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Category: American Cuisine

American Chili Con Carne and Skillet Cornbread

American Chili Con Carne and Skillet Cornbread

Get ready for the cold with a Big Pot of Chili and a wedge of terrific Cornbread. We’re bracing for an Arctic blast here this weekend. And nothing says “Let’s make a big pot of Chili” like an overnight drop below freezing.  Now there are […]

The Bridgehampton Inn’s Braised Short Ribs

The Bridgehampton Inn’s Braised Short Ribs

A New Cookbook Takes Us on a Family Adventure unlike any other. If you’re like me, you read Cookbooks the way other people read novels.  That’s why I was particularly taken with Sybille Van Kempen’s superb new book “2266 Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant”,  A Look […]

Elizabeth Karmel’s Grandmother Odom’s Apple Cake

Elizabeth Karmel’s Grandmother Odom’s Apple Cake

If you love apples, you will not believe how much you will love this wonderful cake. Apple picking season is in full swing out here on the East End of Long Island. It’s astonishing what a draw it is.  The traffic on weekends approaches that […]

It looks like a Burger with Fries. But you can eat this one on Meatless Monday.  It’s the Beyond Burger.

It looks like a Burger with Fries. But you can eat this one on Meatless Monday. It’s the Beyond Burger.

We ate our first Beyond Burgers this month. Here’s our review: When you live near an all-American town like Sag Harbor, New York, you know you’re going to find a great burger.  I love the burgers at Dockside, a local institution that’s an improbable tenant […]

Grilled Shrimp with Old Bay and Aioli

Grilled Shrimp with Old Bay and Aioli

I have to say this is one of the best recipes we’ve made all summer.  What’s great about it is that it’s every bit as good hot off the grill or griddle as it is when the shrimp are cooled down or even chilled.  Sitting […]

Melissa Clark’s Grilled Flank Steak with Worcestershire Butter

Melissa Clark’s Grilled Flank Steak with Worcestershire Butter

We almost invariably salute the coming weekend with a steak dinner on Friday night. We were both brought up eating beef but we’ve cut down our consumption mightily.  And we have a new issue in our new apartment.  Our kitchen is completely open.  And despite […]

Strawberry Snacking Cake from Bon Appetit and Sarah Jampel

Strawberry Snacking Cake from Bon Appetit and Sarah Jampel

Main Visual: Photo Courtesy Bon Appetit. Strawberry season has arrived and this year’s Hampton’s crop reminds us all why we wait for these heart-shaped, bright red, sweet and juicy berries all year.  The question is what to do with them and the answer is right […]

Thick Cut Pork Chops with Mushrooms, Shallots and Spinach

Thick Cut Pork Chops with Mushrooms, Shallots and Spinach

On Chewing The Fat, the recipes really do come from everywhere.  However in this case, it came from closer to home–our own kitchen. I had an intense desire for a Pork Chop and not one of those boneless half inch deals swathed in plastic wrap.  […]

Melissa Clark’s Pizza Chicken with Pancetta, Mozzarella and Spicy Tomatoes

Melissa Clark’s Pizza Chicken with Pancetta, Mozzarella and Spicy Tomatoes

Melissa Clark has to be one of the most prolific food writers and cooks in all of history. There’s her constant presence in the Food Section of The New York Times, where week after she creates some of our most memorable meals.  Just type Melissa […]

Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup

In all honesty, I don’t know what possessed me to make this.  Let’s face it, it’s not exactly a Gourmet discovery.  And even if its genesis was a recipe I saw in Food and Wine Magazine, it’s a long way from their usual offerings.  Nevertheless, […]

Jeff Lobb’s Herbed Rack of Pork and Trine Hahnemann’s Red Cabbage

Jeff Lobb’s Herbed Rack of Pork and Trine Hahnemann’s Red Cabbage

Our friend Jeff Lobb is a wonderful cook and entertains beautifully. Especially when his partner Don is in the kitchen with him.  And if Jeff is famous for one dish above all others, it is his fondness for Rack of Pork that stands out.  This […]

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 […]