joanne wier


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.

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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

Taste of Alsace

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.

  • 2018-04-19T04:00:00-07:00