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Sara's Weeknight Meals - Sara Moulton Bio

Sara Moulton is one of the most beloved culinary personalities on air and in print. As Gourmet magazine’s executive chef and food editor for Good Morning America, Sara has been at the forefront of making the kitchen fun and accessible through the power of TV — earning trust and admiration along the way. She is thrilled to be hosting her newest cooking series, Sara’s Weeknight Meals, on public television.

As perhaps the most respected woman in the food world, Sara brings years of training and experience to every project. She graduated with high honors from the Culinary Institute of America, worked in restaurants for seven years, taught at The Institute of Culinary Education and co-founded the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, an “old girls network” for women in the culinary industry.

Her TV career began when no less than Julia Child trusted Sara to work behind the scenes for her on PBS and Good Morning America, a position that ripened by 1997 into on-camera work. By then Sara had begun hosting the Food Network’s Cooking Live.

Six years and over 1,200 hour-long shows later, Cooking Live ended its run on March 31, 2002. Sara’s Secrets began the next day and continues to air seven days a week. She was consistently watched by millions of loyal viewers with her practical advice on culinary disasters. “Other TV chefs may own famous restaurants and perform with theatrical flair,” noted TV Guide’s Herma Rosenthal, “But Moulton’s the one you can actually picture popping over to help you fix the lumpy gravy or the fallen soufflé.”

Sara is the author of two best-selling cookbooks; Sara Moulton Cooks at Home, published in 2002, and most recently, Sara’s Secret for Weeknight Meals, published in 2005. Sara’s mission as both author and television host it to get viewers in the kitchen, cooking delicious and healthy food at home and to dine with family and friends.

Sara lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Sara Moulton: Fun Facts

  • Sara serves as executive chef for Gourmet magazine, a position in which she makes the magazine come “alive.” She oversees Gourmet’s executive dining room, develops recipes for clients, teaches master cooking classes and serves as a consultant.
  • Sara is the food editor for Good Morning America, where she frequently makes guest appearances.
  • Every Thanksgiving, Sara presides over a turkey hot-line from the Times Square studios of Good Morning America as panicked cooks across the nation call her to solve culinary disasters on the most important home cooking day of the year.
  • Sara is so tiny — just 5 feet tall — that she has to have her television cooking sets scaled to her diminutive proportions. The counters have to be shorter so she can be seen above them and reach the cutting boards!
  • She is the go-to expert for culinary questions and kitchen disaster relief. For six years on the Food Network, she fielded viewers’ questions live on air for two hours a day while cooking a gourmet dinner! Now she answers the home cook’s questions in her web site’s (saramoulton.com) popular column, "The Kitchen Shrink."
  • Sara was the “Simon Cowell” of ice cream in a recent Haagen-Dazs® contest where ice cream lovers got to cook up their ideas for the best new flavor.
  • The Village Voice recently asked Sara what her last meal might include. Here is her “menu”:
    • Osetra caviar on homemade blinis
    • Cheese fondue
    • Peking duck with lots of extra crispy skin
    • Porcini gnocchi from New York’s Union Square Café
    • Indian-spiced cauliflower with peas
    • Sour-cherry crumble with brandy-spiked whipped cream
    • Dark chocolate truffles with a double espresso

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