September 7, 2017 0

Crepes This is very very simple. So simple, I only did it once and got it perfect on the first try.  The key is to […]

Brussels Sprouts

March 29, 2017 0

Brussels Sprouts Think of Brussels Sprouts as min cabbages the size of an olive. I am not sure why these get a bad rap. Maybe […]

Vitello di Etna

March 29, 2017 0

Vitello di Etna Mount Etna is the only active volcano in Europe. It is near the Eastern Coast on the island of Sicily.  I recall once […]

Baked Meatballs

March 27, 2017 0

Baked Meatballs Being a purist and someone fiercely adheres to tradition, it was hard to imagine making meatballs in the oven. In fact, I often […]

Macaroni & Cheese

March 7, 2017 0

Macaroni & Cheese (Mac & Cheese) Macaroni and Cheese, also known as Mac & Cheese has been known since the 14th Century.  When US President […]


February 24, 2017 0

Chili If there were not politics or sports to argue about, there would be Chili, where it originated, what it does and does not have […]


January 1, 2017 0

Charcuterie Before I begin to write anything else, let me first start by thanking Michael Ruhlman (@ruhlman) for writing two books on this.  I know […]

Coal House Pizza

January 1, 2017 0

Coal House Pizza, Point Pleasant NJ This place seemed nice enough.  Its got a great variety of pizzas and its fast, friendly and very fairly […]

Wiseguy Cookbook

January 1, 2017 0

The Wiseguy Cookbook by Henry Hill Many years ago I got a review copy of The Wiseguy Cookbook by famous mobster Henry Hill (the movie […]

Casa Tua Aruba

January 1, 2017 0

Casa Tua Aruba Situated right on the corner of what is the most popular and busiest corner on the Island of Aruba, is Casa Tua. […]

Kesté Pizza & Vino

January 1, 2017 0

Kesté Pizza & Vino My cousin Massimo from Catania (Sicily) was here a couple of years ago for a photo exhibit opening, and while I […]

Pizza Rankings

January 1, 2017 0

Pizza Rankings This is what we would see in Italy if we walked into an authentic pizzeria… …and this is what you will see if […]

Pancetta Wrapped Meatloaf

December 28, 2016 0

Pancetta Wrapped Meatloaf This is such a great recipe I modified from one of my favorite TV chefs, Giada DiLaurentiis. I really don’t like sundried tomatoes, […]

Marinara Sauce

December 27, 2016 0

Marinara Sauce Marinara sauce has to be the simplest yet most delicious thing in the world. It is the very basic building block of so […]

Madame Janette Aruba

December 24, 2016 0

Madame Janette Aruba Madam Janette’s calls itself a craft beer bar, and it should, with over 80 different types of beer and great tapas.  Founded […]

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