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Asparagus is tastier if you buy it locally and in season.

Even though you can buy asparagus from South America out of season, I think of this versatile vegetable as a sign of spring. Asparagus is tastier if you buy it locally and in season. All the thicknesses are fine with me – from pencil-thin spears to thick stalks. However, I…

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A new series on Julia Child is premiering today. Learn more here.

Today on @hbomax, a new series on Julia Child is premiering! I, for one, will be curled up with a glass of wine and perhaps some French cheese in front of the screen. I hope you will all join me. Find it here.

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On Monday, March 14th I was on the @rachaelrayshow.

I demonstrated 3 unusual ways to use everyday sandwich bread; my favorite kind of cheating recipes. You can find them here. . . Spring Soup with Bread Dumplings, Lemony Pear Turnovers and Shortcut Mushroom Rolls.

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Olympics, Pro Bowl, Super Bowl: Here’s my Celebration Cookbook!

About this time each year, as Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, I get requests from viewers who need last minute help finding crowd friendly party recipes so I create a collection of some of my favorites. This February is an extra specially big event month with the Olympics starting…

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My dear friend Grace Young reminds us why America’s Chinatowns matter.

Chinatowns are struggling to survive and my dear friend Grace Young is reminding Americans why they matter. I was fortunate to contribute to this piece. Author Kristen Hartke included a paywall free link for those who don’t already subscribe to the Washington Post. Find it at #LoveAAPI (but please do…

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A look at Grove Court in NYC where my grandfather once lived.

Here is a cozy spot tucked away in Greenwich Village – Grove Court. My artsy grandfather lived there for a short while when I was a kid. I loved visiting him there. The downstairs bathroom was entered through a door in the bookshelf. Everything was sort of small, maybe that…

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My mom’s dollhouse all decked out for Christmas!

Sending good thoughts to everyone during this crazy time we are in. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

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Now, here is a splendid sweet idea for New Years!

Ok, so now you are all set for Christmas, let’s focus on what delicious things we might want to eat on New Years and here is a splendid sweet idea: cookies from the Salty Heifer, one of my favorite cookie places. I mean how can you resist something called the…

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Need a gift idea for the foodie in your family?

Well, how about a subscription to the online series of short cooking videos called Cook with Jacques Pépin & Friends? Volume 3 is just out with 50 new recipes. The teachers in this series are all accomplished chefs and friends of Jacques Pepin. It is a gift guaranteed to improve any budding…

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Hey New Yorkers! If you still need stocking stuffers, here is the place to find them!

Still looking for stocking stuffers? If you live in New York City do I have the place for you! KK discount at 78 Mulberry Street. Look what I picked up there during a recent visit. They have EVERYTHING and at a spectacular price. (wondering what that tool is on the…

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Looking for a unique holiday gift for your food friends? Look here.

Here is the perfect affordable unique holiday gift for your food friends – spice mixes from Airis Johnson. She made the best jambalaya I had ever tasted. The secret? Her Cajun Spice blend. Now you too can make the perfect jambalaya.

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Oh the places you will go, and the food you will eat on an Oceania cruise!

Oh the places you will go – and the food you will eat – not to mention the pastries made fresh every day – on an Oceania cruise. And the cooking classes offered are simply amazing. I can’t wait to get back on board in the new year!! Thank you…

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In Episode 1010 of Sara’s Weeknight Meals I visit Brazil and Puerto Rico by way of their kitchens.

On this show I tour Latin America by way of it’s kitchens when I cook with two amazing Latin American cooks. First up, Chef Letitia Morenos Schwartz takes me to a Brazilian café to taste some of the unique flavors of her native country; then we shop for some ‘only…

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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 and tasty (!) Holiday gifts for your friends and family. 

As the air is getting chilly and holiday gifts are filling 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 make…

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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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