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I have been challenging myself to new baking projects and just made Gougeres from Dorie Greenspan’s recipe.

I, like you, have been challenging myself to new baking projects and here is one which made me enormously happy – Gougeres – totally addictive French cheese puffs. And it gets better – I learned from Dorie Greenspan’s recipe, gougeres can be frozen in the raw state and then just popped…

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Comfort from your Kitchen: Recipes for Pandemic Times

  I have put together a collection of recipes that you might find helpful during these stressful times – comforting soups, pantry based recipes, a variety of entrees, breads and a few easy desserts. Finally, since we are all baking more (myself included), I have set up a challenge for…

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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 would JC have done during coronavirus times, among many other things. I hope you tune in! The episode aired Thursday, May 14th and the podcast version can be…

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I have a chapter in a new book,”One Last Lunch.”  It is the perfect read for right now.

I have a chapter in a new book, just out “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…

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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”…

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Breakfast of Champions, or Dagwood Omelet? The Husband took items from last night’s meal and turned them into this!

Breakfast of Champions, or Dagwood Omelet? The Husband took items from last night’s meal and turned them into this – the omelet is stuffed with leftover chicken and snow peas, augmented with sharp cheddar, sprinkled with sesame seeds (quite random)  and served with leftover roasted potatoes and a popover (it reheated…

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Det Burgers

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…

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Happy Easter!!

These are eggs we (me and the kids, and assorted friends), decorated many years ago. Every year I pull them out and they make me happy (especially this year!) Happy Easter!!

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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… and are offering…

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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…

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If you want a box of gorgeous tasty produce delivered to your door, you must check out this new opportunity.

The Chefs Garden, a huge farm in Huron Ohio, has been supplying chefs around the country with delicious produce for many years. Now that most restaurants are closed and produce is sitting in the field, Lee Jones, the founder of chef’s garden (a friend, and a guest many years ago…

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Here is my new column in the Spring 2020 edition of the U of M alumni magazine.

Hope you’ll take a look at my new column in the Spring 2020 edition of the University of Michigan alumni magazine. In it I happily share a list of small, go-to gadgets—complete with recommendations on where to find them online. Get ready to have them change your culinary life. You…

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Here is the show I did with Floyd Cardoz in 2011.

Here is the show I did with Floyd Cardoz in 2011. He was one of our favorite guests, a great chef and lovely human being. We will miss him. (Pictured here -next to Floyd, my producer partner, Natalie Gustafson, and next to her Adrienne Hammel, the assistant producer). You can see it…

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RIP Floyd Cardoz, 1960-2020: A great chef and lovely human being. We will miss him.

RIP Floyd Cardoz, 1960-2020:  A great chef and lovely human being.  We will miss him! Cardoz, the creative force behind NYC restaurants Tabla and Bombay Bread Bar, died in New York this week from complications related to COVID-19.

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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.

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Too much time on your hands? Make slow-rise Rosemary Walnut Whole Wheat Bread!

What to do when you have too much time on your hands? Make slow-rise Rosemary Walnut Whole Wheat Bread – of course. Trouble is the instant yeast in the freezer is 3 years old, my whole wheat flour expired in 2016 and I don’t have any bread flour in house. Sooo,…

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When life gives you zested dried out lemons . . . read more here.

When life gives you zested dried out lemons           . . . juice them and make frozen lemon cubes to add to all those soups and stews you might be making while you are stuck at home.

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Although their Annual Founders Benefit Dinner was cancelled, the Jacques Pépin Foundation continues their critical work for the food service industry. Learn how you can help here.

This happy photo of me, Jacques, and Rick Moonen was taken last June, in Newport, RI where the Jacques Pépin Foundation co-hosted a dinner in collaboration with the community kitchen at the RI Food Bank. Although the Third Annual Founders Benefit Dinner for the JPF, which was to be held at The Yale…

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You must check out this new movie called “A Fine Line,” about women chefs.

You must check out this new movie called “A Fine Line.” Opening with the quote, “It is easier for a woman to become a CEO than a Head Chef,” it shows women chefs who have succeeded in the male dominated industry and tells their stories. Find the trailer here. The movie…

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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.  

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Did a dinner at Cooking by the Book in NYC last week and they wrote a very nice review of “Home Cooking 101.”

Did a dinner at “Cooking by the Book,” a great space in downtown New York City for cooking classes and corporate team building, for my New York Women’s Culinary Alliance last week and they wrote a very nice review of my most recent book “Home Cooking 101.” You can find…

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I was recently featured in a column in the January 2020 issue of “Total Food Service.” You can find it here.

I was recently featured in the column Spotlight On Top Women in Metro NY Foodservice and Hospitality in the January 2020 issue of Total Food Service.  You can find the article by Joyce Appelbaum on their web site here. You’ll find the digital version of the magazine here. Scroll to page 54 to…

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I interview Zingerman’s food finders Mo Frechette and Brad Hedeman in the latest “Michigan Alumnus.”

I recently interviewed food finders for Zingerman’s, Michigan Grads, Mo Frechette, ’92, MBA’06, and Brad Hedeman, ’98, who roam the world together sourcing the best-tasting products to sell in the store where they have worked since they were students. You’ll find it in my “Maize Graze” column from the latest…

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In “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” Episode 910: Mouth of the South, I head to Charleston and then the Louisiana Bayou.

In this, the last show of my 9th Season of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals,” I tour the South for some mouthwatering favorites. I start in the Church Tea Rooms of Charleston, South Carolina where every spring parishioners serve local favorites like Crab Soup, Huguenot Torte and Pimento Cheese Sandwiches. Then it’s off to the Louisiana…

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