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 […]
Category: Asian Flavors
My latest Travel Article for Travel-Wise has just been published. And with it, a recipe for Bali’s most popular dish.
In March, I took an amazing trip, some of which I have already shared on Chewing The Fat. But before I boarded Silversea’s Silver Muse for my culinary odyssey in Bali, Borneo and the Philippines, I spent a magical five days in Bali itself. It […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last month, I had one of the most rewarding culinary trips imaginable. I was aboard Silversea Cruises’ Silver Muse for a pilot voyage for its new Silversea S.A.L.T. program, an acronym for Sea And Land Taste. This new Culinary program was amazing start to finish. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Singapore’s Signature Chili Crab Apr 23, 2018 | 3:26 pm By Monte Mathews Staff Writer From Australia’s Master Chef Season 2 Adam Liaw At No Signpost’s Geyland restaurant, Singapore’s most famous dish makes an impressive appearance. Swimming in Chili sauce, it’s a taste of Singapore […]
My Latest Daily Meal article tells you where to find Singapore’s Signature Dish. Later this week, I will tell you how to make it.
Where to Find Singapore’s Signature Dish, Chili Crab Apr 23, 2018 | 4:03 pm By Monte Mathews Staff Writer It’s out of the way, but it’s so worth finding Singapore’s best version of this classic dish No Signboard’s Chili Crab is arguably the best version […]
If you read my last post about my trip to Vietnam, you will remember my going to Cooking School in the town of Hoi An. The class began with a visit to the Central Market, a hurly burly of a place with vendors selling everything […]
Silversea Cruises Introduces Culinary Voyagers to Vietnamese Cuisine Apr 25, 2018 | 11:15 am By Monte Mathews Staff Writer Both aboard ship and ashore, this cruise line brings its passengers great Vietnamese food Vietnam is a perfect country for cruising. It hugs a 1,600 mile […]
Food and Wine’s April 2018 edition was called “The Spring Wine Issue”. One particular article by the author of “The Flavor Matrix”, James Briscione caught my eye. Well, actually, what caught my eye was the wok filled with strips of chicken, green peppers and cilantro. […]
Did you know it was National Nutrition Month? Neither did I. But as I was putting together this recipe, which is my own invention borrowed from several sources, one of my fellow recipe writers informed me. In a holdover from Michelle Obama’s time in the […]
How about some Zha Jiang Mian for dinner tonight? Well then, how about some Black Bean Noodles with Pork and Mushrooms?
Andrew’s sister Lauren and I like to share “Comments” made by cooks about other people’s recipes. Our particular favorites are when someone spends not one minute following the original recipe but instead enters their own little world and creates a dish that has absolutely nothing […]