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Category: American Cuisine

Oven-Barbecued Chicken

Oven-Barbecued Chicken

The joy of great Barbecued Chicken without a Grill or Barbecue—just an ordinary oven. Let’s face it: Not everyone can enjoy cooking in the great outdoors over Labor Day weekend. Apartment dwellers for instance.  To be perfectly honest, there are even people who could grill…

King Kullen Coleslaw

King Kullen Coleslaw

If you love Coleslaw, this version from our local supermarket is well-worth making. What is summer without coleslaw? Who can imagine Fried Chicken without it?  As Colonel Sanders himself said, “It’s always a tough decision between that, the Mac and Cheese, and the mashed potatoes,…

Sautéed Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

Sautéed Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

I don’t remember a single recipe on Chewing The Fat that’s faster to make than this: 10 minutes. That’s all it takes to enjoy two of the greatest gifts of summer. Sweet corn, peaking now and Cherry Tomatoes overwhelming our garden right now.  We wait…

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart

A Tomato that looks flawed creates a Tart that is pure perfection. The heirloom tomato has arrived. Heirlooms, or “Heritage Tomatoes” if you’re British, are not always the most beautiful on the outside.  But the first slice brings a flood of great tomato flavor. They’re…

HAMBURGER HEAVEN

HAMBURGER HEAVEN

Four Fantastic Ways to Celebrate this American Treasure Andrew went back to work this week in Manhattan. No one was gladder to do so.  While I tap away on my keyboard blissfully year in and year out, he was less than enchanted with our endless…

Fish Chowder from Sam Sifton in The New York Times

Fish Chowder from Sam Sifton in The New York Times

A No Recipe Recipe yields a Chowder so good, I had to share the recipe I made with it. Once a week, Sam Sifton of the New York Times publishes what he calls a “No Recipe Recipe”. There is no set of ingredients or steps…

Melissa Clark’s Rhubarb Custard Bars

Melissa Clark’s Rhubarb Custard Bars

It’s Melissa Clark Week!  Here’s her phenomenal gift to Rhubarb lovers everywhere. What Melissa Clark did for Asparagus earlier this week is now bookended by another seasonal favorite. It’s rhubarb which made its first appearance at our Organic Farm Stand, Serene Green, this week.  Andrew…

Melissa Clark’s Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Tarragon Tart

Melissa Clark’s Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Tarragon Tart

The time is right to make this terrific recipe right now. This is a fantastic tart. And it’s right of the moment because it works best with Spring’s earliest and thin-stalk Asparagus. We used both Green and Red Asparagus in ours.  And then there’s the…

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…

Meet an American Food Hero. Make the Shake Shack Burger. Feed the First Responders.

Meet an American Food Hero. Make the Shake Shack Burger. Feed the First Responders.

In a world turned upside down, Food Hero Joe Ariel is coming to the rescue of both First Responders, Healthcare Workers and the Restaurants who need our business to survive. After graduating from college in Nashville, Joe Ariel’s move to New York City was accompanied…

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,…

Tortilla Espagñola with Potato Chips and Bayonne Ham adapted from Ferran Adria

Tortilla Espagñola with Potato Chips and Bayonne Ham adapted from Ferran Adria

A World-Class Chef takes a shortcut and creates a fantastic take on a Spanish classic. It is almost unimaginable to think of a World-Class Chef taking short cuts with one of the signature dishes of his home country.  But that’s exactly what Ferran Adria did…