About Sara Moulton

Sara Moulton kicked off her sixth season as host of public television's Sara's Weeknight Meals in January of 2017.  It is the latest milestone in a storied career that stretches back more than 30 years. A protégée of Julia Child, Sara was the founder of the New York Women's Culinary Alliance, executive chef of Gourmet magazine, Food Editor of ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," and the host of several well-loved shows on the Food Network during that channel's first decade. A teacher at heart, Sara's mission has remained the same for decades -- to help the home cook land dinner on the table.

Following her graduation from the Culinary Institute of American in 1977, Sara spent seven years as a restaurant chef in Boston and New York.  In the early Eighties she shifted into recipe testing and development.  It was while working as an instructor at Peter Kump's New York Cooking School (now known as the Institute of Culinary Education) that Sara discovered her love of teaching.  In 1984 Sara took a job in the test kitchen at Gourmet magazine.  Four years later she became chef of Gourmet's executive dining room, a position she held until the magazine was closed in 2009.

Sara's TV career began in 1979 when she was hired to work behind the scenes on public television's "Julia Child & More Company." Her friendship with Julia eventually led to Sara's gig at "GMA," where what started as another behind-the-scenes position developed in 1997 into on-camera work. By then Sara had begun hosting "Cooking Live," a live call-in show, for the Food Network.  During the next ten years, she'd host several other shows for them, totaling over 1500 episodes.

Sara is the author of several cookbooks including Sara Moulton Cooks at Home (2002), Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals (2005) and Sara Moulton's Everyday Family Dinners (2010).  In March of 2016, Sara released her latest book, Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better, a cookbook and teaching manual aimed at making readers more confident in the kitchen.

In August of 2012 Sara began writing "The Healthy Plate," a weekly column for the Associated Press.  In January of 2015, she refocused the column under the title "KitchenWise."

Before last year's Festival, Sara talked food chemistry and family dinner on WKVT's Green Mountain Mornings — click here to listen!

Find out more about Sara at saramoulton.com!