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Category: Dinner Party Dishes

Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff

This classic stroganoff is as meaty and rich as the original. You’ll find many recipes on Chewing The Fat that are centered on Mushrooms. They’re the centerpiece of three of our most popular posts. There’s probably no easier to go meatless and these little miracles…

Mahogany Beef Stew with Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce

Mahogany Beef Stew with Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce

This great stew has a surprise ingredient we weren’t entirely sure about. Our friend Roger is a great home cook.  And after our Top Ten Stews post, (https://chewingthefat.us.com/2022/01/our-top-ten-stews-perfect-for-cold-winter-nights.html) Roger sent us this recipe, so we knew it had to be good. Lots and lots of…

Jamie Oliver’s Steak and Guinness Pie

Jamie Oliver’s Steak and Guinness Pie

A Manly Meal for the first Fall Chill It’s not exactly freezing but it is the time of year when I start thinking about meals that, for lack of a better word are ‘manly’.   This wonderfully robust pie is something I wrote about in…

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…

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…

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…

Seared Salmon with Citrus and Herb Salad from Lidey Heuck

Seared Salmon with Citrus and Herb Salad from Lidey Heuck

Dinner Party on a weeknight? Why not when you can pull this dinner together before the doorbell rings. Our friend Laura was here from Colorado this week. And the only night we were mutually free was a Tuesday.  So much for cooking an elaborate meal…

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…

Richard Olney’s Zucchini-and-Herb Stuffed Roast Chicken

Richard Olney’s Zucchini-and-Herb Stuffed Roast Chicken

As I was leafing through Food and Wine Magazine from October 2018, I stopped at an article focused on Richard Olney. In the words of Wikipedia, “Richard Olney (April 12, 1927 – August 3, 1999) was an American painter, cook, food writer, editor, and memoirist…

Jeff Lobb’s Herbed Rack of Pork and Trine Hahnemann’s Red Cabbage

Jeff Lobb’s Herbed Rack of Pork and Trine Hahnemann’s Red Cabbage

Our friend Jeff Lobb is a wonderful cook and entertains beautifully. Especially when his partner Don is in the kitchen with him.  And if Jeff is famous for one dish above all others, it is his fondness for Rack of Pork that stands out.  This…

Jacques Pépin’s Superb recipe for Spinach and Gruyère Stuffed Pork Chops

Jacques Pépin’s Superb recipe for Spinach and Gruyère Stuffed Pork Chops

If you follow me on Instagram (@montemathews) you know that I have been in Scandinavia all last week.  I boarded Viking Star in Germany and sailed to Denmark and Norway. As soon as I can cook them, I’ll be sharing some wonderful discoveries on my…