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Leslie Mackie (#209) Duration: 24:54 STEREO TVG

Chef Julia Child observes as pastry chef and owner of Seattle's Macrina Bakery Leslie Mackie bakes an assortment of tarts and pies. First, Leslie demonstrates how to make the classic pie dough that will form the base of these desserts; some of the dough is used raw, while other crusts are pre-baked in order to avoid a soggy crust. This dough can be frozen for up to a month. Once the shells are prepared, she creates a classic French apple tart, a berry yogurt tart, and a blueberry nectarine tart garnished with chopped almonds.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 29, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Steve Sullivan, Acme Bakery In Berkeley, Ca (#110) Duration: 24:48 STEREO TVG

Master bread-maker Steve Sullivan from the Acme Bakery in Berkeley, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Sullivan demonstrates how to make various decorative loaves. He creates a couronne, or crown of pearls. This bread uses three different starters. He also bakes baguettes, wheat stalks and pain fendu. To allow for these decorative breads to expand more readily, Sullivan recommends raising the humidity of the oven by pouring water in pans underneath the baking breads.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 29, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

David Ogonowski (#210) Duration: 24:54 STEREO TVG

Julia Child observes as chef David Ogonowski makes a triple chocolate truffle treat. He demonstrates how to make the dough for the chocolate tart shell and the filling, which consists of a custard flavored with bits of chopped white and dark chocolate and biscotti. Ogonowski also shows Julia how to make a garnish for the plate the dessert will be served on, including a wafer-thin chocolate cookie topped with homemade espresso parfait, creating a complex dessert of contrasting smooth and crisp textures, and warm and cool temperatures.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, May 30, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Marion Cunningham, Walnut Creek Ca (#207) Duration: 24:53 STEREO TVG

Cooking teacher and author of "The New Fanny Farmer Cookbook" Marion Cunningham shows chef Julia Child how to make a series of easy and delicious quickbreads, an American bakery staple. She makes moist buttermilk crumb muffins from a hundred year-old recipe that are good enough to eat on their own. Then she bakes scones, half done in the traditional shape, half made in a roll-up style, served with butter, whipped cream and raspberries. Finally, she creates unbelievably easy-to-make Irish soda bread, and fluffy popovers served with a drizzling of honey.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Joe Ortiz, Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria, Capitola (#211) Duration: 24:54 STEREO TVG

Joe Ortiz, a baker from Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria in Capitola, California, shows chef Julia Child how to make crusty sourdough bread loaves in several decorative shapes. First, he makes homemade yeast, pulling bacteria wild and yeast out of the air with a mixture of flour, milk, water, and cumin. Adding more flour, he crafts a dough which he shapes into a loaf garnished with a sheaf of wheat, and mini-loaves shaped like a star and a cluster of grapes.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

David Blom (#212) Duration: 24:54 STEREO TVG

David Blom, pastry chef at Chef Allen's Restaurant in North Miami, shows Julia Child how to bake traditional Polish cakes known as babas and savarin. He uses a single recipe to create the spongy dough, which is baked and sweetened further by soaking in a sugar syrup. He then flavors them with a variety of liqueurs, including rum, kirsch, and champagne. The cakes are garnished with fresh fruits, whipped cream, and a homemade custard flavored with vanilla bean.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 9, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Johanne Killeen (#208) Duration: 24:54 STEREO TVG

Chef Julia Child observes pastry chef Johanna Killeen as she makes "baby cakes," miniature cakes made from of the same basic batter, but varied with different flavoring ingredients. First, she shows Julia how to make the batter, which is a traditional American pound cake recipe, made richer with the addition of creme fraiche. She varies the first recipe by using hazelnut flour as an ingredient, and tops it with a dollop of Italian cream cheese flavored with grappa wine. Then she makes a couple of miniature upside-down cakes, using a rhubarb and caramel topping on one and rose geranium leaves on another.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 9, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Norman Love (#213) Duration: 24:54 STEREO TVG

Norman Love, executive pastry chef at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida shows chef Julia Child how to make savory puffs and eclairs. The dough is flavored with cucumber and red onion juice, and is one of the only pastries that is cooked twice: once in a saucepan, and again in the oven. The puffs are filled with a salmon mousse, while the eclairs are split and filled with a mascarpone cheese and vegetable medley.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Martha Stewart, Part 1 of 2 (#301) Duration: 24:47 STEREO TVG

Martha Stewart, a magazine editor, star of her own television show and author of the popular "Weddings" book joins Julia to bake one grand and glorious three-tiered wedding cake. Martha prepares the batter and bakes each layer in graduated diamond-shaped cake forms. While the cake bakes, and then chills, Martha creates a variety of delicately realistic and delicious marzipan fruits, right down to the little stems and leaves. She also makes and chills enough vanilla rum buttercream to ice the entire cake.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Martha Stewart, Part 2 of 2 (#302) Duration: 24:47 STEREO TVG

Guest Martha Stewart returns to complete her three-tiered wedding cake decorated with yellow buttercream icing and handmade marzipan fruit in this second of a two-part episode. Steward puts together the individual cakes that serve as the building blocks of this dessert, inserting a baked crunchy almond and egg white wafer and apricot jam between individual layers and decorating with the icing and candy fruit garnish.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Nancy Silverton (#303) Duration: 24:47 STEREO TVG

Chef Julia Child observes Nancy Silverton, owner of La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, as she bakes a fresh creme fraiche custard brioche tarte with fresh fruit poached white wine sauce.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Michel Richard & Alice Medrich (#304) Duration: 24:46 STEREO TVG

Julia Child observes as California master chefs Michel Richard and Alice Medrich work their magic with puff pastry and biscotti.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Lauren Groveman (#305) Duration: 24:46 STEREO TVG

Lauren Groveman, New York cooking teacher and cookbook author, demonstrates how easy it is to make European ethnic specialties like rich brown pumpernickel loaves and crunchy matzos.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 27, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

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

KQED DTV Channels

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KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
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KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.