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Fresh from the Kitchen

  • Cheddar, Ham and Homemade Mango Chutney Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
    We decided to make grilled cheese sandwiches even better by making our own mango chutney, adding ham, and grilling until they turn crisp on the outside and gooey in the middle.
  • Goat Cheese-stuffed Phyllo Triangles with Hot Honey Drizzle
    These crisp and buttery phyllo triangles are stuffed with tart, creamy goat cheese, smokey mozzarella and a little bit of fresh peach. Serve them warm and drizzled with our addictive sweet and spicy honey. These are perfect for as finger food for a party or as a plated appetizer.

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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