Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef
Chef Hubert Keller's magical cooking reflects the many influences of the places he has lived; from his native Alsace with its legendary soups and stews to San Paulo, Brazil where the cuisine pulsates with exciting and bold flavors; to his long-time home in San Francisco where he is a leader of the city's culinary revolution; and finally to Las Vegas where he has pioneered a whole new concept of burger dining that has garnered worldwide recognition. The programs were filmed on location in a stunning vineyard kitchen in Northern California and also in the kitchens of his restaurants: Fleur de Lys, The Burger Bar, and SLeeK steakhouse.
Hats Off to Hollandaise (#214) Duration: 28:28 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Considered one of the most important "mother" sauces in French Cuisine and a must-know for chefs, hollandaise is a prized addition to many dishes. Chef Keller presents an easy-to-follow method for making the sauce along with a delightful twist on eggs benedict. Next he demonstrates a famous variation of hollandaise, the Bernaise Sauce. Recipes: Basic Hollandaise Sauce; Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict; Rib Eye Steak with Bernaise Sauce.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 7, 2014 -- 11:00am
Seafood Savvy (#301) Duration: 28:28 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller makes three innovative and easy-to-prepare seafood recipes including mussels bathed in a creamy, white wine sauce and an unusual ceviche that's packed with punch. Recipes: Mussels in Basil White Wine Sauce; Rock Shrimp Burger; Peruvian Ceviche.
Spotlight On Crusts (#216) Duration: 28:27 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Besides great flavors, chefs know that the right textures of a dish introduced through a great crust can propel it into new dimensions. Chef Keller crowns salmon filets with a special crust inspired from his Alsatian roots and then makes a succulent beef tenderloin which is slow-roasted under a herb-scented salt canopy. Recipes: Choucroute Crusted Salmon; Beef Tenderloin in Herb-Salt Crust.
- KQED Life: Tue, Mar 11, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Mayonnaise Heaven (#217) Duration: 28:28 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller's famed Burger Bar restaurant serves up gallons of mayonnaise every day, all made from scratch because it allows them to use only the best ingredients. After demonstrating the super-easy technique of homemade mayonnaise, Chef Keller shows what to do with it by making zucchini fries and the most famous fish stew in the world. Recipes: Homemade Mayonnaise, Aioli, Rouille; Zucchini Fries; Bouillabaisse.
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 12, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Outside The Meat Box: Wild Game (#218) Duration: 27:43 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
It's truly refreshing to eat game which is now readily available in many grocery stores. Chef Keller presents some of the most popular game dishes from his Fleur de Lys restaurants with recipes that are tailored to home cooks. Recipes: Horseradish Crusted Venison Chops with Current Sauce; Muscovy Duck Breast with a Vanilla Sauce.
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 13, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Beer: Not Just for Drinking (#219) Duration: 28:13 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Steeped in the tradition of great Alsatian beers, Chef Keller shows why beer is a remarkable flavor enhancer and tenderizer. In today's show, he uses it in a marinade, a batter, and even a surprise chocolate dessert; the results are sensational. Recipes: Beer-Marinated Flank Steak; Beer-Battered Onion Rings; Chocolate Stout Cake.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 14, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Curry Favorites (#220) Duration: 28:16 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
What used to be an exotic spice has gone mainstream as people fall in love with its flavor and versatility. Chef Keller demonstrates how to make a curry spice blend from scratch and then makes two great recipes, all enhanced by the flavors of this remarkable spice. Recipes: Oven-Roasted Curried Pork Loin on Green Lentils with Sauteed Apples; Veggie Curry Burger.
- KQED Life: Mon, Mar 17, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Charcuterie 101 (#221) Duration: 28:20 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Charcuterie, the French version of antipasti, may sound a bit highfalutin, but there's nothing easier and trendier than putting together a great charcuterie platter for your guests. Chef Keller shows how to select ingredients from a delicatessen or by making them from scratch. Recipes: Savory Turkey Sausage; Pickled Vegetables; Charcuterie Platter.
- KQED Life: Tue, Mar 18, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Simply Shrimp (#222) Duration: 27:27 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller teaches shrimp basics by demonstrating a rub, a stock, a sauce, and a great technique for wrapping shrimp in zucchini. The second recipe is a refreshingly unique ceviche with a twist that includes both shrimp and salmon. Recipes: Zucchini Wrapped Barbecued Shrimp; Shrimp and Salmon Ceviche.
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Home-Smoking Made Easy (#223) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
After showing the professional restaurant smoker used in his restaurants, Chef Keller goes on to demonstrate how home cooks can easily smoke foods at home with an inexpensive smoking pan. The results are wonderfully juicy foods laced with the irresistible flavor of smoke. Recipes: Smoked Trout; Smoked Trout Salad; Smoked Cornish Game Hens.
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 20, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Pepper It Up (#224) Duration: 28:22 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
There's a great variety of peppercorns available today: red, pink, green, white, black, just to name a few. Chef Keller deciphers the different varieties and uses them to create new dimensions of flavors in some unforgettable dishes. Recipes: Peppered Salmon Roulade; Steak au Poivre with Mathurini Sauce; Peppered Burger.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 21, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Verrine (#225) Duration: 28:27 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller presents the current culinary rage in France called verrine, or serving foods in different shaped glasses. It's both practical and beautiful, allowing guests to easily carry their food at a gathering. He's making everything from salad to dessert and serving them up in some pretty spectacular presentations. Recipes: Pasta Salad with Pear, Mache Tomato-Zucchini Verrine; Croque Monsieur; Mascarpone-Pineapple Parfait; Chocolate Verrine for a Crowd.
- KQED Life: Mon, Mar 24, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Salads The French Way (#302) Duration: 28:20 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller creates the kind of wonderful and enticing salads you will find in bistros and brasseries throughout France. Recipes: Mixed Green Salad with Pear, Almonds and Cheese Filled Baked Potato; Spinach Salad with Poached Egg and Polenta Croutons.
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 26, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Brioche Made Easy (#303) Duration: 28:48 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller demonstrates why pastry chefs revere brioche, with its buttery taste and flaky texture. After showing a basic recipe for this French classic, he creates two mouth-watering variations. Recipes: Basic Brioche Dough; Brioche with Garlic Saucisson; Brioche Buns with Walnuts, Bacon and Onions.
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 27, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Easy Frozen Desserts (#304) Duration: 28:18 STEREO TVG
Two great frozen desserts are on the menu today including a delicious chocolate sorbet and a fruity, raspberry frozen yogurt. Recipes: Chocolate Sorbet in White Chocolate Cups; Raspberry Frozen Yogurt.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 28, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Ceviche Around The World (#305) Duration: 26:56 STEREO TVG
Spice up any party with refreshing, healthy and easy-to-prepare ceviche, marinated seafood salads that originated in South America. Using 3 different fishes and flavor combinations, Chef Keller creates a mouth-watering assortment. Recipes: Asian-Flavored Tuna Ceviche; Japanese Ceviche with Halibut; Spanish-Flavored Salmon Ceviche.
- KQED Life: Mon, Mar 31, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Beef Bourguignon (#306) Duration: 26:01 STEREO TVG
Thanks to Julia Childs, Beef Bourguignon is probably the most famous French dish in the world. Chef Keller adds some terrific twists to this well-loved dish, and then creates a unique variation. Recipes: Hubert Keller's Beef Bourguignon.
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Seafood Sliders (#307) Duration: 28:15 STEREO TVG
With sliders all the rage these days, Chef Keller moves outside the slider beef box and creates 3 fabulous and unique sliders that are perfect for entertaining. Recipes: Double Salmon Slider with Mustard-Dill Sauce; Scallop Sliders with Bacon and Grilled Tomatoes; Chicken Slider with Red Pepper Piperade.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Small Bites, Big Flavors (#308) Duration: 27:09 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller recreates two of the most popular dishes from his Fleur restaurant in Las Vegas, including an innovative way of cooking steak on hot rocks. Recipes: Crab & Avocado Sphere with Watermelon Gazpacho; Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimmichurri Sauce.
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Signature Burgers (#309) Duration: 27:45 STEREO TVG
Today's menu comes from The Burger Bar and includes Chef Keller's signature Buffalo Burger with his secret recipe for a very special red wine sauce. On the side is a recipe for some crunchy, juicy homemade onion rings. Recipes: Buffalo Burger; Beer-Battered Onion Rings with Spicy Aioli.
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Treasures of Provence: Eggplant & Tomatoes (#310H) Duration: 28:42 TVG
Inspired by the cooking of Provence, Chef Keller creates some fabulous dishes with the classic combination of eggplant and tomatoes, including a show-stopping stack. Recipes: Poor Man's Caviar; Eggplant, Pepper & Goat Cheese Stack.
Beef Wellington (#311H) Duration: 28:59 TVG
Chef Keller prepares his favorite holiday dinner main course: Beef Wellington, a French classic that never goes out of style along with a delicious and colorful vegetable stew. Recipes: Beef Wellington; Sauteed Vegetables with String Beans and Shiitakes.
Halibut Two Ways (#312) Duration: 28:56 STEREO TVG
Chefs love halibut for its versatility and hearty texture. Today, Chef Keller makes it two ways - one with red wine and one with white. Recipes: Grilled Halibut in Barigoule (Artichoke Wine Broth); Red Wine Braised Halibut on a Bed of Endives and Mushrooms.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Fruit Tarts (#313) Duration: 28:56 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller makes two, French-style fruit tarts, starting with an easy-to-make pear tart similar to the ones made by home cooks. He then makes a stunning Tartes Aux Fruites, the renowned classic found in bakeries throughout France. Recipes: Poached Pear Tart with Rum-Flavored Almond Cream; Tartes aux Fruites Recipes.
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Veal for a Special Occasion (#314) Duration: 28:18 STEREO TVG
Most French chefs love veal for its tender texture and delicate flavor, and Chef Keller is no exception. Today he's making a veal loin and stuffing it with pancetta, sweetbreads and pistachios. Dessert is a rich espresso drowned in ice cream. Recipes: Veal Loin Stuffed with Pancetta, Pistachios and Sweetbreads, Affogato
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Osso Bucco: Keller Style (#315) Duration: 28:41 STEREO TVG
Turning even Italian heads, Chef Keller continues his veal class with a hearty Osso Bucco made With a whole shank and root vegetables for a unique, dramatic and delicious result. Recipes: Osso Bucco, Glazed Vegetable Stew, Apple Tart Tatin
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
French-Style Fruit Tarts (#316) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller makes two, French-style fruit tarts, starting with a home-style, quick pear tart. Then it is renowned classic, the Tarte aux Fruits just like the ones found in bakeries throughout France. Recipes: Poached Pear Tart with Rum-Flavored Almond Cream, Tarte aux Fruits
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Vegetarian Favorites (#317) Duration: 28:45 STEREO TVG
It's a vegetarian feast, starting with a classic French potato pie filled with shallots, swiss cheese and a hearty dose of fresh herbs. Then it's a dessert that is both healthy and decadent. Recipes: Alsatian Potato Pie, Chocolate Quinoa Mousse
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Stack It with Style (#318) Duration: 27:38 STEREO TVG
On today's show, Chef Keller shows how to add great pizzazz to food presentations by creating Beautiful stacks. First, he's pairing corn pancakes with two different kinds of salmon plus a dab of caviar. His second stack includes crab, avocado and tomato. Recipes: Corn Pancakes and Seafood Stacks, Avocado, Crab, and Tomato Stacks
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Coq Au Vin (#319) Duration: 28:36 STEREO TVG
From Chef Keller's classic repertoire comes Coq au Vin, the signature dish of many French bistros which is braised in rich red wine along with mushrooms and onions. Dessert is another classic: a Mille-feuille (Napoleon) layered with pastry cream, berries, and some delicate puff pastry. Recipes: Coq au Vin, Mille-feuille (Napoleon)
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Fleur Tastings (#320) Duration: 28:02 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller shows how to pack lots of punch and great flavors into small plates with three popular dishes from his restaurant, Fleur. Recipes: Tuna Tacos Slow-Cooked Smoky Baby Ribs, Beef Tartare
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Burgers from a Master (#321) Duration: 25:54 STEREO TVG
It's two special burgers from the Burger Bar, including a unique slider pairing buffalo meat and some succulent crab followed by a BLT burger made with turkey meat and topped with a spicy aioli. Recipes: Buffalo Surf and Turf Slider, BLT Turkey Burger
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Demystifying Duck Confit (#322) Duration: 27:30 STEREO TVG
Many people love eating duck confit with its super succulent texture and flavor, but never tried to make it. Chef Keller shows us how to make it step-by-step at home and then uses the meat to create a beautiful terrine. Recipes: Duck Confit, Duck and Pork Terrine with Pistachios
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Sandwiches from Master Chefs (Part 1) (#323) Duration: 25:08 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller asks his chef friends to create their favorite sandwiches. Chef Vincent Poussel of the famed Auerole restaurant in Las Vegas makes an unforgettable ham and cheese with home-cured ham on kalamata olive bread. Two-star Michelin Chef Julian Serrano uses chorizo and saffron aioli to spice up an egg sandwich. Recipes: Home-Cured Ham and Cheese on Kalamata Olive Bread, Fried-Egg Sandwich with Chorizo, Padron Peppers and Saffron Aioli
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Sandwiches from Master Chefs (Part 2) (#324) Duration: 28:03 STEREO TVG
Today's show includes more great sandwiches from Chef Keller's master chef friends. First Rick Moonen makes a scrumptious sloppy joe with catfish and his own, very special barbecue sauce. Then star chef Shawn McClain takes burgers to a new level by combining Wagyu beef, short rib meat, goat cheese, and an artichoke-ham relish. Recipes: Rick Moonen's Catfish Sloppy Joe, Shawn McClain's Mediterranean Burger
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Romantic Feast (Part 1) (#325) Duration: 28:09 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller makes the ultimate romantic dinner, starting with parsnip blinis, thin delicate pancakes topped with sour cream and caviar. Then it's a stunning version of lobster thermidor with a silky, creamy filling of lobster and vegetables. Recipes: Parsnip Blini, Lobster Thermidor
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Romantic Feast (Part 2) (#326) Duration: 28:27 STEREO TVG
Next is the main course on Chef Keller's romantic dinner: a tender, succulent rack of lamb wrapped in a vegetable ragout and served with a mushroom polenta. Dessert is a decadent warm chocolate tart made with a dash of orange liqueur. Recipes: Rack of Lamb Wrapped in Vegetable Ragout, Warm Chocolate Tart
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 29, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
The Great Pies of France (#201) Duration: 28:39 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Luscious, savory pies have long been the hallmark of great French home cooking. Chef Keller presents some blue-ribbon winners that use flavors and aromas that take you right into the heart of France. Recipes: Alsatian Onion Pie; Pissaladerie; Tarte Flambee Alsaciene.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 30, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder