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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

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.

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.

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 .

Joanne visits a California fig orchard and learns about both fresh and dried figs. Back in the kitchen, she makes spiked fig jam and a fig tart. Recipes: Goat cheese tart with figs and prosciutto; Fig jam with Armagnac.

Join Joanne and her students as they explore Greek food and culture on the island of Kea in Greece. Cook fish in fig leaves two ways and whip up two phyllo pies, one sweet and one savory. Recipes: Aglaia's spinach and leek pie; Honey semolina custard pie-galaktoboureko; Grilled fish in fig leaves; Fish in fig leaves with fig salsa.

Travel with Joanne and her students in Marrakech, Morocco to learn about Moroccan salads and experience the food and spectacle of the Marrakesh medina at night. Recipes: Beef kefta and garden salad; Three Moroccan salads: roasted beets, pistachios and cumin; Roasted carrots with sheep feta and orange; Cherry tomato, preserved lemon and roasted yellow peppers.

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