One of the World’s Favorite Desserts is this Crowd Pleaser from Boston. Cook’s Illustrated is located right in Boston so you’d think they’d know about how to bake the best Boston Cream Pie. And they do. This recipe is phenomenally good. The cake is light […]
Category: Holiday Food
Fresh Cranberries–or virtually any fruit you choose–make this Crumb Cake perfect for Holiday Baking. We have a lot of affection for Saveur Magazine. It was, after all, the first publication my food writing appeared in. It’s also our kind of food magazine where there’s a […]
S’mores Bars with Marshmallow Meringue from Cheryl and Griffith Day of Back in the Day Bakery, Savannah, GA.
The allure of a childhood favorite is undeniable. Here two bakers from Georgia have captured the essence of one of life’s great pleasures—the S’more. While the treat may be best remembered as campfire cooking at is best, here’s a recipe that brings it indoors and […]
There are times when all the work I put into Chewing The Fat truly pays off. And certainly this holiday season got off to a great start with the arrival of a sensational group of cheeses from Marin French Cheese, the French-owned California Cheese Company […]
I can’t think of a better weekend to pull out the waffle iron than the four-day orgy of food that is Thanksgiving. Come to think of it, I can’t think of a weekend when I don’t want to pull out the waffle iron…but sense and […]
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Seasoning so beloved, Overseas they try to make their own! Quite honestly, I’d never heard of Bell’s Seasoning. It’s a 150-year old recipe that’s been the backbone of many a New England Thanksgiving ever since it was invented by one […]
The New York Times started a Page 3 that I start every day in New York with. It’s a treasure trove of factoids from articles in that day’s paper, a summary of what news mattered most the day before, a tiny little brainteaser of a […]
As you may imagine, Andrew goes all out every Holiday season with baked goods that are not only extraordinarily good, they cover all kinds of desserts. For Thanksgiving just past, he made Apple Pie Bars, two pies, Blueberry and Chocolate Cream, and a Ginger […]
This is one of Ina Garten’s most beloved recipes. It dates all the way back to 1999 when it appeared in Ina’s first cookbook “The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook” (Clarkson Potter 1999). Since I can’t think of a better time for luxury foods like […]
Shrimp Scampi, an amazingly fast Italian American Classic and the story of the Feast of the 7 Fishes.
Scampi I first wrote this post a year ago. But I thought I would repeat it again this year because it’s a wonderful explanation of an Italian tradition that many Italian Americans will uphold again this Christmas Season. And the recipe follows my mantra for […]
Just before Thanksgiving, Andrew heard from a friend from his college days requesting a dessert recipe using raspberries. Well it took all of two minutes to remember a spectacular cheesecake he made earlier in the season. But why it has […]
I discovered this wonderfully different paté almost by accident as you will read in this story. But in casting about for our 12 days of Christmas recipes, I realized it’s just the kind of dish that has Holiday written all […]