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.
Pork (#310H) Duration: 26:46 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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 -- 4:00pm
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 12, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Preserving (#211H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Martha demonstrates two of the oldest preserving techniques, confit and salting, and shows how viewers can put them to use in the home kitchen. Martha makes an assortment of confits - starting with the most classic: duck, which can be served on its own or as a rich addition to salads, then followed by lemon and tomato confits, both of which make excellent condiments for grilled or roasted meats. She then shows how to make gravlax, a delicious cured salmon appetizer.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 14, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Potatoes (#311H) Duration: 26:46 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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Mar 17, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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.
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Legumes (#212H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Martha sheds light on the wide world of legumes, exploring the many available varieties - from chickpeas to calypso beans - and how to cook them using three different methods: stovetop, oven and pressure cooker. Italian chef and bean aficionado Cesare Casella joins Martha to share some of his own recipes for exceptional bean dishes.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 21, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Salads (#312H) Duration: 26:46 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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Mar 24, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 26, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Shrimp (#213H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
In this episode, Martha offers a primer on a favorite crustacean. She explains which varieties of shrimp to buy and how to store them, plus whether to cook them with or without the shell and how to devein them. Basic cooking techniques result in delicious recipes for shrimp cocktail, an updated version of scampi, a traditional shrimp boil and simple grilled shrimp.
Corn (#313H) Duration: 26:46 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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Mar 31, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Rice (#306H) Duration: 26:46 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 9: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 1:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Onions (#302H) Duration: 26:46 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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Roasting (#303H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Roasting is a wonderful technique for a formal dinner or a casual get-together. Watch Martha as she makes roast rack of lamb, an ideal choice when you want to impress your guests. Then learn a classic Spanish technique as she cooks salt-roasted sea bass. Finally, find out how to make saffron-roasted chicken wings, the quintessential food for game day.
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Know Your Vegetables (#307H) Duration: 26:46 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 9: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 -- 1:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Noodles (#304H) Duration: 26:46 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: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 30, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder