CookTracks

CookTracks

Welcome to CookTracks…a brand new way to cook. Each episode, a celebrated chef or cooking personality will be right along side you…well, in your ear…taking you step by step through a dish or meal, in real time. They’ll be adding a little pinch of tips, tricks and fun stories to keep you entertained, while upping your cooking game. No recipe reading needed; just have some fun, follow along, and at the end of each episode, you will have made a dish or a meal, from start to finish. CookTracks is a production of Beyond the Plate.

Episodes

April 22, 2021 50 min
Become a master of Asian cuisine in your own kitchen as we cook along with the incredibly knowledgeable and talented Chef Jet Tila. We have a special guest host this week from the NYC Wine & Food Festival as we’re guided by the exceptional culinary mind of Devin Padgett.  If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   COOK’S NOTE: A...
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Cook along with actress, TV personality and Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship host, Valerie Bertinelli, as she walks you through a crispy and DELICIOUS chicken thigh dish. If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   COOK’S NOTE: Position an oven rack in the top third of the oven and preheat the oven to 450 degrees F before the ...
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We’re in Patti LaBelle’s home kitchen, cooking up her famous CRAB CAKES, from her book LaBelle Cuisine: Recipe to Sing About. Grab your ingredients and cook along with this legend.  If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   COOK’S NOTE: (from Patti) Use fresh bread crumbs, made in a blender or food processor from crustless firm whi...
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Chef, author and TV Personality, Geoffrey Zakarian, is joined in the kitchen by his two daughters and they’re cooking up a delicious breakfast!  If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   Makes 4-6 servings INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced ¾ pound ground lamb ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1...
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Chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and Chopped Judge, Chef Scott Conant, takes you step by step through a delicious risotto recipe right from his home kitchen. If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   Makes 4-6 servings INGREDIENTS 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (enough to coat the pan)  3 Tbsp shallots, diced fine  1 ½ tsp garli...
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Worst Cooks in America teacher extraordinaire, Chef Anne Burrell, walks you through polpettini, ya know… yummy little meatballs. If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS Extra virgin olive oil 3 onions, cut into ½ inch dice Kosher salt 3 cloves garlic, smashed and finely chopped ½ pound ground beef ½ ...
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Chef Josh Capon is joined by his daughter Amanda and they’re walking you through a quick and easy one sheet pan meal.  If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS For the Red Snapper: 4 red snapper filets, 4-6 oz each 2 zucchini, sliced into thin discs 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt and pepper 1 cup K...
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The one and only Giada De Laurentiis walks us through a super fast pasta that’s perfect any night of the week. If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS 1 pound linguine 1 teaspoon Calabrian chili paste, or more if desired  1/2 teaspoon Colatura di alici di Cetara, or fish sauce 1 anchovy fillet choppe...
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Best friend duo Daniel Holtzman and Michael Chernow of the incredibly delicious restaurant, ‘The Meatball Shop’ walk you through the ultimate Chicken Meatballs and Honey-Roasted Carrots with walnuts, prunes and mint. If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   COOK’S NOTE: Preheat oven to 450 degrees before the cookalong begins. Mak...
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Food Network’s “The Kitchen” Co-Host, Jeff Mauro walks us through The Greatest American Patty Melt! If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   Makes 4 Sandwiches INGREDIENTS For the Caramelized Onions: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons dry sherry wine  Kosher salt and freshly ground black pep...
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It’s a Mexican Fiesta with Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka. They’re joining us from their home kitchen. If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   COOK’S NOTE: David shares how to toast spices and grind them, but if you don’t have whole spices or the equipment to do so, you may use ground spices.  Makes 6 burritos. Makes guaca...
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It’s Brunch with Bobby Flay...need we say more! If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   COOK’S NOTE: If you are using store-bought tortillas, have them fried in advance of class/episode. To Fry Corn Tortillas, heat 2-inches of canola oil in a medium skillet until it reaches 370 degrees F.  Add the tortillas, one at a time and fry...
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Learn everything you need to know about Carbonara Pasta...from the one and only, Chef Rocco DiSpirito. If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   COOK’S NOTE: Have your pot of water on the stove and set to boil before the start of class/episode. Makes 2 servings  INGREDIENTS 2 Oz Guanciale, pancetta, or bacon, cut into 1 1/2” x 1/...
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One of Harlem’s finest, Marcus Samuelsson, creates a dish with cauliflower, eggplant and avocado that you’re gonna love. Even if you’re a meat eater, we promise you don’t want to miss this one.  If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   Makes 4 servings  INGREDIENTS For the Cauliflower Steaks: 1 large cauliflower head 1 tbsp cumin...
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Sprinkles, sprinkles and more sprinkles…with Amirah Kassem from The Flour Shop of NYC and Beverly Hills. If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   Makes 1, 9-inch cake  INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 Cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 Cup unsalted butter at room temperature (2 sticks) 1/2 Cup sugar 1 Cup light brown sugar ...
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Cook along with Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and her daughter Ava. We’re going all in on Chicken Cutlets. If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   Makes 4-6 servings  INGREDIENTS 3 chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each, butterflied, and each piece pounded very thin  Kosher salt 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 3 cups Panko breadcrumbs...
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It’s time to cook along with this multi-award winning chef IN HIS HOME KITCHEN. In this episode, you won’t believe what secret ingredient this culinary mastermind uses to coat his shrimp.  If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   Makes 2 servings  INGREDIENTS For the Shrimp: 10 pieces of 21-25 count shrimp, peeled, deveined Salt...
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Learn how to make a potato-less gnocchi that ANYONE can do, a quick and delicious bolognese, and tons of tips to up your cooking game. If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   COOK’S NOTE: Have a pot of water boiling when you start cooking.  For the Bolognese (Makes 4-6 servings ): INGREDIENTS Olive oil 1-pound ground meat (can u...
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Rachael Ray shows you a new spin on the classic French Toast- and what goes perfect with that… a delicious brunch cocktail by her husband, John Cusimano! If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.   COOK’S NOTE: Rachael shares a bonus variation of this French Toast in addition to the recipe below.  Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS For t...
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Over the next few months, CookTracks will be releasing 30+ episodes recorded as part of a virtual LIVE ‘at home’ series produced by the Food Network and Cooking Channel New York City Wine and Food Festival. Co-host Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan moderated these classes and now they’re available here on CookTracks. Please be mindful that some of the chefs follow these recipes to a T while others cook from the heart and use their recipe a...
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