If I can cook it, you can cook it And I'll travel the world to bring it back home to you.

Author: Monte Mathews

Cruise along with me on the Cruise Ship of the Year…

Cruise along with me on the Cruise Ship of the Year…

My friends at Travel-Wise have just published my latest article on the most anticipated new cruise ship of the year. And it’s been winning awards and passenger compliments ever since its launch in December 2018.  Travel-Wise kept my photos to a minimum so I thought […]

Valentine’s Day Chicken La Tulipe a la Monte

Valentine’s Day Chicken La Tulipe a la Monte

This Valentine’s Day, we bring you the Valentine’s advice of one Jonathon Reynolds.  Mr Reynolds, who wrote for talk shows helmed by David Frost and Dick Cavett, first brought the recipe to the New York Times in 2000.  It was from a beloved and romantic […]

Easy Duck Confit…Revisited.

Easy Duck Confit…Revisited.

 It’s been almost ten years since we made this recipe and it’s still as good as it gets. One of the great challenges I face is to constantly look for new recipes, new combinations and new takes on the classics.  When you think about it, […]

Pear and Duck Confit Salad

Pear and Duck Confit Salad

        The Food Police were out in force when we posted our Easy Duck Confit recipe last Friday.  There were rumblings about our waistlines and heart health.   So I thought share some nutrition numbers to counter the impression we are on a […]

My latest article for Connoisseur Magazine has just been published. Step aboard the most eagerly anticipated ship of the year, Celebrity Edge.

My latest article for Connoisseur Magazine has just been published. Step aboard the most eagerly anticipated ship of the year, Celebrity Edge.

I was very pleased when Connoisseur Magazine invited me to be a Luxury Travel Correspondent for their publication which has both UK and US Editions.  Connoisseur is written with the luxury traveler in mind.  So when I was asked to write about the newest ship […]

Blueberry Maple Granola

Blueberry Maple Granola

I’ve been working on Chewing The Fat’s first book. It’s a compendium of Andrew’s masterful baking.  The very last recipe was for homemade Granola.  The mere thought of it brought back memories of just how good it was.  It was so far superior to any […]

Instant Pot Chicken Soup Two Ways…with and without Noodles

Instant Pot Chicken Soup Two Ways…with and without Noodles

If you live in the East, you’re experiencing an arctic blast of obscenely low temperatures. We’re so bundled up against the cold, not even the runners are out these mornings.  There is a cure for the cold. And that of course, is a bowl of […]

Thick Cut Pork Chops with Mushrooms, Shallots and Spinach

Thick Cut Pork Chops with Mushrooms, Shallots and Spinach

On Chewing The Fat, the recipes really do come from everywhere.  However in this case, it came from closer to home–our own kitchen. I had an intense desire for a Pork Chop and not one of those boneless half inch deals swathed in plastic wrap.  […]

Melissa Clark’s Pizza Chicken with Pancetta, Mozzarella and Spicy Tomatoes

Melissa Clark’s Pizza Chicken with Pancetta, Mozzarella and Spicy Tomatoes

Melissa Clark has to be one of the most prolific food writers and cooks in all of history. There’s her constant presence in the Food Section of The New York Times, where week after she creates some of our most memorable meals.  Just type Melissa […]