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Fresh from the Kitchen

  • Crispy Chicken Thighs with Creamy Black Garlic Sauce
    There are few things more comforting than a good chicken dinner. Our favorite method is to sear chicken thighs until the skin is crisp and deep golden brown. We then bake them nestled in a rich, creamy sauce flavored with wine, shallots and black garlic. If you don’t have black garlic, roasted garlic … Read more
  • Lemon Poppyseed Buttermilk Pound Cake
    Buttermilk gives this cake a moist, tender crumb and with a triple hit of lemon – in the batter, syrup and glaze – our Lemon Poppyseed Buttermilk Pound Cake is perfect for citrus lovers.

Pre-order our new book, The Ultimate Dutch Oven Cookbook, now! Inside are 60 foolproof recipes using everyone’s favorite kitchen dish. 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 standing in front of a shed, holding a chicken

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. 

We love seeing your creations on social media – come say hi!

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