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The Martha Stewart Cooking Collection - Martha's Guests - Master Chefs

4.3 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Join Martha in her kitchen, as she and some of her favorite culinary experts team-up to make a variety of mouth-watering dishes. Watch and learn the masterful tricks and tips of their trade... and before long, you too, will be the master chef of your own kitchen. Some of Martha's best guests include Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Lidia Bastianich and more!

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Fifteen master chefs from New York and around the United States share their culinary expertise and recipes from around the world with Martha Stewart and her viewers in this Martha Stewart Living Television compilation. Three recipes are featured in each of American, Italian, French, Mexican, and Asian cuisines and include everything from Italian Calamari with José Hurtado to the French classic Coq au Vin with Riad Nasr and American Oven-Roasted Ribs with Bobby Flay. Each featured chef prepares his or her own special recipe with Martha Stewart's help while the two chat about everything from favorite restaurants to the chefs' latest cook books and most helpful kitchen tips. In addition to specific recipes, the master chefs impart "secrets" of their specific cuisines: for instance, chefs Diana Kennedy and Roberto Santibanez declare the use of white onion (versus yellow onion) essential in Mexican cooking, Nobu touts the bacteria-killing benefits of Wasabi in hand rolls, and Lidia Bastianich expresses a distinct preference for whole milk mozzarella over Buffalo mozzarella in Spiedini alla Romano (the Italian version of grilled cheese). Martha Stewart also offers the occasional novel tip like how to keep the food processor blade securely in place when pouring from the processor bowl and that adding a hint of lemon to barbecue sauce yields maximum flavor. While the majority of the featured recipes require multiple steps and a fairly substantial investment of time, Mario Batali's Spaghetti alla Carbonara and Su-Mei Yu's Pad Thai are of a simpler nature and take only minutes to prepare. Closed captioning is available in addition to Spanish and French subtitles, a nice feature for those who struggle with deciphering strong accents, and a link to printable recipes is provided on the DVD. This Master Chefs compilation is perfect for Martha Stewart fans who love to cook and want to master a smattering of recipes from around the world under the tutelage of some of the United States' most accomplished chefs. --Tami Horiuchi

Special Features

  • 15 inspiring segments from five international cuisines:
  • Hearty American entrees: Oven-Roasted Ribs with Bobby Flay, Olive-Stuffed Flank Steak with Tom Douglas, New England Clam Chowder with Jasper White
  • Tempting Italian favorites: Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Mario Batali, Spiendini alla Romano with Lidia Bastianich, Lemon Chicken with Frank Pelllegrino
  • Classic French fare: Cote de Boeuf with Daniel Boulud, Shrimp with Orange Dust with Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Coq au Vin with Riad Nasr
  • Savory Mexican dishes: Tamales with Diana Kennedy, Chiles Anchos Rellenos with Roberto, Calamari with Jose Hurtado
  • Tasty Asian essentials: Pad Thai with Su-Mei Yu, Pork Buns with Eileen Yin-Fei Lo, Hand Rolls with Nobu Matsushita
  • Internet link to printable recipes and instructions

Product Details

  • Actors: Martha Stewart (II), Brook Altman, Keegan Martin, Bobby Flay, Nobu
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: July 11, 2006
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000F7CDXU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,593 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Martha Stewart Cooking Collection - Martha's Guests - Master Chefs" on IMDb

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By Toni VINE VOICE on July 17, 2006
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Martha, Martha, Martha!!! Well done, our good friend!! This time, she has invited some of the most well-known and powerful chefs to join her and share their kitchen gems!!

Of course I would have loved for this to have been longer and with more video and recipes and such, but how can I possibly complain? It has the markings of Martha quality and perfection that is her trademark and she has once again, delivered some of the very best. Only this time, she has shared the spotlight with some of the cooking greats!

There are 15 recipes that compromise 5 major cuisines, which include American, Italian, French, Mexican, and Asian. And she has some of the top chefs within each joyful international fare to teach us, with the assist of Martha's reputation of superb filming quality and perfection of delivery.

AMERICAN:

Oven-Roasted Ribs with Bobby Flay/ Olive-Stuffed Flank Steak with Tom Douglas/ New England Clam Chowder with Jasper White

ITALIAN:

Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Mario Batali/ Spiedini alla Romano with Lida Bastianich/ Lemon Chicken with Frank Pellegrino

FRENCH:

Cote de Boeuf with Daniel Boulud/ Shrimp with Orange Dust with Jean-George Vongerichten/ Coq au Vin with Riad Nasr

MEXICAN:

Tamales with Diana Kennedy/ Chiles Anchos Rellenos with Roberto Santibanez/ Calamari with Jose Hurtado

ASIAN:

Pad Thai with Su-Mei Yu/ Pork Buns with Eileen Yin-Fei Lo/ Hand Rolls with Nobu

As per usual, there is the ability to print recipes and instructions for all of these classic foods.
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If you love to cook, this DVD is for you! Clear, concise and easy to follow. You will be able to duplicate these fantastic dishes at home (recipes are available online). If you're looking for flashy entertainment and catch phrases like "Bam" or "E.V.O.O." this is not the DVD for you. If you enjoy learning great cooking skills from well known chefs, click "Buy Now!"
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Very nice indeed. Potential problem. Would *not* play on my older non-DivX capable player. Played OK on my newer DivX capable player.
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Normally when you buy a Martha Stewart video you get your money's worth, not so with this one, short and not very helpful.
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The whole family enjoyed this video. It wasn't full of details--just enough to entice you.
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