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.
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.
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.
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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.
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.
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.
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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.
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.
Chicken (#301H) Duration: 25:46 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: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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.
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Aug 21, 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.
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 24, 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: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
Roasting (#303H) Duration: 25:46 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: Mon, Aug 31, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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 Remind me
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.
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 11, 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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 18, 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