Archive | October, 2014
Stuffed Mushrooms

Funci Ripieni: Stuffed Mushrooms

I was in the supermarket last week and I noticed the Thanksgiving decorations for sale.  Is it really almost Thanksgiving?  Those darn holidays have a way of sneaking up on you before you know it.  It got me thinking about the traditional foods that we serve in celebrating this important occasion.  One of my mother’s […]

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Cucuzza Gialla Agro Dolce: Sweet and Sour Pumpkin

Fall is in the air and the trees here are turning beautiful shades of gold and red.  While driving through the countryside this weekend I noticed the pumpkins being sold by the local  farmers.  It made me think about featuring my mother’s fantastic recipe for sweet and sour pumpkin (cucuzza) for my next blog post, just in […]

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Grilled Sardines

I came across this old photo of my father, Pino, grilling sardines at our family’s beach house while vacationing in Sicily one summer.  I could almost smell the fire and taste the saltiness of the fish, so I decided this would be a wonderful tradition to share with you.  The Ferragosto is a national Italian […]

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Sicilian Style Grilled Eggplant

This dish goes well with grilled steak or chicken. You can also substitute zucchini for the eggplant. I like to eat the grilled eggplant in a sandwich, between a crusty bread roll with thin slices of melted mozzarella cheese on top.   SICILIAN STYLE GRILLED EGGPLANT 2 Globe eggplants (approximately 1pound each) Salt 2 cloves […]

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Brooklyn, New York is where I grew up.  Back in those days my family used to frequent Circo’s Bakery in Bushwick and recently my Uncle Paul took me back to the old neighborhood for a a visit.  It brought tears to my eyes to see that the bakery was still in business.  I have had […]

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