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Thai Basil Minced Pork

Thai Basil Minced Pork

I am crazy about Asian food for so many reasons.  There are so many flavors at work in Asian cuisine and so many ways of putting them together.  Asian Food generally requires as much cooking time as it does prep time. It works best when […]

Richard Olney’s Zucchini-and-Herb Stuffed Roast Chicken

Richard Olney’s Zucchini-and-Herb Stuffed Roast Chicken

As I was leafing through Food and Wine Magazine from October 2018, I stopped at an article focused on Richard Olney. In the words of Wikipedia, “Richard Olney (April 12, 1927 – August 3, 1999) was an American painter, cook, food writer, editor, and memoirist […]

Asparagus: Our Ultimate Guide to 10 Wonderful Ways to Cook the Season’s Most Highly Awaited Vegetable

Asparagus: Our Ultimate Guide to 10 Wonderful Ways to Cook the Season’s Most Highly Awaited Vegetable

Here’s a whole gallery of dishes just waiting for Spring’s fresh Asparagus.  Enjoy one or enjoy them all…it’s Asparagus Season. Let’s Celebrate! http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2016/04/fresh-asparagus-salad-with-buratta.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2015/06/tyler-florences-asparagus-grilled.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2018/11/pasta-with-asparagus-and-mushrooms.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2019/04/asparagus-and-mushroom-frittata.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2014/06/paolas-carnegie-hill-restaurant-nyc-and.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2015/05/florence-fabricants-fettucine-with.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2015/05/dorie-greenspans-bacon-and-egg-and.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2016/04/lemon-roasted-salmon-with-asparagus.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2016/04/fresh-fettucine-with-sausage-asparagus.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2016/05/braised-chicken-with-asparagus-peas-and.html    

And now for something completely different…an Interview with Instachef Sensation, Chef Cliff Skighwalker

And now for something completely different…an Interview with Instachef Sensation, Chef Cliff Skighwalker

Yes, Chef! For some time, Andrew and I have been talking about adding a new feature to Chewing The Fat.  It’s called “YES, CHEF!” and it’s all about the people who make the food that we find so fascinating.  Over the years, I have done […]

Absolutely the creamiest, smoothest, most spectacular French Lemon Cream Tart from Pierre Hermé

Absolutely the creamiest, smoothest, most spectacular French Lemon Cream Tart from Pierre Hermé

The last time Andrew and I were in Paris, we pretty much went from one spectacular bakeshop or chocolatier to another.  And you can’t really miss those belonging to Pastry Chef Extraordinaire Pierre Hermé.  The man himself is arguably the most acclaimed of all living […]

A new flour brings great taste back to Gluten-free baking and our Buttermilk Waffles proved it.

A new flour brings great taste back to Gluten-free baking and our Buttermilk Waffles proved it.

If necessity is the Mother of Invention, Chef Einat Mazor’s daughter’s celiac disease is responsible for a truly wonderful break-through in Gluten-Free baking.  The aptly named Extra White Gold Flours were a result of the Georgia-based Mazor’s child’s suffering and her determination to bring the […]

Cumin-Lime Shrimp with Ginger and Garlic Fried Rice

Cumin-Lime Shrimp with Ginger and Garlic Fried Rice

My friend Lorna said she thought I should focus some attention on seafood cookery. She’s convinced that most people don’t have a clue how to move beyond their one recipe for sword fish. Or tuna. Or flounder. That, when confronted with any other fish, they […]

Lauren’s Mother-In-Law’s Tortilla Soup

Lauren’s Mother-In-Law’s Tortilla Soup

Cinco de Mayo came one day late this year. We celebrated Seis de Mayo with this wonderful soup. It’s one of those soups that makes a meal. Rich, satisfying, and truly filled with the goodness of vegetables and spices for a depth of flavor we […]

Lamb Shakshuka

Lamb Shakshuka

I’ve wanted to cook Shakshuka for quite a while now, mostly so that I could say “ Your Shakshuka is ready”.  The dish may be the ultimate breakfast for dinner. In Israel it is breakfast food.  And what a start to the day.  A bright, […]

A visit to the C.I.A., A recipe for a True Tuscan Bread Salad and one for a Lower Gluten Salad made with Wheatberries!!

A visit to the C.I.A., A recipe for a True Tuscan Bread Salad and one for a Lower Gluten Salad made with Wheatberries!!

The thrill of being invited to participate in a three-day adventure at the Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley, California branch is about as good as it gets. Especially if you’re a self-taught home cook.  And the experience exceeded every imaginable expectation I had. How […]

Blueberry Buttermilk Scones from Huckleberry Bakery and Cafe, Santa Monica, California

Blueberry Buttermilk Scones from Huckleberry Bakery and Cafe, Santa Monica, California

It’s been quite a while since the baker in our house appeared on Chewing The Fat.  Truth is, Andrew does almost all his baking in Bridgehampton.  That’s where the stand mixer is and all those other baking necessities. But to make these scones didn’t require […]

Our Report From Silversea: “An In-Depth Culinary Experience, S.A.L.T.” has just been published by Avid Cruiser.com

Our Report From Silversea: “An In-Depth Culinary Experience, S.A.L.T.” has just been published by Avid Cruiser.com

S.A.L.T. is the acronym for Silversea Cruise’s extraordinary new culinary program. It stands for “Sea And Land Taste.” And our latest sampling of what’s on offer assures us it will be a huge favorite of culinary-inclined cruisers. Food Wine and Travel Writer Monte Mathews reports […]


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Northern Fried Chicken courtesy of Blue Ribbon and The Bromberg Brothers

Northern Fried Chicken courtesy of Blue Ribbon and The Bromberg Brothers

Pictured above… Northern Fried Chicken with a Watermelon and Arugula Salad There are times when I just don’t want to post a recipe because it’s just too good.  It’s not that I am trying to keep it from you.  It is just that once a […]

Valentine’s Day Advice: Make Dessert First.  This Chocolate Soufflé will fit the bill.

Valentine’s Day Advice: Make Dessert First. This Chocolate Soufflé will fit the bill.

If there’s any worst night to go out all year, it is surely Valentine’s Day…although I think New Year’s Eve is a very close second. I was pretty well sure Valentine’s Day was an invention of Hallmark Cards but that’s not at all true.  It’s […]

Attention Trader Joe’s Shoppers:  Our top 6 favorite discoveries and one we thought was a dud.

Attention Trader Joe’s Shoppers: Our top 6 favorite discoveries and one we thought was a dud.

If you’ve spent any time reading this blog, you know I am a huge fan of Trader Joe’s and not just because there happens to be one just three blocks from our place in the city.   I will suffer the crowds for the convenience and […]