Sara Moulton has been juggling multiple jobs — as well as a full family life — for her entire career. Admired by millions as the host of Cooking Live Primetime and Sara’s Secrets, Sara was one of the Food Network’s defining personalities during the outlet’s first decade. Sara was also the executive chef of Gourmet magazine for 23 years — right up until its closing in October 2009.

Sara is the author of Sara Moulton Cooks at Home (Broadway Books, 2002) and Sara’s Secrets for Weeknight Meals (Broadway Books, 2005), which served as the basis for Sara’s Weeknight Meals, the public television series that launched in 2008 and that began its third season in January 2013. Her third cookbook, Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners, was published in April 2010 (Simon & Schuster) and was named best cookbook of the year in the “Children, Youth and Family” category. She is also the food editor of ABC-TV’s Good Morning America.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America with highest honors in 1977, Sara began working in restaurants immediately. In the early1980s, Sara co-founded the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, an “old girls’ network” designed to help women culinary professionals. Sara spent two years as an instructor at Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School (now known as the Institute of Culinary Education), where she discovered her love of teaching, a passion that would give focus to her subsequent work in television.

Her 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 led eventually to Sara’s gig at GMA, where what began as another behind-the-scenes position ripened by 1997 into on-camera work. “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’s Kitchen,” an iPhone app featuring 60 recipes, 60 photos and 10 videos, is now available to download.

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


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