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Author: Monte Mathews

Grilled Veal Chops, Tomatoes and Onions with Morel Sauce

Grilled Veal Chops, Tomatoes and Onions with Morel Sauce

I confess. I am not the greatest fan of the Grill. The primal urge to grill every piece of meat I come across in the summer isn’t my idea of perfection.  To me, not everything tastes better when it’s emerged from a session with smoke…

My latest article for CruisingJournal has just been published…

My latest article for CruisingJournal has just been published…

Runaway to sea with me! Silversea Cruises has just announced a whole new series of voyages aboard their ultra-luxurious ships. They’re in addition to their already announced Mediterranean and Galapagos itineraries. Those included the Maiden Voyages of both Silversea’s newest Flagship Silver Moon and the…

Joanne Chang’s Balsamic Strawberry Shortcakes from Boston’s Flour Bakery

Joanne Chang’s Balsamic Strawberry Shortcakes from Boston’s Flour Bakery

Have you tasted this year’s Strawberry crop? It’s strawberry season and they’re truly flawless this year.  Nothing could be more welcome than these beautiful, bountiful berries.   And nothing says the 4th of July quite like a Strawberry dessert.  We brought the brilliant red berries home…

Smoked Salmon Lasagna from Michaela Kitchin

Smoked Salmon Lasagna from Michaela Kitchin

Tom Kitchin may be a famous Scottish Chef but this is his wife’s recipe. This is the kind of recipe I call true comfort food. The traditional lasagna element of bechamel is used here. But instead of an Italian-style filling, there’s a nod to this…

Father’s Day Bake: Chocolate Caramel Tart

Father’s Day Bake: Chocolate Caramel Tart

A Perfect Gift for Father’s Day. Chocolate is, by far, the most popular sweet treat in the world. Over three million tons of Cocoa Beans a year are a testament to its popularity.  Not only is Chocolate luscious, creamy, and aromatic, eating chocolate makes us…

Corn, Snap Pea and Sausage Rigatoni

Corn, Snap Pea and Sausage Rigatoni

Pasta once a week is a staple at our house.   We love the endless possibilities pasta presents.  With over 50 distinct types—even more when you add in the different sizes– that number goes even higher.  Today’s recipe is a riff on one in this…

Lamb Pita Pizzas adapted from Semsa Denizsel, the Turkish Alice Waters

Lamb Pita Pizzas adapted from Semsa Denizsel, the Turkish Alice Waters

Pizza, need I tell you, has taken over the world. And Turkey is no exception.  Spicy, crispy Turkish Pizza is called ‘Lahmacun‘. It’s Turkey’s most famous street food. And it’s a snap to make at home.  Picture it as a flavor-packed crispy flatbread topped with…

Ina Garten’s Coquilles St. Jacques from "Make It Ahead"

Ina Garten’s Coquilles St. Jacques from "Make It Ahead"

Ina’s take on this French classic: Scallops in a creamy sauce with a hint of curry under a crust of bread crumbs and cheese.  I am a huge fan of Ina Garten or as a friend of mine once said “What’s not to like?”  Ina…

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Coconut, Almond and Blueberry Cake

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Coconut, Almond and Blueberry Cake

This Memorial Day Weekend Bake this Versatile Cake with Yotam Ottolenghi Andrew thinks that this cake would be an ideal breakfast cake, replacing coffee cake with its coconut, blueberries, and almonds.  All I can say is the cake is absolutely perfect, the berries juicy, the…