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Category: Tyler Florence

Scallop Saltimbocca with Golden Delicious Apples

Scallop Saltimbocca with Golden Delicious Apples

When I lived in Rome, Saltimbocca was an introduction to the cuisine of the city itself.   “Saltimbocca alla Romana” featured veal, topped with Prosciutto and Sage in a Marsala and butter sauce.   It was very good and, because of its ingredients, more expensive than most […]

“This Chocolate Chip Cookie Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe”– “Sugarman” Martinez in Bon Appetit Magazine: Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

“This Chocolate Chip Cookie Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe”– “Sugarman” Martinez in Bon Appetit Magazine: Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

     I confess to being a pushover when someone suggests that a recipe ‘beats all others’.  This may all be laid at the feet of Tyler Florence, whose 2006 “Tyler’s Ultimate” (Clarkson Potter) really did contain a phenomenal number of recipes that I go back […]

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Tyler Florence-style…with his Ultimate Beef Fajitas

Napolean III of France       Ah Cinco de Mayo, a chance for Americans to celebrate their neighbor to the south, Mexico.  And this year, given all the campaign rhetoric, those of us who love that country, really should go out of our way […]

Sesame Chicken Salad with Spinach, Cucumber and Cilantro from Tyler Florence

  We were having friends for lunch over the weekend and I wanted to make Chicken Salad.  For the recipe I took out three contenders. Patricia Well’s “The Paris Cookbook” (Harper Collins 2001) had one that would have put us right in the heart of […]

Watermelon Gazpacho from Tyler Florence

Several years ago we discovered the joy of watermelon and tomatoes combined in a salad that takes advantage of these summer favorites.  We enjoyed it again and again and if you haven’t tried it, you should too.  Here is the recipe that brought the salad […]

Tyler Florence’s Asparagus Grilled Cheese with Poached Egg

                 I have been a fan of Tyler Florence for years.  There are no fewer than 11 of his recipes on Chewing the Fat.  His cookbook, “Tyler’s Ultimate” (Clarkson-Potter 2006) is among the most dog-eared in our collection.  When Chef Florence […]

Asparagus for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner

         To say that I’m a fan of our local Long Island asparagus is the definition of an understatement.  I really cannot get enough of the stuff.  It’s a fixture in our refrigerator for as long as it lasts.  The asparagus I am particularly attached […]

Crab Cakes with Buttermilk- Basil Dressing and Marinated Tomatoes and Corn adapted from Tyler Florence

            Crab Cakes are one of those dishes that are just about perfect just about anytime of year.  They’re a snap to make and you can have them cooked and kept warming in the warming drawer until you’re ready to serve your guests.   This […]

White Bean and Roasted Shrimp Salad with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

           If ever a cookbook cover said it all, it’s this: Brilliant Simple Food to Make Anytime.  That’s what Tyler Florence’s “Tyler’s Ultimate” (Clarkson Potter 2006) says and it couldn’t be more true.  Take for instance this deliciously satisfying dinner salad.  It would be […]

Baked Rigatoni with Eggplant and Sausage, Parmigiano Cheese Bread and a Honey and Pignoli Tart that’s to die for.

Last weekend we had a post Thanksgiving dinner party.  Since everyone was pretty well stuffed with Turkey, we wanted something completely different — a crowd-pleaser on a cold night.  So we went for a dinner that’s ‘tutto italiano’ from main course to desert.  Now baked pasta […]

Grilled Swordfish with Lemon Aioli and Fennel

          Our friends Beth and Peter are with us from California for a few days and we’re anxious to share some of Long Island’s best with them. This will include the spectacular weather we’re experiencing, our glorious beaches—less crowded now that a lot of […]

Ratatouille with Fairy Tale Eggplant

If you’ve read much Chewing the Fat lately, you may remember David Falkowski, our local “Mushroom Man”, who supplies us with wonderful fresh and dried mushrooms at our local Farmer’s Markets. (You can read about these markets and David by on the most recent New […]

Strip Steaks with Brandied Porcini Mushroom Sauce

I love to pan sauté steaks.  They get a really good caramelized topping and they’re very easy to cook.  I realize it may be the height of barbecue season, but it’s really oppressively hot outside.  So I bring this recipe to your attention because you […]

Sole Almandine and the perfect accompaniment, Lemon Smashed Potatoes

               I love shopping in Chinatown.  Just coming out of the subway at Grand Street is like being transported to Hong Kong.   Except that the parts of Hong Kong I’m familiar with have a lot more Westerners than New York’s […]