This recipe is a prize winner, time after time. Over the weekend, I was binge-watching “Beat Bobby Flay”. I’d recently bought Bobby Flay’s “Bobby At Home: Fearless Flavors from My Kitchen” (Clarkson Potter 2019). It is his latest in a library of 14 cookbooks he […]
I am crazy about Asian food for so many reasons. There are so many flavors at work in Asian cuisine and so many ways of putting them together. Asian Food generally requires as much cooking time as it does prep time. It works best when […]
My latest Travel Article for Travel-Wise has just been published. And with it, a recipe for Bali’s most popular dish.
In March, I took an amazing trip, some of which I have already shared on Chewing The Fat. But before I boarded Silversea’s Silver Muse for my culinary odyssey in Bali, Borneo and the Philippines, I spent a magical five days in Bali itself. It […]
My friend Lorna said she thought I should focus some attention on seafood cookery. She’s convinced that most people don’t have a clue how to move beyond their one recipe for sword fish. Or tuna. Or flounder. That, when confronted with any other fish, they […]
After I published this post, I shared it on Jonell Galloway’s Facebook page “Culinary Travel by Jonell Galloway, The Rambling Epicure”. One of Jonell’s readers got involved when I mentioned the multiple spellings of “biryani” and Jonell asked whether it was the English spelling of […]
Silversea Cruises Introduces Culinary Voyagers to Vietnamese Cuisine Apr 25, 2018 | 11:15 am By Monte Mathews Staff Writer Both aboard ship and ashore, this cruise line brings its passengers great Vietnamese food Vietnam is a perfect country for cruising. It hugs a 1,600 mile […]
Molly Yeh More often than not, my inclination is to try any recipe that appeals to me that week. So it was with this warming dish of coconut-scented rice, curried pork, crisp vegetables, a splash of lime juice and the crunch of peanuts. A […]
The genuine article as seen in Spain Paella is, hands down, the dish most associated with Spain. Prior to the emergence of tapas on tables everywhere and Ferran Adria’s molecular gastronomy, I’d venture to say, it was the only […]
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 […]
If I could teach one technique that is perfect for weeknight cooking, it would be the stir-fry. It is the absolutely ideal last minute dinner when you’re not entirely sure when everyone’s getting home. You put everything in place in advance. Then, when whomever […]
Chef Ripert with the Sting Rays the Caymans are famous for I’ve mentioned my fondness for Eric Ripert on these pages before. He’s one chef whose recipes really translate for the home cook. His flavors are bright and inventive and nothing […]
This recipe will add to your Chicken repertoire with an easy weeknight preparation that packs a lot of flavor into any BLSL* chicken breast you come across. It’s from the most recent issue of Bon Appetit (May 2010). But the really wonderful discovery for […]
Ever since my last trip to Hong Kong, where, on our last night there, we went to a Vietnamese Restaurant called “Pho Lemon” (25 Elgin St. Central, TEL: 2523-8272) I have wanted to cook Vietnamese food. There’s likely nowhere on earth where you can find […]
There’s no one dish supper quite on the level of a great paella. It combines protein–sometimes several of them–with carbohydrates and then, for good measure, adds some vegetables. The one big drawback to paella is the interminable time a good one takes to make. […]