On Milk Street: Marianna Leivaditaki takes us to the Greek island of Crete. Chris and I answer questions.
Is there an easy, fool-proof way to make caramel? Yes, here is my favorite way to make it.
I have a chapter in a new book, just out “One Last Lunch.” It is the perfect read for right now.
Who’d like a rice puppy? Here’s how to prepare this crispy treat from rice farmer Eric Vaught.
Dried Apricots on hand? This is a recipe for Apricot Bread that my sister Annie gave me.
Comfort from Your Kitchen: Recipes for Pandemic Times
Kitchen Shrink answers, "When frying breaded chicken, how do you keep the coating on the meat?"
You can join my pal Grace Young in her campaign to save Chinatown during these difficult times.
Hope you have discovered my baking challenge on Instagram. I have so loved seeing everyone’s tarts!
My new U of M alumni magazine article focuses on the founders of the NYC Queens Night Market.
Top Chef winner Hung Huynh made these easy Grilled Shrimp and Lettuce Wraps on my show.
When Dale Talde made his Angry Chicken on my show, it was one of the most popular recipes ever.
I learn about Brazilian food from cookbook author and chef, Leticia Moreinos Schwartz.
NYC Restaurant owner, Einat Admony, showed me how to make the Palestinian dish called Sinaya.
Here's where I learned how to make the best fried chicken ever, Martha Lou's Kitchen in Charleston!
New Yorkers, you need to support your local small restaurants as they reopen and welcome you.
Remembering Episode 608 where I got to cook with a new star in the food world Mashama Bailey.
Sharing the inspiring video of Janette Beckman's photos of New York's Black Lives Matter protests.
Where can I find Season 9 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” ?
For an entertaining distraction from these crazy times, here's Julia Child's first cooking episode.
If you want a box of gorgeous tasty produce delivered to your door, check this out.
Entertaining is easy with my elegant but super simple recipes, even if your only guests are your immediate family on a weeknight. Try my Duck with Gingered Grape Sauce for an impressive entrée, and for food that’s fun, you can’t go wrong with the fabulously interactive Japanese Beef Fondue.
Braised Brisket with Flying Disks
A perfect make-ahead meal for entertaining on a busy weeknight.
Rustic Potato and Greens Pie
The simple food-processor pie dough gets this vegetarian pie in the oven fast.
Roasted Salmon with Hot Mustard Cracker Topping
Only six ingredients make this quick meal.
Warm Chocolate Cheesecake
This elegant dessert is easy to make and bakes just before serving.
Roast Chicken Stuffed with Zucchini and Cheese
Here's a special meal for a weeknight celebration!
Dandelion Greens Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Pecan Dressing
This dressing's a star!
Shellfish and Couscous Stew
Make this one-dish dinner with whatever seafood looks best in the market.
Pork Cutlets with Spanish Olive Sauce
Using boneless pork chops makes this quick to prepare.
Nectarine and Plum Upside Down Cake
Local stone fruit are in the market and it's finally cool enough to turn on the oven.
Stuffed Zucchini Greek Style
This Mediterranean entree will tempt your family to eat their vegetables.
Here's how to deliver the flavor of meatloaf in a fraction of the time.
This easy vegetarian supper features Portobello mushrooms.
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. The episode aired May 14th but the podcast version can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
Check out “Dishing with Julia.”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 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.”
I’m cooking with Ming again on the next season 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.
Check out this Philadelphia Inquirer article about keeping your kitchen organized during the coronavirus shutdown.
Hope you will take a look at “Plan meals and keep your kitchen organized throughout the coronavirus shutdown” by Bonnie S. Benwick in The Philadelphia Inquirer. It includes lots of useful information as well as a link to some very easy recipes on my site. You can find it here.
If you want to learn how to paint like this, go to myblueprint.com.If you want to learn how to paint like this (I did this watercolor pear), you should check out mybluprint.com. I took online classes with Kateri Ewing and she’s a fantastic teacher. But they offer all kinds of crafts – sewing, crocheting, quilting, pattern making, coronavirus mask making.
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.
You must check out this new movie called “A Fine Line,” about women chefs.“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.
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. You must check it out!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.
Here is my interview with Mat Schuster on Food, Wine & the Culinary Mind.You'll find a link to my podcast interview with Mat Schuster on Food, Wine & the Culinary Mind here.
You can find a link to my interview with Kathy Saunders of the Tampa Bay Times right here.When I was at Lake Austin Spa in June 2019, I spoke with Kathy Saunders about working with Julia, my Food Network shows and my PBS show, "Sara's Weeknight Meals."
I have a new favorite culinary oil – Argan, from Morocco. Learn more here.Meet Argan, my new favorite culinary oil. It has an absolutely delicious nutty taste and can be used in all sorts of applications.
This guy gave the most incredible speech at the University Club in NYC the other night.
The topic? Food memory. There will never be another Jacques Pepin. He is one of a kind. The food world is so lucky to have him.
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 joined Ming Tsai for Episode 1605 of “Simply Ming;” you can find a clip and the recipes here.I joined Ming Tsai for Episode 1605 of “Simply Ming” which aired on Boston’s #WGBH! Focusing on comfort food, we prepared an Alsatian Onion Tart, French Onion Apple soup and a cocktail, Gator Bait.
Here is the "Kitchen Chat" podcast I did with Margaret McSweeney and Jaime Laurita.Among the things we talked about is the fact that Jaime's first TV appearance was on my show, "Cooking Live."
Here is the link to my interview on “Conversations with Jeff Weeks.”In my interview with Jeff Weeks on his WSRE show we discussed my experiences with Julia Child, at Gourmet Magazine, and on the Food Network as well as my books and curent PBS show.
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.
News: 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 is all of my Special Sauce Interview with Ed Levine.
Here is Part 1 of the two part interview I did with Ed Levine, the founder of Serious Eats, on his podcast, Special Sauce. And, here is Part 2; the story gets juicier as I plunge headfirst into the issues women still face as chefs.
News: Check out 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: When I was in Maine we ate at my cousins' newest restaurant.I had the tastiest meal at my cousins’ newest restaurant, Salt Pine Social, at 244 Front Street in Bath, Maine. My twin cousins, Daphne Comaskey and Eloise Humphrey, pictured here, were already famous in Maine for El Camino, their previous wonderful Mexican restaurant in Brunswick.
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.