My fondness for tomatoes is a recurring theme this month. As we reluctantly end August, I will make the most of what has been a terrific tomato season here on Long Island. I love every kind of tomato from the largest of heirlooms to the […]
The annual article about the $100. Lobster Salad here in the Hamptons has just hit the press. But since it’s been at that level since 2008, it no longer makes the “paper of record”, the Times. It’s now relegated to the tabloid New York Post. […]
The Bánh Mì sandwich is likely the most famous of all Vietnamese exports and rightfully so. A pint-sized baguette is split lengthwise and filled with all kinds of savory ingredients. You can find banh mis with all kinds of meat fillings but common to almost […]
I fell in love with this recipe in a heartbeat. It just looked so fresh, so complex and yet so simple to make. It’s the invention of Molly Baz who is a Senior Associate Food Editor at Bon Appetit. She took her farmer’s market finds […]
If you’ve spent any time reading this blog, you know I am a huge fan of Trader Joe’s and not just because there happens to be one just three blocks from our place in the city. I will suffer the crowds for the convenience and […]
It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month! Here’s how to celebrate it with America’s Best Goat Cheese.
Photo Credit: BiRite Catering If this post looks familiar to some of you, it’s because it was published last Tuesday, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, at The Daily Meal.com. Since they edited it and didn’t include the recipes, I thought I’d send you the complete […]
Review of Ruth Reichl’s "My Kitchen Year. 136 Recipes that saved my life" And Ruth’s recipe for The Diva of Grilled Cheese.
Ruth Reichl is a Food writer’s food writer. For ten years, she presided over Gourmet Magazine, building it into a repository of fascinating stories. They were must-reads for those of us who really care about the food we eat. But as Gourmet rushed headlong into […]
Consider the Tuna Melt, that diner staple that combines tuna salad, a slice of bread and a heated layer of cheddar cheese. I myself have consumed dozens and dozens of the open-faced sandwiches in a quest to find the perfect […]
Richard Landau is a chef in Philadelphia at a vegetarian restaurant called “Vedge”. He and his wife, Katie Jacoby, are also authors of a cookbook by the same name (The Experiment 2013). In the run up to the book’s publication, Rich contributed this […]
We’ve brought you a post featuring the Banh Mi, the signature sandwich of Vietnam, once before. We’ve shown you how to make one with ground pork https://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2012/09/our-325th-post-melissa-clarks-quick.html. But just before we left New York for our annual stay in St. Epicerie Boulud’s Banh Mi Barthelemy […]
From the numbers of people who have clicked on James Beard’s Roast Beef Hash recipe just this week (1703 and counting), my guess is there’s a lot of Prime Rib leftover from our Holiday menus. That’s the case here and after I’d made the […]
“When my husband and I acquired our farmhouse in Provence…, our visits were generally limited to weekend getaways from Paris. For the train ride back to the city, a snack was essential, and pan bagnat, or “bathed bread,” the Provençal sandwich found at every bakery and […]
The man himself, Jim Lahey Strip malls are not in the New York Architectural vocabulary, thank God. But there’s something that comes awfully close on Ninth Avenue between 24th and 25th Streets. A long low building sits on the east side of the […]
Where to find The Best Cuban Sandwich in New York? Not in any restaurant…it’s yours to be had on the street.
This must be the place… “Food Truck Wars” on the Food Network have given a face to America’s passion for street food and pop-up food destinations. Most of what you see on Television are high tech trucks that would give an […]