Puttanesca; Quail, Apples & Rose Geranium.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Lobster Fun (#425) Duration: 27:51 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller's lobster-cooking lesson includes proven cooking techniques for getting moist, succulent lobster and recipes for savory accompaniments that guarantee exquisite results.
Recipes: Roasted Lobster with Lemon-Caper Butter and Herb Salad; Maple Syrup and Fromage Blanc Ice Cream.
- KQED Life: Tue, Sep 13, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Discovering Buffalo (#426) Duration: 26:43 TVG
Chef Keller reveals why he's a big fan of buffalo meat which is lean, full of great flavor, and pairs well with many different kinds of spices. Today he creates a unique spice rub for buffalo steak that includes coffee, chili powders, mustard and brown sugar.
Recipes: Roasted Corn Soup with Spicy Chantilly
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Seafood Extravaganza (#502H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller demystifies the secrets of cooking octopus to get tender, delicious results. Then it's healthy all around with poached salt cod and an egg-free mayonnaise made with oysters. Grilled Octopus in Oregano Vinaigrette with Orecchiette Pasta and Nudja, Poached Salt Cod with Oyster Mayonnaise and Roasted Cauliflower & Instant Raspberry Sorbet.
Gluten-Free Favorites (#503H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller has the secret for keeping your gluten-free friends happy with three great recipes. He stuffs mini peppers with a delicious quinoa salad, followed by a chia seed wrap abundantly stuffed with vegetarian goodies. The finale is a kale and spinach smoothie that has unexpected benefits. Quinoa Stuffed Mini Peppers, Chia Veggie Wrap with Hummus, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Kale & Pepper, & Hangover Detox Smoothie.
Fun in the Kitchen (#504H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG
Using fun and creative presentations, Chef Keller shows how to make recipes that will dazzle both the eyes and taste buds. He prepares Moroccan-spiced lamb lollipops served with a spicy homemade ketchup and tzatziki sauce. Then it's a delicate vol-au-vent or puff pastry shell filled with luscious escargots bathed in wine and garlic butter. Morrocan-Spiced Lamb Lollipops with Spicy Ketchup and Tzatziki Sauce, Escargot in Puff Pastry Shells, & Champagne Cocktail with Margarita Sorbet.
The Great Pies of France (#201) Duration: 28:39 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Luscious, savory pies have long been the hallmark of great French home cooking. Chef Keller presents some blue-ribbon winners that use flavors and aromas that take you right into the heart of France. Recipes: Alsatian Onion Pie; Pissaladerie; Tarte Flambee Alsaciene.
- KQED Life: Tue, Sep 27, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Short Rib Sensation (#202) Duration: 28:08 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller show how to transform an inexpensive cut of meat into an elegant show-stopper with his tried-and-true recipe for ultra-succulent short ribs. He then turns the leftovers into a hearty, chunky soup and a surprise burger. Recipes: Red Wine Braised Shortribs; Short Rib Soup with Mushrooms and Pearl Couscous; Short Rib Surprise Burger.
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Party Perfect (#203) Duration: 28:21 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
When it comes to hors d'oeuvres, Chef Keller has his favorites - and his favorite ways to serve them. Today he reveals some show-stoppers that will definitely impress your guests. Recipes: Goat-Cheese Stuffed Mini Potatoes; Stuffed Cucumbers with Lump Crab Meat; Green Grape and Almond Gazpacho; Tuna Tartare.
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 29, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Loving Lamb (#204) Duration: 28:06 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Lamb's richness and versatility delight the palates of foodies all over the world, but only if the right method of cooking is applied to the right cut of meat. Keller de-mystifies the art of cooking with lamb with a slow-cooked shank steeped in the flavors of France, followed by a cumin-scented rack of lamb. Recipes: Braised Lamb Shank Provencal; Cumin-Scented Rack of Lamb in a Honey-Red Wine Sauce.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 30, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Celebrating Salmon (#205) Duration: 28:12 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller serves up two very unique, mouth-watering ways to prepare salmon, starting with an exquisitely slow-roasted recipe that is all the rage at his San Francisco restaurant. Fleur de Lys, and finishing with a one-of-a-kind salmon burger injected with a silky smooth sauce. Recipes: Slow-Roasted Alaskan Salmon; Double Salmon Tartare Burger.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Mad About Apples (#206) Duration: 27:58 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller demonstrates delicious, apple-adorned recipes, starting with tantalizing pork chops smothered in an apple brandy sauce and finishing with an acclaimed family recipe straight from his father's patisserie in France. Recipes: Pork Chop with Sauteed Apples and Calvados Sauce; Henriis Apple Meringue Pie.
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 4, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Chicken 'round The World (#207) Duration: 28:24 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller explores the flavors of the Mediterranean with the beautiful tradition of tagine. Next, he demonstrates a no-fail, French-inspired recipe for roasted chicken which includes a dramatic surprise ending. To complete this culinary tour, he uses classic Thai flavors in a hearty chicken burger. Recipes: Tagine of Chicken with Prunes, Honey & Almonds; Sleek Roaster Chicken with Rosemary, Parsnips & Fennel; Thai Chicken Burger.
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 5, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Crowd-Pleasing Paella (#208) Duration: 27:07 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
In Spain, the centerpiece of entertaining is often a great paella surrounded by hearty eaters, great wine and animated conversation. Using an abundance of fresh seafood, Chef Keller shows us how to prepare this Spanish national treasure with a recipe from his friend, DJ Frenchy le Freak. Recipes: Hubert's Favorite Paella.
- KQED Life: Thu, Oct 6, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Souffle Secrets (#209) Duration: 28:25 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
With their perfectly airy and deliciously fluffy texture, souffles are a source of pride for many chefs. Chef Keller's user-friendly methods make them completely accessible to home cooks. Today he demonstrates three recipes, including a childhood favorite with strawberries, a classic ham and cheese, and an unforgettable chocolate dessert. Recipes: Grandma's Omelet Strawberry Souffle; Ham and Cheese Souffle; Chocolate Souffle.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 7, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Healthy and Delicious, Part 1 (#505H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG
After a basic lesson in grilling vegetables, Chef Keller makes a creamy avocado hollandaise without butter or eggs. He then makes a delicious zucchini hors d'oeuvres stuffed with parmesan and arugula. Grilled Vegetables with Avocado Hollandaise, & Zucchini Carpaccio Rolls with Arugula and Parmesan.
- KQED 9: Sat, Oct 8, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Back to the Future with Puff Pastry (#210) Duration: 28:20 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller takes two classic childhood favorites and transforms them into grown-up culinary delights, all with the help of store-bought puff pastry. First, he dresses up chicken pot pie with Madeira, pearl onions, and baby carrots. Then, substituting puff pastry for graham crackers, he makes a to-die-for S'more with luscious, creamy homemade marshmallow. Recipes: Roasted Chicken Pot Pie; S'more Burgers.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 10, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Phyllo Fun (#211) Duration: 27:05 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller reveals how store-bought phyllo dough can be a secret weapon for home cooks who are looking for fast and elegant recipes. He uses it to create delicious appetizers and a mouth-watering fruit dessert. Recipes: Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo with Mushrooms, Spinach, Pine Nuts & Bacon, Pineapple & Dried Cherry Phyllo Packages with Rum Creme Anglaise.
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 11, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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: Wed, Oct 12, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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: Fri, Oct 14, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
Mustard Madness (#215) Duration: 28:21 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
There's a reason that grocery stores have an unending offering of mustards: they offer an exciting dimension of flavor to everything from ballpark hotdogs to the most sophisticated of dishes. Chef Keller shows the fun and ease of making homemade mustard including a number of flavor variations and uses them in two fabulous recipes. Recipes: Homemade Mustard; Rice-Encrusted Chicken Breast with Mushroom Mustard Sauce; Chicken Mustard Burger.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 17, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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: Tue, Oct 18, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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: Wed, Oct 19, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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: Thu, Oct 20, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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: Fri, Oct 21, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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: Mon, Oct 24, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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 Life: Tue, Oct 25, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Oct 27, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me