Sara’s Weeknight Meals: Season 12

Episode 1207: Festive Feasts

Holidays and special occasions call for show stopping main courses that take a little extra time.   Vegetarians, this one’s for you – my elegant Butternut Squash and Date Crostata sits comfortably next to the holiday turkey as a main dish.   Or you can wow them with my crispy Roast Duck with Duck Fat Popovers.   For the holiday drink? Cheating Eggnog. And if you’re missing family this holiday, catch our piece about a woman who is saving the recipes of Italian grandmothers she calls “Pasta Grannies.”

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Pasta Grannies: Vicky Bennison is the creator of ‘Pasta Grannies’, which has nearly two million followers across YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.  It all started when she noticed that younger Italians weren’t learning the traditional recipes of their grandmothers – recipes that would be lost unless someone recorded them   Vicky was that person, who jumped in without any prior experience with video or filmmaking. Vicky’s first book, based on her ‘You Tube’ success, has been translated into 6 languages and won a James Beard Award in 2019.    When not travelling through Italy filming grandmothers, Vicky likes gardening and spending time with her family and grandson, Raff


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