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 […]

Bahama Breeze

October 17, 2017 0

Bahama Breeze There is something to be said for restaurant chains.  They are warm, friendly, consistent and mostly reasonably priced. The fact that you are […]

Da Nico Italian Restaurant

October 13, 2017 0

Da Nico Italian Restaurant It is increasingly difficult to find an Italian restaurant who does not hijack the Italian flag and use it to cover […]

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 […]

Lisboa Barbecue

September 24, 2017 0

Lisboa Barbecue [UPDATE: Now closed and for Sale by Owner] A few years ago I noticed a unique eatery in my area opened.  It was […]

Paesano of Mulberry Street

September 20, 2017 0

Paesano of Little Italy in Manhattan I know things change over time and often they will never be quite the same. So after more than […]

Famous Quotes On Drinking

September 4, 2017 0

Famous & Favorite Quotes on Drinking Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food – – Alfred Hitchcock I feel sorry for people who don’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

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