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Jan 29, 2008 10:30 AM

Sara Moulton is back! New PBS show begins in April

Very thrilled! Occasionally visit her web site and today there is a link,, indicating she will be hosting a new show, Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals, on PBS sponsored by WETA out of Washington, DC to include 20 new shows. REALLY miss her, loved her as the host of Sara's Secrets on the Food Network and used to love watching Cooking Live years ago in Chicago while I prepared dinner. She is so unassuming and friendly, yet very professional and knowledgable. Will be thrilled to see her on PBS - welcome back Sara!

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  1. Wonderful news - thanks! Her blog is quite nice - was just checking it on the link you posted. I was interested in her comment that people seemed more inclined to get recipes off the internet rather than buying cookbooks. My husband would love that to be the case with me, but it's not.

    1. Whoo-hoo! Thanks for sharing the good news, Diane.

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      1. re: optimal forager

        Well good for her, both on her new show and for getting far away from FN.

      2. Finally, news about a real chef returning to TV, and not about another actual chef losing their spot among the "quick/fast/easy/lowest common denominator appeal" hosts.

        1. Finally is right! When I met her a couple of years ago, she had said that the new show would be airing *last* Spring, so I'm relieved that it's finally happening!

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          1. re: Katie Nell

            Katie Nell, you met her! How cool.

            I bet she's as 'real' in real life as she appeared to be on the formerly good FN.

            Am I right?

            1. re: dolores

              It was very cool! She was at the Culinary Center of Kansas City, and she did a cooking demonstration and they served dinner from her Weeknight Meals cookbook. The book was included with dinner and she signed everyone's copy as well. She came around to everyone's table and chatted and took pictures. She said she was 5'-0", but I felt like I towered over her at 5'-1"... she called me another little shrimp too! She is very much a hippy in person, and extremely down to earth.

              1. re: Katie Nell

                Thanks, Katie. Funny, that's how she comes across on television -- although I didn't realize she was a fellow shortie!

                I wish her well in her new show, I am SO glad she landed on her feet.

                1. re: dolores

                  DH's "theory" about what happened to Sara's FN show was that Jasper White (a guest) put her in his pocket and left the studio with her.

          2. PBS, Thank you for letting us have Sara again.

            Food Network was way too amateur for her.