What My Mom Taught Me: Celebrity Chefs

With Mother's Day right around the corner, we asked some of our favorite chefs and cookbook authors to share cooking tips and lessons they learned from their moms. Here's a look at how those early days spent in the kitchen and at the table helped shape their lives, careers and cooking styles (22 Photos)

Caroline Russock on May 6, 2013 at 1:20PM

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What My Mom Taught Me: Celebrity Chefs

Courtesy of Sara Moulton

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Don't Throw Away Leftovers!

“My mother taught me that leftovers are a great thing. She would always make a double batch of mashed potatoes so that several days later she could turn the extras into mashed potato cakes. And she repositioned leftover beef or lamb stew into shepherd's pie. To this day, I would prefer to cook dinner starting with leftovers rather than raw ingredients. Leftovers speak to me and tell me what to do with them.” –Sara Moulton, host of Sara’s Weeknight Meals, author of Sara Moulton's Everyday Family Dinners

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