Milk Street: “Nailed It!” host Nicole Byer on the art of improv. Chris and I answer your questions.
"Cherry Bombe" is doing a special tribute to Julia Child from April 22nd to 29th. Learn more here.
Join Jacques and Claudine Pépin on Friday, May 14 at 6:30 pm ET for a virtual fundraiser. Learn more here.
I interview Chef Rick Bayless about his pandemic year for my latest UM Alumnus Magazine article.
I’m proud to have a recipe in the new Video Recipe Book, "Cook with Jacques & Friends: Volume 2."
Sad day! My favorite fisherman and chef buddy Dave Pasternack's amazing Esca closed. More here.
The miniature couch from my Mom’s dollhouse just got a new leg. See the before and after photos here.
Looking for Season 9 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” ? Here's where you will find those shows.
The Husband's story on Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin" is now a fanzine. Learn more here.
The French call cooking fish in a wrapper of foil or parchment "En Papillote". We call it simply brilliant. Special guest Marc Vetri joins me with a delicious recipe for Clam Pasta en Papillote, then I make my own Salmon in a Bag – so simple and juicy you’ll use this easy technique on seafood from now on.
Chicken Leg Cacciatore with Sweet Peppers, Fennel, and Green Olives
Andrew Carmellini describes this dish as simple and delicious.
This French specialty was one of Julia Child’s favorite salads. She made it whenever she invited people over for lunch.
Aunt Alice's Blueberry Muffins
This is a memory from my childhood visits with my Aunt Alice and her family in Maine.
Stuffed Zucchini Greek Style
Throughout the Mediterranean, vegetables stuffed with various fillings fill the role of entrée.
Portobello Burgers with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola
Here's a wonderful meatless sandwich you can enjoy any time of the year.
Japanese Beef Fondue
Based on a Japanese dish called shabu-shabu, guests enjoy cooking their own dinner.
Roasted Salmon with Warm Lentil Salad
The tiny green French lentils, lentilles du Puy, are perfect with salmon and this light mustard dressing.
Grilled Polenta with Mushroom Ragout
Mix together exotics and button mushrooms to top this vegetarian meal.
Pork Cutlets with Spanish Olive Sauce
Olives bring big flavor to this dinner from Episode 505.
Warm Chocolate Cheesecake
This recipe comes with lots of tips for making perfect cheesecake.
You'll find all the flavor of meatloaf in this quick cooking burger.
Grilled Shrimp in Lettuce Wraps
Make this preview to summer indoors on a grill pan or outdoors on the grill.
Restoring my Mom’s childhood dollhouse.
A little while back I posted on Facebook and Instagram about my latest art project: the restoration of my Mom’s childhood dollhouse discovered in the attic at the family farm. At the time I noted that I was relieved not to find a family of chipmunks inside as the farm attic…
Check out my interview on Heritage Radio’s “Inside Julia’s Kitchen.”I did an interview with the Julia Child Foundation for the show "Inside Julia’s Kitchen" on the Heritage Radio Network. We talked about what JC would have done during coronavirus times, among many other things.
Chef Rick Bayless, has started an online class; you should sign up!I bet you could use a few quick Mexican cooking classes. My buddy, Chef Rick Bayless, one of the best teachers on the planet, has started an online video subscription as a way to raise money to pay his workers. More details here.
On Easter Sunday, I splurged on oysters for the family and found just the right platter to put them on.
Last Sunday, Easter, I splurged on oysters for the family and am so proud of myself for finding just the right platter to put them on: I dusted off some artichoke plates I use maybe once or twice a year (artichokes are expensive! but then again so are oysters…) Anyway,…
Here is the opportunity for the home cook to enjoy the same quality produce restaurants buy.The Chefs Garden in Huron, Ohio, has been supplying chefs around the country with delicious produce for many years. Now founder Lee Jones is offering his special produce delivered to your door.
If you want an entertaining distraction from these crazy times, here’s Julia Child doing her first ever cooking episode.
In December I went to Washington to contribute to a PBS series about Julia Child. If you want an entertaining distraction from these crazy times, please watch this video. It is about Julia doing her first ever cooking episode – Boeuf Bourguignon – with commentary by me and Carla Hall…
I have a chapter in a new book,”One Last Lunch.” It is the perfect read for right now.
Erica Heller asked 48 people to imagine a lunch with someone they had lost. The premise – If you could have one last lunch – maybe there was something you wanted to ask or say. I chose Julia. But there are many fascinating stories in there from across the board.…
Remembering the Del Rio and the Det Burger, the perfect recipe for these trying times.Here I am with some buddies outside the Del Rio, the bar where we worked in the mid seventies. Right now, it reminds me of a very peaceful uncomplicated time in my life. The Del Rio was famous for (among many things) – the Det Burger, the perfect recipe for these trying times.
Membership to the Jacques Pepin Foundation is the best gift you can buy for the foodie in your life.
What is the best gift you can buy for the foodie in your life? Membership to the Jacques Pepin Foundation (starting at $40 a year)! Not only will the membership support the foundation’s mission which is to support free culinary and life skills training to individuals in desperate need, but also your foodie…
On Sunday, June 7th, I returned to Beat Bobby Flay as a Judge!On Sunday, June 7th, 2020, I was one of the Judges on Beat Bobby Flay along with Michael Psilakis and Jeremy Salamon. The Show, Episode 2 of Season 25, was called “Gives You Goosebumps,” and the star ingredient gives everyone goosebumps, including Chopped’s Scott Conant and comedic actress Cheri Oteri.
Chefs from around the country comment on episodes of “The French Chef.”Julia Child was one of the funniest people I ever spent time with, and now, when you really need some fun in your life, PBS has produced a new series starring the grand lady, called “Dishing with Julia.” They invited chefs around the country to view episodes of “The French Chef” and comment on them.
I'm cooking with Ming again on Season 17 of his show, Simply Ming.I'm cooking with my friend Ming Tsai again on Season 17 of his show, Simply Ming. That guy has more energy than a room full of kindergarteners! The show airs on @WGBH. I hope you check it out. Here's a preview. Here's a link to my episode.
I did a dinner at “Cooking by the Book” in NYC and they reviewed my “Home Cooking 101" on their website. You can read it here.Did a New York Women’s Culinary Alliance dinner at “Cooking by the Book,” a great culinary space in downtown New York City, and they wrote a very nice review of my most recent book “Home Cooking 101.”
Here is my column from the Spring 2020 edition of the U of M magazineIn my column in the Spring 2020 edition of the University of Michigan alumni magazine I happily share a list of small, go-to gadgets—complete with recommendations on where to find them online. They'll change your culinary life. You can find it here.
Learn more about the movie "A Fine Line" here.“A Fine Line” opens with the quote, “It is easier for a woman to become a CEO than a Head Chef” and tells the story of women chefs who have succeeded in the male dominated industry. Learn more here.
Although this year's Jacques Pépin Foundation Benefit Dinner was cancelled their critical work for the food industry goes on.While the Annual Dinner for the JPF was cancelled, the Foundation’s mission to provide accessible culinary education to individuals with few educational opportunities continues. Learn more here.
I was interviewed by Rozanne Gold on her podcast, “One Woman Kitchen.”
I was interviewed by Rozanne Gold on her podcast, “One Woman Kitchen.” You can find the podcast here. You can learn more about Rozanne on her Instagram page — @rozannegold.
My good friend and mentor, Jean Anderson, has published a new book. Learn more here.During my visits with Jean to North Carolina potteries, I bought several pieces of pottery but never focused on all their possible uses until I read this book.
You'll find my interview with the KLCS.org website here.
When I was interviewed for the KLCS.org website we spoke about my work with Julia Child and my PBS show, “Sara’s Weeknight Meals,” which premiered it’s 9th Season in September 2019. Check here to find the interview.
My Spring 2019 column for the U of M alumni magazine focuses on how to enjoy more veggies.As local vegetables appear in markets, it is a great time to add more to your diet. Here are some ideas.
Mystery Solved!People who saw these unusual tomatoes featured on my show when I was in Madremanya, near Barcelona, Spain have been reaching out like crazy to find out where they can get them, or the seeds to grow them, in the US.
I was one of five Culinary Institute of America Graduates to receive their Augie award in April of 2018.Created by the CIA in tribute to famed French chef Auguste Escoffier, the Augies recognize the achievement of chefs, entrepreneurs, and other food visionaries.
News: Remembering my Mother and our connection through foodI was interviewed by Jillian Kramer for a Mother’s Day Story that appears on Food and Wine.com. You can read it here. “Even though I lost my mom about five years ago, it’s food that most reliably connects me to her today.”
Read my Huffington Post interview about Sexual Harassment.
Here’s the link to my Huffington Post interview about Sexual Harassment.
On the anniversary of Julia Child's birthday, I was interviewed on "The Connected Table Live."In August of 2018 I was interviewed by hosts Melanie Young and David Ransom on their radio show, "The Connected Table Live." We talked about my career and my experiences with Julia Child, as August 15th was the anniversary of her birthday.
I was honored to be included in Food & Wine’s article on International Women’s Day.I'm always in awe of the work done by the inspiring female chefs of today, and I look forward to seeing what the female chefs of the future will accomplish.
Here's my first quarterly column for the University of Michigan Alumni Magazine.
I have started writing a quarterly column for the University of Michigan alumni magazine. Here is the first article.
News: "Home Cooking 101" right on trend as the New York Times shows more home-cooked meals in America.A 2017 NY Times article documents Americans preparing more meals at home and purchasing fewer away.
On the Road: Our Anniversary Viking Cruise on the Rhone RiverThis Cruise was the perfect way for The Husband and me to celebrate our 35th Anniversary. Travel along right here.
News: Here’s where you can find the latest weekly episode of “Milk Street Radio.”Chris Kimball’s “Milk Street Radio” podcast launched in October. Each week I co-host a segment with Chris devoted to your questions.