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Maple-Lacquered Duck Breast and Duck-Fat Potatoes

Maple-Lacquered Duck Breast and Duck-Fat Potatoes

The luxury of a great Duck Breast in a dish that takes minutes to make. There’s something about Duck that is both exotic and luxurious. I associate it with childhood visits to the great restaurants in Montreal, where I grew up.  So when I saw…

Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado and Pepper Salsa

Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado and Pepper Salsa

Today we introduce a new feature on Chewing The Fat “Product News You Can Use” When you scroll down our landing page, just under “About Us”, you’ll see it. A new column that will be a permanent feature. We’re calling it “Product News You Can…

Beef Stew in an Hour? Here you go!

Beef Stew in an Hour? Here you go!

An Instant Pot recipe that delivers a great stew in far less time than any other method we know. If there was one ubiquitous item on sale on Amazon’s Prime Day, it was the Instant Pot. We’ve had good meals using this Canadian invention.  It’s…

Dulce de Leche Brownies from David Lebovitz

Dulce de Leche Brownies from David Lebovitz

Here’s to Confiture de lait, better known as Dulce de Leche. When David Lebovitz’s newsletter appeared in our inboxes last week, I immediately sent it to Andrew with a note that said “Pretty Please”.  My email arrived at approximately the moment he’d started printing it.…

Cheeseburger Chopped Steak with Tomatoes on the Side

Cheeseburger Chopped Steak with Tomatoes on the Side

A Favorite Restaurant inspires a Home Cook’s Dinner Quest As New Yorkers, we’re bereft at the months-long lockdown of the Broadway theaters.  They’re a part of our landscape and no matter how many—or how few–times we see plays every year, they’re cultural treasures that are…

The Ultimate B.L.T for All Seasons

The Ultimate B.L.T for All Seasons

Here to Help: The New York Times Recipe for the Best B.L.T. is this one from Clare de Boer. The perfect Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich is a flawless combination of salty crunch, creamy mayo, sweet and tangy tomato, and butter lettuce.  And Clair de…

Cazuelas de Atun y Farfalle from Grace Parisi

Cazuelas de Atun y Farfalle from Grace Parisi

How’s your Spanish?  You don’t need to speak a word to enjoy this fantastic casserole. What’s in a name?  Plenty.  Today’s dish is an homage to Spain. But this dish has its roots firmly planted in the US of A.  It was a mainstay in…

Tyler Florence’s Peach-Almond Upside-Down Cake

Tyler Florence’s Peach-Almond Upside-Down Cake

Make the most of the Peach Harvest with this glorious cake. We can’t get enough of this season’s peaches that Andrew has been baking with.  They’re incredibly juicy and their texture is heaven.  And since there is virtually nothing we like better than great almond…

Fig, Gorgonzola and Arugula Flatbread

Fig, Gorgonzola and Arugula Flatbread

Call it a Flatbread if you want, but this is really a Pizza. And who doesn’t love pizza? There’s very little we like more than pizza. In this recipe, it’s called a Flatbread. I am not quite sure why because the dough in this recipe…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Mousse Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Mousse Pie

You don’t have to be a Peanut Butter Lover to love this pie…but if you are, you’ll be in heaven. You either love peanut butter or not.  Our friend Michael is a devotee of the stuff in any form. Recently he prevailed upon Andrew to…


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The Ultimate B.L.T for All Seasons

The Ultimate B.L.T for All Seasons

Here to Help: The New York Times Recipe for the Best B.L.T. is this one from Clare de Boer. The perfect Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich is a flawless combination of salty crunch, creamy mayo, sweet and tangy tomato, and butter lettuce.  And Clair de…

Cazuelas de Atun y Farfalle from Grace Parisi

Cazuelas de Atun y Farfalle from Grace Parisi

How’s your Spanish?  You don’t need to speak a word to enjoy this fantastic casserole. What’s in a name?  Plenty.  Today’s dish is an homage to Spain. But this dish has its roots firmly planted in the US of A.  It was a mainstay in…

Sautéed Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

Sautéed Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

I don’t remember a single recipe on Chewing The Fat that’s faster to make than this: 10 minutes. That’s all it takes to enjoy two of the greatest gifts of summer. Sweet corn, peaking now and Cherry Tomatoes overwhelming our garden right now.  We wait…

This Week’s Bake: Plums and Almond Cream In a Variation of a Traditional French Frangipane Tart

This Week’s Bake: Plums and Almond Cream In a Variation of a Traditional French Frangipane Tart

John Barricelli, owner, baker, and chef of Connecticut’s SoNo Baking Company & Cafe, is no stranger on Chewing The Fat.   We love his recipes.  The Connecticut baker has two locations there. In Norwalk, it’s at 101 Water Street. And in Darien, it’s at 49…

This Weekend’s Cookie: Little Rascals from Dorie Greenspan

This Weekend’s Cookie: Little Rascals from Dorie Greenspan

Although they may look like Spitzbuben to you… Despite all indications to the contrary, Dorie Greenspan’s cookie recipes are not all that Andrew bakes. But as we recently pointed out, as you’re going through “Dorie’s Cookies”(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016) and you’ve only gotten to page…