Joanne Weir Gets Fresh
This series features the award-winning and internationally admired cooking teacher, author, restaurateur and television personality. Joanne Weir uses her vast culinary experience and relaxed, down-to-earth approach to help viewers create healthy meals while highlighting the unique and vibrant flavors of fresh ingredients.
Departing from the format of previous shows, Joanne, who loves to travel, wanted to share this part of her adventuresome life with the viewer. From the cold waters of Alaska and the farms and orchards of California's Central Valley, to the bustling culinary hot spots of San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston, Joanne takes viewers on a quest to find the perfect ingredient. Each show sparkles with her reflections, practical insights, and love of adventure. Sometimes humorous, often personal, Joanne's mission is clear: that each of us can learn to create and improvise meals from an ever-changing wealth of fresh, market ingredients - and that in the end, the viewer, too will "get fresh."
Salads (#203H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Joanne loves salads because the possible combinations of ingredients are endless. Today she's going to think outside the bowl with salads. Joanne and her team will go to La Nebbia, a prosciutteria in San Francisco, and Green String Farm with Bob Canard in Sonoma, California. With her student Lila in tow, they'll make an amazing PLT salad with prosciutto, mixed greens, and croutons, and a smoked black cod and apple slaw. So, join them as they get creative with salads.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 1:30pm
Alliums (#204H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
If Joanne were stranded on a desert island and could only choose one vegetable, it would be onions. She would be literally lost without them! Today she's visiting McEvoy Olive Ranch in Western Marin County, and with her student Bridget, they'll make grilled coriander and cardamom dusted scallops, and farro risotto with caramelized onions and crisp shallots. Join them as they celebrate Alliums.
- KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Moroccan Detour (#212H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
You know how it is when you travel - you come home inspired by new ideas. Today she's going on a Moroccan detour. With her student Gina, they'll make chicken tagine with tomatoes and preserved lemon, walnut charmoula, and heirloom black rice, and they'll end with a sparkling cocktail. Come join them on a spicy Moroccan culinary journey.
Nuts (#205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Joanne has a lot of nuts in her life, and feels she's much better for it. Nuts and seeds are a super easy way to keep your cooking fresh and creative. Today they're going to go to Taku Inlet in Alaska to fish for salmon, and then onto a California walnut farm. With her student Heather, together they'll make nut-crusted salmon, basmati rice with citrus, and a fabulous Nutella fondue with fresh ferries. Join them as they get nutty!
- KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Mushrooms Italian-Style (#210H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Italian cuisine is one of Joanne's favorite go-to's for cooking. She loves it so much because in Italy they take the freshest ingredients and cook them at the peak of the season. In this episode, they're going to visit an Italian market, and then with her student Katy, they're going to make a super easy mushroom pizza with Montasio and gorgonzola cheeses. Then they're going to get down to earth with a beef tenderloin stuffed with wild mushrooms. Join her as she travels through the heart and soul of Italy.
Fresh Bread (#111H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
One of Joanne's favorite simple pleasures in life is toasted bread and melted cheese. In this episode entirely dedicated to bread and sandwiches, Joanne treats viewers to a trip to Della Fattoria bakery in Petaluma, and teaches her student how to make a Piadina Salmon Melt and a "Not Your Mother's Grilled Cheese" Sandwich. Recipes: Piadina Salmon Melt, Not Your Mother's Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Pullman Bread. Student: Lila Hood.
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me
Hearty Greens (#206H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Growing up, Joanne spent many hours in her grandparents' garden. You can't get more fresh than a farm, so they're going to Beet Generation Farm to hang out with a new generation of organic farmers, and then to an Italian market. With their greens, Joanne and her student Geoff will make a dandelion, dale and kumquat salad with Marrakech spiced walnuts, and then grilled broccoli rabe wrapped in prosciutto. Come join them down on the farm.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Flavor Punch (#207H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
When Joanne buys a perfect fillet of salmon, she loves to punch things up with fresh ingredients. Today she's going to Green String Farm in Northern California, then to meet her mentor at Chez Panisse and The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, California. With her student Santosh, they're going to make one of Joanne's absolute favorite salads - a little gem salad with green goddess dressing, pickled cucumbers, and then horseradish-crusted salmon, and finally dilled cucumbers with creme fraiche. These fresh, punchy flavors make for a fantastic meal.
- KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Crab (#213H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
What is the most over-the-top thing that you have ever tasted? For her, it's king crab straight from the source. She visits Tracy's Crab Shack in Juneau, Alaska. With her student Lauren, they'll make risotto Rosa with king crab with citrus gastrique, and a rhubarb crostata. Join them as they make a truly one-of-a-kind meal.
Citrus Three Ways (#208H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Joanne has always wanted to do a cooking show where you don't cook. And fresh citrus is the key! She'll start by going to her restaurant Copita, and then to a citrus orchard in Yountville, California. With her student Kit, they'll make pomegranate kumquat and blood orange ceviche, followed by a citrus salsa. She's going to cheat a little bit by grilling some shrimp, and then oven-roasting quinoa. And for dessert: a refreshing citrus sorbet. Get ready to pucker up and get fresh.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Copita Inspired (#211H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The vibrant soul of Mexican cooking has truly captured Joanne's heart and transformed the way she cooks. So today they're going to explore bright Mexican flavors. She goes to her restaurant Copita to meet Gonzalo, an amazing chef, and hang out in her organic garden. With her student Reggie, they're going to make Sausalito watercress and avocado salad, chicken with vinegar and tomatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, and Micheladas, a popular and spicy Mexican drink. Join her as they explore the soulful and vibrant flavors of Mexico.
Fresh Beans (#112H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Joanne's mother passed down her passion of beans to her, so in this episode Joanne will take us to one of her favorite farms to pick some fresh beans. She'll also travel to an Alaskan Salmon hatchery, and then show her student how to prepare a Succotash and Maple-Mustard Glazed Cedar Plank Salmon dish. Recipes: Sweet Corn and Shell Bean Succotash, Cedar Plank Salmon with Maple-Mustard Glaze. Student: Elizabeth "Libby" Batzel
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me
Roots (#209H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Joanne loves to sit in front of the fire on long, lazy winter afternoons. These are perfect dishes to put in the oven and then curl up with a good book. But first, she's going to a cider manufacturer in Healdsburg, California. Then, with her friend Evan, they're going to make Za'atar-roasted chicken with root vegetable mash, and a mint cider cocktail. This is the perfect kind of comfort food to chase away the winter blues.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Peppers (#214H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
"Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers." Try saying that three times fast. Today they're going to cook with a variety of different types of peppers and delicious Italian cheeses to create some amazing dishes. She's going to a wonderful Italian market, and with her student Melissa, they'll make simple pan-roasted Padron peppers with Marcona almonds and Grana Padano, butternut squash and Poblano Gratin, and an amazing pork tenderloin with Marash butter. You will love learning how to cook with fresh, flavorful peppers.
Slow Food (#113H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Joanne slows things down and shows us how to get two courses out of one slow cooked meal. After visiting a unique butcher shop that uses the whole animal, she'll teach her student how to braise a chuck roast with tomatoes and red wine - perfect Italian comfort food, slow and fresh. Recipes: Braised Beef Served in 2 Courses: Ragu with Pasta and Sliced Roast Beef; Long Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes Student: Geoff Rubendall.
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me
Herbs (#215H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Joanne grew her first garden when she was a freshmen in college. All she had room for was a tiny herb garden on her windowsill, but boy, did that little garden inspire her to cook. Today she's going to Taku Inlet in Alaska where they'll fish for sockeye salmon, and with her student Santosh, they are going to make a slow roasted side of salmon, paired with a fresh herb salad with basil, arugula, parsley, mint, and cilantro, with a lemon vinaigrette. And finally for dessert, peach and basil ice pops. There is nothing that gives you more fresh flavors than cooking with herbs.
Summer Squash (#114H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
In this special episode, Joanne takes us on a visit to her longtime friend and mentor Alice Water's Edible Schoolyard Project. We'll see what kind of work Alice is doing to give back to children, along with learning alongside Joanne's student how to make a fresh Farmer's Market Risotto with Squash Blossoms and Halibut Skewers with Pistachio-Mint Salsa. Recipes: Farmer's Market Risotto with Squash Blossoms, Grilled Halibut with Squash Ribbons, Pistachio-mint Salsa Student: Ali Levesque.
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me
Brassicas (#101H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Joanne shines a light on winter vegetables, which often take a back seat to their summertime counterparts. She'll also take us to a butcher chop called Thistle Meats, and stop by a quintessential Italian market. With her student, she'll show how to make Broccoli Soup with Prosciutto Crisps, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Anchoiade, and Herb Grilled Lamb Chops. Recipes: Broccoli Soup with Prosciutto di San Daniele Crisps, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Mint Anchoiade, Herb Grilled Lamb Chops. Student: Sarah Van Patten.
Fresh Dairy (#102H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Joanne takes us to a classic Italian trattoria called Poggio, where Chef Ben will show us how to make fresh mozzarella. To complement the freshly made cheese, Joanne will visit an amazing fig orchard in Yountville, and then incorporate cheese and figs in her cooking lesson, making Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Goat Cheese, amongst other dishes. Recipes: Grilled Prosciutto di Parma Wrapped Figs stuffed with Goat Cheese, Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Green Caprese Salad. Student: Reggie Wooden.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Tomatoes (#115H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
If Joanne had to pick one fruit or vegetable to be best friends with, it would be a simple, fresh tomato. Join her as she travels to Dirty Girl Produce farms and makes Fried Green Tomatoes and Bloody Marys with her student. Recipes: Fried Green Tomatoes with Red Tomato Mayonnaise, Bloody Maria with Fresh-pressed Tomato Juice and Muddled Serrano Student: Charles Baldwin.
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me
Spring Vegetables (#103H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
After a long cold winter, Joanne shares her excitement about green spring vegetables and herbs. She'll incorporate those incredibly fresh ingredients into her cooking lessons with her student, preparing a Spring Panzanella Salad and a Rosemary Skewered Skirt Steak. Recipes: Spring Panzanella, Rosemary Skewered Skirt Steak with Lemon-herb Gremolata, Jasmine Rice with Lemon Zest. Student: Ali Levesque.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 31, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me