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Pork Chops in Lemon-Caper Sauce from Toni Tipton-Martin

Pork Chops in Lemon-Caper Sauce from Toni Tipton-Martin

A new cookbook celebrates the contribution of African-American Chefs to America’s Culinary heritage. Toni Tipton-Martin has collected almost 400 cookbooks with a singular focus. Every one of them was written by or for African-American cooks.  When she had collected over 150 of these cookbooks, she […]

American Chili Con Carne and Skillet Cornbread

American Chili Con Carne and Skillet Cornbread

Get ready for the cold with a Big Pot of Chili and a wedge of terrific Cornbread. We’re bracing for an Arctic blast here this weekend. And nothing says “Let’s make a big pot of Chili” like an overnight drop below freezing.  Now there are […]

Xi’an Famous’ Spicy Cumin Lamb Noodles

Xi’an Famous’ Spicy Cumin Lamb Noodles

New York’s most recent addition to Chinese Food is a solid hit. The last time I wrote about Xi’an Famous Foods there were just 8 branches of this wildly popular chain of Chinese restaurants scattered around New York.  Now there are 15. There’s no stopping […]

Baked Ziti with (or without) Sausage

Baked Ziti with (or without) Sausage

A new take on an Italian Classic from Recipe Developer Extraordinaire Alison Roman If you’ve ever cooked a recipe from Alison Roman, you’ll be mightily impressed by the spin she puts on Classics.  And this dish is a classic.  Ziti al forno, which translates to […]

Bobby Flay’s Chicken Parmesan

Bobby Flay’s Chicken Parmesan

A dish you can have on the table in under 30 minutes Coming across this recipe was like running into an old friend.  It’s from “Bobby at Home: Fearless Flavors from My Kitchen” (Clarkson Potter 2019), Bobby Flay’s latest cookbook. In it he says, “I […]

The Bridgehampton Inn’s Braised Short Ribs

The Bridgehampton Inn’s Braised Short Ribs

A New Cookbook Takes Us on a Family Adventure unlike any other. If you’re like me, you read Cookbooks the way other people read novels.  That’s why I was particularly taken with Sybille Van Kempen’s superb new book “2266 Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant”,  A Look […]

Let’s take a Food Trip to Thailand! Our Guest Writer Shares Her Adopted City’s Best Dishes and Her Recipe for One We Can Make Right Here at Home.

Let’s take a Food Trip to Thailand! Our Guest Writer Shares Her Adopted City’s Best Dishes and Her Recipe for One We Can Make Right Here at Home.

I’m pleased to welcome Melanie Grosjean to Chewing The Fat Today, I welcome one of my fellow Contributors to www.Travel-Wise.com, Melanie Grosjean. Our guest writer grew up in a small farming town in South Central Kentucky. At Grad School in Colorado, she met her husband […]

Elizabeth Karmel’s Grandmother Odom’s Apple Cake

Elizabeth Karmel’s Grandmother Odom’s Apple Cake

If you love apples, you will not believe how much you will love this wonderful cake. Apple picking season is in full swing out here on the East End of Long Island. It’s astonishing what a draw it is.  The traffic on weekends approaches that […]

It looks like a Burger with Fries. But you can eat this one on Meatless Monday.  It’s the Beyond Burger.

It looks like a Burger with Fries. But you can eat this one on Meatless Monday. It’s the Beyond Burger.

We ate our first Beyond Burgers this month. Here’s our review: When you live near an all-American town like Sag Harbor, New York, you know you’re going to find a great burger.  I love the burgers at Dockside, a local institution that’s an improbable tenant […]

The Absolute Best Chocolate Raspberry Cake Ever Baked 

The Absolute Best Chocolate Raspberry Cake Ever Baked 

Our dear friend Don was celebrating his birthday. And who wouldn’t want to make him the best Birthday Cake you could imagine? And wouldn’t you know who volunteered to bake it. Why Andrew, of course. This was before he heard that Don was inviting 18 […]

The Winners of The Hampton Classic have been announced!  And one of them is these Rosemary Apricot Squares from Baked!

The Winners of The Hampton Classic have been announced! And one of them is these Rosemary Apricot Squares from Baked!

The annual Hampton Classic Horse Show is history.  This season-ending spectacle is the punctuation mark on our summer season. And we love it even if  it marks the end of a wonderful summer here.  Of course, the focus is on the horses and their riders.  […]


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Northern Fried Chicken courtesy of Blue Ribbon and The Bromberg Brothers

Northern Fried Chicken courtesy of Blue Ribbon and The Bromberg Brothers

Pictured above… Northern Fried Chicken with a Watermelon and Arugula Salad There are times when I just don’t want to post a recipe because it’s just too good.  It’s not that I am trying to keep it from you.  It is just that once a […]

Valentine’s Day Advice: Make Dessert First.  This Chocolate Soufflé will fit the bill.

Valentine’s Day Advice: Make Dessert First. This Chocolate Soufflé will fit the bill.

If there’s any worst night to go out all year, it is surely Valentine’s Day…although I think New Year’s Eve is a very close second. I was pretty well sure Valentine’s Day was an invention of Hallmark Cards but that’s not at all true.  It’s […]

Attention Trader Joe’s Shoppers:  Our top 6 favorite discoveries and one we thought was a dud.

Attention Trader Joe’s Shoppers: Our top 6 favorite discoveries and one we thought was a dud.

If you’ve spent any time reading this blog, you know I am a huge fan of Trader Joe’s and not just because there happens to be one just three blocks from our place in the city.   I will suffer the crowds for the convenience and […]