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 […]
Author: Monte Mathews
Take a trip to Singapore tonight with this spicy, flavor-full dish that’s a one dish meal. If you’ve never been to Singapore, you should put it near the top of your list. Before I went there last year, I am ashamed to say that only […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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. […]
My fondness for tomatoes is a recurring theme this month. As we reluctantly end August, I will make the most of what has been a terrific tomato season here on Long Island. I love every kind of tomato from the largest of heirlooms to the […]
I have to say this is one of the best recipes we’ve made all summer. What’s great about it is that it’s every bit as good hot off the grill or griddle as it is when the shrimp are cooled down or even chilled. Sitting […]
As a Contributor to Connoisseur Magazine, I am always looking for stories that will suit this International publication. There are several versions I contribute to–the UK edition being just one. That particular on-line publication has a strong following amongst Oenophiles. So it was a natural […]
After our ten-day trip through Portugal in July, it seemed a shame to be just an hour and a half by air from Barcelona and not go there—especially since Andrew had only been to Spain twice. We’d spent a magical day in Salamanca as part […]
Last March, I had the good fortune to travel to Bali. I stayed at both Four Seasons Resorts Bali, one high in the mountains near Ubud and the other on the shores of the Indian Ocean at Jimbaran Bay. Recently a new Executive Chef was […]
When Andrew and I were in Portugal last month, we went on a wonderful picnic. It was part of an optional shore excursion offered by Viking on our 10-day Douro River Cruise. We left the ship and traveled high up into the hills to the […]
Our peaches out on the East End of Long Island are outstanding this year. They’re glorious to look at—all those colors from deep golden yellow mottled with shades of orange and red, almost to purple. It seems almost a shame to peel them, let alone […]