Mango Chutney Grilled Cheese


Baked Peruvian chicken with a green herb sauce on a platter

Easy Chicken Dinners

Scotch Eggs cut in half on a wooden cutting board with pickles

IN the Kitchen NOW

  • Homemade Tonic water syrup
    There’s nothing wrong with the bottles of tonic you find in any grocery store, but once you make homemade tonic, it’s hard to go back. It has so much more flavor! Bursting with citrus, spices, and herbs, it’s the perfect balance of sour, sweet, bitter, herbal and floral. Once you source the ingredients, it’s simple to make and one batch can last you the whole summer (unless you’re us).
  • Classic Deviled Eggs
    No longer just the darling of 1970s dinner parties, deviled eggs are a delightful addition to any gathering. And they’re a cinch to whip up! Our version has tender whites, and a creamy, almost whipped center bursting with flavor.



Tomato soup in a bowl

Easy Dinners

Blackberry and Vanilla Marbled Cheesecake

Sweet Treats

Shrimp Salad in a bowl

Asian Inspired


Cozy Dishes

Dumpling-style Sausage Rolls

British Grub

Order The Ultimate Dutch Oven Cookbook now! Inside are 60 foolproof recipes using everyone’s favorite pot. Along the way we introduce tried and tested techniques, from braising to steaming, baking to deep-frying, and explain why the Dutch Oven has lasted the test of time.

And don’t forget to grab a copy of our first cookbook, Cork and Knife, 75 recipes celebrating cooking with alcohol. It can be ordered online or from your favorite bookstore.

Matt and Emily – Nerds with Knives

Hello! We are Matt and Emily Clifton, and we are Nerds with Knives. Well, us and the dog. Well, us and the dog and the ten chickens. Oh, and there are two cats. (We’ll come in again.)

Our mission at Nerds with Knives is to celebrate the joy of food, cooking and eating. We’re excited about cooking and we want you to be, too. We’ve been writing about food, eating and gardening since 2013. We live in Beacon, NY, in the Hudson Valley. 

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