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 […]
For all their most recent history as a summer resort for the rich and famous, the East End of Long Island has been farmland from the arrival of the first English settlers in 1640. The land and the climate here are extraordinarily good for growing. […]
A visit to the C.I.A., A recipe for a True Tuscan Bread Salad and one for a Lower Gluten Salad made with Wheatberries!!
The thrill of being invited to participate in a three-day adventure at the Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley, California branch is about as good as it gets. Especially if you’re a self-taught home cook. And the experience exceeded every imaginable expectation I had. How […]
The Food Police were out in force when we posted our Easy Duck Confit recipe last Friday. There were rumblings about our waistlines and heart health. So I thought share some nutrition numbers to counter the impression we are on a […]
One of the best things to have in the refrigerator in summer is a large quantity of chicken salad. You can serve it on a bed of lettuce or make it into sandwiches. You make it once and you have it all week. And I […]
Salad lovers are in sheer heaven now and will be through the rest of the summer. The ingredients for perfect salads are everywhere. And the earliest part of the season yields the tenderest of greens. Arugula has its bite but it’s far from bitter which […]
The Battle of Puebla Once again we’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a tried and true favorite. This post is the # 2 most viewed page in all of Chewing the Fat’s history. This sensational recipe for Enchiladas is hundreds of […]
If you read my last post about my trip to Vietnam, you will remember my going to Cooking School in the town of Hoi An. The class began with a visit to the Central Market, a hurly burly of a place with vendors selling everything […]
While I was making this terrifically easy salad, I winced. It was so ladies-who-lunch, I half expected to have to put on a large hat to eat it. But it was beautiful to look at and so perfect for right […]
Too often, I get into trouble with a recipe that’s just too much food for two people. Try as I may, cutting back on volume isn’t always the easiest task. Things that say they are for four people are relatively simple to divide in half. […]
I like Bobby Flay. For quite a few years, I worked above his ‘store’. That would be his late lamented Mesa Grill. At Mesa, his take on Southwestern cuisine virtually introduced New York to the flavors of that part of the country. Of course, along […]
How’s this for a request: A reader who lives in North Dakota enjoyed our post about Thousand Island Dressing and its origins on the US/Canadian border (See https://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2013/10/the-saga-of-thousand-island-dressing.html). Anonymously, said reader commented that a restaurant in Mandan, North Dakota had closed, forever locking the secret […]
Thomas Keller’s Vinaigrette and Two Great Ways to use it: In Mixed Vegetable Salad and a Layered Chicken Salad in a Mason Jar.
Chef Keller in the Vegetable Garden For years I’ve relied on Julia Child’s “Screw Top Jar” method for making a basic vinaigrette which I’ve enhanced with Dijon mustard and a little Garlic. It’s a good salad dressing and I like to keep it on hand […]
Last summer, we served a version of Watermelon and Tomato salad so often, we were convinced everyone we knew had tasted it. And this year, we’ve seen so many recipes for it, that we’re sure our readers have been inundated with variations on the dish. […]