Chef at Home
On Next: Today at 10|9c AM
Chef Michael Smith invites you into his home kitchen to show you how to create uncomplicated, tasty meals for your family and friends.
Today at 10|9c AM
Michael is inspired by his garden and decides to create a meal by relying on a common ingredient fresh tomatoes. In the kitchen, Michael lets his favourite ingredient guide him and creates a chorus of dishes for a few friends that are stopping by. A simple roast penne pasta; green salad with tomato lemon vinaigrette and tomato water martinis complete the themed meal.
Today at 10:30|9:30c AM
After an energizing bike ride, Michael has worked up an appetite for a protein-packed meal. He decides to prepare a dinner for one based on a Japanese belief that there is a fifth taste sense after sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Its called umami and it triggers our need for protein. Michael combines a New York strip loin steak with hearty shiitake mushrooms, a bacon and potato cheese tart, and tops it off with steamed asparagus.
Tomorrow at 10|9c AM
Three generations of Smiths go on a fishing trip. With the catch of the day - trout - Michael creates a new version of an old family cooking tradition. Pan-fried whole trout, baked trout filets, a simple eggplant arugula salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and a barley risotto make up Michaels special family meal.