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Author: Monte Mathews

Melissa Clark’s Grilled Flank Steak with Worcestershire Butter

Melissa Clark’s Grilled Flank Steak with Worcestershire Butter

We almost invariably salute the coming weekend with a steak dinner on Friday night. We were both brought up eating beef but we’ve cut down our consumption mightily.  And we have a new issue in our new apartment.  Our kitchen is completely open.  And despite […]

Blueberry-Muffin Cake from Fine Cooking

Blueberry-Muffin Cake from Fine Cooking

If you’re looking for a great cooking magazine, you really should look into Fine Cooking. It’s a wonderful learning tool. It would make a great gift for the Graduate or anyone starting out on their own. Its recipe directions are not shorthand. They’re written to […]

Strawberry Snacking Cake from Bon Appetit and Sarah Jampel

Strawberry Snacking Cake from Bon Appetit and Sarah Jampel

Main Visual: Photo Courtesy Bon Appetit. Strawberry season has arrived and this year’s Hampton’s crop reminds us all why we wait for these heart-shaped, bright red, sweet and juicy berries all year.  The question is what to do with them and the answer is right […]

Thai Basil Minced Pork

Thai Basil Minced Pork

I am crazy about Asian food for so many reasons.  There are so many flavors at work in Asian cuisine and so many ways of putting them together.  Asian Food generally requires as much cooking time as it does prep time. It works best when […]

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 […]

Asparagus: Our Ultimate Guide to 10 Wonderful Ways to Cook the Season’s Most Highly Awaited Vegetable

Asparagus: Our Ultimate Guide to 10 Wonderful Ways to Cook the Season’s Most Highly Awaited Vegetable

Here’s a whole gallery of dishes just waiting for Spring’s fresh Asparagus.  Enjoy one or enjoy them all…it’s Asparagus Season. Let’s Celebrate! http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2016/04/fresh-asparagus-salad-with-buratta.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2015/06/tyler-florences-asparagus-grilled.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2018/11/pasta-with-asparagus-and-mushrooms.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2019/04/asparagus-and-mushroom-frittata.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2014/06/paolas-carnegie-hill-restaurant-nyc-and.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2015/05/florence-fabricants-fettucine-with.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2015/05/dorie-greenspans-bacon-and-egg-and.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2016/04/lemon-roasted-salmon-with-asparagus.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2016/04/fresh-fettucine-with-sausage-asparagus.html http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2016/05/braised-chicken-with-asparagus-peas-and.html    

And now for something completely different…an Interview with Instachef Sensation, Chef Cliff Skighwalker

And now for something completely different…an Interview with Instachef Sensation, Chef Cliff Skighwalker

Yes, Chef! For some time, Andrew and I have been talking about adding a new feature to Chewing The Fat.  It’s called “YES, CHEF!” and it’s all about the people who make the food that we find so fascinating.  Over the years, I have done […]

Absolutely the creamiest, smoothest, most spectacular French Lemon Cream Tart from Pierre Hermé

Absolutely the creamiest, smoothest, most spectacular French Lemon Cream Tart from Pierre Hermé

The last time Andrew and I were in Paris, we pretty much went from one spectacular bakeshop or chocolatier to another.  And you can’t really miss those belonging to Pastry Chef Extraordinaire Pierre Hermé.  The man himself is arguably the most acclaimed of all living […]

A new flour brings great taste back to Gluten-free baking and our Buttermilk Waffles proved it.

A new flour brings great taste back to Gluten-free baking and our Buttermilk Waffles proved it.

If necessity is the Mother of Invention, Chef Einat Mazor’s daughter’s celiac disease is responsible for a truly wonderful break-through in Gluten-Free baking.  The aptly named Extra White Gold Flours were a result of the Georgia-based Mazor’s child’s suffering and her determination to bring the […]