Category: Italian


Artichokes The Artichoke (Cynara Scolymus) has been around for thousands of years.  Today, artichokes are generally grown in…

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Spinach & Beans

Spinach & Beans Being Italian, I never understood why people had to kill each other to go…

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Casa Tua

Casa Tua Directly across from their rival Gianni’s is Casa Tua.  It is a far more casual…

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Amore Mio

Amore Mio Everyone has their happy place.  For some its high on a mountain watching the sun…

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Gianni’s Ristorante Italiano

Gianni’s Ristorante Italiano Dining at Gianni’s one lazy afternoon literally brought me back to Italy in my…

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Cast Iron Baked Penne

Cast Iron Baked Penne America’s Test Kitchens on PBS gets full credit for this recipe.  It’s ingenious….

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Roasted Peppers

Roasted Peppers A staple of Italian food is the roasted red pepper.  You will find it in…

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Christmas Eve Fish Dinner

Christmas Eve Fish Dinner (Feast of the 7 Fish) The best part about being Italian, or being…

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Patsy’s New York City There really are very few places in the world where you can still…

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Angeloni’s Angeloni’s Restaurant is truly a great Italian-American dining experience at an affordable price. It might not…

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Pasta & Fagioli

Pasta & Fagioli Probably the most iconic and classic of all Italian soups is Pasta & Fagiole,…

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A Tale of Two Cheesesteaks The cheesesteak sandwich was invented by the Oliver brothers in the 1930s…

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