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Category: American Cuisine

Fish Chowder from Sam Sifton in The New York Times

Fish Chowder from Sam Sifton in The New York Times

A No Recipe Recipe yields a Chowder so good, I had to share the recipe I made with it. Once a week, Sam Sifton of the New York Times publishes what he calls a “No Recipe Recipe”. There is no set of ingredients or steps…

Melissa Clark’s Rhubarb Custard Bars

Melissa Clark’s Rhubarb Custard Bars

It’s Melissa Clark Week!  Here’s her phenomenal gift to Rhubarb lovers everywhere. What Melissa Clark did for Asparagus earlier this week is now bookended by another seasonal favorite. It’s rhubarb which made its first appearance at our Organic Farm Stand, Serene Green, this week.  Andrew…

Melissa Clark’s Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Tarragon Tart

Melissa Clark’s Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Tarragon Tart

The time is right to make this terrific recipe right now. This is a fantastic tart. And it’s right of the moment because it works best with Spring’s earliest and thin-stalk Asparagus. We used both Green and Red Asparagus in ours.  And then there’s the…

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…

Meet an American Food Hero. Make the Shake Shack Burger. Feed the First Responders.

Meet an American Food Hero. Make the Shake Shack Burger. Feed the First Responders.

In a world turned upside down, Food Hero Joe Ariel is coming to the rescue of both First Responders, Healthcare Workers and the Restaurants who need our business to survive. After graduating from college in Nashville, Joe Ariel’s move to New York City was accompanied…

From Saveur Magazine: The Best Easter Ham (Very Little) Money can buy.

From Saveur Magazine: The Best Easter Ham (Very Little) Money can buy.

A Q&A with Monte Mathews, the man behind Saveur’s perennially popular, five-ingredient, “cheap ham” recipe Connie McCabe for Saveur Magazine April 8, 2020 Courtesy of Monte Mathews Monte Mathews was working in advertising before he developed one of Saveur’s most beloved recipes. In the 1990s,…

Tortilla Espagñola with Potato Chips and Bayonne Ham adapted from Ferran Adria

Tortilla Espagñola with Potato Chips and Bayonne Ham adapted from Ferran Adria

A World-Class Chef takes a shortcut and creates a fantastic take on a Spanish classic. It is almost unimaginable to think of a World-Class Chef taking short cuts with one of the signature dishes of his home country.  But that’s exactly what Ferran Adria did…

Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

The Astonishing Allure of Thai Cooking Combined with the Irresistibly-priced Costco Rotisserie Chicken I cannot seem to pass up Costco’s Rotisserie Chicken.  At $4.99, I marvel at how it’s actually priced lower than its raw counterpart a few yards away in the store.  But regardless…

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,…

Claudia Fleming’s Chocolate Caramel Tart

Claudia Fleming’s Chocolate Caramel Tart

Come ‘Out East’ for a recipe a famous Pastry Chef gave a special twist to. The East End of Long Island is extremely fortunate in the caliber of chefs that are either restaurant owners or lured here to work in what is a gorgeous place…

Pork Chops in Lemon-Caper Sauce from Toni Tipton-Martin

Pork Chops in Lemon-Caper Sauce from Toni Tipton-Martin

A new cookbook celebrates the contribution of African-American Chefs to America’s Culinary heritage. Toni Tipton-Martin has collected almost 400 cookbooks with a singular focus. Every one of them was written by or for African-American cooks.  When she had collected over 150 of these cookbooks, she…