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Arancini with Smoked Mozzarella and Basil

Arancini with Smoked Mozzarella and Basil
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Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana
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Ricotta Zeppole

Ricotta Zeppole
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Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca is loosely translated to "street walker's pasta." There are a lot of stories about how this name came about. The most popular is that the ladies of the evening in Naples used to make Pasta alla Puttanesca and put it out on the windowsill so that the...

Cacio e Pepe

I really love Roman cuisine, especially the pasta dishes. I have featured classics like Carbonara, Buccatini all'Amatriciana and Spaghetti alla Gricia here in the past. Cacio e Pepe is another one to add to our repertoire of crowd pleasing Roman pasta dishes. Cacio e...

Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Sausage and broccoli rabe is a great combination. Even if you are not a big broccoli rabe eater, you need to try them together. The contrast between the bitterness of the broccoli rabe and the sweet Italian sausage just works. One of my favorite sausages of all time...

Grilled Swordfish with Breadcrumbs

I have been fascinated by this Sicilian technique of coating marinated swordfish in breadcrumbs and grilling it ever since I first saw it in the book Coming Home to Sicily by Fabrizia Lanza. So, now that the warmer spring weather has finally hit, what better time to...

Penne Filetto di Pomodoro

Filetto di Pomodoro, with prosciutto and onion, is a rustic and hearty tomato sauce that goes great over penne or your favorite pasta shape. Filetto di Pomodoro is the first of my Dad's recipes from the restaurant that I learned to cook well. I worked as a waiter at...

Aglio e Olio

Pasta Aglio e Olio, or oil and garlic, is quick easy and delicious. A perfect combination! Aglio e Olio Mondays used to be a thing in our house, but we drifted away from that, replacing it with takeout way too often. Well, it's time to get back to basics. Sometimes I...


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