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.
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: Thu, Oct 30, 2014 -- 11:00am
Remembering Paul Haeberlin (#407H) Duration: 28:28 TVG
Chef Keller takes us back to his days as an apprentice with one of France's greatest chefs, Paul Haeberlin of L'Auberge de L'Ill. He recreates a Haeberlin signature dish, the Salmon Souffle which is surprisingly easy to make at home. Recipes: Classic Salmon "Souffle"; Lamb in Hay; Winter Vegetable Ragout.
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, Nov 3, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Nov 4, 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, Nov 5, 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, Nov 6, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Cooking with Squab (#408H) Duration: 28:26 TVG
For the adventurous cook, squab is dark and richly flavored, while also tender and delicate to eat. Chef Keller makes squab with a savory veal filling and aromatic sauce. Dessert is a heavenly tartlet, perfumed with orange and lavender. Recipes: Marinated Squab Breasts en Crepinettes with Juniper and Red Wine Sauce; Orange Tartlets with Lavender Meringue.
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: Mon, Nov 10, 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: Tue, Nov 11, 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: Wed, Nov 12, 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: Thu, Nov 13, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Tomahawk Steak (#409H) Duration: 28:11 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller shows how to bring culinary drama to the table with a tomahawk steak, a succulent, bone-in, oversized rib eye, perfect for sharing and served with an authentic Bearnaise sauce. For a side, he prepares a Pommes Byron, a relatively unknown, but sinfully delicious and rich French potato treat. Recipes: Tomahawk Steak with Bearnaise sauce; Pommes Byron.
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: Mon, Nov 17, 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: Tue, Nov 18, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Treasures of Provence: Eggplant & Tomatoes (#310) Duration: 28:42 STEREO 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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Beef Wellington (#311) Duration: 28:59 STEREO 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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Summer Cooking (#410) Duration: 28:09 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller has some great ideas for light, summer cooking starting with Ancholade, the classic Provencal dip made with anchovies and garlic and served with raw vegetables. The main dish is a meaty and moist swordfish made with a delicious carrot sauce. Recipes: Anchoiade with Crudite Platter; Pepper-Flecked, Slow-Roasted Hawaiian Swordfish with a Cardamon-Carrot Coulis.
- KQED Life: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
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: Mon, Nov 24, 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: Tue, Nov 25, 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: Wed, Nov 26, 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: Thu, Nov 27, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Burrata Cheese: The New Favorite (#411) Duration: 28:30 STEREO TVG
For many cheese lovers, the latest obsession is burrata, a blend of mozzarella and cream that has a silky, fresh, creamy taste. Chef Keller presents creative ways for serving it. He's also serving up a refreshing and light desert of figs and blueberries Recipes: Burrata with Garden Pea Ice Cream, Pickled Cherry Tomatoes, and Spicy Paprika Oil; Figs & Blueberries in Citrus Broth.
- KQED Life: Fri, Nov 28, 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: Mon, Dec 1, 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: Tue, Dec 2, 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: Wed, Dec 3, 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: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Great Soups (#412) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
With a silky texture, irresistible fragrance, and unbeatable taste, Chef Keller's Onion Veloute Soup has been a star attraction on the menu at his restaurant Fleur since it opened and for good reason. He also makes another winning soup with roasted corn. Recipes: Onion Veloute Soup; Roasted Corn Soup.
- KQED Life: Fri, Dec 5, 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, Dec 8, 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, Dec 9, 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, Dec 10, 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, Dec 11, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Food Memories from Alsace (#413) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Alsatian favorites are on the menu today, including the Salad Vigneronne, a robust and refreshing salad found throughout the region. Then Chef Keller makes the Alsatian version of pizza, a Tarte Flambe with its creamy, rich topping and cracker-thin crust. Recipes: Salad Vigneronne; Traditional Tarte Flambe and Variations.
- KQED Life: Fri, Dec 12, 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: Mon, Dec 15, 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: Tue, Dec 16, 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: Wed, Dec 17, 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: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Sports Bar Favorites (#414) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller's idea of sports bar food includes chicken wings whose sweet, spicy, and salty flavors will leave your lips tingling followed by a luscious slider made with buffalo meat and blue cheese. Recipes: Nampol Meesa's Chicken Wings; Hubert Keller's Sliders; Fried Mac 'n Cheese Balls.
- KQED Life: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Short Rib Sensation (#202) Duration: 28:08 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller show how to transform an inexpensive cut of meat into an elegant show-stopper with his tried-and-true recipe for ultra-succulent short ribs. He then turns the leftovers into a hearty, chunky soup and a surprise burger. Recipes: Red Wine Braised Shortribs; Short Rib Soup with Mushrooms and Pearl Couscous; Short Rib Surprise Burger.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 22, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Party Perfect (#203) Duration: 28:21 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
When it comes to hors d'oeuvres, Chef Keller has his favorites - and his favorite ways to serve them. Today he reveals some show-stoppers that will definitely impress your guests. Recipes: Goat-Cheese Stuffed Mini Potatoes; Stuffed Cucumbers with Lump Crab Meat; Green Grape and Almond Gazpacho; Tuna Tartare.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 23, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Loving Lamb (#204) Duration: 28:06 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Lamb's richness and versatility delight the palates of foodies all over the world, but only if the right method of cooking is applied to the right cut of meat. Keller de-mystifies the art of cooking with lamb with a slow-cooked shank steeped in the flavors of France, followed by a cumin-scented rack of lamb. Recipes: Braised Lamb Shank Provencal; Cumin-Scented Rack of Lamb in a Honey-Red Wine Sauce.
- KQED Life: Wed, Dec 24, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Celebrating Salmon (#205) Duration: 28:12 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller serves up two very unique, mouth-watering ways to prepare salmon, starting with an exquisitely slow-roasted recipe that is all the rage at his San Francisco restaurant. Fleur de Lys, and finishing with a one-of-a-kind salmon burger injected with a silky smooth sauce. Recipes: Slow-Roasted Alaskan Salmon; Double Salmon Tartare Burger.
- KQED Life: Thu, Dec 25, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Modern French Cuisine (#415) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Chef Keller demonstrates two great recipes that show why he enjoys a reputation for lightening up French food without losing flavor. Recipes: Fresh Crab and Black Truffle Cappuccino; Buffalo New York Strip Steaks with Coffee-Spice Rub.
- KQED Life: Fri, Dec 26, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Mad About Apples (#206) Duration: 27:58 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller demonstrates delicious, apple-adorned recipes, starting with tantalizing pork chops smothered in an apple brandy sauce and finishing with an acclaimed family recipe straight from his father's patisserie in France. Recipes: Pork Chop with Sauteed Apples and Calvados Sauce; Henriis Apple Meringue Pie.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 29, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Chicken 'round The World (#207) Duration: 28:24 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chef Keller explores the flavors of the Mediterranean with the beautiful tradition of tagine. Next, he demonstrates a no-fail, French-inspired recipe for roasted chicken which includes a dramatic surprise ending. To complete this culinary tour, he uses classic Thai flavors in a hearty chicken burger. Recipes: Tagine of Chicken with Prunes, Honey & Almonds; Sleek Roaster Chicken with Rosemary, Parsnips & Fennel; Thai Chicken Burger.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 30, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder
Crowd-Pleasing Paella (#208) Duration: 27:07 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
In Spain, the centerpiece of entertaining is often a great paella surrounded by hearty eaters, great wine and animated conversation. Using an abundance of fresh seafood, Chef Keller shows us how to prepare this Spanish national treasure with a recipe from his friend, DJ Frenchy le Freak. Recipes: Hubert's Favorite Paella.
- KQED Life: Wed, Dec 31, 2014 -- 11:00am email reminder