Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Imagine having lifestyle expert Martha Stewart at your side in the kitchen, teaching you how to hold a chef's knife, select the very best ingredients, truss a chicken, and much more. Based on her eponymous best-selling book, Martha gives home cooks a culinary master class. Each episode features demonstrations of classic dish preparations and expert cooking techniques.
Steakhouse (#403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
If you would like to learn how to re-create a classic steakhouse at home, you'll love this lesson. Martha starts the meal off with the perfect martini and an easy appetizer, baked stuffed clams. Follow along as she teaches the technique for searing a porterhouse steak served with a compound butter, and shares her mother's creamed-spinach recipe and her secret to the fluffiest baked potatoes, complete with an array of garnishes.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 4, 2015 -- 4:00pm
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Pork (#310H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
There's no end to the number of impressive dishes you can make with pork. In this episode, Martha makes porchetta, highly seasoned roasted pork with soft, juicy meat and crisp, crackling skin. Next she demonstrates a centerpiece of her holiday table, glazed ham. Then she shows why fruit and pork have always been a harmonious combination as she makes pork and plums, using quick-cooking pork tenderloin.
Noodles (#304H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Who doesn't love a big bowl of noodles? In this episode, Martha shows viewers how to make three of her favorites. It's hard to find another dish that's more popular than pad thai, and Martha's recipe is so good you won't be even slightly tempted to call for takeout. Next, she'll cook a one-pan pasta that calls for just a few fresh ingredients and is on the table in 20 minutes. Then Martha shows the secret to making pho, one of Asia's best street foods.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 7, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
Sauces (#309H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG
A great sauce can take a dish from good to fantastic. In this episode, Martha goes over some classics, starting with bearnaise sauce, a derivative of hollandaise. Next she makes Kansas City barbecue sauce, which is tomato-based with a sweet-tart flavor. Tartar sauce - Martha's version includes capers, shallots and cornichons - and a tasty cocktail sauce are both beloved staples. Then Martha shows how to make salsa verde, a perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables.
Mushrooms (#404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Martha sheds light on the wide world of mushrooms, exploring some of the many available varieties - from chanterelles to shiitakes - and how to cook them. She demystifies crepe-making, filling buckwheat crepes with a creamy mushroom mixture, and prepares a "meaty" vegetarian mushroom ragu served atop rigatoni. For an elegant starter, she makes French mushroom soup, as well as a modern-day mushroom risotto using the ancient grain called farro.
Potatoes (#311H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
In this episode, Martha offers a primer on this favorite starch. She begins with scalloped potatoes, also known as potatoes gratin: thinly sliced potatoes cooked in milk and baked in a cream mixture with cheese. Next comes a recipe that's become synonymous with American food: potato salad. Then, in case your go-to mashed potato recipe needs an upgrade, Martha shows a few tricks to achieve the perfect pureed potatoes. Finally she shows how, in just a few easy steps, anyone can make smashed potatoes - crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside.
Braising (#305H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
In this episode, Martha explores braising, the technique behind so many iconic dishes. Osso buco, an Italian specialty, is a perfect example of how a less tender cut of meat can be transformed into a delicious dish. Then, Martha makes Ireland's favorite: homemade corned beef. And finally, she demonstrates how to make lamb shanks with the spices of Morocco, adding apricots and olives to create a rich aromatic sauce.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 14, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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.
Salads (#312H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Salads are a terrific way to make vegetables a main course. When Martha invites guests to lunch, she loves to make frisee aux lardons, a classic French salad made with spicy greens, crisp bacon, creamy poached eggs and warm vinaigrette. Her chopped salad is based on a recipe from her daughter, Alexis - a dish that's as beautiful in presentation as it is delicious in taste. Next Martha shows you how to master the Caesar salad, and then, stacked butter lettuce with a fresh citrus and yuzu vinaigrette.
Rice (#306H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
One of the most popular starches, rice can be transformed from plain to extraordinary in a variety of ways. Martha shows how to make a fabulous paella that's brimming with tender chicken, pork, seafood and vegetables. Next, she demonstrates one of her favorites: stuffed peppers with fluffy rice, pine nuts, raisins and herbs cooked on a bed of tomatoes. Then she makes Persian rice - fragrant Basmati cooked atop thinly sliced, buttery potatoes.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
Turkey (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Many think of turkey as a grand centerpiece at the holiday table, but it's a versatile meat that can be served year-round. In Turkey 101, Martha prepares her tried-and-true method for a traditional show-stopping bird, and also a modern technique for roasting turkey in parchment paper. Learn how to braise turkey legs for the dark-meat lovers in your life, and discover a recipe for roasted rolled turkey breast with herbs, sure to become an everyday favorite.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
Corn (#313H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
We enjoy corn in many different forms. In this episode, Martha first demonstrates corn fritters, a sweet and savory treat topped with honey. Next she shows how to make corn stock, which can serve as the base for a tasty summer corn chowder - Martha's version uses potatoes and cream. And finally, a childhood favorite all grown-up: homemade creamed corn.
Know Your Vegetables (#307H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
We all know we should eat vegetables whenever possible, but it's important to vary the types that we cook. In this episode, Martha shows how to make four tasty dishes using vegetables that may not be in everyone's regular rotation: steamed artichokes with tarragon butter, braised leeks, fried okra and whole roasted garlic.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
Eat Your Greens (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Eating your greens is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, and supermarkets are stocked with a greater variety than ever before. Martha provides an overview of the most popular greens while making some of her favorite recipes - delicate sorrel soup, a heady pasta dish with grilled sardines and bitter greens, a versatile Swiss-chard frittata, a trendy kale Caesar salad and a new take on a popular salad green, spicy escarole. You'll be inspired to expand your greens repertoire.
Grains (#308H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Thanks to their excellent health benefits, grains have surged in popularity lately. There are infinite ways to prepare them, and in this episode Martha shows three of her favorites. First, she cooks a mushroom barley soup that's based on her mother's recipe. Next, she makes couscous royale, a great way to showcase a versatile grain. She finishes up with grits with broiled tomatoes, featuring bubbly cheddar cheese and crispy bacon.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 5, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 16, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
One-Pot Meals (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Looking for the quickest, easiest way to get dinner on the table? Watch as Martha makes four one-pot meals, using a different cooking vessel for each: a stove-top clambake in a stockpot, risotto with shrimp and herbs in a pressure cooker, poached cod with tomatoes in a skillet and arroz con pollo in a Dutch oven. All are fuss-free, flavorful meals, and with just one pot, a cinch to clean up.
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 21, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me