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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 last night 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…

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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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A look at my Mom’s sewing table.

When I was staying at my sister’s a few weeks ago we needed to repair a blanket so we opened up my Mom’s sewing table and I was floored to see the contents. How beautifully my Mom had arranged them. Reminded me of her watercolors which she kept neatly ordered…

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From April 22nd to 29th “Cherry Bombe” magazine sponsored The Julia Jubilee.

Cherry Bombe magazine celebrated the life and legacy of Julia Child from April 22nd to 29th as part of a special virtual conference. The tribute, in conjunction with the Julia Child Foundation, included a whole issue of Cherry Bombe about Julia as well as a JC festival online. Learn more…

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The Jacques Pepin Foundation annual fundraiser was May 14.

The Jacques Pepin Foundation has been very busy this spring. Their principle, annual fundraiser, “A Night with Jacques and Claudine Pepin” was virtual this year on Friday May 14. The hour-long Zoom event offered culinary technique demonstrations and a lot of entertainment from the father-daughter duo! You can learn more…

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I was very sad to hear that Martha Lou Gadsden, Chef of Martha Lou’s Kitchen, died on April 1.

The matriarch chef of the best fried chicken restaurant on the planet (in my estimation), Martha Lou’s Kitchen in Charleston SC, died on April 1 at the age of 91. Back in 2016 I was lucky enough to visit and cook the famous fried chicken with her granddaughter, Melanie Alston…

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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.

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,…

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Holiday eggs we decorated years ago.

Happy Easter! Last year as the pandemic started, I posted this picture with the note “every year I pull out these eggs we decorated years ago and they make me happy, especially this year.”  We are not out of this yet, and we all have to work hard to get…

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I interview Rick Bayless for my latest UM Alumnus Magazine article.

I got to interview Rick Bayless, Chef, Restaurateur and TV host, about his pandemic year, for my latest University of Michigan Alumnus Magazine article. He tells not just his story but reflects on the state of the restaurant industry in general and it is grim. Meanwhile, who knew that Rick…

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I’m proud to have a recipe featured in the Jacques Pépin Foundation’s new Video Recipe Book.

The Jacques Pépin Foundation recently released Cook with Jacques & Friends: Volume 2 and I’m proud to have a recipe featured in the Video Recipe Book. For many chefs, Jacques is a mentor who is generous beyond compare. His foundation supports free culinary and life skills training to individuals in…

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Dave Pasternack

Very sad day! My favorite fisherman and chef buddy Dave Pasternack had to close his amazing restaurant, Esca, on west 43rd street, a casualty of the pandemic (and an uncooperative landlord). He was a trail blazer. His food will be sorely missed. Hopefully when the dust settles we will find…

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Hooray!!! We got the go ahead to shoot season 10 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals.”

Hooray!!! We got the go ahead to shoot season 10 of my public tv show, “Sara’s Weeknight Meals,” later this year! (don’t worry, when is it safe).  It will be airing in the fall. But now, I need your help. We are going to be taking questions from viewers on…

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Learn about Chinese New Year traditions from this new children’s book.

Friday is the start of the Chinese New Year. My buddy Jeannie Chen, an accomplished food stylist and recipe developer, is also a fine illustrator and has done all the illustrations for this new children’s board book by Michele Wong McSween. It’s the perfect introduction for little humans to learn all about…

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My buddy, Chef Rick Bayless, has started an online video subscription; you should sign up.

I bet you could use a few quick Mexican cooking classes to perk you up. 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 for his workers.  You should sign up! Here are more…

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#mymomsdollhouse 

Here is a before and after shot of the miniature couch I found in my Mom’s dollhouse which I am renovating – My brother- in- law, John Murphy, just retired from his very intense job as the President of Rhode Island Hospital, is quite the woodworker! (who knew?) When I…

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