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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Arturo’s Osteria

October 15, 2017 0

Arturo’s Osteria Arturo’s consistently makes the list of top pizza places in New Jersey to experience.  My first time here was for my birthday back […]

Da Nico Italian Restaurant

October 13, 2017 0

Da Nico Italian Restaurant It is increasingly difficult to find an Italian restaurant who does not hijack the Italian flag and use it to cover […]

Figs

October 5, 2017 0

Figs Growing up, the most I knew about figs was that I loved Fig Newtons, one of my favorite cookies. And, as you can see, […]

Escarole & Beans

October 5, 2017 0

Escarole & Beans As you might hear Italians pronnounce it “scrola” –  its a peasant dish that is vegetarian, as most peasant dishes are.  Today […]

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 […]

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