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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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  • Give your favorite chicken recipe a break; Chef Anne Burrell shows duck breasts can be just as cinchy, with just a few easy tips. Her Seared Duck Breasts with Grape Sauce are even more impressive alongside Roasted Baby Carrots and Parsnips with Wilted Radicchio. Chef Anne even offers up an appetizer: Honey Crisp Apple, Cheddar, Bacon and Dandelion Crostini. With wine, Merlot.

  • Chef Anne Burrell breaks out French recipe tricks for her favorite Beef Bourguignonne recipe. A rich dish made with chunks of marinated meat, plenty of aromatics, and a whole bottle of red wine, this traditional peasant meal is worthy of royalty. For dessert, Chef Burrell has a key shortcut to transform four ingredients into flaky Palmier cookies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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  • Ever wonder how restaurants make such intensely flavorful pot roasts? Chef Anne Burrell shows how to take this classic entree to the next level, with her super cinchy tips. On the side, Chef Anne's smooth and creamy Parsnip Potato Puree is a delicious twist on the classic mashed potatoes. To drink, a glass of Pinot Noir wine helps to cut the richness.

  • Anne shares her chef secrets to the best Chicken Noodle Soup.

  • Anne shows how a couple pantry ingredients can turn an everyday chicken into golden, restaurant-worthy Maple and Cayenne Glazed Chicken. Sweet Potato, Bacon, and Apple Hash makes a hearty autumn-inspired side, and Anne's Almond and Raisin Biscotti end the meal with a subtly sweet crunch.

  • Anne Burrell shares her tricks for hearty, fork-tender beef brisket. Braised with earthy-sweet flavors of onion, mushrooms, and balsamic vinegar, this restaurant-worthy entree is effortlessly satisfying. To serve alongside, Anne shares her secret to achieving Potato Pancake perfection.

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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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