Food & History: March 19

March 18, 2018 0

Food & History: March 19 St. Joseph’s Day 1930  Italian Chef Gualtiero Marchesi born. 1936  Canned beer sold to the public in Britain for the […]

Food & History: March 15

March 14, 2018 0

Food & History: March 15 Ides of March 44 BC  Julius Caesar assassinated in Rome by a group of senators including his friend Brutus (also […]

Spiedini Alla Romana

March 7, 2018 0

Spiedini Alla Romana Think of this as an Italian grilled cheese sandwich meets savory French toast.  Or better yet, replace this with fried mozzarella sticks […]


March 4, 2018 0

Manicotti There are so many ethnic stereotypes, especially when you watch sitcoms from previous century, especially when the setting is New York City.  My favorite […]

Sinatra Egg Sandwich

March 4, 2018 0

Sinatra Egg Sandwich I love this photo of Frank Sinatra in his home in Palm Springs, California.  He is eating a simple scrambled egg sandwich […]

Penne Alla Vodka

March 2, 2018 0

Penne Alla Vodka Penne Alla Vodka can be seen on nearly any Italian-American menu including pizzerias.  While many say it is an Italian inspired American […]

Fishy Fridays in Lent

February 24, 2018 0

Fishy Fridays in Lent The symbol above which resembles a fish was used when Christianity was still illegal. It was a sign that Christians were […]

Osso Buco

February 19, 2018 0

Osso Buco Osso buco is a northern Italian dish that originated in the late 1900s and generally saved for holidays or special occasions and is […]

Food & History: January 5

January 5, 2018 0

Food & History: January 5 National Whipped Cream Day 1589  Catherine de Medici dies.  The wife of King Henry II of France. She is often […]

Food & History: January 4

January 4, 2018 0

Food & History: January 4 National Spaghetti Day 1493 Columbus returns from his first voyage to the New World (the Americas), bringing with him tomatoes. […]


January 1, 2018 0

New Year’s Lentils Lentils are part of the legume family like beans and one of the oldest known crops dating back to 11,000 BC.  They […]

French Mussels

December 24, 2017 0

Classic French Mussels I love fresh mussels, but like most shellfish, it can be tedious to clean, debeard, cook, and sort out the dead ones […]


December 23, 2017 0

Biscotti Biscotti in Italian means “twice baked”, and that is the process for making these.  They say that these were one of Christopher Columbus’ favorites, […]

Stuffed Mushrooms

December 20, 2017 0

Stuffed Mushrooms Stuffed mushrooms are easy to make, bake and are great appetizers. The hardest part is the preparation which is really fairly easy. This […]

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