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Jun 3, 2008 02:06 PM

Another Big Cooking Week on 'Martha Stewart'

So who catches some of Matha's big cooking shows? Are you even aware that she has some incredible chefs on at times and does some incredible food shows? To be candid, until about the last month or two I really didn't know it myself.

She did three shows in a row about three weeks ago which added up to the four or five hosts of her Everday Food show on, Batali, Emeril, Harold Dieterle (Top Chef), Elizabeth Falkner, Laruent Tourondel and Marcus Samuelsson. Whew!

And this week (below is copied from my blog) she's having ....

Monday is “Female Italian Chef Day” with chef Odette Fada of San Domenico doing raviolo with egg yolk and truffle butter; chef Lidia Bastianich making sweet Italian sausage with fennel and olives; and chef Gina DePalma from Babbo making her Italian pastry.

Tuesday is “The Breakfast Show” featuring New Orleans restaurateurs Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan of Commander’s Palace making brandy milk punch and brandy Alexander; Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson from Manhattan’s Balthazar make brioche French toast and eggs Benedict; and chef Neil Kleinberg from Clinton Street Baking Company whips up some buttermilk biscuits.

Wednesday is “The Latin Food Show” with Michelle Bernstein of Michy’s Miami and MB in Cancun makes seafood bouillabaisse; chef Maricel Presilla creates bacon and red-cabbage relis; and Carmen Gonzalez from Lucy of Gramercy serves up pork and plantains as well as coconut milk pudding dessert.

Thursday is “The Chef Pasta Show” where Lidia Bastianich returns making Sicilian fettuccine with fresh swordfish; Mario Batali makes a traditional spaghetti recipe; Ron Suhanosky of Manhattan’s Sfoglia makes a classic carbonara; and Sal Scognamillo of Patsy’s Italian Restaurant creates a southern Italian recipe for rigatoni sorrentino.

Great lhing is, if you miss one of them -- like today, Monday's -- you can catch it the following evening on the Fine Living channel with an evening repeat and a midnight repeat of whatever was on the previous day in the first-run synidcation.

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    1. re: sibeats

      Er, the main one. "The Martha Stewart Show".

      She really has but one, mmm, sorta. Well, not the reruns, not the ones about crafts or plants that might append her name to it, "thee" one show on ABC and Fine Living.

      1. re: HarryK

        Er, umm, thanks. My cable lineup has a number of Martha shows, thanks for the clarification.

        1. re: sibeats

          It can get quite confusing. She's like Donald Trump, putting her name on everything!

    2. I caught Monday's show. i love it when she does these kind of shows and steps back and really lets the chefs shine. I missed most of the breakfast show, although I did catch the part with cutting out the biscuits.

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        1. While I've never been wild about Martha, I would have liked to have seen Harold Dieterle on the show, as well as Marcus Samuelsson.

          However, I caught her show awhile back and I was pretty much impressed with how relaxed she was (post-prison). I'd actually not mind watching her now if that is her demeanor vs. pre-prison.

          1. I just dont get why people have to diss on Martha.... With all the Paula Deens and Neelys in this world, its nice to see a show with at least a little substance.