sarah's weeknight meals

Tuscan Villa Pasta

The rich flavors of Tuscany are ours to taste at Villa Dianella, a 15th century hunting lodge once owned by the Medicis. Sara is here to taste chianti wines from the vineyard and then make a spectacular homemade chianti red pasta filled with local goat cheese and spring asparagus.

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Soul of the South

Sara travels to Charleston, South Carolina to learn the secrets to the legendary fried chicken of Martha Lou Gadsden of Martha Lou's Kitchen; then, a hidden history of Southern cooking and ingredients developed by African American cooks. Back in Sara's kitchen, she makes her version of a Southern classic, red beans and rice soup.

  • 2018-11-20T02:00:00-08:00
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Best Loved Italian Recipes

Everyone loves Italian and we have the best Italian recipes. First, salt baked pesce per due with braised greens, a simple but dramatic dish sure to impress from seafood expert David Pasternack. Then Philadelphia's best Italian chef Marc Vetri joins Sara to shop for ingredients for his father Sal's meatballs with pizza sauce, made in Sara's kitchen. And on Ask Sara, Sara shows a viewer an amazing trick for cutting olives and cherry tomatoes. Recipes: Salt baked pesce per due; Sal's meatballs.

  • 2018-11-27T02:00:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2018-12-04T02:00:00-08:00
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Double Down

Sara has got nearly a week's full of meals with the simplest idea - cook once, eat twice. Day one starts with a spicy roast pork that's easy and delicious. Day two, that pork is transformed into a Vietnamese banh mi sandwich. On day three, dinner is Peruvian baked chicken thighs that are transformed on day four into chicken and tomatillo salsa nachos. On Ask Sara, Sara answers a viewer's question on the best way to get kids involved in the kitchen. Recipes: Spicy roast pork; My banh mi; Peruvian baked chicken thighs; Chicken and tomatillo salsa nachos.

  • 2018-12-11T02:00:00-08:00
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