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Category: Martha Stewart

A Summer Dinner Party Menu in 3 Parts

A Summer Dinner Party Menu in 3 Parts

When Andrew and I plan a dinner party, the menu starts to percolate once the RSVPs have been received.  We try to think of our audience and we try to make things interesting.  Generally that means doing something completely new.  We have a fair amount […]

Why on earth does Andrew Zimmern eat what he does when he has this waiting for him at home?  Rishia Zimmern’s Chicken with Shallots

Why on earth does Andrew Zimmern eat what he does when he has this waiting for him at home? Rishia Zimmern’s Chicken with Shallots

Are you familiar with Andrew Zimmern?  He’s hard to miss.  For the past 15 seasons, starting in 2005, “Bizaare Foods with Andrew Zimmern” has aired on The Travel Channel.  In over 100 episodes, Zimmern has been to 34 countries and 14 states in search of, […]

The first new post on the Blog just had to be from our Baker-in-Chief… Andrew’s Fig Raspberry Hand Pies

The first new post on the Blog just had to be from our Baker-in-Chief… Andrew’s Fig Raspberry Hand Pies

It’s been a long haul and wending our way through 765 posts has taken time to say the least. But at last we’ve arrived on Publication Day One of the new and improved Chewing the Fat. And it seems so appropriate that someone who gives […]

Who knew Chicken Soup could be this simple…and this good!

Roast Chicken gone wrong. About a week ago, I had the Roast Chicken urge.  You know the one where you imagine a perfect roast chicken, brilliantly browned and crisp, with melt-in-your-mouth tender white and dark meat?  Well I duly went out and bought quite an […]

It’s the 4th of July! Time to make this glorious Rhubarb Crumble Pie with a scoop of Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

  Today, we pair two recipes. One is from that doyenne of desserts, Martha Stewart in her “Martha Stewart Pies and Tarts” (Clarkson Potter 2011) and the other is from David Lebovitz in his “The Perfect Scoop” (10 Speed Press 2007).  The Paris-based Lebovitz knows his way […]

Martha Stewart’s Strawberry Shortcake with Basil. The Perfect Cake to celebrate Uncle Andrew’s Day!

Uncle Andrew…there from the very beginning. Last weekend, we celebrated Father’s Day with all the necessary cards, salutations on Facebook, telephone calls filled with praise for Dear Old Dad.   I know how much it meant to me and how much I admire the Dad in […]

Make-Ahead Meatballs for Beef Stroganoff

        I don’t think it constitutes a trend but two of my food magazines published recipes for basically the same dish this month.  The magazines in question hardly rival Gourmet.  “Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food” is geared to the home cook and one who […]

The surprising story of Fried Green Tomatoes and Martha Stewart’s recipe for Not Fried Green Tomatoes

            I love a little side of history when I am serving up a dish with roots as deep as Fried Green Tomatoes.  With the exception of grits and hominy, what’s more southern than this all-over crunchy firm tomato that’s been battered into a deep-fried […]

Martha Stewart’s Strawberry Galette with Basil Scented Cream

           It’s full-on strawberry season on Long Island and Andrew’s taken another opportunity to wow us with this exquisite galette from Martha Stewart. The flavor and texture of this wonderfully flaky pastry covered in just-picked berries is irresistible.  But the ambrosial whipped cream topping–scented […]

Balsamic & Soy Glazed Steaks, Chicken and Beef Sliders, Shitake Mushroom Ragu, Caprese Salad and Strawberry Cupcakes–All in honor of our Birthday Girl!

Andrew and the Birthday Girl Last week was the 12th birthday of our godchild, Olivia.  Now since Andrew and I saw her within her first hours here on earth, it’s sometimes unbelievable that all those 12 years have passed with the speed of summer lightening.  […]

Macadamia Butterscotch Bars

More days this winter have kept us locked up in the house than I can remember.   This week there was a day that was so cold, you had to go back 10 in years in New York to find a matching temperature.  Being stuck in […]

Orecchiette with Spicy Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

      The old expression ‘while the cats away’ certainly applies to this particular dish.  Andrew was off in Texas visiting his family and I was here in New York playing away in the kitchen.  Now Andrew is not a picky eater but there are […]