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Author: Monte Mathews

Salmon Filets with Cherry Tomatoes and Capers

Salmon Filets with Cherry Tomatoes and Capers

In the pantheon of amazingly quick and easy things to cook, there is the salmon filet.  This lovely rosy fish cooks in all of 6 minutes depending on how pink you like it.  And 6 ounces is a gracious serving.  We can have the discussion […]

Sausage-and-Potato Pan Roast from Justin Chapple in Food and Wine Magazine

Sausage-and-Potato Pan Roast from Justin Chapple in Food and Wine Magazine

As promised, I am going to try to make everything posted in December easy ways to get dinner on the table with maximum flavor impact.  Today’s dinner incorporated a Premio sausage combination I’d not seen before.  Premio packages both Sweet and Hot Sausages in one.  […]

How to make Cheese a part of every Holiday Celebration

How to make Cheese a part of every Holiday Celebration

There are times when all the work  I put into Chewing The Fat truly pays off.  And certainly this holiday season got off to a great start with the arrival of a sensational group of cheeses from Marin French Cheese, the French-owned California Cheese Company […]

What to Eat in Ireland and Where by Natasha Devine

What to Eat in Ireland and Where by Natasha Devine

My partnership with Travel-Wise is growing almost as fast as this fantastic travel resource is.  When I publish at www.travel-wise.com, my Editor sends me an article for Chewing The Fat.  Today’s post is from a writer named Natasha Devine.  In it, Natasha not only gives […]

Steak Banh Mi

Steak Banh Mi

The Bánh Mì sandwich is likely the most famous of all Vietnamese exports and rightfully so.  A pint-sized baguette is split lengthwise and filled with all kinds of savory ingredients.  You can find banh mis with all kinds of meat fillings but common to almost […]

Got Turkey? This Turkey Tetrazzini is so good, you might want to roast another bird

Got Turkey? This Turkey Tetrazzini is so good, you might want to roast another bird

          I am so fond of this recipe, I have, on at least one occasion, cooked a turkey merely to have the meat for this dish. I also have a sentimental attachment to this delicious way to eat leftover turkey.   That’s because one of the […]

The 5 Most Popular Thanksgiving Recipes ever on Chewing the Fat

The 5 Most Popular Thanksgiving Recipes ever on Chewing the Fat

         Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday bar none.  Everybody in the country celebrates it from the Kashmiri Cab Driver to the Trinidadian Nurse to this Canadian immigrant.  It’s the most American of all holidays, even if Canada has something called “Action de Grace” or Canadian […]

The Bridgehampton Florist has just turned Thanksgiving Tablescapes into a White Wonderland…

The Bridgehampton Florist has just turned Thanksgiving Tablescapes into a White Wonderland…

We were bowled over when we saw what our friends at The Bridgehampton Florist have done for a sophisticated Thanksgiving.  And in the East it was extremely timely–snow fell like crazy on the 15th of November…Central Park had 6 inches of the white stuff–setting an […]

Spatchcocked Chicken adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s “Everyday Dorie”

Spatchcocked Chicken adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s “Everyday Dorie”

Not too long ago, Andrew had a birthday.  The minute I’d seen it advertised, I’d ordered Dorie Greenspan’s latest book “Everyday Dorie”(A Rux Martin Book Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018) as a gift. It turned out the book took 244 pages before landing at “Desserts”. So […]

Yotan Ottolenghi’s Shrimp Bolognese

Yotan Ottolenghi’s Shrimp Bolognese

Yotan Ottolenghi is arguably one of the most influential chefs in the world.  His latest cookbook “Ottolenghi Simple” (Ten Speed Press 2108) was just released in this country last week. Chef Ottolenghi has been a frequent presence on these pages and links to his other […]

15 Minute Skillet Pan Pizza

15 Minute Skillet Pan Pizza

I consider Pizza a perfect food.  In one slice, you combine dairy, vegetables, carbohydrates and protein.  And you pick it up with one hand to eat it—no utensils necessary. All right, I use a fork which is contrary to New York pizza etiquette but not […]

Prosciutto-wrapped Chicken Breasts stuffed with Black Truffle Goat Cheese, with Shiitake Mushrooms in a Marsala Sauce. Whew!

Prosciutto-wrapped Chicken Breasts stuffed with Black Truffle Goat Cheese, with Shiitake Mushrooms in a Marsala Sauce. Whew!

No American producer of Goat Cheese is more responsible for its ever- increasing popularity than California’s Laura Chenel’s.  Starting in the 1970s, Chenel’s became America’s first commercial producer of this extraordinarily healthful cheese. Everything from its calorie count – 30 to 40% lower than cow’s milk […]