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Author: Monte Mathews

For Thanksgiving…Chocolate Babka from Martha Stewart

For Thanksgiving…Chocolate Babka from Martha Stewart

The Great British Baking Show Contestants could have used this recipe for Babke. Andrew and I are great devotées of this wildly popular British TV series, now in its 11th season. Judges and Co-Hosts have come and gone but we’ve never strayed.  We have had…

A Full English Breakfast

A Full English Breakfast

“To eat well in England, you should eat breakfast three times a day”– Somerset Maugham William Somerset Maugham was an enormously popular playwright, novelist, and short-story writer with a 65-year long career.   Born in the British Embassy in Paris, he spent much of his life…

Ina Garten’s Winter Minestrone

Ina Garten’s Winter Minestrone

Soup-making brings memories of home. I love to make soup.  It brings to mind one of my favorite memories of my mother.  Not that she ever made soup.  Her sister, however, was an inveterate soup maker.  She started from scratch and made her own stocks.…

Take a 5 Star Trip along the Danube today…aboard Scenic’s SpaceShip Jasper

Take a 5 Star Trip along the Danube today…aboard Scenic’s SpaceShip Jasper

From Palaces to Parliaments, you’ll see it all on Scenic’s Danube Cruises… My latest article for Cruising Journal Has just been published.  Click here to cruise…https://www.cruisingjournal.com/en/articles/cruise-destinations/8-reasons-to-take-a-scenic-cruise-along-the-danube    

Black and White Cookies from Melissa Clark

Black and White Cookies from Melissa Clark

The Cookie Jerry Seinfeld Made into a TV Star Jerry Seinfeld is almost as beloved in New York City as the Black and White.  This cookie is found everywhere from the corner bodega to that most upscale of bakeries, William Greenberg. Seinfeld used it to…

Loco Moco, A Hawai’ian specialty

Loco Moco, A Hawai’ian specialty

Who wouldn’t be intrigued by a dish called “Loco Moco”? The New York Times has really stepped up during the Pandemic. There are sections for kids, deep dives into upbeat stories, literally dozens of tips for entertaining ourselves, dressing ourselves, marrying each other, and of…

Maple-Lacquered Duck Breast and Duck-Fat Potatoes

Maple-Lacquered Duck Breast and Duck-Fat Potatoes

The luxury of a great Duck Breast in a dish that takes minutes to make. There’s something about Duck that is both exotic and luxurious. I associate it with childhood visits to the great restaurants in Montreal, where I grew up.  So when I saw…

Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado and Pepper Salsa

Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado and Pepper Salsa

Today we introduce a new feature on Chewing The Fat “Product News You Can Use” When you scroll down our landing page, just under “About Us”, you’ll see it. A new column that will be a permanent feature. We’re calling it “Product News You Can…

Beef Stew in an Hour? Here you go!

Beef Stew in an Hour? Here you go!

An Instant Pot recipe that delivers a great stew in far less time than any other method we know. If there was one ubiquitous item on sale on Amazon’s Prime Day, it was the Instant Pot. We’ve had good meals using this Canadian invention.  It’s…

Dulce de Leche Brownies from David Lebovitz

Dulce de Leche Brownies from David Lebovitz

Here’s to Confiture de lait, better known as Dulce de Leche. When David Lebovitz’s newsletter appeared in our inboxes last week, I immediately sent it to Andrew with a note that said “Pretty Please”.  My email arrived at approximately the moment he’d started printing it.…