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Pasta Amatriciana
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The central ingredient of amatriciana sauce is guanciale, cured pork jowl.

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  • Chef Anne Burrell reveals the surprising secret behind her flavor-packed Crispy Herb-Crusted Halibut, which she serves over Curly Celery and Haricots Verts for restaurant-worthy presentation. Cheesy Stuffed Piquillo Peppers with Chorizo and Manchego are delicious alone as tapas, or serve them over greens for a more substantial first course.

  • Anne Burrell prepares for game time with unexpected but deliciously tailgate-friendly Pork Kebabs with Romesco. She also shares her secret for maximizing flavor in her String Bean and Potato Salad.

  • Chef Anne Burrell reveals how to prepare a chef favorite, skirt steak. Learn how to cook this cut perfectly on the grill, and how Herbed Breadcrumbs and Bagna Cauda sauce send the meat over the top. Chef Anne rounds out the meal with Fennel and Fingerling Confit, and Roasted Beet Salad with Pears and Marcona Almonds. Wine: Barolo

  • Chef Anne Burrell shares her secrets to the perfect Falafel: light, crispy, and full of flavor. Served simply in pita sandwiches, their flavor soars with a drizzle of homemade Tahini Sauce. Fresh and bright Shrimp, Tomato and Feta Salad rounds out the meal.

  • Chef Anne Burrell shares an Italian recipe with Old World appeal: Chicken Scarpiello features bone-in chicken, braised with fennel sausage, white wine, and hot cherry peppers until saucy and fall-off-the-bone tender. A meal in one, all you need next is dessert, and Chef Burrell has you covered with her classic Tiramisu, updated with mini chocolate chips throughout the creamy mascarpone filling.

  • Pull out all the stops tonight with Anne's surprisingly simple, yet always impressive, Braised Calamari Stuffed with Shrimp, Spinach, and Herbs. Served with tender Gigante Beans and Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Radicchio, Pecorino, and Fried Capers, it's a restaurant meal, at home!

  • Chef Anne Burrell takes the intimidation factor out of veal and shows how easy it is to prepare at home, at a fraction of the cost of restaurants. Her elegant Braised Stuffed Veal Breast is tender and juicy, with a savory spinach and mushroom filling. As a bonus, Chef Anne also shares her recipe for homemade ricotta -- you'll be shocked how quickly you can make this luscious cheese at home! Further celebrate the flavors of Italy with a glass of Gavi wine.

  • Anne proves that with a few technique tips, fresh pasta is simple to make at home. Savor your next batch in Anne's Broccoli Rabe Ravioli with Parmigiano and Pistachios.

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  • Chef Anne Burrell reveals the surprising secret behind her flavor-packed Crispy Herb-Crusted Halibut, which she serves over Curly Celery and Haricots Verts for restaurant-worthy presentation. Cheesy Stuffed Piquillo Peppers with Chorizo and Manchego are delicious alone as tapas, or serve them over greens for a more substantial first course.

  • No commercial chicken here -- Anne cooks the real deal Coq Au Vin with fresh capon and of course plenty of red wine. Oysters topped with savory granita are the perfect crisp appetizer for this hearty meal.

  • Chef Anne Burrell shows how to stir up a stress-free pasta dinner entirely from scratch. Wild Boar Ragu is rich and satisfying, the perfect chunky sauce to cling to her lovingly homemade Pappardelle pasta ribbons. Make the Italian experience complete with a glass of Chianti wine.

  • Anne Burrell shares her secrets to a failproof Apple and Prune Stuffed Pork Loin. Served alongside creamy Mashed Rutabaga and Maple Cream Cheese Pots de Crème, this impressive dish is perfect for any special occasion meal.

  • Anne goes all-out Irish with her rich Lamb and Turnip Stew With Guinness. Bread and Butter Pudding is an indulgent yet homey way to end the meal on a sweet note.

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About the Host

Anne Burrell has worked at some of New York's top restaurants and hosts Chef Wanted, Worst Cooks in America and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef.

About the Show

Like your own private window into the kitchen of your favorite restaurant, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef reveals the concise, easy-to-master techniques of a top-level chef. By showcasing professional secrets to preparing food that is creative and full of flavor – yet never froufrou or scary – Anne Burrell translates your favorite restaurant foods into amazing at-home meals. With years of restaurant experience mixed with a pumped-up passion, Anne helps to take the mystery out of the professional kitchen and gets you making meals that are special enough for guests but easy enough for a rushed weekday evening.

More About Secrets of a Restaurant Chef

Like your own private window into the kitchen of your favorite restaurant, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef reveals the concise, easy-to-master techniques of a top-level chef. By showcasing professional secrets to preparing food that is creative and full of flavor – yet never froufrou or scary – Anne Burrell translates your favorite restaurant foods into amazing at-home meals. With years of restaurant experience mixed with a pumped-up passion, Anne helps to take the mystery out of the professional kitchen and gets you making meals that are special enough for guests but easy enough for a rushed weekday evening.

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