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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.

Today the Jacques Pépin Foundation 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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“How can I keep chocolate chip cookies from spreading during baking. I love a plump cookie” 🍪 is a question from Karen McCarthy Pratt addressed to my website column, “The Kitchen Shrink.”

My answers are based on the assumption that you used the original Tollhouse cookie recipe. There are several reasons why your cookies might be spreading: The dough is too soft. It might have sat out too long on the counter before you baked the cookies, or you might have let the…

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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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