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.
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: Mon, Sep 22, 2014 -- 4:00pm
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, Sep 24, 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, Sep 26, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED 9: Sat, Sep 27, 2014 -- 1:30pm 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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 29, 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, Oct 1, 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, Oct 3, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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.
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, Oct 6, 2014 -- 4:00pm 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, Oct 8, 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, Oct 10, 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: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Braising (#305H) Duration: 26:46 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: Fri, Oct 17, 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 Life: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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.
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 Life: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Grains (#308H) Duration: 26:46 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 27, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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: Wed, Oct 29, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Sauces (#309H) Duration: 26:46 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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder