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.
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 4:00pm
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 22, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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: Wed, Dec 24, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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: Fri, Dec 26, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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: Mon, Dec 29, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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: Wed, Dec 31, 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: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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 9: Sat, Jan 3, 2015 -- 1:30pm 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: Mon, Jan 5, 2015 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 -- 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: Fri, Jan 9, 2015 -- 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: Mon, Jan 12, 2015 -- 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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 14, 2015 -- 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: Fri, Jan 16, 2015 -- 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: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 -- 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: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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 9: Sat, Jan 24, 2015 -- 1:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 26, 2015 -- 4:00pm 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: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 30, 2015 -- 4:00pm email reminder
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 9: Sat, Jan 31, 2015 -- 1:30pm email reminder