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S’mores Bars with Marshmallow Meringue from Cheryl and Griffith Day of Back in the Day Bakery, Savannah, GA.

S’mores Bars with Marshmallow Meringue from Cheryl and Griffith Day of Back in the Day Bakery, Savannah, GA.

The allure of a childhood favorite is undeniable.  Here two bakers from Georgia have captured the essence of one of life’s great pleasures—the S’more.  While the treat may be best remembered as campfire cooking at is best, here’s a recipe that brings it indoors and […]

Jeff Lobb’s Herbed Rack of Pork and Trine Hahnemann’s Red Cabbage

Jeff Lobb’s Herbed Rack of Pork and Trine Hahnemann’s Red Cabbage

Our friend Jeff Lobb is a wonderful cook and entertains beautifully. Especially when his partner Don is in the kitchen with him.  And if Jeff is famous for one dish above all others, it is his fondness for Rack of Pork that stands out.  This […]

Has anyone ever made a Tart as Christmas-y as this?      Cranberry Curd Tart from David Tanis in The New York Times with a deep bow to David Lebovitz

Has anyone ever made a Tart as Christmas-y as this? Cranberry Curd Tart from David Tanis in The New York Times with a deep bow to David Lebovitz

I marvel at Andrew’s passion for baking. And it’s at its zenith at holiday time.  It doesn’t necessarily mean Thanksgiving or Easter or Christmas.. It could be Valentine’s Day or the 4th of July.. But I have to say that this year’s output at Thanksgiving […]

Tortellini Soup with Spinach, Onions, Carrots and Fennel and how it ended up on our table.

Tortellini Soup with Spinach, Onions, Carrots and Fennel and how it ended up on our table.

When you live in a food town like New York, you discover places all over the city that are worth a detour anytime you’re close to them.  A recent doctor’s visit put me within two long blocks of the Sullivan Street Bakery.  I am so […]

Salmon Filets with Cherry Tomatoes and Capers

Salmon Filets with Cherry Tomatoes and Capers

In the pantheon of amazingly quick and easy things to cook, there is the salmon filet.  This lovely rosy fish cooks in all of 6 minutes depending on how pink you like it.  And 6 ounces is a gracious serving.  We can have the discussion […]

Sausage-and-Potato Pan Roast from Justin Chapple in Food and Wine Magazine

Sausage-and-Potato Pan Roast from Justin Chapple in Food and Wine Magazine

As promised, I am going to try to make everything posted in December easy ways to get dinner on the table with maximum flavor impact.  Today’s dinner incorporated a Premio sausage combination I’d not seen before.  Premio packages both Sweet and Hot Sausages in one.  […]

How to make Cheese a part of every Holiday Celebration

How to make Cheese a part of every Holiday Celebration

There are times when all the work  I put into Chewing The Fat truly pays off.  And certainly this holiday season got off to a great start with the arrival of a sensational group of cheeses from Marin French Cheese, the French-owned California Cheese Company […]

What to Eat in Ireland and Where by Natasha Devine

What to Eat in Ireland and Where by Natasha Devine

My partnership with Travel-Wise is growing almost as fast as this fantastic travel resource is.  When I publish at www.travel-wise.com, my Editor sends me an article for Chewing The Fat.  Today’s post is from a writer named Natasha Devine.  In it, Natasha not only gives […]

Steak Banh Mi

Steak Banh Mi

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 […]

Got Turkey? This Turkey Tetrazzini is so good, you might want to roast another bird

Got Turkey? This Turkey Tetrazzini is so good, you might want to roast another bird

          I am so fond of this recipe, I have, on at least one occasion, cooked a turkey merely to have the meat for this dish. I also have a sentimental attachment to this delicious way to eat leftover turkey.   That’s because one of the […]

The 5 Most Popular Thanksgiving Recipes ever on Chewing the Fat

The 5 Most Popular Thanksgiving Recipes ever on Chewing the Fat

         Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday bar none.  Everybody in the country celebrates it from the Kashmiri Cab Driver to the Trinidadian Nurse to this Canadian immigrant.  It’s the most American of all holidays, even if Canada has something called “Action de Grace” or Canadian […]

The Bridgehampton Florist has just turned Thanksgiving Tablescapes into a White Wonderland…

The Bridgehampton Florist has just turned Thanksgiving Tablescapes into a White Wonderland…

We were bowled over when we saw what our friends at The Bridgehampton Florist have done for a sophisticated Thanksgiving.  And in the East it was extremely timely–snow fell like crazy on the 15th of November…Central Park had 6 inches of the white stuff–setting an […]

Spatchcocked Chicken adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s “Everyday Dorie”

Spatchcocked Chicken adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s “Everyday Dorie”

Not too long ago, Andrew had a birthday.  The minute I’d seen it advertised, I’d ordered Dorie Greenspan’s latest book “Everyday Dorie”(A Rux Martin Book Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018) as a gift. It turned out the book took 244 pages before landing at “Desserts”. So […]