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Is there an easy, fool-proof way to make caramel?

I had been asked this question so often over the years that I included my favorite way to make caramel in Sara Moulton Cooks at Home. You can find it on page 54 and an in depth explanation of why I think it is the best method on page 55.…

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Rice Puppies

Who’d like a rice puppy? Here’s how to prepare this crispy treat (from rice farmer Eric Vaught, who I cooked with in episode 705 of Sara’s Weeknight Meals). 1 cup long grain white rice 2 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper 1…

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Kitchen Shrink answers, “When frying breaded chicken, how do you keep the coating on the meat?”

First of all make sure the chicken pieces are dry, coat them with flour (I like to use Wondra instantized flour) or cornstarch and shake off any excess. Then dip them in beaten egg or buttermilk, or a combination of the two, and finally coat them with bread crumbs, panko,…

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Hope you have discovered #smbakingchallenge on Instagram. I would love to see your version of my apple tart!

I have so loved seeing everyone’s tarts! This one was submitted by @aaron_skrypski. Amazing isn’t it!? Keep sharing your #smbakingchallenge outcomes.

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My friend Grace Young has started a campaign with @PosterHousenyc museum to support Chinatown during this epidemic.

My pal @stirfryguru started a campaign with @PosterHousenyc museum to save Chinatown and combat xenophobia. She is encouraging the public to use #ChinatownStories on Instagram to post memories and photos of your Chinatown, your favorite Chinese restaurants and food shops or stores, and how they’re faring under COVID as a…

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Learn more about stir frying from Grace Young. I did!

Nobody is as expert at stir frying as my buddy, Grace Young, the Stir Fry Guru. I was lucky to learn the basics from her several years ago on season four of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” We made this delicious Chinese Burmese Chili Chicken. Are you scared of stir frying? You must…

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Dale Talde’s Angry Chicken was one of most popular recipes ever on my show.

One of the most popular recipes ever on “Sara’s Weeknight Meals,” was Dale Talde’s Angry Chicken (fair warning – there is a bit of heat in there). You can find the recipe here. You probably know Dale from Top Chef and perhaps his many restaurants. His newest venture is actually open (in a safe way),…

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This dish from Top Chef winner Hung Huynh will be the perfect choice for a hot evening.

Here is the perfect light summer grilled dish from many time Top Chef winner Hung Huynh, who was my guest on season five of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” – Grilled Shrimp and Lettuce Wraps. You can find the recipe here and watch the show here.

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My latest article for the U of M alumni magazine introduces you to the folks who set up the NYC Queens Night Market and wrote the cookbook about it.

Here’s my latest article for the U of M alumni magazine – an interview with the folks who set up the NYC Queens Night Market and wrote the cookbook that celebrates it. There’s no market this year due to the pandemic, but you will get the flavor and recipes from the…

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I discover Brazilian food with cookbook author and chef, Leticia Moreinos Schwartz.

Way back in season 3 of Sara’s Weeknight Meals, I got together with a Brazilian cookbook author and chef, Leticia Moreinos Schwartz, first to taste and learn about some of the iconic dishes of Brazil and then to shop for the essential ingredients – dende oil, salt cod, and a…

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