Shrimp Fra Diavola

November 15, 2017 0

Shrimp Fra Diavola Diavola simply means “devil” in Italian, but when it comes to food it means very spicy or hot.  It is incredibly simple […]

Pastechi House Aruba

November 1, 2017 0

Pastechi House Aruba I always got a kick out of this place because it proudly displays the King and Queen of the Netherlands at the […]

Limoncello

October 26, 2017 0

Limoncello Limoncello is an Italian liqueur typically served after a meal and serves as digestive, which means to help digest a meal. Is it just […]

Dough Artisan Pizzeria

October 13, 2017 0

Doug Artisan Pizzeria & Restaurant There are so many reasons to visit this place.  Their menu changes with the seasons, and that is a good […]

Figs

October 5, 2017 0

Figs Growing up, the most I knew about figs was that I loved Fig Newtons, one of my favorite cookies. And, as you can see, […]

Escarole & Beans

October 5, 2017 0

Escarole & Beans As you might hear Italians pronnounce it “scrola” –  its a peasant dish that is vegetarian, as most peasant dishes are.  Today […]

Curing Green Olives

October 4, 2017 0

Curing Green Olives My family was Sicilian on all 4 sides (all 4 parents and grandparents).  They loved large green olives cured at home.  I […]

Olives

October 4, 2017 0

Olives Olives are one of the oldest foods known to the world.  Fossils of olives exist from tens of millions of years ago.  As far […]

Crepes

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 […]

Chili

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 […]

Charcuterie

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 […]

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