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Category: Pork

Perfect Pork Chops in Minutes

Perfect Pork Chops in Minutes

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been cooking, you can always teach yourself new tricks.  And this old dog just discovered a great way to achieve the perfect pork chop.  It came via a Bon Appetit magazine article.  The basic technique here is to ‘turn, […]

How about some Zha Jiang Mian for dinner tonight?  Well then, how about some Black Bean Noodles with Pork and Mushrooms?

How about some Zha Jiang Mian for dinner tonight? Well then, how about some Black Bean Noodles with Pork and Mushrooms?

Andrew’s sister Lauren and I like to share “Comments” made by cooks about other people’s recipes.   Our particular favorites are when someone spends not one minute following the original recipe but instead enters their own little world and creates a dish that has absolutely nothing […]

Crispy Pork Chops with Fennel, Red Onion and Apple

Crispy Pork Chops with Fennel, Red Onion and Apple

I love “Milanese”, which is basically what this recipe is.  Veal Milanese is its much more expensive cousin.  In Argentina, where it’s wildly popular, it’s called simply “Milanesa” and it’s made with Beef.  In neighboring Chile it’s called Escalopa.  In Mexico, it’s back to being […]

Orecchiette with Sausage and Green Vegetables

Orecchiette with Sausage and Green Vegetables

I sometimes think I should have called Chewing The Fat “Chewing the Pasta”.  I have such fondness for pasta that I make it on a weekly basis.  I am well aware of how many people eschew its carbohydrates. Sorry, they’re missing one of life’s great […]

Pork Belly Carnitas for Cinco de Mayo Or The Best Damned Pork Ever

Cinco de Mayo, that most American of all Mexican Holidays, has been the subject of an annual post since Chewing the Fat began. In fact, one of the recipes I posted for Cinco de Mayo remains one of the most popular of the entire 747 […]

One-Pot Thai Curry Rice with Pork adapted from Molly Yeh

Molly Yeh          More often than not, my inclination is to try any recipe that appeals to me that week. So it was with this warming dish of coconut-scented rice,  curried pork, crisp vegetables, a splash of lime juice and the crunch of peanuts. A […]

Review of Jacques Pépin’s "Heart and Soul in the Kitchen" and his superb recipe for Spinach Stuffed Pork Chops

I am a cookbook enthusiast and reader.  While I may troll the Internet instead of my bookshelves to find a recipe that is in one of the hundreds of cookbooks we own, I still get great pleasure from reading a great cookbook from start to […]

Sara Jenkins’ Incredibly Easy Sausage Ragù or Ragù Done Right

   Julia Moskin of the Times When I was growing up, my WASP mother often made a dish called “Spaghetti Meat Sauce”.  I loved it.  The recipe came from a neighbor in our WASPiest of WASP enclaves. It later turned out that its author was a […]

Citrus-Brined Pork Loin with Peach Mustard and Corn Soufflé Stuffed Tomatoes

Bon Appetit’s Citrus-Brined Pork Loin Jeff’s Corn Souffle Stuffed Tomatoes Peach Mustard Today,  I want to share two great dinner party recipes that we served this summer to great applause.  One is a pork loin from Bon Appetit that originally called for using the backyard […]

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and the Best Coleslaw Recipe Ever!

Our New York City kitchen is only slightly larger than a bread box but certainly not large enough to store a slow cooker.  So I keep ours in Bridgehampton. Not that I am a particular fan of the slow cooker.  The idea of having to […]

Bangers, Mash and Red Onion Gravy..no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

         The Germans make 1200 kinds of sausages from bratwurst to weisswurst. But in New York, you’d swear that there are only two kinds of pork sausages: Hot Italian and Sweet Italian.  The only other pork sausages you can reliably find are breakfast sausages and […]

Rick Bayless’ Authentic Pork Tinga

Photo Courtesy of Food and Wine Magazine Do you have recipes that sit there tempting you but that look too winter-y when you discover them on the first warm day of Spring?  That’s what happened to me with Rick Bayless’ flawless recipe for Pork Tinga.  […]

Double Cut Pork Chops with Roasted Garlic Butter and a side of Stir Fried Asparagus and Mushrooms

Pork is the world’s most widely eaten meat.  It accounts for 38 percent of meat production worldwide.  You’ll have trouble finding it in the Middle East and most of the Muslim world because both Jewish kosher and Islamic halal diets ban it outright.  But almost […]

Spicy Pork Noodles with Bok Choy from David Tanis…and they’re Gluten-Free!

         Maxim’s Palace Hong Kong as I’ve never seen it… empty! I love dim sum, the tapas of China. I will never forget Andrew and my visit to one of the world’s most famous dim sum palaces, the strangely named Maxim’s Palace in Hong Kong.  […]