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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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, May 29, 2017 -- 4:00pm

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, May 31, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Steaming (#108H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This episode is devoted to roasting, a straightforward and adaptable technique that also works well for meat, fish and chicken. Martha's roast chicken showcases the benefits of this method, with a crisp exterior and moist interior. Because roasting so beautifully concentrates the flavors of the ingredients, it's also well suited to vegetables, and Martha includes a recipe for a delicious roasted root vegetable salad. Finally, she prepares a show-stopping dish fit for any holiday table: a green peppercorn-crusted roast tenderloin of beef.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

Entertaining for a Crowd (#506H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Salute the Arabian Gulf's world-class hospitality as Martha prepares flavor-packed favorites fit for a crowd. The menu features chicken kabsa, stuffed cabbage and spiced lamb chops, orzo risotto with wild mushrooms, and a sweet cake called kumajj.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Grains (#210H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

By now we all know that eating whole grains is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, and supermarket shelves are stocked with a greater variety than ever before. Martha provides an overview of the most popular grains, including quinoa and bulgur wheat, and teaches different cooking methods. Be inspired to prepare her recipes - which can be tossed together in no time - for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Roasting (#109H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This episode is devoted to roasting, a straightforward and adaptable technique that also works well for meat, fish and chicken. Martha's roast chicken showcases the benefits of this method, with a crisp exterior and moist interior. Because roasting so beautifully concentrates the flavors of the ingredients, it's also well suited to vegetables, and Martha includes a recipe for a delicious roasted root vegetable salad. Finally, she prepares a show-stopping dish fit for any holiday table: a green peppercorn-crusted roast tenderloin of beef.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

Dates (#507H) Duration: 28:30 STEREO TVG

Explore the versatility of dates, a cornerstone of Gulf cuisine, in both savory and sweet dishes: date-stuffed baby eggplant, mackerel with date butter, chocolate-date pudding cake, and date truffles. Make a date with this super food!

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 9, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 9, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

Kebabs (#508H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Get grilling with Martha as she introduces exotic flavors to your next cookout. Learn four techniques for four grilled recipes: fish in banana leaves, date-glazed lamb chops, sea bass fillets with okra kebabs, and spatchcocked saffron chicken.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Arabian Gulf Breakfast (#501H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Join Martha as she simplifies time-honored recipes to bring a Gulf-style breakfast to your table: khameer, a date-sweetened bread; shakshouka, a baked egg dish; jebabs, a distant cousin of pancakes; and balaleet, a delicious way to serve an omelet.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

Festive Occasions (#509H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Get creative with kebabs, threading flavor-packed ingredients onto skewers. Grill pomegranate skirt steak kebabs; lamb kebabs with yogurt-mint sauce; beef, mushroom and millet kebabs; and saffron-yogurt chicken kebabs.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Grilled Favorites (#502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Get grilling with Martha as she introduces exotic flavors to your next cookout. Learn four techniques for four grilled recipes: fish in banana leaves, date-glazed lamb chops, sea bass fillets with okra kebabs, and spatchcocked saffron chicken.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Stews of the Arabian Gulf (#503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Follow the flavor as Martha puts her spin on the stews of the Arabian Gulf. Slow-cooked treasures like Arabian Gulf potpie, braised lamb shanks with okra, curried swordfish stew, and red lentil vegetable stew offer nourishing comfort with ease.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

Small Bites (#510H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Spice up everyday side dishes with the distinctive ingredients of the Gulf. Four recipes-creamed coconut spinach, eggplant with herbs and yogurt, cauliflower salad with roasted chickpeas, and za'atar smashed potatoes-will brighten any meal!

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 4:00pm 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.

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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
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Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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