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Category: American Cuisine

Crab Louis, The King of Salads

Crab Louis, The King of Salads

This incredibly easy salad is the perfect hot weather kick-off. As the temperature rises, and we look for ways to make both cooking and eating a breeze, Crab Louis (or Louie) is high on our list. The most seasonal of vegetables and sweet crab meat…

Classic Salmon Patties

Classic Salmon Patties

An unexpected pantry find that ticks a lot of boxes. I must admit to some trepidation when I came across this recipe in Southern Living. My experience with canned salmon was limited to our Nanny of not-too-fond memory. Her idea of a perfect lunch was…

James Beard’s Roast Beef Hash

James Beard’s Roast Beef Hash

This recipe has been seen by more people than any other single recipe on Chewing The Fat You have just landed on the most popular post ever on Chewing the Fat.  It’s been read 19,245 times and counting. It is so popular in our house,…

Two Great Recipes to use all those apples you picked!  Apple Cake and Apple Pie Bars!

Two Great Recipes to use all those apples you picked! Apple Cake and Apple Pie Bars!

Apple Picking Season is officially on. New York State is the second-largest apple-growing state in the country. (Washington State is first.)  On Long Island, NY families have a long-standing tradition: A visit to the truly great apple farms of the East End.  Somehow our family…

Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Wings

Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Wings

AN UNBEATABLE COMBINATION: ADD SOME GARLIC, ADD SOME PARMESAN These chicken wings really are phenomenal.  You start with incredibly crispy wings. Once they’ve achieved the perfect shade of brown, you first toss the wings in grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or sprinkle it on generously until it melts.…

Spring Chicken Pot Pie

Spring Chicken Pot Pie

If you think a Pot Pie is more of a winter offering, think again. This one has Spring written all over it.  It’s filled with fresh Spring vegetables and there’s no heavy cream sauce. The recipe relies on a simple Chicken Stock sauce. It is…

Blackenend Swordfish with Fresh Tomato Chutney

Blackenend Swordfish with Fresh Tomato Chutney

Swordfish is wonderful cooked like this. In no time at all, you have something satisfying and truly special. It’s good enough for company and a terrific treat for everyone. We ate it all summer in Nantucket while I was growing up. It was simply grilled…

Corn Chowder with Bacon and Scallops

Corn Chowder with Bacon and Scallops

We love Chowder and this is a great one. Chowder is very basic and cooked simply. Today’s recipe consists of the basic elements of potatoes and onions, pork, milk, and cream.  It follows the recipe that has made New England famous for its chowders. But…