August 10, 2018 0

Leone’s Montclair Leone’s has been at this location since 1995. I am surprised I did not discover it sooner but it is interesting to note […]

Chicken Cordon Bleu

July 9, 2018 0

Chicken Cordon Bleu Cordon Bleu is said to have been found in Swiss cookbooks as far back as 194o.  While it could be made with […]

Food & History: June 21

June 20, 2018 0

Food & History: June 21 1910  Johnnie Walker & Sons register its trademark  for their blended of Scotch whiskies. 1985  Ettore “Hector” Boiardi dies (better […]


June 7, 2018 0

Frittata   Think of a frittata as an Italian dish that is a cross between an omelet and a quiche.  While you an certainly cook it […]

Papa’s Tomato Pies

April 29, 2018 0

Papa’s Tomato Pies Papa’s Tomato Pies claims to be the oldest pizzeria in the United States. The only pizzeria that might dispute that would be […]

Food & History: April 19

April 19, 2018 0

Food & History: April 19 1937  Italian Chef Antonio Carluccio born. 1995  US Supreme Court rules that alcohol content could be listed on beer labels, […]

Bolognese Sauce

April 9, 2018 0

Bolognese Sauce This recipe first shows up in texts as early as the 1890s.  It gets its name because it originated in Bologna, Italy. Like […]

Pizza Rustica

April 2, 2018 0

Pizza Rustica Pizza Rustica, also known as Pizzagaina or “pizza gain” as slang is a very rich pie made for Easter with a lot of […]

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 […]

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