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

The Surprising Story of Fried Green Tomatoes and Martha Stewart’s Recipe for Non-Fried Tomatoes

The Surprising Story of Fried Green Tomatoes and Martha Stewart’s Recipe for Non-Fried Tomatoes

The season is upon us in the East.  The Fried Green Tomatoes are here.  They’re one of the foods I eagerly look for in the market.  And last weekend at the Farm Stand I found them.  Firm, unripened and very green.  Steady readers of this […]

Italian Plum and Almond Cake

Italian Plum and Almond Cake

It may surprise you to know that Figs actually do grow on the East End of Long Island And when they are briefly in season they are a treat we look forward to. But move fast or you’ll miss them. Which is exactly what happened […]

A Glorious New Tabletopping by The Bridgehampton Florist

A Glorious New Tabletopping by The Bridgehampton Florist

As Fall arrives, we bid our summer image goodbye and welcome this brilliant new Tabletopping by our incredibly talented friends at the Bridgehampton Florist. You can follow them on Instagram @TheBridgehamptonFlorist for dozens of ideas of what magic they can do with flowers and almost […]

First up from Scandinavia…Swedish Frikadeller!

First up from Scandinavia…Swedish Frikadeller!

I have to admit being completely charmed by my visit to Scandinavia.  In the interests of full disclosure, I went to Denmark and Norway side-stepping Sweden, Finland and far distant Iceland on my 7 day Viking Homeland itinerary.  But I felt completely immersed in Scandinavia […]

Jacques Pépin’s Superb recipe for Spinach and Gruyère Stuffed Pork Chops

Jacques Pépin’s Superb recipe for Spinach and Gruyère Stuffed Pork Chops

If you follow me on Instagram (@montemathews) you know that I have been in Scandinavia all last week.  I boarded Viking Star in Germany and sailed to Denmark and Norway. As soon as I can cook them, I’ll be sharing some wonderful discoveries on my […]

Here’s an offer that’s too good to refuse!  From Swire Hotels and Cathay Pacific

Here’s an offer that’s too good to refuse! From Swire Hotels and Cathay Pacific

Last winter, I had the good fortune to fly home from Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific. And oh what a wonderful flight it was. I immediately knew why their Business Class consistently lands in the Top 10 Business Class Cabins for seat comfort, splendid service […]

Our First-Ever Guest Post…and we’re going to Georgia…the Republic not the State

Our First-Ever Guest Post…and we’re going to Georgia…the Republic not the State

I wrote my first article for www.Travel-Wise.com last month.  I shared the link with you to my story on my latest European adventure from Budapest to Nuremburg. (I’ve included the link after the recipe, which is another first for Chewing The Fat!  A video recipe!) […]

Caramelized Black Pepper Chicken from Charles Phan of San Francisco’s The Slanted Door

Caramelized Black Pepper Chicken from Charles Phan of San Francisco’s The Slanted Door

Food & Wine Magazine’s September 2018 issue attempts a task that must have almost impossible.  It’s the magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue and its editors had to decide which recipe best represented every single year’s output—literally hundreds of recipes.  In Food & Wine, you can trace […]

Gail Simmons’ Bumbleberry Buttermilk Upside Down Cake

Gail Simmons’ Bumbleberry Buttermilk Upside Down Cake

Gail Simmons is such a glamorous presence on “Top Chef” that it’s easy to forget she’s first and foremost a great cook.  She’s also a fellow Canadian so I took a great deal of heat from Andrew for not knowing what a Bumbleberry was.  I’d […]

Dinner Party Dishes:  Vegetable Biryani

Dinner Party Dishes: Vegetable Biryani

After I published this post, I shared it on Jonell Galloway’s Facebook page “Culinary Travel by Jonell Galloway, The Rambling Epicure”.  One of  Jonell’s readers got involved when I mentioned the multiple spellings of “biryani” and Jonell asked whether it was the English spelling of […]