Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food by Joanne WeirFrom the beloved host and producer of PBS series Joanne Weirs Cooking Confidence and Joanne Weir Gets Fresh.
Chef, cooking instructor, and PBS television host Joanne Weir has inspired legions of home cooks with her signature California-Mediterranean cuisine and warm, engaging style. In Kitchen Gypsy, the James Beard Award-winning author offers a taste of the people, places, and flavors that have inspired her throughout the years.
With refreshing honesty and humor, Joanne shares the spark that led to her love of cooking, how she learned to taste and develop a palate, the meal that would forever change her life, her years working with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse during the beginning of the farm-to-table movement, and her continued travels teaching cooking classes the world over.
Throughout, she offers the cherished dishes and lessons that have shaped her culinary journey, from the 140-year-old Lighting Cake recipe handed down from her great-grandmother to the luxurious Beef Roulade with Mushrooms and Garlic perfected during her Master Chef training in France, and the approachable, globally-inspired dishes, like Fried Pork Belly Tacos and Autumn Salad with Figs and Pomegranate, that have made her a favorite of home cooks.
Lushly illustrated with full-color photographs, Kitchen Gypsy is both an inspirational cooking resource and an armchair read, offering recipes made to be shared and savored against the colorful backdrop of Weirs evocative writing.
Joanne Weir's Plates and Places
Visit Cologne, Germany with Joanne to taste mustard at a company that's been milling mustard since Watch Now. Take a culinary journey with Joanne Weir through some of the most flavorful destinations in the world. In "Joanne Weir's Plates and Places," Joanne goes on a quest to find the key ingredient needed to create extraordinary dishes: inspiration! Far beyond simply following recipes, she shares the lessons and stories behind them in each episode. Throughout this cinematic new series, Joanne's curious nature and passion for good food combine for a thrilling adventure. From discovering unique spice blends prepared by a shopkeeper in a Moroccan marketplace to learning how to create perfect risotto from a rice grower in Italy, Joanne's mission is clear: to create enticing meals using readily available ingredients, easy to grasp techniques and inspiration from people and cultures here at home and around the world.
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Join Joanne and her students as they travel down the Rhine River to visit Strasbourg in northern France. There, she learns about choucroute at the famous Maison de Tanneurs restaurant, and makes it in her river ship galley kitchen. Recipes: Sauerkraut with pork shoulder and sausages; Roasted beet salad with watercress and hazelnuts. Visit Cologne, Germany with Joanne to taste mustard at a company that's been milling mustard since Watch Now.
In Season 2, Joanne is clearly on a mission. Going beyond the recipes, she explores the traditions, techniques and stories behind some of her favorite dishes and adds their inspiration to new creations. From discovering aromatic fresh spices in the vibrant souks of Morocco to cruising the Rhine River to find an entire museum devoted to mustard, to preparing a simple, yet modern fish stew with a chef on the pristine island of Kea in Greece, Joanne shares inspiration from people and cultures from around the world. Ever the cooking teacher, Joanne brings the flavors home to make dishes with readily-available ingredients and techniques that are easy to grasp. Each episode is packed with fascinating detail, gorgeous scenery, and enticing flavors. Joanne travels to Marrakech, where she discovers a potter who makes a tagine pot large enough to serve ten! And then she joins her students to create individual tagines and fires up braziers to cook them outdoors.