A meandering summer road trip brought one night in the glorious Napa Valley. My wife and I chose to spend it at the highly reviewed Oenotri, located at 1425 First Street, in downtown Napa. http://oenotri.com/ Oenotri is named for “the people of the vines” an ancient tribe of people who inhabited Southern Italy as early […]
Aside from being utterly delicious, ravioli are fun to make. Here is a pillowy three-cheese version. They freeze perfectly, so make enough for another meal. Basic Egg Pasta (yield: 1 ½ lbs. dough) 3 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour 4 large eggs 1 T water ½ t salt Place flour, eggs, water and salt […]
The Meatless Friday Growing up Roman Catholic, meatless meals on Fridays were a way of life for my family. No bacon in the morning, no ham sandwiches for lunch, and definitely no steak for dinner. At one point, the rules changed and we were only required to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent. […]
A Regional Taste of Italy Italy. One country, yes. As for one cuisine, well, that’s another story. After all, Italy was only united in 1861. No wonder regional dialects are, in some places, still spoken among family and friends. It’s also no surprise that each region has developed its own particular style of cooking. As […]
On March 15th, 1976 I woke up to the sounds of my mother sobbing. Lying in my bed, I knew that my Grandfather, Frank Dellisanti, passed away. What I did not know was that would be the beginning of the end of life as we knew it. For the first 12 years of my […]
Here is a recipe for Pasta e Faggioli that I make which is amazing. The rind really adds depth.
I can’t stop making it. http://bit.ly/9wFYxm