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Category: Beef Dishes

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 […]

Steak Hache, an homage to Joe Allen’s Chopped Steak

       Our favorite restaurants often share one thing in common.  We go there without ever having to look at the menu.  We know the moment we walk in the door what we are going to order.  There’s the linguine  with clam sauce at West Bank […]

Thomas Keller’s Fall from Grace…Is this recipe his redemption?

Chef Thomas Keller Last week the unthinkable happened. Thomas Keller is surely one of the most famous of all American chefs. His  “The French Laundry” in Yountville, CA was called “the best restaurant in the world, period” by Anthony Bourdain. Chef Keller’s other offerings sealed […]

Ruth Reichl’s Beef, Wine and Onion Stew From "My Kitchen Year. 136 Recipes that Saved My Life"

As promised earlier this month, this blog has not heard the last of Ruth Reichl’s latest book (Random House 2015).   Completely coincidentally, while Ruth wrote of yet another snowstorm marooning her and her husband in their upstate New York house, we here in the city […]

Smoked Prime Rib on the Grill, Roasted Tomatoes with Pesto and Tortini of Zucchini

        The lovely and extremely talented Elizabeth Karmel The 4th of July is upon us and there’s never a better time to fire up the grill and celebrate the joy of being an American.  And there’s almost nothing more American than beef.  And […]

Short Ribs in a Cinnamon and Red Wine Sauce: An East Indian take on a North American Classic

          This was one of the first posts I published back in 2010 when I started to blog.  Because my readership was nowhere near what it is now, I should not have been as surprised as I was to see that […]

The Perfect Patty Melt and it’s most imperfect imitator, "The Midtown Melt"

Last week, I had the strongest craving for a Patty Melt.  I confess that the Patty Melt is far and away my absolute favorite chopped meat sandwich. You must never call a Patty Melt a hamburger because to purists, the Patty Melt is emphatically not […]

A Revelation: A Roast Beef that’s almost Filet-tender at about 1/5 the cost. And it cooks with almost no effort at all.

Mix together the lettuce and the dressing and allow to sit, stirring            occasionally for 30 minutes.  Drain excess liquid.            This one of those food discoveries like tasting Burrata for the first time and wondering if you’ll ever go back […]

Brussels Sprouts and Steak Stir Fry from Bon Appetit

         Confession time: I used to loathe Brussels Sprouts. When I was growing up, I even made up a story to explain the Brussels Sprout.  It was, I told myself, a vegetable forced on wartime Europe.  I reasoned this lowly member of the cabbage family […]

Flank Steak Diane and how I fell in love with New York

Flank Steak Diane, Photo by Fine Cooking Magazine           Beef prices have escalated this year to the point where a perfectly ordinary New York Strip is 15.99 a lb.  Filet Mignon? 29.99. Last week, I even noted that our favorite neighborhood bistro’s Steak Frites has […]

Burgundy Beef Stew adapted from Saveur’s "New Comfort Food"

Confession Time:  Those vegetables that look like potatoes? They are potatoes served alongside the dish the night before. Since I didn’t get a photograph then, this picture was taken the next day with the leftovers potatoes added to the stew.          When we entertain, I […]

Indian Pot Roast from Whole Foods Market

            If you are thinking “native American”, this recipe probably wouldn’t raise an eyebrow.  But we’ve long since stopped calling Native Americans “Indians”.  No, the name of this dish refers to the Asian sub-continent of India.  And that may be even more surprising.  The […]

Out of Africa: Two Marcus Samuelsson recipes: Bobotie with Mango Sambal

The Cape of Good Hope, the very tip of Africa          In my past life I was fortunate to travel to six continents for work.  And of all the places I’ve been, South Africa is at the top of my list for sheer physical beauty.  […]