sarah's weeknight meals

Cooks and Books

There are cooking clubs and there are book clubs, and this one is both. Every month this Napa, California club picks a cookbook from which to sample recipes at a potluck dinner at a member's house. Sara joins to make two versions - chicken and prunes and shrimp tikka with mango chutney. She also visits a unique men-only cooking club - the Barbecue Pit Boys.

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2020-09-04T00:00:00-07:00

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Girlpower: Hot Young Female Chefs

Sara is all about empowering women in the kitchen, whether it's at home or in a restaurant. In this show she visits two up and coming female chefs who are changing their worlds. First, Mashama Baily of Savannah's The Grey, a hot new restaurant in that city's former Greyhound Station. They cook together, and Mashama takes Sara on a cook's tour of Savannah. Back in Sara's kitchen, Amanda Cohen of New York's Dirt Candy stops by to cook her zucchini and Pasta noodles with garlicky yogurt sauce. On the side, her Kentucky lemonade spiked with a good dose of bourbon and beet juice for color.

  • 2020-01-30T03:00:00-08:00
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Best of Summer

There is nothing like the height of summer for delicious produce, simply prepared. Sara's friends stop by to celebrate the season starting with Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. His grilled shrimp in lettuce wraps is delicious, portable and light in calories. Then Sara's buddy Giuseppe Fanelli makes a gorgeous lamb dish dressed with fresh heirloom tomatoes — agnello scottadito. And on Ask Sara, she answers a viewer's question about avocados. Recipes: Grilled shrimp in lettuce wraps; Agnello scottadito with heirloom tomatoes.

  • 2020-02-06T03:00:00-08:00
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Jewish Holidays

Sara celebrates the Jewish holidays with two traditional dishes that are often tricky to prepare. She takes viewers through the process, step by step, starting with wine braised brisket. On the side, her husband's Aunt Rifka's recipe for matzo balls they call 'flying discs'. Next, Sara and her nephew visit Stone Barns, the farm and food incubator in Westchester, New York to get fresh winter vegetables for her root vegetable latkes, Sara's version of the traditional Hanukkah dish. Recipes: Braised brisket with flying disks; Root vegetable latkes.

  • 2020-02-13T03:00:00-08:00
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