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 […]

Grocery by Michael Ruhlman

October 28, 2017 0

Grocery by Michael Ruhlman This book is definitely a must-read no matter who you are.  Regardless if you are in child in grammar school, a […]

Foodimentary

October 19, 2017 0

Foodimentary “Celebrating 365 Food Holidays with Classic Recipes” by John-Bryan Hopkins (creator of Foodimentary.com) For a long time I’ve been a fan of Foodimentary.  I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ribs & Rigatoni

September 5, 2017 0

Ribs & Rigatoni One of my favorite chefs of all time is Lidia Bastianich. I’ve met her son Joe Bastianich and their mutual business partner […]

Cooking with Wine & Spirits

August 29, 2017 0

Cooking with Wine & Spirits Wine, beer and spirits are great for cooking when done the right way. After all, wine, beer and spirits are […]

Lomo Saltado

August 15, 2017 0

Lomo Saltado You have your Pisco Sour in hand, so what comes next?  A great Peruvian dish of course.  This is probably the most popular […]

Sinatra’s Spaghetti Recipe

March 30, 2017 0

Sinatra’s Spaghetti Recipe Sinatra loved his pasta and Italian food just as much as his music. Sure, he loved Jack Daniels and women too, but […]

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 […]

Pasta di Verona

March 1, 2017 0

Pasta di Verona This recipe was developed over several weeks after my wife had something similar in an Italian restaurant.  I don’t know that it […]

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