There’s a Sichuan restaurant close to home in New York that I go to more frequently than I’d like to admit. There’s a big “B” in the window which means The New York City Board of Health has some “issues” with the place. In […]
Memorial Day Weekend! Time to bring out the Orange and Soy-Glazed Ribs and Coleslaw with Apple and Yogurt Dressing to go with them!
The Un-Official start of summer officially starts this Friday. Out our way, that generally means a lot of premature wearing of summer clothes because we’ll still have a couple of weeks before it gets warm. The cool nights won’t stop […]
Ready to be folded, Mu Shu in a Moment! Restaurant General Tso’s Chicken the good, the bad and the ugly. In our bid to eat healthy, Chinese food has taken quite a hit. We never order it for takeout. And our visits to […]
Italian Immigrants bound for the US. Notice the preponderance of men. If you frequent good old Italian-American Red Sauce restaurants, you may be well acquainted with a close cousin of this dish: Chicken Scarpariello. Its origins, however, are not in Italy but in an Italian […]
Sichuan Province, Land of Plenty In one of their masterpieces of science and cooking combined, Cook’s Illustrated chose to take on one of my favorite Chinese Restaurant dishes: Sichuan Stir-Fried Pork in Garlic Sauce. Sichuan cooking is immediately associated with hot and spicy flavors. […]
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the stir-fry is the savior of every harried home cook. When you have to get dinner on the table in as short a time as possible, a stir-fry’s hard to beat. It’s all a matter […]
It’s Texas Week on Chewing the Fat! First Up, Lauren’s Roast Pork Tenderloin with Honeyed Apples and Pecans courtesy of James Villas and a Wild Rice Pilaf. And on Thursday, Kristi’s own recipe for Harvest Soup.
It was quite a coincidence when Andrew came back from his trip to Dallas with not one but two dishes his sister Lauren served him while he was there. And that same day, my dear friend Kristi, sent along an original recipe of her […]
Today marks another milestone on Chewing the Fat. It’s our 325th post and sometime in the very near future we will achieve our 300,000th page view. Not bad for a couple of self-taught cooks who just love to bake and cook and have never had […]
Alright, I cheated little on this one. The actual recipe is for something called “Pork Larb” but, when I first said that I was going to make a dish by that name, Andrew made a face and suggested that, for appetite appeal alone, I […]
My dear friend Yvonne introduced me to Gene Hovis. Not that I ever met him in person. Yvonne, who knows everyone, and I do mean everyone, introduced me to Gene via his wonderful Cookbook cum memoir, ‘Uptown Down Home’ which was published in 1987. […]
A stew for Spring may seem counter-intuitive but this one is quick and easy to prepare—to say nothing of how delicious it is. After starting with a quick sauté of diced pancetta and shallots, I was quite surprised at how quickly the pork cooked […]
Farmers Market Asparagus Spicy Pork with Asparagus and Chile West 66th Street and Broadway The Farmer’s Market in Richard Tucker Square We live in a very urban setting in New York and it comes as somewhat a surprise to visitors that there’s a thriving Farmers […]
Wednesday is the day New York foodies wait all week for. It’s Dining Out Day in the New York Times. There’s a whole section to devour. Restaurant Reviews, a column called “Off the Menu” which lists restaurant openings and closings along with chefs comings and […]
There was a time when Pino Luongo was at the top of the food chain in New York’s restaurant world. He arrived here from his native Italy in 1981. And after a brief stint working for other people, he opened Il Cantinori (Tel: 212 673 […]