2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grant application deadline extended.
The James Beard Foundation has just extended the application deadline for its 2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grant to January 16, 2015. Women with at least two years of professional hospitality or culinary experience have the opportunity to apply for a chance to participate in a six or twelve-month accelerated, learning-by-doing mentorship program with one of nine top New York industry leaders. The program was conceived in 2012 by JBF trustee and restaurateur Rohini Dey and is offered under the… more »
Thanksgiving 101 and more.
Thanksgiving dinner is America’s favorite feast and as cooks ranging from experienced to first-timers head for kitchens across the country questions are sure to arise. With that thought in mind, I included a whole episode in Season Two of my show about Thanksgiving. Here is the link to Thanksgiving 101. You will also find Thanksgiving Recipes, Turkey 101, and Carving Help on the site.… more »
Baking help just in time for the holidays.
What to Bake and How to Bake It
by British food writer, stylist, editor, and teacher, Jane Hornby, offers a collection of 50 new and old classics from the oven. As in Hornby’s other cookbooks, What to Cook and How to Cook It
and Fresh and Easy: What to Cook and How to Cook It…
, each recipe is carefully explained and accompanied by blog-like step photos making it the perfect guidebook for new bakers or experienced bakers making something more »
Here’s the fall menu I’ll be making at Lake Austin Spa on November 10th.
On November 10th, I will be demonstrating for guests at the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas. This is what I will be making: Lyonnaise-style Salad, Spinach-stuffed Chicken Thighs, and Chocolate-dipped Coconut Meringue Drops. To learn more or to register for the event, call 512-372-7380 or 800-847-5637, or go to Lake Austin.… more »
Meet me at the Denver International Wine Festival, November 19th to 21st.
Named one of America’s Top 10 Fall Wine Festivals by Fodor’s, the 10th Annual Denver International Wine Festival will be in full swing from November 19th to 21st at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado. I will be the honorary host of Pairsine, The Taste of Elegance Chefs Food & Wine Pairing Competition from 6 to 9 pm on Thursday the 20th, and will conduct cooking demonstrations at the Grand Tasting from 4 to 9 pm on the 21st. … more »
Join me in NYC for the 11th Annual “A Second Helping of Life” on September 22
On Monday, September 22, I will be a Celeb Sous Chef, assisting one of the chefs at the 11th Annual “A Second Helping of Life” tasting at Chelsea Piers, Pier Sixty in NYC. The event, featuring New York’s top women chefs, will support the mission of SHARE and raise funds to provide direct support services, free of charge, to thousands affected by breast and ovarian cancer. The event will start with a VIP Reception at 6 pm followed by the… more »
Look for my new Associated Press column in newspapers nationwide!
My new weekly Associated Press column, “KitchenWise” has started appearing in newspapers around the country. The column uses tasty recipes to teach basic cooking skills every home cook will want to master. This week’s recipe is Fettuccine with Sautéed Artichokes and Pancetta. If your paper doesn’t run it, you can find my weekly column in the AP app.… more »
Have you heard about Black Garlic?
A lot of things show up in my e-mail inbox each day but when my weekly newsletter from 150ish.com arrived a week or so ago with this article about Black Garlic I found it so interesting that I just had to stop everything and read the whole story. The web site, 150ish.com, is the work of graphic designer Francesca Pardo and cookbook editor Marisa Bulzone, both good cooks, who are fascinated by all the great local food products available within… more »
Learn Butchery from Erika Nakamura, July 23rd to 25th!
For culinary pros looking to sharpen their butchery skills, from July 23rd to 25th, the International Culinary Center’s Soho, NY, school will be hosting a 3-day Butchery Intensive with Erika Nakamura of Lindy & Grundy, the old-fashioned Los Angeles butcher shop which has been making waves with their sustainable, whole-animal approach.The course will cover safety, tools, and proper knife techniques, as well as provide a general overview of whole-animal break down and give students the hands-on opportunity to hone their… more »
Season Four of Sara’s Weeknight Meals Starts June 19!
Here is a list of broadcast schedules for Season Four of Sara’s Weeknight Meals
in the top markets.
Season Four of Sara’s Weeknight Meals…
premieres around the country on public television starting on June, 19, 2014 with twenty brand new episodes. Tired of making the same old 10 tired dishes? Well this season I’ll be showing you dishes from around the Globe, such as Moroccan Meatball Tagine, Chinese Burmese Chili Chicken, Vegan Tofu Tacos, French Fish en Papillote and Southwest more »
My River Boat trip down the Rhone.
I am fresh back from my river boat trip down the Rhone. I love that part of France and there is no better way to see it than from a river boat. See the almost budding lavender fields in Ardeche at left. Here is my account of the highlights. Here are the links to the recipes I made while on the boat.… more »
Berry Rice Pudding
I love rice pudding, as does the husband, but I am certainly not going to make it from scratch on a weeknight. However, there is a good chance you have leftover rice every so often from a take-out meal, and this would be a very tasty way to recycle it.
Makes about 6 servings
Hands-on-time: 10 minutes
Total preparation time: 10 minutes
1 1/2 cups cooked leftover long-grain white rice or my Simple Boiled Rice
1/2 cup ginger marmalade
1/2… more »
To celebrate Mother’s Day, this is a recipe that I remember my mother and my aunt making frequently—it is a good choice for anyone who doesn’t feel he or she has the time to make homemade dough. I’ve adapted it from my aunt Jean’s recipe where she uses “homemade-style” white bread as a stand-in for pastry. Aunt Jean makes a batch of these rolls, lathers them up with a ton of melted butter and then parks them in the freezer… more »
Indonesian-Style Chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Chicken thighs should be more popular. The meat is much more flavorful than the white meat and almost always cooks up moist, which is not something you can say of chicken breast meat. Yes, the thigh is slightly more caloric than the breast, but I prefer it anyway.
This is a great weeknight recipe for the whole family—although you might want to decrease the amount of hot pepper flakes in the dipping sauce for the kids.
For the… more »
Answers to Your Holiday Egg Questions
Each year at this time I get questions about preparing, storing, and using hard-cooked eggs. I just wanted to remind you that you can find the answers to your questions in the Kitchen Shrink archive 24/7 all year long. Here are direct links to the answers to your Holiday Egg questions.
How to Make Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs
An Easy Way to Peel Hard-Cooked Eggs
How Long Can I Keep Hard-Cooked Eggs?
What is the Best Way to Store Eggs?
And,… more »
Sara’s New Book
|In my newest book, I share more than 200 new family-tested, family-pleasing recipes. Whether you’re new to the kitchen or just looking for a way to spice up your recipe repertoire, my carefully tested quick and easy recipes will help you get dinner on the table every night of the week.