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Category: Long Island Cooking

Ina Garten’s Fresh Peach Cake

Ina Garten’s Fresh Peach Cake

There’s nothing more luscious than a fresh summer peach. On Long Island, this year’s crop has been even more luscious than usual. Before we switch over to Fall’s Apples, bake this Fresh Peach Cake. It’s from Ina Garten so right off you know it’s going…

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…

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…

Seared Salmon with Citrus and Herb Salad from Lidey Heuck

Seared Salmon with Citrus and Herb Salad from Lidey Heuck

Dinner Party on a weeknight? Why not when you can pull this dinner together before the doorbell rings. Our friend Laura was here from Colorado this week. And the only night we were mutually free was a Tuesday.  So much for cooking an elaborate meal…

Claudia Fleming’s Chocolate Caramel Tart

Claudia Fleming’s Chocolate Caramel Tart

Come ‘Out East’ for a recipe a famous Pastry Chef gave a special twist to. The East End of Long Island is extremely fortunate in the caliber of chefs that are either restaurant owners or lured here to work in what is a gorgeous place…

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…

Cucumber and Peach Salad with Mint…thanks to a new Hampton’s Farm Stand

Cucumber and Peach Salad with Mint…thanks to a new Hampton’s Farm Stand

For all their most recent history as a summer resort for the rich and famous, the East End of Long Island has been farmland from the arrival of the first English settlers in 1640.  The land and the climate here are extraordinarily good for growing. …

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…

A riff on Ina Garten’s Chicken Salad Veronique

A riff on Ina Garten’s Chicken Salad Veronique

One of the best things to have in the refrigerator in summer is a large quantity of chicken salad.  You can serve it on a bed of lettuce or make it into sandwiches.  You make it once and you have it all week. And I…