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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 […]

Got Turkey? This Turkey Tetrazzini is so good, you might want to roast another bird

Got Turkey? This Turkey Tetrazzini is so good, you might want to roast another bird

          I am so fond of this recipe, I have, on at least one occasion, cooked a turkey merely to have the meat for this dish. I also have a sentimental attachment to this delicious way to eat leftover turkey.   That’s because one of the […]

The 5 Most Popular Thanksgiving Recipes ever on Chewing the Fat

The 5 Most Popular Thanksgiving Recipes ever on Chewing the Fat

         Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday bar none.  Everybody in the country celebrates it from the Kashmiri Cab Driver to the Trinidadian Nurse to this Canadian immigrant.  It’s the most American of all holidays, even if Canada has something called “Action de Grace” or Canadian […]

The Bridgehampton Florist has just turned Thanksgiving Tablescapes into a White Wonderland…

The Bridgehampton Florist has just turned Thanksgiving Tablescapes into a White Wonderland…

We were bowled over when we saw what our friends at The Bridgehampton Florist have done for a sophisticated Thanksgiving.  And in the East it was extremely timely–snow fell like crazy on the 15th of November…Central Park had 6 inches of the white stuff–setting an […]

Spatchcocked Chicken adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s “Everyday Dorie”

Spatchcocked Chicken adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s “Everyday Dorie”

Not too long ago, Andrew had a birthday.  The minute I’d seen it advertised, I’d ordered Dorie Greenspan’s latest book “Everyday Dorie”(A Rux Martin Book Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018) as a gift. It turned out the book took 244 pages before landing at “Desserts”. So […]

Yotan Ottolenghi’s Shrimp Bolognese

Yotan Ottolenghi’s Shrimp Bolognese

Yotan Ottolenghi is arguably one of the most influential chefs in the world.  His latest cookbook “Ottolenghi Simple” (Ten Speed Press 2108) was just released in this country last week. Chef Ottolenghi has been a frequent presence on these pages and links to his other […]

15 Minute Skillet Pan Pizza

15 Minute Skillet Pan Pizza

I consider Pizza a perfect food.  In one slice, you combine dairy, vegetables, carbohydrates and protein.  And you pick it up with one hand to eat it—no utensils necessary. All right, I use a fork which is contrary to New York pizza etiquette but not […]

Prosciutto-wrapped Chicken Breasts stuffed with Black Truffle Goat Cheese, with Shiitake Mushrooms in a Marsala Sauce. Whew!

Prosciutto-wrapped Chicken Breasts stuffed with Black Truffle Goat Cheese, with Shiitake Mushrooms in a Marsala Sauce. Whew!

No American producer of Goat Cheese is more responsible for its ever- increasing popularity than California’s Laura Chenel’s.  Starting in the 1970s, Chenel’s became America’s first commercial producer of this extraordinarily healthful cheese. Everything from its calorie count – 30 to 40% lower than cow’s milk […]

Claire Saffitz’ Chicken Paprikash with Buttered Egg Noodles

Claire Saffitz’ Chicken Paprikash with Buttered Egg Noodles

I’ve been writing about Budapest ever since I came back from there in August.  I was completely captivated by the place.  Of course, staying in the #1 Hotel in the World (Trip Advisor 2017) was a great deal of the reason why.  And it was […]

Nate Appleman’s Lentil and Egg Stew

Nate Appleman’s Lentil and Egg Stew

Meatless Mondays have been missing from our house. It was not intentional but I had trouble finding recipes that appealed to the palate and to the eyes.  But on one of the daily e-mailings from Healthy-ish, Bon Appetit’s latest venture, I spied this recipe. It […]

The Surprising Story of Fried Green Tomatoes and Martha Stewart’s Recipe for Non-Fried Tomatoes

The Surprising Story of Fried Green Tomatoes and Martha Stewart’s Recipe for Non-Fried Tomatoes

The season is upon us in the East.  The Fried Green Tomatoes are here.  They’re one of the foods I eagerly look for in the market.  And last weekend at the Farm Stand I found them.  Firm, unripened and very green.  Steady readers of this […]