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Guilty Pleasures:  Philly Cheesesteaks

Guilty Pleasures: Philly Cheesesteaks

I’m not going to lie to you: This is not health food but oh my, is it good. We all have them: foods that are somehow irresistible—even if their ingredients are sometimes questionable like the “Cheese” in Cheesesteaks or the quality of the beef that’s…

From Saveur Magazine: The Best Easter Ham (Very Little) Money can buy.

From Saveur Magazine: The Best Easter Ham (Very Little) Money can buy.

A Q&A with Monte Mathews, the man behind Saveur’s perennially popular, five-ingredient, “cheap ham” recipe Connie McCabe for Saveur Magazine April 8, 2020 Courtesy of Monte Mathews Monte Mathews was working in advertising before he developed one of Saveur’s most beloved recipes. In the 1990s,…

Doughnut Muffins. One of our most popular posts ever is so right for right now.

Doughnut Muffins. One of our most popular posts ever is so right for right now.

This is a great time to get your kids in the kitchen making these terrific treats. I had to go back to 2010 to find this phenomenal recipe.  I got the most reader comments we’d ever had before.  It is off the charts in another…

James Beard’s Roast Beef Hash

James Beard’s Roast Beef Hash

This recipe has been seen by more people than any other single recipe on Chewing The Fat You have just landed on the most popular post ever on Chewing the Fat.  It’s been read 19,245 times and counting. It is so popular in our house,…

Northern Fried Chicken courtesy of Blue Ribbon and The Bromberg Brothers

Northern Fried Chicken courtesy of Blue Ribbon and The Bromberg Brothers

Pictured above… Northern Fried Chicken with a Watermelon and Arugula Salad There are times when I just don’t want to post a recipe because it’s just too good.  It’s not that I am trying to keep it from you.  It is just that once a…

Valentine’s Day Advice: Make Dessert First.  This Chocolate Soufflé will fit the bill.

Valentine’s Day Advice: Make Dessert First. This Chocolate Soufflé will fit the bill.

If there’s any worst night to go out all year, it is surely Valentine’s Day…although I think New Year’s Eve is a very close second. I was pretty well sure Valentine’s Day was an invention of Hallmark Cards but that’s not at all true.  It’s…

Attention Trader Joe’s Shoppers:  Our top 6 favorite discoveries and one we thought was a dud.

Attention Trader Joe’s Shoppers: Our top 6 favorite discoveries and one we thought was a dud.

If you’ve spent any time reading this blog, you know I am a huge fan of Trader Joe’s and not just because there happens to be one just three blocks from our place in the city.   I will suffer the crowds for the convenience and…

Ina Garten’s Rigatoni with Sausage and Fennel

Ina Garten’s Rigatoni with Sausage and Fennel

Serve it straight from the pot on Night One… Or keep it refrigerated overnight and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes on Day 2. On more than one winter night at our house, pasta dishes have great appeal.  Hearty and comforting, they’re hard…

Top 10 Best Things about a Viking River Cruise

Top 10 Best Things about a Viking River Cruise

Above: Viking River Cruises Longship Tor docked in Passau Germany I admit it.  I cannot say enough good things about my recent “Romantic Danube” cruise aboard Viking River Cruises’ Longship “Tor”. I consider myself to be well-travelled. I’ve had the good fortune to visit 6 continents, many…

Ina Garten’s Coquilles St. Jacques from "Make It Ahead"

Ina Garten’s Coquilles St. Jacques from "Make It Ahead"

         I am a huge fan of Ina Garten or as a friend of mine once said “What’s not to like?”  Ina makes great food accessible to even the most amateur cook.  This may be because Ina herself is a completely self-taught home cook.  She…