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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…

Recipe for Perfect Happiness…A Free Trip to St. Bart’s!

Recipe for Perfect Happiness…A Free Trip to St. Bart’s!

Come November you can experience St. Bart’s for Free! As many readers know, Andrew and I have spent 29 years heading to St. Barthelemy, F.W.I for our winter break.  There’s nowhere on earth like it—this brilliant little jewel of an island is France dropped into…

Ina Garten’s Fresh Peach Cake

Ina Garten’s Fresh Peach Cake

There’s nothing more luscious than a fresh summer peach. On Long Island, this year’s crop has been even more luscious than usual. Before we switch over to Fall’s Apples, bake this Fresh Peach Cake. It’s from Ina Garten so right off you know it’s going…

Panchos Argentinos (Argentine-Style Hot Dogs)

Panchos Argentinos (Argentine-Style Hot Dogs)

Photo Credit for Featured Image: Bon Appetit Magazine Julia Child had a guilty pleasure: She loved Hot Dogs. But not just any hot dog. Like many of my generation, Julia Child was our introduction to cooking.  She excelled at de-mystifying techniques. Her delightful presence on…

Oven-Barbecued Chicken

Oven-Barbecued Chicken

The joy of great Barbecued Chicken without a Grill or Barbecue—just an ordinary oven. Let’s face it: Not everyone can enjoy cooking in the great outdoors over Labor Day weekend. Apartment dwellers for instance.  To be perfectly honest, there are even people who could grill…

King Kullen Coleslaw

King Kullen Coleslaw

If you love Coleslaw, this version from our local supermarket is well-worth making. What is summer without coleslaw? Who can imagine Fried Chicken without it?  As Colonel Sanders himself said, “It’s always a tough decision between that, the Mac and Cheese, and the mashed potatoes,…


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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…

Guilty Pleasures:  Philly Cheesesteaks

Guilty Pleasures: Philly Cheesesteaks

I’m not going to lie to you: This is not health food but oh my, is it good. We all have them: foods that are somehow irresistible—even if their ingredients are sometimes questionable like the “Cheese” in Cheesesteaks or the quality of the beef that’s…