Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way
This season, Jacques creates nearly 100 delicious recipes for every occasion - from a light snack to an elegant dinner - using readily available fresh foods, supermarket staples and simple techniques. Taking inspiration from around the world, his lamb stew, paella and Tibetan bread incorporate Asian, Latin American and diverse European influences, including his classic French background.
Light and Luscious (#218) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Endive, chicory, Belgium endive - Jacques explains these vegetables starting with Rigatoni with Lettuce and Eggplant and Sauteed Julienned Endive. A trip to the fish counter results in a harvest of some ocean "greens" too! Seaweed-lined bamboo steamer baskets hold fresh seafood in Steamed Fish and Shellfish Baskets. The pantry supplies dessert...dried figs and walnuts poached in wine and honey complement each other in Sauteed Stuffed Figs With Blueberries, a dessert that pairs perfectly with the sweet fortified wine, Madera.
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 5, 2015 -- 5:30pm
Dinner Party Special (#219) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin on Grape Tomatoes is impressive but Jacques shows that making this spinach and cheese stuffed roast doesn't have to be complicated. Setting the stage for a dinner to remember is a simple version of an elegant classic, Cream of Leek and Mushroom Soup. Mini Almond Cakes doused in ruby red Raspberry Sauce crown this special party menu.
- KQED Life: Tue, Mar 10, 2015 -- 5:30pm email reminder
Breaking with Tradition (#220) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Jacques breaks with tradition to make a Skillet Apple Charlotte cooked in a single pan. From a jar of mayonnaise he makes a dressing that's his alone, to serve with eggs, anchovies and tomatoes in a Harlequin Salad. And when veal isn't an option for the classic scaloppini, Jacques chooses turkey breast for a twist in Turkey Scallopini with Morels served with Middle Eastern Couscous with Saffron.
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 12, 2015 -- 5:30pm email reminder
Bread Flip (#221) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
When Jacques finds a new bread at a local restaurant he cannot resist developing his own version. The result is the first dish on the show, Tibetan Flatbread. Cooked in a frying pan, Claudine holds her breath as Jacques flips the bread after seven minutes. Next, Jacques reveals that he doesn't throw out broccoli stems - in fact, the stems are his favorite part of the vegetable and a key ingredient in his Risotto with Broccoli Stems. Salmon Burgers on Baby Arugula follow before Jacques shows the versatility of citrus by candying the rind and cutting Grapefruit Supremes.
- KQED Life: Tue, Mar 17, 2015 -- 5:30pm email reminder
Seafood Tricks (#222) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Little tricks make life in the kitchen so much easier, and Jacques is always ready with tips to simplify or speed up a task. Here he pops clams into the freezer for a few minutes to make opening them a breeze for his Baked Clams Madison. Jacques suggests cod as the perfect choice for those who hesitate to cook fish. It stays moist through cooking and, when topped with an olive crust in Cod In Olive-Tomato Crust, it packs a lot of flavor. Skillet Broccoli Bits make a great pairing with the fish. Finally, warm hazelnut-chocolate spread is mixed with ice cream to form the sauce in Mango with Nutella Sauce.
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 19, 2015 -- 5:30pm email reminder
Dessert First! (#223) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
When in doubt, start with dessert....and it's easy when you use a tortilla for the crust as Jacques does in Crisp Pear Tart. Fresh bay scallops are shown in the shell at their very best, and become too tempting to Jacques who can't resist nibbling on them, in a light, fresh tasting Bay Scallops in Mignonette Sauce. For a homier dish, Jacques shares his comforting Sausage Patties with Pumpkin Seeds and Mushrooms served with Cornmeal Mush.
Pop Over Anytime (#224) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Pantry staples and convenience foods take the stress out of visitors popping in! Jacques begins with a convenient, pre-made pizza shell for his Chorizo, Mushroom and Cheese Pizza. With a box of pasta and can of tuna from the cupboard, he creates Orecchiette with Fennel and Tuna. Lastly, a couple of eggs combined with the pantry staples of flour and sugar are whipped up into a kid friendly dessert, Popover with Apricot Jam.
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 -- 5:30pm email reminder
Vegetable Fete (#225) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Jacques reminisces about his childhood and celebrates the bounty of the season. He cooks up a batch of ratatouille that can be served two ways - perfectly delicious on its own or with pasta in Ratatouille with Penne. Seafood stars in Shrimp with Cabbage and Red Caviar, and delicate peaches end the show in Jacques' classically made Peach Melba.
Simple Savers (#226) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Born in Lyon, France, Jacques demonstrates his regional version of fried and poached eggs as he makes the classic salad of Frisee Aux Lardon. Then, with thoughts of spring, he makes Spaghetti with Raw Tomato-Anchovy Sauce. A sweet ending, Jacques talks of time with his granddaughter while making impressive to look at, but simple to assemble, Chocolate Cups and Chocolate Rocher with Hazelnuts and Cornflakes - a combination of chocolate, hazelnuts and cornflakes.
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 -- 5:30pm email reminder
Viva Espana! (#201) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Jacques' world travels influence his cooking and with this menu we'll savor the essence of Spain. Bold and Spicy Gazpacho kicks off the meal followed by Shellfish and Chicken Paella. A detour to pick up some Caribbean flavors makes the last dish of Pineapple in Dark Rum Sauce worth a trip to the kitchen.
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 -- 5:30pm email reminder
Citrus Thrill (#202) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Jacques fires up the kitchen with a mouth-watering Skirt Steak Grandma accented with freshly squeezed lime in anchovy and garlic sauce. He complements this hearty dish with a classic Gnocchi with Eggs and Scallions and Sauteed Curly Mustard Greens with Hot Sausage. The elegantly presented Chestnut Cream Mont-Blanc, with crushed pieces of scrumptious biscotti, chestnut puree, and whipped cream, is simply a delicious ending.
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 -- 5:30pm email reminder
Perfect Presentations (#203) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Lobster Roll Medallions on Spinach Salad show off Jacques' new presentation of a summer seafood favorite. He proves that a craving for hearty food can be satisfied in minutes with Quick Lamb Stew where vegetables are cooked separately and the lamb is served rare. Then skip the time and effort it takes to make the crust for a tart and head straight for the filling in this shortcut that encases Small Berry Custards in pretty dishes.
Simple Sweet Notes (#204) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Jacques cuts the cooking time of a whole chicken in half with a pair of shears and a few cuts of his knife in this flavorful Roasted Split Chicken with a Mustard Crust. Fluffy Mashed Potatoes make the perfect side dish. Pizza is made quicker and easier when you use a ready made base, and Jacques personalizes it with an unusual twist when he crisps lavash to make Smoked Salmon Pizza garnished with capers, onion and cilantro. He concludes with a no-frills Greek Yogurt, Walnuts and Honey, arguably one of his fastest desserts.
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 5:30pm email reminder
Chef's Dream (#205) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Combining silky tuna, crunchy apples, herbaceous chives and piquant shallots, Jacques assembles a mountain of fresh Bluefin Tuna Tartare with Apple to open the show. Inspired by the flavors of the east, Jacques prepares exotic Lamb Burgers with Feta Cheese cooked rare and served with a refreshing Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce and a gratin of sorts called Corn Parfait. He ends his cooking adventure with Cream Cheese and Fruit Medley.
Chockfull of Surprises (#206) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Surprising tastes, tricks, and techniques in this show as Jacques checks the labels on canned ingredients to make Pumpkin Gratin. He hides treasures inside Tomato Surprise and naps the Grilled Striped Bass with Romesco Sauce. To complete the menu some of the best Californian brandy made, makes its appearance in Cherries In Armagnac Sauce with Pound Cake.
Layered Elegance (#207) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Jacques shows Claudine how presentation can make a simple, traditional dish truly elegant by layering feta, cucumber and onion between tomato slices to make Tall Greek Tomato Salad. Poached Salmon in Sour Cream Herb Sauce follows as Jacques reveals his father's dislike of olive oil to his daughter, Claudine. Together they make a variation of his mother's recipe Stew of Peas and Carrots -- a meal in itself! Dessert is pure simplicity in Sweet Ricotta Gateaux with Peach Sauce.
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 -- 5:30pm email reminder
The Egg First! (#208) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Jacques loves eggs, all ways! Cooking them is an important technique and who better to demonstrate the perfect hard cooked egg than a master of technique! Jacques begins this menu with hard cooked eggs used as a garnish in Asparagus Fans with Mustard Sauce. Simply seared in moments, Scallops Grenobloise is the ultimate fast dish - and when served with Potato Gratin with Cream, it makes a rich main course. Jam Tartines with Fruit Sherbet concludes the menu.
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 30, 2015 -- 5:30pm email reminder