joanne wier

Take a culinary journey with Joanne Weir through some of the most flavorful destinations in the world. In "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, "Joanne Weir's Plates and Places" is a first class ticket to your own exhilarating culinary adventures.

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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.

  • 2018-03-22T04:00:00-07:00

You Say Tomato

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.

  • 2018-03-29T04:00:00-07:00


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.

  • 2018-04-05T04:00:00-07:00

For The Love of Figs

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.

  • 2018-04-12T04:00:00-07:00