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Dinner at 8 (#418H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Entertaining is easy with Sara's elegant but super simple recipes, even if your only guests are your immediate family on a weeknight. Try her Duck with Gingered Grape Sauce for an impressive entree, and, for food that's fun, you can't go wrong with the fabulously interactive Japanese Beef Fondue.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 25, 2016 -- 12:30pm

Just 5 Ingredients (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Less is more when you use just 5 ingredients: less time, less money but with Sara's easy recipes, much more flavor. Jean Anderson's Oven Fried Chicken will knock you out, and our Salmon with Wasabi Crust is just spicy enough. Finally, the elegant but easy Duck Confit with Braised Leeks and Sauerkraut.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Louisiana Style (#516H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Farm fresh food is a mantra for Sara and so many chefs. That's why her tea rubbed duck salad with Roquefort and pear dressing hits every note. Then, Sara is off to California's Napa Valley to visit chef Joey Altman, a three time James Beard award winner. They visit a winery and gather ingredients at a local farm for an al fresco meal of salmon and corn salad with pea pesto crostini.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 27, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Burgers and Fries (#302H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

America's favorite food just gets better as Sara pursues the ultimate burger. First, a trip to the butcher for a lesson on the best grind of meat, which Sara uses in her Spanish Burgers. Sara takes a side trip to taste triple beef tallow cooked French fries at Philly's Dandelion Restaurant. Back at home, Sara makes her own version with simple Oven Baked Fries and a comfort food mash-up, Meatloaf Burgers.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 28, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sam's Simple Saute (#504H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sara's son Sam stops by to cook a fast favorite based on a simple technique - sauteed lemon chicken with capers. Also on the menu, one of Sam's favorites, buttermilk fried pork chops. We'll also stop by Wholesome Wave, a unique initiative to connect farmers with fresh food to people in underserved communities.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Appetizers for Dinner (#218H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

It's Super Bowl time, and for the big game try appetizers - simple foods you can eat with your hands. Sara's got Chorizo Chicken Wings with a secret ingredient - guys will love 'em! Asian-Style Pork Sliders combine juicy pork with the cool crunch of fresh veggies. Beer Batter Shrimp is super crispy yet light and marries well with a zesty Asian dipping sauce. These simple foods deserve a classic drink, Old Fashioned Egg Creams, straight from the deli and into your home.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Bird Is The Word (#419H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Who doesn't like chicken? In a salute to our favorite bird, Sara presents two of her most loved recipes: White Bean Chicken Chili and Angry Chicken, cooked with special guest, Top Chef's Dale Talde.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 1, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

15-Minute Sautes (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sometimes the fastest route to dinner is to saute or quick fry a piece of meat or fish. Sara shows the proper technique and then some quick, mix-and-match ways to change it up. First, Pork Saute with a choice of two sauces, then Spicy Blackened Fish with a homemade Creole rub.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Pestopalooza (#517H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Summer means more of everything and if you have extra herbs, this is the show for you. We start with a traditional basil pesto, string bean and potato pasta from guest chef Giuseppe Fanelli. On Ask Sara, tips on growing your own windowsill herb garden and how to cook with herb. Sara also creates her phenomenal brown and wild rice with broccoli pesto.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 3, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Italian, Philly Style with Marc Vetri (#303H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sara and chef Marc Vetri plunge into Philadelphia's Italian Market to source the rustic ingredients his Philly eateries are known for. Back in Sara's kitchen, they make two weeknight friendly Italian dishes - Sal's Meatballs in Pizza Sauce and Spaghetti in Parchment with Clams and Scallions.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 4, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Trip to Spain (#505H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

What's not to like about Spanish food? Ham, chorizo, great seafood, tapas - Sara has some great recipes like pork with spanish olives and fideo, a paella like dish that uses noodles instead of rice. Delicious! Sara also visits a specialty maker of chorizo, the spicy sausage beloved throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 6, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Latin All-Stars with Maricel Presilla (#219H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Famed Latin American chef and food historian Maricel Presilla shares her favorite dishes and cooking techniques with Sara. Her Zucchini Cuban-Style Cherry Tomato Sofrito with Almond Cacao Picada is vegetarian, but satisfying enough for die hard carnivores. A thick and hearty Mayan Turkey Stew has the unique taste of tomatillos and tortillas on the side. And Maricel's signature Braised Pork with Greens features the best of Latin American cooking!

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 7, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Middle Eastern Mashup (#420H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Lamb is the go-to meat of the Middle East and in this episode, Sara combines two favorite lamb dishes with recipes she learned on a recent trip to Turkey. She's got Lamb Chops with a Turkish Pear Salsa, plus Herbed Lamb and Feta Burgers. On top of that, an addictive Turkish Mushroom and Cheese Dip that's super fast and simple.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Fish in a Bag (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The French call cooking fish in a wrapper of foil or parchment en papillote. We call it simply brilliant! Special guest Marc Vetri joins Sara with a delicious recipe for Clam Pasta en Papillote, then Sara shows us her own Salmon in a Bag - so simple and juicy, you'll use this easy technique on seafood from now on.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 9, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

One Pan Wonder (#518H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Using just one pan for dinner makes both the cook and the dishwasher happy, plus it's so easy. We start with guest Ming Tsai and his coconut lemon chicken soup. Then on Ask Sara, tips for using the original pot, the wok. Finally, Sara helps a young bride with an easy one-pot meal - Greek shrimp, farro and greens.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 10, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

I'm Cheating On You (#304H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

How does Sara get great food on the table every night with no effort at all? She cheats! Lucky for you. she'll reveal all her tricks and secrets in this episode. She'll show you fast Sticky Buns without the yeast, a way to bake risotto instead of stirring it with Baked Risotto with Red Wine, Sweet Potatoes and Duck Confit and cheaters Wonton Ravioli stuffed with spinach, ricotta and mozzarella.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 11, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Take Out Chinese at Home (#506H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Are you a fan of takeout? Then this is your episode! Sara will demonstrate how to make traditional Chinese takeout dishes at home faster than driving to pick them up. First, stir-fry queen Grace Young shows us how to season a wok, and then cooks up her fast and easy Chinese Burmese chicken. Then, Sara makes homemade baby egg rolls with soy dipping sauce. Her goal? Have it on the table before her two staff members can pick up the same dish at a Chinese restaurant. Its beat the clock - Sara style.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 13, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Dinner for Two (#220H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Shopping and cooking for two has its own challenges, but Sara has tips and tricks to make these intimate dinners both easy and romantic. Chicken Saltimbocca with Artichoke Sauce is so elegant yet so easy - thin strips of chicken, sage and prosciutto enveloped in a creamy Marsala-based artichoke sauce. Eggs Baked in Red Wine is a cozy, classic French recipe, perfect for dinner by the fireplace. And end the meal with a Warm Chocolate Cheesecake that's simply seductive.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 14, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Not Just for Kids (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Parents rejoice! Sara has two kid-friendly recipes, fast and easy for a weeknight, that will satisfy a picky palate but tasty and sophisticated enough to please an adult. First up: Beer Batter Shrimp, then Sara and the kids cook up Pasta Pizza. And for a lunchbox treat, there's Sara's Jiggly Orange Wedges.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 16, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Asian Flavors with Dale Talde (#305H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Top Chef contestant and Asian-American restaurateur Dale Talde shows Sara his secret sources in Chinatown for pulled noodles and other ingredients, then they come back to Sara's home kitchen to cook up Pad Thai with Oysters and Bacon and his signature dish, Angry Chicken, spiced like kim chee and marinated in yogurt with lots of potatoes to soak up the sauce.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 18, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Meatless Mondays (#507H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Were you bad over the weekend? Get back on track as you clean out and veg out with the hottest vegetarian chef around Amanda Cohen. Sara will answer viewer questions about mushrooms and vegetable storage on Ask Sara, and she cooks her own vegetarian dish, mu shu vegetables.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 20, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Winter Comfort Food (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sara gets tons of winter veggies from a farm where her nephew works and learns how they are grown in the winter months. And she uses them for Root Vegetable Latkes paired with Smoked Fish Chowder - perfect for a cold and rainy day.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 21, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Fan Fare (#502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tailgating is even more enjoyable with a fun, substantial and easy to make sandwich, along with portable salads and desserts. Sara's kielbasa sandwiches with kim chi and cheddar is a crazy mash up of cultures, but it works deliciously. She takes them to a rowing regatta to eat with friends and cheer on the team. Then, Sara's chorizo chicken wings are perfect for a game day meal, especially with her version of egg cream. And, in Ask Sara, we've got simple tips for packing a picnic!

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 22, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Cooking Ahead (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sometimes the easiest way to get dinner on the table on a weeknight is to cook ahead on Sunday. Eat these hearty comfort meals on Sunday, then reheat or use them in tons of other ways during the week. Sara's got Braised Brisket with "Flying Discs" and Rice with Broccoli Rabe Pesto. Plus, she'll teach you everything you need to know about grains.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 23, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Remembering Julia (#306H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sara pays tribute to her mentor, Julia Child, by cooking favorite dishes from their years together on Julia Child and More Company and Good Morning America. With lots of never-before-seen photos and archival footage, Sara whips up her versions of Julia's French favorites such as Broccoli and Goat Cheese Souffleed Omelet, Fish Meuniere and Chicken Cassoulet.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 25, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Mid-East Meets West (#503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sara's guest Einat Admony of New York's Balaboosta has legions of fans for her Israeli/Mediterranean cuisine, and she's bringing it to our kitchen with a traditional sinaya - a Middle Eastern shepherd's pie. We'll discover more about Einat's fascinating background, including a stint in the Israeli Army. Also on the menu, one of Sara's favorites - falafel salad.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 29, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Leftover Show (#410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Embrace your leftovers with Sara's quick and clever recipes using last night's meal in an entirely new way. You'll love Tomato, Chicken and Tortilla Soup, and any kind of cooked pasta can star again in Sara's Brie, Bacon and Spaghetti Frittata.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • early Thurs 9/29 1am-6am: planned KQET/DT25 outage

      (DT25-1 through DT25-3) Late Wed/early Thurs 9/29 1am, the KQET DT25 transmitter will be turned off for maintenance and electrical upgrades. The plan is that the signal should be restored at approximately 6am. Most Over the Air TVs will automatically restore the signal once the transmitter is turned back on. However, a few viewers may […]

    • early Mon 9/26: planned KQEH/DT54 Over the Air outage

      UPDATE: This morning’s maintenance took place at 8:36am, with the signal restored at 8:45am. (DT54-1 through DT54-5) At some point early Monday morning Sept 26th (before 9am), the KQEH transmitter will be turned off for about 10 minutes for maintenance. Because of the short duration, most TVs will automatically restore the signal once the transmitter […]

    • early Tues 9/13: KQEH DT54 (KQED Plus) planned overnight outage

      UPDATE: power was restored at 6:45am Tuesday. Most TVs will restore the channels automatically, but a few viewers may need to do a rescan. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – (DT54-1 through 54-5) late Monday/early Tuesday 9/13 The DT54 Over the Air signal will be […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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