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Giant Meatballs with Ricotta

Ground meat is as accessible as it is economical. In this episode, Martha uses it in her mother’s meatloaf, and butcher Pat LaFrieda joins Martha to make sweet and hot Italian-style pork sausage. Martha custom-blends ground meats for burgers and cooks giant meatballs with ricotta. Each of these recipes is guaranteed to please family and friends alike. Serves 8 Ingredients Olive oil, for baking sheet 3 cups (1/2-inch pieces) […]

Kevin Dundon’s Back to Basics

Irish chef demonstrates how easy and straight forward cooking can be without using an abundance of convenience foods. From poaching eggs to mastering a soufflé to a lesson on how to joint a chicken, Dundon breaks down the basics for even the most novice home cook. The chef also takes viewers to the source of […]

How To Cook Well with Rory O’Connell

Rory O’Connell is probably Ireland’s most experienced cookery teacher – he has been teaching people how to cook for more than 30 years, having co-founded the Ballymaloe Cookery School with his sister, Darina Allen. And in this brand new series, Rory introduces the timeless, classic, and essential techniques, which every cook needs to understand and […]

Nicoise Salad

French bistro classics from Martha Stewart’s Cooking School… Join Martha as she re-creates four French bistro recipes you can make at home, including lamb navarin, Niçoise salad, croque monsieur, and celery-root remoulade. Serves 8 Ingredients 2/3 cup olive oil, plus more for tuna Juice of 2 lemons 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 shallot, finely chopped […]

Quick-Braised Greens with Bacon and Sweet Onions

Aida updates her favorite Southern dishes by making them lighter and more flavorful. Get ready to sink your forks into Pork Tenderloin With Apple Cider Reduction, Roasted Sweet Potates With Pecans and Spiced Maple Butter and Quick-Braised Collard Greens With Bacon and Sweet Onions. Yield: 4 to 6 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: […]

Savoury Tart with Silver Beet

One of my favourite spring classics is pizza rustica, a savoury pie. It’s made with ricotta, pecorino, eggs and silverbeet. SERVES: 6-8 PREPARATION: 20MIN COOKING: 40MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 2 cups plain flour 75 ml of extra-virgin olive oil 3 tbsp white wine pinch of salt 3-3½ tbsp of cold water 1 egg mixed with 2 […]

Italian baked ricotta cheesecake

The people of Abruzzo seldom indulge in lavish cakes or pastries, but when the occasion calls for it, home cooks often draw on the region’s ancient recipe for fiadone cake. Essentially an Italian cheesecake made from eggs, ricotta and lemon, this specialty is encased in a basic pastry dough, which keeps the cheese mixture soft […]

Braised Turkey Legs

Martha offers a primer on turkey and shares her recipes for turkey 101, roasted turkey in parchment paper, braised turkey legs, and roasted rolled turkey breast with herbs, all sure to be year-round favorites. Ingredients 2 turkey legs (from one 15 to 16 pound turkey), about 4 1/2 pounds Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil […]

Fried Oyster Po’Boys

Sandwiches are a mainstay on nearly every menu across the country. In this episode, Martha reimagines five classics: roasted chicken club, po’boy, muffuletta, breakfast egg sandwich, and the classic Reuben. Easy to make and portable, they’ll inspire you to make each of them. Ingredients 1 cup buttermilk ¼ teaspoon Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 48 freshly shucked oysters, drained 1 cup corn meal 1 […]

Sweet Sausage and Three Cheese Lasagna

Lasagna is one of the most beloved Italian dishes and Aida shares two of her favorite recipes. First, her family’s Sweet Sausage and Three Cheese Lasagna. Then a unique Pesto Lasagna that everyone will love. Yield: 12 to 15 servings/10 cups sauce Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 85 minutes InActive Prep Time: 20 minutes […]

Sponge cakes from Castebottaccio

Silvia and her mother set about making sponge cakes that resemble little peaches, thanks to a reddish liqueur called alchermes. MAKES: 10 PREPARATION: 20MIN COOKING: 35MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 2eggs ⅔ cup(150 g) caster sugar 80 g softened butter cut into cubes 2⅔ cups(400 g) self-raising flour, sifted 4tbsp milk 1 tsp vanilla paste or […]

Zucchini gratin

An impressive recipe of hollowed and stuffed zucchinis. The filling is made up of breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic and cheese. Vegetarians and omnivores will love them. MAKES: 8 PREPARATION: 15MIN COOKING: 35MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 3 cups(210 g) fresh breadcrumbs (preferably homemade – see Note) 2 cups(160 g) grated pecorino or parmigiano 1clove garlic, finely […]

French Mushroom Soup

Martha sheds light on the world of mushrooms and makes four fantastic recipes: savory buckwheat crepes with mushroom filling, a vegetarian mushroom ragù, French mushroom soup, and a modern-day mushroom risotto. You’ll be inspired to prepare her tasty recipes—for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Serves: 12 Ingredients 1/2 cup minced onion ½ cup unsalted butter 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour 12 cups homemade chicken […]

Mini sheep skewers

Perfect for parties or outdoor picnics, you can prepare these skewers the day before. Just keep them in the fridge wrapped in butcher’s paper or baking paper until ready to barbecue. MAKES: 20-25 PREPARATION: 10MIN COOKING: 20MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 1 kg deboned sheep leg meat (use lamb if sheep meat is unavailable), cut […]

White wine unleavened bread

Signora Matilde taught me this recipe in Abruzzo, she let me in on another kitchen secret: it is better to accompany the act of cooking with a glass of chilled martini and lemon in hand. I have not abandoned the habit since! SERVES: 6 PREPARATION: 10MIN COOKING: 35MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 5⅓ cups(800 g) […]

Broken pasta and lentil soup

This is a great throw-together dish for when your cupboards and fridge are erring on the empty side. The pancetta, pecorino and thyme will infuse your soup with a great depth of flavour, while the lentils and pasta will ensure no-one walks away hungry! SERVES: 8 PREPARATION: 10MIN COOKING: 45MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 3 […]

Garam Masala Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

It’s the most asked question on Ask Aida — how to jazz up chicken? Aida’s got some simple and flavourful answers, including Pan Roasted Chicken With Oranges and Rosemary, and Roasted Garam Masala Chicken With Squash and Potatoes. On the side, an incredibly healthy and versatile dish: Cucumber-Bell Pepper Quinoa. Yield: 4 to 6 servings […]

Baked Potatoes

When you crave a steak, nothing beats a steakhouse dinner. In this episode, Martha makes five of her favorite menu items: a classic martini, baked stuffed clams, porterhouse steak with a compound butter, and creamed spinach and baked potatoes. They’re all guaranteed to satisfy a big appetite. Ingredients 4 large russet potatoes, scrubbed Sour cream, for serving (optional) Cooked and coarsely chopped […]

Lemon and ricotta ring cake

We normally turn to this recipe for a Sunday morning treat because it’s the perfect cake for dunking into coffee. It’s basically the love child of sponge and Madeira cakes. SERVES: 8 PREPARATION: 15MIN COOKING: 40MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 3 eggs 200 g caster sugar 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 170 g fresh […]

Sauteed lamb offal

In agriturismi (farmhouse restaurants) across Italy, you’ll find dishes such as this one. The fare is rustic, simple and made from local ingredients, often grown or bred onsite. For an authentic taste of cucina povera (peasant cooking), try sauteed lamb offal, flavoured with sage, marjoram and thyme. SERVES: 4 PREPARATION: 5MIN COOKING: 20MIN SKILL LEVEL: […]

Spelt ciabatta

Made from spelt and regular baker’s flour, this Italian loaf requires almost no kneading at all. The trick is leaving your dough to prove in the fridge for 6-8 hours. Prepare the mix before going to bed, then pop it in the oven when you wake and enjoy fresh, crispy bread for breakfast. Bellissimo! MAKES: […]

Homemade pasta squares with fish stew

In this rustic Italian dish, squid, scampi and barramundi shine in a sea of tomato and red wine sauce. The addition of homemade pasta takes the seafood stew from scrumptious to seriously satisfying. SERVES: 4 PREPARATION: 25MIN COOKING: 35MIN SKILL LEVEL: MID Ingredients 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1small brown onion, chopped 1clove garlic, chopped […]

Poached COD with Tomatoes

Looking for the quickest, easiest way to get dinner on the table? Watch as Martha makes four one-pot meals: stove-top clambake, risotto with shrimp and herbs, poached cod with tomatoes, and arroz con pollo. Each is a fuss-free meal and a cinch to clean up. Serves 4 Ingredients 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1/2 medium red onion, very thinly sliced 2 cups cherry tomatoes, […]

Cilantro Rice

Save a trip to the restaurant by preparing Aida’s easy and delicious, spicy Mexican-inspired dishes. The menu includes Quesadillas With Jack and Spicy Saute, Roast Pork Loin With Sour Citrus Sauce and Cilantro Rice. Yield: 6 to 8 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 22 minutes InActive Prep Time: 5 minutes Ease of Preparation: […]

Homemade ricotta

Ricotta isn’t technically a cheese, it’s a cheesemaking by-product. Here is a recipe for fresh ricotta, that’s perfect served warm with toast or drizzled with runny honey or grape must. MAKES: 250 g PREPARATION:10MIN COOKING:15MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 1.5 litres full-fat milk 1 litre whey 2 tbsp lemon juice pinch of salt flakes Instructions […]

Wine-drenched peaches with mascarpone cream

This stonefruit-studded dessert is ideal in summer. When soaked in white wine, lemon zest and thyme, the peaches develop a beautiful depth of flavour, cleverly complementing the lightness and simplicity of mascarpone cream. SERVES: 4 PREPARATION: 15MIN COOKING: 5MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 4 white or yellow peaches finely grated zest of 1 lemon 2–3 […]

Stale bread and pecorino dumplings

Stale bread dumplings mightn’t sound too appetising, but these soft and cheesy balls – swimming in a rich tomato sauce – are an absolute delight. Comfort food at its finest, these dumplings would also work well in meaty braises or vegetable soup. SERVES: 4 PREPARATION: 10MIN COOKING: 35MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 3 tbsp extra […]

Octopus and potato salad

This seafood salad makes for a stunning antipasto or light lunch. Be sure to buy the freshest octopus possible to ensure its tender once cooked. SERVES: 4 PREPARATION: 20MIN COOKING: 1hr 10MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 1–1.5 kg octopus 100 ml white wine 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 1–2 bay leaves […]

Focaccia with stewed onion

Italians can’t let a day go by without bread. With this focaccia, you want to knead it until it’s nice, soft and sticky. After baking, it’s topped with stewed onions cooked in red wine. SERVES: 6 PREPARATION:15MIN COOKING: 25MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3red or brown onions, thinly sliced […]

Martha Stewart’s Cooking School

Martha Stewart, Emmy® Award-winning TV host, author and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, will conduct a culinary master class for American home cooks each week on MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL, a new series inspired by her best-selling book Martha Stewart’s Cooking School: Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook. In each 30-minute episode, Martha […]

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