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. […]

Lentils

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 […]

Biscotti

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 […]

Marechiara

December 18, 2017 0

Marechiara Zuppa di Pesce Italian Seafood Soup for Pasta Marechiara or Zuppa di Pesce is an Italian light seafood tomato based broth which is fine […]

Sortino’s Italian Kitchen

December 9, 2017 0

Sortino’s Italian Kitchen  The Sortino Family is a real family with roots from Sicily. In fact, you can see all their family photos on the […]

Basic Sauce

December 8, 2017 0

Basic Sauce Basic Sauce is a base tomato sauce that can be used for anything from just the way it is, to creating other great […]

Kalahari Resort Poconos

December 5, 2017 0

Kalahari Resort Poconos Kalahari Resort in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania is home to the world’s largest water park.  The Nelson Family from Wisconsin took […]

Fairway Market

November 27, 2017 0

Fairway Market Fairway “Like No Other” Market really deserves this self-proclaimed title.  If you cannot find any particular kind of food in this supermarket, you […]

Puttanesca Sauce

November 26, 2017 0

Puttanesca Sauce A classic Italian pasta dish is Puttanesca. The name is a curious one, and yes, it does mean “prostitute” in Italian, the question […]

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 […]

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 […]

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