About Tom Valenti

Tom Valenti

Tom Valenti is the chef and owner of New York’s Ouest, where he was named a Food & Wine “Best New Chef” in 1990. He’s also the co-writer of nearly half a dozen cookbooks, including Tom Valenti’s Soups, Stews, and One-Pot Meals and You Don’t Have to be Diabetic to Love This Cookbook. Valenti also established Windows of Hope, a nonprofit organization providing aid to families affected by the September 11 attacks. @cheftomvalenti

Ham Hock and Split Pea Soup

Ham Hock and Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup is gussied up with bits of smoky ham hocks for a hearty winter meal. The pea soup can be thick or thin. We’re of the thick pea soup camp.

  • (2)
  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 5 M
  • 8
Portuguese-Style Pork Roast with Clams

Portuguese-Style Pork Roast with Clams

Pork and clams, a classic Portuguese combination, are paired with tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and a pinch of crushed pepper. For a twist, bone-in pork loin is used.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 5