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I saw “Julia” the documentary which debuted in movie theaters in early November. Watch for it in your area!

“JULIA” the documentary by Oscar-nominated ‘RBG’ filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West is just coming out on the big screen. The film debuted at the Lincoln Square and Angelika  theaters in NYC and two theaters in LA. There will be many, many more locations around the country in the following weeks.…

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“Eating With Friends,” Episode 1006 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals,” makes entertaining stress free!

No need to sweat when company comes with my simple recipes. First, a Japanese Beef Fondue where guests cook their own meal in a flavorful broth. Then for dessert we have a make ahead Skillet Apple Pie, spiked with cranberries, topped with crumbled shortbread crust and drizzled with caramel. Find…

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Skillet Apple Cranberry Pie with Shortbread Crust

Note: the filling and the crust can be made several days ahead and kept covered and chilled in the fridge. Just assemble and bake the pie about 25 minutes before you want to eat it. The caramel sauce can also be prepared ahead and then reheated. Start to finish: 1…

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Japanese Beef Fondue with Wasabi Cream

For the broth and vegetables: 7 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade One 3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and thickly sliced 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed with the side of a knife 8 scallions, white and 1 inch of the green parts, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon…

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Here are some unique and tasty (!) Holiday gifts for your friends and family. 

As the air is getting chilly and holiday gifts are filling store windows, it’s time to think about holiday treats. One of my favorites is shortbread cookies, and @walkersshortbreadUS, one of the sponsors of the new season of #SarasWeeknightMeals, you’ll find a selection of special seasonal packages that will make…

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“When Pigs Fry,” Episode 1005 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” is up!

If you’re a secret porkatarian then this is the show for you! Wok guru Grace Young joins us with her Chinese Barbecued Pork and Yangchow Fried Rice and then I bring my tasty grilled pork to the table. Find it here.

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Yangchow Fried Rice

Serves 3 as a main course or 4 as part of a multi-course meal 2 tablespoons peanut or grapeseed oil 4 ounces small shrimp, peeled and deveined, and cut into ½-inch pieces 4 cups cold cooked Classic Rice (recipe below) 1 cup frozen peas 12 ounces Chinese Barbecue Pork, cut…

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Chinese Barbecued Pork

Adapted from Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge If you don’t want to make it yourself and you live near a Chinatown you’ll see it hanging in the windows of some Cantonese restaurants. The homemade is of course far superior to store bought which often has red food coloring. For the…

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Melon Cucumber Salsa

Start to finish: 40 minutes Hands-on time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled, divided 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk 1/4 cup mayonnaise (low-fat if you prefer) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing the pork…

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Check out Episode 1004 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” It’s all about “No Meat All Flavor.”

Good for you and good for the planet, vegetarian food will have even more converts once they taste the hearty and flavorful food I’ve got in this episode, starting with a recipe by vegan cook Adam Sobel.  He makes Korean Barbecue Tacos with a satisfying kick of heat.  I’ve got a new…

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