MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL: Season 5: Arabian Gulf Edition
Airs Saturdays, April 29-May 27 & June 24-July 29 & Aug. 26 & Sept. 2, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Credit: Courtesy of Bobbi Lin
James Beard Award - Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location
Martha Stewart, Emmy® Award-winning TV host, author and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, conducts a culinary master class for American home cooks each week.
In this series, she demonstrates classic cooking techniques and basics. Using her signature step-by-step, how-to teaching process, she illustrates the building blocks of recipes everyone should know. Each episode features Martha’s tips and tricks, inspiring and educating home cooks everywhere.
Episode 1: "Arabian Gulf Breakfast" airs Saturday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Martha simplifies time-honored recipes to bring a Gulf-style breakfast to your table. She cooks up a feast of traditional dishes: khameer, a date-sweetened bread; shakshouka, a baked egg dish; jebabs, a distant cousin of pancakes; and balaleet, a delicious way to serve an omelet. They may sound unfamiliar, but they’re sure to become your new morning favorites.
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Arabian Gulf Breakfast
Episode 2: "Grilled Favorites" airs Saturday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m.
Get grilling with Martha as she introduces exotic flavors to your next cookout. In this episode, learn four techniques for cooking four different recipes – all using the grill – Arabian Gulf-style fish in banana leaves, date-glazed lamb chops, sea bass fillets with okra kebabs, and spatchcocked saffron chicken.
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Episode 3: "Stews Of The Arabian Gulf" airs Saturday, May 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Follow the flavor as Martha puts her spin on the stews of the Arabian Gulf. Each dish is layered with stick to your bones satisfaction. Arabian Gulf potpie, braised lamb shanks with okra, curried swordfish stew and red lentil vegetable stew…these slow cooked treasures offer nourishing comfort with ease.
Episode 4: "Breads" airs Saturday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Do you wish it were easier to make fresh home-baked bread everyday? Well … it is! Martha uses her expertise to adjust the old-school techniques of rustic bread baking to work in your kitchen. You can enjoy date flatbreads, fatout bread with seeds and raisin, coconut mandazi, and eggplant flatbread any time in your own home.
Episode 5: "Side Dishes" airs Saturday, May 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Looking to zest up your weeknight meal? Look no further, as Martha spices up everyday side dishes with the distinctive ingredients of the Gulf. Creamed coconut spinach, eggplant with herbs and yogurt, cauliflower salad with roasted chickpeas, and za’atar smashed potatoes – these four recipes will brighten any meal!
Episode 6: "Entertaining For A Crowd" airs Saturday, June 24 at 2:30 p.m.
The Arabian Gulf’s world-class hospitality is highlighted in this episode as Martha prepares flavor-packed favorites perfectly fit for a crowd. The menu features chicken kabsa, stuffed cabbage and spiced lamb chops, orzo risotto with wild mushrooms, and a sweet cake called kumajj.
Episode 7: "Dates" airs Saturday, July 1 at 2:30 p.m.
Dates are a cornerstone of Gulf cuisine. Explore the versatility of this world-famous ingredient through both savory and sweet dishes: date-stuffed baby eggplant, mackerel with date butter, chocolate-date pudding cake, and date truffles. Don’t forget to make a date with this super food!
Episode 8: "Kebabs" airs Saturday, July 8 at 2:30 p.m.
Kebabs are skewered meats cooked on the grill. Martha gets creative as she threads flavor-packed ingredients onto each skewer with pomegranate skirt steak kebabs; lamb kebabs with yogurt-mint sauce; beef, mushroom and millet kebabs; and saffron-yogurt chicken kebabs.
Episode 9: "Festive Occasions" airs Saturday, July 15 at 2:30 p.m.
A celebration of bold flavors can be found in the festive dishes of the Gulf. Follow along, step by step, as Martha teaches you the tricks to cooking these customary dishes: chicken machbous, al mansaf, beef biryani, and lamb ghouzi.
Episode 10: "Small Bites" airs Saturday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Let your taste buds travel to the Arabian Gulf with eye-popping, inspired small bites. Martha introduces four recipes bursting with flavor: crab croquettes, date pancakes, lamb dumplings, and an addictive fava bean dip. Let these hors d’oeuvres spruce up your next gathering.
Episode 11: "Coastal Favorites" airs Saturday, July 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Travel along the coast as Martha showcases the bounty of the Arabian Gulf. Each dish highlights the local catch: shrimp balls; chilled mussel salad; calamari with vermicelli, lemon and herbs; and fish with tamarind sauce.
Episode 12: "Sweets" airs Saturday, Aug. 26 at 2:30 p.m.
If you have a sweet tooth, this episode is made for you! Follow Martha on a sweet tour of the Gulf as she whips up sugar creations sure to please: beehive buns, semolina coconut cake, sesame caramels, and brûléed saffron custards.
Episode 13: "Cooking With Grains" airs Saturday, Sept. 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Martha sheds light on the world of grains and re-creates a traditional savory porridge while playing with preparations for kamut and roasted vegetables, mixed-grain pilaf with chicken, and herbed barley salad with dates. So, revive your grain game with Martha’s inspiration from the Arabian Gulf.
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