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Joanne Weir's Plates and Places

Joanne Weir's Plates and Places

Take a culinary journey with Joanne Weir through some of the most flavorful destinations in the world. In 13 brand new episodes of 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. Exploring the destinations, meeting the local people, and cooking with great ingredients which have inspired Joanne through the years, PLATES AND PLACES is a first class ticket to your own exhilarating culinary adventures.

Latest Episodes

Joanne takes you to a hilltop in the spectacular Eastern Washington Mountains to cook an amazing beef tenderloin and cabernet-inspired feast. Back in her home kitchen, she makes a tangy dry rubbed flank steak with charred tomatoes and corn salsa. Recipes: Potato rosemary harvest bread; beef tenderloin roulade with pistachio, parsley and lemon zest; roasted harvest vegetables; dry rub steaks with charred tomato and corn salsa; grilled steak, potato and herb salad.

Joanne takes you right to the source of one of her favorite ingredients: caviar. She visits a sustainable caviar farm in Northern California for a reserve tasting, and sees their modern techniques for raising this classic delicacy. Back in her home kitchen, she shows how to elevate several recipes with this extravagant ingredient. Recipes: Celebration pizza with smoked salmon and caviar; devilish eggs with caviar.

Travel to La Maison Christian in Strasbourg, France to make chocolate truffles with owner Christophe Meyer, and then visit Heidelberg, Germany to taste some of their finest chocolates. Back in Joanne's kitchen, she makes a luscious chocolate tart and a perfect late night snack. Recipes: Chocolate hazelnut tart; salted bittersweet chocolate pot de creme.

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Wed Jul 24th, 8:30am
Wed Jul 24th, 2:30pm

Join Joanne as she travels the world, in search of the perfect cookie in Amsterdam, Riquewihr, France, the Greek islands, Italy, and back in San Francisco, where she makes an ice cream sandwich. Recipes: Stroopwafel cookies; Aglaia's almond cookies; Sbrisolona; Coconut macaroons; Burnt caramel ice cream sandwiches.

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Wed Aug 21st, 8:30am
Wed Aug 21st, 2:30pm

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.

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Sun Aug 25th, 8:30am

Today we're going to the source to visit some Berber women just outside Marrakech who learn the fine art of making couscous like the women from Morocco have made for generations. Back home in San Francisco, Joanne makes traditional couscous, a couscous salad and a couscous desert. Recipes: Four-step traditional couscous; Couscous, chickpea, lemon and ginger salad; Orange blossom water, honey, dried apricots, istachio and couscous dessert .

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