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Basta Pasta – U.S. vs Italy, Episode 1009 of Sara’s Weeknight Meals just went up.

It’s a stuffed pasta showdown as I travel to an ancient Tuscan villa to learn the secrets of homemade tortelli from a real Italian chef. Then I make my homemade ravioli back home in my kitchen. Find it here.  

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Episode 1008: Suns Out Buns Out is just up! Take a look.

A sunny day any time of the year and there is nothing so tasty as grilled meat or fish nestled in a buttery bun. I’ve got three great choices starting with a poor man’s version of the New England lobster roll, with shrimp taking the starring role on a budget.…

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On November 22nd I appeared on the Rachael Ray Show carving a holiday turkey.

Here is a link to the Rachael Ray Show segment where I demonstrate how to carve and serve your holiday turkey. I thought you might like to watch it as you get ready to carve your bird on the next special day.  

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You’ll find “Cozy Casseroles” in Episode 1007 of Sara’s Weeknight Meals.

On a cold night there is nothing more satisfying than a warm and hearty casserole. I’ve got a winner with my baked penne with prosciutto and gooey fontina because each person gets their own mini casserole. Another slam dunk – a filling chicken cassoulet. Then my buddy Ming Tsai has his own version…

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I saw “Julia” the documentary which debuted in movie theaters in early November. Watch for it in your area!

“JULIA” the documentary by Oscar-nominated ‘RBG’ filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West is just coming out on the big screen. The film debuted at the Lincoln Square and Angelika  theaters in NYC and two theaters in LA. There will be many, many more locations around the country in the following weeks.…

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“Eating With Friends,” Episode 1006 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals,” makes entertaining stress free!

No need to sweat when company comes with my simple recipes. First, a Japanese Beef Fondue where guests cook their own meal in a flavorful broth. Then for dessert we have a make ahead Skillet Apple Pie, spiked with cranberries, topped with crumbled shortbread crust and drizzled with caramel. Find…

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Here are some unique early (tasty!) Holiday gifts for your friends and family. 

As the air is getting chilly and holiday gifts are appearing in store windows, it’s time to think about holiday treats. One of my favorites is shortbread cookies, and @walkersshortbreadUS, one of the sponsors of the new season of #SarasWeeknightMeals, you’ll find a selection of special seasonal packages that will…

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“When Pigs Fry,” Episode 1005 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” is up!

If you’re a secret porkatarian then this is the show for you! Wok guru Grace Young joins us with her Chinese Barbecued Pork and Yangchow Fried Rice and then I bring my tasty grilled pork to the table. Find it here.

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Check out Episode 1004 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” It’s all about “No Meat All Flavor.”

Good for you and good for the planet, vegetarian food will have even more converts once they taste the hearty and flavorful food I’ve got in this episode, starting with a recipe by vegan cook Adam Sobel.  He makes Korean Barbecue Tacos with a satisfying kick of heat.  I’ve got a new…

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Episode 1003 of Sara’s Weeknight Meals, “5 Ingredient Surf ‘n Turf,” is up!

Viewers love five ingredient meals and I’ll deliver with three simple, tasty recipes from the land and from the sea.  First, I revisit my years working with Julia Child with one of Julia’s favorite French dishes – a simple Fish Meuniere.   Later my brother joins me for a manly steak slathered in…

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Jacques Pepin is teaching a course on the cooking website, Rouxbe! The next session starts in January.

Who is the greatest culinary technician on the planet? Who can cut up a whole chicken in 20 seconds and make it look easy? Jacques Pepin! and now you too can learn from the great man himself. The course is called “Jacques Pépin: A Legacy of Technique.”  A collaboration with  @rouxbe,…

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In Episode 1002 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” we enjoy snacks from all over the world, for dinner!

This week, the second Episode of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” Season 10 lets you snack your way through dinner with four delicious recipes for “small bites” from all over the world. Hope you’ll tune in! You can find the recipes and use a link to learn when and where to see…

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Season 10 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” Started October 6th!

Welcome to my new season! Here’s my photo crew. Season 10 will have more of my trademark tips and tricks, easy family meals and guests from every corner of the world. Hope you’ll tune in! In the first episode, “Creole Kitchen Secrets”, I share a very special jambalaya recipe and…

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Here’s the Jean Anderson Chicken recipe I made on the Rachael Ray Show.

Here is my latest version of the Chicken recipe that I made on The Rachael Ray Show on September 15th. I originally learned how to make it from my friend and mentor, Jean Anderson (see photo below). When Rachael asked me to come on her show and make someone else’s…

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On September 15th, I appeared on the Rachael Ray Show.

Hope you caught me on the Rachael Ray Show. Curtis Stone, Jacques Pépin and I each cooked a recipe from one of our own favorite chefs that we wish we had written. Find it here.  

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September 6th is a very special day at our house.

I married this guy on September 6th forty years ago. Here we are on our second anniversary in 1982. One thing is still true: life is not dull with Bill Adler.

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I stopped by Radio Cherry Bombe to chat with guest host V Spehar.

Had a great time chatting with guest host V Spehar on @cherrybombe’s Radio Cherry Bombe! I share how I got the job as Julia Child’s assistant and what it was like working with her. V and I talk about my favorite summer produce and just what to do with it. You…

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Hope you’ll check out “The Science of Baked Alaska” written by a friend I worked with at “Gourmet.”

Jolene, a friend and food writer from my Gourmet days,  just wrote a comprehensive science of Baked Alaska! It’s worth a read! You’ll find it in her Time Travel Kitchen here.

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Pearl Oyster Bar is back!!!

If you have never been to this iconic restaurant on Cornelia Street in NYC you must go now. I dined there with the fam and yikes, it was so good I almost forgot to take photos. I loved everything – the raw oysters, the fried oysters, the crispy shrimp with…

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We dined at this amazing restaurant, Oberlin, in Providence, RI.

A few weeks ago we found ourselves in Providence, Rhode Island and we dined at this amazing restaurant, Oberlin, which is all about seafood. Everything was superb but especially the crudo. If you find yourself downtown, you must go there!! And then wander around – RISD has clearly put its…

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I share my love of corn and tomatoes in this summer’s U of M Alumnus magazine.

Corn and Tomatoes!!! my two favorite vegetable/fruits. Here is my latest U of M Alumnus magazine article sharing everything I know about these two stars of summer. You’ll find the article here.

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I have always worked better with a bigger knife. Take a look at the knives I will use on Season 10 of my show.

This is not about my Napoleon complex. I really mean it. We little people work better with a bigger knife. Actually, mostly, big people chop more efficiently with a bigger knife too.  Why? The heaviest part of any knife is where the blade meets the handle. This is where you…

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On the May 25th Rachael Ray Show I gave you a look inside my kitchen.

As a professional chef, I am often asked about the things I like to use when cooking in my own kitchen. You can take a look inside my cupboards and drawers to see my favorite things and I will tell you why I like to use them. You can find…

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My son’s dog enjoying the day.

Here is my son’s dog “Puddles” catching a little nap. Who’s a good dog?

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