Joanne Weir's Plates and Places

Journey with Joanne Weir as she embarks on a global quest to find the key ingredient to extraordinary dishes: inspiration!

Joanne’s curious nature and passion for good food take her on thrilling culinary adventures — from preparing a luscious tangia in an underground oven in exotic Marrakech to creating the perfect risotto from a rice-grower in Italy to mastering the time-honored art of cooking lamb on the Greek island of Kea. In each episode, Joanne and her guests demystify harissa, preserved lemons and white balsamic vinegar and other ingredients that can add vibrant new flavors to your home cooking. Closer to home, Joanne finds these ingredients at local markets and farms and, together with her students, gives them a tasty twist in her San Francisco kitchen.

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Joanne Weir

Joanne Weir

Awarded the first IACP Julia Child Cooking Teacher Award of Excellence, Joanne Weir shares a lifetime of experience that flavors everything she touches.

Risotto

Episode #101 · Attend a cooking class in the Veneto, Italy with Joanne and her students as they create a two-course meal featuring the region's famous Amarone wine and explore one of the region's most historic rice mills. Back home in San Francisco, Joanne makes risotto with Amarone wine and radicchio and demonstrates extruded pasta. Recipes: Amarone and radicchio risotto; Extruded rigatoni; Beef braised in two courses.

It's All Greek to Me

Episode #102 · 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.

Tangia

Episode #103 · Journey to Morocco with Joanne and her students as they learn first-hand how to make this humble yet delicious Moroccan stew called a tangia. Back in her California kitchen, we learn how to make a modern chicken tangia. Learn to make the quintessential Moroccan bread. Recipes: Traditional lamb tangia; Modern chicken tangia with dried cherries and almonds; Khobz bread.

Cookies

Episode #104 · 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.

You Say Tomato

Episode #105 · Join Joanne as she travels to Parma, Italy to learn about the exceptional Italian tomato, and then brings them to her villa kitchen in Verona to make a comforting meal with her students. Back in her San Francisco kitchen, she makes tomato corn chowder and eggs in purgatory. Recipes: Chicken pastissada with polenta; Tomato corn chowder; Eggs in purgatory.

Olives

Episode #106 · Join Joanne and group of food bloggers in the California wine county to learn about olives and cook up an olive themed dinner. Recipes: Fried olives; Olive and dried fig tapenade; Warm marinated olives; Pissaladiere; Chickpea, herb and olive salad Provencal; Roast side of salmon with olive salsa verde; Olive oil cake.

For The Love of Figs

Episode #107 · 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.

Taste of Alsace

Episode #108 · Experience Alsace, France as Joanne explores the quaint and picturesque town of Riquewihr and learns about Alsatian tarts, pretzels and one of her favorite food wines, Riesling. Recipes: Maldon salt pretzels; Tarte flambe.

Moroccan Salads

Episode #109 · 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.

The Greek Kitchen

Episode #110 · Travel to the tiny Island of Kea in Greece to learn all about moussaka and skordalia. Back home in Joanne's San Francisco kitchen, she makes a Joanne's skordalia and her pastitsio. Recipes: Moussaka; Skordalia with spinach and walnuts; Pastitsio.

Pasta from Scratch

Episode #111 · Join Joanne as she travels to Antica Locanda Sul Mincio with her students to enjoy a seven-course tortaloni banquet and then returns to master the fine art of making homemade tortaloni. In her studio kitchen, she makes red pepper linguine with clams as well as rolls some special herb pappardelle. Recipes: Tortaloni; Spinach pasta: ravioli with tomatoes and basil; Red pepper linguine saffron, paprika, cayenne, clams, and tomato; Pappardelle with herbs.

Cooking In Strasbourg

Episode #112 · 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.

Couscous

Episode #113 · 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 .