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Leslie Lennox’s book on pesto provides a one size fits all herbs master recipe for the sauce

Summertime and plentiful herbs (maybe even in your very own backyard) makes this new book something you might want to pick up and cook from. With a one-size-fits-all-herbs master recipe and 90 more using that master recipe, you will be busy celebrating summer’s bounty way into the fall.

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I was recently interviewed by Mat Schuster on Food, Wine & the Culinary Mind.

I recently did a podcast interview with Mat Schuster on Food, Wine & the Culinary Mind. It has just gone live and here is a link. Or check out the podcast socially @culinarymindcast or www.canelasf.com/podcast for more info.  

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I have a new favorite culinary oil – Argan, from Morocco. Learn more here.

Meet my new favorite culinary oil – Argan, from Morocco. It has an absolutely delicious nutty taste, reminds me a little of pumpkin seed oil (but less intense) and can be used in all sorts of applications – in dressings, to flavor grains, drizzled on grilled protein or vegetables, and…

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Last week at Lake Austin Spa I demo’ed this Raw Asparagus, Mushroom and Parsley Salad. Here is the recipe.

Here is the recipe for the Raw Asparagus, Mushroom and Parsley Salad that I demo’ed at the Lake Austin Spa Last Week. It is topped with pistachios and parmesan, dressed with evoo and fresh lemon, and embellished with extra herbs from their garden – orange mint, lemon thyme and chervil…

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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.

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I will be one of the judges on “Beat Bobby Flay” on Sunday, May 5th at 10pm.

I will be a judge on “Beat Bobby Flay,” Episode 2005, Something’s Fishy. The show features Chef and Restaurateur Richard Blais and TV host Natalie Morales who have brought in San Antonio’s premiere Mexican Chef, Johnny Hernandez, and skilled New Jersey Chef, Coby Farrow, to help them kick Bobby out of his…

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I was recently a guest on the podcast, “Kitchen Chat,” with Margaret McSweeney and Jaime Laurita.

I joined Host, Margaret McSweeney, and Chef Jaime Laurita in the Viking and La Cornue Showroom for the podcast, “Kitchen Chat: Savor the Day.” Among the things we talked about was the fact that Jaime’s first television appearance was on my show, “Cooking Live.” Here is a link to the web site. Hope you will…

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Here is my latest column for the U of M alumni magazine. The topic: how to get more veggies into your diet.

As spring emerges, so do the farmers markets, soon bursting with everything from endive to eggplants. Given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends consuming 2 ½ to 3 cups of vegetables per day, now is a great time to start slipping more veggies into your diet. My latest column…

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On April 5th and 6th I will be participating in a Food Writing Forum at the New School University Center in Manhattan. Find out more here.

Food writing is in transition from the world of print to the digital world. On April 5th and 6th I will be participating in “Food Writing Forum: Opportunities and Challenges in a Digital Age” at the New School University Center in Manhattan. Hope you will join me! You can find out…

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Looking for a special trip this spring? Come join me at the Lake Austin Spa Resort on May 14. 

Looking for a special trip? Come join me at the Lake Austin Spa resort, a very special place. I will be teaching a class of spring recipes on Tuesday May 14th from 2 to 3:30 pm for overnight guests. The scenery is spectacular, the classes are inspiring, and the food…

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Season 8 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” is now available on Create TV.

Season 8 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” is now available on Create TV. Here’s where you can find the schedule in your area.

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Read my Huffington Post interview about Sexual Harassment.

Here’s the link to my Huffington Post interview about Sexual Harassment.

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I joined Ming Tsai for Episode 1605 of “Simply Ming” which aired November 10th.

I joined Ming Tsai for Episode 1605 of “Simply Ming” which aired November 10th at 2pm on Boston’s #WGBH! Focusing on comfort food, we prepared an Alsatian Onion Tart, French Onion Apple soup and a cocktail, Gator Bait. You can find a clip and the recipes here.

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Join me and sponsor Hodgson Mill on Tuesday, November 13th for a live Facebook chat about your Thanksgiving feast.

Join me and sponsor Hodgson Mill on Tuesday, November 13th from 2 to 3 pm CST for a live Facebook chat discussing creative recipes for your Thanksgiving feast! Get ideas for stove top side dishes that won’t use up precious oven space.  And, if you have any questions or suggestions…

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Here is the link to my interview on “Conversations with Jeff Weeks.”

On October 25th I was interviewed by Jeff Weeks on his WSRE show “Conversations with Jeff Weeks.” We discussed my experiences with Julia Child, at Gourmet Magazine, and on the Food Network as well as my books and curent PBS show. The show, which is a service of Pensacola State College, ran…

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On October 19th, 20th, and 21st I will be in Pensacola, Florida for WSRE’s 30th Wine and Food Classic

On October 19th through 21st I will be in Pensacola, Florida for WSRE’s 30th Wine and Food Classic! The event will help to support WSRE, a PBS member station, locally owned and licensed to the Pensacola State College District Board of Trustees. The weekend will include a “Walkabout Tasting” from 6…

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On Wednesday, September 26th, I was interviewed by Shari Bayer on her Heritage Radio Network program “All in the Industry.”

On Wednesday, September 26th, at 4pm I was interviewed on “All in the Industry,” an internet-based radio show hosted by Shari Bayer of Bayer Public Relations on the Heritage Radio Network. It is now live 24/7 here.

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On September 17th I will be serving lobster rolls at Chelsea Piers to benefit “A 2nd Helping of Life.”

On the evening of Sept. 17th, I will join Rebecca Charles of Pearl Oyster Bar and an impressive team of New York’s women chefs at Pier Sixty in Chelsea Piers to celebrate SHARE and the 15th anniversary of the tasting benefit, “A Second Helping of Life. ” We will be serving 1.2K+…

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“Flavors of Tuscany,” Episode 801 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” airs this week. Lean more here.

Season 8 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” has launched with Episode 801: Flavors of Tuscany.  Come along as I visit Villa Dianella, a 15th century hunting lodge in Vinci, once owned by the Medicis, now owned by Veronica D’Entreves. We’re here to taste Chianti wines from the vineyard and then make a…

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Season 8 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” has launched! Learn more here.

Season 8 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” has started. I hope you will join me as I search for tempting family recipes to share with you. I start out in Europe visiting an old villa in Tuscany, a lemon farm on the Amalfi coast, and the fairy tale Spanish village of Madremanya.…

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On September 15th and 16th I was at The Essex Culinary Resort in Vermont.

On the evening of September 15th I was at the Junction at The Essex Culinary Resort and Spa to curate two multi-course tastings selected from my favorite fall recipes. The next day, September 16th, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm I did a demo at The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort and Spa. To learn…

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On the anniversary of Julia Child’s birthday I was interviewed on the radio show, “The Connected Table Live.”

On August 15th 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 it was the anniversary of her birthday. Hope you joined us! If not, the show is available by…

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Want to go on an amazing culinary trip to Tuscany in the fall?

My friend Paula Lambert, the founder of The Mozzarella Company in Dallas Texas, and an expert in all things Italian, has a few spots left in the October 10-17 tour. I have gone twice on this trip and I cannot recommend it enough. Every day is packed with culinary adventures…

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Here are my memories from the June 7th Fundraiser sponsored by the Jacques Pépin Foundation.

On June 7th, I gave a speech at a fundraiser for the Rhode Island Community Kitchen sponsored by the Jacques Pépin Foundation and it was so much fun to see old buddies, a cast of thousands (of chefs). Here are my memories of the event: At left, I am with…

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