Donate

Upcoming Broadcasts:

French Bistro Classics (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Take a tour of French cuisine as Martha prepares four bistro favorites. First, there's a robust stew with seasonal vegetables called lamb navarin. Go along to the Riviera as she artfully arranges a show-stopping Nicoise salad. She makes a melted ham-and-cheese croque monsieur topped with a bechamel sauce, and demonstrates how the French transform an odd-looking root vegetable into an exceptional celery-root remoulade, a delicious accompaniment on any plate.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 26, 2014 -- 4:00pm

Stocks (#104H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Making stock is an exercise in building flavors and, as such, one of the first lessons in any culinary course. Having a steady supply of homemade stock in the freezer will elevate anyone's home cooking. In this episode, Martha shares recipes and techniques for the three most common stocks - chicken (including a time-saving pressure-cooker version), beef and vegetable - as well as useful cooking and storage tips.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Sandwiches (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sandwiches are a mainstay on nearly every menu across the country. In this episode, Martha reimagines five classics. They include a juicy roasted chicken club, an iconic New Orleans po'boy piled high with oysters, an impressive muffuletta, an applewood-smoked bacon and fried-egg sandwich and a classic Reuben with succulent layers of corned beef, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing. Easy to make and portable, they'll inspire you to make each of them.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Butchering (#105H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Fifth-generation New York City butcher Evan Lobel joins Martha for a master class on meat. Together, they teach viewers how to choose and cook the best cuts of meat, from tender to lean. Not only will this episode make you a better cook, but it will save you money as well. Martha and Evan demonstrate some of the most useful butchering techniques, including cutting up a whole chicken, spatchcocking a Cornish game hen, butterflying a leg of lamb, butchering a beef tenderloin and making medallions from a pork loin.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Grind (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Ground meat is as accessible as it is economical. In this episode, Martha uses it to make her mother's sweet and tangy glazed meatloaf. Then butcher Pat LaFrieda joins her to demonstrate the technique for grinding meat at home to make sweet and hot Italian-style pork sausage. Learn how to make burgers using a custom blend of meats, and giant meatballs with ricotta. Each of these recipes is guaranteed to please family and friends alike.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Rice (#106H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

If you have rice in your pantry, you're well on your way to a great meal - something you have in common with home cooks around the globe. Martha offers a lesson on the world's most common grain, starting with a perfect pot of fluffy white rice that you can incorporate into a main course or serve as an accompaniment to a host of other dishes. From there, she'll show you her tried-and-true techniques for flavorful pilaf, risotto and Thai fried rice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Dressing and Emulsions (#107H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Homemade dressings far outshine any store-bought varieties, and Martha will show you how easy it is to make your own. She starts the lesson with a delicious shallot vinaigrette prepared two ways: whisked directly in the bottom of a salad bowl and shaken in a small jar. She also makes a creamy blue cheese dressing - just the thing for drizzling onto a wedge of iceberg lettuce. And you can make your own mayonnaise, too. Follow Martha's step-by-step instructions, then use it to prepare the most delectable BLT.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Cooking with Wine (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Cooking with wine is an easy way to boost the flavor in any recipe. Martha highlights the basic guidelines for using wine as an ingredient in four classic recipes: richly flavored beef bourguignon; cioppino, a tomato-and-wine-based fish stew; a sumptuous chicken marsala; and, for something sweet ... poached pears two ways, in red and white wine.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Steaming (#108H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This episode is devoted to roasting, a straightforward and adaptable technique that also works well for meat, fish and chicken. Martha's roast chicken showcases the benefits of this method, with a crisp exterior and moist interior. Because roasting so beautifully concentrates the flavors of the ingredients, it's also well suited to vegetables, and Martha includes a recipe for a delicious roasted root vegetable salad. Finally, she prepares a show-stopping dish fit for any holiday table: a green peppercorn-crusted roast tenderloin of beef.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Roasting (#109H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This episode is devoted to roasting, a straightforward and adaptable technique that also works well for meat, fish and chicken. Martha's roast chicken showcases the benefits of this method, with a crisp exterior and moist interior. Because roasting so beautifully concentrates the flavors of the ingredients, it's also well suited to vegetables, and Martha includes a recipe for a delicious roasted root vegetable salad. Finally, she prepares a show-stopping dish fit for any holiday table: a green peppercorn-crusted roast tenderloin of beef.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Italian Favorites (#410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Is there anyone who doesn't love Italian food? In this episode, Martha shares her modern take on four favorites: a decadent eight-layer pork rag? and bechamel-filled lasagna baked in individual ramekins, chicken Parmesan with an easy twist, an enormous raviolo with an egg yolk and rich ricotta-spinach filling, and two variations of linguine with clam sauce-red and white. Each is guaranteed to be a hit with friends and family.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Braising (#110H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Braising is a busy cook's best friend, and here's why: with little hands-on time and no special equipment, this "low-and-slow" method produces hearty, consistently flavorful main courses and side dishes that belie their ease. It's also a great way to cook lean, inexpensive cuts of meat. Martha shows you which cuts are ideal for braising and the best ways to cook them, sharing recipes for classic pot roast, braised cabbage with apples and pulled pork sandwiches.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Poaching (#111H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Because poached meats are moist and tender yet still mild in flavor, they work well as the basis for numerous salads, soups and light suppers. They're also famously low in fat. Martha begins this lesson by showing how one of the most healthful and versatile preparations - simply poached chicken breast - can be incorporated into all-American chicken salad sandwiches as well as a Cobb salad. Martha also shares recipes and techniques for poached salmon steaks, and reveals the secret to poaching eggs.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

On The Bone (#411H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The most flavorful, tender cuts of meat are often cooked on the bone. In this episode, Martha shares techniques-braising, searing, slow-roasting, and grilling-in four different recipes featuring bone-in cuts: sumptuous oxtail, meaty slow-roasted beef ribs, envy-inducing cowboy steak, and Korean short-rib kebabs.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Frying (#112H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The best fried foods are golden brown on the outside and deliciously tender within - never greasy or soggy. Yet frying is a technique that can elude even the most ambitious home cook. In this episode, Martha offers lessons in how to deep-fry and pan-fry to perfection in your own kitchen. Recipes and step-by-step techniques include French fries, pan-fried chicken (a Southern favorite marinated in buttermilk before coating) and Japanese tempura vegetables with dipping sauces. She shares lots of tips for keeping foods crisp without allowing them to absorb excess oil.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Pan Searing (#113H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In this episode, Martha demonstrates how to pan sear, a technique that produces consistently satisfying - and quick - meats and fish. Pan searing involves browning food quickly over high heat so it develops a nice crust and locks in the flavor and juiciness. Martha shares her technique for pan-seared scallops with lemon-caper sauce and offers recipes for crisp-skinned salmon filet, pan-seared steak with mustard-cream sauce and Muscovy duck breasts with port-wine reduction.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Cheese (#412H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Attention all you cheese lovers: This show is for you. Martha makes fluffy, homemade ricotta with just three ingredients-so good, you'll never buy store-bought again. She prepares a retro party favorite, heavenly cheese fondue, and transforms butter, cheese, and pasta into legendary fettuccine alfredo. Learn the proper technique for melting raclette, an Alpine cheese specialty, and elevate grilled cheese to new heights of decadence with grown-up grilled cheese.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Perfect Roast (#201H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A beautifully cooked roast makes a grand centerpiece for any dinner. Martha shares three recipes - a rib roast, crown roast of pork, and stuffed turkey breast - each a lesson in key roasting techniques. Learn how to achieve perfect roasts, including the best cuts for roasting, ways to ensure they stay juicy after cooking and serving suggestions for festive occasions.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Chicken (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Chicken has long served as a mainstay of the dinner table. It can be prepared in countless delicious ways, for a weeknight or a special dinner party. In this episode, Martha shows viewers how to prepare chicken paillard - which sounds fancy, but is really quite simple - chicken pot pie and spatchcocked chicken.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Stewing (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Though they taste robust, hearty stews are generally made with inexpensive cuts of meat and require little hands-on prep time. Martha walks the viewer through the basic elements of making a stew and shares recipes for three classics: beef stew, veal stew, and coq au vin, a famously rich bistro favorite.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Lamb (#413H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In this episode, Martha offers a primer on lamb, a staple in cuisines around the world. Watch as she shares recipes and techniques for using different, beginning with butterflied, rolled, and roasted leg of lamb, followed by a lamb tagine with spiced butternut squash and prunes. She'll share a flavorful yogurt-marinated lamb-kebab recipe, and a quick way to prepare delicious seared loin lamb chops, served with mint jelly and fried fingerling potatoes.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Soups (#203H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Nothing comforts like a bowl of homemade soup; once you master a few basic techniques, you can make a host of variations. Watch as Martha makes a nourishing chicken soup that's as easy as poaching a chicken. Then learn the "flavor-boosting" techniques that go into making minestrone. Finally, discover how to make veloute, a classic "mother sauce" that here becomes the basis for a creamy spinach soup.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Vegetables (#204H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Blanching, steaming and roasting - these three simple methods are the best for highlighting vegetables' flavors and retaining their nutritional properties. Let Martha guide you through these techniques and show you how you can use them to prepare an endless variety of perfect vegetable dishes in your own home.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Eggs (#101H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Want to know how to cook the perfect soft- or hard-cooked egg? Or the fluffiest scramble? Martha shares these and other secrets as she teaches viewers all they need to know about eggs, the world's most versatile protein. Whether you like your egg over easy or sunny-side up, Martha shows you how to prepare them properly every time, with easy-to-master techniques and tips. You'll learn a clever method for frying eggs, a surefire omelet recipe, and the key to a foolproof frittata.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Pasta (#205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Explore the art of making fresh pasta from scratch with Martha and her friend Michael White, chef, restaurateur and pasta specialist. Learn how to make the dough and then form it into strands by hand or with a pasta machine, and to hand-shape dough into shapes such as farfalle and tortelli.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Pasta Sauces (#206H) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVG

Homemade pasta sauces far outshine store-bought jars. In this episode, Martha creates four mouthwatering versions: traditional, slow-cooked Bolognese; a quick-and-easy puttanesca; a rich carbonara; and a light but unforgettable sauce made with bottarga, a preserved fish roe that is a specialty of southern Italy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Sauces (#102H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Join Martha as she teaches the classic sauces everyone should know how to make: hollandaise, bechamel, beurre blanc and marinara. Each of these easy, adaptable recipes offers a culinary lesson in flavor-building techniques, so viewers can learn to create other sauces in the same family. Martha begins with two different methods for preparing hollandaise sauce, a delicious accompaniment to steamed asparagus and eggs Benedict. A creamy bechamel sauce becomes the basis for a grown-up take on macaroni and cheese. Martha serves the French sauce beurre blanc over steamed lobsters. Finally, she prepares a quick, fresh-tasting, better-than-anything-from-a-jar marinara sauce using only four ingredients.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Fish Monger (#207H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

If you love to eat seafood but balk at preparing it at home, you'll welcome this lesson. Dave Pasternack, a renowned seafood chef based in New York City, joins Martha for a beginner's class on buying, butchering and storing fish. They then demystify boning a round or flat fish and cleaning a squid. Finally, Dave shares an easy-to-prepare recipe for crudo, his signature dish.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Onions (#302H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG

Onions are a staple in the pantry of every cook and integral to the flavor of so many recipes. In this episode, Martha walks the viewer through three onion dishes that make use of different cooking techniques: French onion soup, balsamic-glazed pearl onions and fried onion rings.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Sauteing (#208H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sauteing is one of the quickest and most versatile cooking methods. It works well for almost any small cut of meat or fish. Martha demonstrates how to dredge meat or fish in flour and the importance of cooking over high heat to achieve a perfect, golden-brown finish. She uses these techniques to cook wiener schnitzel, chicken piccata and sole a la meuniere - and shows how to make flavorful pan sauces to serve as accompaniments.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Vegetables (#103H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Everyone knows the importance of eating vegetables, but many home cooks avoid cooking them simply because they don't know how. In this episode, Martha shares her favorite methods for preparing vegetables so that they retain their delicious flavors, bright colors, and nutritional properties, offering quick, easy-to-follow recipes and tips. Viewers learn how to make simple vegetable side dishes, including steamed spinach, sauteed broccoli rabe, roasted cauliflower "steaks," brown sugar-glazed carrots, sauteed sugar snap peas and shelled peas with mint and lemony kale salad.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Dumplings (#209H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Dumplings are a mainstay in nearly every cuisine across the world. Watch as Martha makes three kinds of dumplings, shaping each according to tradition. She begins with two well-known Italian dumplings, gnocchi and gnudi, then shares her family recipe for Polish pierogi, which has been passed down through generations.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Become a KQED sponsor

TV Technical Issues

TV
    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

    • Wed 10/15 morning: KQED Plus (KQEH) Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9

KQED 9
Channels 9.1, 54.2 & 25.1 - Monterey (KQET)
XFINITY 9 and HD 709

All widescreen and HD programs

KQED Plus

KQED +
Channels 54, 54.1, 9.2 & 25.2 - Monterey
XFINITY 10 and HD 2710

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life
Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me
Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids
Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192

Quality children's programming parents love too