sarah's weeknight meals
S7 E3: Beantown

Beantown

The best chefs know that beans can round out a meal with extra flavor and texture, and today we have two of the best chefs. Joey Campanaro of New York's Little Owl makes an amazing salad dressing chicken with escarole and bean salad on the side, and chef Ming Tsai joins his old buddy Sara to make black bean scallops and zucchini. Sara then takes to the woods to search for edible wild plants with a professional forager who sells her finds to New York's top chefs. Recipes: Salad dressing chicken; Escarole and bean salad; Black bean scallops and zucchin.

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2019-09-05T00:00:00-07:00

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