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Category: Beef

Steak Banh Mi

Steak Banh Mi

The Bánh Mì sandwich is likely the most famous of all Vietnamese exports and rightfully so.  A pint-sized baguette is split lengthwise and filled with all kinds of savory ingredients.  You can find banh mis with all kinds of meat fillings but common to almost […]

Weeknight Spaghetti and Meatballs: Beef and Pork Meatballs in Tomato Fennel Sauce

Weeknight Spaghetti and Meatballs: Beef and Pork Meatballs in Tomato Fennel Sauce

Andrew’s sister Lauren and I have an ongoing contest to find people who comment on a recipe they’ve so radically altered it bears no resemblance to the original. Despite having tinkered with the ingredients, the quantities, the cooking time until the recipe is unrecognizable, you’d […]

My latest Restaurant Report was just published by The Daily Meal. And here it is…

My latest Restaurant Report was just published by The Daily Meal. And here it is…

Hurray for Harry’s at 1 Hanover Square Mar 27, 2018 | 11:26 am By Monte Mathews Staff Writer The epitome of a New York institution: Harry’s at 1 Hanover Square Harry’s New York Newly refreshed interiors are just the start of what’s happening at Harry’s […]

Perfect For Super Bowl Sunday and “This Is Us”…Monte’s Bourbon Chili

Perfect For Super Bowl Sunday and “This Is Us”…Monte’s Bourbon Chili

If you are a fan of “This Is Us”, the television phenomenon, you may have seen the episode leading up to this week’s Finale after the Super Bowl.  Last week, Jack and Rebecca were all prepared for Super Bowl Sunday.   I don’t know how […]

Winter Steak Salad

Winter Steak Salad

I’m not going to deny it.  I love beef. But times, as they say, have changed.  I try to go meatless more.  But there’s this primal desire for Beef.  I wondered how I could put a healthy spin on a Steak dinner and voilà, I […]

Yankee Pot Roast

As we head into winter, what could be better than a Yankee Pot Roast for dinner one of these weekends.  Slow-cooked over a period of hours, the relatively inexpensive cut of meat used in the dish becomes meltingly tender. The sauce created lends itself to […]

Dry Rubbed Flank Steak with Grilled Corn Salsa from Chef Brian Luscher in Bon Appetit Magazine

Chef Brian Luscher            We’re not eating nearly as much beef as we used to.  But that doesn’t mean we’ve given it up altogether.  These days, when I do cook beef, I like it to really give it flavor.  When I saw this recipe […]

Steakhouse Salad with Red Chili Dressing and Peanuts adapted from Claire Saffitz in Bon Appetit Magazine

Steakhouse Salad with Red Chili Dressing and Peanuts adapted from Claire Saffitz in Bon Appetit Magazine

Claire Saffitz The bones of this great recipe are from a Bon Appetit writer named Claire Saffitz.  Ms Saffitz has an intriguing background.  She is a graduate of both Harvard and McGill Universities.  At both places she studied History but by the time she got […]

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Time to break out the Arrachera al Carbon! (That’s Mexican for Beef Fajitas)

        Get your party clothes on! It’s Cinco de Mayo! I’ve written at length previously about Cinco de Mayo, the May 5th salute to Mexico that’s more American than it is Mexican.  There it is celebrated in the province of Puebla and almost nowhere else.  […]

Short Rib Pot Pie adapted from Bon Appetit

         Who doesn’t love a great pot pie?  Meat and vegetables and gravy under a blanket of pastry, these pies are American Classics.  But they go back in culinary history considerably longer. In the Roman Empire, the pastry was banquet fare.  Sometimes the crust revealed […]

Peposo, Tuscan Beef Stew

            Basilica de Santa Maria del Fiore The story behind Peposo, a rich stew that owes its flavor to just two key ingredients –Chianti and Black Pepper—is as fascinating as the finished dish.   I read it in Cook’s Illustrated, which, in its usual fashion, went […]

Baked Pasta with Pesto, Cheese and Meat Sauce

Here’s true comfort food that you can play with to your heart’s content.  It’s virtually impossible not to make something warming and filling out of this recipe because the recipe is as flexible as can be.  It’s also a great way to empty the fridge, […]

3 Great ways to get the most out of your Grill this summer

Top to bottom: Lamb Chops with Marjoram Butter, Composed Butters or “Beurres Composes” Minute Steak Stacks with Anchovy Butter (Photo Courtesy of Food and Wine Magazine)            With Memorial Day upon us, the grill has been rescued from the garage and […]

Dinner with Thomas Keller: Marinated Skirt Steak and Asparagus with Tomato Bacon Stew

L. to R. Eric and Adam  One night last week, Andrew, our friend Kathy and I all went to see Eric Rippert, the Chef Extraordinaire at New York’s Le Bernardin. Chef Rippert was appearing at the YMHA as part of the “Conversations with Chevaliers” series.  The […]