SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS Renowned chef, television personality, magazine editor and cookbook author Sara Moulton brings her signature warmth and informative style back to public television in her new series, Sara's Weeknight Meals. Based on her book, Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals, Sara and her celebrity-chef friends share their ideas for flavorful, healthy meals with minimal fuss. Twenty fast-paced and engaging episodes feature quick, delicious and routine-breaking entrees designed to inspire and empower home cooks. Episodes include: "Breakfast for Dinner," "Soup for Supper" and "The Substantial Sandwich." Sara Moulton Host of Sara’s Weeknight Meals 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
Silver Plume Productions Silver Plume Productions, producers of Sara’s Weeknight Meals, is a five year-old company that has carved a niche of award-winning lifestyle and documentary programming. With a seasoned staff with experience at every major broadcast and cable network, Silver Plume currently has three daily shows airing with over 200 hours of original programming. Currently on Food Network…the triple Emmy winning Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello, Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller and annually All Star Thanksgiving Special and on the DIY Network…Home Made Easy. In addition to Sara’s Weeknight Meals, Silver Plume has a new reality cooking series, Rescue Chef, premiering on Food Network in March 2008, as well as a financial series for couples, For Love or Money, premiering on Fine Living Network in the fourth quarter of 2008. Natalie Gustafson President & Executive Producer Natalie has a resumé that reads like TV Guide. She has produced Emmy, Peabody and ratings- winning shows with some of the giants in the business: Oprah Winfrey, Diane Sawyer, Peter Jennings, Hugh Downs, Charles Gibson and Martha Stewart, as well as countless celebrities and has delivered hundreds of hours of television for clients including ABC, CBS, PBS, Food Network, Lifetime, A&E, ESPN, TBS, Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart, National Geographic, and Paramount. Natalie has won the Emmy® two years in a row for directing Easy Entertaining. And proving that award-winning directing delivers award-winning performances, Michael Chiarello won the Emmy for Best Service Show host. Matthew Shapiro CEO Matt is an accomplished creative executive with experience spanning network, syndication, cable, local television and new media. For years, he helped decide what programs played on stations across the country and is recognized for his understanding of audience tastes, for increasing ratings, and for the proven ability to win the battles for the heads, hearts, eyeballs, and wallets of the audience. Matt has run two start-ups, served as a director of a public company, and been Vice President Network Development for NBC, Corporate Vice President Programming & Marketing at MMT, Program Director for KRON-TV, and Senior Producer at ABC. He is also an Emmy® and Peabody winning producer who created the first access reality series for ABC. Adrienne Hammel Senior Producer Adrienne has 15 years experience producing lifestyle television, including such shows as Quick Fix Meals, Real Simple, B. Smith with Style, Home Made Easy, Everyday Elegance with Colin Cowie, It’s a Surprise with Marc Summers and Our Home. She’s also
produced several one-hour specials for Food Network and an HGTV pilot with Katie Brown. On the reality front, Adrienne received two daytime Emmy® nominations while producing A Baby Story for TLC. Adrienne actually lives lifestyle television. She and her husband Ed enjoy cooking and entertaining and on weekends can often be spotted at Home Depot, picking up materials for weekend projects. Her areas of expertise range from cooking to home décor, gardening and helpful household hints. Kate Rohmann Director of Operations, Coordinating Producer For over 8 years at Food Network, MTV & VH1, Kate managed every type of television production…in the studio and in the field…from large-scale award shows to multicamera studio shows to ENG remotes…with budgets as high as two million dollars. Her credits include MTV Video Music Awards, Before They Were Rock Stars, The Tom Green Show, Molto Mario, FoodNation, My Country My Kitchen and Grillin’ & Chillin’.