Upcoming Broadcasts:

Just Ducky! (#123H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

It's a family reunion as Jacques' daughter Claudine lends a helping hand in the kitchen. Together they sip wine, reminiscence and cook some of Claudine's favorite duck recipes, including duck liver mousse with apples and sauteed duck breast with arugula salad and cracklings. Claudine and Jacques share the cutting board to chop up duck skin and whisk up a vinaigrette for this delectable dish. Granddaughter Shorey joins in the fun as she and her beloved Papi whip up a zesty batch of lemon mousseline before sitting down to enjoy this family feast at the dining room table.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 24, 2016 -- 5:30pm

Viva Mexico! (#118H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Jacques spends some of the winter months at his home-away-from-home, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Time basking in the sunshine and savoring the local flavors along with an occasional visit from friend Rick Bayless has inspired him to take us on a culinary adventure, beginning with a refreshing hibiscus flower cocktail. He continues with a duo of superlative seafood dishes of Yucatan ceviche and fillet of sole Riviera with pico de gallo. From sea to pasture, beef fillet mini steaks with mushrooms and shallots makes for a substantial main course. Finally, he ends with a frozen fruit dessert of grapefruit granite with mango and mojito cocktail.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 25, 2016 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 28, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Chef In Training (#105H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A basket of fresh bread is a staple on Jacques' dining table, so he begins the show with an easy fast fougasse. Then using seafood for a unique twist, he makes salmon rillettes to top the fougasse with a tasty bite. While working at the Russian Tea Room in New York, Jacques recalls serving a spice-rubbed poussins a la russe, now a favorite dish of his granddaughter Shorey. He prepares it today as the main course, accompanied by broiled maple sweet potatoes coated with sugary goodness. To close, Shorey arrives for a tutorial from her grandfather on how to make her favorite breakfast food, crepes with Nutella, lemon or jam.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Julia Remembered (#113H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Jacques takes a stroll down memory lane as he lovingly prepares dishes once enjoyed with his dear cooking companion Julia Child. Jacques' retrospective menu begins with a shucking lesson, the first steps towards an oyster chowder with potatoes, spinach and corn. Jacques then recreates Julia's classic South of France eggplant-tomato gratin, a dish with layers of rustic flavors. He recalls going head-to-head with Julia for a winning hamburger royale using fresh ground beef and all the fixin's.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me

La Cocina Ole (#107H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Annual trips to Mexico and visits with fellow chef Rick Bayless are the inspiration for Jacques' tasty garlic and pasilla soup. Jacques continues the Mexican-themed menu as he demonstrates his chicken with chili sauce and achiote rice, a recipe that boasts bright, bold aromas and textures. Finally, Jacques puts leftover bananas to good use for his simply scrumptious banana gratin dessert.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 29, 2016 -- 10:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 29, 2016 -- 10:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 9, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Heirloom Favorites (#122H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Jacques cooks down memory lane, sharing anecdotes from his childhood along the way. First, there's a quick tutorial on how to skin a salami. Next, a classic dumpling dish renowned in Lyon, France, follows as Jacques recreates his family's recipe of ricotta quenelles, poached to perfection. He goes on to show off more of his knife skills, filleting a whole fish in preparation for flounder with lemon butter. Then another family favorite: Jacques simmers a satisfying saute of rabbit with mushrooms and cream. And for dessert, he brings his mother's apples in lemon sauce recipe back to life with fresh and simple ingredients.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 22, 2016 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 23, 2016 -- 1:30am Remind me

Kitchen Companions (#119H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

There's never a dull moment when Jean-Claude joins Jacques in the kitchen! The dynamic duo team up to create a flavor-filled feast, beginning with octopus stew with onions, paprika and wine served over a creamy polenta. Jean-Claude goes on to prepare the molds while Jacques blends up a velvety mixture for a corn souffle to go alongside Jean-Claude's favorite venison in sweet-and-sour sauce. Prunes in red wine make for the perfect classical ending.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 1, 2016 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 21, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Autumn Leaves (#106H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

It's easy to fall in love with Jacques' seasonal menu, starting with a fresh, smooth tomato velvet soup - the name speaks for itself! Then, sliced tomato gratin made with ripe, ruby-red tomatoes and coarse rustic bread, is Jacques' go-to late-summer dish. He continues with a tender grilled lamb shasklik that includes easy, make-ahead instructions and a colorful red cabbage, pistachio and cranberry salad with bleu cheese. Jacques goes on to transform pizza dough into an apple galette, baked to crispy perfection!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Gloria's Favorites (#114H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Jacques dedicates today's dishes to his wife Gloria and their many years spent together in the kitchen. He kicks off with an extravagant, yet easy and elegant Pressed Caviar Canape. Jacques then pops the top from a bottle of beer to make a simple batter for his Corn Fritters topped with Smoked Salmon. And while the oil is still hot, he browns Fried Eggplant Fans to a perfect crispy crunch using a tempura batter. Next comes a quick bowl of Vietnamese Hanoi Chicken Soup served with zesty accoutrements. Finally, he utilizes often-overlooked offal for Gloria's memorable Pork Kidneys With Mushroom And Vermouth Sauce.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 4, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Cooking for the President (#108H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Jacques' illustrious cooking career includes time in the Elysee Palace cooking for the French President. At the young age of 22 and alongside his best friend, pastry chef Jean-Claude Szurdak, Jacques cooked classic dishes for the de Gaulle family. Now he replicates them for us beginning with a first course of morel and shrimp eggs en cocotte. The two chefs continue their Presidential menu with a meaty main course of veal chops dijonnaise served on a bed of simple and delicious peas with basil. Together they prepare a decadent chocolate souffle for a perfectly sweet and splendid ending.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 5, 2016 -- 10:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 16, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Shorey's Petite Appetite (#115H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Shorey, Jacques' granddaughter, joins him in the kitchen, bringing her petite yet progressive palate in tow! She follows along as Jacques prepares one of her favorites, escargots in baked potatoes. The two continue, creating stuffed tomatoes - a Pepin heirloom recipe passed down through several genera-tions. Jacques then shares an afterschool favorite from his childhood, appropriately named pain de quatre heures or "the four o'clock bread," filled with hazelnuts and chocolate. A crunchy bite of chocolate-pistachio brittle brings the lesson to a close and a smile to their faces.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 5, 2016 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 11, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Cooking Clever (#121H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Budget-friendly dishes made with inexpensive ingredients are packed full of flavor when Jacques steps in. The result? Unforgettable meals. Today, Jacques prepares mussels with cream and chives on soft polenta for an easy seafood dinner. Classic Italian spaghetti a la Bolognese includes Jacques' special tip to make a delicious, hearty and flavorful sauce. Another seasonal favorite, tomato and potato salad with mustard sauce is perfect when tomatoes are ripe and is served on spicy arugula. Finally, a delicate sauteed radicchio salad ends on a savory-bitter note.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 7, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 15, 2016 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 16, 2016 -- 1:30am Remind me

Ocean Harvest (#120H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Seaside living has, without a doubt, influenced Jacques' repertoire of recipes to include the freshest fish caught close to his own backyard. On today's show, Jacques showcases four sophisticated seafood servings, starting with an expertly executed tuna a la minute. He then skips the beef and substitutes shrimp for a healthy approach to a classic, with shrimp burgers on zucchini. He goes on to garnish his flaky grilled bacalao with an assortment of zesty Mediterranean olives for a light and easy dish that cooks in minutes. Then pasta and shrimp with pressed caviar shavings cooked al dente, or "to the tooth," make for a decadent dish, delivered with aplomb!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 9, 2016 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 14, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Taste Bud Temptations (#109H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Classic French cuisine didn't include raw fish when Jacques was growing up, but now both he and his wife Gloria indulge their appreciation for the natural delicacy with his first recipe of tuna tartare with bagel chips and radishes. Tuna makes a second appearance on the show in the canned version when Jacques combines four simple ingredients to make tuna mascarpone cream, a perfect party appetizer. Jacques then prepares a Spanish tortilla in a step-by-step demonstration, a piece de resistance for any brunch menu. Jacques' granddaughter Shorey stops by to help make a strawberry confiture and a velvety caramelized pear custard. The perfect way to end the meal!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 -- 10:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 23, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Cuisine De Ma Cherie (#116H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In honor of their love, Jacques prepares a meal of his wife Gloria's favorites. First he creates a tasty herbed omelet with shrimp. He then goes on to combine cilantro with Gloria's favorite ingredient, rice, to make cilantro rice, which pairs perfectly with a stew of calamari with saffron and cucumber, onion and mint salad. The whole meal is followed with a Pepin spin on a classic dessert, rice pudding with dried cherries and blueberry sauce.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 18, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Global Gastronomy (#110H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Jacques brings together culinary treasures from exotic cuisines around the world. He starts in Asia with Japanese-inspired broiled salmon with miso glaze followed by a colorful feast of chirashi sushi. This smorgasbord of seafood is followed by authentic, vibrant South American flavors in an easy-to-follow recipe of grilled chicken tenders with chimichurri. Jacques then takes our taste buds across the Atlantic to Europe for a spirited ending of sabayon with Madeira and grapes.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 19, 2016 -- 10:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 19, 2016 -- 10:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Sweet Endings with Shorey (#117H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Jacques' granddaughter Shorey is back in the kitchen and she's all grown up but she's never too old for dessert! And it all starts with a little butter, freshly made for a quick tartine de confiture. Fresh fruit recipes follow with peaches marty and rhubarb-honey coupe with creamy yogurt sauce. Shorey's love of chocolate isn't forgotten with chocolate pistachio biscotti, which proves to be a perfect lesson in baking, as Jacques guides her measurements and mixtures. Finally, Shorey and Jacques shape mini chocolate truffles to round out their confectionary creations.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 25, 2016 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Offal Good (#111H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In Jacques' kitchen, nothing goes to waste! Today, he espouses the virtues of offal and prepares a menu of several underutilized "variety meats," including one of his wife's favorites, chicken livers in mushroom port sauce. Jacques then recreates a classic from his childhood in France using offal - tripe and pigs' feet ragout. This hearty, slow-cooked dish flavored with a fragrant bouquet garni is accompanied by pommes persille. Finally, he demonstrates the best techniques for curing and cooking beef tongue and tops it with a ravigote sauce.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 26, 2016 -- 10:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 26, 2016 -- 10:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • early Thurs 9/29 1am-6am: planned KQET/DT25 outage

      (DT25-1 through DT25-3) Late Wed/early Thurs 9/29 1am, the KQET DT25 transmitter will be turned off for maintenance and electrical upgrades. The plan is that the signal should be restored at approximately 6am. Most Over the Air TVs will automatically restore the signal once the transmitter is turned back on. However, a few viewers may […]

    • early Mon 9/26: planned KQEH/DT54 Over the Air outage

      UPDATE: This morning’s maintenance took place at 8:36am, with the signal restored at 8:45am. (DT54-1 through DT54-5) At some point early Monday morning Sept 26th (before 9am), the KQEH transmitter will be turned off for about 10 minutes for maintenance. Because of the short duration, most TVs will automatically restore the signal once the transmitter […]

    • early Tues 9/13: KQEH DT54 (KQED Plus) planned overnight outage

      UPDATE: power was restored at 6:45am Tuesday. Most TVs will restore the channels automatically, but a few viewers may need to do a rescan. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – (DT54-1 through 54-5) late Monday/early Tuesday 9/13 The DT54 Over the Air signal will be […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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