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 […]


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 […]

Pizza Terminal

September 30, 2017 0

Pizza Terminal So, I found my little slice of Heaven, no pun intended.  Just off a busy Bloomfield Avenue intersection in Verona, New Jersey on the […]

Ferreira-Carpenter Winery

September 28, 2017 0

Ferreira-Carpenter Winery This wine was really a very pleasant surprise.  I would have never guessed that wine this good was based in Warwick, NY just […]

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 […]

Mancinni’s Coal Oven Pizza

September 16, 2017 0

Mancinni’s Coal Oven Pizza  In 2015 this was rated one of the top 25 places to visit for foodies. The pizza was exceptional, the Mushroom […]


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 […]

Pizza Ratings

August 30, 2017 0

Pizza Ratings So we decided to revise this and start over.  The list got too long and not enough details were given.  And quite frankly, […]

Mojito Italiano

August 29, 2017 0

Mojito Italiano This is a great summer innovation to the classic Cuba Mojito.  It is all the same ingredient in a mojito, substitute basil leaves […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ides of March Cocktail

March 16, 2017 0

Ides of March Cocktail The Great Julius Caesar was given a warning on his way to the Senate by a fortune teller who told him […]


March 3, 2017 0

Cordials A cordial falls into the category as an after dinner drink, a dessert for drinkers of sorts.  For example, the Italians would favor liqueurs […]

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