Episode 301

My third PBS season starts this week!

“Winter Comfort Food,” Episode 301 of Sara’s Weeknight Meals starts airing this week around the country. I’ll be making Smoky Fish Chowder and Root Vegetable Latkes, after a visit to Stone Barns Center, a sustainable farm  in Pocantico Hills, New York, with my nephew Peter. This episode is my salute to…


Shredded Root Vegetable Latkes

Makes about 12 latkes, 4 servings Hands-on time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 25 minutes         Ingredients 1 pound assorted root vegetables, such as turnips, beets, parsnips, and carrots 1/2 pound boiling potatoes, such as Yukon Gold or Red Bliss 1 small onion 1 large egg 1/3…


Smoky Fish Chowder

Makes about 9 cups, 4 servings Hands-on time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 30 minutes         Ingredients 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter ½ pound Canadian bacon 1 medium onion 2 medium stalks celery 1 pound boiling potatoes such as Yukon Gold or Red Bliss 1 tablespoon…