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Category: Beef

HAMBURGER HEAVEN

HAMBURGER HEAVEN

Four Fantastic Ways to Celebrate this American Treasure Andrew went back to work this week in Manhattan. No one was gladder to do so.  While I tap away on my keyboard blissfully year in and year out, he was less than enchanted with our endless…

Rao’s Remarkable Meatballs: A Recipe for Helping the Poor and the Vulnerable.

Rao’s Remarkable Meatballs: A Recipe for Helping the Poor and the Vulnerable.

Rao’s, the Iconic Italian Restaurant in East Harlem, is Working To Keep New York’s Partnership Schools Open and Thriving. Fifteen years ago, Frank Pellegrino Sr. of Rao’s Restaurant helped save a nearby small elementary school in Harlem – Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary – from the brink…

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…

Forget Everything You Know About Cooking A Great Steak

Forget Everything You Know About Cooking A Great Steak

This cooking method is totally unorthodox. But the results were the best steak we’ve had in ages. We love a great steak. One that has a deeply browned crust on the outside and a true rosy medium-rare inside.  We like New York Strip best for…

Nigella Lawson’s Meatzza

Nigella Lawson’s Meatzza

You really have to taste how good this is to know why it’s one of our most popular recipes of all time. As promised, here’s another recipe to get us through being stuck in the house. It’s unorthodox for sure. It’s basically a giant hamburger…

Lamb and Beef Kofte with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Lamb and Beef Kofte with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Two countries create a dinner dish worthy of at least two stars. I love a great meatball which is really what Kofte are.  I am always on the lookout for new flavors to try.  This recipe is from two different sources: A Turkish recipe from…

Cottage Pie with Mashed Potato Crust

Cottage Pie with Mashed Potato Crust

Comfort Food that brings back memories of home. When I was growing up, this dish passed for Shepherd’s pie at our house.  It usually involved the leftover Sunday Roast and any mashed potatoes that managed to survive our wonderful Sunday family dinners. But if you…

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,…

Ropa Vieja, Cuba’s National Dish

Ropa Vieja, Cuba’s National Dish

A great stew is served up with a wonderful story about its origins. This is one of my favorite kinds of recipes.  There’s a story attached to it that’s as interesting as the stew itself.  Cuba’s national dish translates to “Old Clothes”– about as unappetizing…

American Chili Con Carne and Skillet Cornbread

American Chili Con Carne and Skillet Cornbread

Get ready for the cold with a Big Pot of Chili and a wedge of terrific Cornbread. We’re bracing for an Arctic blast here this weekend. And nothing says “Let’s make a big pot of Chili” like an overnight drop below freezing.  Now there are…

The Bridgehampton Inn’s Braised Short Ribs

The Bridgehampton Inn’s Braised Short Ribs

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…

It looks like a Burger with Fries. But you can eat this one on Meatless Monday.  It’s the Beyond Burger.

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…

Claire Saffitz’ Steak Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

Claire Saffitz’ Steak Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

We were serving lunch outdoors this weekend. I was looking for something simple to do. We’d planned a weekend of several different dishes in the “chicken or fish” categories. Cruising through August’s Bon Appetit, I saw a stunning salad.  Beautiful cherry tomatoes, thin slices of…