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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 […]

Claire Saffitz’ Chicken Paprikash with Buttered Egg Noodles

Claire Saffitz’ Chicken Paprikash with Buttered Egg Noodles

I’ve been writing about Budapest ever since I came back from there in August.  I was completely captivated by the place.  Of course, staying in the #1 Hotel in the World (Trip Advisor 2017) was a great deal of the reason why.  And it was […]

Nate Appleman’s Lentil and Egg Stew

Nate Appleman’s Lentil and Egg Stew

Meatless Mondays have been missing from our house. It was not intentional but I had trouble finding recipes that appealed to the palate and to the eyes.  But on one of the daily e-mailings from Healthy-ish, Bon Appetit’s latest venture, I spied this recipe. It […]

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 […]