January 26, 2019 0

Minestrone Soup Minestrone is probably one of the oldest and easiest soups to make.  It dates back to Roman times and is on practically every […]

King Umberto

September 23, 2018 0

King Umberto King Umberto has been around since 1976.  In all honesty I have not visited King Umberto’s in Elmont NY in quite a long […]

Sauce or Gravy?

September 4, 2018 0

Sauce or Gravy? Every once in awhile someone on social media gets bored and starts an online argument about whether Italians call it “sauce or […]


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 […]

Smokey Macaroni & Cheese

August 7, 2018 0

Smokey Macaroni & Cheese I stole this recipe from Ariane Kitchen & Bar in Verona NJ.  I also adapted it from Alton Brown’s recipe from […]

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 […]

Food & History: May 16

May 15, 2018 0

Food & History: May 16 1965  Franco-American Spaghetti-O’s introduced. 2005  US Supreme Court rules that Michigan and New York could not prohibit people from buying […]

Food & History: May 7

May 6, 2018 0

Food & History: May 7 1657  King Louis XIV of France prohibits the sale of liquor to Indians in Canada. 1660  Isaack B. Fubine of […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Macaroni & Cheese

December 22, 2017 0

Macaroni & Cheese   Using a cast iron skillet is the key to making this right and not making a mess.  What you don’t need […]


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 […]

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