Oh, how we've waited for this - especially those of us who never had access to the Hallmark channel. It's a new Martha Stewart show featuring Martha doing what she does best: teaching. The show will debut this Sunday at 4 pm on most PBS stations across the U.S. and Canada. Some markets will debut the series the weekend of the 13th, so be sure to check your local PBS listings.
Martha was interviewed recently by the Daily News and shared some thoughts about the new series:
"It's a real teaching course, so you learn a lot. You'll know exactly what poaching is, what steaming is, what sautéing is, things that, if you know how to do, are so easy. You spend a lot of money going to college, so how about spending a little bit of time to make some really good food?"
Aside from her mother, Martha credits one of her greatest idols, Julia Child, for teaching her just about everything she knows about cooking. Over the course of a year, Martha made every single recipe in Child's book "Mastering The Art of French Cooking" - the bestselling cookbook of all time.
"I learned so much that I got volume two and did all the French breads and croissants. My daughter grew up eating all of my experiments and she still thinks my croissants were the best she's ever had."
In the interview, Martha said Cooking School will eventually branch into a baking series:
"We get so many questions, but the top one is about how to make a cheesecake without a crack. That sounds funny, but almost everybody's cheesecake cracks down the middle, but mine doesn't - and yours won't if you use my recipe!"
See a preview of the first episode!
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